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By Andrea Lo | August 18th, 2019
  • Restaurant
  • HK Island
  • Address: G/F,118 Peak Road,The Peak
  • Website: https://www.rajasthanrifles.com/
  • Open Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Lunch, Dinner
  • Open Since: June 11th, 2019
  • Phone: 2388-8874
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Asian, Indian
  • Ambience: Fancy, Trendy

Colonial Officers’ Mess: Once a spot filled with overpriced, underwhelming restaurants catering to tourists, The Peak seems to be undergoing a revival into a (very scenic) dining destination. Enter Rajasthan Rifles, which is inspired by the mess halls of the British Indian Army during the 1920s, where officers came together to dine and socialize. The restaurant is part of Black Sheep Restaurants, which also operates the likes of Michelin-starred Belon. New Punjab Club and Hotel Colombo, to name a few. 

Look & Feel: The colonial-inspired digs features rattan furniture, milk lights plus a backdrop decorated with brick and dark timber. 

On the Menu: The food is a marriage of British and Indian cuisines. Find classics like mulligatawny soup with pulled chicken, celery and rice ($78) and samosa chutney ($78). Dishes good for sharing include those from the tandoor like chicken tikka marinated in yoghurt ground chillies and mustard ($178), goat seekh kebab seasoned with green chillies and roasted cumin ($228), and homemade shashlik paneer ($228). 

Great For: Casual group dinners (see more below). 

FYI: The restaurant accepts limited reservations for dinner service. During the day, it runs an exclusive members’ club for residents in the Peak area who will be able to reserve seating. 

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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.