restaurant reviews

Chocolate delights: Bungalow in Central

Jacqueline Tsang

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 09 June, 2015, 10:30pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 09 June, 2015, 11:01pm

FARE French.

AMBIENCE More upscale than most of the bars on Wyndham, opting for chandeliers and opulence rather than neon and adrenaline. It was quiet, but this could be because it was Tuesday night and the restaurant had just reopened after renovations.

COST Dinner for two with two glasses of wine is about HK$1,000.

WHO TO BRING Friends on a Friday or Saturday night for a nosh before drinks.

TURN ONS The beef short ribs were tender and perfectly cooked - easily the highlight. The freshly baked chocolate fondant was also a delight. Both dishes were ideally portioned to prep diners for a fun night ahead.

TURN OFFS We noticed quite a few hiccups that could be due to reopening bumps. There was no butter knife on the bread plate and no soap in the bathrooms. The service, while friendly, was patchy - the staff were certainly trained to frequently offer more wine, but not to fill water glasses nor to describe the dishes as they arrived. The crispy oyster appetiser was perfect on its own, but the romesco sauce on the side was a bizarre addition - the hard almond pieces distracted from the balance of the oyster's crispy batter and soft flesh inside. The Genoise cake with rum sabayon and fresh berries was lukewarm.

DRINKS Classic cocktails with more creative mixes such as the refreshing Egg Salad or Goods, which features vanilla tequila, blueberries, yogurt and cinnamon. 

Shop 2, G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street tel: 2623 7868