Convivial neighbourhood cafe a popular destination for authentic French home-cooked bistro cuisine
January 6th, 2017
Modelled on the emblematic Parisian cafes, Metropolitain, located in Hong Kong’s upcoming Sai Ying Pun neighbourhood, has become a favoured hangout for local residents to enjoy authentic French home-cooked bistro cuisine and a relaxed sidewalk cafe vibe. Opened in 2013 by the successful local hospitality outfit French Creations (see also Pastis and Le Boudoir), Metropolitain occupies a street front space that combines a large open terrace with cosy indoor seating adjacent to the open kitchen. Open daily, Metropolitain serves a weekday set lunch, with a brunch menu on the weekends, and dinner nightly.
Design Industrial-chic design elements such as arched metallic installation across the facade, oversize railways-style clock, leather banquette seating and white marble tables, plus exposed ceiling ductwork and pipes evoke the atmosphere of the Paris subway.
Cafe cuisine At the open kitchen, Chef Frank Lebiez cooks a classic French bistro menu – epitomised by dishes such as the Traditional Salmon Tartare; Goat Cheese Salad; Croque Monsieur; Rotisserie Roasted Chicken; Beef Tartare and Crème Brulée. Complementing the French cuisine, the compact wine list showcases quality French wines and champagnes at approachable prices.
Metropolitain is open Monday to Sunday – from 10am until 11pm - serving lunch, weekend brunch and dinner. Upcoming menu promotions and events can be found on the Facebook Page.
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(images courtesy of French Creations)