Sometimes you go to a restaurant to pour money into a hole and enjoy a meal that is ridiculous, so unobliging to local culture or nicities and so expensive that it is just perfect.
I got old(er) a couple of months ago so it was time for one of those meals. Jen choose the Intercontinental’s Steak House and it was the right choice.
The Steak House is utterly farcical (in a good way). Menus are backlit like oversized iPads, There is a salad bar – seriously. You get a choice of 8 different types of salt and 12 different types of mustard and 10 types steak knives all flown in from different countries.
And you also get meat, big chunks of it, bankruptingly pricey. And then it is cooked on a charcoal grill which the Intercontinental’s website rather obliviously states is “Hong Kong’s only charcoal grill“. They’ve obviously never been to any of Hong Kong’s traditional restaurants or the hundreds of local charcoal grill places.
Still, the meat was cooked perfectly, the wine contained alcohol and the view back across Hong Kong’s harbour was beautiful. I’ll hopefully go again next year.
- Price – I didn’t pay
- InterContinental Hong Kong , 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China (2313 2323)