Your family deserves to celebrate this Easter.
With all the limitations on socialising and long weekend travel plans thwarted, you’d be forgiven for not wanting to make much of Easter this year. But after homeschooling the kids and working from home yourself, it’s time to make the most of the break and treat your family to some quality time. Whether that means heading out for a family-only brunch (with social distancing in place of course!) or ordering in, Easter is a special time to celebrate.
If you don’t want to be travelling long distances for brunch, jump ahead to restaurants on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon or in the New Territories, depending on what you prefer. Or else skip ahead to options for having a feast delivered to your doorstep.
Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Many businesses are taking extra precautions, but please make sure you follow the latest government advice and stay home if you have recently travelled overseas, have interacted with anyone who has been away, or display any symptoms.
Holt’s Café, Rosewood Hong Kong
Easter is a time for the family to come together and Holt’s Café has embraced the holiday. For a real treat this Easter Sunday, head over for brunch. There’ll be chilled seafood on ice, fresh and healthy salads, delicious hot roasted dishes and tasty dim sum on the buffet. There’s something for even the fussiest of little eaters! Then there’s a choice of decadent mains made to order — how about the dry-aged beef striploin or the roasted rack of lamb? Top it all off with sweets from the dessert bar and add on free-flow Prosecco or Champagne, and you’ve got the making of a wonderful family day out.
It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate eggs! All the little guests at Holt’s Café will be invited to join in an Easter egg hunt and can also create their own colourful Easter eggs at the crafts table – the perfect holiday memento to take home!
Price: $720 per person food only; $800 per person with free-flow Prosecco or beer; $920 per person with free-flow Champagne. Children aged 6 to 12 years old receive 50% off and children under 6 eat free.
Easter Brunches – Hong Kong
For a peaceful Easter meal in the heart of Wan Chai (sounds impossible, but trust us!), take a look at Di Vino Patio. There is plenty of space where the kids can play and parents can watch on safely. This Easter Sunday, there will be loads of surprises like an Easter egg hunt and an egg decorating competition (with prizes including a $1,000 dining voucher!) which are sure to please the crowd. Eggs are the order of the day and there will be a full selection from the a la carte menu available.
When: Sunday, 12 April
Price: Dishes start at $138
Food by EAST, EAST Hong Kong
Enjoy a delicious Easter-themed lunch or dinner at FEAST – Food by EAST. The kids are well catered for with a free Bento Box with child-friendly favourites and the whole meal is topped off with an Easter Chocolate Bomb filled with luscious chocolate and candies. Crack open the Easter Egg with a wooden hammer to let loose the surprise inside! There’s also a photo booth to capture your favourite moments.
When: Lunch and dinner, Friday, 10 to Monday, 13 April
Price: 3-course lunch $338 per person; 4-course dinner $458; Bento Box for children aged under 12 free (one child per paying adult).
Head to Artemis & Apollo this Easter Sunday for a special rendition of its Souvlaki Sundays which is following the ancient Greek tradition of eating lamb over the holiday. Your family feast starts with a selection of hot and cold mezze, followed by spit-roasted lamb or chicken (with roasted vegetables, Cypriot salad and herb-tossed Greek fries) and finishes up with a sweet labneh cheesecake topped with juicy pomegranate.
When: 12pm to 9pm, Sunday, 12 April
Price: $388 per person
Hop on over to family-favourite TokyoLima where your kids can meet the rabbit himself at the Bunny Brunch. Mr Bunny will be hopping around with decadent chocolates and cookies for all the good little boys and girls.
When: 12pm to 2:30pm, Friday, 10 April to Sunday, 12 April
Price: $398 per adult; $128 per child (3 to 12 years old). Mention the age of your child when booking and one can dine free with two paying adults.
If you can leave the kids at home, you might like to treat yourself to a Michelin-starred Easter lunch at the neo-Parisian bistro, Belon. Spend your weekend sampling the restaurant’s signature dishes (including the Whole Roasted Three Yellow Chicken with Petit Pois A La Française) over a six-course lunch spread.
When: 12pm to 2:30pm, Saturday, 11 and Sunday, 12 April
Price: $528 per person
Enjoy a family brunch of some of our favourite Madame Fù dim sum dishes (bring on the crystal shrimp dumplings and char siu bao!), the Peking Duck station as well as a selection of appetisers and mains. The kids will be entertained in The Library with some special Easter-themed activities.
When: 12pm to 3pm, Friday, 10 to Monday, 13 April
Price: $550 per person with two hours free-flow soft drink and mocktails; $750 per person with Piper-Heidsieck Champagne (and other beers, wines, Bellini and Aperol Spritz); $980 per person with Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne
The Tai Pan And Garden Lounge, The Murray
For a lavish Easter Sunday spent in style, The Tai Pan and the Garden Lounge at The Murray is the place to be. Your egg-stravagant brunch begins with freshly shucked French oysters and soft-poached eggs served to the table and you will then be able to help yourself to a selection of salads, cold cuts, carvery and barbeque items on the terrace. Kids will love the activities on offer including face-painting, balloon-twisting, Easter egg colouring, drawing and games. There’ll be two Easter egg hunts, one at 1:30pm for kids under six and another at 2pm for the older ones.
When: Sunday, 12 April
Price: $798 per adult and $399 per child; add on free-flow NV “R” de Ruinart Champagne for $298 per person
Sassy Mama tip: If your Easter travel plans have been put on hold, consider a staycation at The Murray. It’s offering an exclusive Easter Your Way package for $3,000 per night which includes a complimentary room upgrade to N1 Deluxe Room, a Historical Murray Tour, Easter activities for the kids and more.
Easter Brunches – Kowloon
Enjoy a four-course special Easter brunch available for the full long weekend at Spasso. With a huge dining area including an outdoor terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour, you won’t have to worry about others encroaching on your space. As you can imagine, eggs feature heavily on the menu (it is Easter after all!) with starters including white asparagus serviced with poached egg and orange hollandaise or the Angus beef carpaccio with egg yolk cream. Then there’s the selection of pastas followed by mains like barramundi or an Australian lamb rack.
When: Friday, 10 to Monday, 13 April (with kids’ activities on Easter Sunday)
Price: From $328 per person; add on free-flow wine – $148, Prosecco – $158 or Veuve Clicquot – $288; children aged 6 to 12 years (with a choice of pasta or risotto) $228 and free for kids under 6 years old.
The Place, Cordis Hotel
Enjoy the lunch or dinner buffet at The Place this Easter and the kids will be invited to participate in a whole host of fun Easter activities. There’s chocolate egg painting, cookies to decorate and even DIY Easter mocktails to shake! Rest assured, extra hygiene measures are being put in place to ensure guests safety while dining at the buffet.
When: 12pm to 2:30pm and 6:30pm to 9:45pm, Friday, 10 to Monday, 13 April
Price: Lunch, Friday, 10 to Monday, 13 April – adults $438, kids/ seniors $338; Dinner, Friday, 10 to Sunday, 12 April – adults $698, kids/ seniors $498; Dinner, Monday, 13 April – adults $658, kids/ seniors $478
Easter Brunches – New Territories
Head to Lantau Island for some beachside vibes on Lower Cheung Sha Beach. Bathers is offering a special three-course Easter menu topped off with a drink on the beach. A perfect family day out by the seaside!
When: 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm, Friday, 10 and Saturday, 11 April
Price: $395 per adult, $190 per child.
Easter Catering And Home Delivery
Even with social distancing practices being strictly adhered to by restaurants, it’s understandable that you don’t want to risk taking your family out and about. There’s good news! Many of our favourites restaurants have made their special Easter menus available for home delivery. Just make sure to pre-order!
If you like the sound of Artemis & Appollo or Belon for your Easter brunch (or Maison Libanaise, Associazione Chianti, Buenos Aires Polo Club or Butter for that matter) then pre-order your dishes by contacting [email protected].
Stay in and enjoy a picnic and puzzle this Easter with Relish. It’s offering a choice of two mains, two sides and a dessert (plus cold cuts and cheese and a bottle of wine) delivered right to your door alongside a puzzle or board game. Mains include the New Zealand Beef Tenderloin Platter and the Jasmine Tea House-Smoked Atlantic Salmon along with tasty vegetarian options like Truffle Lasagne with celeriac, pumpkin and taleggio.
Price: $450 per person plus delivery ($50 for Central and surrounding areas, $80 for Southside).
Well-loved catering service Gingers is offering up family menus throughout April (and May!). Simply choose the menu of the day (or order a la carte) and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals delivered straight to your door.
Contact Madame Fù directly if you’d prefer to enjoy its dishes from the comfort of home. Takeaway options are available across all its menus.
Some of our favourite JIA Group restaurants are delivering directly to your door. Choose from a range of set menus from restaurants like Duddell’s, Mak Mak, Old Bailey, Potato Head and 208 Duecento Otto or choose your favourite a la carte dishes from the menu (with a minimum $800 spend). For more details visit JIA Everywhere.
For one of the best March brunch deals in Hong Kong, head to POEM in LKF. Until Sunday, 8 March, this Balinese-inspired restaurant is offering up its Champagne Organic Brunch for just $258 per person (regular price $498). Sharing starters include spring rolls (sure to be a family favourite), island-spiced vegetables and a tropical salad, and are followed up with a choice of mains.
Take the kids across the harbour and treat yourself to brunch with a view at Hue. Your meal features starters to share, followed by a choice of main (we’ve got our eye on the pork belly!) and dessert for $380 per person. Add on two-hours of free-flow for $250 (including Tattinger Champagne, 10 premium wines and Bloody Marys).
Sassy Mama tip: Take the Star Ferry to and from Tsim Sha Tsui to make a real day of it!
For an affordable Sunday brunch you can take the whole family along to (including the fur-babies!), head on down to Cali Mex on High Street in Sai Ying Pun. You can expect live music, a semi-buffet and free-flow options (bring on the Margaritas!) with prices starting at $258 per person. What a steal! There’s even room to park the stroller.
This Soho restaurant is quickly becoming a family favourite. Now there’s another excuse for pizza (not that we really need one!) and we can’t wait to take the family for a brunch treat. For $158 per person, you’ll get an antipasti, pizza al metro (you choose three flavours and it’s served by the metre!) and dessert, perfect for sharing.
Transport your family to the streets of Malaysia at the monthly JALAN long lunch. You’ll be treated to favourites like Nasi Kerabu and Nasi Campur (served up on a banana leaf!) alongside seasonal specials like whole market fish and crispy vegetable skewers. Kids and adults alike will want to save room for dessert — Milo Doughnuts and Pandan Crepe Rolls — yum! Treat yourself for $295 per person and add $200 if you’d like free-flow drinks (including seasonal Spritz, Prosecco, beer, red and white wines).
Who doesn’t like tapas? You can always find a small plate of something that the kids will enjoy (and plenty that the adults will love too!). Visit Pica Pica on Sundays for a taste of Spain as you order from the special brunch menu. Best of all, when you spend over $280 per person on tapas, you’ll receive unlimited Estrella Damm Draft Beer for two hours.
Take a break from shopping at Pacific Place Mall and head to the 4th floor to try out one of the newest pizza places in town. The name Emmer comes from an old, organic grain that is blended with rye and Italian flour to make the base for these pizzas. The restaurant claims it makes the pizza healthier (lower in gluten and higher in nutrients like antioxidants, vitamins and minerals) and much tastier. We’ve yet to try it out but because it comes from the experienced team behind the much-loved Beef & Liberty, we’re quite excited about it! It’s open for breakfast, lunch (menu changes weekly based on seasonal and fresh ingredients) and dinner every day, and brunch at the weekends.
Is your family fond of Thai food? Then Sip Song at Repulse Bay is worth considering, especially at this time of the year. There are enough soups and options with a little heat in them to warm your brood up. There’s even an indoor play area for the kids if they don’t feel like venturing out to the beach or using the climbing frames and see-saws outside. Over Valentine’s weekend (Friday, 14 to Sunday, 16 February), Sip Song is offering a special “Ferrero Rocher”, which is a sharing dessert for the whole family.
Here’s another restaurant with a kids’ corner for the little ones. If you love Japanese food and want to introduce it to your kids, Honjo is the perfect place. It offers amazing varieties of Japanese cuisine but with unique, new flavours. It now also has a kid-friendly brunch option on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (children’s menu at $98). The chicken katsu with rice and vegetable yaki udon are sure to be hits. What’s more, the restaurant also has a great offer for families brunching there — one child dines for free with two paying adults!
With the kids being off school, we don’t have to wait for weekends to head out. Kinship now has a weekday set lunch option that just might fit the bill, starting at $198 for one course or $248 for two or $288 for three. If you’d prefer a relaxed weekend meal though, there are now new offerings added to its brunch menu ($388/person with an additional $198 for free-flow), including BBQ Pork Benny, smashed avocado toast and corned beef hash with “egg in the frame” and caramelised long chilli.
If you are on the lookout for a place for a Valentine’s Day date with your other half (but don’t want to leave the kids at home), head out to Limewood. Let the little ones run around after days of being cooped up at home, while you sip on a Love Elixir cocktail. The BBQ grill and seafood is always a safe bet (fried fish tacos and whole roasted jerk chicken are a must-order). End the meal with a sharing dessert platter. The Churro Sundae ($120) with ice cream, meringue, berry compote, heart-shaped churros and sprinkles is guaranteed to get the whole family feeling the love.
Indian food uses a lot of turmeric, herbs and spices that are perfect for boosting your family’s immunity in this climate. And so both the Indian restaurants in the Mayfare Group, Gaylord and Gunpowder, have added two new dishes to their menu. Haldi Chicken Salan ($108) is an aromatic chicken curry with turmeric and freshly grounded spices. Adraki Channa Palak ($88) features chickpeas & spinach slow-cooked with fresh ginger. What’s more – all guests get a complimentary cup of warming Turmeric Cinnamon Chai Latte!
This January, La Vache is bringing a little French tradition to Hong Kong. To celebrate Épiphany (the day the Three Kings visited the baby Jesus), the restaurant will be serving a festive Galette des Rois ($118 per slice) at both La Vache! locations. This traditional dessert is made of sweet puff pastry encasing a frangipani filling that hides a fève (a little lucky charm). Whoever finds the fève is crowned King for the Day, and also wins lunch for two at La Vache! in Tsim Sha Tsui. If you go dining as a family, the tradition is that the youngest of the party hides under the table as the dessert is served and they are allowed to choose who receives which slice. Your kids will love to participate and play a role in winning you a complimentary meal. Bonne chance!
Looking for an extended brunch offering over the CNY holiday? MEATS has a new brunch menu ($248 per person) available from 12pm to 5:30pm on weekends and public holidays. We like the sound of the Porchetta Bun that’s crunchy and crackly on the outside, with tender and juicy meat inside, or the brunch classic, Chicken Avocado Toast and the Vegetarian Burger for the non-meat eaters. Plus MEATS’ UFC or Ultimate Fried Chicken ($90) can be ordered a la carte. It’s fried in Doritos flakes, so is sure to get the vote of the kids at the table. There’s also a very reasonable children’s menu for $78 per child.
Do your kids love running around and exploring the open spaces of the iconic Tai Kwun? Let them burn some energy and then take them to refuel at the new free-flow weekend brunch being offered at Madame Fù. The menu features unlimited dim sum (including kid-favourite char siu bao) and a Beijing duck station. Make sure your children save space for the ice cream sundae at the end. Brunch will be accompanied by entertainment, so call ahead to check which live band or DJ is performing. Brunch starts at $550 a person without free-flow (free-flow packages at $750, $980 and $1,600 a person).
It’s always fun to eat with the family at Yum Cha because their cute and delicious dim sum is sure to please the kids. In celebration of Chinese New Year, the restaurant is offering (at all its four locations) fun interpretations of traditional dishes, all created to bring good luck, health and prosperity to the table. Your children will probably enjoy the sticky dumplings of minced pork and shrimp (everything deep-fried works!) and the salted egg yolk layered cakes that look like mahjong tiles! You can also choose to experience the Lo Hei Prosperity Toss dishes as a family. With mixed vegetables and finely cut ingredients, all diners are encouraged to toss and mix this dish together from the base to the top, symbolising the blessing of good fortune in the upcoming year.
Hutong’s elaborate 18-dish Feng Wei brunch is always a treat for the whole family. Priced at $468 per adult (children under 12 eat for free) with free-flow options at $200 and upwards, this month’s version promises to have even more to offer the children. Your kids can join the Couplets Calligraphy session on Saturday, 18 and Sunday, 19 January or learn how to craft their own Chinese new year decorations on Saturday, 25 January. All guests will enjoy the classic Dragon and Lion Dance Puppet Show on Sunday, 26 January. If you’re dining there on a weekday, your little master chefs can shape sweet, fried “Yau Gok” dumplings on Monday, 27 and Tuesday, 28 January. No matter when you eat there, don’t forget to hang a wish on Hutong’s wishing tree!
Sundays are meant to be chilled out days, so on Sunday, 12 January, Motorino in Wan Chai is offering an afternoon neighbourhood “block party” serving free-flow pizze and Peroni (soft drinks for the kids) for $50! Enjoy some downtime with friends and family as your children get to make their own pizze, the Neapolitan way. Book your session here.
Have kids who’d like to have pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Take them to The Pizza Project, the latest offering by the Pirata Group of restaurants that’s set to open with a flamboyant street party on Tuesday, 14 January (join in from 7pm to 9pm – the first 500 pizzas are on the house!). This restaurant is being helmed by the team behind Pici and will feature a simple one-page menu of pizzas (with all the right toppings!), freshly-prepared starters and delicious desserts.
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Featured image courtesy of The Place – Cordis Hotel, image 1 courtesy of Rosewood Hong Kong, image 2 courtesy of Food by EAST, image 3 courtesy of Belon, image 4 courtesy of Tai Pan, image 5 courtesy of The Place – Cordis Hotel, image 6 courtesy of Bathers, image 7 courtesy of Hue, image 8 courtesy of Jalan, image 9 courtesy of Emmer Pizzeria & Cafe, image 10 courtesy of Honjo, image 11 courtesy of Limewood, image 12 courtesy of La Vache, image 13 courtesy of Yum Cha, image 14 courtesy of Motorino.