Maximal Concepts, the group behind popular hangouts Brickhouse, Blue Butcher, Fish & Meat, Stockton and Mott 32 have opened yet another fantastic beachfront restaurant, Limewood at The Pulse in Repulse Bay. Limewood embodies the ultimate spirit of an authentic beachfront restaurant— we were transported to an island in the Caribbean or an enclave in Hawaii. The varied menu has been designed to delight the pallet with BBQ grub and delectable seafood specialties from coastal regions.
Their signature cocktails, the Pomegranates and Watermelon Margarita and the Charred Coconut Pina Colada were remarkably refreshing and set the tone of the night to follow! We waited eagerly to see what came next.
The Pork Skin Chicharron Guacomole made a grand entry with handmade tortilla chips, which had the crunch of tradition and the satisfaction of a crispy, authentic mouthful. We were equally impressed with the Fried Crispy Calamari which had an interesting flavour from the kaffir lime leaves garnish. They were golden rings of goodness to say the least. Next came the Vietnamese Fish Tacos which were practically bursting with fresh, delicious flavours.
The menu also has some refreshing salads — the Caribbean Coleslaw was our favourite, a unique creation with bits of charred pineapple. The Jerked Coconut Corn was garnished with spicy sriracha mayonnaise and sprinkles of coconut, which was not only delicious but perfectly cooked. It’s never fun picking strands of corn silk out of your teeth and we were relieved that we could happily smile through the rest of our meal without having to worry about flossing!
The Whole Roasted Butterflied Free Range Baby Chicken was absolutely mouthwatering but the queen of all dishes was the Deep Fried Whole Snapper served with a duo of tasty dipping sauces. We loved the Kimchi dipping sauce, which surprisingly complemented the fish perfectly.
We were now all set to indulge in some sweet sensations. The warm Nutter Butter Banana Pudding was a delight and the Hand Piped Churros were absolutely divine! The mildly crunchy, tender sticks came with a caramel sauce and a scoop of salted coconut ice-cream. We secretly wished they were a negative-calorie food so we could treat ourselves to another helping!
Limewood is a must-visit for an interesting gastronomical experience and is most definitely a getaway from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong.
Limewood | The Pulse Shop 103 & 104 G/F, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong | Tel: +852 2866 8668