Oui, Paris! That’s probably what you’ll be singing upon completion of your meal at Hong Kong’s Saint Germain. Why? Because this a French restaurant that does genuinely bring a little piece of Paris right into Happy Valley. The decor and atmosphere at Saint Germain is that of a Parisian brasserie and the cooking is so thoughtful, accomplished and well-presented that all you’re left to do is smile and wonder why you don’t opt for French food far more often? You’ll find Saint Germain on Wong Nai Ching Road, right opposite Happy Valley Recreation Ground and excellently-located for a truly pleasant pitstop indeed. Reserve a table now.
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Food was great but service was a tad pushy, like removing your plate 5 seconds after you’re finished... but I guess that’s common in speedy Hongkong
On the approach to Saint Germain in Happy Valley you’re reminded of a cobbled European side street. Plenty of elegance and plenty of character. Then, as soon as you’ve passed through the restaurant doors on Wong Nai Ching Road and see the green marbled bar, atmospheric lighting arrangement and rustic tiled floor, you see straight away why Saint Germain is one of the most popular French brasseries in all of Hong Kong. All that before you’ve even got to the food is why Saint Germain delivers on all fronts.
Which brings us nicely onto the menus, all of which are authentic and impressive in terms of the flavours on offer and the skill that has gone into preparing the dishes. The bar menu is perfect for a hot or cold nibble and to complement a glass of French red, while the a la carte is one of the most pleasing in Happy Valley. Think Burgundy snails or beef tartare to begin, followed by seared lamb cutlets with a mustard bread crumble, veal blanquette, or roasted sea bass for main. Hong Kong has quite the soft spot for Saint Germain – we’re positive you will, too.