GBA Lifestyle News
Food & Drink Section
By Andrea Lo | October 5th, 2016
  • Bar, Restaurant
  • Central, HK Island, SoHo
  • Address: 7/F, Block B, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
  • Website: http://www.tdr.com.hk/
  • Open Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Lunch, Dinner
  • Open Since : June, 2016
  • Phone: 2156-0888
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Italian, Western
  • Ambience: Fancy, Intimate

An Old Favorite Returns: The old Drawing Room used to be situated at the former JIA Hotel some two years back. This year, the restaurant has reopened — it takes up the space that was fine-dine Vasco, and shares a double-height ceiling space with Isono Eatery and Bar at PMQ. 

Look & Feel: The restaurant retains a similar vibe to Vasco — all cozy tables and glitzy chandeliers. A private room gives a bird’s eye view to the bar at Isono below. The Italian restaurant is exactly the kind of place you’d want to be if you’re after an evening of exquisite food and long conversations over glasses of wine.

On the Menu: Expect to find a modern interpretation of Italian cooking. Choose from a classic or seasonal tasting menu (four courses, $798; five courses, $998) for delicate, exquisitely presented dishes like grilled quail with foie gras or marinated pink shrimp with avocado and green apple. The weekday lunch menu (two courses, $298; three courses, $338), on the other hand, offers a more casual dining experience with crowd favorites like buffalo mozzarella, as well as hearty comfort foods like spaghetti (with crab, zucchini and sweet chilli), ravioli (with veal) and risotto (with sea urchin). There’s a three- or four-course brunch ($488/$588) on weekends, which offer the best of both worlds.

Great For: Impressing a date with fine-dining that actually comes with a fairly reasonable price tag.

FYI: The name of the restaurant is inspired by the drawing room in a grand residence — where guests are entertained.

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