Ah, the infamous gastropub, as ubiquitous as it is indefinable. Too often the word is slung about for pub grub that fifteen years ago would have been chalked up above the barmaid’s head and ignored by the wise. However, there’s none of that here at The Cottage Gastropub. Diners at the Jervois/ Cleverly Street eatery are treated to food deserving of the gastropub distinction. The food is filling, hearty and always plated beautifully.
The Nachos were great, the drinks were amazing, and the staff provided us with great service and were a lot of fun to talk to.
The dining room at The Cottage Gastropub is strangely reminiscent of a builders’ caf’ from the mid to late 1980s, albeit with a fully stocked bar inexplicably crouching in the corner. The menu is similarly simple. For breakfast, diners can pick from uninspiring sounding dishes like pancakes or a breakfast basket or, the thrilling sounding museli. Fear not, the food, once it arrives, will put paid to notions of generic pub grub, it comes when its ready, and immediately requires you to judge if your breakfast buddy is going to be OK with you Instagraming it.
Diners on Jervois/ Cleverly Street in Hong Kong usually head to The Cottage Gastropub for the promise of a full English breakfast, complete with a hash brown, but once they arrive they are confronted with a much bigger decision. Opt for breakfast if you like, but there’s also pizza, burgers, beer, and a very big screen TV for sports (the staff are mad for F1). Head to The Cottage Gastropub over the weekend between 10am and 11pm and be rewarded with good food, drinks and lots of sports action.