A Nautical Discovery at The Lighthouse Bistro
A sister R to The Ocean by acclaimed Chef Olivier Bellin (Executive Chef of The Ocean and chef-owner of two-Michelin starred restaurant L’Auberge des Glazicks in Brittany), The Lighthouse Bistro offers seafood-lovers a casual dining experience against the scenic backdrop of Repulse Bay.
For gourmets who would go the extra mile in search of food with exceptional quality, here are our picks from the deep-sea navigation journey:
THE BIG PLATTER (HK$888 for 2 persons) – True to its name, the size of this seafood platter is really impressive and perfect for sharing with families and big groups. Featuring three types of fresh French oysters, langoustines, brown crab, whelks, periwinkles and two types of shrimps*, the three of us barely managed to finish the platter before moving onto the next course.
*Try having the smaller shrimps with bread and a generous amount of buckwheat-flavoured butter. This is the way the Bretons savour them as the servers told us.
FISH SOUP (HK$88) – A classic French soup with croutons, rouille and grated cheese – a must-try item on the menu. The garlic croutons and saffron rouille perfectly complemented the sweetness and creaminess of the soup, yet adding to the recipe an extra savoury finish. Again, the portion size of the soup is quite generous, it is recommended to share with two people.
BOSTON LOBSTER PARMENTIER (HK$188) – Another Chef Bellin’s signature yet the main course perfect for sharing between two people. We never thought Boston lobster and mashed potato would take us on such a deep dive through our senses. Not only does the sizzling lobster foam give off an intense aroma and richness of taste that lingers in our taste buds, the dish is perfectly cooked to add a hint of smokiness to the slight-crispy mashed potato pie. This is undoubtedly one of our favourite dishes!
Unfortunately, the Strawberry Millefeuille has run out when we ordered, we tried the GIANT PROFITEROLE and FLOATING ISLAND instead to end our night. The Floating Island with cooked egg whites and caramel is slightly too sweet for our taste, but we really enjoyed the Giant Profiterole – a crispy cream puff served with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce (it is very Instagram-worthy!). Both reasonably priced at HK$88.
Situated from a stone’s throw from Repulse Bay overlooking one of Hong Kong’s most popular beaches among tourists, The Lighthouse Bistro also offers other seasonal seafood grills and main courses, which again are very affordable and great value for money! Noting that the bistro-marine cuisine is only opening for lunch on Tuesdays to Fridays and brunch/late lunches on weekends and public holidays, it is an ideal brunch destination and hangout spot for families and big groups alike.
Address: 3/F, Lobby A, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2889 5939