When it comes to summer entertainment, DB really has got it all. From delicious dining offerings to live sports screenings and super-fun beach games – whatever you’re into, DB is the place to be!
This year the action got underway early, with the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicking off in June. Football fans can sit back and enjoy a refreshing drink while watching their favourite teams live on the big screen at The Bounty Entertainment & Sports Bar right through to the final on July 15.
But the action doesn’t stop there! Over on Tai Pak Wan, big and little kids alike will love the Funtastic Summer games festival from July 20 to August 12 (DB residents exclusively on July 20).
Open every day from 11am to 6pm, the festival will feature a number of exciting game booths and inflatable games, including giant water walkers, inflatable paddle boats and a thrilling dinosaur slide.
Helping beachgoers to stay cool will be a refreshing misting arch, as well as beach umbrellas and deckchairs – all free of charge. And at weekends, the fun doubles, with carnival activities also taking place at DB North Plaza.
Of course, with so much going on around town, you’re bound to work up an appetite, and DB’s many F&B outlets are ready to help you refuel, including the town’s newest offering, Starbucks. Located in DB North Plaza, the large, airy restaurant serves up a wide range of hot and cold drinks, with food options including delicious sandwiches, salads and, of course, yummy sweet treats!
“Starbucks continually strives to offer the world’s best coffee and create the finest coffee experience,” says a company representative. “We are incredibly humbled by how our customers have come to embrace our store as a community gathering place, and we’ve been working relentlessly to take this experience to more neighbourhoods in Hong Kong. We are delighted to be extending the ‘Third Place’ experience to customers at Discovery Bay, creating the perfect place for them to relax, recharge and enjoy their favourite taste of coffee outside their homes and workplace.
“Residents and visitors at Discovery Bay can expect the same exceptional beverage innovation and craft in this store, including Starbucks’ signature coffee beverages, a modern tea experience with the Teavana™ range, creative frappuccino blended beverages and delicious food options to cater to different needs.
“This summer, we’re also introducing the 14-hour slow-steeped Starbucks Cold Brew, offering customers a smooth and refreshing beverage to enjoy in the sizzling summer, as well as the delightful Milk Tea Panna Cotta Frappuccino and Pistachio Bon Bon Frappuccino.
“When it comes to food, we are launching new light delicacies featuring fruity pomelo and aromatic matcha, including the Shrimp and Pomelo Konjac Noodle Salad, perfectly refreshing in this stifling heat.
“Starbucks Rewards™ members can also enjoy different promotions from time to time, including free beverage upgrades and bonus stars to thank them for their continuous support.”
Also new at DB North is TigerLily, the latest restaurant from Castelo Concepts. Serving a wide range of Asian-influenced dishes, such as sushi tacos and steamed pork buns, as well as hearty western fare, the new kid on the Castelo block is already a firm favourite with locals.
“Tigerlily is an Asian-inspired restaurant featuring dishes from all over the region, as well as a few western classics to ensure everybody is catered for,” explains Matthew Wilcock, general manager of the group’s DB outlets. “With our sister restaurant MooFish just down the road, we wanted to give DB residents more variety in their North Plaza dining destinations.
“What used to be Jaspa’s has now been freshened up with tropical rainforest wallpaper and lime green walls, which give off a relaxing vibe. New chairs and table settings along with new lighting and bird cages add to the Asian theme.
“We’re getting great feedback from customers so far, particularly on our sharing plates. Happy hour is popular too, and we’re looking forward to launching a second menu this summer.”
Another great summer dining option is Cafe bord de Mer & Lounge, at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong. With sweeping views across the South China sea, it’s the perfect place to indulge in some exquisite seasonal dishes.
This year’s sumptuous Summer Buffet runs from July 13 to September 2 and costs just HK$348 for lunch and HK$428 for dinner. Even better, DB Residents Octopus Card Holders can enjoy 15% off on weekdays and 10% off at weekends.
And for those with a sweet tooth, the Summer Afternoon Tea set comes in at a very reasonable HK$398 for two.
Elsewhere in DB, foodies can also enjoy the Peking duck at Peony from Discovery Bay Recreation Club – a must for meat lovers.
BBQ summer packages and 12 choices of Asian temptations will also be on offer at Club Siena, so head along to gaze at the view from the balcony while you enjoy a sundowner or two.
All in all, it looks like it’s shaping up to be a funtastic summer here in DB!
Photos courtesy of HKR and Starbucks
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