Flying Elk Hong Kong by Björn Frantzén


We thought that we should eat at the Flying Elk Hong Kong after reading about its story and its HK$190+ lunch. It is a newish contemporary restaurant (opened in mid 2018) by chef Björn Frantzén. According to the Flying Elk HK website, Björn Frantzén took his restaurant Frantzén in Sockholm, Sweden from just an idea on the drawing table to 3 Michelin Stars in just a few years. He recently opened the Zen restaurant in Singapore, where a meal costs S$450 (see the story by Channel News Asia). Which made the lunch at Flying Elk sound so tempting.

Flying Elk Hong Kong
Flying Elk by Björn Frantzén

It was a challenge getting to The Flying Elk Hong Kong. The address on Wyndham Street seemed like a simple street level address somewhere at the edge of Lan Kwai Fong. Google map guided us there but there was no restaurant in sight. Only after some searching did we notice that it was located two floors above street level. Access to the Flying Elk is via a staircase on the left of the building (above picture). Once in the restaurant, we had a good view of the nearby area, including the quaint red brick and white building across the road (picture below).


The Flying Elk Hong Kong restaurant is a spacious place. It is extensively wood panelled, which together with the wooden furniture, gave it a distinct Scandinavian look.

The Flying Elk Hong Kong Menu (Lunch)


Here are pictures of the Flying Elk HK lunch menu and a page from the drinks list. Lunch at the Flying Elk was made up of a mocktail, bread and soup and a choice of main course. We selected the deep-fried hake and the burger and wings which required entailed the payment of an extra HK$25.

Flying Elk Hong Kong Lunch Menu

There were two choices of mocktails and we decided to have one of each. They were made with fresh lime and fresh lemon juice respectively with soda added. Both tasted rather similar – citric, zesty and fizzy and rather nice.

Each of the soup bowls on the table contained some dried, crunchy condiments. Hot soup was poured into them. The soup was fine but not remarkable.

The deep-fried hake was a good fish and chips dish which we would be happy with at any other restaurant. But we were expecting some Frantzén magic.

Likewise the “Iron Lady” dish was a nice combination of chicken wings and burger. But hardly different from those at an equivalent restaurant.

Overall, the food and service at the Flying Elk were pleasant, but not special. We were slightly disappointed as we were expecting some Frantzén, Michelin star dust in the food. Perhaps we had placed our hopes too high, given that this was an affordable set lunch option.

Ratings:
Food: 4
Service: 3
Value: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs 3 Tops

The Flying Elk
32 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong

Tel:+852 2898 3788

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 
12pm – 3pm / 6pm – 9pm
Friday & Saturday
12pm – 3pm / 6pm – 10pm
Sunday
11:30am – 5pm

Website

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