This place is overrated
My BF and I chose this restaurant because we expected to have a relaxing & delicious lunch.... and it was anything but this!
Firstly, you better reserve a table before you come if you really want to come. We were fortunate to be able to get a sidetable by simply walking in (perhaps it wasn't so much of a blessing afterall). Anyway, we were kindly advised by a busy staff to make a reservatioin next time. And later we felt we were LUCKY after all for walking in, because there would be a surcharge for reservation
Yes... service mediocre...
Oh well, we sat down and read through the menu. The antipasti bar looks nice, and so we ordered two set lunch with it. We tried to wave to the staff to take an order, but they never seem to see us. When we place the order, the staff looked quite annoyed, prolly because she was extremely busy (she need to take the calls, take orders & assign tables). But frankly, we saw quite a lot of staff in there, and all of them seems to be working in a clumsy way. I think there should be a better division of labour in here, otherwise everything is slow, inefficient & you end up to get annoyed staff. So blame it on bad management.
For the food... still mediocre
Don't get me wrong! The quality of the antipasti bar is good. You get the basic salad, some tasty italian rice (something like risotto but less thick i guess) etc. However, I warn you that if you arrive late, you may not be able to taste the good stuff. We arrived at around 12pm, and was FORTUNATE again to get the final bites of a mouthful of italian rice.
BUT... the main course.... is a disappointment.
Some-kind of fish pasta that we got. Bad fish taste. PERIOD. (see below) My BF and I cant finish it.....
The fungi risotto is such a disappointment!!! Extraordinarily ordinary! I fancy all kinds of risotto but this is nothing near my expectation!!!!!!!
I don't know what else I could say about the main course....
As for the dessert... mediocre again.
of coz we don't expect anything too special because it is included in the set. BUT that was again... mediocre even for my sweet tooth. I love to eat desserts, but this is =.= Just some kind of cream with an ordinary biscuit. Way tooooo sweet for me.
Because this lunch/dessert didnt satisfy me, we went to a yogurt shop nearby
In the end, it is nothing delicious nor relaxing.... it is modiocre food & service. The service is slow & inefficient, but didn't give you a 'relax' feeling because of all the clumsiness we experienced.
Oh, just before I end my ventilation and to be fair, I would say the scenery is quite nice (if u minus the construction site, poor service/food)
To conclude, this place is a sheer disappointment
!! There are so many other places in HK that offer better service/food at the same price.
Date of Visit: May 07, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD130(Lunch)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 1