FINDS is a Scandinavian restaurant, and in case you didn’t know, stands for Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Having moved from LKF in Central, it is now located in TST at the nice boutique hotel, The Luxe Manor.
atmosphere . menu . bread
The tables have a nice design and the restaurant itself was very spacious. We came by during lunch on a weekend and there wasn’t many people around despite the fact that the 3-course lunch set seemed like a good deal. I’m not sure even half the restaurant was filled. Service was up to par, but nothing special. The bread was served warm with a choice of butter, olive oil and cream cheese as a spread.
Roasted Pork Loin with Caramelized Apple – cucumber . pea sprouts . extra virgin olive oil
I had a taste of this only since it wasn’t me who ordered this, and I thought that it was super sweet. The caramelized apple and pork obviously go together, but this was too sweet for me. In addition, the clear jello like thing on the side was just a bit weird as it was kind of tasteless.
Green Pea Soup – crushed black bread . basil cream
I ordered the green pea soup since I really wanted to compare it to the ones I had at Amber and Caprice. Personally, I hate peas. But I have to say the super excellent pea soups I’ve tried at Amber and Caprice have allowed me to try the pea soups at other restaurants too. The result? The soup was creamy and slightly lumpy to give it some texture and overall, it wasn’t bad, but at the same time, it wasn’t nearly as good as the others I’ve tried.
Forest Mushroom Risotto – baby carrots . onions . sauteed mushrooms . cherry tomato
I did not get the opportunity to try the risotto, but it looked pretty good albeit vegetarian.
Pan-fried Barramundi Fillet – braised lentils . rocket . red chard . fennel sauce
The barramundi was nice and cooked perfectly. However, I didn’t really care for the lentils that accompanied it as they were just bland.
Grilled Lamb Tenderloin – parsnip puree . sauteed edamame . mushrooms . fingerling potatoes . red wine sauce
The lamb was also cooked nicely. However, again, like the fish, the accompanying foods were just bland. The potatoes and mushrooms just didn’t taste any good even when mixed with the parsnip puree.
Dark Chocolate Tart – orange sorbet
Clearly chocolate and orange flavours usually go well together. But in this case, you need to eat the chocolate tart and the orange sorbet separately. When mixed together, the flavours just didn’t stick and kind of viciously fighting with each other. Separately though, the chocolate tart tasted really good especially with the crunch at the bottom and I don’t enjoy chocolate all that much! The orange sorbet was also a nice way to end the meal.
Overall, I think the lunch here is a good deal. I’m not sure if the blandness in some of the accompaniment was just today, but the atmosphere was nice and relaxing such that I am willing to overlook that at least one more time and give it another try.
- Pan-fried Barramundi Fillet (w/o the lentils or at least them season them!!)
- Dark Chocolate Tart (separate from the orange sorbet)
FINDS Restaurant and Bar
1/F, 39 Kimberley Road, The Luxe Manor, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon