The best things in life are free!
Sick and tired of eating at all the same places because your kiddo is a die-hard chicken nuggets fanatic? We all know what it’s like wanting to take the whole family out for a nice meal, whilst making sure you’re not sacrificing an arm and a leg for something the kids won’t touch. We’ve done the tasting to find some pretty outstanding restos in HK that let your kids eat for free! That’s right, you heard us correctly. You don’t have to sacrifice taste, ambience or menu options when eating with your little ones at these stellar places…
With a seafood starter buffet and a buttermilk pancake station, Fish & Meat is a delicious place to spend your weekend. The brunch menu is filled with tasty dishes to please both parents and kids. Swing by on Sunday with the family because children 11 and under get a complimentary brunch!
Fish & Meat, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2565 6788, www.fishandmeat.hk
Pizza is one of the few meals that both kids and adults equally enjoy, so you can never go wrong with a family pizza night. Head to Piccolo Pizzeria for a buy one get one free pizza special on Mondays and Tuesdays. Keep it simple with a kiddie margherita pizza or let the littles get fancy with the bacon, mozzarella and honey combo. The perfect mix of sweet and salty.
Piccolo Pizzeria & Bar Kennedy Town, Shop 1, Davis Street, Kennedy Town, 2824 3000, www.piccoloconcepts.com/piccolo
Piccolo Pizzeria & Bar Tai Hang, 1 Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang, 2824 3001, www.piccoloconcepts.com/piccolo
Looking for the perfect spot to take your steak-lovers? The Blue Butcher has complimentary brunch for children under 11 on Saturday and Sunday with an amazing salad and cheese station. They also offer great menu items like sourdough French toast with white chocolate butter.
Blue: Butcher & Meat Specialist, G/F, 108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2613 9286, www.bluebutcher.com
Head to the second floor Kitchen at the Pawn, an open and casual-chic space where kids up to age 12 (one child per adult) eat for free from the weekend Kids Brunch Menu! You can enjoy sitting on one of the balconies, while the kids are kept entertained watching the chefs cooking up a storm in the open kitchen. With a mix of traditional and refined modern British dishes, the brunch menu for kiddos offers milkshakes, smoothies, mac and cheese and more!
The Pawn, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2866 3444, www.thepawn.com.hk
Head on over to West Kowloon and step into the ultra modern W Hotel. Check out The Kitchen on the sixth floor for a fantastic view of the water and an impressive spread of food at their buffet. This stylish and welcoming modern bistro is open for all-day dining. With a menu that rotates every three months to offer the best seasonal options, you and your family will never tire of the mouth-watering options. Children under 4 years old eat free at all of the buffets.
Kitchen at the W Hotel, 6/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2299, www.w-hongkong.com/en/kitchen
The perfect setting if you prefer a cozy alfresco meal. Head to The Grill at the Grand Hyatt Hotel for one of the best poolside brunches in Hong Kong. Children under 5 can eat for free and children aged 6 to 10 enjoy half price at the Weekend BBQ Brunch Buffet from 11:30pm to 3:00pm. The grill has some of the freshest meat and seafood in town.
The Grill, 11/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong, 2584 7722, www.hongkong.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/TheGrill.html
Check out the seasonal menu from Three, offering a huge variety of options that is changing as quickly as your little one’s taste buds. Kids from the age of 3 to 8 eat for free, whilst 9 to 11 year olds get 50% off (one child per adult; discount can only be applied to a maximum of two children). Three is located inside a Marco Polo Hotel and has everything from Western cuisine to Asian. We recommend sampling the curry dishes…
Three on Canton, Gateway Hotel, 13 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2113 7828, www.marcopolohotels.com
With a cupcake decorating table and a made-to-order omelette station full of choices, the brunch at Lily & Bloom is a solid bet. On Saturdays and Sundays, kids under 4 years old dine for free and 4 to 11 year olds get 50% off. Parents can enjoy the fresh items off the menu while the suger-cravers head to the kid’s corner for sweet treat arts and crafts. For children 4 and up, the Kids Menu is reasonably priced and awesome: think Mini Burger, gooey Mac & Cheese, and sugary French Toast Sticks.
Lily & Bloom, 5/F & 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 6166, www.lily-bloom.com
Praya is a great go-to spot to head with the little ones because kids eat free from 5pm to 7pm everyday. Menu items for adults include Fennel and Dill Crusted Salmon as well as a variety of healthy superbowls! Split the banana fritters to end off the meal on a sweet note.
Praya, Shop No. 2, New Fortune House, 2 – 5 New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2796 6004, www.praya.com.hk
With free-flowing pizza and sundaes, Ciao Chow is a great place to go for Sunday brunch – children under 10 years old eat free (one child per adult). Pasta is made in-house daily, with imported eggs from Italy, and the options are endless. Everything is authentic and fresh, so both parents and tinies will love the taste.
Ciao Chow – Italian Cafeteria, G/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2344 0005, www.ciaochow.com.hk
Finally, a happy hour that’s kid friendly! Every Monday through Friday, Linguini Fini has a fun children’s menu, where little eaters under the age of 12 get a free dish with every adult-sized main ordered (from 4pm to 7pm). The adult menu also has generous pizzas and pastas (like the homemade skillet lasagna), so it may be worth opting for some dishes for the table to share.
Linguini Fini, 49 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2387 6338, www.linguinifini.com
Bored of alternating between egg benedicts and pancake stacks for brunch? You’ll be thrilled to know that Zuma presents authentic Japanese fare at its baikingu brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Let your little ones tag along – children under 3 eat free. Start with a round (and a couple more) of appetizers from the buffet counter. Then pick a main from the charcoal grill or open kitchen. You can opt for seafood tempura, oven-roasted chicken, sirloin steak, and more – the options are endless.
Zuma, LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 3657 6388, www.zumarestaurant.com/zuma-landing/hong-kong/en/welcome/
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in March 2016 and was updated in June 2017 by Apple Lee.
Featured image sourced from Pinterest. Image #1 courtesy of Fish & Meat via Facebook, Image #2 courtesy of Piccolo Pizzeria & Bar via Facebook; Image #3 courtesy of Blue: Butcher & Meat Specialist, Image #4 courtesy The Pawn via Facebook, Image #5 courtesy of W Hotel, Image #6 courtesy of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong; Image #7 courtesy of Three on Canton via Facebook; Image #8 courtesy of Lily & Bloom, Image #9 courtesy of Praya via Facebook, Image #10 courtesy of Ciao Chow; Image #11 courtesy of Linguini Fini via Facebook, Image #12 courtesy of Zuma via Facebook.