Lucy's - Not Worth the $$$


Besides the waterfront in Stanley, there's also a lot of restaurants hidden in the nooks and crannies of the Stanley Market. Lucy's is one of those restaurants that serves casual western food. Initial impression of the restaurant was that it was very cozy with warm colors as the main palette. Curiously, there was a palm tree right in the middle of the restaurant.

We were given a regular a la carte menu as well as the set menu board where you can get 2 courses for $300 or 3 courses for $350 along with coffee or tea. As nothing on the set menu piqued our interest, we ordered 1 appetizer and 2 mains to share from the a la carte menu. The prices were a bit on the high side with ranges from $75-$130 for appetizers and $180-$270 for mains. 

Before our food arrived, we were given baguettes in a dim sum basket! How cute! The baguettes were not warm and the crust was not crispy - nothing special here. Two slabs of hard butter were provided as spread. 

Char-grilled Squid with Chickpeas, Rosemary, Roast Tomato and Crispy Chorizo Salad ($130) - the squid was nicely grilled as they were still soft and tender to eat. The squid had been tossed with vinaigrette along with the salad which enhanced the taste of the squid. The chickpeas, tomatoes and chorizo provided different flavors and textures which all went together pretty well. The chorizo was especially delicious as it was crispy and spicy to eat!
Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Roast Potatoes, Creamy Cabbage and Bacon and Apple Sauce ($230) - what a huge slab of pork belly! I was expecting a braised pork belly with tender meat and marinated with flavor. Unfortunately the pork belly I got was bland and tough to eat. The pork belly was a bit hard to cut as the skin was hard and crispy while the meat was tough at some parts. The skin wasn't that bad as it was like the skin on chinese roast pork but thicker. The portion in the middle was alright especially along the layers next to the fat. The pork was tough in the leaner portion on the bottom. There was little flavor in the pork and the applesauce did little to help with the taste. The side dishes actually tasted a lot better as the cabbage was slow-cooked and the potatoes were crispy on the outside while soft on the inside. Too bad the pork belly was a disappointment. 
Char-grilled Ribeye Steak with Chips and Sauteed Mushrooms ($260) - we had ordered for the steak to be cooked to medium. When we cut into the steak, we saw that the insides was cooked nicely with a pinkish hue. The steak was alright but not impressive. It was not that juicy or succulent, nor was the flavor memorable. The sauteed mushrooms were soft with little flavor while the potatoes were tasty. 
After we finished our mains, we were given the dessert menu to look at but as we were too full, we didn't have the appetite to order more food. 

Verdict - although their portions were big, the quality of the food did not justify the the high price tag for their main dishes. The food was not refined enough and the flavors were not simply exciting - there are much better choices at the same price point in SoHo and other parts of HK Island. 


G/F, 64 Stanley Main Street, Stanley
2813 9055