Wednesday, 30 January 2013
THE BAY ON LAMMA ISLAND
From the mini-armada of sailboats and luxury junks anchored in front of The Bay restaurant in Mo Tat Wan, you'd be forgiven for assuming that this were an extension of the Aberdeen Boat Club. Apart from the odd group of trailwalkers (Mo Tat Wan is about a 3-hour hike from Sok Kwu wan ferry terminal) expatriate families occupy most of The Bay's tables.
The decor is Mediterranean beach cafe chic with a charming dash of Orientalia. Red Chinese lanterns hang festively from the trusses.
Service is friendly, family dogs roam about and are mostly well behaved, food is simple and straightforward.
Prices, though, are a bit of a shock. The Bay will set you back a few hundred dollars per person for food and drinks. This is a match for what you're looking to spend if you were out and about in SoHo - not out and about in the boonies.
But Chris and I were super hungry after the walk. So we sat down and ordered. We held hands. We happily watched golden-haired children collecting sea shells by the sea shore. We soaked in the setting rays of the sun whilst waiting for the ferry that would take us back to Aberdeen.
A: 7 Beach Front, Mo Tat Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong
T: +852 2982 8186