One of my favourite new lunch places is Chez Patrick deli on Star Street – opened as a casual outpost of the famous Chez Patrick, this slick little operation offers up homely French fare such as Quiche Lorraine, Omelette Savoyard and delicious Tartines. They also offer daily specials which are a little more fancy, such as Roasted Pork Loin, Pan-fried Seabass and Risotto. You can perch on the communal tables, sit facing the window (perfect if you’re dining alone on your lunch hour!), or head out to the little courtyard in the back if you want to escape the hustle and bustle a little. Service can be patchy and it’s not always clear whether you have one waiter looking after you, or if all the servers are running around like chickens with their heads cut off, but this is only an issue with the lunchtime rush where they seem to get overwhelmed. Decent coffee rounds off the set lunch (around HK115 per person including soup and a main course), and their selection of desserts looks pretty yummy – there’s a flourless chocolate cake behind the counter which has my name on it for my next visit!
An extra bonus is that (as you’d expect from the name!), there’s a full deli counter, so you can take home foie gras, smoked salmon, cured meats, French Baguette and much more, as well as a large selection of jams and preserves that would make cute gifts for foodie friends. You can also find the goodies online soon at Chez Patrick’s web shop.
With such an eagerly-embraced concept and huge popularity, there’s only one question remaining… why the heck aren’t they open on Sundays?!
Chez Patrick Deli G/F, 3 Star Street, Wan Chai
2527 1408 www.chezpatrick.hk/