VeggieSF

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 April, 2010, 12:00am

Fare Italian, American, Japanese, Indian and Thai dishes, all vegetarian and with no MSG.

Ambience A great place for lazy weekend lunches, the laid-back 1950s San Francisco-themed restaurant is a Central gem. Decorated with old posters, licence plates, signs, calendars and other '50s-style memorabilia, there's something about the place that makes you want to spend your afternoon here with a friend and a glass of organic ginger ale soda.

Cost Set meals are priced from HK$68 to HK$98, while beverage and dessert prices are in the HK$20 to HK$25 range.

Who to bring Friends, lots of them. Ideal for detox dieters, hungover friends and vegetarians looking for a varied menu.

Turn-ons The staff were friendly, and even given the low staff-to-table ratio, service was reasonably efficient. The carrot and ginger soup was hearty without being heavy, and the oven baked beetroot pate with tomato and cheese burger (Set D, left) was fresh, flavourful and capable of satisfying weekend fry-up cravings.

Turn-offs The noodles with lemongrass curry, tofu and mixed vegetables (Set C) could do with a bit more salt. The bathroom was on the wet side and should be mopped more regularly.

Drinks Organic coffee, tea and soda are available, and non-alcoholic beer and wine.

10/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central, 39023902