Top Choice Chinese in Lamma

Lamma Rainbow

Gigantic Rainbow may boast 800 seats but you still need to book ahead for prime hours. Steamed grouper, lobster and abalone are the specialities at this waterfront restaurant, and they're excellent. Best to come wit…
Top Choice French in Cheung Chau

Pirate Bay

Delicious crepes (the caramel is our favourite) by a French and Hong Konger couple, also hearty homemade chicken rillette, ratatouille, and beef bourguignon. For the thirsty, there's French wine (fabulous with the c…
Seafood in Lamma

Wai Kee Seafood Restaurant

A small and popular seafood restaurant known for its panfried prawns with soy sauce and sauteed razor clams. The produce is fresh and prices are reasonable. Set meals for four or eight work out to about HK$200 per p…
Fusion in Lantau

Tai O Lookout

The rotating ceiling fans, wooden booths and tiled floor of this rooftop glasshouse restaurant ooze old-world charm, and no one would blame you if you came to just sip coffee and chill. But the food – fried rice tos…
Tapas in Lamma


Chef Carlos's new restaurant offers affordable and delicious Spanish tapas. Residents and visitors have been flocking to Candela for the roasted pork, eggplant salad, and papas bravas (fried potato cubes). Hours can…
Chinese in Cheung Chau

Kam Wing Tai Fish Ball Shop

The long line snaking along the alley should tell you something about this celebrated pit stop. Hakka-style snack balls of minced fish and meat are served piping hot. A stick of chewy assorted balls is highly recomm…
French in Peng Chau

Les Copains d'Abord

A cute cafe and charcuterie around the main square, Les Copains d'Abord offers reasonably priced wine, yoghurt, cheese and cold cuts from France. Open roughly noon to 8pm Tuesday to Sunday.
Seafood in Po Toi

Ming Kee Seafood Restaurant

This is one of a handful of restaurants in the main village on Po Toi, south of Hong Kong island, and is by far the most popular with day trippers. Make sure you book ahead on the weekend.
Noodles in Tung Lung Chau

Holiday Store

This family-run store is a 15-minute stroll from the kaito pier. It sells noodles and red bean ice, and will give you instructions to any place on the island. If you turn left at the store entrance, a path takes you…
Cafe in Lantau


Framed by a backdrop of stilt houses and lush mountains, this sunny terrace right on the water invites lazy afternoons spent enjoying coffee. The ice-drip and affogato in chilled glasses are delightful antidotes to …