Address: G/F, 9 Shin Hing Street, Central
Nestled at the top of Shin Hing Street, Cocotte is a definite must-try. The bistro had a great atmosphere; it was decorated with vintage mirrors and wallpaper, and has both indoor and outdoor seating. This made it a good hang out for drinks after work, or just a casual dinner.
We started off the meal with a few cocktails, which were a bit pricey, ranging from HKD$100-200 but very unique and original. I picked the kit-kat cocktail that tasted like a cold chocolate drink, a great first start! We then went on to the set dinner menu, which was about HKD$400-500 per person, with a starter, main and dessert. Each category includes 2 choices.
I took the lobster bisque, steak and finished with a crème brûlée. The lobster bisque was fresh and served with a crispy crouton, It was creamy and had lobster taste. The steak was well cooked and had a well-balanced green peppercorn sauce.
My friend ordered the deconstructed goat-cheese tart with a vegetable salad on top, very unique! The tart was presented as a vegetable stack. The cheese was not over-powering and the vegetables was a good complement to the cheese.
The coffee crème brûlée was good, but nothing special. The sugar crust was crispy, and the custard creamy, but was similar to crème brûlées found in most French restaurants.
Overall, the menu was on the expensive side, but the mains and starters offered were of good quality and justified the price. The desserts on the set menu were good but not great. Service was also good; the staff was friendly and professional. It’s worth a revisit in the future for sure, especially for their cocktails!