Seasonal ingredients, contemporary dishes.

The Continental offers contemporary takes on classic European cuisine. Inspired by charming grand cafés, the restaurant’s seasonal approach to its menu see dishes that criss-cross the varied continent.

Rene Michelena

Executive Chef

Rene has spent over 20 years in the world of Restaurants and Bars, with a career that stretches from Los Angeles and New York, to Bangkok and now Hong Kong. The esteemed chef has worked for some of the best restaurants around the globe, including Sign of the Dove in New York, Charlie Trotter’s in Las Vegas and La Bettola in Boston, which has been hailed by such publications; Esquire, GQ, Food & Wine and New York Magazine.

As the Executive Chef at The Continental, Rene focuses on giving European staples a lighter touch, adding contemporary flair to his cuisine from the French and Italian Riviera. His dishes walk a fine line between soulful and healthy, with special comforting touches.

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Vikash Vaswani

RESTAURANT & BAR MANAGER

With over five years’ of experience in the hospitality field, Vikash joined Swire Restaurants to open the award-winning restaurant, Mr & Mrs Fox in Quarry Bay, before taking up the role of Restaurant & Bar Manager at The Continental and Mr & Mrs Fox.

Multi-lingual, ambitious, slightly unhinged, and a graduate of Les Roches University of Hotel Management, Vikash applied his skills first in the opening of Laris and The Bellbrook in Hong Kong in 2012, followed by Bread Street Kitchen & Bar by Gordon Ramsay in 2014. Vikash is passionate about hospitality and aims to make your restaurant experience one to remember.

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Kelvin Tse

Senior Operations Manager

With his unique expertise in pre-opening projects, Kelvin swiftly rose through the ranks within the management team and currently holds the esteemed position of Senior Operations Manager within Swire Hotels. Equipped with his enthusiastic views on the fast-evolving hospitality industry, he constantly provides new insights that boost the restaurants’ dining experience, making it memorable and uniquely entertaining.

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