Have you been looking for the perfect family restaurant in Causeway Bay with a menu to suit all tastes? Well, look no further than The Chop House in Causeway Bay where you’ll find delicious cuts of lamb, pork and beef paired with a range of mouthwatering sides. The Wooloomooloo Group is the restaurant brand behind this eatery, so I expected it to be good… and it definitely met expectations! My entire family left satisfied and well-fed. Finding a family restaurant in Causeway Bay that meets every member’s need and isn’t the size of a walk-in closet can often be a problem, but The Chop House holds a sizable piece of real estate with an even more plentiful menu.
The establishment is easy enough to find: it’s located on the 3/F of the Midtown Building (rather than enter into Jamie’s, head to the right for the elevators). The restaurant encompasses a large dining area, a bar, and a sizable patio for outdoor dining where we chose to sit, nestled amongst the skyscrapers of Hong Kong.
The décor is casual but cool at the same time, with a litter of red chairs contrasting against the cement. The chalkboard drawings interspersed throughout the restaurant, displaying the different cuts of meat and where they come from, were a really nice touch.
There’s a completely novel and crowd-pleasing feature on some of the patio tables: a beer tap at your own table. The Chop House uses a card system (often seen at wine establishments) where you fill your card with money, and then pay by the pour with your card. During happy hour (4 pm – 8 pm), this place is happening with a serve your own beer system. The beers on tap are Heineken lager, Tiger lager, Edelweiss wheat, John Smith’s ale, and Paulaner weissbier. If what’s on tap doesn’t suit your beer-tooth there are craft beer options like Harrington’s pilsner and Mountain Goat’s organic ale.
However for me, the magic cocktail menu was what caught my attention. I opted for “A Run for the Roses” – a refreshing blend of vodka muddled with raspberry and lychee, which was poured tableside.
We also sampled the “Thoo Japanese Yen” which mixes two types of sake with raspberries. Both were completely scrumptious. The kids tried out a couple of the mocktails and gave two thumbs up to the “Cookies ‘n Cream” milkshake.
The food menu offers a range of options – all meaty and scrumptious. The Mini Beef Burgers from the bar menu were stuffed with blue cheese, bacon and pear, and came with a side of tater tots that were done to perfection.
For mains, we went with the baby back ribs and mixed grilled meat platter. It’s impossible to say which we preferred, but suffice to say there were many “mmmm’s” floating around the table!
The menu also offers plenty of options for the kiddos: quesadillas, fish and chips, sandwiches and fried calamari. For adults, the menu varies from fish options like salmon or mussels to pasta dishes like carbonara or puttanesca. For dessert, we had a tough time choosing between the tiramisu, cheesecake, bread pudding and brownies. Chocolate won over in the end, and we scooped up every last bite of the warm brownies with creamy vanilla ice cream.
Of course you can’t have a great dining experience without good service. The wait staff at The Chop House were kind, generous and attentive (they even helped me charge my phone!). As a family, going out to a restaurant is a treat, and when you feel like you’ve been treated with special care and attention, it just magnifies the experience. With a meal as good as the one we had at The Chop House, we’ll definitely be back for more.
The Chop House is a great family dining experience with something for everyone on the menu. The wait staff are there to make sure you’re able to order something for all. The ambiance is quite special, and the size of the place is unheard of. Most importantly, the food is really, really good — especially if you’re a meat-lover!
Since this restaurant is accessed by elevator, stroller access is not a problem.
While there is not a set kids menu, it is very easy to choose items within the menu that a child would like. The wait staff are eager to help accommodate too, so they will help make sure that your child is served properly.
The price range is around $120-450. While this is expensive per plate, keep in mind that many of the dishes are plentiful enough to be shared. The mixed grill may be over $400, but it fed three of us.
The Chop House, Level 3 Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2771 3177, www.wooloo-mooloo.com/hk/the-chop-house