A superb place to eat light, fine French cuisine and
watch Mid-Levels Escalator traffic move pass this terrace-style
café like fairground shooting gallery ducks.
The crêpes are a fabulous brunch treat and the
escargot is a specialty.
This Italian restaurant is supremely refined –
with supreme prices; Gaia boasts one of Hong Kong’s
finest open-air dining areas. Potted plants shield the
large outdoor area from the pedestrian courtyard outside,
and a crescent white indoor dining room is attractive
with floor to ceiling windows. The cooking is excellent,
with a superb antipasti buffet and crispy Roman-style
pizzas topped with country sausages or, less typically,
onion and rosemary marinated potato pizza. Buckwheat
pasta with vegetable and basil pesto, or goose liver
on sweet potato with caramelised blueberries and red
pearl onions are fantastic, as are the homemade gelati
desserts. The variety of Italian wines is especially
Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen’s Road, Sheung
Tel: 2167 8200. Fax: 2167 8220.
Price: HK$100. Wine: HK$150
Anyone who makes a side trip out to the beautiful seaside
village of Cheung Sha on the south side of Lantau Island
will definitely not want to leave after trying the South
African beachfront cuisine, such as mixed kebabs or
mixed barbecue. The huge beach side verandah, big enough
to seat 120 people, is the perfect getaway from the
insane bustle of Central.
Not your typical curry house, Veda is a sophisticated
and quite stylish restaurant with a nice bar below.
House specialties, such as roast duck breast with curry
leaf or tandoori Boston lobster, are prepared in full
view in the glass-walled kitchen and are superb albeit
A quintessentially romantic location just right lovers
to end long walks along Repulse Bay beach, The Verandah
serves Jesuits international cuisine, such as oysters
and steamed lobster salad, in a palm-frond and ceiling-fan
ambience. The outside courtyard is just as appealing
and far cheaper.
Bay Hotel, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay
Tel: 2812 2722. Fax: 2812 2176.