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Cocotte [Hong Kong]

  • PhilD Apr 10, 2014 11:18 PM
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Another new French restaurant in town, this one is on a side street just off Hollywood Road. Its a small restaurant with a nice classy local feel, its not another link in one of the local concept/chain restaurants, which is really nice.

Cheffed by a chef who is ex Amber there is definitely talent in the kitchen, and even though we went soon after it opened the FOH team is pretty good (I think a touch overstaffed with anxious owners).

The food is nicely modernised classic French, I really enjoyed a slightly deconstructed steak tartare with truffled eggs, and a very good lamb main.

My one gripe was the wine list, I really can't understand why restaurant wine is so expensive given that HK has no tax on wine, and here the bottles of red start at around $600 (US$77). We noticed that most of the other tables were fairly modest in their wine choices - maybe equally price sensitive.

Total bill for two came in at $1,905 (US$245) so not a cheap night out. If the wine was better priced I would be happy to return but at this price point its getting to the multi-starred Michelin level of the Ambers and Caprices (lunch menus) which makes it a stretch.

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  1. I've been keeping my eyes on this place as well, but I hesitated to go because it sounded like it's a casual place at fine dining prices. Thanks for the tip.

    1. Very interesting take on the PR for this place from Peech on his blog: http://www.diarygrowingboy.com/2014/0...