Le Bistro – Coco Park – Restaurant Review
Le Bistro in Coco Park was the latest restaurant I visited on my road to find Shenzhen’s best restaurant. Le Bistro is a French restaurant run by Michelle Leger and has a great menu with some amazing dishes. A lot of thought has gone into the design of Le Bistro, outside is possibly the nicest garden I have seen in a bar or restaurant in Shenzhen with lots of seating in nice contemporary furniture and a large stage where Le Bistro regularly hosts live music.
Upstairs is the main restaurant area with ample seating for around 40 people and a great open kitchen so you can watch the chefs at work. Onto the food, the menu includes shared platters of cold cuts with cheese and olives, a tapas platter of fried calamari, chorizo, Gambas al Ajillo & Gazpacho Shots or a vegetarian platter of Humus & Babaganoush Dips, Feta Cheese & Pita Bread.
Platters start from 105rmb. Starters include smoked salmon with poached eggs and crepes, Asparagus crudités with green mayonnaise, crab and avocado, Oeuf Cocotte (Baked Egg Cocotte, & Cream: choose with Foie Gras or Smoke Salmon or Chives, served with Crispy Baguette.) Starters are priced from 70rmb. You can also choose from a selection of delicious soups and salads from 50rmb. There are too many amazing main dishes to name them all but I will do my best to give you an idea. Try the Jarret de Porc aux Lentilles du Puy (Pork Knuckle with Lentils du Puy or Choucroute – Mash Potato) or Tarte Alsacienne or Flammenküche The Fantastic Alsacian Version of Pizza: Cream, Bacon, Onion & Gruyère Cheese.
If you enjoy seafood, try the Bouillabaisse Provencale, delicious Provencale seafood stew served with Rouille Sauce, Garlic Bread & Gruyère Cheese. For duck lovers, try the Parmentier of Duck Confit, Mash Potato & Duck Confit layers served with a simple green salad. For lovers of traditional French cuisine, try the Coq au Vin, Spring Chicken in a succulent red wine sauce with Mash Potato. The above dishes start from 90rmb. Le Bistro has a fantastic seafood menu including lobster, cod, tuna, salmon, sole and sea bass. Seafood dishes are all accompanied by lovely sides including papaya, baby potatoes, asparagus, Ratatouille, spinach and more. Sea food dishes start from 115rmb.
From the grill choose from Le Bistro’s super burger, rack of ribs, double chicken breast, Angus ribeye, Fillet Mignon or 16oz T-Bone all accompanied by delicious sauces and sides. Grilled dishes start from 80rmb for a hamburger and 190rmb for a steak.
I chose a tuna crepe dish for my starter and was delighted to see four crepes stuffed with tuna steaks accompanied by asparagus, it was delicious. For my main course I chose the Bouillabaisse Provencale and it was ambrosial. The fish melted in my mouth and the delectable sauce was a perfect match. By now I was full so took a short break before trying dessert. I tried the Crème Brulee which was exquisite. Check out my next reviews this month which will include a Brazilian BBQ, a Shekou Indian and a Western Grill.