Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hong Kong: Stables Grill (1881 Heritage)

From home to TST and back, we usually take minibus #3 and drop off by Heritage 1881, the much debated urban renewal old marine police headquarters' project. We'll just go on the site and walk in the gardens. We had been curious about the Stables Grill for a while and this time, we decided to try it out.
One thing for sure is that the ambiance is very soothing; a nice view on the gardens, pleasing decor, and an open kitchen. Problem is when we got to the food; nothing exceptional there but the price tag was quite high. I think it might be due to the very small number of tables, which requires a amount per guest which is then too high for the level of food that is presented.

My striploin with its 7 sauces. Decent, nothing more. May had the Wagyu striploin. We were not impressed. Not that it was terribly bad. It just was nothing like the wagyu beef we had in Tokyo. But... the price range was the same.

Mushrooms and side salad.

Brittany Mussels. Nah... had better. Broth could use some tweaking.

Dark Chocolate Fondant. Cappucino, Bailey Ice-cream & churros (Spanish donut). That was really good.

So, the food was OK. But it is way, way overpriced. At that price point, food has to be exceptional.
Our conclusion; the ambiance is nice, the view is relaxing, desserts are great, but the rest is average and overpriced. If we go back, it will be for coffee and dessert only.

For 2, with wine, about HKD $1200.

Stables Grill
No.2 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
+852 39880104 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +852 39880104

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