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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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.
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.
Food was great and service was fantastic. The place started out abit chilly and when we spoke to the wait staff, they promptly adjusted the temperature to make it more comfortable for us. The main courses were outstanding, chicken was juicy and tender while the lamb was melt in your mouth and super flavourful. Great place for dinner!
Plat du Jour always has a great selection. They offer great service and ambiance. The escargot is fantastic and the price of food is more than fair. Try the creme brûlée.
Had dinner at Plat du Jour. No mess ups with reservations through Quandoo. Service and food were as good as my previous visits. Will be back.
The waiters are too busy and couldn't deliver a good service as it always did. Actually he was quite blunt and I felt disappointed. It could have turn me away, but the food is just delicious so I will come back, well, at least give them one more chance.
Great food and service. However only French wines available!😳 Also, only one female and one male toilet available so you may have to queue for the loo!! I'd suggest unisex loos.
A true gem. Highly recommended. Very classic bistrot fare expertly prepared at reasonable prices. The coquilles St. Jacques with oxtail and the boeuf bourgignonne were particularly noteworthy.
Very pleasant dinner with good service, excellent foods and atmosphere. The overall experience of using Quandoo for seat reservation is excellent and hassle free. Strongly recommended.
Although the portions were on the small side, the food was tasty. However, the service could be improved. Better-informed and more assertive servers would make the dining experience much more enjoyable.