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By Kate Springer | November 11th, 2015
  • HK Island, Wan Chai
  • Address: 26/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
  • Website: http://www.myhousehk.com/
  • Open Hours: Monday-Saturday, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks; Sunday, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
  • Capacity: 100
  • Open Since : October, 2015
  • Phone: 2323-1715
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: European, Western
  • Ambience: Casual, Loud

Natural Noms: Assuming you’ve heard the phrase mi casa es su casa, then you probably already get the gist at MyHouse. The atmospheric restaurant-slash-bar brings all-organic sharing plates, great music and natural wine to Wan Chai.

Look & Feel: As soon as you walk through the door at MyHouse, you do indeed feel right at home. Front and center you’ll find a cozy bar with creative vibes, where natural warm wood furniture and high tops make it easy to mingle. Towards the back there are a handful of dining tables that come equipped with individual vinyl players (so you can listen to music while you eat?) and a semi-private dining room for bigger bookings.

MyHouse’s ever-growing collection of vinyl records
Pick an album – any album

Meet the Chef: Peter Birks serves up beautiful contemporary European plates.

On the Menu: An all-day affair, MyHouse starts with coffee, lunch and after-work drinks before transitioning into a casual dinner space and, later, Resident DJs Arun R and Romi Behl turn things up ’til late. The menu thankfully is less of a mouthful: it’s edited down to one page and everything sounds delicious, from salads to cheese to grilled free-range meats and sustainable seafood. As for drinks, try one of the handpicked natural wines or ask bar manager James French to come up with a custom cocktail based on your favorite spirit.

Service: At my actual house, you would never get service this good.

Jeng: We are skeptical of the promise that natural wines will not cause hangovers, but lo and behold: no hangover the next day. The standout of the night is the grilled scamoza cheese wrapped in serrano ham and finished with Pedro Ximenez sherry ($138), which we could eat every single day. Add to that the towering arugula and poached pear salad ($108), bone-in iberico beef strip loin ($1,200) and truffle buttered asparagus ($148), and you have our shortlist. For dessert? Don’t miss the passion fruit meringue pie ($88).

Not So Jeng: If you had to skip something, we’d suggest the various pizzetas ($98) and MyHouse pasta ($178): they were all meh. MyHouse is hyper creative, in a good way, but sometimes the concepts seem scatter-brained. For instance, we love the idea of grabbing a vinyl off the shelf and playing it on your own personal record player, but being pegged to a pair of headphones would also make you completely antisocial during your meal.

Great For: Freelancers who are “working” over a glass of wine, creative musings, 100th dates, first dates, solo diners.

FYI: Founder Alison Christ is also a certified sommelier and this is her first restaurant project in Hong Kong.

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