A creative focus on the sea and the seasons puts newcomer The Ocean on the city’s culinary map, writes Samantha Leese
A creative focus on the sea and the seasons puts Repulse Bay newcomer The Ocean on the city’s culinary map
the view from The Ocean is spectacular: an expanse of sea unobstructed by skyscrapers, white yachts bobbing in the bay, and the looping roller coasters of Ocean Park perched on the nearby headland. The tropical fish in the tanks that adorn the new, 8,000-square-foot restaurant are still shy. They hide behind coral and burrow into the sand. In the private dining room at the far end of the space, jellyfish float hypnotically in a large aquarium. The Ocean is Le Comptoir’s fourth offering, after Bibo, Hotshot and, most recently, TRI. Bibo is in Sheung Wan, but the others are all housed at The Pulse, a stylish lifestyle centre by the beach at Repulse Bay.