High Street Grill

High Street Grill Vegetarian Risotto

I wanted to write a short post about the delightful lunch we had at High Street Grill, a new addition to the Sai Ying Pun restaurant scene. It was a weekday lunch so they offered set menus at $98 for 3 courses.  We’re usually a-la-carte-ordering-type-of-people, but the selection on the set menu seemed interesting and the price tag was attractive compared to the a-la-carte choices, so we both got the set.

We both chose the Pear Salad with Honey Vinaigrette, and it was this first course that intrigued us.  I don’t know why, but for the salad we were expecting a few greens doused in dressing (I guess it had to do with our past set lunch experiences).   Instead we were surprised with a refreshingly light salad with extremely fresh ingredients of cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, pears and crumbled feta cheese.

High Street Grill Menu   High Street Grill Salad

Hubby chose the char-grilled New Zealand Strip Loin served with lyonnaise potato and mushroom gravy. The steak was tender and we both thought it was definitely a value for money set.

High Street Grill Steak

I opted for the Vegetarian Risotto pomodoro style with zucchini and beans. Using a tomato base for this risotto made it seem lighter, but I thought it was a bit on the acidic side and wished they put a bit more cheese in to balance the dish. But overall, I quite enjoyed this dish.

High Street Grill Vegetarian Risotto

The Banana Walnut Cake and Vanilla Ice cream dessert was mediocre, but nonetheless I felt they made an effort.

High Street Grill Dessert

We noticed that High Street Grill used Illy coffee beans, so there was no way we were going to leave without each having a cup of our favorite aromatic coffee.  After our meal we lazily kicked back with our caffeine fix in this industrial-chic open-spaced restaurant and just enjoyed the relaxing vibe.

This space is ideal for a Sunday brunch and I’ve read that the burgers are also a much try.

In all, I would say High Street Grill isn’t a restaurant where you would go tripping over to make reservations for.  But, if you are in the area and looking for a bite, you would be pleasantly surprised here.

High Street Grill Coffee   High Street Grill Decor

High Street Grill Decor

I didn’t have my camera with me, so I tried out the VSCOcam app on my iPhone.  I thought the results weren’t bad.  What do you think?

Lunch Total:  $298
Address:  Shop 4& 5, G/F, Hang Sing Mansion, 48/78 High Street / Tel: 2559-2638
Website:  http://www.casteloconcepts.com

Lunch Set $98
Regular Coffee $35 <- compared to the meal, the coffee was $$$
Latte $35