The sister to bistro Le Port Parfumé, Bistro du Vin again captures the essence of the wilder, more rustic side of French gastronomy for an eager Hong Kong audience from bustling, homely premises at the thriving hub of Davis Street in Kennedy Town. The bouillabaisse – Bistro du Vin’s signature dish – is enough to get a cosy crowd around the tables, but there are plenty of hearty meat dishes, homemade pates, rillettes and traditional French stews on offer, too. Thanks to the nous of owner and former Cepage sommelier, Bistro du Vin adds a delightful garnish to Hong Kong’s blooming French restaurant scene.
Lunch at Bistro du Vin occurs during a brief and much sought-after window from noon until 2pm, daily except for Tuesdays – be sure to book well in advance to enjoy this midday pastime in this Kennedy Town restaurant’s a peerlessly relaxed and rustic French setting. That said, you can also get in for a Saturday and Sunday brunch from noon until 2:30pm if you’re lucky. Once seated, browse a menu that begins with charcuterie and entrees before taking a romp through classic French plats principaux like coq au vin, crispy suckling pig confit, and chargrilled Nebraskan ribeye with, yep, French fries (add on truffle fries for a truly Hong Kong French restaurant experience).
Other signature dishes at Bistro du vin include the sea bass risotto, the pork rillette with pickled onions, gherkins, and crusty French bread, and you certainly don’t want to miss out on the fabulous wine list. Home to a number of rare, terroir-led vintages from family-owned vineyards in France and Europe, this is one oenological list that Hong Kong’s foodies are going to love. It all adds up to an award-winning dining experience in the heart of Kennedy Town down Davis Street, where a number of world-class eateries are popping up just waiting to be booked!
Wonderful French experience in HK. Great knowledgable staff. Good food and wine offerings. Pleasant surprise in the quaint K-Town area of HK Island. Will come again.
Really great food with restrained yet attentive service. Highly recommended if you’re looking for authentic French cuisine. We didn’t try the wines though the list looks comprehensive. Good value for money.
Great food and attentive service. It really is similar to a French bistro in Paris. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. We also felt that the prices were quite reasonable for the quality.