You may or may not recall my glowing review of A. Wong which I published about a fortnight before they received their first Michelin star. (Dusts off shoulders, that’s right, sometimes I know things.) Kym’s in the Bloomberg arcades’ attempt at a new foodie Mecca is the second outpost from Mr. Wong.
The restaurant is much larger and therefor more child friendly than the original in Victoria and is very beautifully decorated. Also. Very popular. You will absolutely need a reservation. There’s a massive cherry blossom tree in the centre of the place which is presumably good for instagram but perhaps bad for fitting in more tables. The whole place is low lit and pink and marbled.
The menu is a little more conventional than the offerings at A. Wong but still pleasing, very focussed on roasted meats. There is a small amount of cross over between the two restaurants menus but if you’re after a wide array of quirky looking dumplings I’d be heading to Victoria instead.
Waitstaff here were ever so slightly bristly but service was prompt – I expect the bristles were due to needing the table back and our long deliberation over which huge combination of sharing dishes to order. And full disclosure, I ate here without a small person but spied several in the room, along with high chairs and baby change.
What’s good? The three treasures, the rice crackers (trust me), the mushroom dumplings, the crispy duck.
Kid friendly? They’ve got everything except a kids menu so you can definitely make it work.
✓baby change facilities
✓cool with breastfeeding
✓loads of other parents
✓space for buggies