Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hong Kong: The Pawn

Chef David Tamlyn serves British fare at The Pawn. This historical building, erected at the end of the 19th century, used to house tenements and a pawn shop. The decor is sober but pleasant.
I didn't know quite what to expect about the food because I haven't had much British food in my life and I still was living with the old stereotypes of "lamb with mint sauce" (I'm sorry).

We were pleasantly surprised with The Pawn's food; all the dishes were excellent and nicely executed. Although,

Asparagus salad. Just a tad short on asparagus.

My strip-loin was really tender, cooked right, with a nice, not too gravy/heavy pepper sauce. Very nice.
Fish and chips, peas, homemade tartar sauce. May thought there was no way we would go for British food and not have fish & chips. The fish was really good and the batter quite light.

Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce, butterscotch ice-cream. It was OK, but at $75, I thought it should have called for something a bit more special.

HK $816 for two, with one glass of wine.

62 Johnston Road

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