Winning formula: great food and excellent service enhance appeal of The Beach House
THE BEACH HOUSE
32 Lower Cheung Sha Village, South Lantau, 2504 4788
AMBIENCE Set on the beach under a canopy with orderly wooden tables and wicker chairs. The service was excellent - attentive and friendly.
COST HK$250 a head without drinks.
WHO TO BRING Friends and family, but take note it's only open Wednesdays to Sundays and on public holidays.
TURN-ONS The salt and pepper squid was perfectly cooked, the squid was soft with a crispy batter and crispy garlic and chilli sprinkled on top. It came with a delicious chilli and lime sauce. The charcuterie platter consisting of Serrano ham, salami Milanese, grey Longhorn beef, Manchego cheese and home-made focaccia went well with wine. The mushroom risotto was one of the best I have had, the rice was cooked perfectly, not mushy and the creamy texture of the mushrooms was divine. The desserts, however, stole the show. The home-made mille feuille with custard cream, strawberry coulis and caramelised almonds was delicious, It oozed cream between the light pastry layers and the strawberry added the right amount of sweetness. We were curious about the flourless chocolate cake made with dates, it had a fudgy texture and wasn't as sweet as most cakes.
TURN-OFFS It gets packed at weekends and can be difficult to get a seat.
DRINKS There are six beers on tap, mostly local brews, and a mix of can and bottled beer, wine and cocktails. There's a selection of teas, coffees and soft drinks.