The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Sunday brunch @ Cafe Deco [The ONE], Hong Kong

Our favourite restaurant at the Peak closed down after 22 years due to mall renovations last year. Café Deco reopened in Tsim Sha Tsui a few months later, and we tried out their Sunday brunch with my aunt-in-law and her hubby (who introduced us to the original Café Deco at the Peak 6 years ago). The Sunday brunch was more affordably priced than at the Peak, presumably because rent in Tsim Sha Tsui is relatively less prohibitive. For HK$398 per adult, we could enjoy the seafood buffet with freshly shucked oysters, live cooking stations for mussels and crêpes, and it includes a choice of a main course from a list of many, should the seafood buffet not satisfy. There's always room for dessert at buffet affairs, and the dessert selection was pretty good. Cafe Deco's Sunday Brunch is also a good family-friendly option, only HK$158 for kids 4-11 and free for under 4s. The only thing they could improve on is the coffee. I have to honestly say it was one of the worst coffees I've had served to me, and I hope that it has improved in the past couple of months since our visit. Everything else was faultless, like before the move. Service was impeccable. The food was delicious. And the restaurant boasts views of the Peak.

Chef doing his thing at the pancake station:

Galettes Bretonne (savoury buckwheat crepes) with gruyere, black truffle bechemel, cotto ham and onsen egg:

The Seafood Bar: sashimi, freshly shucked seasonal oyster, tiger prawns, blue mussels, salmon tartar, diver scallop, freshwater crayfish:

My first round was heavy on the seafood, featuring the Moules Mariniere which was freshly prepared at the seafood bar of Dutch black mussels cooked with butter, garlic, white wine and thyme. My favourite was of course the freshly shucked oysters:

In addition to gorging our faces out on the galettes and seafood, we ordered four main courses from the menu.

Tandoori Chicken with Naan Bread and Raita:

Pan-fried Red Mullet and Grilled Mussels on Olive Couscous:

Seafood Fried Rice with Shrimp, Asparagus and Scallops:

Grilled Beef Filet Mignon with Black Truffle Rosti Bites:

Dessert included tiramisu, raspberry trifle and doughnuts:

Lots of mini cakes and tarts and puddings:

Vanilla Crepes with berries:

The Sunday Brunch at Cafe Deco is pretty good value for the quality and range.

[Prices quoted above do not include the 10% service charge.]

Cafe Deco [The ONE]
20th Floor, The ONE
100 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Tel. +85 2 2849 5111

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