Gold Coast Prime Rib
Restaurant, $$, Steak House, Aberdeen
Opens at: 14:30keyboard_arrow_down
Mon - Fri
Sat - Sun
- Mon - Fri 14:30-23:00
- +852 24528636
- Lobby Level, Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, 1 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun
- Accept Credit CardYes
- Dress CodeCasual
- Vegetarian DishBelow 5
- Bring Your Own BottleNo
- Car ValetYes
Cordoned off at the end of Gold Coast Hotel’s massive lobby and adjacent to floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the gardens and the hotel pool, Prime Rib carries the same décor and colour scheme – golds, browns and reds – as the rest of the floor. Tables are well distanced and the cushioned arm chairs give a warm and family-friendly atmosphere, though the best seats in the house would be near the windows and away from the hustle and bustle of the lobby lounge and a nearby function room.
The restaurant is named Prime Rib for a reason, and even the wait staff will encourage guests not to miss out on a juicy portion of well-seasoned beef which they push a sample of in a trolley.
For starters, French onion soup is a good best as its flavourful, cheesy and delightfully hearty. The prime rib comes in a starter portion of 140 grams, ‘signature cut’ of 198 grams and ‘jumbo cut’ of 280 grams. Each order comes with a choice of salad, soup or dessert, a vegetable side dish, and a choice of two sauces from four different options: Café de Paris butter; bearnaise sauce; black pepper with cognac; herbs and tomato coulis and black truffle gravy. The beef, cooked perfectly pink (medium to medium-rare) is tender and juicy, but what truly makes the meat more enjoyable is the combination of béarnaise sauce and truffle gravy.
The mashed potatoes are soft and fluffy, though in need of an extra slab or two of butter. The traditional apple crumble with vanilla ice cream is a must for dessert – not too sweet, with just the right hint of cinnamon in the apple filling and a buttery crisp streusel crust.
The wine list is conservative, but competitively priced. A bottle of Australian shiraz will set you back a mere HK$400.
Service was friendly and fast. The wait staff was knowledgeable about their menu, and could be relied on for recommendations.
Prime Rib is extremely well-priced and one of the best places to go for steak in the New Territories.