In the space previously occupied by Nocte comes this newest addition to Tai Hang; Warren. Retaining many of the renovation / design elements from it’s predecessor, this small little restaurant aims to serve affordable and delicious western cuisine to restaurant diners as well as offering room service to the apartment residents above. The chef at Warren previously worked at the 1-starred Spoon at the Intercontinental hotel, thus many of the dishes served take inspiration from modern French cuisine. The menu at Warren is pretty straight forward – either a choice of three or four courses priced at $330 and $380 respectively. There is a good selection of seafood and meat choices, and all meals comes with coffee or tea. For my visit I went with the three course set with starter, soup and main.
After ordering our dishes the host brought us our bread basket. The bread was warm and soft and the homemade truffle butter was pretty good. As the menu currently doesn’t have any pasta or risotto dishes, diners will have to rely on the bread to get their fill of carbs.
The presentation of this dish was pretty, with two bunny-ear toasties sticking out of the tatare. The seared tuna was cooked well and had a nice meaty flavour. The tatare was made of mashed avocado mixed with the yuzu dressing topped with more diced tuna. The texture of the tatare was pleasant with creamy avocado and firm tuna, however I felt that the sour yuzu dressing slightly overpowered the avocado. I would’ve preferred to dress the tuna only to preserve the unique avocado flavour as a base.
Next up was the cream soup, the soup was nicely seasoned and had the perfect consistency, mussels were small but there was a generous amount in the soup. Personally, I wasn’t a fan of the olive oil soaked fried onion on top as it didn’t add much to the flavour of the soup and the texture resembled that of soggy fries.
The slow-cooked salmon main course was absolutely delicious and executed to perfection. Salmon was buttery smooth and the sauce was to die for. Even the accompanying veggies were cooked perfectly which is always a good sign of the chef’s attention to detail. 10/10 dish.
For our drinks the host recommended us to try their hand drip coffee. The coffee was not too shabby but I would hope to see an espresso machine added in the future for more coffee selections.
Overall I felt the food served at Warren was quite solid and definitely good value for money. While it may not compare to the many top fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong, it is definitely a restaurant I would recommend to friends looking for a more casual dining experience.
Tel: 2392 5121
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 16:00-23:00
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