Anger as government fences off popular Sai Kung beachfront bistro

The Oriental's seating area was blocked by the Lands Department, which said it took action over unauthorised structures. Photo: David Wong

The Oriental Restaurant and Bar at Sai Wan, a coastal enclave that lies just outside the boundaries of the Sai Kung East Country Park, has been a favourite spot for hikers and campers. Owner and customers are furious that the Lands Department has fenced off 80 per cent of its beachfront seating area without any warning.

Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 5:40am 4 comments

Le Tambour

52A Peel Street, Central Tel: 3114 6320

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Another SoHo bistro hangs up its apron

Maybe it's because people can't afford to eat out as much these days; maybe it's because landlords are continuing to jack up the rents. Whatever the reason, the SoHo restaurant district continues to count casualties. Frank Sun's Tribute and Bricolage 62 are gone. Frog Face Fish is being torn apart for something new. Cafe Annam was short-lived. Now Zest is about to call it quits, too.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

Some fund-raisers going by the book

It's an idea common in most overseas cities, and Josh Zeigler has brought it to Hong Kong. Put together a book of discount coupons for restaurants and bars and sell it to charity groups as a fund-raising tool. That's the idea behind The 123 Book.

22 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Voyage of discovery

WE knew we were on to a good thing as soon as we saw the queue outside Marco Bistro. Having confirmed that those waiting in line were after supper and not McSnoopy, we made a reservation for the second sitting at 9pm and spent an hour in a bar a couple of doors down.

2 Jan 2000 - 12:00am