August 28, 2015

It’s the end of August and time to make the most of the last lazy hazy days of summer. Kick back with an icy cold beverage, fill up on delectable bites and soak up of every minute of sunshine in the weekend ahead at one of these enticing waterside wonders…

Mavericks
Pui O Beach, Lantau, +852 5402 4154
After a hard day’s beach bumming, hit up Chef Austin’s latest opening, a chic surfside shack with menus tacked to reclaimed skateboards calling out to sunbaked, rumbling stomachs with hunger-busting tacos, ‘fush & chups’ and deliciously naughty rum-spiked s’mores.

S2 Waterfront
1 Wai Man Road, Waterfront Sai Kung, +852 2792 8900
Nothing says “tropical paradise” like waterfront views, cocktails and delicious Mediterranean fare. Must-orders include the Brazilian beef skewers and Caribbean chicken wings. This interesting fusion pairing seems to be the next big thing in Hong Kong, and we’re on board!

Red Penny
148 Kam Sheung Road, Yuen Long, +852 2488 3263
The schlep to the New Territories may seem treacherous, but with Thai favourites like satays, prawn cakes and spring rolls, and a fresh selection of seafood and meat grilled while you watch, you’ll be instantly transported to the beaches of Ko Phi Phi.

Cococabana
Shek O Beach Building, Shek O Beach, +852 2812 2226
This white washed, sun-drenched summer favourite right on Shek-O Beach serves up its signature French Mediterranean dishes to HK’s sun goddesses from morning till night.

Les Copains D’Abord
G/F, 46 Wing On Street front area, Peng Chau, +852 3483 0692
This charming al fresco French café is a delightful spot to refuel on your next day trip. Sip on a glass of rosé, whilst nibbling on cheeses and charcuterie as you watch the world go by. You may even catch a glimpse of a game of Pétanque.

Lantana
40 Cheung Sha Lower Village, Lantau Island, +852 5465 5511
Get away from it all with a rustic Italian feast in the heart of Lantau. The paper-thin pizzas and handmade pastas never fail to impress.

Hebe One O One
112 Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung, New Territories, +852 2335 5515
A great date night option, dine under the Milky Way and watch the boats float by as you indulge in freshly shucked oysters, lobster and prosecco risotto, and pan-roasted ostrich. It doesn’t get much more romantic than this…

Hemingways By The Bay
Shop G09, G/F, D’Deck, Discovery Bay, +852 2987 8855
Escape reality with a taste of the Caribbean, where the barbecue gets fired up with Jamaican jerk chicken, washed down with rum punch and finished with a hunk of key lime pie. With reggae in the background, palm trees and a sea breeze, what more can you ask for?

For more sun, sand and sea, check out our full Summer on the Scene Guide.

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