But The Beach House is more than just a restaurant.
Set in the tiny hamlet of Cheung Sha, shaded by tall trees and located just steps from a beach that's roughly a mile long, The Beach House is a chilled lunchtime cafe; a takeout joint; a laid-back bar; and, come evening, a very neat spot for dinner.
The Beach House in Hong Kong offers great food and a great view — Photo courtesy of The Beach House
Cheffed by Hong Kong born and raised Colin Gouldsbury, who trained at Bibendum and Harvey Nichols in London, The Beach House embraces a straightforward attitude toward food and beverage: make use of the freshest local and organic produce.
Gouldsbury and his fellow directors have made Lantau their home; they appreciate that the island is a special oasis in Hong Kong and want to work toward making it a better place to live and enjoy.
So The Beach House is certainly by no means a "get rich quick" business venture, but somewhere that aims become part of the heart and soul of the community.
Quite one of the most amazing aspects of The Beach House is the view, which takes in the crescent-shaped beach and a scattering of small islands, while the horizon is patrolled by the high-speed ferries gliding to and from Macau.
The temptation to linger here – ice tinkling in the bucket, no noise apart from the chatter of other diners, more items to pluck from the menu – is more than a little strong.
Some of the star items from the kitchen include salmon with lemongrass crust, served with quinoa tabbouleh, and chicken thighs with lemon, tarragon and garlic, accompanied by roasted tomato, oregano and red onion salsa.
The bar features cocktails, a unique selection of draft and craft beers, Champagne to celebrate and a well-thought-out wine list.
Takeout items include wraps, sandwiches and a selection of healthy juices and shakes.
The Beach House works on various levels: you can make a special journey out here for a signature meal, or use it as a base for a day at the beach. Or you can simply pick up some takeaway fare before setting out to hike some of Lantau's many trails.
And, as the old cruising adverts used to say, getting here (by ferry or MTR, followed by a taxi or bus ride) is part of the fun.