Hullett House and one of its restaurants, St. George, bring back glamorous memories from the colonial era of Hong Kong when senior English civil servants and tai pans could relax over good food, vintage port and cigars. The high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, wooden trusses, old leather sofas and huge velvet curtains all sum up for an ambience you rarely experience nowadays. St. George is the signature fine dining restaurant of the Hullett House and its style is reminiscent of an old British mens club.
Hullett House is located in the most exclusive part of the new and developed part of Tsim Sha Tsui at the Kowloon Peninsula. The property is a tribute to Hong Kong’s rich heritage of East meets West and the overall design offers a perfect combination of luxury from former times and today. The building was originally built in 1881 and consists of a smaller hotel, five restaurants, bars and a smaller shop. Hullett House is surrounded by some of Hong Kong’s most luxurious shopping, but make sure to save some money so you can splurge yourself at St. George where the French contemporary cuisine will make your taste buds very happy, indeed.
You will recognise a whole lot on the menu if you are used to French contemporary cuisine, and most tastes delicious and you will have a nice harmony between flavours and texture. You can order in à la carte or choose any of the two tasting menus of which Le Menu du Chef is the most exclusive one. The ossetra caviar with eggs custard & lobster jelly is a perfect way to start a great evening, followed by royale oyster & black truffle foam and you will soon notice that you are in for a treat of only the best ingredients available. Crispy Maine lobster, Atlantic sole filet, roasted Japanese farm pork belly and Welsh farm chicken clearly show that hardly any of the ingredients comes from the Hong Kong region. Only top ingredients and they are really savoury, but it would be nice to see at least some of the ingredients coming from more nearby.
There are plenty of really great French luxury eateries in Hong Kong, but St. George stands well against the competition and deserves your attention and reservation.
Written by Andy