After a quick shower and change of attire, we headed down to the restaurant Hawkers Bar and Brasserie, located just off of the entrance lobby, but separated in feeling using clever interior design. The menu certainly sounded appetising upon reading, although we were distracted somewhat as first we were treated to some delicious cocktails, playfully going by names such as The Aviator and The Smoking Goldfish. The bar offers you a choice from what is a decent sized cocktail menu, that blends old favourites with great modern creations. You’d definitely have some fun sampling as many as you could! With that said we were eager to taste the food too, which from descriptions on the menu, sounded delicious. Our starters were a smooth and light chicken liver parfait with chutney and a toasted broiche, alongside pan fried wild mushrooms with tarragon hollandaise and garlic spinach. A delicious start to the meal and excellently presented, just like the surroundings of the brasserie.
Along with a wonderfully fruity Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand our mains then arrived. A chicken burger and a fillet steak served on a board with fries, mushrooms and tomatoes alongside a selection of sauces that looks outstanding. When I cut in to the fillet the knife eased through it to reveal its tender pink flesh. It was certainly a very good cut of steak for a decent valued price – something that isn’t always easy to find.
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