108, Hollywood Road, SOHO, Sheung Wan
And rightly so! See here: http://www.restaurantweek.hk
Admittedly, I didn’t go to the Press Room for Restaurant Week, but have been quite a few times – including during their Promotion Period (May 27 to August 31, 2013) for 40% off on Tuesdays. I love their simple yet humbling take on French-European cuisine, and the fact they are a restaurant that stays true to the notion of casual dining.
The portions are anything but pretentious, and their policy of actually taking reservations is a breath of fresh air. It’s always nice to know when you’re allowed to dig into your dinner, and that you won’t be stuck in a queue like you’re outside Volar wearing Crocs with socks. It’s also rather nice to know that what you do end up digging into will actually fill you up – you know, like a dinner should. So snaps for the Press Room for actually sticking to their guns and congratulations on a much-deserved ‘Best Restaurant’ award at Restaurant Week!
I present a few photographs from my latest Press Room foodie trip. They were taken a few weeks back so I apologies if the details are a little blurry. I have the memory of a goldfish. (Which is another reason why I blog.)
The oyster selection is impressive, with 6 oysters setting you back $186. The French type at the front here was incredibly creamy, plump and full-flavoured. If you prefer the brinier options, they also have Tasmanian oysters with high salt characters. Check the blackboard for their selections. I’ve still not gotten around to ordering the Plateux de Fruits de Mer ($220 per person; with lobster: $396) but from eyeing up other tables, it’s a whopper.