Pretty in Pink: One of the hottest openings of the summer, MARGO dazzles with its chic pink interiors, stellar service and gourmet dishes.
Look & Feel: It’s tucked away on Ice Street and offers a brasserie-style concept from the moment you walk in. As mentioned, the interiors are candy pink for a photogenic update. Inside, the restaurant is small yet intimate with its booth seating.
On the Menu: MARGO offers modern European dishes, as inspired by chef’s travels and German roots. For lunch, there’s a two or three course set lunch menu at HK$400 and HK$480 respectively, inclusive of coffee or tea. For dinner, gourmands can order a la carte specialties, slightly different from the lunch menu. Although the seasonal salad is a highlight dish, we preferred the pan-fried Hokkaido scallop thanks to its soft and scrumptious texture served with pumpkin purée and seasonal mandarin.
Mains are hefty, but great to share if you’re dining for two – perhaps if you want to share more options. The Puntalette was definitely the star of the show, a change from typical pasta dishes found in Hong Kong. It came with aromatic roasted corn and balsamic glazed radicchio. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted to know that desserts here are well worth the trip for. Plus, the restaurant is also famous for its patisserie. We would like to shed a light on the zesty lemon tart – need we say more?
Jeng: The service and setting of MARGO, coupled with the brilliant food, made us realize why this place has accumulated a waiting list since its opening.
Not So Jeng: There were a couple of dishes that we felt were less inspiring but the highlighted dishes make up for it.
Meet the Chef: Chef Mario Paecke was previously at SOMM at the LANDMARK Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.
Great For: Indulgent dining.
FYI: There’s also a specialist martini bar upstairs – Kyle & Bain – which is great for post-dinner drinks.
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This writeup was based on a complimentary media tasting.