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    On the South Coast of China and towards the West of Hong Kong lies this small East Asian City called Macau. Once a Portuguese colony, Macau is an autonomous territory today but there is a deep ancient Chinese and new-age European influence reflected in its culture and cuisine. Want to know how? Visit dine in some of the best restaurants in Macau.

    Precisely, 64 Kms from Hong Kong and bordered by the city of Zhuhai in Mainland China on the North and Pearl River Delta on the South & East, Macanese cuisine is one of the earliest forms of fusion cuisine with a distinctive blend of Portuguese and Cantonese flavors.

    After ‘Travel’, if ‘Food’ is your second love, these 10 best restaurants in Macau are a must-try for you

    The cultural mix and the love for the food itself is the reason why Macau has countless spaces to eat at, including casinos, starred restaurants, centuries-old tea houses, bakeries, street food corners, and taverns. Slices of Beef & Pork Jerky, Almond Cookies & Fresh Baked Egg Tarts are some popular local delicacies of this place.

    For people in Macau, food is a celebration that extends throughout the year. Owing to Macau’s 400 plus-year-old culinary legacy and the increasing interest among the youth in gastronomy culture, especially Macanese cuisine, the city has been designated as UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova. Here are 10 best restaurants in Macau where your taste buds can relive the Macanese history.

    1. The Ritz – Carlton Cafe

    Hotel Ritz - Carlton in Macau

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    Ritz – Carlton Cafe is a French brasserie where you will get to experience the classic cafe culture. Just like iconic cafes in France that are dominated by the charming decor and simple yet flavourful food, Ritz – Carlton Cafe in Macau has intimate table settings for two or four and an entertaining view of the shopping area.

    Average prices: INR 2, 500 – 15, 000
    Must try: Combination of classic dishes: Sea Bass with Seafood Riso, and beef tartare with artisanal beers & crisp wines. Also try signature Ritz-Carlton desserts.
    Ideal for: Romantic dinners, family dining, group dining, special occasions
    Reviews: Reviews
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    2. The St. Regis Macao

    St Regis Restaurant in Macau

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    The Manor is the signature oyster bar and grill restaurant of St. Regis Macao that serves finest oysters, prime cut meats and a wide array of exotic seafood. It also has an exquisite wine list on its menu. The Manor adopts a special technique of grilling, called the Robata technique. This technique utilizes white oak “Bincho-tan from Northern Japan to grill the meat to perfection – beautifully charred on the outside, succulent in the center with a hint of smoky aroma.

    Average prices: INR 2, 500 – 15, 000
    Must try: Daniel Sorlut (French Oysters), Seafood Rice Casserole with Lobster (Portuguese)
    Ideal for: Local cuisine, romantic dining, groups & families
    Reviews: Reviews
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    3. Lai Heen

    Lai Heen Restaurant in Maau

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    The Michelin starred Lai Heen restaurant experiments with haute Chinese cooking in a refined atmosphere. The menu of the hotel features inventive Chef’s creations reflecting Macau’s contemporary spirit. The menu has Vegan options and is vegetarian-friendly.

    Average prices: INR 2, 500 – 13, 000
    Must try: Char – Grilled Barbecued Iberico Pork and Steamed Crab Claw with Egg White with Lobster Brisk
    Ideal for: Private dining and intimate gatherings
    Reviews: Reviews
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    4. Vida Rica – Mandarin Oriental

    Vida Rica in Macau where you can watch chef cook your food

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    Vida Rica – Mandarin Oriental offers mouth-watering menus to an assorted range of cocktails and delicious cakes. The restaurant features a spectacular glass wall offering expansive views over the South China Sea and Nam Van Lake. Vida Rica has a special kind of seating arrangement that allows the visitors to experience Executive Chef’s interpretation of classic cuisines and watch how your food is prepared.

    Average prices: INR 2000
    Must try: Red Curry Prawn Bisque, Risotto out of the Cheese Wheel, Australian Prime Rib, Braised Beef Ribs with Rock Sugar and Lime Zest
    Ideal for: romantic dining, local cuisine, bar scene, groups, view, child-friendly
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    5. Le Buffet

    Le Buffet in Macau

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    Le Buffet at Parisian Macau is like a marketplace for European Delicacies where you can watch the Chefs adding each ingredient and preparing your food before your eyes. Discover cuisines from all over the world The ambiance is absolutely romantic with its Persian decor with grilled walls and muted color schemes. Indulge in their dessert buffet and there’s even a mini Eiffel Tower dessert tower.

    Average prices: INR 1700
    Must try: Fresh seafood from buffett’s seafood table. Try ham or cured meats like Prosciutto
    Ideal for: Romantic dinners, children, family.
    Reviews: Reviews
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    6. Terrazza in Galaxy Macau

    Beautiful ceiling at Terrazza in Macau

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    Realise your love for Italian cuisine at the Terrazza Italian Restaurant in Galaxy Macau. Listed in the prestigious Michelin Guide and Ospitalita Italiana, Terrazza treats you with its expertise and experiments in Italian food. The restaurant’s wine cellar will make you fall in love with the Terrazza all over again. And as you enjoy your food, the breathtaking scenic views of Cotai will make you dine experience even more special.

    Average prices: INR 4300
    Must try: Country Style Suckling Pig, Tuscan delight with the Paccheri Pasta and Carabinero Prawns, Eggplant “Parmigiana”
    Ideal for: Classy wine and Portuguese dines, children, romantic dining, groups
    Reviews: Reviews
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    7. Dragon Portuguese Cuisine in Broadway

    A specialty crab dish on a plate in Dragon Portuguese Cuisine in Braodway

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    Broadway’s Dragon Portuguese Cuisine is the best Portuguese restaurant in Macau. It serves the mouthwatering Portuguese inspired Macanese dishes. The dishes are prepared sophistically are priced moderately. The food gives you a homemade feel. This restaurant is Macau’s one of the oldest food venues in San Ma Lo and is a popular choice among the customers. The restaurant has a Galatian-inspired setting with a cozy and vibrant atmosphere.

    Average prices: INR 1500
    Must try: Bakes Duck Rice, Bakes Suckling Pig, and Homemade Curry Crab
    Ideal for: Family dinners, casual dining
    Reviews: Reviews
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    8. Cafe Deco Restaurant – The Venetian

    The grand Cafe Deco in Macau

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    If you are searching for the best Chinese restaurant in Macau, this is where you should head to. Though Cafe Deco presents a wide variety of International Cuisine featuring fresh seafood and local Macanese favorite, it serves a traditional Chinese food too. The sleek interiors are classy and soothing. The restaurant offers a complete buffet including appetizers, soups, and salads, fresh seafood and desserts.

    Average prices: INR 1277
    Must try: Just about any seafood that you can lay your hands on 
    Ideal for: groups, kids, family gathering
    Reviews: Reviews
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    9. MIAN in Studio City

    MIAN in Studio City, Macau

    If you crave for Japanese cuisine then MIAN is where you should head to. This restaurants offers a menu of classic Japanese dishes and uses its own signature ingredients from homemade noodles to soup bases. You also get to see the hard work behind your favorite dishes in the open kitchen. The dimly-lit ambiance has a romantic touch to it.

    Average prices: INR 1550
    Must try: Barbecued Iberico Pork and Ramen, Prawn and Seafood Hokkaido Miso Soup Ramen, Grilled Eel Kamameshi
    Ideal for: Date nights and family dinner
    Reviews: Reviews
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    10. Belon Restaurant – Banyan Tree

    Belon Restaurant, Banyan Tree, Maccau

    The marine-themed, Belon Restaurant will make you feel like you are dining under the sea. Belon is a popular go-to for Sunday Brunch and has been listed as Macau’s one of the best restaurants by Hong Kong Tatler 2017. Belon was named after the premium oysters of Brittany, France.

    Average prices: INR 6500
    Must try: 12 oz Dry Aged Grass Fed Rib Eye, Belon’s Smoked Scallop
    Ideal for: Kids, family, romantic dining
    Reviews: Reviews
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    Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw (1859 – 1950) had said, “There is no love sincerer than the love for food.” True, isn’t it? Good food makes out travel experiences more joyful. The cuisines of a place reflect so much about its culture. A food recipe is like a history notebook, each ingredient has a different story to tell. And when you are in a city like Macau, that has a multicultural history, food is something you cannot overlook. So make sure you taste every high end and every street of this ‘Las Vegas of Asia’.

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