Keep hunger at bay with these seven serendipitous sea view restaurants moored in Hong Kong’s most méridien maritime berths. From al fresco dining to tables that reach the beach (littoral-ly), these savoury seaside selections are spectacular for some fresh air and R&R.
Tucked in the buzzing center of Ovolo’s Southside, CIRQLE effortlessly navigates the glam/cosy tightrope without a single misstep. Although it boasts a splendid sea view to gaze upon while drinking, it’s CIRQLE’s food that gets our CIRQular stamp of approval. The skin of their signature Crispy Pork Belly is incredibly delicate, yet manages to maintain a solid crunch, and the fine layers of lean and fatty meat are the stuff of CIRQue du Soleil lore. The lightly steamed Chestnut Mousse Cake, delicately infused with Green Tea Jelly, showcases the culinary merits of tea infusion – it’s moderated by a delicate combination of sweet and tart flavours.
Find it at 4/F, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd., Aberdeen, Hong Kong
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No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks. Umami’s interior digs are buzzy nightclub meets refined Nippon (neon lights, white sofas, oh my!) But their patio, boasting al fresco views of Telegraph Bay and luxe outdoor benches, is the real star of the show. It’s the perfect spot to knock back a saketini or two. Reignite your Sino-US relations with fusion classics including Asparagus wrapped in Bacon, Lamb Chops, and Grilled Eggplant served with a side of al fresco street ‘n’ seaside views.
Find it at L1, Le Meridien Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Rd., Hong Kong
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Polish off a slice of Latin-Americana at this cantina that offers an alluring angle into Discovery Bay. Fresh, stylish, and made-to-order dishes including Australian Rosemary Baby Lamb Loin, Yogurt Marinated USA Chicken Breast, and The Wan Chai Red Light Fishbowl have mouths watering & munchin’ galore. Coyote brings colorful (and on-point) margaritas, with customers flocking here for LatAm’s greatest hits like burritos, tacos, and salsa – don’tcha forget to pack your dancing duds.
Find it at Shop G08A, D’Deck, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
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‘Ciao!’ Jamie’s Tsim Sha Tsui outpost dishes ‘fantastica’ fixin’s alongside savoury seaside views. Smack on their satiating, fab Funghi Misti, which offloads a fresh catch of seafood simmered in a savoury, succulent ‘n’ salty broth. Look out for Jamie’s signature starter: wooden planks piled high with inspiring eats. Cut with a dash of wooden cedar, Jamie’s infamous starter planks showcases Classic Meat, Vegetarian, and Cured & Crispy Fish specialties – offering just the right amount of Italian ‘delizioso’. Hook up a swim in nearby Kowloon Park post-meal.
Find it at Shop 412, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
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Flanked by Sai Kung’s pier on one side and sashaying shores on the other, Cali-Mex’s Sai Kung outpost is a fab find for a flavorful fix, tucked away from most of the hustle (traffic), but still close to the bustle (did we hear someone say flea market finds?) Catch classic Tex-Mex flavors including crowd-pleasers such as char-grilled Chicken Breast or their signature Burritos. Hang out post-meal for a seaside serenade or a soothing Sai Kung soak in Silverstrand Beach’s lolling waves.
Find it at 22 Wan King Path, Sai Kung
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Downtown chic meets uptown cosiness! Prompt lives up to its name with Pinterest-worthy views and a smorgasbord of eclectic eats. Dress accordingly (read: choose something from your closet, not the floor of your bedroom). No matter what the weekend holds, the see-and-be-‘scene’ is sure a Prompt for anyone. Once there, choose between a Solomon-worthy choice of either a relaxed, airy indoor setting, or a more intimate, romantic, alfresco dining area. With favorites such as artisanal Artichoke Soup and Mushroom Ravioli, we recommend snapping up one of those highly coveted seaside tables quick.
Find it at L4, Le Meridien Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Rd., Hong Kong
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Vivacious, bright, and full of NOLA spirit, McSorley’s is a clear Discovery Bay anchor. Get a taste (and view) of the sea and grab a beer at the bar to hobnob amongst locals. Craving those hearty, artery-challenging Southern Classics? Fret not. Buffalo Chicken Wings, Texas BBQ Burger, and Black Pepper-Dusted Calamari are just a call sign away for a taste of ‘Amurica’. Post-meal, the running trails (and mountain hike) will come in handy, so make sure to grab a pair of your comfy kicks. Trust us.
Find it at G11 A-1, G/F, D’Deck, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
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