Rating: ★★★★★

Address: Level 5, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty 金鐘金鐘道88號太古廣場香港JW萬豪酒店5樓

Telephone: 2810 8366

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I didn’t realise that it has already been 2 years since I last visited Flint Grill & Bar, the 5th-floor restaurant at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong which boasts a spacious, industrial-chic setting – last time I came was when the restaurant newly opened, and you can see my review here!

(1) We  are off to a great start with Flint’s signature tableside prime steak tartare ($120). Those who have been following my blog will know that I am a big beef tartare enthusiast, and I am pleased to say that this one is a winner for me! The steak tastes exceptionally delicious, and the tableside preparation simply adds more fun.

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(2) Next, the salt-baked beetroot ($140) is served. The beetroot has been baked inside a thick pastry which is then discarded, and this unique process helps preserve the beetroot’s natural flavours. Served with house-made labneh and a drizzle of honey, this appetiser is surely a crowd-pleaser.

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(3) The burrata ($180), served with heirloom tomatoes and arugula, is simple and utterly satisfying.

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(4) The seared scallops ($190) is expertly prepared – nicely seared on the outside, while preserving its inner juiciness. Also try their house-made bacon underneath the scallops, which will not disappoint!

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(5) My favourite dish of the night is the Iberico pork chop ($290), which is impressively flavourful and has a firm, pleasant bite. The roasted pumpkin is enticingly soft and sweet, and the pork cracklings are moreish!

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(6) The much anticipated beef platter arrives – on this giant wooden board are the Linz Heritage Prime 45 day dry-aged steak ($490), Australian certified Black Angus rib-eye ($390) and USDA Premier Protein wagyu 8+ tenderloin ($490). All these steaks have been carefully selected and butchered and aged in-house, and they offer the finest, most pristine flavours you can imagine. There is no way you will not swoon over them!

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Served on the side are some French fries ($60), steamed asparagus in a Hollandaise sauce ($80) which are gigantic and utterly delicious, and the mashed potato with salted butter and chives ($60) which is delightfully creamy. Too much goodness in one meal!

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(7) Just when we think that the Iberico pork and the beef platter are the best things to happen at this meal, this maple butter hot cake ($80) appears. Ice cold vanilla is sandwiched between two pieces of light and fluffy hot cakes, and these are drizzled in French thyme syrup. How can any sane human being ever resist this?

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(8) It is immaterial whether you still have stomach space or not, you will order this S’mores Tart ($80), which is regarded as one of the best s’mores in Hong Kong. We also find ourselves gravitating towards the graham cracker ice cream, which is an unusual but delicious flavour!

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I am very surprised that the food at Flint has improved so much in the past 2 years, and am thoroughly impressed by the high standard of our dishes. One thing to note, though, is that portions here are robust, so be sure to come with at least 2-3 other people so you can try out more items on the menu!