Archive for the French Category

Rive Gauche Rive Droite

Posted in Central, English menu, French, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, LKF, Set lunch deals on February 20, 2008 by kevlars

This joint is tucked away on the 2nd floor of Onfem Tower on Wyndham Street, right across from the Fringe Club. If you’ve forgotten to make reservations and got delayed at work and are heading out to eat in the middle of the Central lunch hour insanity, this is a good option.

Set lunch is HK$128 for 2 courses, HK$148 for 3 courses, not including taxes. An Angus steak will carry a surcharge of HK$30 but is pretty worthwhile. Service is friendly and prompt, the old Indian proprietor will go out of his way to please, so don’t be afraid to ask for things off the menu.

The food is consistently good, if not particularly spectacular. Tables are decently spaced.

The only downside is that for lunch, it’s pretty pricey considering what’s being offered just a little higher up over at Wagyu, Frog Face Fish and Zest.

Rive Gauche Rive Droite
Our rating: food: A2, ambience: A2, service: A2, value for money: B3

2/F Onfem Tower
29 Wyndham Street, LKF
T: +852 2525 1681

Restaurant Le Fauchon

Posted in Central, English menu, French, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Set lunch deals, SoHo with tags , , on January 10, 2008 by kevlars

The blackboard outside Le Fauchon says “lunch from HK$98”. Actually, HK$98 means pasta. If you’d like meat for a main, lamb is HK$108, salmon HK$118, and steak HK$128.
But – it’s a pretty good deal. Salad and soup, aforesaid mains, plus coffee and dessert. That’s plenty. My steak was an excellent cut, and properly medium rare, though I have to admit that the sauce wasn’t spectacular. Big white plush seats, attentive English-speaking waiters, piping hot bread, plenty o’ butter, and they don’t charge for water. I’d go back.

Go early – it was packed by 1pm.

Our grade: A1

Restaurant Le Fauchon
6 Staunton Street, SoHo
Central, HK
+852 2526 2136