Founded in 1870 as a private military club, the Macau Military Club is a charming pink-and-white colonial building located within walking distance from one of the city’s staples, Grand Lisboa. Restored in 1995, the club reopened as restaurant/club for members and public on designated times. Today, the underground level houses a gallery.
Although the club itself is for members only, the dining room is available to the public for lunch and dinner. Be sure to try their authentic “Bacalhau” (codfish) dish, African Chicken and Arroz de Marisco (seafood rice) and top it off with a fine glass of wine from the Club’s extensive wine list. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert—the options include Portuguese sweet rice pudding with mango, warm chestnut tart, and coconut ice cream with caramelized pineapple!
Macau Military Club is a great place to experience an insight into old colonial Portuguese life and enjoy the elegant ambience.