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Best off-the-beaten-track restaurants

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Best off-the-beaten-track restaurants. Contributed by www.thehkhub.com.


Local standouts include The Gallery in Tong Fuk, Lantana on Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Mavericks on Pui O Beach and The China Beach Club on Silvermine Bay.

But do you ever just want to go somewhere a little off the beaten track? Not to the latest speakeasy or high-concept bistro in town, or to that favourite beachside Lantau diner you’ve enjoyed a million times before.

We’ve put together a list of four of our favourite Hong Kong eateries that take a little bit more effort to get to, but are definitely worth the trouble. So the next time you are looking for restaurant inspiration, why not try somewhere different?

Cococabana: Shek O

Nestled right on Shek O Beach, Cococabana recalls the ambience of the French Riviera, with food to match. The authentic French Mediterranean cuisine, by top local chef Jean Paul Gauci, is big on simple flavours and good, well-sourced ingredients. The fish is caught locally, meats are free-range or organic, and the herbs and vegetables often come from Jean Paul’s own gardens. The intimate setting, which caters to up to 80 guests, relies on recycled wood and white-washed walls to provide a stylish, harmonious aspect. Cococabana also plays great music. Call 2812 1826.

The Old Hangar: Kai Tak

Serving modern British food in a cool industrial/ vintage space with high ceilings, The Old Hangar offers brunch, lunch and dinner at Kai Tak Cruise Ferry Terminal. If you are looking for somewhere to spend the day, you can explore the 23,000-square-foot terrace and landscaped garden before getting a delicious bite to eat. Look forward to hearty Western comfort food – everything from risottos to rib eye steaks and pasta. Call 2189 7887.

one-thirtyone, Sai Kung

Looking for a unique location to celebrate a special occasion? Well, look no further because one-thirtyone fulfils that ‘wow’ factor. Located in a three-storey house in Tseng Tau Village, with a garden overlooking Three Fathoms Cove, this romantic restaurant serves up contemporary French cuisine with more than a dash of style. Perfect for a romantic rendezvous, private party or small wedding, one-thirtyone even has its own helipad and private jetty should you want to arrive by chopper, yacht or junk. How very James Bond. Call 2791 2684.

S2 Waterfront: Sai Kung

Sai Kung is bustling with eateries, but this new opening, S2 Waterfront, is definitely worth inclusion in our list. The large, bright space with sea views is perfect for kicking back and enjoying superb alfresco dining. The menu is packed full of healthy, fresh, Mediterranean-inspired dishes, just perfect for a long lunch or dinner. Check out the special kids’ menu, and the set meals for two, which include a nice salad, king prawns, fish and meat. Call 2792 8900.

Need to buy something but not sure where to find it? Heading out for the day but not sure where to go? Looking for a great restaurant on Hong Kong Island? Life on Lantau has teamed up with The HK Hub, your one-stop guide to all things Hong Kong. Visit www.thehkhub.com.

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