Hong Kong – The Baker & The Bottleman is a modern bakery by day and natural wine bar by night.
Located at the gourmet and lifestyle paradise of Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, this is the city’s first modern bakehouse with a focus on sustainability, offering a classic taste of British bakes with a Simon Rogan touch.
With the success of Aulis Development Kitchen & Chef’s Table and 1 MICHELIN-starred and MICHELIN Green Star-recipient Roganic Hong Kong under the belt of British chef Simon Rogan, this bakery is debut in late December 2021 while the wine bar and dine-in section will be opening from 27th April 2022 onwards.
Modern Bakery by Day
The Baker & The Bottleman is a welcome change of pace for metropolitan living, distinguished by an honest attitude and an environmentally conscious spirit.
Staying true to Simon Rogan’s longstanding sustainability ethos, The Baker & The Bottleman’s award-winning team of chefs and bakers, led by Executive Chef Oli Marlow, will produce all food in-house from scratch, observe the seasons to use the finest ingredients, and collaborate with the best local suppliers.
The bakery’s communal atmosphere also includes a lovely upstairs area where you can enjoy a delicious pastry, locally-sourced coffee from Accro Coffee, and loose-leaf teas from a Hong Kong boutique tea merchant.
Each menu item – including British pastries, cakes, and bread – is prepared and served fresh throughout the morning and afternoon, using age-old artisanal pastry-making techniques and flavors with a strong British background.
New sweet and savory menu highlights are available for take-out directly from the store, or to enjoy in The Bottleman’s newly opened upstairs location.
Chocolate Brownie (HK$20 per piece), Apple & Pear Turnover (HK$45 per piece), three types of donuts with Lemon Curd, Strawberry, and Chocolate fillings (HK$35 per piece), and three types of sandwiches including Italian Cold-Cut Sandwich, Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich, and the classic Ham & Cheese Toastie (HK$85 per sandwich) and a classic British Sausage Roll (HK$60 per piece) are new additions to the menu.
Other popular menu items include the Irish Soda Bread Loaf (HK$85), a classic Irish soda bread made with rye and wholemeal flour and topped with golden syrup and oats, and the Sourdough Loaf (HK$55), which uses all-natural, GMO-free, unbleached, and ethically sourced flours from Alchermuhle, one of Germany’s oldest family mills.
Natural Wine Bar by Night
After 530 p.m., The Baker & The Bottleman’s upstairs room will be transformed into a comfortable and casual wine bar selling natural wines alongside nibbles, cold cuts, and cheese. The Baker & The Bottleman is the ideal spot to unwind with a glass after a long day at work. It also provides the ideal backdrop for happy hour with friends, coworkers, and family.
The upstairs space of The Baker & The Bottleman transforms into a pleasant and casual wine bar in the evening, selling natural wines alongside nibbles, cold cuts, and cheese.
6 Types of Small Plates
Anchovy on Toast (HK$78 for 4 pieces), Flat Bread with roasted cashew and chickpea cream, sorrel emulsion (HK$68), Scotch Egg (HK$95) with pickled walnut sauce, and selections of cured meat and fish such as Cured Meat Platter with Truffled Ham, Chorizo, Serrano Ham (HK$178 for 120g) and Beetroot and Orange Cured Salmon (HK$168 for 120g).
Cheese & Ice-Cream
An Artisan Cheese Platter (HK$208 for 120g) with 30g each of Isle of Mull cheddar, Stichelton blue cheese, Sainte-Maure de Touraine, and Saint-Nectare, crackers, and chutney complements any wine session.
Finish with something sweet, such as the Soft-serve Ice Cream (HK$98) with vanilla ice cream, espresso shot, coffee molasses, shaved dark chocolate or earl grey ice cream with berry compote and granola, or The Apple Turnover with Vanilla Ice-Cream (HK$68).
Natural Wine Selection
The Roganic team meticulously curates the natural wine list, which is overseen by Master Sommelier Pierre Brunelli, with the goal of introducing a unique portfolio of natural, organic, and biodynamic wine growers to Hong Kong.
The Baker & The Bottleman, like its food suppliers, exclusively works with winemakers with whom it has developed close connections and trust over the years.
The featured winemakers meet certain criteria established by the Simon Rogan team, such as advocating for an agricultural culture that is not harmful to the environment, encourages biodiversity, and empowers local people.
The Bottleman’s hand-picked wine list starts at HK$200 a bottle and includes a wide choice of vintages from throughout the world. The variety is guaranteed to surprise and intrigue wine fans, with brands ranging from the Loire Valley in France to the Marchigue Valley in Chile.
The Baker & The Bottleman
Address: Shop Nos. G14-15, G/F, F15A, 1/F, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Image courtesy of The Baker & The Bottleman