Lamma Island
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Lamma Island

One of Lamma Island's many charms is its seafront strip of bars and restaurants running parallel to the Yung Shue Wan village Main Street.

During the week it is the place locals catch up for an after-work pint at the Island Bar, Fountainhead or Diesels pubs, and a bite to eat at Bluebird Japanese restaurant, the Deli Lamma, the Lancombe for Chinese or Tooshka's for open-air Indian - just to name a few.

On weekends the sleepy village transforms to a bustling hub and brims with daytrippers who tend to frequent the quality seafood restaurants on the water's edge.

Somewhere in between these is the B&B, a warm, wood-lined restaurant with a French feel and peaceful seafront terrace. A great place to catch the sunset with a glass of wine in hand, it has a relaxed, almost homely atmosphere.

The food contributes to this homeliness. The three-course set menu that changes daily is fantastic value at $48. You get soup of the day, a choice of two mains, dessert and tea or coffee. It's good-quality fare but, as you would expect at this price, nothing fancy.

On a recent visit, however, we opted for more expensive dishes on the menu. American rib-eye steak ($128) was an enormous slab of beautifully cooked beef served with chips and steamed vegetables. The lamb chops ($98), served the same way, were also delicious and a hearty portion. Much like a family-cooked meal.

All main courses - which also include Pacific oysters, lobster and salmon - are served with the soup of the day, in this case a thick and lovely corn chowder, and the option of a jacket potato.

The meal left us too full for dessert which, having been sampled on a previous visit, isn't the restaurant's strong point anyway. The meal for two with two juices ($20) came to $266, with no service charge added. We left a generous tip for the excellent service.

22 Main Street, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma. Tel: 2982 4388. Open: 5pm-late Mon-Fri, noon-late Sat-Sun. $$