Café Lagoon takes its cue from Olympics, offering a Brazilian-barbecue-themed spread
Gold Coast Hotel, Tuen Mun, 2452 8448
FARE A mix of Asian cuisine, steaks and seafood on the dinner buffet.
AMBIENCE The big restaurant by the pool, which is just a short walk to the beach and seafront, has a festive atmosphere on weekends with children and families packing the place. There are floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the pool and alfresco dining with the barbecue.
COST HK$528 per adult on weekdays and HK$578 on weekends. For children, it's HK$298 and HK$338.
WHO TO BRING Mostly family members and friends on weekdays or weekends.
TURN-ONS The restaurant has one of the best dinner buffets in town. The hotel gives themes to their buffet spreads, so as a result of the Olympics this summer, Café Lagoon offers a Brazilian-barbecue-themed spread until September 18, with seafood, steaks and other South American delights. There is a generous selection of seafood. The food trays are refilled constantly. One stall has a selection of Indian curries and bread. The outdoor location is a big plus especially during summer evenings and combined with the variety of food available, creates a perfect atmosphere for a family outing.
TURN-OFFS Its popularity can be a bit of a turn-off as it is crowded on weekends, especially from 6.30pm to 8pm.
DRINKS Colas and beer are available with the buffet. Red or white wines are charged separately.