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19/11/201416:08 Food Craver

Les Fils à Maman - Delightful Food But Unwelcoming Service

Price: $$
Cravingness: ★★★☆☆

Les Fils a Maman is my first restaurant to go for the Dining City Restaurant Week, I have to say it was a bad start. Les Fils a Maman is a French restaurant located in Central runs by French people. The food was simple yet delicious, the ambiance was cosy and lively but the service was unwelcoming.

Les Fils a Maman is opened by four childhood French who decided to bring their best home recipes to Hong Kong. The menu and wine list are extensive, but we were here for the Restaurant Week, so there was a separate menu for it. The menu illustration is fun, colourful and cute. The inner page tells the story of Les Fils a Maman.

Below is a snap of the Dinner set for the Dining City Restaurant Week menu.

Our dining started off with an appetiser of a mean told off by the receptionist at the bar as we were 15 minutes late, which I called to inform earlier. We were than allowed only a table for 2 until our friends arrived. Followed by a second course of constant mean staring and ear whispering among the staffs. Not until we ordered the courses for our two other friends were we allowed to have the vacant table next to us. Finally a request from the waitress asking us to keep ourselves to our table when the couple next to us actually wanted to chat with us. Meh, what a service.

Foie Gras Crème Brûlée
Nonetheless, we got our first courses here. The foie gras creme brûlée was nicely portioned with a shiny glaze of crispy caramelized layer. The inner was smooth with a nice touch of vanilla flavour in it.

Flemish Onion Soup

I can't go to any French restaurant without a bowl of hot French onion soup. Les Fils a Maman's one was quite delightful but it would be better if there was more cheese. I love how concentrated the onion broth was.

Pastis Snapper Fillet

The snapper was divine! The skin was crispy, the meat was succulent and smooth, like it was swimming on your tongue! 

Traditional Boeuf Bourguignon

This freaking delicious Beef burgundy's broth was flavour bursting! It was tangy, rich, aromatic with the presence of herbs and bacon bites. The beef cubes were tender and every bite of it squeezed out the broth that it captured during stewing. Yum!

The frites mountain was nice too. The frites were made crispy and were great to dip into the beef broth to enjoy.

Griottines Clafoutis
The Grottines Cladfoutis is a traditional French dessert. I usually dislike cherry but this cherry clafoutis was good. I originally expected a cake texture, but it was more like flan cake, which was moist, creamy and smooth. 

Mango & Kiwi Mascarpone Verrine
The mascarpone was a light dessert. Although it was not as powerful as the Grottines Cladfoutis, I prefer this little cup more. The mango sauce and mango bites compliments the light cheese flavour nicely. However I did not taste any kiwi in the pot.


Earl Gray Tea
Tea was served at the end of the meal. We chose Earl Grey as there weren't many choices really as many were ran out already. To our most surprise, we were served a cup of hot water and an Earl Gray tea bag with a pack of sugar. Even I would serve my guest better than here.


An delightful surprise was served on our table when we asked for the bill, a jar of colourful sweets! This was an evil jar and we cannot stop ourselves gorging on it. I think we ended up consumed a quarter jar of sweets among us four! We crazy sweet eaters.

Despite the unwelcoming service we encountered, Les Fils a Maman is actually a pretty nice place to dine in. The restaurant furnishing was cool and homey, the ambiance was chill, the food was nice, the portion is generous and the price is very affordable. Not to mention the jar of sweet that was served a the end! I would recommend Les Fils a Maman to anyone who wants a casual place for good French Good. Just hope the restaurant could train/ improve the servers' attitude, nonetheless they are working in the service industry.

Food - ★★★★☆
Service - ★☆☆☆☆
Ambience - ★★★☆☆
Overall - ★★★☆☆
Les Fils a Maman
Address (E) LG/F, 75 Hollywood Road SOHO, Central , Hong Kong
Address (C) 香港中環蘇豪荷李活道75號
☏ 2871 0045
Opening Hours: Tue - Thur: 12.15pm - 2.30pm; 7.30 - 11.30pm (12am on Fri & Sat); Sun: 11.30am - 4pm; Closed on Monday.
Reservation Available? Yes
Walk In Possible? Yes

Date of Dining: 21 Feb 2014
Bill in Total for 4 (Dinner inc alc) - HKD1556
Bill Per Person (Dinner ex. alc) - HKD$358

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