The guide to 11 great wine places in Macau
Welcome to Macau, more known as the Vegas of China. In this former Portuguese colony, you may find some fantastic venues and a lot of great wine. Here's the guide to follow!
Phone: +853 2886 8868
Address: 廣東大馬路38 Lounge, Level 38, Altira
Explore the swanky lounge on the 38th floor of Altira and get enchanted by the unparalleled view of the city skyline and the nightly light at the outdoor terrace. With its relaxing ambience, bright indoor interior, tall ceiling, music performance and pool entertainment this place is perfect for a fun evening out.
Phone: +853 8802 2319
Address: 1101 Avenida Doutor Sun Yat-Sen
Aux Beaux Arts serves brasserie-style French cuisine and has an open terrace connecting the restaurant with the lively central plaza of the MGM Macau hotel. Diners can choose to sit in “al fresco” style under the glass ceiling of the atrium, or in an intimate and cosy 1930’s Paris setting.
Phone: +853 2871 4004
Address: 975 Avenida da Praia Grande
Built 1870, this used to be a private club serving only army officers but then opened to the public as a Portuguese restaurant in 1995. The venue provides an authentic atmosphere of old times Portugal, with European décor, Portuguese ceiling, surrounded by Chinese antiques. The club area includes social and entertainment facilities on the ground floor. Celebrity guest chefs from Portugal are invited twice a year, and the place is now less formal than it used to be. Signature dishes include Bacalhau, South African Chicken and duck rice.
Phone: +853 2838 6886
Address: Lake View Mansion (block 1), 744B Avenida Panoramica do Lago Nam Van
Caffé B is a hidden gem with a stunning view of Nam Van Lake and Macau Tower. The ground floor of the restaurant is a stylish, relaxed and comfortable place, contrasting the more formal dining set up on the second floor. This is the place to explore a magical mixture of great hospitality, beautiful Italian food on the plate and wine in the glass.
Phone: +853 8598 3077
Address: Colina de Mong-Há, Macao
International Special Jury Prize 2021
This is a great place to go if you prefer to explore the old town aesthetic rather than the glamorous casino centre. The IFTM Educational Restaurant is located at the Mong Ha Hill and is known for its mix of European and Macanese cuisine. This training restaurant gives hospitality and culinary students an opportunity for practical service, and signature dishes include seafood rice, Michi – traditional minced pork – or beef and Sarradura. There are also gluten-free dishes on the menu. Make sure you have made your reservation in advance as dining hours are always full.
Phone: +853 2836 5182
Address: 31A Rua de São Paulo
Macau Soul opened in 2008 and is located just a few steps away from Love Lane and the symbolic Ruins of St Paul. This place shows some of the city’s multi-faceted colonial background and provides a homy, intimate and aesthetic environment, tasty snacks, jazz music, Chinese furniture, European paintings, Canton style ceiling bird cages and Japanese pottery. The actual wine lounge is a retirement project by the English couple Jacky and David Higgins, who used to work in Hong Kong during the 1960s, and this was one of the first independent wine places outside the hotels.
Phone: +853 8803 7878
International Grand Prix, presented by Austrian wine 2021
When you take the elevator up to the 41st floor of Grand Lisboa Hotel and step out, you can immediately see the 19th century Steinway Grand Piano with this stunning Austrian crystal chandelier above. The cuisine is traditional French, and besides signature dishes like foie gras with roasted guinea fowl or the Kagoshima beef, there are also many other highlights such as the bread, cheese and dessert trolley.
Phone: +853 8889 3663
Address: 體育館大馬路Wynn Palace
Located in Wynn Palace Macau, SW Steakhouse serves some of the best steaks in town. The restaurant got its name from its sister restaurant in Las Vegas, SW being the initials of the hotel owner. The main dining area is spacious, warmly lit with ivory tone interior. The food menu is concise, yet taking its pride on its fabulous beef from the US, Australia and Japan, along with fresh seafood and seasonal specials.
Phone: +853 8883 2221
Address: Galaxy Macau, 2F 201 Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, COTAI Macau
By the Glass Wine List of the Year Hong Kong/Macau 2020
Terrazza is an Italian restaurant in the Galaxy Hotel with an Italian-focused wine concept and good food. The menu features many different Italian culinary regions, and this is a great place for a relaxed meal and some wine. Terrazza is famous for its incredible homemade Pacheri pasta, country-style roasted suckling pig and comforting Melanzane alla Parmigiana. The ambience is cosy, with spacious tables and earth-tone interior.
Phone: +853 8886 671
Address: 51/F, The Ritz-Carlton, MacauEstrada da Baía da Nossa Senhora da EsperançaMacau, s/n China
The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge is situated on the 51st floor of the hotel. The tall ceiling, comfy sofas, beautiful chandelier and the bar made of Italian marble creates a luxury atmosphere. The large water-drop shaped glass behind the bar gives you a view of the beautiful sunset and glittering late night of the Cotai area. Small bites not to miss: fresh oysters, truffle fries and chicken slider.
Phone: +853 2881 8818
Grand Prix Hong Kong/Macau 2020
Zi Yat Heen is a superb Cantonese restaurant in the Four Seasons Macau known for its dim sum, crispy scallops with pear and “Char Siu Bao”- barbecued pork buns. The restaurant is spacious, yet with an elegant ambience. The impressive wine cellar is the centrepiece of the room, adding a refined touch to the atmosphere.