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July 30, 2007
From journal Hong Kong Bars and Restaurants
May 23, 2005
The tables were decked out with lemon tablecloths and linen serviettes, with strangely shaped, heavy stainless steel cutlery. The curvy handles felt cumbersome initially, but we soon got used to them when the meal arrived.
The boathouse offered a good wide choice on its menu, none of it Chinese. We opted for toasted pita bread with prawns and salad, mango salad served with a portion of "fat fries" and Mediterranean focaccia. The food looked extremely attractive, there was plenty of it, and it tasted great. Delivered with the meal was a selection of locally made salad dressings – mmm… these were really tasty. The restaurant had a superb selection of wines, beers, and soft drinks, but, as it was lunchtime, we stuck with a beer and soft drinks.
The service was extremely efficient and the staff pleasant and keen to respond to your needs. They are certainly used to serving Westerners. The diners were all Western, many ex-pats, so communication was not a problem.
Although we only had lunch here, my son has eaten at night and tells us that the full meals are really tasty and a good value for the money. The restaurant takes on a different feel as the sun sets and glimpses of reflections on the sea can be quite intriguing.
The downside, for the women, was that a visit to the toilet placed you in open view of any other visitors – the toilet doors were made of plain glass. This is not for the bashful or faint-hearted, so our advice is go before you dine and then cross your legs until you find a more private toilet!
From journal Eateries on Hong Kong Island