12000 Francs: could this be the best restaurant in Central?

We might not have occupied our space on Elgin Street, SOHO, for long, but already 12,000 Francs is creating quite a stir among Central’s discerning diners. Modern, stylish and thoroughly inviting, 12,000 Francs is a European wine bar and restaurant that is gathering rave reviews.

12000 Francs: could this be the best restaurant in Central?

The modern European wine bar and restaurant that’s taking SOHO by storm

It has already recently been voted one of the best new restaurants in the world by CNN for 2017 (please see: Here) and has gained top marks for service from South China Morning Post’s Susan Jung.

12,000 francs is following the steps of its sister restaurants Madam S’Ate and The Beachhouse to be unique offerings in Hong Kong’s busy restaurant scene. The Woolly Pig HK team is working hard to earn 12000 Francs a reputation among diners as the best restaurant in Central. Clearly the combination of an innovative European menu that showcases food preservation techniques, coupled with an outstanding wine list, elegant and relaxing surroundings and first-class service, is paying off.

The opinions that matter most to us are those of our regular diners, and we’re delighted that so many of those we’ve impressed have been generous with their praise for 12,000 Francs. This positive feedback both affirms that we are succeeding in our ambition to bring something new and outstanding to Central’s diners, and inspires us to strive even harder to provide an unparalleled ambience, service and cuisine.

We aspire to make this the best restaurant in Central for you

Of course, the best way to find out why so many customers regard us a contender for the title ‘best restaurant in Central’ is to experience 12000 Francs’ fine European cuisine, attentive service and unique atmosphere for yourself. Whether you join us for brunch, a set or a la carte lunch, or for dinner, our menus will spoil you for choice. From light bites such as foie gras parfait or bonito tartare, to hearty and comforting mains including cote de boeuf, fire roasted suckling pig, or our signature short rib pastrami, we’re proud to offer something to satisfy every taste and appetite.

We welcome solo diners, couples, families, friends and business groups to enjoy a truly memorable dining experience with us, and sincerely hope that 12000 Francs becomes your personal ‘best restaurant in Central’.

New Restaurant Soho Central Hong Kong

Creative, contemporary cuisine and an impressive wine list are bringing discerning foodies to Elgin Street’s latest new restaurant. Soho, Central, Hong Kong welcomes 12000 Francs – an exciting new eatery and wine bar from the owners of popular Madam Sate restaurant.

New Restaurant Soho Central Hong Kong - 12000 Francs

From the award-winning Woolly Pig Concepts team, and a sister to their already popular Madam Sate restaurant, 12000 Francs centres on the theme of food preservation. A menu that boasts a fine selection of European dishes with a thoroughly contemporary twist is underpinned by modern and traditional preservation techniques including pickling, potting, salting and smoking.

Innovative takes on dishes such as Duck Rillette, Short Rib Beef Pastrami, Bonito Tartare and Roast Suckling Pig are already winning acclaim from Hong Kong’s budding gastronomes, whilst the emphasis on the use of seasonal ingredients means that diners can expect to be delighted by different menu additions throughout the year.
Using quality ingredients, every element of the menu is created from scratch, including accompaniments such as the restaurant’s in-house baked sourdough bread; reportedly one of the best breads to be found in Hong Kong today. And, as you’d expect of a restaurant of this calibre, the service and hospitality are of the same high standard, whether you’re visiting 12000 Francs for lunch, dinner or to sample some of its delicious snacks.

1200 Francs combines sophisticated dining, elegant surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere

However, there’s more than just great food and service at this new restaurant. Soho, Central, Hong Kong offers residents and visitors a choice of wine bars, but 12000 Francs squarely aims to be a cut above the rest. The elegant yet relaxing bar offers an enviable, 80-strong wine list that leans towards New World wines and includes a selection of some that are a little more difficult to find elsewhere. Working directly with wine producers and boutique importers enables the restaurant to offer significantly better wine value than many other restaurants in Central. Many wines can be enjoyed by the glass as well as the bottle, and 12000 Francs’ communal “Sommelier’s Table” – which remains open past midnight – is perfect for social gatherings and post-work meet ups. As is expected of a modern European wine bar of this standard, patrons are also offered a generous selection of aperitifs, spirits and cocktails to choose from.

Drinks, meals and snacks can be enjoyed in elegant yet unpretentious surroundings created by award-winning interior designer Emma Maxwell. A softly-lit, tasteful décor with stylistic nods to the Napoleonic era creates a refined yet informal dining environment that belies the cutting-edge gastronomy showcased by this new restaurant in Soho, Central, Hong Kong.

Weekend Brunch Starting 18th March

12000 francs will be serving weekend brunch with free-flow wine and champagne options from Saturday 18th March. Two sittings with prices starting at $290 per adult.


New Year’s Eve 2016 and New Year’s Day 2017

12,000francs will be open through out the weekend.   Enjoy a special celebration 5 course sharing menu or if you prefer choose our a la carte options.
For New Year’s day Sunday 1st January 12,000francs will be open all day from noon.

Happy New Year we wish all our friends and guests Health + Wealth + Happiness leading into 2017.