Belon is a neo-Parisian bistro that showcases French-rooted yet locally influenced cooking created with the best available ingredients and well-executed basics made from scratch. Reminiscent of the dynamic food scene found in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, Belon presents a refreshing genre of French cuisine in a pared-down SoHo space that allows the restaurant’s sincere approach to food to shine.
Using only the best ingredients from both Hong Kong and abroad, each of Chef Calvert’s dishes requires exceptional technique and skilful execution to prepare, with some dishes taking over four days to create. Elevated French basics, such as naturally leavened bread and roast chicken with pommes Anna, are made from scratch daily and showcase the team’s uncompromising dedication to showcasing familiar dishes in their best form.
After ten years in Michelin-starred kitchens, Daniel Calvert brings passion and precision to his role at BELON. With an impressive career featuring placements at The Ivy, Pied à Terre, Per Se and Epicure at Le Bristol, Calvert's foundations remain unmatched by peers of his 30 years. Granted access to the best of international and local produce, and the freedom to cook whatever he likes as long as it is “inherently excellent”, Calvert’s management of the BELON kitchen is a continuation of both his, and the restaurant’s excellence.
Guests enter through the restaurant and ascend a dark staircase to the stylish and secluded parlour. Traditional, richly hued Afghan rugs layer the floor of the white and navy room while a wooden wine wall anchors the salon. With space for 18 guests, comfortable upholstered chairs surround wooden tables with enough room for privacy, and guests can also linger on the barstools and watch the bartenders execute a concise list of unfussy cocktails.
On Thursdays, the bartenders announce a Cocktail of the Week, which is rooted in classics and updated with a seasonal flair. The cocktail is available throughout week at $98.
On Wednesdays, the restaurant’s Master Sommelier curates Rare Wine Nights showcasing a red, white and Champagne by-the-glass as well as a cellar list of hard-to-find premium bottles. All selections are of scarce allocation in Hong Kong and will be offered to guests at almost market prices, creating an opportunity for wine lovers to try superior bottles that might otherwise be inaccessible.