Wednesday, 2 May 2007

New York Cafe

Transport Plaza, 2-6 Fung Cheung Rd, Yuen Long, NT
Visited 1st May

New York Cafe is a favourite of mine. It's an American style diner; the kind of place where the Staff don't just know your name, but know what type of beer you drink. Located just around the corner from Castle Peak Rd in Yuen Long it may be out of the way for many, but if you're in the area it's definitely worth a visit. Good food at reasonable prices makes it perfect for lunch or a casual midweek dinner; we went Tuesday night with a couple friends.

The mainstays of the menu include salads, grills, pasta, burritos and burgers. I enjoyed a rack of NZ lamb, which for $99 I thought was excellent value. The meat was cooked perfectly and served with smooth mash and freshly grilled vegetables. Naomi's beef burrito was good and the king prawn risotto my mate raved about was topped with a generous handful of monster prawns and looked fantastic. Eating in Yuen Long means that drinks escape the ridiculous prices of more central locations, New York Cafe is no exception with a selection of bottled beers at $16 and a decent wine and cocktail list. Randy, Alan and all the team offer friendly, helpful service and don't even wack 10% on the bill for the privilege.

Whether its lunch or dinner New York Cafe delivers. An oasis of reasonable prices, consistently good Western food and outstanding service are definitely something to be treasured, especially in the remote wilds of Yuen Long.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your assessment about food quality and price is accurate, and indeed because business is so good, it is now necessary to book in advance, especially if you don't want to sit in the smoking area outside.

However, following that procedure, I have found on more than one occasion (to my not inconsiderable inconvenience on each such occasion) that the establishment does not always properly honour booking promises. That rather obviates the reason for booking in the first place, and although such a technique may well maximise income (in a short term, at least) it does nothing to promote customer confidence and loyalty.

If they could somehow restore my confidence in that matter, I would consider giving them my custom again.

Take care.