Beachside restaurants in Hong Kong have come a long way from rundown shacks serving instant noodles; these days, they’re practically destinations in their own right! So ditch the packed lunch and enjoy a fun day out at one of these beach-bliss venues instead.
High on the success of their previous ventures Mott 32, Brickhouse and Blue Butcher, Limewood is Maximal Concepts’ fresh take on the beachside restaurant with a menu inspired by big and bold South East Asian, Hawaiian, South American and Caribbean flavours. Located right in front of Repulse Bay Beach at the new The Pulse development and with a laidback cabana vibe, this is the perfect location for family days out, romantic dinners or raucous get-togethers. With a focus on barbecued meat and seafood, signature dishes include their 24-hour charred beef ribs with a mango-infused barbecue sauce, charred whole sea bass with chimichurri, nuoc cham and tamarind sauce, and Hawaiian roasted pig leg with a ginger orange marinade and pineapple salsa. Don’t forget to save room for a sweet ending in the form of their homemade churros with a salted caramel dipping sauce… and a few sneaky tropical cocktails on the side!
Shop 103-104, The Pulse,
28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay,
Part restaurant, part bar and part “board shack”, Mavericks is a surfer dude (or dudette)’s dream come true. Hidden out at Lantau Island on Pui O Beach, you’d be forgiven for forgetting you’re even in Hong Kong – life moves at a different pace, making a meal here a true escape from the grind. Helmed by executive chef Austin Fry (formerly of Brickhouse and now heading up LKF food truck concept Boomshack), the menu comprises classics like nachos, burgers, chicken wings, and fish and chips, with a side serving of craft beers and chilled-out Cali vibes. Open Friday nights, weekends and public holidays only, this is the ideal location for a mini summer holiday that’s a mere ferry ride away; time your visit right and you’ll have bagged yourself ringside seats for the stunning beach sunset to boot. Mavericks helpfully even have the full Central-Mui Wo ferry timetable on their website… so sit back, relax and get the next boat back instead!
Pui O Beach, Lantau, Hong Kong, 5662 8552www.facebook.com/maverickshk
Shek O chic
One of Hong Kong’s most famous beach restaurants in its previous incarnations at Deep Water Bay and Lamma, Cococabana has now snagged a piece of prime beach estate at Shek O offering breathtaking views of the South China Sea and surrounding countryside. With a chic white interior and spacious terrace reminiscent of the French Riviera, the menu here has a strong French Mediterranean slant that encompasses all the classics. If you’re in the market for a quick beach bite, check out their café section serving up burgers, hot dogs and crêpes; if you’ve got time to linger, enjoy signature dishes like piri piri prawns, baked goat’s cheese on puff pastry and roasted organic French chicken in their relaxed sit-down restaurant. Either way, Cococabana has got all the ingredients for a great day out.
G/F Shek O Beach Building,
Shek O Beach, Hong Kong, 2812 1826