One reason I like to stay on Hong Kong Island when visiting the city are the great, little restaurants you’ll find in Central, Wen Chai or Sheung Wan. And Les Fils a Maman is a great example: It’s a funky French restaurant in a quiet alley with a view of a park, friendly service and great food. It’s a little hard to find, but well worth the effort – you won’t regret it and we will certainly be back!
Le Fils a Maman (or Mamma’s Boy) is located in Central on Pak Tsz Lane Park, close to Hollywood Rd & Abberdeen. The tiny little is easy to miss and feels like you are stepping from crazy-busy Central into a different world, a quiet neighborhood. The restaurant opens to the park giving it an airy feel. Seating is around the bar or a small number of tables, giving it a cozy feeling. The menu has a good selection of French dishes and a nice wine list. We picked a salad with ham as our appetizer and it was fresh and delicious.
I had the Beef Bourguignon, served in a big bowl, with French Fries (I know, they are not really French) and a small salad. I liked the presentation and it was tasty. The red wine went very well with it and was very good for the price!
We ordered a chocolate fondant with ice cream – and it looked a little odd when it arrived. Well, that’s because it was a pear!
The super-friendly staff apologized and quickly replaced it with the delicious chocolate and ice cream dish!
Bottomline: Les Fils a Maman is a quirky restaurant with friendly service and great food at reasonable prices. Where you’ll find lots of chain restaurants elsewhere, this type of unique restaurant is a great find and well worth a return visit.