Sai Kung’s guide to Valentine’s dining

You don’t have to travel far for a romantic night out with your loved one

Chez Raymond de Paris

If you held back from looking out the window, you’d think you were in Paris when dining at Chez Raymond. But though the venue looks soft and elegant, Chef Raymond is uncompromisingly serious about providing food of the highest quality.

The signature steak dishes come from exclusive suppliers who raise a limited stock of high-quality cattle every year. The cows from which the tenderloin is sourced have had chocolate included into their diet, resulting in a rare brand of luxury steak. Chez Raymond will be offering a Valentine’s menu, complete with the restaurant’s signature ‘Je T’aime!’ dessert – two soft, heart-shaped raspberry mousse cakes which took months to perfect.

Opening hours are from 6-11pm. The menu costs $1,000 per person.

183D, Po Tung Road, Sai Kung, 6484 1400, chezraymonddeparis.com


Padstow

Perennial local favourite and sat right across the Hebe Haven Yacht Club, Padstow is cooking up a five course meal for couples this February. In line with the seaside theme, start with a duo of oysters to share, followed by spinach and ricotta ravioli or tuna tataki. Wash down your starter with a warm bowl of butternut squash, then dive into the mains: venison loin, rainbow trout in lemon butter sauce, or chanterelle risotto. End your session of gourmandising with a heart biscotti and chocolate truffle. Priced at $988 per couple.

For an extra $188 pair the meal with wine chosen by a Padstow sommelier. If you’d like to go the extra mile to impress your partner, Padstow will also provide a bouquet of one dozen roses for $888.

112 Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung, 2335 5515


Thai Dao

What’s brilliant about Thai Dao is its long outdoor area bang at the water’s edge of Sha Ha Beach. This means most tables have an unobstructed view of the sea – perfect for a scenic Valentine’s Day lunch. Your meal will be authentically fixed by Thai Chefs; the deep fried crab is strongly recommended, and if you have room for dessert don’t miss out on their mango with sticky rice and coconut milk. Although you won’t see much of the view by night, the fairy lights garlanding the outdoor canopy add a romantic touch. Open noon until 11pm.

For enquiries call 2792 6189. G/F, 9 Sha Ha Village, Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung.


Pepperoni’s

Subdued lighting, with (albeit electric) candles on every table and interiors that hint at a Mediterranean quality make Pepperoni’s a wonderful choice for this Valentine’s day. Dig into their curly fries, pasta or their sizable pizzas while tucked slightly away from the bustle of the town centre. As for family friendliness: paper lined tables and crayons are available on request if your children are joining the Valentine’s celebration.

Call 2791 1738 for enquiries. 1592 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung.


Susanna’s Steak & Seafood

Sai Kung stalwart Susanna’s is a cosy choice with its fairy lit wooden storefront, stained glass lamps and dim lighting. The range of steaks and chops, which this restaurant is best known for, can be paired with a selection of gravies or sauces – garlic butter is a well loved choice. Susanna’s is an intimate, reasonably priced eatery, perfect for sharing a Valentine’s Day meal with your loved one.

Give them a ring at 2792 7163. 76 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung.

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