Petrus・珀翠

Restaurant ・ French

The Island Shangri-La’s flagship French restaurant has been around since 1991, but the entire operation – from food to wine and service – is anything but outdated
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56/F, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty

+852 28208590

http://www.shangri-la.com/island

Overview

Lunch HoursMon to Sun, 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Dinner HoursMon to Sun, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Dress CodeJacket and tie required

ReservationYes

BuffetNo

CorkageHK$500/bottle

Private Room2 rooms for 15-30 persons

Accept Credit CardYes

Bring Your Own BottleYes

Smoking AreaNo

Review

In Hong Kong’s fast and fickle dining scene, it’s easy to overlook the classics, the places that have been serving exemplary food for years. Among these is Restaurant Petrus, a hushed, tiered and chandeliered fine diner with crisp white tablecloths, damask upholstery, and stunning views of Victoria Harbour. It’s new Chef de Cuisine Ricardo Chaneton’s assured cooking, however, that deserves real attention. Live blue lobster is gently poached so the tail remains springy and succulent. Roasted Aveyron lamb rack arrives a perfect shade of pink, a thin layer of fat adding indulgent depth of flavour to the tender meat. Here, premium ingredients and deft technique are more important than fashion or trickery. The extensive wine list is recognised as among Hong Kong’s best, including dozens of vintages of the namesake Petrus, and use of a Coravin dispensing system allows for fine and rare wines to be sold by the glass. Service is attentive, if a bit formal, and consistent with the standards expected of this refined institution.