We had dinner at Simplylife at Festival Walk back in February, the first time we had dined here in a while. Despite the long queue, our meal was pretty good, similar to past experiences at this branch in Kowloon Tong.
During this meal, we tried the pumpkin soup appetizer (+HK$30 w/tea or coffee added to meal) that was ok but a bit too bland on its own. It required salt and pepper (rating 3 of 5). For mains, we ordered the Pumpkins, Pine Nuts, Chestnuts and Organic Brown Rice, Sage and Browned Butter risotto (HK$92). This dish was very well made with balanced ingredients and tasted delicious (rating 4.5 of 5).
We also tried the Roasted U.S. Game Hen with Green Asparagus and Portobello Mushroom (HK$148). This was good but not great, the hen was cooked a too quickly making it a bit dry and difficult to debone, especially as they don't serve with proper cutting knives with this meal. It was a bit tricky cutting the meat off with a standard table knife (rating 3 of 5).
Overall, we were pleased with last meal at Simplylife in Festival Walk, we will probably try a different main course meal next time but the risotto dish was worthy of praise and reordering. If you are in the Festival Walk and fancy a bistro/bakery style lunch or dinner, this is a good option, just be warned of the queues which seem to always seem to occur here now.
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