Spend the weekend with your family in Discovery Bay, perfectly framed by the majestic mountains and the South China Sea. DB as its affectionally known has plenty to offer including its ocean-front dining, D-Deck. It is located at the main plaza, close to the ferry pier, the cuisine offered here reflects the dizzying mix of cultures of the people residing at the bay. You’ll enjoy the nightly Hong Kong Disneyland fireworks while dining alfresco and a free ferry ride back to Central when you spend HK$120 at designated restaurants. Here’s a round-up of our top favorites.
Zak’s menu is a delightful mix of Asian and Western with such favorites as fish and chips, baby back ribs, spring rolls, and noodles plus a host of tropical cocktails. The kid’s menu will appease the little ones, serving plates of pasta, pizza, tacos, chicken fingers and the ubiquitous mac and cheese. Being the largest restaurant in the D-Deck means plenty of room and even a breezy outdoor play area. Zaks’ sun-soaked space with its blue and white sun chairs, makes it the best spot for lingering on a lazy Sunday. When temperatures dip, head inside where it's cozy.
Snag a spot at the cozy booths at Figos. Modern yet relaxed, Figos ticks all the boxes, tasteful décor, an extensive menu of delicious food (pasta, thin crust pizzas, juicy steaks, burgers, and ribs), affordable prices and friendly staff. The kid’s menu packs in such comfort food as spaghetti carbonara, margherita pizza, and crispy chicken. The menu doubles as an activity sheet with puzzles, mazes, and coloring to keep little minds and hands occupied before dinner arrives.
Figos, Shop G07, Block A, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 29872995, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/figos?our-venues/figos-discovery-bay
Delicate, delicious tapas turn up at your table. The kitchen, helmed by a Spanish chef, churns out Spanish fare with a twist. Try the croquettes of Iberico ham, slow-cooked Angus beef, deep fried squid, cod fritters and paella, very yummy! And if your sweet tooth so desires it, there’s churros (to keep kiddos happy). Sip on Sangria and enjoy stunning sea views from this first-floor restaurant. Or opt for their specially selected Spanish beers and spirits from their well-stocked bar. Soak in the classic surroundings of dark wood and opulent red while watching the team in action at the open kitchen and the occasional live music.
Solera, Shop 101, Block A, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 2555 0772, Facebook Page
One of the few independent restaurants in DB specializing in fresh seafood, steaks, and poultry. You can always count on chef Philippe Moriau for fuss-free and familiar dishes. Food is consistently well-executed: oven-roasted pork chop, hand-made ravioli, chicken stuffed with rosemary and lamb tagine. Pair it with their excellent range of old and new world wines. Brasserie 22° North is the type of neighborhood restaurant where Moriau knows regulars by name, venturing away from the stoves to check on patrons personally.
Charming and inviting, Koh Tomyums serves authentic and fusion Thai. Dishes are mainly curries, lovely salads, and succulent seafood. Try the crispy fish salad with mango and peanuts – the perfect starter to the myriad of curries (spicy red, creamy yellow and light green curries) and favorites like pad thai, always a great choice for the kids. Expect an extensive wine list plus refreshing Thai beers too. The Thai décor adds to the restaurant’s appeal. Reservations are highly recommended.
Koh Tomyums, Shop 105B, Block A, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 29870767
Play chef and flip slivers of pork, chicken, and beef at your table. There’s nothing like the steam and sizzle rising from the smoky meats on the hot grill. The flavor is further enhanced with a house-made marinade and sauce. For accompaniment, there’s bachan – a colorful array of small plates comprising of rice, chicken broth, spicy kimchi, pickled bean sprouts, mushrooms and spinach - and pajeon, a seafood pancake. Complement your meal with Korean or Japanese wines. The space is decorated with classic wood and is divided into both booth and table-style seating.
Be lured in by the vibrant colours that characterize Coyote and stay for the best margaritas this side of the bay. Coyote exudes a fun atmosphere, serving classics like burritos, tacos, fajitas and quesadillas, and party platters that are a big hit with families and large groups. Or tuck into Tex-Mex favorites such as Mexican paella, hickory smoked steak and baby back ribs and top it off with their popular desserts.
Hemingway’s takes vegan cuisine mainstream with a revamped menu that switches from typical pub grub of ribs and burgers to a mostly plant-based dishes. Expect creative and healthy alternatives such as vegan burgers and pizza and pulled ‘pork’ sandwiches that is really jackfruit! This laid-back bar and restaurant retains its charm and friendly atmosphere. With reggae tunes in the background and a tropical cocktail in hand, it’s easy to forget the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. Soak up the sun and sea breeze, and enjoy Hemingway’s substantial collection of rums, purported to be the largest in Asia
Hemingway’s, Shop G09, Block A, Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 2987 8804, www.facebook.com/HemingwaysDB
Here’s where to get your fill of pub grub from pies, burgers, and ribs to the traditional fish and chips plus a good array of authentic curry dishes. Come Wednesday; there’s the Indian buffet of curries - perfectly paired with the pub’s premium beers from draught Guinness to ales including the imported McSorley’s Ale. Mums and dads - a popular kid’s menu and a spacious al fresco dining area mean you can keep an eye on the kids while you sip, eat or watch a sports match on their countless screens.
Don't forget the Northside of Discovery Bay and check out the wonderful restaurants and cafes there. The wonderfully laid-back MooFish with a quite a large outdoor area makes it a perfect spot for some al fresco dining. It serves fantastic juicy steak and fresh seafood dishes and our favorite Western dishes with an Asian twist. The perfect resto for when you are yearning for surf and turf. This restaurant is also open for breakfast, and the place opens at 8.30am, ideal for early morning DB dwellers with energetic kiddos. MooFish has a great kids menu with lots of options.