Catering to new inclinations towards alfresco dining, Cabana Breeze brings a laid-back yet elegant new vibe to Tung Chung’s waterfront.
If you’ve not been to Tung Chung recently, you might be surprised. There’s a lot happening out on Lantau Island, with new hotels, parks, restaurants, and residential complexes rising up on the neighbourhood’s blissfully-uncrowded waterfront.
One of the coolest new arrivals is Cabana Breeze, a super-chilled, dog-friendly retreat from life at the urban coalface, where the gin and rum flow like water, where the vibe is always tropical, and where the time of the day no longer matters.
With both indoor and expansive outdoor seating – a great touch during these sensitive times – Cabana Breeze delivers a beachclub-like vibe to Tung Chung’s new T-Bay precinct (just look for the new Sheraton and make for the water’s edge).
Catering to 160 guests during lunch and dinner service, the restaurant is really an all-day hang out; there’s a dedicated gin and rum trolley that ensures plenty of mixology innovation; shaded turquoise rattan sofas outside and deep-set leather-clad booths lit by pendant lamps inside; touches of tropical tiki culture in the decor and on the drink’s list; and menus by Moroccan executive chef Faycal El Moujahid, who departs from his extensive formal dining experience to create Mediterranean-inspired comfort cuisine with a coastal flair.
The result is an urban oasis that’s welcoming to guests with two legs and four and which serves throughout the day. Stop in post-hike for Tiki-inspired cocktails laced with house infusions and craft spirits (the Maui Margarita with Mexican pepper-infused tequila, mezcal and pink grapefruit is a sure winner) or select from the extensive rum, gin and mixer selection of the spirits trolley.
Then order from the selection of great sharing dishes, which range from towering seafood platters and Neapolitan-style pizzas hot from the woodstove oven to Moroccan octopus with tomato and black olive salsa; freshly-shucked oysters; soft shell crab burgers; and slow-roasted suckling pig (if you’re planning to visit as a group, book a whole piggy two days in advance).
For diners with a sweet tooth, don’t miss out on the likes of pineapple and rum cake, served with coconut ice cream; crispy churros with chocolate mousse; and Cabana tiramisu.
Just remember to bring your sunscreen because this is going to be a summertime hotspot.
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