Shop 18, L1, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Queen’s Cafe has been around Hong Kong for quite some time- since 1952, and has been serving up Hong Kong style Western food ever since. The restaurant claims that it serves Russian food but aside from borsch I don’t really see it; but since I’ve never tried Russian food I guess I can’t really rate on its authenticity. Having came here for quite a few times ever since I was young, I’ve always ordered the same dishes over and over again and the taste and quality always remains the same. The restaurant can be a little pricey if you don’t know what to order so it’s always a good idea to order sets instead of à la carte because you get more for your money.
For dinner, I ordered a crab au gratin set meal. The set comes with soup+ bread (either borsch or cream chowder), the main course, and a drink. The borsch was lovely and flavourful with what tasted like a slight kick of Tabasco. I enjoyed dipping my bread bun (which was slightly sweet and topped with sesame seeds) into the soup.
Next up: the crab au gratin. Served in crab shells, this dish was deliciously moreish and filling, with the crusty cheese topping and creamy, decadent interior. Each bite of this heavenly mixture contained a generous amount of crab meat. Served with creamed potatoes, vegetables and carrots, I scraped out each bit of crab meat out of the shells until it reached the bottom.
It you’re looking for some hearty food in a relaxing setting, Queen’s Cafe is a great place to go! Just bear in mind that the prices aren’t that cheap for some of the dishes. My best bet would be to choose something with seafood in it or steak.