The hotel's lobby and entrance from our table at Green:
One of the defining features of Green is the largest indoor vertical garden, designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc, the inventor of the green wall. It is huge, and a very striking feature. I wonder how easy it is to maintain a vertical garden.
Hubby, son, tables and chairs alike are dwarfed by the huge vertical garden:
Service was adequately attentive, and the food was served relatively quickly (we were the only lunch customers at the time; the other customers were there for coffee and light snacks). We ordered from the a-la-carte menu as we didn't want to wait another hour for the lunch menu to become available. The food is on the pricey side, but quite normal for a hotel café restaurant, and this is reflected on the food quality.
Enjoyed a cappuccino while waiting for the food - the milk froth is demanding a good sprinkling of cocoa! That macaron-like biscuit was unexpectedly crunchy, but delicious all the same with a nutty flavour:
Delicious warm fresh bread, served with butter and tapenade:
Calamari (HK$88), for the 3-year-old, who loved munching on the deep-fried squid but not so keen on the dip (he doesn't like mixing food). We adults also enjoyed the crispy squid:
Hubby ordered Escalopes de Veau 'Viennoise' (breaded veal cutlet with caper garnish, HK$200). This was done quite nicely - the breading was crispy yet the veal was still moist and tender:
I got the Grilled Sea Bass Fillet (HK$188), served with artichokes, onions, tomatoes and black olives. This was a generous chunk of sea bass, but perhaps a little overcooked. It was still quite moist and tasty:
For dessert, we enjoyed Apple Streusel with Vanilla Ice Cream (HK$78). Delicious soft apple filling encased in a buttery shortcrust pastry with a crunchy crumble topping and a scoop of vanilla ice cream (you can see the vanilla flecks):
We enjoyed lunch at a leisurely pace and watched as the dining space filled up with the lunch crowd. The lunch set menu looks quite enticing, and is more affordable than ordering a-la-carte. Green is worth a visit if you happen to be in the area and looking to have decent food in a comfortable atmosphere.
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17 Science Museum Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel. +85 2 3400 1300