Date of Visit: July 19 2015
I had a good Sunday lunch today – which was a surprise – considering, it’s a small unassuming ‘restaurant’ (if you can call it that) in a mall, with a prominent display case of cakes and pastries! It’s tiny with only 30 seats! (Psst… here’s its digits for reservations: +852 3188 8086 ☺️)
The Royal Touch is a brand created by Carolyn Robb, former executive chef to Prince Charles and Lady Diana, so without doubt, this cafe features some royal dishes! Those following the Royal Family will know that Ms Robb is also famous for being the creator of Prince William’s Chocolate Biscuit Groom’s Cake!
Without further ado…
We had the Set Lunch Menu – simple British fare but really special!
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad with Raspberry & Passion Fruit Dressing
Avocado & Papaya Salad with Papaya Dressing
I had the Avocado Papaya Salad which was very different to the salads I have had. The combination is unusual – papaya and avocado (?), but very flavourful – slightly tart and not overly sweet.
Asparagus and New Potato Soup
Soup of the Day
I opted for Carrot Cream Soup was the Soup of The Day. Normally, soups featuring carrots in Hong Kong is sweet, Ms Robb’s carrot soup is creamy and savoury.
We decided on different items for our Mains. The price of the Set Lunch is dependent on the Main course one chooses:
My bro got Corned Beef Potato Cake with Black Truffle Scrambled Eggs (HK$218). The creamy eggs with truffles were highly recommended.
I had the Slow Cooked UK Dingley Dell Pork Collar with Wild Berry Jam (HK$288). I ordered it medium, but parts of it was a little bit undercooked, but nevertheless not bloody and tasted good. What I especially liked was the cute Romanesco Brocoli or Buzzy Broc, the potato mash with truffles was divine!
My mom had the Royal Classic Cod Fish Pie (HK$228). it arrived piping hot, but not enough fish she said…😏
The mains are heavy in potatoes and all used campari tomatoes as garnish.
Dessert was chocolate cupcake with different butter cream frosting – I had the Earl Grey frosting, the others were Blueberry and Pistachio…
COFFEE OR TEA
I also have to mention that the coffee (included in the Set Lunch) is very good – strong, not bitter – definitly better than those from the speciality coffee bars around… seriously!
A look at their menu says that we shall be back for their afternoon tea set! The waiters are very polite and attentive, and the price very reasonable, so pinkies up, everybody! ☕️👌🏻 Next time, Royal Afternoon Tea!
Where is The Royal Touch Bakery Café by Carolyn Robb?
Shop G02, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui