Take the family out to eat and drink at discounted prices!
Taking the whole family out for a meal in Hong Kong is nothing less than pricey, but if you know where the deals are, you can eat for four (or more!) on a budget. We have asked around and found some of the best family dining deals for April, so make those reservations now and happy eating!
Did you know everything on the kids menu here is between $59 and $99? Featuring kids’ favourites such as fried mozzarella sticks ($59), spaghetti Bolognese ($99) and cheese pizza by the slice ($69), there’s a reason Linguini Fini is a family favourite. But if those prices are still too steep, guess what? Kids under 10 eat for free on weekdays (yes, that’s Monday through Friday) from 4pm to 7pm. Now that’s a deal we can get behind! It also offers high chairs and has a changing table so you don’t have to stress if you are bringing your baby or toddler.
Linguini Fini, 49 Elgin St, Central, Hong Kong, www.linguinifini.com
We had the pleasure of tasting the brunch here and there is a lot families would love! Aside from seven different types of hearty salads at the antipasti buffet, it also has carving and seafood stations, an assortment of delicious cheeses (raclette on fries, anyone?) and a tasty dessert station. If those aren’t enough (and, truly, we don’t know how it wouldn’t be) you can always add supplemental mains. There are even family sharing dishes with Porterhouse’s signature steaks. Brunches are $398 per person (if you’re feeling cheeky and don’t mind a tipple at brunch with the kids – we hear you! – then you can add free flow for $150 for two hours or $250 until 3:30pm).
Porterhouse, 7/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, www.porterhousehk.com
With ‘Bambino Pizzas’ ranging from $70 to $85 (adult-sized pizzas range from $130 to $250), and a Repulse Bay address, it’s no wonder Amalfitana is a favourite among families. The artisanal pizza are created with inspiration from the Amalfi Coast in Italy and cooked in a wood-burning oven to crispy perfection. And that sea view is one you’ll never get tired of.
Amalfitana, Shop 105, G/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong www.amalfitana.hk
Kids (and parents!) are super lucky here, too, because if they’re under 11 they can eat for free (max two per table)! However if you’re over the age of 11, the brunch menu starts at $450 per person. There is an extended buffet (kids can create their own pancakes!), drink and dessert stations, and because no one wants to feel like it’s all about the kids, there will be live music and free-flow cocktails!
Blue – Butcher and Meat Specialist, 108 Hollywood Rd, Soho, Central District, Hong Kong www.facebook.com/BlueButcher
You can’t get more family-friendly than a family owned restaurant, and Pete’s Place is a newbie that is quickly winning hearts around Sai Ying Pun and beyond. Featuring French Toast and a Triple Layer Pancake (served with fresh fruit and maple syrup) both for $98, your kids will like the laid-back vibe and you’ll like the prices!
Pete’s Place, 23A, High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/pg/petesplacehk/
We just got a peek at the revamped brunch menu here and we are already thinking of booking one in with the kids! For just $98 (yes, you read that correctly) you can enjoy freshly baked Cinnamon Sticky Buns that are lightly coated with cream cheese frosting! Weekends are all about indulging, right? But if you’re like some of us who prefer something savoury, the Crispy Chicken Sandwich ($198) may be more to your liking. It’s served with fried egg, yuzu pickles, and chilli pepper aioli on house-made brioche buns. There is also the Truffled Croque Madame ($168) served with a sunny side-up egg, smoked ham and Gruyere. The a la carte menu is also available during brunch if you need more selection. And again, if a little bubbly is your thing at brunch, you can get two hours of free flow GH Mumm for $250 or Bel Star Prosecco for $198.
Mercato, 8/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong www.mercato-international.com
Assaggio Trattoria Italiana has teamed up with Australia’s SUNNY QUEEN Egg Farm to create some egg-cellent dishes this spring! Until 30 April, you can try its Pizza Gourmet (made with Parma ham, spinach, truffles and soft-baked eggs) for $168 or its handmade Egg Pasta (tossed with truffle sauce, and served with golden poached eggs) for $108. But, if you can’t decide, you can try both for just $268. Be sure to add the new Caramelised Egg Pudding for an additional $48.
Assaggio Trattoria Italiana, 6th floor, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong www.miradining.com
Featured image: Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash, image #1 is courtesy of Katherine Amara, image #2 is courtesy of of Forks and Spoons, image #3 is courtesy of Amalfitana, image #4 courtesy of Maximal Concepts, image #5 is courtesy of Pete’s Place Facebook, image #6 is courtesy of Forks and Spoons, image #7 is courtesy of MiraDining.