Barbecue with a view? Look no further than Beach Club BBQ. The club overlooks the Sai Kung coastline and you can barbecue under the shade on a sunny day. There’s no time or food limit – so a good few hours out with the family or friends is recommended. The club is situated next to a watersports centre where you can rent equipment and splash about on the beach too. Mon-Thu: adult $158, child $79; Fri: adult $168, child $84; Sat-Sun: adult $188, child $94.
Shop 9, Sha Ha Village, Tai Mong Tsai Rd, Sai Kung, 2792 0683.
ituated on the westernmost tip of the New Territories, Butterfly in Tuen Mun is the closest beach to Mainland China. This area is an institution when it comes to barbecuing, with 80 pits neatly laid out in a concrete space. There’s a car park and children’s play area within walking distance. And, most importantly, it takes only five minutes to saunter over to the frozen meat stalls in Melody Garden to pick up your favourite tuck.
Lung Mun Rd, Tuen Mun, New Territories.
Fancy a self-service grill-up while admiring a picturesque backdrop? Within the Whitehead Club Driving Range is Pacific Sky BBQ with its panoramic view of Tolo Harbour. If chicken wings, sausages and steaks are getting a bit tiresome, you can arrange for a suckling pig ($638) or duck ($168) to be roasted on a spit over your pit. Fabulous photo opportunity before you feast! $900 minimum charge for eight to 10 people.
Whitehead Club Golf Driving Range, STT 1033 Whitehead, Ma On Shan, 2631 9900.
Shek O is one popular hotspot when it comes to sunny days spent around the barby. With more than 30 concrete pits which are free for public use, people come from far and wide to grill up their burgers in groups. You can also rent a pit from a nearby kiosk if you run out of luck when it comes to the public ones. This private portable pit allows you to barbecue on the sand for that really rustic vibe. Grab your grilling paraphernalia in Shau Kei Wan before you jump on the minibus to Shek O.
Shek O Rd, Shek O.
If you want your barbecue experience to just be a small part of your day out, then head to Tai Po’s Tai Mei Tuk BBQ King. You can kite-surf, bike, pick strawberries, pet animals and barbecue all in one day, as all these activities are run nearby. Note that the strawberry farms open only in November and December, and the petting zoo only opens on weekends, but that’s plenty of time for a good barby. Sat, Sun, public holiday: $90; weekday: $80; one drink and food included. There’s also a $40 pit set-up charge (excluded if there are 60 people or above).
Ting Kok Rd Section 17, Tai Po, 2948 2325.
Quietly perched in a corner of Lantau Island, Upper Cheung Sha Beach is the ideal haven to soak up the Hong Kong autumn in all its glory. Never crowded, the beach has a 2km-long unspoilt coastline ideal for a leisurely stroll. There are a few decent barbecue pits by the beach. You can make your purchases at Mui Wo pier before you set off. You can also try clam-digging too – apparently this beach is packed full of the tasty little molluscs. S Lantau Rd, Lantau Island.