Reminiscent of the buzzing, cheerful beerhalls in Germany, FRITES pays tribute to authentic bierkellers in the heart of Quarry Bay. The restaurant has several locations across Hong Kong (including its newly-opened branch in Tseung Kwan O), serving an enticing range of Belgian brews from its lengthy “Beer Bible” menu. Aiden Bradley dropped by the vibrant venue to try a selection of sharing mains and beers.
Nestled under an escalator at Oxford House in Taikoo Place, the venue certainly does not appear to be within an office block. Decked in floor-to-ceiling timbers and deep woods, FRITES Quarry Bay is a hidden oasis that gives an immediate German beer hall vibe. The atmosphere is friendly and easy-going and the crowd ranges from families to date nights. Bar stools fill the room to add to the casual yet cosy ambiance, as inspired by the traditional German beerhouses.
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First, we tried the Niçoise Salad, a generous, hearty portion of mixed leaves served with tuna. Although the dish was very well-portioned for its price, the taste was pretty standard.