The Shore, Central, Hong Kong
The shore opened in 2010, and is renowned for the premium steaks. I have been here twice in the past two weeks, took my colleagues the first time after hearing great reviews, and he insisted that we go back again. First reaction was that the place was a lot fancier than I had anticipated. The dining room is dark but cozy, it would be perfect to take someone for a date or a special event. Considering this is the sister restaurant of The Salted Pig, I thought it would be less fancy!
The Shore specializes in ‘in house dry-aged beef’ but I have yet to order a steak myself. The bar is downstairs, and upstairs, the main dining area. For lunch they offer diners set menus (which I think changes daily?), express set (2 courses – appetizer / soup and pasta / fish / chicken course) business set (3 courses – appetizer / soup and pasta / fish / chicken / beef course and dessert) and executive set (4 courses – appetizer and soup, pasta / fish / chicken / meat course and dessert). We all opt for the express set.
Started with some fresh bread, garlic and sun-dried tomato bread, they were warm and we couldn’t help but ask for a couple more servings.
The cream of cauliflower, white truffle oil and chive soup was beautifully creamy and light, it wasn’t too heavy and the serving was just right.
One of my colleague, C, decided on the salad, tomatoes, beetroot with goats cheese. It was good but I thought the goats cheese was a little over powering.
I couldn’t go past the pork belly which was served with potato puree and a rich tomato sauce. Unfortunately the skin was not crispy, it was quite soggy, but the pork belly was incredibly tender and delicious.
My colleagues had the chicken breast which was served with salad and polenta chips. The chicken breast was tender and succulent, and the polenta chips delightful.
We came back a week later, unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of everyone’s meal except my own. I opt for the soup again – this time broccoli soup with goats cheese and the broccoli soup was again very creamy and absolutely delicious! I’m really enjoying the soup here!
And for the mains, couldn’t go past the baby back pork ribs with barbeque sauce served with chips and salad – OMG! My heart almost sank when I saw this! I was supposed to go the gym as this was an impromptu lunch but was definitely well worth it! The pork was so tender it just fell off the bone!
One of my colleagues had the steak – cape grim sirloin and I have to say that I was very impressed with. The tenderness, the juiciness, the rareness, it’s a shame that I didn’t take a photo of it but it was scrumptious. Will definitely get the steak next time I visit.
Service was good, and food delicious – definitely worth missing the gym for those baby back ribs!
PS: apologies for the bad photos… didn’t have my camera with me both times!
GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10
3/F and 4/F, L Place
139 Queen’s Road
Central, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 2915 1638