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“A nice dining experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Blanc

Le Blanc
Ranked #3,408 of 7,917 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: US$35 - US$60
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A nice dining experience”
Reviewed 11 August 2012

We went to Le Blanc a couple of weeks ago and were pleasantly surprised by the charming atmosphere, friendly service and good food. I started with a vegetable and blueberry salad and had a sweet potato dish as my entree, both of which were really good. For dessert, I tried the molten chocolate cake which was delicious. We brought two bottles of wine with us as there's no corkage fee. The waiter brought ice for the white wine right away and made sure both wines were at the right temperature. All of us enjoyed our evening at Le Blanc and will definitely go back.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Upon entering you think this cute private dining venue has real potential, but sadly everything that followed was disappointing. The service was very slow, however once we'd finally ordered our starters appeared within minutes - so must have been prepared and just put on plates - which when you're having a souffle is not great. I had the fois gras which was still cold inside. I sent it back and it came back out a few moments later and was still only room temp inside. The mains took a long time to arrive and were less than average - poorly cooked polenta, lamb shank that needed to be cut with a steak knife and boney, fiddly chicken. Not rushing back in fact not going back.

  • Visited April 2012
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hong kong
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awful, expensive food”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

I felt uncomfortable when friends suggested this restaurant as the website states a requirement of a minimum expenditure of HK290 per person; states requirments regarding bookings; and it just seemed to have a certain arrogance about it. Anyway, we persisted. The first thing that is unique about this restaurant is that each table is enclosed by curtains. This is really kind of fun as you have your own private space. Though on the night we were there (a Sunday), there were only about 4 other tables occupied. We had the bisque (adequate), fetta quiche (no different to what you have at the local take away), venison with black pepper crust and cranberry preserve (crust was missing, cranberry lacked flavour, and despite ordering one medium rare venison, and one medium, both were dry, tough and overcooked and flavourless). The lamb shank was good and fell off the bone. We also ordered one pasta dish for the child in our party which never arrived. Dessert wise, cherries were predominantly absent from the the dark cherry clafoutis, the banana tarte tatin comprised one average mouthful and was accompanied by a sorbet that was incongruent with the pastry, and the chocolate terrine was heavy. Overall the cost for this dining experience amounted to over HK1500 for 3 adults and one child. We had a discussion as to what we should say when asked if we enjoyed our meal. We decided that we should consider the food incidental and not let any negative confrontation affect our night out. We shouldn't have worried though. No one bothered to ask at any time during our visit, whether we needed anything or whether we enjoyed our meal. Stay away!!

  • Visited January 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Hit or miss”
Reviewed 26 November 2011

Just got back from a night out with a group of 16 and the overall opinion of the group was some dishes were great while some were fair at best. My wife had fish and scallops and raved about it. I had rack of lamb that turned out to be three razor thin chops that were over cooked and dull. The person next to me had venison and loved it while the person across had fowl that was so undercooked it took them 30 addtional minutes to cook it by which time all the rest of the party had finished so she refused the dish as she did not want to eat alone. I will not return but I think if you ordered the correct dish you would have had a different experience. If you want to roll the dice give it a go but if you want to play it safe go elsewhere.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Freddy304
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
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“Cute but maybe a bit so-so”
Reviewed 28 September 2011

Nice atmosphere. It feels like someone's lounge room divided up with curtains - which actually works. The downside is waiters can't see you so you're often waiting to be served.

Most of the usual French staples are on the menu, but the choice wasn't overly exciting.

Awesome that you can BYO with no corkage - a rarity in HK.

Overall, we enjoyed it and would recommend you try for yourself, but not sure we'll be back.

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