It’s definitely been a while since I ate at the pub. Prior to having Dragon, ‘The Mother’ and I would eat at the pub at least once a week for trivia, and catching up with friends. To be honest, I have missed that pub grub – the chicken schnitzel, the $10 steak, and the pies. ‘The Mother’ and I thought we would go to Stanley for lunch and have pub grub.
There are a number of pubs to choose from in Stanley – it’s not a place i go often but I don’t mind the markets and I have found an uber cool store that sells children toys and furniture at Stanley Plaza!
Pickled Pelican can be found on the main strip facing the water. ‘The Mother’ has been here a couple of times and suggested we go here. The place was packed when we rocked up, but we found a seat inside but close enough to the door for some fresh air.
The menu consisted everything you could think off for pub grub – burgers, schnitzel, ribs, chicken wings, you name it, they had it! I couldn’t go past the chicken schnitzel with fries, lemon and cucumber salad. The problem with getting chicken schnitzel at pubs is that the chicken tends to be dry and over coated but this was perfect. Even Dragon couldn’t resist eating some and the lemon and cucumber salad was a wonderful complement.
‘The Mother’ ordered the herbed beef tenderloin skewer with potatoes, and greek salad. The beef was surprisingly tender and who can say no to greek salad.
It was a casual lunch and the place was perfect for kids, they even had kids plastic cutlery which was a bonus. After lunch, we walked around the plaza and got Dragon a sofa bed which she utterly loves. Who wouldn’t? i wouldn’t mind one either!
It was a gorgeous sunny day, bit on the humid side, but nothing an ice cream or cold drink couldn’t fix. Think we will be back to Stanley to check out the other pubs.
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
1/F, 90 Stanley Main Street,
Stanley, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 2108 4467
Chez Patrick Deli first opened in 2006 in Central. They opened their first Chez Patrick Deli in Star Street Wanchai to offer diners a more casual place and offer them the choice to take home a slice of ‘Chez Patrick experience’. Now there are 3 Chez Patrick Deli in Hong Kong, including Stanley. The weather in Hong Kong has been pretty good, I love the winter in Hong Kong, beautiful blue sky and the sun is shining. We have been to Stanley a couple of times now, mainly in the winter and ‘The Mother’ suggested we eat at Chez Patrick as he wanted something Western.
We were surprised that we managed to get a table straight away. We started with some fresh baguette, cut into small pieces, the bread was fresh and pretty decent. It’s been a while since either of us had fresh bread!
‘The Mother’ couldn’t go past the “Charcuterie” plate – a selection of cold cuts (HKD120) – prosciutto, salami, pepperoni and different types of terrine. He truly enjoyed it – I think he misses his cold cut meats from Australia, especially good pepperoni and salami!
I couldn’t go past the salmon in sorrel cream sauce (HKD140) – I was a little disappointed that it was such a small serving! The salmon was a little cooked for my liking, as I do like it medium rare. The sorrel cream sauce was a wonderful complement.
Overall I thought the service was ok, I have heard that the service has been bad, but we had no issues. Food was good, and we managed to buy a couple of things from the deli to take home – some cold cuts for ‘The Mother’, cheese for me and of course some bread!
It was a good day out and about, I really do like Stanley. I think Dragon would enjoy it more when she is older and can walk / run. We strolled through the markets, bought a couple of things. A very satisfying and fulfilling day.
GA’s ratings: 6.5 / 10
Chez Patrick Deli
Shop 5-6, G/F, Stanley Plaza, Cape Road
Stanley, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 683 5115