The concept: After six years enduring the troughs and peaks of Hong Kong’s Central F&B scene, SEVVA is still going strong serving its unique blend of decadent comfort cuisine.
The setting: Opulent, chic and comfortable. With its colourful floral ceiling instalment, girly decorative touches and city views over Central, this is an ideal gathering place for long, languorous lunches or serious business meets.
The cuisine: Founder Bonnae Gokson prides herself on the carefully-crafted menu using the highest quality ingredients to form simple, comfort food that covers a full range from East to West. We began the elaborate tasting menu with a small taste of the delightful potato poori served with four types of homemade chutneys. An impressive array of dosas filled with roasted garlic, wild mushrooms and spinach as well as ratatouille, mozzarella and onion that should serve as a precursor to every main. A rich fish broth with Vietnamese vermicelli, coral garoupa and tofu quenelle that we all agreed would be our go-to lunch dish on our next visit. Fried chicken arrived with a crispy skin alongside the slow roasted Wagyu short rib served with a sweet dollop of red wine reduction. A Kurobuta pork chop with fried tomato rice was cooked to perfection but we only tried a tiny bite of the rich chicken a la king as we had all reached saturation point. We found space to try Ms B’s risotto, which was chock full of everything good for you like asparagus, pumpkin, goji berries and baby peas. Although we tried to decline dessert at this point, the passion fruit meringue arrived. It would’ve been terrifically difficult to not try a taste of a cake this beautiful, and we were rewarded, as it tasted even better than it looked. Although we would never recommend the sheer volume of dishes, we would individually recommend all of them.
Final word: Beautiful food in a beautiful setting (but always leave room for the cakes).
25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2537 1388
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 12:00–17:00, 18:00–20:30 (except Thur–Fri open until 1am); Sat: 11:00–17:30, 18:00–20:30