Woohoo! Summer is here and it’s time to get out and about to explore the very best that Hong Kong has to offer in delicious outdoor alfresco dining. Hong Kong is full of fantastic little eateries to try this summer including beach restaurant secrets in Lantau, free-flow brunches in the city, pizza places with sky-high views, and newly opened restaurants to try in Hong Kong.
Let Little Steps guide you toward some of the most unique restaurants and dining venues the city has to offer this summer – alfresco, beach, and outdoor restaurants that cater to kids and families in Hong Kong!
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Whether you are going for brunch or a late lunch, drive or ferry it over to Bathers for a great summer get-together with your family or friends. Their large menu is made up of everything from juicy burgers to salt and pepper calamari. And if you’re taking your tots, choose from the kids’ menu which changes daily. Book ahead to snag a cozy nook and leverage that seaside breeze. You’ll be recharged for whatever Monday has in store after the zen-like soundtrack of crashing waves combined with low-key jazz tunes.
Bathers, 32 Lower Cheung Sha Village South Lantau, Hong Kong, +852 2504 4788, www.bathers.com.hk
This discreet lavish restaurant is tucked away from the business of the city, still in the center of the business district in Lan Street Central, Hong Kong. The award-winning Australian Chef, Shane Osborn, has crafted the menu to be a modern European A la carte delight using special ingredients from France, the UK, and Japan. The interior is beautiful, with artworks posted on the walls and a gorgeous outdoor terrace with a tropical garden feel. You can also see the fresh herbs that are used on the menu growing in the garden. This one is a great choice for mums to have a little "me-time" and meet friends to feel a little fancy for brunch.
Arcane, 3rd Floor, 18 On Lan Street Central, Hong Kong, +852 2728 0178, www.arcane.hk
This casual seafood joint is located on the newly revamped Avenue of the Stars. The fun seafood spot is an excellent place to park yourself for a few hours on a fine day. Indulge in fresh oysters and indulging in succulent seafood platters, as well as lobster rolls, and some sweets like ice cream and deserts. You'll be sitting outdoors, soaking up the sun and overlooking the water when you take a visit to Ink. This is an ideal location after you have taken the kids for day out at the renovated The Hong Kong Museum Of Art!
Ink, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.inkcafe.com.hk
This casual Thai-food eatery is so close to the beach you can smell the salty air and feel the fresh breeze as you enjoy your food and drinks. For those hot summer days, it's worth it to check out the vibrant family restaurant called Sip Song at Repulse Bay. The restaurant is inspired by the beach culture along the southern Thai coast and of course, serves a great selection of Thai food. This spot is both an eatery and a bar, so parents can relax with a nice glass and kids can snack on delicious ice cream.
Sip Song, The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, www.sip-song.com
This one is for the pizza lovers! Barbacio is an authentic Italian casual eatery that specializes in Neopolitan pizzas and other delicious Italian food like antipasti, gnocci, and all the pasta you desire! It's high up on level 5 of the Carfield Commercial Building, giving you a great view overlooking Tai Twun as you're above all of the action. No one can resist pizza, especially kids, so it's a great choice if you're looking for a fun family meal.
Barbacio, Terrace 5/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham St, Central Hong Kong, +852 2808 1961, www.barbacio.hk
Take a hike or boat over to Yau Ley Restaurant and prepare to feast on curry crab, deep-fried squid, calamari, or a variety of fish from the restaurant's tanks. This family-owned Cantonese restaurant is worth the journey. They will make sure your little ones are happy campers, offering plenty of high chairs and a beach for the kids to explore while mom and dad sip their weekend away. Want to learn more about this delicious beachside restaurant?
Yau Ley Restaurant, Sha Kiu Tau, High Island, Sai Kung, +852 2791 1822,www.yauleyseafood.com.hk. Note, you can have them pick you up via boat in Sai Kung or Clearwater Bay!
When you're looking for something super luxurious for your summertime brunch or dinner, the Cabana Breeze will definitely make you feel like royalty. It's right next to the Sheraton Hotel in Tung Chung, overlooking the ocean with stunning decor and indoor and outdoor options for dining. The menu is "Tiki Inspired" with cocktails and other fun drinks with a large all-day dining menu. They also have plenty of specials happening year-round, so take a look at the website to see the latest offers. This one might be a great choice if you have some time off from your kids and want a romantic meal with your loved one.
Cabana Breeze, Shop G-12-G15, Sheraton Tung Chung, No 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong, +852 2777 8980, email@example.com, www.cabanabreeze.hk
The Cruise Restaurant and Bar at the Hyatt in Victoria Harbour features fancy indoor dining, as well as a rooftop terrace that's great for summer evenings. You'll be overlooking the famous Victoria Harbour while you munch on modern Asian fusion food while sipping some delicious unique wines and cocktails. Even if you decide to sit indoors, the floor-to-ceiling windows still make you feel like you're getting alfresco dining. When you do visit, be sure to try their signature Asian-inspired cocktails.
Cruise Restaurant & Bar, 23/F West Tower, Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, +852 3896 9898, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hyatt.com
Ready for BBQ, margaritas, and island-inspired favorites from Hawaii, Cuba, and Vietnam? We are! From Maximal Group, the people behind Blue Butcher and Brickhouse, Limewood dishes out tempting grilled seafood and meats, along with lip-smacking margaritas right on the beach. Located at the newly opened The Pulse shopping center, you can follow up a meal with a romp around the mall, play at the playground, or simply run around the beach.
Limewood, The Pulse, Shop 103 & 104, G/F, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, +852 2866 8668, www.limewood.hk
With a tagline that says "pizza is art", you know that you're in for a unique, delicious experience when you visit Gustaci Pizza Lounge in Central Hong Kong. Fill yourself up on all the Italian favorites - pizza, pasta, and of course, great wine and specialty drinks. They have a beautiful airy terrace outside and an artsy indoor dining area for you to choose from. Why not even host a special event at the restaurant? You can get more info and enquire here.
Gustaci Pizza Lounge, G/F, Block B, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2981 1418, email@example.com, www.gustacipizzalounge.com
More pizza options? We've found the best options for you on this list. Included in our delicious pizza picks in Hong Kong with outdoor dining is Amalfitana, the artesian restaurant that sources its inspiration from the Amalfi Coast flavors. You'll find it on the popular beachfront mall, The Pulse. Sip on unique Limoncello infusions, taste classic cocktails and pair your pizza with specialty wine as you come for a summer meal with friends and family. Of course, there are other lighter options like hydrating summer salads and other Italian mains.
Amalfitana Repulse Bay, The Pulse, G/F, Shop 105, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2388 7787, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.amalfitana.hk/repulse-bay
If you fancy some french in an upscale environment with an award-winning menu, then head over to Louise in Central Hong Kong. They use seasonal ingredients, french cooking techniques, and artisanal products to make your meals super unique and fresh. Wine lovers will definitely appreciate the comprehensive wine list of classic and boutique wines, hand-picked to be paired perfectly with your meals. The two-storey building has a private room for events, an indoor dining room, and an outside terrace.
Louise, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2866 0300, email@example.com, www.louise.hk
If you're looking for something more upbeat to spice up your summer afternoons and evenings, The Lounge Hakuba is a great option. Not so much one to take the whole family, this spot is best when you have a night away to yourself and your partner, or if you're going out with friends for some good food, drinks, and even a little dancing. They have plenty of regular drink and food specials to explore throughout the week, just follow their Instagram for updates.
Lounge Hakuba, Unit 302, Tower 535, No. 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2111 1707, www.facebook.com/lounge.hakuba
The fusion of cuisines at Pondi makes it a super unique dining option for Hong Kongers, with a blend of French and Indian tastes that you've probably never seen before. Nestled in the historic neighborhood of Sai Ying Pun, this restaurant aims to bring an innovative and creative experience to locals and travelers who appreciate mindful food and a modern atmosphere. The menu is crafted around seasonal produce and locally sourced produce and ingredients. Plus, there's an interesting array of wine, vermouth, and sherry to sip on as you dine, which is definitely a plus for people with a palate for unique drinks.
Pondi, 14 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 6113 0195, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pondi.hk
Not sure whether to go with a steakhouse or seafood tonight? You don't have to choose! The Hunter is a blend of fresh Mediterranean seafood and a steakhouse all in one. Plus, the sweet tooth will definitely appreciate the dessert menu, with the mouth-watering tiramisu being a favorite pick. Other menu standouts include grilled octopus, a black Angus beef burger, and even some lighter options if you're not super hungry. With seaside views along the boardwalk of Tong Yin Street, you'll get to enjoy the summer sun as you indulge in your meal.
The Hunter, 29 Tong Yin Street, Alto Residences Shop 11, Ground Floor, SeaSide, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, email@example.com, www.facebook.com/thehunterhk
Thai cuisine is a great food choice in any season, and the fresh, tasty dishes made with lots of fresh produce definitely hits the spot during the summertime. Ruam is a casual Thai eatery that also boasts an impressive cocktail menu. You can sit outdoor or relax on the large outdoor terrace that overlooks Hong Kong's busy Ship Street. This one is a good pick for families, couples, or friends - the ambiance is versatile for any gathering.
Ruam Thai, J Residence, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, +852 3160 8535, www.ruam-thai.com
Mr. Wolf is a cocktail bar and modern fusion eatery with a host of dishes from all around the world. Have some Thai Green Curry and Fish Cakes, or indulge in creamy pasta - whatever your palette desires. There are different menus for different times, so if you come for lunch, know that dinner will be an entirely new set of meals. All the more reason to come back and try more. Take a look at Mr. Wolf menus here.
Mr. Wolf, 5/F Queens Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2526 0838, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mrwolf.hk
Spices breaks the mould by serving some of the best curries in town in a beautiful colonial setting. It's a cross between a Southeast Asian spice market and a colonial clubhouse, with a dash of contemporary style, complete with rattan armchairs, stylish umbrellas, and timber planters. To top it all off, all the beaches and fun on the south side are just a flip-flop’s toss away.
Spices At The Repulse Bay, G/F, The Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2292 2821, www.therepulsebay.com
Zaks offers alfresco dining, just a short ferry ride from Central! This is the largest restaurant on the water in DB, so you'll have plenty of room to stretch out with the kids (and all their gear). There's something to eat for everyone, including a varied kids menu with all the faves, and ice cream for dessert! Other perks are a play area for kids outside, a view of the HK Disneyland fireworks, and a free ferry ride back to Central!
Zaks, Shop G04, G/F & 103, 1/F, D'Deck, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, D'Deck, Hong Kong, +852 2987 6232, www.casteloconcepts.com
Right on Shek-O Beach, Cococabana is the ideal spot to grab lunch with the fam during a day at the beach, or after hiking Dragon's Back! Sit inside to get away from the sun, or outside on the deck, where you can watch all the beach action. Cococabana offers filling snacks like burgers, hotdogs, and crepes from its quick cafe, as well as more substantial plates like its signature piri piri prawns in the sit-down restaurant.
The home of artisan cheeses, gourmet coffees, boutique wines, and handcrafted bread is now open at the beachfront shopping mall, The Pulse. After a stroll on Repulse Bay beach, drop into Classified on Level 1 for a snack or meal that everyone will enjoy! Kiddos get their own all-day set menu for HK$60, with fish fingers, baked potatoes, mac + cheese, and other options, plus a scoop of sorbet!
Classified Repulse Bay, Shop no. 107 1/F The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Hong Kong, +852 2351 3454, www.classifiedfood.com
Treasure Island (old Mavericks bar/restaurant) offers classic comfort food like steak, sliders, and burgers alongside a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Located right on Pui O Beach in Lantau, Treasure Island serves up excellent food and a chilled-out surfer-chic atmosphere, perfect for a weekend beach excursion with the kiddos! Make sure to check out their Surfing And Adventure Summer Camps At Treasure Island here!
Treasure Island, Pui O Beach, South Lantau, Hong Kong, +852 2546 3543, www.treasureislandhk.com
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