This was easily our best meal in Macau on this trip. It was a trudge, and if you know the taxi situation in Macau, you know the exponential factor that adds. But thankfully, we were in the Cotai area, and the taxi line at the Venetian moved very quickly. It is about 15 minutes to Coloane from Cotai, where Espaco is located, and the drive would have been scenic if it hadn't been sundown already. I think we passed a penitentiary facility. It's fascinating that such facilities are in some of the best spots in the world. Guess it makes it difficult for escapes, although the rest of us are always trying to escape to such spots all the time for vacation! The irony of life.
The restaurant is set in a short row of what looked to be 2-storey residences inside a quaint little lane. It's not far from the water although I don't think you can see it from the restaurant. We didn't opt for the balcony seating and chose the ground floor area, which is a cosy and homey little area with a cute bar area that also houses the dessert fridge and the cashier. The picture is deceptively deserted since shortly after, even the ground floor area filled up and the noise levels went up many decibels when the large table got filled up with a loud and noisy group.
|Clams in a white wine sauce|
|Duck rice - deconstructed|
I would visit again. It was worth the trudge. Coloane does seem like a lovely area and perhaps a lunch visit next time, with a walkabout would do the trick. Apparently Lord Stow's Bakery (the original) is right on that same row.
G/F & 1/F, 8 R. das Gaivotas