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A British classic unmatched by any other in presentation and wow factor, the beef Wellington shines like a beacon of elegance and sophistication at every table spread. Made of a seared filet steak slathered with mushroom duxelles and tucked inside a flaky golden pastry shell, the popular dinner party centrepiece is notoriously time-consuming and challenging to perfect—and costly to prepare—but these eateries manage to pull it off with impressive aplomb. For a meaty culinary marvel that tastes as good as it looks, here’s our round-up of the best beef Wellington in Hong Kong!
As to be expected from a steakhouse majoring in premium Australian beef, Wooloomooloo excels in serving juicy and consistently top-of-the-line cuts, but it seems that their culinary finesse extends to baking and pastry arts as well. Serious care and thoughtfulness are shown in every aspect of the steakhouse’s standout beef Wellington ($430)—from the expertly seared eight-ounce, grass-fed filet mignon and the decadent coating of Parma ham, mushroom duxelles, and foie gras, to the crisp puff pastry that encases it all and the accompanying red wine sauce. And how about dazzling views of Victoria Harbour as the cherry on top? Pre-ordering is required to ensure availability.
Boasting upbeat and modern-chic vibes, a beautiful rooftop terrace, and a curated menu of char-grilled dishes and tasty cocktails, Alto has ensconced itself on the city’s culinary map as a highly coveted bar and grill destination. Its beloved beef Wellington ($888 for two) is a fine example of their epicurean expertise and dedication to quality. Simple yet decadent, the generously portioned cut of tender, pink-hued beef is complemented with buttery mashed potatoes and a zingy peppercorn sauce. Furthermore, to elevate the dish to banquet-worthy status, there is an option to dial up the flavour with either truffle or foie gras for an extra $88!
Alto, 31/F, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2603 7181
It’s only fitting that a British restaurant would serve up among the best iterations of the quintessential British dish. With a menu carefully built around locally sourced vegetables, quality meats, and sustainable seafood, The Leah offers gourmet takes on your favourite British classics like scotch eggs, meat pies, and of course, the inimitable beef Wellington ($988 for four). The pâté covering the melt-in-your-mouth beef fillet is rich with black truffle flavour, trapped inside a layer of Parma ham and golden puff pastry. Paired with creamy potato mash and a sweet red wine sauce, the whole dish is brought together in a harmonious blend of flavours and textures.
The Leah, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay | (+852) 6537 7651
If you’re looking to splurge on a truly phenomenal piece of pastry-wrapped meat, make it Mandarin Grill & Bar’s signature beef Wellington. Serving two people for an additional charge of $598 in their three- to five-course tasting menus, the beautifully latticed masterpiece is baked to deep-golden crispy perfection while retaining a succulent and blushing pink interior. Indulgent but never too heavy, the rich flavour of the tenderloin is balanced out with Pommery mustard and truffle gravy, then complemented by the classic trimmings of French beans and pomme puree. Order the dish at least 48 hours in advance.
Mandarin Grill & Bar, 1/F, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central | (+852) 2825 4004
Inconspicuously located along a quiet street in North Point, Gotthard Base is proof that fine dining on a budget is possible. The cosy neighbourhood restaurant delivers a solid menu of refined grill specialities, seafood, and pasta, but the dish that lures most fans in is the beef Wellington ($378). Despite its humble price tag, the beef fillet packs a serious flavour punch, matched with well-seasoned mushroom duxelles, Parma ham, and a buttery-flaky crust that holds in all the juices. You’ll find the beef wellington nicely presented atop a colourful medley of steamed vegetables, alongside fresh salad, gravy, and a dollop of mustard.
Gotthard Base, 7 Fort Street, North Point | (+852) 2267 2988
What better companion to a rich and sumptuous meal than live music? Listen to an eclectic variety of live music performances by local talents and soak in the convivial atmosphere at Lost Stars Livehouse Bar & Eatery as you tuck into the establishment’s much-raved 10-ounce beef Wellington ($1,088 for two). Differing from your typical recipes, this rendition features a notably thick and textured stuffing of chopped mushrooms and foie gras, which lends to a flavourful and delightfully layered bite. As for condiments, fresh parsley, olive oil mixed with balsamic vinegar, and horseradish mustard are served in three separate dishes on the side for you to add to your liking.
Lost Stars Livehouse Bar & Eatery, 11 Li Tak Street, Square Mile, Tai Kok Tsui | (+852) 2337 6728