Off The Beaten Track Hong Kong Restaurants
We Hongkongers are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. The streets of the city are packed with every kind of cuisine imaginable and more besides, but do you ever just want to go somewhere a little off the beaten track? Not the latest speakeasy or high concept opening, but perhaps a beach side spot or a backstreet gem, far away from the maddening crowds.
We’ve put together this list of 10 of our favourite eateries that take a little bit more effort to get to, but are definitely worth the trouble. So that next time you are looking for restaurant inspiration, why not try somewhere just a little bit different?
Mavericks is a bar, restaurant and board shack located right on Pui O Beach, South Lantau. The award-winning executive chef, Austin Fry of Boomshack, Roundhouse, Salon 10 and Brickhouse, serves simple, quality beach food and drinks in a dramatic space featuring large scale artworks by some of Hong Kong’s leading young artists. If you are looking for a venue for a casual lunch with spectacular sea views or even a private chef’s dinner for a special event, Mavericks can deliver an exceptional experience.
Address: Pui O Beach, South Lantau, T: 5662 8552. To get there, take the No 1, 3M or 4 bus from Mui Wo and get off at Pui O school. The beach is a signposted 5 minute walk from there. Or you can drive/MTR to Tung Chung and then it’s a short bus (3M) or taxi ride.
One Thirty One
Looking for a unique location to celebrate a special occasion? Well, look no further because One Thirty One is certain to fulfil that “wow” factor. Located in a three-storey house with a garden overlooking Three Fantoms Cove, this romantic restaurant serves up contemporary French cuisine with plenty of style. Perfect for private parties or even small weddings, One Thirty One even has their very own helipad to land your chopper or a private jetty to moor your yacht in case the trek from Central is too daunting! Oh how very James Bond!
Address: 131 Tseng Tau Village, New Territories, T: 2791 2684. Transport can be arranged when booking.
Cococabana is a unique French Mediterranean restaurant located in Shek O, right on the main beach. The authentic French cuisine, by chef Jean Paul Gauci, and beachside setting make this restaurant a true gem a short journey from the centre of Hong Kong. It has a really chic, mediterranean interior, plays great music and the views are stunning.
Address: Shek O Beach Building, Shek O, T: 2812 1826
Hebe One O One
Enjoy beautiful views over the Hebe Haven waterfront with a few relaxed drinks or dinner at this Mediterranean style restaurant. The restaurant has three floors all with great views, and if the weather is good, enjoy an evening under the stars at the rooftop dining area. Hebe One O One is open daily for lunch and dinner, offers happy hour prices on beers, draught beers, house wines and spirits every day until 9pm. There is also a set lunch and afternoon tea set available Monday to Friday.
Address: 112 Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung, New Territories, T: 2335 5515
China Bear Cafe Bar
China Bear Café Bar is a Lantau Island landmark. Located at the Mui Wo Waterfront, it’s been around for 18 years serving western style home cooked food including pies, burgers, curry, pizza and salads. Head over with a group of friends or the family for a relaxed afternoon/evening by the waterfront. An added bonus is the extended happy hour from 5pm to 9pm Monday to Friday.
Address: G/F, Mui Wo Centre, 3 Ngan Wan Road, Mui Wo, Lantau, T: 2984 9720