NEW RESTAURANTS

Frites Belgium on Tap offers same tasty fare and relaxed atmosphere in a new location

Tracey Furniss

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 09 June, 2015, 10:29pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 09 June, 2015, 10:29pm

With the original Frites Belgium on Tap in Central closing to make way for The Pottinger hotel, the new location is now open on Wellington Street. The bar and restaurant has a spacious firstfloor location with a balcony and the same relaxed atmosphere.

We started with a refreshing Palm beer paired with a delicious steak tartare with grilled baguettes (HK$175), squishing the raw egg into the generous portion of meat.

The restaurant’s famed mussel pots come in various sauces; we went for the laksa (HK$225/0.5kg or HK$375/1kg), with coconut cream, lemongrass and kaffir lime in an aromatic curry sauce. The mussels are sweet and come with frites and baguettes, which are great for soaking up the laksa. The smooth Tripel Karmeliet beer went well with the crumbed and fried camembert (HK$135). We then went for the Rich Man’s Burger (HK$165), topped with bacon, caramelised onions, egg, lettuce, gherkins and gruyere cheese.

The portion is big and good for sharing, as is the roasted pork knuckle (HK$235) served with caramelised roasted vegetables. The crispy skin over tender pork was delicious.

For dessert, the Bailey’s crème brûlée (HK$60) and the Dame Blanche (HK$60), with warm chocolate sauce poured onto vanilla bean ice cream with Chantilly cream, made the perfect end to a tasty meal.

Frites Belgium on Tap
1/F, 198 Wellington Street, Central tel: 2217 6671
conceptcreations.hk/frites/frites-central