Quarry Bay is becoming more and more crowded with bars and eateries, but this ever more bustling area has one spot that for beer lovers and Europhiles will take a lot to knock it off its perch. Found on the first floor of Oxford House on Taikoo Place, FRITES is one of a family of Belgian restaurants around Hong Kong now famous for its buzzing vibe, friendly service, mind-boggling beer menu and superb food. With almost a hundred beers to choose from, this is a place where beer matching to meal courses is as serious a deal as wine is for French degustation dinners. The food on offer is diverse, from small plates ideal for bar snacks and sharing to hefty pork knuckles and a half-metre-long Belgian sausage. FRITES is never quiet so it’s always good to book ahead – especially for their great express business lunch during the week or their generous five-hour ‘happy hour’ – but you’ll always be glad you did.
Clean restaurant. good choice of beverages. nice to see explanations of the differences between each type of Belgium beer. Good menu ( with a readable font) with variety,.....but food appetizers and mains was a bit pricey...even the daily special.....Could not eat here weekly. Portions were extremely large. I enjoyed both the peach beer and the apple beers. I had the onion soup which was excellent portion wise and taste wise. I then had the pork schnitzel which was tasty but far too large. Even for me, and I can eat a lot, it was far too large a piece of pork for anyone to finish. My colleague who is also a male and a big eater, remarked that the schnitzel was far too large also. Frites were excellent and good portion. Good prompt service that was attentive as well.
Promotion on selected drinks for the celebration of 10th anniversary! Fresh and yummy mussels is a must, the large portion of the main courses is good for gathering! Shortage of manpower to serve.
Excellent beers with many choices, good food quality and friendly services. Very good atmosphere. Their speciality is Belgium beers, Belgium beers are very nice and with great history!
Got a table I liked, no hassle whatsoever. Excellent service team, all wear good smiles. Good choices on lunch menu at a very reasonable price.
My six year old son was out of school, so I took him to Quarry Bay park and then Frites for lunch. It was the perfect play date! The park has a huge playground. Followed by Frites lovely kids menu. He had the mini burgers with 'frites'. I had the cauliflower soup (which my son ate), the Egglplant parm, followed by the key lime pie (also devoured by my son). We're big fans. They also set up a nice play area for kids on the weekends.
We went on a Wednesday afternoon for lunch, the atmosphere was really chill and it wasn't too packed. Reasonable price for the quality and the amount of food we had. Good spot for company lunch!
Good quality food and portions are good when you're hungry. Reasonable prices for what you get, but are a bit high for an everyday lunch. Easy going environment. Service is a little strange - hard to explain, but not a major negative.
Liked the food there, especially the beers. Liked the quick-witted, humourous manager. Reasonable price. Not happy about mussels: more than ten mussels in 1kg. Disappointed by the empty soap dispenser in the washroom.
Excellent food with huge portions. Pleasant and attentive staff. Particularly good were the Chicken Parm, Pork Knuckle, and Plum Pie. Will be back for sure!
As usual the mussels were fantastic. Ambience and service was great, attentive and efficient. Quarry Bay is probably the best of the current Frites locations.