Lit­tle Crea­tures

HK Magazine - - DINING -

Gas­tropub. Shop 1, G/F, New For­tune House, 5A New Praya, Kennedy Town, 2833-5611. K-Town’s new­est hotspot right along the water­front is Aussie im­port mi­cro­brew­ery Lit­tle Crea­tures—and they’re not just about the craft beers. Open for break­fast, lunch, brunch, dinner and late night snacks, you can feast on whole­some, ca­sual dishes made easy for groups to eat to­gether—and that go well with beer, of course.

HIT Dishes are pretty on point: The large smashed av­o­cado bowl ($130), while pricey for what it is, was a de­cently sized guac mound with plenty of creamy, just-ripe av­o­cado, and nailed a per­fect tor­tilla chip-toavo ra­tio (the “tor­ta­va­tio”). The An­gus beef slid­ers ($120) was a plate of three hot mini burg­ers, with fla­vor­some, juicy pat­ties that beef-lovers will swoon for, com­ple­mented by truf­fle mayo. As for mains, the pap­pardelle Bolog­nese ($135) was a solid bowl made with a mix of lamb, beef and pork. It was richly flavoured, but we like our Bolog­nese with more sauce and pecorino. The rib-eye ($295) stole the show: A ten­der slab of steak topped with chimichurri, grilled with some good char on the out­side and still juicy pink on the in­side.

MISS Just over a month old, the place was PACKED. Not only do reser­va­tions go fast, but they tend to never pick up the phone ei­ther. Our flight of five beers ($100) turned out to be head­less and flat. That said, on an ear­lier visit, pints were crisp, cold and lightly ef­fer­ves­cent—as they should have been.

BOT­TOM LINE At­ten­tion to de­tail in the beer department was in­con­sis­tent, but the restau­rant side was wel­com­ing and ef­fi­cient. In terms of food ex­e­cu­tion, we have no qualms: It’s a good spot for ca­sual, fuss-free meals—just re­mem­ber to make a reser­va­tion.

Open daily 8am-11pm. $$-$$$

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