Bistecca - anyone tried?

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    PDLM - did you try this place in the end?


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    limepickle - please make sure you read my other post regarding Bistecca...
    http://www.geoexpat.com/forum/thread59515.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by limepickle:
    PDLM - did you try this place in the end?
    Not yet, sorry. Wooloomooloo's just become too automatic. I'll try to remember next time.

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    I gave this place a try in the end about a month ago – took the in-laws.

    Overall it I’d give it a cautious thumbs up. The atmosphere was pretty lively, especially given that we went on a Sunday. Service was good – at our request the waiter eventually left us to pour our own wine (I hate having to say again and again to umpteen different people that I’ll pour it myself thanks!).

    For the food, I had ribeye (14oz), the wife and her dad had sirloin (12oz) and my mother-in-law had fillet – all of which were cooked broadly how we requested (the wife’s was perhaps a touch over but she was preggers so didn’t mind so much. The sirloins tasted the best in my opinion and looked a little larger than my ribeye, so arguably my steak was a little underweight. I didn’t mind as I was able to hoover up my wife’s leftovers. We ordered a portion of cream spinach (delicious), roasted potatoes (also delicious) and crispy zucchini fries (a little limp) as sides and were pretty stuffed after polishing it all off. The girls both had dessert (sorry, I don’t remember what they had but they both were very happy), while I had coffee and a scotch, and the father-in-law had a grappe.

    I’d give the food 7-8 out of ten. The steaks were certainly tasty and pretty well cooked but there was no real wow-factor. That said, they were as good as any I’ve eaten in a restaurant in Hong Kong (compared with my experience at Union or Wooloomooloos).

    The total bill was around HK$2600 and included a large bottle of water, 4 beers and a bottle of reasonable red. From memory this is about the same as Wooloomooloos and little more expensive than Union. But I think the place certainly has a slightly more ‘upmarket’ feel to it than the other two steak places I patronise.

    Anywho, I can’t be busting 50 quid whenever I want a steak, so in future it’s a trip 360 for the Canadian ribeye special plus a bottle Rosemont estate shiraz from PnS next time I need a fix – I can cook it better myself ;-)

    Last edited by limepickle; 19-03-2010 at 07:03 PM.

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