Anyone for cocktails? J’s Bar Bistro is great spot to chill out after work in Tsim Sha Tsui East

While you are having a signature cocktail or two - ask mixologist Stanley Au for his list, try some of the small sharing plates

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 November, 2017, 10:46am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 November, 2017, 10:46am

This is a great new chill out spot at The Royal Garden, perfect for cocktails after work. The décor is classic European-style bistro with Chinese elements like round marble tabletops, and leather barrel seats and semi-private alcoves with comfortable sofa seating and funky artwork. There is a small patio outside, too. While you are having a signature cocktail or two - ask mixologist Stanley Au for his list, try some of the small sharing plates.

Chef Lui Wang-chi, previously with On Dining, presents modern European and classic fare. We tried the squid, done in beer batter, with black sesame mayonnaise and lime (HK$80) - it was cooked perfectly and the batter was light, not oily.

The mini Wagyu beef burger with teriyaki mayonnaise and tempura shallots (HK$280) was tender and juicy. The cochinillo, acipenser baerii caviar with potato soufflé (HK$380), or Spanish-style pork belly, with a small tin of caviar and potato was perfectly done. The bistro has an area for cheese and yakitori. We tried a yakitori platter of chicken wings (HK$58), prime beef ribs (HK$48) and aubergine (HK$38). We enjoyed the juicy chicken wings and beef.

Try pairing it with a sake cocktail. The cheese platter comes in three sizes; three cheeses (HK$180), five cheeses (HK$280) and seven cheeses (HK$350), served with dried apricots, jam and bread. The artisanal and farmhouse soft and hard cheeses are from France. For dessert, the raspberry clafoutis (HK$70) came with vanilla cream and Earl Grey jelly.