If it’s led by David Laris, then you know it has to be good. As chief creative officer and chef at CACHET Hotel Group, you could say he’s something of a legend around Hong Kong. Perhaps one of his greatest creations is Central’s Porterhouse by Laris, an upscale restaurant that’s bringing superior quality steakhouse cuisine to local gourmands. Leaving no detail overlooked, this restaurant is shaping Hong Kong’s fine dining scene – you’ll find it on the seventh floor of California Tower on D’Aguilar Street, situated fittingly right in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong.
The Greek-Australian chef and restaurateur David Laris has earned celebrity chef status around the globe with award-winning restaurants Le Sheng, The Fat Olive, and 12 Chairs. His work can be seen through collaborations with major brands Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel, but you can experience his cooking ability for yourself while dining Porterhouse by Laris in the Lan Kwai Fong neighbourhood of Hong Kong’s Central, where only the very best ingredients are hand-selected for his restaurant’s discerning guests. The meat used at this gourmet steakhouse is of the highest standard, including cuts of Linz Heritage USDA, A4 Wagyu from Japan and Tasmanian grass-fed beef, and it’s aged to bring out the best possible flavour. As you may have already assumed, the wine selection is outstanding, and features a selection of varietals from across the globe that pair perfectly with the food on offer.
The menu at Porterhouse by Laris in Central goes above and beyond the average steakhouse menu, featuring a wide range of seafood dishes, European classics and decadent gourmet desserts. Starters like the pan-fried foie gras with toasted brioche, chili and date puree or the arugula & pickled beet salad pave the way for main courses like the 14oz Cape Grim Tasmanian rib-eye, the 8oz triple-seared A4 Wagyu and the 20oz Kansas City striploin. Up the ante by adding honey-glazed double smoked bacon or Canadian lobster tail to your steak, or simply choose from other mains like confit duck leg, bucatini pasta with burrata or slow-cooked Sakura chicken with spiced tomato and lime chutney. Desserts like baby shiraz-poached pears and Madagascar chocolate fondant are an absolute must before leaving this superlative steakhouse at Hong Kong’s California Tower on D’Aguilar Street. Booking ahead is essential.
Really fresh seafood and they keep refilling the food. Nice and spacious environment, perfect for any kind of gatherings. Service was great too. Overall a nice experience.
Good service, nice atmosphere. We ordered 5-courses tasting menu, scallops are fantastic, sirloin taste good but over cooked a little bit. Overall we are satisfied.
Nice dining experience. Food are great and the service are warm. The Valentine day decoration are quite nice, but the rose are not fresh enough. Would definitely go again.
Great Food and Awesome service ! Highly recommend 👍👍👍 Love the brunch so much with a very reasonable price 🥂😊 Thanks for a nice table for my wife ‘s Birthday , she’s enjoyed so much
Porterhouse by Laris is an excellent restaurant. The steaks are terrific, the staff are helpful and very friendly and the tables are well spread out so you can have a conversation with your lunch/dinner guests instead of with the entire restaurant. Highly recommended... a great ambiance.
The Porterhouse steak was tasteless, mushy, poorly seared and over priced. The staff was under trained on what the various cuts of meat are and tried to bluff their way through questions. They also tried to hustle you into buying starters as they said it would take 45 minutes to cook the steak. It only took 26 minutes. All in all not a nice experience and I will not go back.
Although the meat was well cooked and good quality, the portion sizes of the side dishes were quite small compared to similar establishments. The service was very poor. Once our bottle of water was finished we were never asked if we wanted another one. We were never offered more drinks once we had finished our wine. Our plates were cleared and after 20 minutes no one had come to offer a dessert menu/coffee tea etc. We were left sitting at am empty table for a while before we finally asked for the bill. This was really disappointing and I will not return to Porterhouse.
Booked Porterhouse for our one year wedding anniversary. Environment was great, seats very comfortable and overall atmosphere was very relaxing. Ordered the wagyu sirloin and pork chop. Wagyu was cooked nicely, although texture of the pork chop was a bit tough.
Nice setting, good service, excellent steaks: what more would you wish for from a steakhouse in California Tower. We had the 2-course lunch set, which was a nicely prepared salad as well as a a lady-cut (with a small supplement), we thought the selection of mustard and salts to be a nice touch. Overall very pleasant and recommendable.
Nice ambience and location. The salad selection for the buffet was excellent while the seafood and dessert were a little disappointing. The crab legs were pretty salty after brining I guess and there is not much dessert selection. And it would be nice if beverages like coffee and tea is made available similar to the free flow alcoholic drinks.