BEACHSIDE RESTAURANTS

Limewood's bright and breezy cabana-style makes for a relaxed day at the beach

Tracey Furniss

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 September, 2016, 8:02pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 September, 2016, 8:02pm

LIMEWOOD
Shop 103-4, The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, 2866 8668

 

FARE Seafood and meat barbecue grill, with Southeast Asian, Hawaiian, South American and Caribbean flavours.

AMBIENCE Opening up to the beachfront, the vibe is bright and breezy cabana-style with turquoise walls and wooden tables.

WHO TO BRING Friends and family.

COST HK$500 a head for three courses, without drinks.

TURN-ONS We began with cocktails and fresh coconut water, followed by the must-have Canadian sea urchin tostadas and signature guacamole with tortilla chips. The dishes on the starter menu are made for sharing. We then went for the refreshing Norwegian salmon tartare with coconut milk, kaffir lime, ginger and fresh daily oysters with calamansi, ponzu, scallion and quail egg. The spicy Australian big-eye tuna poke with avocado, pickled red onion, chipotle and togarashi, is new and these are some of our favourite flavours. We loved the fresh tuna. The barbecue tiger prawns with pomelo salad, coconut, crispy shallots and tamarin is light and flavoursome, and we loved the Caribbean barbecue free-range chicken salad with orange, jalapeno tomato salsa. Save room for dessert. A must-try is the moon dust pavlova made with yoghurt, lemon grass ice cream, fresh fruits and vanilla cream - and yes, it's as good as it sounds.

TURN-OFFS It's difficult to manoeuvre around the tables when the restaurant is busy.

DRINKS A relaxed day at the beach calls for tropical flavours and we loved the barbecued pineapple Cuban mojito and the charred coconut pina colada made with coconut rum and fresh pineapple.