Five new restaurants and bars opening in 2018

PDT HK, HONG KONG

Regularly voted among the world's best bars, PDT New York will have a Hong Kong outpost in PDT HK, opening in early 2018 in the Mandarin Oriental Landmark. Housing only 30 drinkers, in PDK (Please Don't Tell) tradition, there's a hidden entrance disguised as a phone booth in the hotel's existing MO BAR. See www.mandarinoriental.com//landmark

MISS MONEYPENNY, GOLD COAST

Noosa's Hastings Street favourite Miss Moneypenny is opening a second venue in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. The 200-seat restaurant, is on the ground level of the sparkling new AVANI Broadbeach Residences and will feature the AVANI's glass ended swimming pool above its entrance. See missmoneypenny.com.au

SAKE NO HANA, BALI

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Bali's culinary scene gets even more class with Sake no Hana, an offshoot of the legendary Mayfair Japanese eatery, at the sumptuous new Alila Resorts property, the Cliff. It will focus on the same exquisite traditional methods as the London mothership, only the view here will add spice. See sakenohana.com/bali/

MR WHITE'S ENGLISH CHOPHOUSE, LONDON

The New Road Hotel opens any minute now in a former textile factory in Whitechapel. It will house London's first Mr White's English Chophouse, the more affordable Marco Pierre White franchise which specialises in quality British meat prepared with a little French flair. See mpwrestaurants.co.uk

HOWARD SMITH WHARVES, BRISBANE

The ambitious and at times controversial revitalisation of one of the last undeveloped riverside patches of Brisbane is set to open throughout 2018 and into 2019. Food options include a craft brewery, coffee roaster, Anna Spiro-designed bar, and a Brisbane version of the Toko restaurants of Sydney and Melbourne. See howardsmithwharves.com