There’s a new kid on the block in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong – cheekily named 69 on Jervois (that’s the address, and nothing more) the sleek restaurant slash bar delivers classic British bistro fare with a subtle Hong Kong twist.
Inside, the ambience is a seamless marriage of the past and present. While the decor is decidedly modern, vintage photographs on the walls bring back memories of old Hong Kong. The towering seven-metre ceilings also create an airy and spacious feel, while the plush booth seating offers a more private dining experience.
The menu at 69 on Jervois serves up British classics a la carte or in the form of set lunches, Saturday Brunch and Sunday Roast. During our dinner visit, we started off with seared scallops with yuzu, daikon and mint, and the beautifully charred Brussels sprouts in a caramelised soy dressing – a dish that the staff proudly claim to be the best in the city.
Next were the decadently creamy 69 Macaroni and Cheese, grilled sea bass fillets, and seafood risotto – a surprisingly light rendition that was packed with tiger prawn, sun-dried tomato and parmesan.
Be sure to add a side of fat chips to your meal (it’s a must) and don’t skip dessert, especially 69’s Apple Crumble – a blend of stewed green apples and tart cranberries topped with a buttery, crumble topping and scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Thirsty? For drinks before, during or after dins, get ‘Behind 69’, a not-so-secret secret watering hole that serves up signature and bespoke cocktails (tip: try The Gunner and refreshing lychee soda).
The LUXE Verdict: All in all, 69 on Jervois is a charming place to enjoy British classics and comfort food in a sleek and polished setting.
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