Located on the 21st floor of The One shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui, Wooloomooloo Prime boasts 270-degree views of Tsim Sha Tsui as well as the Island from floor-to-ceiling windows. Everything about the whopping 10,000sqft space is at the height of sophistication, from the elegant wood floors and plush red chairs to the dim, atmospheric lighting and the exposed timber decorating one of the walls. Enjoy a drink in the lounge area, step onto the terrace for even better views or book their private room, which seats up to 14 people.
This restaurant will make carnivores very happy—most of the menu is dedicated to steak and other meat-based dishes. Vegetarians, on the other hand, will have to content themselves with the scant handful of salads and entrees on offer, as well as an array of side dishes such as creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. Most of the steaks on offer are, of course, sourced from Australia and grain-fed for 150-350 days and wet-aged, aside from the filet mignon, which is grass fed. There are also a handful of offerings from the USA. Don’t skip out on the Beef Wellington. One of the restaurant’s signature dishes, it’s eight ounces of filet mignon with mushroom duxelle, topped with foie gras, wrapped in Parma ham and puff pastry and served with red wine Madeira sauce. The steaks also stood out—succulent, juicy and served with four different sauces to choose from. We particularly liked the Wooloomooloo steak, a 12 ounce rib eye marinated with Cajun sauce. Unfortunately, the starters and desserts were underwhelming in comparison: the Iberico ham platter was slightly too greasy for our taste, and our desserts—the no-bake cheesecake and the chocolate marquise—a little too heavy and not particularly striking.
Considering that the restaurant is an Australian steakhouse, wines from Australia and New Zealand are well-represented, but the wine list is also full of offerings from Europe and the United States. Alongside the wines, served by the glass, bottle or half-bottle and helpfully annotated with Robert Parker scores, are an extensive selection of champagnes and cocktails, including classic champagne cocktails, gin and tonics and martinis.
While our corner seat made getting attention occasionally difficult, service was pleasant with courses being brought out in a timely manner, and our server easily making conversation with us and explaining each dish.
A dinner for two coming at just under $2,000, it’s really the spectacular view and stunning setting you’re paying for.