38/F Hotel Panorama by Rhombus, 8A Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui Tel: 3550 0262 Open: 6.30am-1am Cuisine: Continental. Price: About HK$500 for a three-course meal without drinks and before adding the service charge. Ambience: It looks like a steakhouse, with brown carpet and faux-leather mats on the tables. We were one of only two tables dining on a weeknight. Pros: The view of the harbour is fabulous and the design of the restaurant makes the most of it. Cons: The chairs are too low. Our waiter wasn't knowledgeable or well trained: we had to ask for menus and he tried to walk away after I placed my order of a half-portion of pasta and a main course; he thought I had ordered one dish each for the two of us. We had to stop him and tell him both courses were for me. The bread might have been freshly baked (as the waiter said) but it tasted like the stuff that's made by a commercial bakery, delivered half-baked and frozen, then heated. My guest's starter of a half-portion of pasta carbonara (HK$118) was too rich and one-dimensional. It was also misnamed: a classic carbonara doesn't contain mushrooms, although at least the menu description (pasta with bacon, egg yolk, black pepper and mushrooms) warned the diner of that. My main course of Japanese Kurobuta pork chop (HK$268) lacked the succulent fattiness that's usually a feature of this special breed of pig. It was dry and seemed more like pork loin rather than a chop (it wasn't served on the bone). But the accompanying celeriac salad was delicious and unusual. The dessert of pineapple gazpacho (HK$88) lacked a strong pineapple taste. Recommended dishes: My starter of a half-portion of braised Wagyu beef cheek lasagne (HK$125) gave me high hopes for the rest of the meal. It was a generous portion of tender meat and vegetables with a rich, well-reduced sauce; the thin pasta sheets were incidental. My guest's main course of lemon-crusted rack of lamb (HK$298) had to be sent back to the kitchen to be cooked a little more, but when it came back cooked to his requested medium, he enjoyed it. Dessert of lemon flan (HK$80, above) looked more like a tart (it was served in a too-firm pastry crust) but it was tart, creamy and refreshing. It came with a scoop of unnecessary pomelo sorbet that was very acidic and tasted more like grapefruit. What else? The hotel might be difficult to find if you're inclined to think (logically) that 8A Hart Avenue is next to 8 Hart Avenue - it's not. Hart Avenue has three 'branches' and the Hotel Panorama is on the southernmost part.