restaurant reviews

Quayside has an extensive menu and portions are generous

Pin Lee

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 09 June, 2015, 10:30pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 09 June, 2015, 11:00pm

FARE French bistro

AMBIENCE Spacious with indoor and outdoor seating - a lovely terrace wraps around the exterior with lounge seating - albeit with a slightly obscured view of the harbour and cityscape.

COST HK$900 for two, including a glass of wine each.

WHO TO BRING Food lovers and it is perfect during happy hours.

TURN ONS The menu is extensive, portions are generous and there's something for everybody. For starters, the Quayside salad awakens the palate. We love the sweetness of the figs mixed with the tangy rocket leaves. The grilled pig trotter is hard to manage with cutlery so tuck in with your fingers, this is a must-try dish. We then sample the seafood "Quayside" medley, a revisited version of classic bouillabaisse. The dish, stuffed with succulent prawns, fish and mussels, comes with a saffron infused broth. It is slightly strong but delicious. The mixed grill brochettes of beef, chicken and shrimps served skewered are perfectly cooked. The meats are tasty and tender. But the highlight of the evening is the strawberry and raspberry delight, made of Chambord, mascarpone, red currants and seasonal berries. Not too sweet but refreshing, fresh berries on the side help clean our taste buds and make this a great send-off.

TURN OFFS Location is not near public transport.

DRINKS Extensive wine, aperitif and cocktail list. The bartender makes a mean dirty martini. 

G/F, Fleet Arcade, Fenwick Pier, 1 Lung King Street, Wan Chai
tel: 2661 6708