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“Hip location, "a nice place in the 'burbs"” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boulangerie Bistronomique

Boulangerie Bistronomique
Ranked #37 of 91 Bakeries in Hong Kong
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Sai Wan
Hong Kong, China
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Hip location, "a nice place in the 'burbs"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

Small inconspicuous restaurant located almost on the waterfront in Kennedy Town. Decor is simple and low-keyed and the atmosphere is intimate but casual. Sister restaurant to On Lot 10 renowned for its French cooking. This small bistro serves very high quality French cooking - the rabbit legs, the Wagyu "onglet", the lobster penne were especially good. The chicken à la française was a special not on the menu, and introduced as a whole chicken cooked with carrots and petit pois (tiny and sweet French peas), enough for 3 people. However, this was very French "home-style" good, but not restaurant good. Slightly over-hyped by other reviewers was the brandade de morue (puree salt cod, potato, olive oil, served as a dip with toast). We found it mushy and without substance. The artichoke salad with half of a hard-boiled egg with runny yolk was passable, but would have been better if the artichoke slices were thicker and not cooked way in advance losing all freshness. Also a nice touch for the foie gras could be accompaniment of some fine jam to accent the rich flavour of the foie gras. Our guests enjoyed the well put together Caesar salad and Lyonnais salad. The soupe de poisson and the onion soup were standard. We may be a little picky, and in the context of Hong Kong, the food in Bistronomique is considered very high quality. But as someone else said, if this restaurant was in France, it would just be a nice place with good food in the burbs. Dinner for 8 with wine came to HKD 3440.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Shanghai, China
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

Staying at my nearby hotel and made sure I had time for lunch here. Set lunch only 98 hkd. Cesar salad, brilliant, crispy cos lettuce with great dressing and loads of Parmesan. Chefs special roast duck, with crispy roast potatoes very nice, no need fot any adjustment to seasoning. Tart tatin all caramel and the cream, great. Caraf of french burgundy and a coffe. Total Hkd 381, all with very good attentive service and great wifi.

A must when in Hobg Kong.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ShanghaiWineGuy
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Shanghai, China
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243 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“A little gem in Kennedy Town neighbourhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

I was staying with my cousin for a few days who live in Kennedy Town and we decided to have dinner outside on Sunday night. For those who are not familiar – KT is on the west side of HK Island and a mere 15 min on taxi from Central. Most of the restaurants were full by the time we got down for dinner and we did not make a reservation anywhere. Whilst we poked our head into the restaurant and saw that it was already pretty full, we asked if we can sit outside – which is basically 3-4 bar stools with a table top facing the side road with the main door behind us. We was thinking that if any tables emptied out, we can move inside but the waiter basically said that they have the second seating too. My cousin also mentioned that she heard that it was difficult to get reservations too and she had never tried the restaurant. We never got to go inside the restaurant – basically it looked plain and simple and can sit around 35 people or so but I think it could be noisy if full. Our bread was served quickly – I was hoping that there could be a better or more interesting bread basket. Our orders were taken quickly with recommendations for us to try the rabbit main course and the fresh oysters. We decided to share an artichoke salad – it was very well executed, with a quarter of a hard-boiled egg with a slightly runny egg yolk and tossed with parmesan cheese shavings and black truffle oil. Very pleased with the selection. I had the yellow fin tuna dish – was originally to be served with lentil and bacon but I asked for a change to a cooked vegetable (due to the bacon which I don’t take) – the waiter was professional and checked with me a couple of times to make sure they got a right substitution. The portion was big and served with freshly blanched little green peas (really tiny ones which were delicious and sweet). Fish was done just right but I guessed with the substitution that I asked for, maybe it was lacking a little ‘sparkle’. My cousin had the roasted half chicken – a good-sized portion, crispy on the outside and still juicy and tender on the inside – even the white meat was moist – it was excellent and with mashed potatoes that she could not stop eating. Our food came really fast which fits us well. The price was very reasonable for an expensive place like HK. Recommended if you are on the west side and looking for good-value French cuisine in a lovely local neighborhood.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shanghai, China
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Unpretentious, very good food and reasonable.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2011

It was near my Hotel in the upcoming part of Hong Kong, Kennedy Town and recommend by an old friend. Saturday lunch, restaurant was full with a good mix of people. Five of us had our Christmas get together. Nice interiors and very pleasant staff. Service was excellent, at hand but never pushy.

Wines are reasonably priced, we had the Puilly Fuisse and an Aussie Pinot, both about HKD 300+. I had some good oysters to start and then the Steak Tartar as a main course with crunchy potatoes roasted in goose fat on the side – the Tartar was just perfect, the addition of whole green peppercorns gave a nice piquant crunchy vibe to the dish. Meat was properly chopped, not minced to a pulp as is sometimes usual. Old friend had the grilled mackerel cooked well and very tasty. Mushroom Risotto was also enjoyed.

Ordered a mix of desserts for the table, all were delicious – Lemon Tart lip-puckeringly good, Tart Tatin all caramel apples and sweetness.

I will definitely return, even if I am not staying nearby.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ShanghaiWineGuy
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