Stylish bites at Shoreditch in Kennedy Town
Jamie Cabrera Ferrer
18 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, 2242 3777
Shoreditch in Kennedy Town is a slice of hip simplicity, much like its namesake district in London. Its unassuming yet trendy character is expressed in its upgraded industrial look, eye-catching décor, pockets of creative graffiti art, easy and casual menu, and cosy pub service.
The grilled ox tongue salad (HK$118) cannot be missed. The herbaceous greens go well with the punchy dressing of mustard, gherkin, egg and parsley. The generous layers of ox tongue are silky-tender inside with a thin layer of crispiness on the outside.
The grilled salmon drizzled with zesty lemon butter sauce (HK$188) is a fresh delight. The skin has a slight crunch, while the meat is fresh and moist. The portion may be slightly small for a heavy eater, but the bite remains worthwhile.
With cuts of beef and venison, racks of lamb, multiple sausages and stuffed wings, slivers of bacon, potato cooked in different ways, and an array of vegetables, the mixed grill (HK$688) is not for the faint-hearted. The casual approach to the grill may be apparent in some pieces, but the scrumptious lamb alongside the oxford blue cheese sauce makes up for it.
The Earl Grey martini (HK$98) is a treat. Hints of tea alternate with the kick of the spirits, making each sip intriguing.