Some say the bay was named after the British navy’s repulsing of squatter pirates, while others claim a ship inspired the moniker. Whatever the origin, this area of Hong Kong's Southern District is now home to pricey apartments, expensive restaurants, and upscale shopping. Refurbished in 2009, The Verandah aims to recreate the colonial ambience of the former Repulse Bay Hotel, with soaring ceilings, white walls, ceiling fans, and ocean-view windows. Continental cuisine is the specialty, and the seafood platter may include fresh-caught prawns, mussels, salmon, and scallops perched on top of potatoes and asparagus.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.