Olea

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 October, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 October, 2009, 12:00am
 

Fare Multinational and Mediterranean cuisine, served as a semi-buffet for Sunday brunch.

Ambience With floor to ceiling glass windows, a man-made pond and fountain and green plants outside the window, you feel like you are dinning in an alfresco setting, but there are no worries for those delicate souls who prefer to hide from the sun. When the sunlight gets too strong, an automatic curtain comes down.

Cost HK$238 for adults and HK$178 for children. Tung Chung residents get a special discount upon showing their resident's card: $178 for adults and $138 for children.

Turn ons Buffets are always a treat for big eaters, and this one has the added bonus of a delicious array of seafood. This semi-buffet offers a selection of fresh mussels flown from France, crab legs and poached shrimp (pictured) which are all sweet and fresh. The desserts should also receive a round of applause: the fruit tart and the chocolate cake are must-trys.

Turn offs The main course, which diners choose ? la carte, was disappointing. The sauce of the black ink pasta with shrimps in dill sauce, was not creamy enough, which made the pasta stick together after a couple of minutes.

Drinks There are only help-yourself pots of coffee and tea at the buffet table. If you wish to order other drinks, you pay extra.

Lobby Level, Novotel Citygate Hong Kong, 51 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, 3602 8818

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