A round-up of the “eggstra” special family-friendly offerings from restaurants this April.
If you aren’t making a quick getaway from Hong Kong over the holidays, you will probably be looking for Easter brunch and lunch ideas for the whole family. Luckily you won’t be short of options with chocolate egg hunts, bunny face painting, magic shows and more on offer at restaurants across the city. So choose a place where the kids will be entertained, while you enjoy great food (and perhaps even some free-flow!).
Featuring the usual favourites of mac and cheese, smoked meats and plenty of chocolate treats, Commissary’s Easter brunch will also have an egg hunt where kids can uncover eggs hidden throughout the restaurant and the outdoor garden. It comes in at $298 per adult (add on free-flow for an extra $200), and $148 per child.
Commissary, Level 4, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2602 0707, www.commissary.hk
Fancy trying something different this Easter? Opt for nood food’s eggless brunch, that will be served in a hamper basket throughout the public holiday weekend at Pure Yoga Starstreet Precinct. The rooftop of the studio will be transformed into a garden with grass, blankets and cushions, so you can choose to picnic on the rooftop or even take the hamper away to celebrate elsewhere. The plant-based spread includes 4 Sauce Nachos, a new Impossible™ nood 2.0 burger or sandwich, and a kale and tomato salad. The brunch is available from Friday, 19 April to Monday, 22 April for $425 for two people.
Throughout this month, Yum Cha is offering creative Easter-themed dim sum (guaranteed to delight your little ones)! There are rabbit-shaped hot custard glutinous rice dumplings ($49 for 3 pieces), carrot-shaped turnip dumplings and pork and cabbage buns ($49 for 2 pieces) that look like tortoises. Food that actually looks good enough to eat and is easy on the wallet too!
Yum Cha, various locations across Hong Kong, www.yumchahk.com
This buffet restaurant promises a real party for the children with an egg hunt, egg painting, cupcake decorating, a magic show, balloon twisting, a cartoon show and, to top it all off, a wide and enticing selection of Easter-inspired desserts. The kids will be spoiled for choice with chocolate fudge cakes with bunnies, and berry cheesecakes with chocolate egg shells. Priced at $468 per adult and $318 per child.
Café Kool, Kowloon Shangri-la, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2721 2111, for restaurant reservations call 2733 8988, www.shangri-la.com
Always a favourite for special occasions, Hutong is pulling out all the stops this Easter with a Feng Wei brunch that has over 18 Northern Chinese dishes. Children and adults can learn how to hand-craft traditional Chinese egg rolls. To sweeten the deal, only for Easter, guests can sail to this brunch destination on the Aqua Luna for free. Children under 12 dine for free, while their parents will pay $448 each (add on free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne for an extra $200).
Hutong, 28F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 3428 8342, www.hutong.com.hk
Have fun with your kids and participate in an egg-decorating competition to stand a chance to win a $1,000 dining voucher at Spasso or one of its sister restaurants. There is also a clown show, a painting station and a sweet station that includes hot cross buns, chocolate bunnies and the traditional sweet “colomba” dove-shaped cake, that’s bound to keep the kids so enthralled they may forget to eat at all! You shouldn’t miss out on the food though, which has a wide range of lamb specialities from all over Italy. It costs $448 per adult and $228 per child (from 6 to 12 years). You could add on free-flow red or white wine, sangria, prosecco and draught beer for $168, or upgrade to Veuve Clicquot champagne for $288.
Spasso, G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2730 8027, www.spassoristorante-bar.com.hk
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TokyoLima is offering an innovative egg dish this Easter. TokyoLima Usagi (which means TokyoLima’s Rabbit) is a Nikkei dish with a soft Japanese omelette on a bed of spicy teriyaki sauce with almond flakes, shiso and pickled kiuri (Japanese cucumber). The regular kids’ brunch stays at $128. It also has a play area tucked away and a secret sweet station, right next to the kitchen, so the kids can go on their own Easter goodie hunt. Adults pay $398 with the free-flow option coming in at an additional $180 per person.
Have some fun in the sun with an Easter egg hunt on the beach at modern British restaurant, Bathers, on Friday, 19 April. Book early to be a part of the action as the hunt is limited to 20 children. Priced at $290 for kids (including the hunt) and $395 for adults, the lunch includes an appetiser buffet, main course, and a juice or soft drink for little ones, plus one glass of wine and a shared dessert for adults.
Bathers, 32 Lower Cheung Sha Village, South Lantau, Hong Kong, 2504 4788, www.bathers.com.hk
This restaurant on the eastern side of the island is offering up a range of lamb specialities and hot cross buns this Easter. While a festive brunch is available over the entire long weekend, including Monday, 22 April, the celebrations get really special on Easter Sunday with a live bunny show and an egg painting workshop. Priced at $368 for adults and half that for children under 12.
EAST, 29 Taikoo Sing Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong, 3968 3968, www.east-hongkong.com
A restaurant that combines the charm of Hong Kong’s cha chaang tengs (tea houses), with the variety of a modern Asian hawker centre, The Astor is getting ready for Easter in style. It will be buzzing with kids’ activities, which include a cupcake workshop and a photo booth. The festive brunch is available from Friday, 19 April to Monday, 22 April for $355 per adult and $265 per child. Free-flow red and white wine and sake is an additional $168.
The Astor, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2782 1818, www.theastorhk.com
$500 and up
Exclusively on Easter Sunday, the rooftop bar and restaurant of The Murray, Popinjays, is offering a Top-Flight Brunch for guests. There is a five-course Easter menu which includes special organic egg dishes and first-harvest “Robert Blanc” Asparagus Perigord Black Truffle, as well as an elaborate dessert spread. There’s also balloon twisting and face painting for your little ones. The meal costs $988 per adult and $450 per child (aged between 5 to 12), with free-flow champagne and wine for an additional $292 per person.
On Easter Sunday, you can enjoy a lavish brunch while your children get to become mini hoteliers for a day at the Connaught Room in the Mandarin Oriental! The activities planned for the day include chocolate egg painting with a chocolatier, learning about nail art from a beautician and different hairstyles from a barber, and playing the “laundry and amenity game” with a housekeeper. It’s priced at $788 per adult and $478 per child (no free-flow option here). The hotel also has Easter brunches on at the Clipper Lounge and the Mandarin Grill + Bar (which do include free-flow options).
At La Rambla by Catalunya, there’s a whole host of holiday-inspired dishes on the a la carte menu, including Easter Torrijas (a Spanish version of French toast) and Bunyols de Vent (similar to a doughnut). On Saturday, 20 April and Sunday, 21 April, there will be a special Easter brunch with plenty of Catalan seafood classics, that will make you feel like you’re in Spain! There will be chocolate egg giveaways and balloon art that’s guaranteed to keep your kids happy. The weekend brunch is priced at $680 per adult and $340 per child, and since no Spanish feast is complete without tipples, you can opt for free-flow for an additional $350 per person.