The Gallery – Lantau Island

Review

Bless the Gallery.  Stalwart of Lantau, hasn’t changed a bit since I first ravenously chowed down on a burger back in ’97 after hiking over Sunset Peak.

Food: BBQ, Pizza and Tapas. Really high quali ingredients, meat and fish sourced from same suppliers as top hotels in HK like the Mando. Steaks and burgers are up there with the best of them, great tuna, big fat mussels and the fresh made pizzas are real goooood.  This restaurant is the only one in HK I order chips – fresh oven baked in olive oil. The owner, Dave, will even sacrifice a lamb and cook it for your party if you ask him in advance.

Drink: Lager/cider on tap, plus…… ale.  Hallelujah – Cornish Ale. Can’t stand that fizzy lager crap. Very decent wine list too, with very generous pouring portions by the glass.

Ambience: Super chill, beachy bar-bee, tin-roofed terrace with patio furniture, and inside bar if you need some aircon.  Can slob in your board shorts and flips.

Service: Sometimes patience is required if there are 3-4 tables ordering together.  With a kitchen the size of a postage stamp and only two people working in the whole place, service can be haphazard, but it’s always friendly and frankly what do expect in a little village in the back of beyond?  Food more than makes up for any wait.

Pricing: Drinks very reasonable.  Food is Soho prices (HK$125 for a burger with chips and salad or a 12″ pizza), so maybe you think expensive for Lantau, but the quality of the food is streets ahead of anything similar in Soho, so more than happy to pay those prices.  We think very good value.

Address: 26 Tong Fuk Village (opp the taxi rank), South Lantau, Hong Kong. 15 mins by cab from Mui Wo, 20 mins by cab from Tung Chung.

Tel: 2980-2582.

Open: Every evening cept Tuesday, plus lunch onwards on Sat and Sun.

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~ by Caustic Candy on June 16, 2009.

2 Responses to “The Gallery – Lantau Island”

  1. Hi, my name is Chris Bruce. I took over the Gallery from Dereck Jennings, an Australian, in 1994. I built it up with my ex-wife Dolla Bruce of subsequent Stoep fame and sold it to Dave in 2000. I’m very glad to hear that it has not suffered the same fate as the Stoep. It was, and apparently still is, a great little bar/restaurant. As a matter of interest when it was originally redecorated a lot of the work was done by Mandhla and Ndaba Mandela, the grandsons of Nelson who were staying with me at the time. I have great memories of the Gallery of which Dave was a customer before he bought it. Chris Bruce.

  2. Hi, my name is Paula, Dave just came to the Uk and kindly cooked my parents Roast Lamb it was scrumptious and we cant wait to spend time at the Gallery for more tasty meals. Thanks Dave and see you soon.

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