The quiet lilting of the side streets around the river Seine are the inspiration behind the bistro-feeling at Plat du Jour in Hong Kong’s Quarry Bay. The restaurant’s walls are decked out with a huge mural to Bridget Bardot, who looks out moodily on diners tucking into classic French bistro fare along Hoi Wan Street. For Francophiles, there are several places that offer French food in Hong Kong, but Plat du Jour evokes the sights and sounds of Paris too, not just the food.
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1. Response to my online booking was a bit slow and could be improved. 2. Bread was cold and a bit too hard. 3. Choice of oysters could be better. 4. Service was excellent. 5. Dining atmosphere was good and homey. 6. Overall speaking, we enjoyed the evening there.
Very good food at affordable price. Service was good. Ambiance was pleasant as we sat by the main entrance because one will get the food smelk if seated inner towards the kitchen.
Be sure to check out Plat du Jour’s Christmas menu here, and take a look at Plat du Jour’s regular dinner, lunch and tea menus!For affordable French food in Hong Kong, diners’ options are limited. Things are worse for the worker bees over in Quarry Bay, who face an unending stream of boring lunch places and underwhelming sandwich shops. Into the fray comes Plat du Jour, the first standalone Swire restaurant, showcasing a bold and unapologetic love of refined regional French cuisine in an uncomplicated and authentically Gallic bistro on Hoi Wan Street. The garlicky goodness of classic escargot, boeuf bourguignon, moules marinieres, tarte tatin, and delicately prepared steak tartare lead the way along with more unusual dishes from the French cooking canon.
In a break from the staid and stuffy French places in Hong Kong, Plat du Jour has put dinners’ comfort first – going for a much more casual ambience than foodies have come to expect when on the lookout for French food in the city. In the place of starched table cloths there’s an interior designed by Zangellini & Holt Associates: graphic posters, burgundy leather banquettes, marble table tops, full length mirrors and a traditional mosaic entrance floor. Quarry Bay’s Hoi Wan Street might not have much of a reputation for great food (not yet at least), but with Plat du Jour and it’s fantastic French food plus Parisian bistro atmosphere, things are looking up.