The Grand Hyatt Grand Café calls for special occasions, such as birthdays or special holidaya, within my family. The price, the decór, the service is everything you would expect from a international five-star hotel chain. Specialising in breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner buffets, the dining experience comes with a whole package of luxury.
Upon entering the restaurant, I could tell straight away the prestigious quality and standards of the restaurant. Sleek marble and leather sofas adorned the ceiling to floor style windows. Waiters and waitresses with tuxedos and long dresses escorted and welcomed us to our table. It was a enjoyable experience.
Chef de Cuisine Marc Briol leads the kitchen, inspiring a variety of international culinary delights in both an à la carte and buffet style. Its arguably most delectable dish is the famed Hainanese chicken rice, which my whole family happened to order on the day.
The Hainan Chicken Rice is known as the "Best Hainanese Chicken Rice in Hong Kong" but does it really live up to its name?
On a beautifully arranged tray presented by our waiter, there was some chicken breast (we could choose whether we wanted breast or thigh), chicken oil rice, chicken broth and an array of sauces (scallion ginger, sweet sticky soy sauce, and a spicy sauce). I was exhilarated. Here came the moment i was waiting for.
The skin was gelatinous, the meat tender. Not overpowering, but just enough to make you "mmm". You can really taste the pureness and the freshness of the chicken and embellish it with the complementary flavors from the sauces. The rice and broth were aromatic and tasty in generous portions.
I thought it was the perfect Hainan Chicken Rice, but the only thing that concerns me is the price. Yes the service, the view, the restaurant is fabulous, but the high price of $238 has a certain off-turning element to it. Don't get me wrong. It is well worth the price, but maybe not for a weekly monthly kind of thing.
Address: Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2584 7722