Forum・富臨

chineseCantonese・

Causeway Bay

1/F, Sino Plaza, 255-257 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay

T: +852 28698282

http://www.forumrestaurant1977.com

Overview

Opening Hours Mon to Sat, 11:00 am - 11:00 pm; Sun, 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Lunch HoursMon to Sat, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; Sun, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Dinner HoursMon to Sun, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Dress CodeSmart Casual

ReservationYes

BuffetNo

CorkageHK$300/bottle

Accept Credit CardYes

Review

Date of review: July 31, 2016 | Reviewed by: Gloria Chung Wing Han

Setting

The interior is elegant and cozy; luxurious but not imtimdating. The restaurant features lots of dark wood furniture, golden bamboo wall and red velvet chairs to updgrade the traditional cantonese restaurant to a contemporary setting.

Food

We started the meal with their signature Deep Fried Crispy Chicken that lived up to its name. The skin was crispy and the meat was tender and had a mild taste of 5 spice powder. Yet some park of the chicken such as the lower part of the chicken back tended to be a bit too salty. Fortunately, most of the meat were cooked evenly. Even the breast was tender and juicy. It was smoking hot even after taking lots of photos. Braised Ox Tail in Rich Sauce came as the next dish. The gelatin rich meat was braised perfectly tender yet remain its beefy goodness. The sauce was rich with a hint of cognac. Perfect to go with rice.We have also ordered the Sweet and Sour Pork as a basic test to the chef’s skills. It showed the essence of traditional Cantonese food with a balanced taste of sweetness and sourness yet not overpowering the meat. We love the right amount of fattiness in the ribs. In general, the food live up to the standard. Even the rice was addictively good.

Wine

Extensive wine list that features reds and whites from Italy and France, champagnes, cognacs, whiskeys and Chinese liquors are available by bottles.However, there are only a handful of items available by glass or by half-bottle.

Service

Impeccable service. Warm, attentive but not intrusive. Waiters and waitresses know when to serve and when to leave you alone. They even carry our bags to downstairs and get the taxi. The only down side is that they tried to sell you mooncakes during the season and told you “please help to get my tarted qouta done”.

Price   $$$$

A sumptuous meal for two comes to around HK$1,500. Given the convenient location, quality food and good service, the price is acceptable.