The plaza in Shekou is rare in China. It is a real plaza - or piazza - filled with shops, cafes and restaurants. It is a real pleasure to wander around away from the rush and noise of traffic, in a clean well-tended square. It is a pavement cafe atmosphere, with plenty of music, tables out on the pavement, and a generally laid-back atmosphere.
The bars stay open late, and the coffee shops open early: one of the nicest places in China for a morning coffee and croissant!
We ate at this Shandong restaurant twice, once for lunch and once in the evening. Both times it was packed out with diners.
The service and the food was simple but extremely good.
It seemed madness to be eating Shandong cuisine in Guangdong, but the food really was so good.
Favorite Dish: As well as a good variety of sea food, noodles and salads, the Xinjiang-style ribs and spicy mutton dishes were great as well(errrr..yes..I know....How does Xinjiang food get into a Shandong restaurant??!!)
Gypsy is an Australian-owned restaurant near the bow of "the ship" moored on dry land at the southern end of Shekou's plaza.
A great mix of international, Aussie, Greek, Italian and Asian seafood dishes.
Sit inside or outside.
Favorite Dish: The salads are excellent, fresh and 'snappy'!
The lamb fillet was also good, but the accompanying naan bread was - bizarrely - uncooked.