Enjoy the taste of Macau at 5 new restaurants
There have never been more choices available for fine dining in Macau than there are now, and this selection of new eateries offers something for everyone
Macau’s fine-dining scene is thriving and we have found some new restaurants that are not to be missed when you are next in town.
Andrea’s, at the Wynn Palace, presents regional Chinese dishes from Huaijang, Sichuan, Hangzhou and Suzhou, plated Western-style. On entering through the leather and gold doors, the décor is impressive, with floor-to-ceiling gold latticework and a custom wall featuring a parasol created from colourful glass mosaics, near the entrance. There is a marble and leather bar with the main dining area done in gold leaf and marble flooring inset with gold carpeting. Make sure you try one of their cocktails before ordering, or Chinese tea from the extensive menu. Dishes include small or sharing plates and we recommend the hot and sour soup and cold jellyfish salad with cucumber, sesame and vinegar to start. The chef selection features live coral trout, Australian southern rock lobster and sea cucumber with braised Shanghainese brown sauce, quail eggs or stir-fried with pork belly. Don’t leave before trying the tofu cut like a chrysanthemum in soup. The service is friendly and helpful, especially if you are not familiar with the dishes. Closed on Mondays. Reservations recommended: (853) 8889 3663
La Chine, set in the Eiffel Tower at the recently opened The Parisian Macao, offers regional Chinese dishes with a French twist. We like the roasted duckling a l’orange, a crispy duck marinated in black pepper and mandarin peel with an orange black pepper sauce. Cantonese dinner favourites include sweet and sour pork with green apple and stir-fried crabmeat with scrambled egg white and buffalo milk. Our favourite desserts include caramelised pineapple tarte tatin with coconut ice cream and sweetened almond soup with black sesame dumplings. The dim sum is also worth trying, especially the steamed rice roll with crispy lobster, crispy abalone and taro puffs. The décor is French bistro with an industrial edge. The view is also good. Open daily. (853) 8111 9210
Pearl Dragon at Studio City offers Chinese cuisine overseen by Michelin star chef Tam Kwok Fung. The interior is elegant, done in beige and olive green, plush carpets and crystal chandeliers. The main dining area overlooks the casino floor behind a glass window, but for privacy, there are nine elegant rooms of various sizes. The menu features lychee wood barbecue dishes such as roasted crispy chicken and pigeon, and the honey roasted Iberico pork cha siu should not be missed. For appetisers, the marinated shredding chicken with Sichuan pepper and peanut sauce and sliced abalone marinated in Chinese wine are good. There is an extensive choice of seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes for mains. Dim sum is also good here. The tea menu features a selection of pu-erh and oolong teas as well as green, white, yellow and black teas. Closed Tuesdays. (853) 8865 6560
SW at Wynn Palace is a classic American steakhouse, with some Las Vegas flair, there is an animation/3D show every half an hour. The menu offers a selection of steak from around the world, USDA prime, Japanese wagyu and Australian Rangers Valley Black Market beef. The seafood comes from Southeast Asia and the Pacific. We recommend appetisers of Caviar by Prunier St. James with condiments, Alaskan king crab cake or seasonal oysters. Besides, steak, choices include red snapper, milk-fed veal and heritage breed lamb. The bar features Macau’s finest collection of brown spirits such as bourbon, brandy, Cognac and Armagnac, some rare whiskies from distilleries such as Willet and Pappy Van Winkle. For pre-dinner drinks, there is a selection of barrel-aged cocktails that are made in-house. Open daily. Reservations recommended: (853) 8889 3663
Newly opened Vic’s Restaurante Português at Fisherman’s Wharf is worth a visit. Done in a colonial style, in fitting with Rocks Hotel where the restaurant is located, it is a perfect place for a family or business dinner either inside or on the patio overlooking the sea. Executive chef Martinho Moniz, a Portuguese native, offers a modern twist on traditional Portuguese fare. Perfect for early evening dinner with friends over a glass of wine on the patio are tapas which include home-made pate on rustic bread, black pork prosciutto 24 months, stewed clams in tomato and chilli and olives. For dinner, the menu offers salted codfish salad with roasted peppers and stuffed Atlantic crab for starters followed by scallop and fish soup with croutons and fresh coriander. Family-style sharing mains include free range chicken roasted in Lourinhaque Cognac and lobster rice in traditional cataplana. There are grills such as sardines, mixed Iberican skewers and Mozambique tiger prawns with chilli lime. Desserts are good too; try the chocolate salami with dried fruits and nuts or the orange pudding with caramel sauce. Open daily. (853) 8295 6583