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The Pawn

No. 62 Johnston Rd., Wan Chai Send to Phone
852-2866-3444
Anglos and Anglophiles gravitate to this nineteenth-century pawn shop turned Mod Brit gastropub and late night lounge.
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The Pawn Restaurant Review

: The top three floors of the Woo Cheong Pawn Shop, a four-story complex of four adjacent shophouses from 1888, have become this colonial chic gastropub and lounge where special sips include the Madagascan Mojito as well as an extensive selection of British brews. Owners salvaged building materials like wood panels from a Shenzhen shipyard and added replica Chinese grill gates between the dining rooms to pay tribute to the building’s previous incarnation. Spacious verandahs and a roof garden proffer the ironic panorama of the surrounding skyscrapers while the Anglo comfort food menu takes many patrons back to their own culinary heritage with roast bone marrow with horseradish cream and fish ‘n’ chips with mushy peas. Diners without a taste for olde England are catered to as well, with healthy starters like the fresh carrot soup with a kick of fresh ginger followed by mains including wild sea bream with caramelized baby onions, rosemary potatoes and peas. One could fill up on the side dishes alone, especially the buttered mash, and chips with roasted garlic mayo. Anyone who has made it this far should dive in further with desserts such as maple-pecan bread and butter pudding topped with milk ice cream or the signature Eton Mess of toasted meringue, raspberries and Thai basil with clotted cream. Diet tomorrow.

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