Shouldn’t Mother’s Day be every day?
Ah, Mother’s Day. That special day (we deserve a year!) when we (and our own mums!) are finally pampered and praised for doing the toughest job there is. And because Hong Kong is filled with incredible deals just for this holiday, we’re highlighting the best there is. From unique brunch dishes, to free flow steals, you’ll have your pick of how to give mum the five-star treatment.
Hotel Icon – GREEN and The Market
Hotel Icon is pulling out all the stops this Mother’s Day with its Mother’s Day in Bloom at GREEN and its Magnificent Mother’s Day at The Market Buffet!
If mum’s idea of Mother’s Day is basking in a sunlit room while enjoying a complimentary glass of Mumm Cordon Rouge champagne upon arrival, GREEN and The Market Buffet are just the spots for her. But taking your pick of the two is going to be tough! GREEN’s brilliant display of finely curated appetiser selections and international main course dishes (including prime cut steak or lamb, ocean fresh seafood, authentic pasta and risottos and more!) is highlighted by a jaw-dropping vertical garden and a bright, airy gorgeous space. Any mum would feel like the woman of the hour while enjoying a meal here!
But if alfresco dining on a gorgeous terrace while you tuck into international classics (such as antipasti to laksas to curries to grilled meat and more) is more suited to mum, then be sure to book in at The Market.
Executive Chef Philip Leung oversees both GREEN and The Market, so you know the food is going to be stellar no matter which selection you pick!
Mother’s Day in Bloom at GREEN (Weekend Semi- Buffet Brunch)
When: Saturday, 12 May from 11:45am to 2:15pm
Where: 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $368 for adults, $188 for children ages 3 to 11
*Prices are subject to 10% service charge
Magnificent Mother’s Day at The Market Buffet
When: 13 May, 2018, 11:45am to 2:30pm; Dinner 5:30pm to 10pm
How much: Brunch: $518 for adults, $368 for children aged 3 to 11; Dinner: $708 for adults, $528 for children age 3 to 11.
*Prices are subject to 10% service charge
For reservation and enquiries, please call (852) 3400 1300 or email [email protected] Walk-ins are subject to availability.
Two of our favourite spots will be spoiling mums by greeting them with a complimentary glass of Love Rosé (Limewood) or Perrier-Jouët Blason Brut Rosé (Blue) upon arrival! All tables will be set with a special treat from Flawless Spa as well. Could you ask for any more pampering?
But hold on to your Mother’s Day hats, because the best part is this: get a chance to enter a two-night holiday giveaway at REVĪVŌ’s Resort in Bali! If you’re dining at either restaurant, you just have to fill out the lucky draw and the winner will be announced the following week.
Everything is coming up roses at Wooloomooloo Prime this Mother’s Day. Show the special lady in your life how much you care with a rose-inspired brunch. In partnership with Jurlique, the restaurant is bringing you a four-course menu sprinkled with rose accents, like a pan seared John Dory with rose crust and Grilled Sirloin with rose butter. A complimentary rose cocktail, samples and exclusive products from Jurlique are all on offer too, so book a table for a guaranteed rosy time!
When: Saturday, 12 May and Sunday, 13 May; 12pm to 3pm
Where: 21/F, The One, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $398 per guest – make a reservation by calling 2870 0087 www.woo-prime.com
Greater China Club
Mums who crave a Cantonese feast but with a bit of jazz-influenced pomp and circumstance should be treated to Greater China Club’s family banquet. This 1920s inspired club is available for both members and non-members, and this Mother’s Day, there are two set family banquet menus for six people ($4,088 for members, $4,288 for non-members, and $4,388 for members and $4,588 for non-members).
When: Sunday, 13 May
Where: Lai Chi Kok, Cheung Yee Street, 9號 10F, D2 Place One, Sham Shi Po, Hong Kong
How much: $4,088 for members, $4,288 for non-members, and $4,388 for members and $4,588 for non-members; If you’re an early bird who can’t wait for Mother’s Day, you can get a 10% discount its Mother’s Day menu from 5 May to11 May
Got a seafood-loving mum? Take her to HEXA! Its Mother’s Day Dinner Set Menu is $1,080 per person (minimum two people or more, available on 12 to 13 May), and features a vast array to choose from, including Pan-seared Dried Golden Oysters with Longan Honey, Taraba Crab Legs Meat with Pomelo, Shrimp Toast with Sea Urchin, Steamed Grouper Fillet with Sea Salt, Porcini and Ginger, Baked Prawn in Garlic Butter with Crispy Rice Cake and more!
When: Saturday, 12 May and Sunday, 13 May
Where: OTE 101, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $1,080 per person, minimum two people or more www.hexa-hk.com
Although renowned for its killer beer selection, FRITES is also a bustling bistro with hearty, homey food (the mussel pots are insanely yummy!) that will make anyone feel like they’re wrapped in a comforter of mum’s love. This Mother’s Day it’s giving back some of that love with all day free flow Prosecco for mothers who dine, so it will be easy to cheers to all the amazing mothers in our lives!
Head over to Lily and Bloom for a chic brunch filled with decadent dishes, with classic brunch offerings like Eggs Benny to unique dishes, like a Seafood Stew with Prawns and Mussels that is not to be missed. Since the drinks here are as masterfully prepared as the food, various delightful free flow options are included as well! The opulent interiors of the expansive restaurant and bar will be perfect for mothers who expect a little luxury – especially as a complimentary gift is included. Mother’s Day is all about giving the superwoman a stress-free day, so keep in mind that little ones aged 4 to 11 are warmly welcomed and can chow down on a kiddie brunch ($155).
When: Sunday, 13 May
Where: 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $595 per person for Mother’s Day Brunch. Make a reservation by calling 2810 6166 www.lily-bloom.com
Italian mothers are known for their cooking prowess and Mercato will churn up some of that Italian mama magic on the big day. In its cool and laid-back atmosphere, Mercato by Jean-Georges will be rolling out special brunch creations – our mouths water in anticipation for the House Made Tagliatelle with Manchego cheese and spicy green olive dressing ($348) and the Morel Mushroom Omelette ($208). A tantalising special set menu, including a Black Truffle Pizza with Three Cheeses and an Egg and Roasted Beef Tenderloin, will also be hard to resist!
When: Mother’s Day Special Set Menu for lunch and dinner on Sunday, 13 May. The Mother’s Day Specials are available for brunch on Sunday, 13 May and Monday, 14 May
Where: 8/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: The Mother’s Day Special Menu is $488 per person (a minimum of 2 guests required). Make a reservation by calling 3706 8567 www.mercato-international.com
Gough’s on Gough
If it’s an ultra-elegant feast you’re after, Gough’s on Gough is cooking one up for the whole family this Mother’s Day. Delight in a three-course brunch menu with a wide selection of British-inspired dishes such as Roast Sirloin with Yorkshire Puddings, Baked Salmon Filet or English Spring Pea and Asparagus Risotto. The restaurant also offers a great two-hour free flow options of beer, wine, Bloody Mary & Pimm’s, or sparkling wine or Champagne to give mum the royal treatment. The cherry on top of the already very sweet cake is that brunch will include a professional family or group portrait, set against a fabulously curated backdrop that is sure to commemorate the lovely memories you’ll have that day.
When: Sunday, 13 May
Where: 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $598 per person with option of $128 supplement for a selection of seafood. Free-flow options range from $248 to $398. Make a reservation by calling 2473 9066 www.goughsongough.com
Pierre at The Mandarin Oriental
For a truly sublime way to shower some love over the woman who does it all, a fine dining experience at Pierre won’t disappoint. Only the best of the best is provided at The Mandarin Oriental, and along with its signature flawless service, the restaurant will also be offering a Mother’s Day four-course lunch with refined creations that will delight the palate. The menu exudes springtime and features dishes such as asparagus ice cream, red tuna and beef tartare and a green risotto with wild mushroom, shredded farm veal and walnuts. Mamas won’t leave empty handed either; they’ll come away with a goody bag of wonderful raspberry sponge cake and homemade strawberry, ginger and martini jam.
When: Sunday, 13 May
Where: 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $988 per person. Make a reservation by calling 2825 4001 www.mandarinoriental.com
Nobu, The Steakhouse winebar + grill, and Yan Toh Heen
Head to the InterContinental this Mother’s Day and no matter which restaurant you choose your mum will receive a special gift set (valued at $618!) from “The History of Whoo”, a prestigious Korean skincare brand! The Essential Gift Set includes: Bichup Self-Generating Anti-aging Essence, Jinyulhyang Essential Revitalising Balancer, Jinyulhyang Essential Revitalising Emulsion and Jinyulhyang Intensive Revitalising Cream. And while mum is busy picturing herself 10 years younger, you can eye all the incredible holiday menus and decide which suits your fam more: Rech by Alain Ducasse’s Mother’s Day Lunch Menu or Dinner Menu; The Steakhouse winebar + grill’s Dinner Menu; Nobu’s Lunch Menu or Set Dinner Menu; Yan Toh Heen’s Set Lunch Menus or Set Dinner Menu
When: Sunday, 13 May (times vary, click here to see specifics)
Where: InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong www.ihg.com/intercontinental
How much: Click here for details on each menu offer or call 2721 1211 to make a reservation
Buenos Aires Polo Club
The decadent feast at Buenos Aires Polo Club has our mouths watering! Starting with a seafood selection (we’re talking oysters, crab legs and house-cured salmon), you can make your way to the carving station (prime rib and an extensive assortment of charcuterie and cheeses) before grazing at the egg station (just tell them what you’d like and the chefs will make it!) and finish off with sweet treats (do apple empanadas and cinnamon buns tempt you?). If mama likes to drink, she’ll be happy to spot the Bloody Mary station where she can get them a la carte for $148 or as part of the premium free-flow package.
When: Saturday 12 May and Sunday, 13 May, 11am to 3pm
Where: 33 Wyndham St, 號7th Floor LKF Tower, Central, Hong Kong, www.bapoloclub.com
How much: $398 per guest. Drink packages are $188 inclusive of fresh juices, teas and coffee; $388 inclusive of house wines and beers; and $588 inclusive of premium Champagne, Club cocktails and Bloody Marys
If you’re hoping to spend the day amidst gorgeous views, Spasso makes a stellar choice. In its breezy space, which opens out to the picture-perfect HK harbour, a relaxing Mother’s Day Brunch will be complemented by a lucky draw! Mums have the chance to win some well-deserved pampering treats: a caviar facial, gym pass, personal training session and gift set from Phillip Wain (valued at $4,000). To the family members of the lucky mums who get a prize, just know that your standard flowers or box of chocolates may not cut it next year!
When: Sunday, 13 May, 11:30am to 3:30pm
Where: G5-8, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Starts from $428. Make a reservation by calling 2730 8027 www.divinogroup.com
What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of the matriarch of the family? Love? Support? Nagging (just kidding, mums!)? Well, no matter what characteristic we associate most with the head of the house, I think we can all agree that the one quality all mothers share is generosity. So, charity and Mother’s Day seem a natural duo to us. For a morning centered on kindness and gratitude, stop by Mr Wolf for a Charity Morning Tea where a director from Bali Kids will give a guest talk and discuss their charity’s projects. Not only will your ticket fare go to Bali Kids, but it includes two cups of coffee or tea, two pastries, a glass of Prosecco, a boozy cupcake and gift…it’s a win-win!
When: Wednesday, 9 May; 9am to 11am. There are only 50 seats available so book your spot now!
Where: 5/F Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $300; all funds will go to Bali Kids. There will be raffle tickets and prizes to play for, too.
Indulgence, glamour and drama are all rolled into the Armani/Aqua experience. The restaurant fuses Japanese and Italian styles together and the crave-worthy brunch menu boasts tastes from both cuisine havens. Expect sushi and tempura, but also risotto and suckling pig; plus, brunch staples like eggs are upped a notch with offerings of divine Porchetta or Lobster Benedict. Mums, you can let your hair down with free flow Veuve Clicquot and cocktails, and get dolled up with the access to bespoke makeup services and Armani samples! Brunch for 5 to 12 year olds is $198 and children under 5 eat for free!
Sassy Mama Tip: Book as soon as possible because the first 50 reservations get a free makeup set!
When: Sunday, 13 May
Where: 2/F, Landmark Chater, 8 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $598, with add on options for special brunch items and free flow options. Make a reservation by calling 3583 2828 www.armani-aqua.com
This is a deal for the mums who like a tipple (or more!) while they admire our gorgeous Victoria Harbour view. Take your pick from the Oyster and Bubble Brunch, which includes an unlimited serving of Prosecco, wine and soft drinks, or the five-course Italian set dinner. Both include a complimentary gift pack from L’occitane en Provence. If you book before or on 7 May, you’ll get a 20% discount!
When: Bubble Brunch available on Sunday, 13 May; Five-Course Set Dinner available 12 May and 13 May
Where: 31/F, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $608 per adult and $328 per child for Bubble Brunch or $788 per person for Five-Course Dinner www.regalhotel.com
Mayfare Group (NAMO, Gaylord and Tamarind)
NAMO, Gaylord and Tamarind are all offering special menus this Mother’s Day, and each will have an added surprise for the lady of the hour.
Gaylord’s will offer an Indian Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet ($175 per adult; $98 per child) featuring all the favourites including Chowpatty Chaat, Lamb Seekh Kebab, Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, Goan Fish, and Lamb Do Pyaza and more. Kids will love what Gaylord has in store for them, too: a skilled Henna artist will be on hand to apply Mehndi (Henna tattooing) designs for free!
Tamarind will set up a kid’s play area in the dining room so the little ones can let off some steam while parents relax on its outdoor terrace. Kick back and enjoy a Pan-Asian brunch ($268 per adult; $138 per child) while taking in the gorgeous harbour views.
Enjoy a fresh Thai Mother’s Day Harbourside Brunch by the sea at NAMO (another place to check out the stunning harbour views!). For $288 per adult and $138 per child, this menu comes with with juice and soft drink free flow. Feel like indulging? Add the free-flow Prosecco, wine or beer for just $100 per adult.
All Mayfare Restaurant diners can enter a draw to “Take Chef Home” from 5 to 13 May on its Facebook page. This is your chance to enjoy a fab dining experience at home so you can pamper your mum even more!
When: Sunday, 13 May
Where: Tamarind, 2/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; Gaylord, 1/F Ashley Centre, 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; NAMO, Shop G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, TST East, Kowloon
How much: $288 per adult and $138 per child www.mayfare.com.hk
Thanks to the amazing Catherine Leng for her help with this article!
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