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The truly authentic French crepes in the House? Oct 24, 2011
Kramp House, a short but precise name. I especially like it - simple and straightforward. No fanciness was given, but the word 'House' added a sense of coolness and youngness into the image of the restaurant. Perfect!
All in all, I really wonder if my experience here in the Kramp House was truly an authentic French crepe journey as I did not feel any slight moment of the authenticness at all...my plate of Savory galette complete was quite, depressing. I was not full, obviously, after my meal. There were a lot of things to improve on, in the menu especially.
Date of Visit: Oct 15, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD88(Lunch)
Value for Money3
TERRIBLE! TERRIBLE SERVICE!! Sep 26, 2011
I bought the groupons for a lunch set and made a reservation last week.
When I arrived in the restaurant, they said they dont have my record for reservation. I told them I already made a reservation and she said "I don't have your reservation on my record." I said to her "I already made it last week, if you dont have it there recorded properly, thats your problem." She then asked "when did you make the reservation?". I said " sometime last week"
She went "we only released the coupons last Wednesday. Oh well, never mind, you are sitting here already.I have to let you in. But dont do it again NEXT TIME!!"
I was so pissed off. It's all their fault. They dont keep my booking details properly and it's not my job to make sure that they have all the information written down properly.
Then we ordered the food and she was showing a very horrible face to us. We had a crepe, it's nothing special... no suprise and it's not tasty at all... Quite disgusting actually... with the raw egg in the middle of it ... IT's tasteless and the crepe was COLD!
Throughout the whole time there, the waitress really wanted to show us that they want us to leave asap. We finished the crepe and the took the plates away immediately. We were then drinking canned soft drinks that they gave us, which is a bit cheap and odd to be drinking canned soft drinks in a restaurant rather than drinking them in a glass or just a normal cup. A while later, the waitress grabbed our drink and wanted to take it away, she didn't even ask us and my friend was still drinking when she grabbed our drink. That was just so rude!
I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THIS RESTAURANT! AND I WILL RECOMMEND PEOPLE NOT TO GO TO THIS RESTAURANT!
Crap food and poor service! Why would you want to pay to get a bad treatment like that?!
Recommended Dish(es): None
Date of Visit: Sep 26, 2011
Value for Money3
Yummy waffles now available at Kramp House Sep 07, 2011
I was back for the waffles, which were previously on the menu but weren’t available yet.
Anyway, the menu has changed, there were more options and choices with weekend brunches and afternoon tea sets.
The front of the restaurant is semi al-fresco with some breeze flowing in.
The owner was really nice and let me order the waffles even though it wasnt tea time.
The waffles arrived pretty quickly and I loved it, it was lovely and soft, slightly chewy in the middle.
They taste similar to American pancakes but better and more texture due to the grid structure.
They are different from the local ones, which are crispy and empty in the middle.
It is slightly different to the waffles at Waffle yo, primarily because of the shape, but both were deliciously soft, however the one at Kramp is chewier.
Price: 38+ per tea set
Service: Tres Bon
Yummy factor: Delicieux
English menu: Oui
Value for Money4
Crepe Lunch Aug 30, 2011
Previously I have tried La Creperie in Wan Chai and quite liked it. When I walked by Kramp House, I wanted to try it out to compare the crepes.
I arrived before my friend at Kramp House. I was immediately greeted by a waitress who nicely opened the door for me and took me to a table near the window. It was probably only 30% full when I sat down but when we left, it was almost 70% full.
There are two types of set lunch available which is HKD 88 or HKD 108. For the HKD 88 set lunch, it includes a Le Complete (Cheese, ham and egg) + a walnut salad + a drink (choice of bonaqua water, coke, diet coke, 7up). For HKD 108 set lunch, it includes a choice of sausage or chicken crepe + a choice of sugar or caramel crepe + a drink (same as above). If you want to have coffee or tea instead of the set drinks, you have to add HKD 10 (or more - depending on what you want) - which I think is unreasonable pricing.
The decoration is quite nice and the first feeling I got when I sat down is that the chairs are really cold (as other bloggers have mentioned, the chairs are made of metal).
The HKD 88 set lunch:
The HKD 108 set lunch - we chose the chicken crepe and sugar crepe.
My friend has pointed out that the crepes at Kramp House doesn't taste as good compared to La Creperie and also there are more fillings from La Creperie. To me, the crepe itself is not as tasty and thin as La Creperie.
Overall, La Creperie is better. If you want to have a quiet place to chill and read a good book, this is the place to go. If you are looking for yummy crepes, then I suggest you try La Creperie.
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Aug 30, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD110(Lunch)
Value for Money3
Never again, very disappointing Jul 08, 2011
Worst crepes I have had. I ordered the poulet which is a bit sour (or are they supposed to taste that way?) and had a burnt taste to it. Very small and pricy ($80, tips inclusive). Service was good, though. It's a decent place for drinks, but please do NOT order the crepes.
Date of Visit: Jul 08, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD80
Value for Money1
Not good! won't go back! Jun 28, 2011
I'm working in Wanchai and i saw while walking back to the office that a new crepes place was going to open in Ship St, at the spot where was located Shake ‘em bums before, just two blocks away from la Creperie!!
When I am craving for crepes, I usually go to La Creperie in Queen's rd east that serves very authentic savory and sweet crepes. Another restaurant, Fleur de Sel, has also recently opened in Causeway bay but I didn't have time to try yet.
My husband is from Brittany and we really love crepes. I was very curious to visit this new creperie to see if the quality of their crepes would be good enough to compete with La Creperie.
The answer is NO!!!! They have lots of work to do to improve their quality.
I tried their set lunch 78 HK$ with la Complete (ham, cheese, egg) and a sugar crepe for desert.
The chef is a tall French lady. The waitress told me she is from Brittany so I was pretty optimistic regarding the quality of the crepe she would make.
But when my complete arrived, I was so disappointed. It was very bad. The dough was made of buckwheat flour but it was tasteless. The color was very pale. It was thin but very dry, just like if you eat paper! And where was the salted butter that they usually spread on the crepe in Brittany?? The egg white was also not cooked. It was viscous, very disgusting! I didn't finish it.
The service is quite nice though. The waitress was attentive and smiling. I didn't dare to tell her it was not good and pretended I was full.
The sweet crepe was a little bit better, but once again, not as good as those at La Creperie and for sure not as good as those I have eaten in Brittany.
Sorry but I won't go back. I prefer to pay 10 HK$ for the same set lunch at la Creperie and make sure I will eat something good and authentic.
Date of Visit: Jun 21, 2011
Value for Money1
Un autre choix pour les crêpes françaises Jun 26, 2011
I was browsing newly listed resturants on OpenRice and found this one.
Kramp House caught my attention.
Kramp House sounded interesting. I didnt know what to expect, but KRAMP sounded like Cramp, so I was wondering if the restaurant was small and cramped but actually they probably chose the name because Krampouz is a famous manufacturer for crepe and waffle making machinery in France.
Anyway, it was listed as a French restaurant on OpenRice, but after searching it on the internet, found out they served French Crepes.
There are now two Creperie restaurants in Wan Chai, and this one is closer in distance to Alliance Francais.
Apart from this restaurant, there is another newly opened restaurant called Madam Sixty Ate (headed by an Aussie and an English chef) at J senses which was also tempting to go, but I opted to go to this one.
It is located on Ship Street where Shakembuns used to be, I was actually quite surprised it had closed down, there is only one branch remaining in Central.
The restaurant had a simplistic modern colour theme, red, black, white and silver, the tables were red, and chairs were silver.
The menu was red with black and white fonts and the menu cover had their logo on it.
It takes a few seconds to get accustomed to it!
It reminded me of jumping in icy cold water and the coldness passing from the lower limbs to the upper body!
Foodwise, this place serves savoury crepes, sweet crepes and waffles.
On weekdays they have set lunches like La Creperie and on weekends it is A la Carte, but there are more choice for A la Carte.
The pricing is slightly cheaper than La Creperie.
At La Creperie it felt like a local town in France, and the restaurant was more masculine, however Kramp house had more French feminity to it but it felt more like Belgium.
I ordered four crepes two savoury and two sweet ones.
Le complete, Le Poulet, Le Tatin and Le Tartine
It was simple and delicoius, however I cant compare it to La Creperie because I havent had their version of le complete.
The crepe was crisp and slightly soft in the centre, the egg yolk was good for dipping the crisp parts of the crepe.
The crepe was topped with fresh chives and the cheese inside this crepe was just melted and I loved that texture.
The ham was wafer thin, it was pale think but it was delicious, not too salty.
This was also nice, it was creamy, the chicken that was used was white meat, and the mushrooms were button mushrooms.
The sweetness of the apple was just right, the apple was apple puree.
All crepes were folded into a square and served on a rectangular plate.
The crepes arrived quite fast and they did not arrive one by one.
I cant wait to come again for more crepes!
Je voudrais délicieux crêpe à bientôt!
Value for Money4