If you’re familiar with The Pulse on Repulse Bay Beach then you already know what a hot spot this location is. And it’s not limited to one demographic – it has a good mix of everything and caters to everyone, from families to Hong Kong hipsters. Here’s our guide to some of its highlights.
Looking to impress visitors from out of town? Try new contemporary Balinese restaurant TRi. It has a unique and quite stunning space, and can host large groups of people in a private setting surrounded by some seriously beautiful interior architecture.
Shop 302 | 2515 0577
While the afternoon away at Limewood, known for its relaxed “long lunch” vibe, and then kick on at the very cool bar that spills out onto the promenade, right in front of the beach. This is a standout among the restaurants at The Pulse, with bold flavours to be found in a mix of cuisines including Hawaiian, Caribbean, Southeast Asian and South African. We love the fish tacos with aioli – delicious!
Shop 103/104 | 2866 8668
The weather has started to warm up so if you’re just after a spot in the shade for a quick cocktail or sun-downers with friends, the Cabana rooftop would be a good choice. Taking in the sweeping uninterrupted views of boats and beachcombers is an amazing way to showcase Hong Kong’s best side. It’s a great spot for large groups or a more intimate gathering, where you can sit back, relax and soak up the scene.
Shop R04 | 2889 5939
This beautiful restaurant sits high above the hustle and bustle of the promenade, and has the most spectacular view. The décor is gorgeous – ocean hues fill the room. Large tables for big groups or smaller intimate settings are both available. This venue would be a beautiful place for a celebration or a romantic dinner for two. Chef Augustin Balbi, HK Tatler’s Best Chef of 2016, prepares the Japanese-inspired menu, which is a mixture of his personal tastes and culinary experience. Sit back with a glass of wine, and enjoy the fresh seafood and incredible view.
Shop 303-304 | 2889 5939
Shoku is Repulse Bay’s new contemporary Japanese restaurant. It has a great sushi train and a delicious à la carte menu, along with a private dining facility for very large groups. The service is great, the staff are lovely, and the food is so fresh. It’s a fairly casual place, which is nice, but it’s also very busy, so make sure to call in advance.
Shop 109 | 2808 2333
Hong Kong is full of members’ clubs, but this one is totally different. Following its success in the UK, Maggie & Rose has opened at The Pulse, with a space that encourages the whole family to spend time together via an adult-friendly approach to a children’s venue. It has a roof terrace, a brasserie and even its own section of beach! The beautiful soft-play spaces indoors are thoughtfully designed, and there’s a generous outdoor space for the kids to get stuck into too. It’s nice to see a company encouraging family togetherness – though the hitch, of course, is that this is a members’ club and isn’t open to the public; so you’ll need to pay the membership fee for access.
Shop 301 | 2638 7191
The Pulse has some excellent cafés if you’re just in need of a quick post-gym drink, or a coffee to go. Classified has a fantastic menu of very healthy and simple options and a great kids’ menu too. There’s also a cute little bakery attached, which directly faces the playground – very handy for those of us who want to be able to relax while the kids enjoy themselves too. The smoothies are definitely a standout!
Shop 107 | 2351 3454
In short: the best coffee at The Pulse! It also has a large and quiet seating area. The staff are friendly and will usually run coffees out to parents hovering over their children, as it’s also located in front of the playground. If you need a place to bring your laptop for a peaceful hour or so, The Coffee Academics is great; it even has a cute arts and crafts corner for the kids.
Shop 108 | 2511 1902
Read the full article in June/July issue of Expat Living or in our E-mag here.
For more recommendations on restaurants and bars in Hong Kong take a look at our wine and dine page.