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4-min walk from Exit A2, Wan Chai MTR Station continue reading
Telephone
24333324
Introduction
At The Optimist, we grill things. Located over three floors at 239 Hennessy Road, we are a Barcelona chic bar and Asador-inspired restaurant which gives an authentically generous Northern Spanish experience. continue reading
Additional Information
Dining duration: MON - FRI Lunch: 120 mins - Lunch Set Menu Dinner: 120 mins - A La Carte Menu SAT - SUN & PH Brunch: 120 mins - Brunch Set Menu Lunch: 120 mins - Lunch Set Menu Dinner: 120 mins - A La Carte Menu Kindly be informed that coming 29th October 2023, Sunday we will be opening at 11:30am until 15:00 for our Kids' Halloween Brunch. We will have the normal Brunch menu the whole dining period but we will NOT have the afternoon tea set just on this day.
Opening Hours
Today
12:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu
12:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 00:00
Fri
12:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
Public Holiday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 00:00
Payment Methods
Visa Master AlipayHK Alipay Octopus AE UnionPay Apple Pay Google Pay WeChat Pay PayMe
Number of Seats
168
Other Info
Online Reservation
Alcoholic Drinks
Phone Reservation
10% Service Charge
Sustainable Seafood
Above information is for reference only. Please check details with the restaurant.
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Level4 2024-05-31
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The Oyster Extravaganza Only on Wednesdays, this multilevel restaurant was packed to the brim during our visit. The restaurant's decor is primarily in blue and green tones, which is very stylish, and the seating is comfortable. We were seated in a more secluded corner location.It was limited to a 2-hour sitting, with the oyster service lasting 90 minutes. The price was HK$488 plus 10% service charge. The total bill came to around HK$700 per person after adding drinks. Reservations required a HK$200 deposit per person in advance.What was a bit frustrating was that while I had booked a May reservation through Openrice in April, I was told I didn't qualify for the free drink promotion they were offering for May bookings. It felt like early birds were being penalized, which was quite puzzling and disappointing.I also wanted to order a Sangria, which was priced at HK$380 on the menu, but was charged HK$440 at the end - I only noticed this after leaving, which was confusing and upsetting.The oysters themselves were very fresh. The first round was notably large and impressive, but we had to wait over 20 minutes for them to be served. After that, the portion sizes did start to decrease, but they were still better than a typical buffet.There was a period where the table was completely empty of food, and I had to tell the staff that we were starving. They then brought out dishes quickly, almost to an excess. Overall, the service was good, with friendly and attentive staff.Starters for Sharing: No need to order a full portion per person, very convenient. For the main and dessert, each person can choose their own.Octopus Croquetas:Crispy on the outside, with a hot, creamy filling on the inside. Delicious. Pan con Tomate with Jamon:The Jamon is a thick slice of Spanish Serrano ham. The Pan has a pizza-like texture, with seasoning that hits the right notes, complemented by the salty, savory ham.Truffle "Huevos rotos":Thick potato chips topped with truffles and eggs. The truffles are generous and the seasoning is excellent.King Prawns Al Ajillo:The shrimp are bouncy and slightly oily, not bad but not a standout. Two pieces per person is enough.Beef CheekBased on the glowing reviews I had read prior, I had high expectations for the beef cheek dish, and it did not disappoint. The beef was incredibly tender and easy to chew, with no toughness whatsoever. The mashed potatoes were silky smooth in texture. Paired with the aromatic truffle and mushroom sauce, this was a truly outstanding dish.Crema Catalana:Similar to a crème brûlée, with a caramelized top. It's hard to distinguish much difference, but I've heard the Crema Catalana has more cinnamon and lemon zest, which I couldn't really taste.In the end, my friend and I each managed to enjoy over 30 oysters, which was excellent. The beef cheek main course was also delicious, and the truffle dishes were tasty as well. The only slight disappointment was that the final churros were not hot enough.Overall, I would recommend this restaurant, if it weren't for those couple of frustrating experiences. continue reading
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
小妹每年都同朋友仔約食生日飯,今年揀咗嚟位於灣仔的《The Optimist》,可是3月份已訂滿晒,只好延到4月先食呢聲~後補生日飯❤️有咩理由咁誇張?因為The Optimist每逢星期三晚都有限定套餐~90分鐘任食生蠔套餐❣️套餐仲包4款前菜、2款主菜及2款甜品,每人都係$488(未加一),而且份量都好足架,程度係唔食生蠔都夠飽😆😆小妹今次食咗人生最多嘅生蠔🦪,同朋友仔夾埋共K.O咗七打(12x7=84)🤣🤣🤣事不宜遲同大家分享一下!⭐️餐包Sourdough Breads with Garlic Butter 酸種麵包配蒜茸牛油⭐️前菜 StartersPan Con Tomate With Jamon 小妹譯~番茄火腿薄包Octopus Croquetas 小妹譯~黑色章魚小丸子,因為入面係黑忟忟Truffle “Huevos Rotos”Crispy potatoes, sunny side up eggs, fresh shaved truffle小妹譯~薯仔煎蛋配松露片,最飽肚的前菜King Prawns Al Ajillo小妹譯~鹽焗大蝦⭐️重點菜色 Highlights Oyster Free-flow (90 minutes)每次12隻即開生蠔⭐️主菜 MainsBeef Cheek(Braised beef cheek, mushrooms, truffle mash potatoes)濃厚牛味且超軟腍的牛頰肉配松露薯茸及蘑菇Iberian Pluma(Chargrilled spanish pork, bell pepper and paprika mojo sauce)炭烤伊比利亞豬肉片配西蘭花苗及奇怪醬😂橙色醬唔識形容,味道怪怪地~⭐️甜品Dessert CHURROS~Chocolate, salted caramel長條形沙翁配朱古力醬及海鹽焦糖醬CREMA CATALANA~Crème brûlée其實係法式焦糖燉蛋《The Optimist》整體來講很好,服務又好,美食又豐富,下次可以嘗試Brunch🫶🏻 continue reading
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Level4 2024-07-18
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終於去左呢間成日係灣仔都會經過既西班牙菜餐廳, 呢度既門面相當突出, 所以基本上每次經過都會望一眼, 連西班牙人都會推介既一間餐廳搞到我好期待😚 呢度原來有兩層高, 地下果層以飲野為主, 一樓就係用餐既地方😌 今次係晚餐時間黎, 所以係A La Carte Menu, 入面有啲菜色都係出面比較少見🤩Calamari🦑 ($150)炸到外脆內彈牙晚魷魚,配上辣椒粉同自製檸檬蒜泥蛋黃醬, 食落酸酸地帶微微既辣幾惹味😌Broken Egg 🍳 ($140/$150)用左焗到微脆既薯仔片舖係底, 加啲豬肉碎, 再舖上蛋同Iberico Ham, 呢個配搭又幾夾, 薯仔整得好好食😋 除左Iberico Ham仲可以揀配搭黑松露, 應該都會幾香🤗Juicy Lobster Rice 🦞($590)即叫即煮, 所以要等30分鐘, 用左波士頓龍蝦整既汁, 洋蔥, 魷魚去煮個飯, 再有一隻開邊既波士頓龍蝦, 成個飯都好鮮咩, 龍蝦肉好彈牙, 超推薦😎呢度既食物質素有驚喜, 環境又舒服, 呢間算係我心目中係香港唔錯既西班牙菜餐廳 continue reading
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Level4 2024-07-16
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之前都黎過The Optimist,系出咗名同人慶生🎉今次同朋友黎就吾系慶生,而系食佢最近做緊嘅1kg蝦盛宴,呢舖真系蝦全部都系蝦😂🦐前菜 主菜 甜品全部都好高質❣️有個好似系菲律賓籍嘅經理十分友善☺️🇵🇭環境寬敞,打卡位影相好靚✨套餐已經包咗3款前菜,有西班牙青椒仔、炸芝士火腿餅、蕃茄可樂包。西班牙青椒事先明顯經調味🫑幾惹味,系一道好經典嘅西班牙前菜。炸火腿芝士餅好啱我呢個炸物控,芝味十足🧀炸得香脆可口。冇諗到麵包做小食都可以咁好食!麵包充滿蕃茄味,落咗橄欖油🫒使得麵包濕潤吾會太乾👍🏼比人感覺又健康啲。今餐主角1kg蝦,真系好多隻,我吾知total有幾多隻😂同朋友好似大概每人食咗10隻就食咗一半,強烈建議3個人以上黎食。吾系得個多字,味道同樣新鮮,爽口彈牙🦐跟住就到呢度招牌菜,龍蝦飯🦞做得招牌菜真系當之無愧,龍蝦肉新鮮清甜,龍蝦飯啲龍蝦汁濃到啖啖都食到😍好似飲緊龍蝦湯咁🧡絕對值得每人加$58叫❣️甜品都有兩款,系西班牙churros同埋cream brûlée,西班牙churros好正❣️有兩款醬,一款系焦糖醬,一款系朱古力醬🍫焦糖醬好可口🧡朱古力醬亦吾系死甜,好似75%濃度戈啲咁🤎cream brûlée蛋味都👌🏼 continue reading
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Level2 2024-06-20
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呢間西班牙餐廳值得一讚首先佢裝修好有特色好有西班牙風味另外每一個菜式都好高質素服務又好 職員態度又誠懇另外生日嘅話會安排生日甜品碟職員會過嚟唱生日歌同影即影即有嚟慶祝生日值得推介 🎂 continue reading
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