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Macau Lounge and Macau Bar & Kitchen make for a good night out
Don’t you just love this time of year — the promise of warm summer nights, evenings out, socialising with friends. Well that’s until last week when winter arrived again, we unpacked the winter duvet, dusted off the winter woollies as the southerly roared through the Bay.
Just when we had given up hope of having an outside Christmas party, the sun broke through on Friday. It was a beautiful evening so we decided to try the recently launched Macau Lounge above the well-established Macau Bar & Kitchen.
Gavin greeted us warmly and escorted us upstairs to the Macau Lounge. Climbing the stairs you had an anticipation that you are about to experience something special.
The new Macau Lounge d´ecor follows the Asian influence from the restaurant but adds another dimension with mood lighting, stunning artwork and beautifully crafted seating booths.
And if that wasn’t enough to entice you to stay for a drink, the expansive deck looking out on the million dollar view sure would.
We decided to sit at one of the lounge settings on the deck and settled back to enjoy the beautiful evening and view over the Tauranga waterfront.
We ordered a pre-dinner drink from the Macau Lounge wine list. I ordered a Good George IPA Ale beer ($10), while she ordered a glass of Peregrine Sauvignon Blanc ($12).
Macau Lounge offers a separate lighter menu from the restaurant which includes Macau Spiced Roast Peanuts, Cross Hatch Fries, Hanoi Styled Scotch Eggs and Tuna Sashimi. A great accompaniment to your after work drinks. The lounge is really relaxed and welcoming and the out of towners seated behind us really enjoyed the Happy Hour deals on food and beverages and the pre-Christmas buzz on The Strand.