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The Best Of Hong Kong
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By Adele Wong | October 4th, 2015
  • Casual Dining
  • HK Island, Central, SoHo
  • Address: G/F,48 Peel Street,Central
  • Website: http://lavache.com.hk/
  • Open Hours: Monday-Saturday, Lunch, Dinner; Sunday, Dinner
  • Capacity: 75
  • Open Since: January, 1970
  • Phone: 2880-0248
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Cuisine: Western, Steak Frites
  • Ambience: Casual, Trendy, Loud

Steak Frites: This Black Sheep Restaurants establishment simplifies the whole dining process: pay a set price, gorge on steak and fries, roll home happy.

Look & Feel: A large red sign screaming the venue name outside its Peel Street entrance ensures zero chance of you missing the door. Inside is a cavernous, jovial space with tables covered in red checkered cloths, colorful paintings on the walls, and brass-toned light fixtures.

La Vache
Seeing red and white at La Vache

On the Menu: Choice is an illusion here. A bill of $278 per person gets you a walnut salad, unlimited fries, and a reasonable portion of trimmed rib-eye steak (l’entrecôte, dahhling) cooked to your preferred done-ness. Drinks and desserts are extra.

Meet the Chef: Tony Ferreira runs the kitchen, making sure the steak frites are served sizzling every time.

Service: We’ve been here a lot. Like at least six times. And service is generally friendly and efficient — although once, we did have a flying profiterole land in our lap.

Jeng: The crispy fries complement the smoky, juicy strips of steak. Paired with the tangy-creamy house Bearnaise, the combo is pretty hard to beat. We love the ambience too: it’s at once cheery and intimate.

Not So Jeng: If you’re going to order anything apart from the set menu, be prepared for a quickly escalating bill.

Great For: A rowdy meal with friends, a casual business meeting, a first date.

FYI: La Vache, fittingly, means “cow” in French.

This writeup was based on an independent tasting. The Loop doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.