If you’re heading to Hong Kong Disneyland for a day or two (or more), there are plenty of places to eat on-site. But these don’t really include anything to write home about when it comes to the eating front. But luckily, there are some great restaurants in the vicinity. And even if you don’t have transport, the cheap and easy to find Hong Kong Taxis can whisk you away to an eaterie of your choice within minutes.
So here is a list of some of the best restaurants to be found near Disney. Because of their location, they can get fully booked. So, to ensure that you get a table, it’s always advisable to make a reservation in advance. If necessary, ask the concierge in your hotel to make the booking for you.
Moofish – Discovery Bay
Moofish, a Western-style steakhouse, gets consistently good reviews on Trip Advisor. The menu is pretty eclectic, meaning whatever your tastes, there’s sure to be something on there that awakens your appetite. And for Hong Kong, the prices are fairly reasonable. The restaurant doesn’t have a liquor license at the moment (it’s only newly opened), meaning that it really is a family friendly option. But you are welcome to bring your own, and there’s currently (as of March 2016) no corkage.
Portions are generous, so you might want to skip the appetizers and head straight for the main courses. That way, for those with a sweet tooth, you’ll have room for dessert too…
Open 7 days a week from 11:00 till late.
Koh Tomyums – Discovery Bay
Another Discovery Bay gem, Koh Tomyums is perfect for anyone who enjoys Thai Curry. In addition to the great selection of red, yellow and green curries, there’s an excellent array of seafood, as well as some lovely contemporary Thai fusion dishes. Open Monday to Sunday from 12:00 to 23:00.
Solera – Discovery Bay
If you fancy something completely different, Solera is a Spanish dining experience open every day from 12:00 to 22:30. Of course, there’s the obligatory paella on the menu, but the Spanish chef also serves some wonderful tapas, salads, soups, omelettes and a great selection of desserts. And if you’ve never eaten Spanish before, be prepared to be amazed at how many different ways paella can be prepared.
Hemingway’s by the Bay – Discovery Bay
Delightfully situated, Hemingway’s by the Bay is right on the waterfront beneath gently swaying palm trees – the perfect place to wind away a few hours over a good meal. Hemingway’s is a great place for burgers, steaks and ribs. But for a real treat, try the Jamaican jerk chicken and Key Lime pie. If you visit during the weekend, you can enjoy a fabulous selection of food from the barbeque buffet. Open every day from 10:00 to midnight.
Berliner – Discovery Bay
No prizes for guessing the kind of food on offer at Berliner. This German restaurant is THE place in Hong Kong for all things sausage, schnitzel and hearty. Every Thursday night is schnitzel night (with a current promotion running at 50% off). You can enjoy a traditional German breakfast of breads, rolls, honey and jam with coffee or tea. Bulk it up a little with boiled eggs, cold cuts and meats, or enjoy fruit and/or museli as a start to your day.
A typical German lunch is served between 12:00 to 13:00, and includes meat, potatoes and vegetables. At tea time, enjoy traditional coffee and cakes, and then a light dinner of meats, bread, cheese, salads and perhaps soup is enjoyed early evening time.
Catch on Catchick – Kennedy Town
A little further away from Disney, but still only a few miles and a short taxi ride, is Catch on Catchick. A great place to go for those who love their seafood, this is also a great place to enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch (the menu includes eggs in every guise, smoked ham, bacon, French toast…).
Open on Mondays from 18:00 – midnight, Tuesday to Fridays from 12:00 to 15:00 and 18:00 to 00:00, and weekends from 10:00 to 16:00 and 16:00 to 00:00.
In addition to the wonderful selection of seafood on offer, the dessert menu is pretty awesome as well. Those with a love of chocolate must check out the rich chocolate tart with mascarpone cream and fresh raspberry. And for something a little tangier, lose yourself in the hot cinnamon sugared doughnut balls with white chocolate dip.
Bahce Turkish Restaurant – Mui Wo Centre
If you enjoy good food, and great portions, then you can’t go wrong with choosing Turkish cuisine. And Bahce Turkish Restaurant is one of the best you’ll find in the whole of Hong Kong. This is another venue that consistently gets great ratings on Trip Advisor – people rave not only about the quality of the food but also the great value for the money it offers.
The décor is rustic, and the selection of musical instruments on display lead to musicians hosting the occasional impromptu jam session – if you’re lucky, you might just get to watch (or join in?)… Bahce is open weekdays from 11:30 – 23:00, and at the weekend from 12:00 to 23:00.
China Beach Club, Silvermine Bay
If dining overlooking a sweeping beach and bay sounds tempting, then head to the China Beach Club in Silvermine Bay. Here you can satisfy your cravings for typical Mediterranean and barbeque dishes whilst enjoying the sound of the waves lapping gently on the sand. Don’t be surprised if you see the odd dog as well, as this is a pet friendly restaurant.
They serve generous portions and, despite the top quality location, the prices are reasonable. The staff, as well as the food and location, consistently get well rated on Trip Advisor. Open 7 days a week from lunchtime until late.
Of course, Disneyland itself has a selection of restaurants on-site. These include The Enchanted Garden Restaurant for Chinese, Japanese and Asian cuisine, Tahitian Terrace (again, a selection of Asian dishes), Walt’s Café for pure Americana and The Crystal Lotus for good quality Chinese and vegetarian food (this is a little pricey, but the food is good).