Bonheur, 6/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Nearest Train:Sheung Wan
Opening Hours:Mon-Sat 8-10pm; Tue-Sun 2:30-7am
The lighting at Bonheur is dim, with strategically placed candles on the tables for a more intimate mood. The wait staff is equipped with a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the menu, effortlessly explaining the details of each dish, from the origin of the ingredients to the techniques used to prepare them.
On the night we went, the daily specials were grilled lobster and lobster baked in cheese, but we chose to go with fresh South African oysters instead, along with lobster bisque and a char-grilled rack of lamb as the main course. Our partner ordered the same entrées, and a rib-eye steak for the main. The oysters were delightfully juicy and succulent, and comparable to the ones commonly served at five-star hotels. The lobster bisque was served with loaves of crusty and hearty French bread. The soup was the perfect viscosity—neither too thick nor too thin.
Unfortunately, our lamb rack was cooked rarer than what we were accustomed to, even though the waiter had convinced us that medium rare was the optimum standard. In truth, we preferred our partner’s roasted American Kurobuta pork rack. Though the restaurant offers a four-course option, the three courses we had were more than enough.