Because the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
What better way to show your love for your other half (and your father, if he’s in town), and reward him for being an awesome dad, than taking him out for a fabulous feast with the family? Restaurants across the city are upping their game in an effort to woo the man of the house with a fabulous range of Father’s Day dining deals. From offering complimentary drinks to mouth-watering desserts, tender meats to grooming treats, they promise to pamper the men about town.
This one is for the fathers who love Cantonese seafood, but care to know about where it comes from and its environmental impact. John Anthony recently launched its Sustainably Sourced Set Menu priced at $750 per person (for a minimum of two), that will be available right through June. The restaurant has always prided itself on its ethical food practices and you can expect dishes like the Szechuan pan-seared Australian scallops with cucumber salad, veggie and beetroot dumplings and stir-fried famed spotted garoupa. Be sure to talk to your children about being environmentally-friendly (point out the plastic-free straws and reclaimed flooring of the restaurant), while they enjoy the special kids’ meal that will be available on the day.
For all the Brit expat fathers out there who aren’t going home this summer, Statement’s Britannia brunch is where they can sink their teeth into good old home cooked food. Think British roast beef with Yorkshire pudding or Rangers Valley king ribeye (served on an antique silver trolley, no less!). That’s not all – Scottish whisky and artisan chocolate tasting is also a part of this deal that’s priced at $628 per person. It includes free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne and classic British cocktails. Plus if you book brunch for six or more people on Father’s Day, you get a Lane Crawford gift card worth $1,000 (gift sorted, thank you very much)!
Statement, Police Headquarters, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2848 3000, www.statement.com.hk
As a tribute to fathers who love their steaks, this Father’s Day Morton’s will be open for Sunday lunch. On offer is a three-course set for $588 per person. This steakhouse is also serving up lobster bisque, shrimp cocktail, jumbo steamed asparagus (for the weight-conscious dad) and double chocolate mousse (for those not weight-watching on this special day). Each table gets a 15% discount voucher for treatments at Gentlemen’s Tonic and ten fathers will stand a chance to win a voucher for a traditional wet shave (regular price $375).
Morton’s, The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 4th Level, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2732 2343, www.mortons.com
The newly revamped FUMI Sunday Brunch is bound to appeal to Japanese street food lovers. Besides the usual favourites of sashimi, sushi and tempura, there is also a Takoyaki station which serves hot and freshly made octopus balls. Save space for the dessert platter that’s served for the whole table at the end of the meal. The price per person is $480, but families of four and more will be especially pleased with the buy-3-get-1-free offer that’s on that day.
If you and your other half fancy a full English breakfast, head to Feast (Food by EAST) for a lavish semi-buffet, which includes salads, cold cuts and appetisers at the antipasti counter. Priced at $368 per adult, half-price for children below 12, you could also enjoy a sharing board of oven-roasted rack of lamb. The kids will be thrilled with the desserts, which range from chocolate chiffon cake to tropical mango mousse. If you decide to make a date night of it ($588 per person) instead of a family brunch, there are leather cardholder gifts going for the early bird dad diners.
Always a favourite with families in Hong Kong, all the Frites outlets in Hong Kong will keep their play areas open, while they offer dads unlimited servings of roast beef. The Father’s Day CARVERY meal is on offer only on Sunday, 16 June. Happy hour runs through the extended brunch timings, from 12pm to 5pm. Frites best-sellers like the mussel pots and roasted pork knuckle will be served alongside the special menu for the day. There is the regular kid-friendly menu with dishes starting at $85. For parents, the meal is priced at $295 per person.
If your family loves Thai food, head to this street food specialist and don’t forget to make a booking in advance! Yes, for this special occasion, Chachawan is taking reservations for Father’s Day. Dads will be only too happy to have the restaurant bring on the heat because they are also offering a complimentary Singha beer to all fathers. While the parents tuck into the spicy papaya salad ($125) and marinated pork collar ($168), the kids will love the mango and sticky rice pudding ($95).
Pici Shatin is bringing Italian-style family feasting to Hong Kong. The set menu ($218 per person) includes radicchio salad, homemade meatballs and the restaurant’s signature tiramisu. There’s also a special dish, Saffron Tagliolini with Ossobuco and a special cocktail for the day, Basil Daddy (with Grappa Classica, lemon juice, honey and basil leaves). The kids’ menu will be available here as usual and at all other Pici outlets.
If you want a value for money meal, AHA Restaurant and Bar has a great offer going through the weekend of Father’s Day (Friday, 14 June to Sunday, 16 June). You could opt for the lunch set at $168 per person or go à la carte for some European favourites like whole roasted French chicken and lobster tagliolini. All fathers get a complimentary pint of beer, and if you book your meal before Monday, 10 June, you get 15% off your bill.
Dim sum dads, this deal is too good to miss! The Chiu Chow platter, priced at $198, is perfect for two and comes with eight signature little dishes. Kids will love the red bean paste and egg custard dumplings, while parents will enjoy the traditional pork ones. You can also opt for signature à la carte dishes like deep-fried sea prawn wrapped with crispy noodles ($68 per piece, minimum order of two), poached beef brisket and radish ($128). The meal is served at traditional yum cha hours, that’s 11am to 4:30pm.