11/F Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai Tel: 2584 7623 Open: 11am-6pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm Cuisine: French Provencal and Mediterranean. Ambience: The Grill is the outdoor restaurant on the edge of the Grand Hyatt's swimming pool, part of its Plateau spa. To get there, you walk through an enchanting courtyard of dark stone and spot-lit trees ... then it opens to a stunning view of Victoria Harbour. There's a small waterfall on one side of the pool, with trees dotted around the deck. Tables are set a good distance from each other, allowing for intimate conversations, amid low lighting. Price: At night, the restaurant offers a barbecue buffet for HK$438 (Monday-Thursday), HK$460 (Friday-Sunday and public holidays) and HK$250 for children, excluding drinks and 10 per cent service charge. Pros: The poolside location makes you feel as if you're on holiday. The service was excellent and thoughtful. While my companion waited for me to arrive, a server brought an extra candle so she could read a magazine. For the quality of food and choice of dishes, the buffet was good value. Cons: We would have liked to know the names of the salads, since none was marked. And although we don't like salads swimming in dressing, the cannellini bean with artichokes and roasted fennel and the asparagus with salmon and dill were bland. Recommended dishes: With so many delicious choices, we had to pace ourselves. A salad of fresh coconut with shrimp, peppers, green beans, peanuts, cilantro and chilli was a superb combination of flavours. The roasted beetroot was complemented with marjoram, walnuts and orange. The lobster (above), mussels and clams on ice were some of the freshest we've tasted. For mains, we tucked into tender, perfectly grilled filet mignon, juicy lamb chops and slightly smoky grilled calamari. Side dishes such as creamed cauliflower with cheese and roasted shiitake mushrooms were so delicious we could have made a meal out of them alone. For dessert, the key lime pie had just enough tanginess, and the light pancakes with whipped brandy butter filling topped off an excellent meal. What else? During the day, the restaurant serves food a la carte. A private, glass pool house can cater for up to 100 guests.