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This three-storey restaurant is situated below service apartments in Taikoo East, drawing inspiration from a whimsical tale. The namesakes of the restaurant are two food-loving foxes that fell in love and travelled the world, coming back to Hong Kong to open their own restaurant and share the cuisines they discovered along their journey. A handsome bar sits on the ground floor, featuring iron, concrete, marble, brick and brass; upstairs is a dining room with dark wood flooring and leather banquettes. On the third floor sits a private dining room. Clientele is varied, from young professionals to families on a night out.
A starter of Hokkado scallop with oyster ceviche served on the shell brings a medley of flavours that whets the appetite, thanks to the use of pomelo, coriander and lime. The heirloom cherry tomato and watermelon salad is deeply satisfying—a ball of burrata is served in the centre of a watermelon ring, adding contrasting flavours and textures that work surprisingly well together. The Applewood-smoked free-range chicken is tender and fragrant, served with cashew nuts, celeriac and lily bulbs and available in a half or full order. A highlight of the mains is the 22oz dry-aged bone-in rib-eye steak—the meat is tender and cooked precisely to our liking, and is served with roasted garlic and half of a baked potato. Diners may choose from three sauces to accompany the steak, and while there is a non-aged version of the meat, the dry-aged steak does not disappoint. For dessert, we found the chocolate tart to be too sweet and overpowering, putting a slight damper on an otherwise outstanding meal.
Looking at Mr & Mrs Fox’s many drink offerings, it is clear that much care has been taken into curating a list that tickles all fancies, from beer and wine to creative cocktails. Wines by the glass start at a reasonable HK$65 each, with two available on tap. Imbibers can craft their own gin and tonics down to the garish, although we enjoyed the Clover Cub (Tanqueray gin, homemade honey and fruit reduction, lemon, cacao, egg whites) from their “cocktail almanac.”
Overall, service is friendly and staff are adept at explaining the restaurant’s offering. However, at times we found it difficult to get the attention of staff, mostly due to the location of our table near the elevators.
A dinner for two at Mr & Mrs Fox averages around HK$500-$600 a head, although it can quickly go to nearly HK$800 if ordering more premium items, such as the dry-aged steaks.