Open since last summer in The Hub, Green & Safe Le Petit is hospitable from the start with their bull-farmer statue welcoming diners at the entrance. The interior is charmingly designed like a giant picnic is taking place, with books and toys scattered so kids can always play within eyesight of parents.
And then there is the electronic aquarium – a darkened room where an underwater seascape is projected onto one wall. Kids can color in a paper fish with crayons and staff will then ‘set it free,’ uploading it onto the screen where you can watch it swim around. Cool!
Green & Safe has built up a loyal family following with their dedication to the use of all-natural and non-polluted ingredients, both locally-grown and imported from around the world, and it is reflected in the quality and flavor of their dishes.
It is hard to look past the Roasted Chicken with Potato & Seasonal Veggies, very good value at RMB188 (you can get a half for RMB98). The bird is free-range, succulent and accompanied by roasted organic vegetables, including mini carrots, pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, red pepper and yellow pepper. We’d come back for this alone.
Equally as delicious was the Australian Angus Grass-Fed All-Natural Rib Eye (RMB108) which disappeared very quickly, with accusations dad did not let the rest of the family get a look-in!
The dough in the Wild Bottarga Pizza (RMB118, discount RMB88) is infused with mozzarella cheese, and is topped with organic spring onion accompanied by wild bottarga from Taiwan, and sprinkled with more bottarga powder.
For a healthy and delicious dessert, the Strawberry Pancake with Seasonal Fruits (RMB98) is topped with strawberries from Green & Safe’s organic farm, along with other seasonal fruits, and it looked so good we almost felt bad digging into it. Almost…
And speaking of strawberries, it was hard to get the straw from the Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie (RMB38) out of my daughter’s mouth, she was loving it so much.
On the Kid’s Menu, the Good Dream Omelette with Fried Chicken & Ketchup Rice (RMB88) uses imported French ketchup that contains more than 50 percent tomato flesh with no added water or sugar. It is bottled in specially designed containers for kids to create their own pattern on the omelets, so rather than telling kids not to play with their food, let them create some art on it!
Top Table & Tips
As well as dining in, guests can also take home choice delicacies and wine from Green & Safe to enjoy at their own leisure. So don’t miss the chance to stock up on your favorites.
Changing facilities are top-notch. Like most toddlers, my daughter is a busy little bee; as soon as she had her fill she was off to explore. It is hard to say whether she preferred the food or the playtime here, as both were so good.
Price: RMB126/adult, RMB88/child
Recommended Ages: Suitable for children of all ages
Ideal for: Brunch and dinner
See listing for Green & Safe Le Petit