Five of our Favourite French Restaurants in Hong Kong

12 July, 2017
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Eat & Drink

Five of our Favourite French Restaurants in Hong Kong

Our Favourite Places for French Fare

 

Here in Hong Kong we’re lucky to have access to a variety of food from all over the world. With so many French restaurants popping up all over Hong Kong, we’ve decided to help you out with a roundup of some of our favourite places for French cuisine here in the city. If you’re looking for high quality food in a casual environment, these French spots are worth a try. Bon appetit!

There are plenty of other places to enjoy French fare in the 852 – check out our Directory for more options. 

Editor’s Note: This post was originally written by Lauren Yee, published on 17 May 2016, and was updated by Najuka Redkar on 12 July 2017.

Featured image sourced via Pinterest.

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Le Bistro Winebeast

This unassuming little restaurant, which originally sat just above the Wan Chai market on McGregor Street, is a firm favourite of ours! The food is simply divine – well portioned, using excellent, seasonal ingredients and expertly flavoured. The McGregor Street location is now a quaint cafe (Le Cafe Winebeast), and after such popularity, Le Bistro Winebeast has now moved to a larger location on Thomson Road in Wan Chai. However, it still retains the warm and friendly atmosphere, stellar service and superb wine selection that it did before. The talented sommelier, Christina, will always offer up her advice and recommendations to pair perfectly with your food, and the price is reasonable considering the high quality of the food and how delicious it is!

Le Bistro Winebeast, G/F & 1/F Tai Yip Building, 141 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, 2782 6689 www.wine-beast.com/le-bistro

Hours: 12pm to 11pm, Monday to Saturday.

Read more: A slice of France in Hong Kong: Le Bistro Winebeast

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Metropolitain

Located on High Street in Sai Ying Pun, Metropolitain is seriously popular with residents of the Pun. The distinctly French decor, which uses the iconic Metro station sign as a main feature, along with the semi-outdoor terrace and tasty food makes this a go-to destination for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is similar to that of an authentic French bistro, and the breakfast and brunch menus are a guaranteed crowd pleaser (you can’t go wrong with its Eggs Benedict!). The relaxed environment makes this the perfect place to sit with a glass of rosé and watch the world go by…

Metropolitain, G/F 46 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 6271 6102 www.french-creations.com/metropolitain

Hours: 9:30am to 11pm, daily

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Cocotte

Tucked away down Shin Hing Street in Noho, Cocotte offers a cosy space for an intimate dinner or drinks. The ‘Parisien brasserie inspired’ restaurant offers classic French dishes that use fresh ingredients – think Organic King Salmon and Warm Apple Tarte Tatin. The unique wallpaper and artsy design of the restaurant, designed by none other than our previous That Girl Candace Campos, gives the place a unique, chic vibe that will have you coming back again and again. Plenty of Hong Kong’s French community hang out at the Cocotte and in the area, so if it’s good enough for them, then you’ll know it’ll be pretty authentic!

Cocotte, 9 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2568 8857, cocotte.hk

Hours: 12pm to 3:30pm, and 6pm to 1am, daily

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Tartine

If you’re looking for a casual but cool restaurant to while away the hours, then Tartine shouldn’t be overlooked. This sexy, vibrant restaurant is all about good food, good drinks and good music.

Specialising in – you guessed it – tartines (essentially French open-sandwiches), this place is ideal is you’ll looking for unfussy, comfort food in an easy, breezy environment Tartine has you covered. Share a variety of tartines topped with only the best ingredients with friends as you mix and mingle the night away…

Tartin, 38-42 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2808 0752, thetartine.com

Hours: 5pm to 11pm on Tuesday to Thursday, 12pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12pm to 5pm on Sundays. Closed on Mondays.

 

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Serge et le phoque

For a more refined French dining experience, Serge et le Phoque is definitely on our list. You’ll find this hidden gem inconspicuously set in Wan Chai market, but trust us, it’s worth keeping an eye out for! Once you walk through the doors you’re welcomed by a relaxed, yet modern interior, with floor to ceiling windows looking out on to the hectic market outside. The food is, quite simply put, beautiful. The plates are presented almost like a work of art, and the flavours thankfully live up to the perfectly executed presentation.

Using only the best ingredients from Europe and Japan, Serge et le Phoque’s menu changes seasonally. Expect French classics such as frog’s legs (which are surprisingly succulent!) and the wonderfully light dacquoise with vanilla cream and nougatine, which you’ll be dreaming about for days after.

Serge et le Phoque, Shop B2, G/F, The Zenith, 3 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 5465 2000, www.facebook.com/sergeetlephoque

Hours: 6pm to 10:30pm, daily.

Read more: Serge et Le Phoque – French finesse in Wan Chai Market

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