Macau is know as the gambling capital of the world, with more money generated from wagering and casinos than any other place in the world – Las Vegas included. Although the main reason for visiting this Chinese peninsula is for the gambling entertainment, there are lots of other things to do there, including top dining opportunities. Many of Macau’s restaurants are well worth a visit, and I’ve listed a couple of options for you to try out if you’re in the area!
360 Degrees Cafe is situated in Macau Tower, the 10th tallest freestanding structure in the world. The cafe is situated on the sixtieth (!) floor of the tower and is a must-do to experience Macau in all its glory.
Ou Mun Cafe
Situated near one of the busiest areas in Macau in a small street near Senado Square, this small but welcoming coffee shop has developed quite a name for itself among tourists. The ambiance is sweetly European, and offers visitors a chance to savor some of the homemade delicacies, sandwiches and snacks at very reasonable prices compared to surrounding eateries.
Lord Stow’s Cafe
Anybody who sinks their teeth into Lord Stow’s legendary tarts will be able to testify that there is probably no better pastry in Asia. The cafe serves items that would do the iconic English baker proud, and visitors can try out interesting tarts such as pasteis de nata (warm egg-custard tart), as well as heavenly cheesecake. Not for the fainthearted!
Situated in Taipa Village, this delightful, converted two story house eatery specializes in local cuisine, namely Portuguese and Macanese. Try interesting dishes such as crab, broad beans or beef stew with mushrooms.
La Bonne Heure
This French restaurant is independently situated in Old Macau, unlike other Western restaurants which are usually located in casinos and resorts. This is the perfect location for anybody seeking secluded, romantic dining facilities with top notch cuisine and delicious servings – with attention to aesthetics. The atmosphere is low key and relaxed, though, which is the perfect combination IMHO.