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Any reviews / feedback on the new years eve experience?


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Reading the new HK Magazine Restaurant Guide today, it mentions that Cococabana closed and moved to Deep Water Bay.
News to me, even though it was rumoured that the owner/chef Jean Paul Gauci was opening a new place in Deep Water Bay a while ago.

Does anybody know if somebody else took over the old place in Mo Tat Wan and what it has become nowadays?

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The Island Bar have bought it and are turning it into a "school disco" themed nightclub.


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Apparently they're turning it into a retirement home for sad journalists.

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What, no room for sad submariners?
Thats a shame. :cry:


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Es gibt so viele traurige Journalisten, die um den dort treten, würde sein wenig Raum nach links für alle traurigen submariners. Sowieso warum würde ein submariner traurig sein? Ich dachte, daß sie immer lächelten. Lattich, als das alte Lied sagt:

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Went there for lunch today. Its now called The Bay and is Mediteranean rather than a Brazilian (fnarr fnarr). Louis the manager or owner, took it over in December after Jean-Paul legged it. It still looks huge for the six or so patrons at the tables. But its location is of course, relaxing.

I had Mussels in w.wine/shalot sauce, a glass of good house white, chips (deep fried boiling hot sliced local spuds), ice cream, a coffee with a double scotch on the rocks. HK$360. The mussels were okayish, but too way much butter in the sauce. Surprised that there was no bread to go with it.

The sampan from Aberdeen to Mo Tat Wan only costs $80. Is that just the daytime fare? The ferry back is looking very old. It must be making money though. MTW has a better schedule to ABZ than PKT does.

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The Bay is nothing like the former Cococabana in Mo Tat Wan.

Now even stopping for coffee is not recommended. The place looks really run down, the manager hasn't got a clue of what Mediterranean food looks or tastes like, the menu is a poutpourri of Western dishes, the kind you can find in any Chinese-run socalled "Western" restaurants: hot dogs and burgers are not exactly Mediterranean dishes.

After taking a look at the menu, we decided to have only hot drinks and eat somewhere else in YSW.

We ordered a double espresso and a cappuccino. They arrived lukewarm with.... a complimentary bowl of spicy peanuts! WTF?!

The music was awful, some elevator music from the 80s, my friend suspects Kenny G, but i cannot confirm because i have no idea what Kenny G music sounds like.

The worst surprise was the bill, HK$ 80 for a coffee and a cappuccino. For that price you can have 2 tea sets with cheesecake at Shelly's cakes in YSW.

Needless to say i will never go back.


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Thank you for this food review, an all too rare and worthy message in this forum these days and much appreciated! Also thanks for the warning, as it's a long way to go there and then be so disappointed.

This sounds like there's new management or ownership at The Bay, as this is a very different experience from my own less than 1 year ago. It definitely wasn't Jean-Paul of Cococabana's former amazing 5-star Corsican/French cuisine anymore, but it held up a pretty decent hotel coffee shop-style menu with very nice seafood quite recently, targeted at the junk trip crowd almost exclusively, definitely not a hot dog and burger joint. I've got to bike down there for a late lunch sometime very soon and investigate myself...

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The Bay has improved dramatically recently, judging from my regular stopovers down there. Whenever I'm exploring the hills and beaches of South Lamma, it's my usual late-lunch end of my hikes and bike rides, so relaxing on a clean beach and maybe the only Lamma restaurant you can park your sailboat just outside on the beach:

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I've also finally managed to convince them to advertise on the home page again a few months back, after Jean-Paul Gauci's Cococabana before has been a loyal advertiser for years.

By the way, they're still looking for a Senior waiter/Manager. Accommodation provided, see contacts below.

So you can expect more photos and news from Mo Tat Wan soon. For example, their very reasonably-priced Christmas dinner:


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Submitted by The Bay.
One of the mains choices is "Frilled Lamb". Sounds tempting....

Which other Lamma restaurants (besides The Bay, The Waterfront and Concerto Inn's Palm Tree) are offering Valentine's Day menus?


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Christmas/New Year dinners at THE BAY [ Mediterranean Restaurant ] (as they like to be known these days).

They've also started up a very pretty and informative Facebook page, one of just a handful of restaurants doing so:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-BAY-Mediterranean-Restaurant-/472393356144777

They even grabbed a few of my photos for their Facebook page, from my occasional visits to my own favourite restaurant in South Lamma, late lunch after a hike or bike ride.

Here are two photo galleries with some of my pictures, click to view:

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More info at http://www.thebayhk.com/special.html


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turn off the spellchecker in your Word before making the screenshot


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Thanks, Anton, I'll let them know to do that next time.

I grabbed the menu as a JPG file from their website - http://www.thebayhk.com/special.html - noticed the squiggly lines, but didn't want to do all the Photoshopping to clean them up.

Who else has Christmas/New Year specials?
There seem to be just a few Lamma restaurants who bother to offer any special menus, definitely fewer than in earlier years.
A sign of the huge drop in Lamma visitors?

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Anton wrote:
turn off the spellchecker in your Word before making the screenshot

Too bad they ignored the red line under "Brussel sprouts".
They also have line breaks displayed as bent arrows.

But at least along with the same spelling and layout mistakes, they have the same price as last year.


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Any chance you could remove Cococabana from the thread title? It hasn't been called that in years and every time I see it, I get that bloody Barry Manilow song stuck in my head. Cheers...


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OK, done.

There'll be a lunch down there today for Lamma paddlers, hikers & bikers.

Wonderful weather for a lazy, long lunch at the beachside....

Join us if you like!

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Updated Christmas & NY menus:


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Oh dear... the Christmas menu seems like a 'mish mash' of different foods, and doesn't sound very appetizing :-(


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And you don't even get a drink for your $400, apart from tea or coffee ...


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