6 Insta-Worthy Eateries To Visit in Macau

Macau, the Las Vegas of the east, while it’s true that this island is probably most famous for it’s glamorous hotels and swanky casinos but everybody gotta eat right? So step away from those black jack and roulette tables for a moment and go get something to eat. This former Portuguese colony has an abundance of delicious and unique cuisine to enjoy. Lets go try some, and bring your camera!

#1 Cozinha Pinocchio

Corina Pinocchio Flickr/ Max Leonhard von Schaper

If you want to experience the best of Macau, don’t miss out on Corina Pinocchio. In fact, it should be at the top of your must-eat list! This traditional spot has been around for over 30 years and serves traditional Macanese cuisine. If you’re lost, just look out for an unmissable yellow building. Yes, this place is THAT classic!

Insta-worthiness: ★★★☆☆
Tip: Look for the graffiti wall round the corner to take your OOTD!

→ Address: 38 Largo dos Bombeiros, Vila de Taipa
→ Opening hours: 12:00 – 23:00
→ Telephone: +853 2882 7128

#2 Lord Stow’s Garden Cafe

Lord Stow's Garden Cafe serves excellent Portuguese egg tarts
Lord Stow’s Garden Cafe (Flickr/ T.CSH)

A favorite amongst both locals and tourists alike, Lord Stow’s Garden Cafe has been around since 1989. Their Portuguese egg tarts are not only a crowd-pleaser, it’s iconic to Macau. Serving a wide range of light snacks, this garden cafe is a great place to relax in and take your hipster Insta shots.

A photo posted by @marinashek on Dec 29, 2015 at 4:53am PST

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Living true to its name, Lord Stow’s Garden Cafe is filled with lovely decor, making the cafe look like a garden dream come true. Every corner of the cafe presents photo taking opportunities!

→ Address: G/F C Houston Court 21 Largo do Matadouro, Coloane Village, Macau
→ Opening hours: 0900 – 1600, 1730 – 2300 (Tues to Sun), 0900 – 1700 (Mon)
→ Telephone: +853 2888 1851

#3 Seng Cheong

Seng Cheong in Macau
Seng Cheong in Macau (Flickr/ JonathanSin)

If you’re too full from your food adventures and can only order one item from this popular Chinese restaurant in Macau, you must go for their crab porridge! The food served is a combination of Cantonese meets Macanese, a delightful twist for your taste buds. Even though there’s always a queue outside, their standards remains consistent.

Insta-worthiness: ★★☆☆☆
Okay, so this eatery itself isn’t very insta-worthy but this is the place to fill your stomach so that you can start think of more poses for your photo. Tip: go to the colorful picturesque streets nearby for your shots.

→ Address: 30 R. do Cunha, Macau
→ Opening hours: 12:00 – 00:00
→ Telephone: +853 2882 5323

#4 Robuchon au Dôme

Robuchon au Dôme offers a beautiful view of Macau
The interior of Robuchon au Dôme in Macau

Although on the pricier side, Robuchon au Dôme is the place to savor your food while enjoying a stunning view of Macau. Situated on the 43rd floor of Grand Lisboa Hotel, this French restaurant is one of the world’s 50 best restaurants! Treat yourself once in a while and indulge in this extravagant culinary feast.

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It’s the only Michelin three-star restaurant in Macau, what else can we say? Every shot anywhere in this restaurant is bound to make you look like a taitai!

→ Address: 43/F, Grand Lisboa (Go to the 39/F, then change elevator for the 43/F)
→ Opening hours: 12:00 – 14:30 (Lunch), 18:30 – 22:30 (Dinner)
→ Telephone: +853 8803 7878

#5 Tai Lei Loi Kei

Tai Lei Loi Kei is available in Singapore as well
Tai Lei Loi Kei in Macau Flickr/ Bryan

Although the franchise has reached our sunny shores (they are located in NEX if case you’re interested), nothing beats the authentic store! Established in 1968, Tai Lei Loi Kei is best known for their pork buns and they use only the freshest pork with little fat imported all the way from Brazil. There are a few variations of this, like polo (pineapple bun) or classic toasted bun. There’s no reason to miss this, especially if you are a meat lover!

A photo posted by Ivy #ivyslife (@ivys_life) on Jan 2, 2016 at 12:12am PST

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Soft and hot buns sandwiching the succulent pork cutlets, this shot is bound to leave your followers’ mouths watering!

→ Address: Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Macau
→ Opening hours: 08:00 – 18:00
→ Telephone: +853 2882 7150

#6 Lemoncello Gelato

Lemoncello Gelato offers a variety of gelato flavours
Lemoncello Gelato in Macau

Located in a prime spot, between Senado Square and Ruins of St. Paul’s, Lemoncello Gelato offers a variety of flavors that’s bound to leave you spoilt for choice! You can find a variety of flavors like ginger, pink guava and of course, their signature LemonCello, a perfect spot for desserts or a midday pick-me-up if you’re craving for something cold.

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You can’t say your photography trip is complete without getting a shot of the rainbow colored ice cream against Macau’s backdrop. Anytime is a good time for ice cream!

→ Address: G/F, 11 Travessa da Sé (beside Lou Kau Mansion), Macau
→ Telephone: +853 2833 1570

Reminder: Don’t forget your to rent a portable WiFi device for use in Macau and Hong Kong or you won’t be able to upload the photos you took!