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By Gayatri Bhaumik | March 19th, 2019
  • Restaurant
  • HK Island, Lan Kwai Fong
  • Address: 23/F,32 D'Aguilar Street,Central
  • Website: http://gaiagroup.com.hk/restaurant/redhouse/
  • Open Hours: Daily, Lunch & Dinner
  • Capacity: 130
  • Open Since: January 15th, 2019
  • Phone: 2344-2366
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Ambience: Trendy

All Bets on Red: Tucked into the behemoth California Tower building in Lan Kwai Fong, Redhouse is a gorgeous modern restaurant specializing in an extensive menu that’s deeply rooted in the heritage and traditions of Chinese cuisine.

Look & Feel: The color red is important in Chinese culture — it represents prosperity, happiness, luck, and general auspiciousness. And given the restaurant’s name, it’s no surprise that Redhouse is decked out in 50 shades of red. But this is a thoroughly modern affair, so expect contemporary takes like lots of light woods, black lacquer, quirky objets d’art and a dramatic chandeliers.

Redhouse

On the Menu: This is definitely Chinese cuisine, but not as you’d usually find it. The har gao comes in rose gold, while the popular meat and mushroom dumpling gets a makeover in the form of a stuffed truffle ball. Start with small bites of heaven in the form of crispy Bombay duck fish with salt and pepper and stuffed eggplant in teriyaki sauce, then get a bit of nourishment with the fish maw soup. Save space though, because you’re just getting started. The fragrant three-cup chicken in a stone pot is a delight, while spice aficionados will love the poached wagyu beef in chili oil and Redhouse chili stir-fried prawns. Whatever you do, order the Peking duck, which is delicious, decadent, and presented with all appropriate flair. Finish on a comforting and not-too-sweet note with the yin tang-style sponge cake. The food is ably seconded by an extensive drinks menu — try the cocktails, all of which come with a check Chinoiserie twist.

Jeng: The restaurant isn’t huge, but it feels like there’s plenty of space — our table of 10 didn’t feel squashed at all. Plus the food is genuinely great, so there’s that.

Not so Jeng: The menu is huge, so if you’re indecisive, you’ll have a very hard time deciding what to try.

Great For: Occasion dinners with the family, date nights, or any time you want a fancy Chinese meal.

FYI: Redhouse is the sister restaurant to Shè, the Gaia Group restaurant that recently opened in IFC

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