Where to eat out in May.
Mother’s Day is a great excuse to be the centre of attention and be pampered silly. So make sure you book a fabulous meal to celebrate with the whole family. To make your decision easier, here are some of the tastiest offerings across the city (many of which include some added extras for mamas – win-win!). Whether you want a relaxed family brunch, a romantic date night or prefer to stay in, there are plenty of options – Mother’s Day dining done right!
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. Also, check directly with each restaurant prior to booking to avoid disappointments on deals or facilities.
Family Brunch Hong Kong: April
If you don’t want to be travelling long distances for Easter 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.
Easter Brunches – Hong Kong
MEATS’ new Brunch and Dunch menu features smoked pork spare ribs, a crispy salmon bowl and other meaty mains. But as a festive treat to those who prefer vegetarian fare, every course features a substantial veg option – we’re eyeing the famous grilled broccolini with coconut sambal.
When: Friday, 2 to Tuesday, 6 April
Price: $248/adult, $78/child (ages 3 to 11 years), classic free-flow option also available
Want to go for a classic carving brunch this Easter? Head to Porterhouse! While parents will feast on the roasted leg of lamb, suckling pig, organic whole chicken and more, we can bet that the kids won’t be able to take their eyes of the giant Easter chocolate egg!
When: Friday, 2 to Tuesday, 6 April
Price: $480/adult, $240/child (aged 3 to 11 years), free-flow options also available
Over the long weekend, families can enjoy an extended Easter brunch (3-hour seating). There will be seasonal salads, yakitori, tempura and maki rolls, a choice of mains, but the highlight will be the Easter-themed dessert platter! With the iconic molten chocolate cake and Japanese Hokkaido milk cheesecake, we expect to see the kids licking every last bit off their plates!
When: Friday, 2 to Sunday, 4 April, 12 April
Price: $888/adult, $450/child, champagne free-flow options also available
Opt for an all-you-can-eat Chinese weekend brunch at Duckee with dishes ranging from barbecued pork pastries to the restaurant’s signature Peking duck. Over two weekends around Easter, you can also participate in the DIY xiao long bao workshop and learn how to make these juicy delicacies from professional dim sum masters.
When: Saturday, 27 to Sunday, 28 March; Friday, 2 to Saturday, 3 April
Price: $368/adult (minimum two), $168/child (under 12), free for children below 120 cms (approx 6 years), wine and Prosecco free-flow options also available
Clipper Lounge, Mandarin Oriental
On Easter Sunday, 4 April 2021, head over to the Mandarin Oriental and enjoy the lavish seafood buffet that includes sushi, sashimi and oysters. There are also Thai and Chinese speciality dishes and a decadent dessert selection. Your children will be kept entertained with a visit from the Easter Bunny.
When: Sunday, 4 April
Price: $788/adult, $528/child (ages 3 to 11 years), Champagne free-flow option also available
Other Easter dining deals that we love:
The Easter-themed afternoon tea (with live cooking stations) at the Four Seasons Hotel
Picnic at the Peak with Rajasthan Rifles
Aqua Luna’s Afternoon tea at sea and pirate cruise
Easter Saturday Family Day at Basehall
Easter Brunches – Kowloon
The alfresco dining option makes Spasso a popular choice for a Sunday brunch with the kids. The restaurant is now offering a special 4-course feast over the Easter long weekend with traditional Italian dishes. On Easter Sunday, children can participate in an egg decorating competition and win their parents a chance to win a $1,000 dining voucher (perfect for a date night!). All the little VIP guests also take home chocolate bunnies and eggs, and hot cross buns.
When: Saturday, 3 to Monday, 5 April (with kids’ activities on Easter Sunday)
Price: From $358/adult, $228/child (6 to 12 years)
Holt’s Café, Rosewood Hong Kong
For a real treat this Easter Sunday, head over to Holt’s Cafe at the Rosewood Hotel for brunch. There’ll be starters for sharing, soup, dim sum, hearty mains and a selection from Butterfly Patisserie (also in the Rosewood) for dessert.
When: Sunday, 4 April
Price: $880/adult, $490/child (6 to 11 years), free-flow Prosecco, beer or Champagne options available
Hutong is upping the game over the Easter weekend, offering a 15-dish Feng Wei brunch. If the dim sum, appetisers, main and dessert aren’t enough to satisfy the children (though that’s hardly likely!), they will be kept happily engaged with Easter egg painting. What their mamas and papas will love even more is that the littles dine for free!
When: Saturday, 3 and Sunday, 4 April
Price: $588/person (complimentary for kids under 12 years), free-flow options available
Other Easter dining deals that we love:
The Astor’s BB-Qool Buffet
The Easter Afternoon Tea at Hue
The Bostonian Seafood & Grill Brunch at The Langham
Easter Brunches – New Territories
Head to Lantau Island for some beachside vibes on Lower Cheung Sha Beach. Over the Easter holidays, Bathers will also open for breakfast – perfect for families who want to enjoy an extended day out by the seaside! The standard all-day dining and dedicated kids’ menu will also be available and there is a special Easter feast for groups of six and more.
When: Thursday, 1 to Tuesday, 6 April
Price: $340/adult (minimum six)
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!
Easter Takeaways from The Ritz-Carlton
Order the sumptuous Easter Perfect Roast takeaways from the Ritz-Carlton that comes with roasted lamb shoulder, spring chicken or ribeye, along with generous portions of side dishes and desserts.
Price: $1,800, $2,000 and $2,300
The Ritz-Carlton, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, www.ritzcarlton.com
Stay in and enjoy the Relish at Home Easter Picnic with freshly baked hot cross buns, cheese, charcuterie and a bottle of wine. For the kids, there is an Easter egg basket with an egg hunt kit complete with individual sweet bags.
Price: $500/person (minimum two)
Lan Kwai Fong Entertainments (LKFE)
Want to bring the spirit of Lan Kwai Fong into your home? Have a party at home for eight or more by ordering from Lan Kwai Fong Delivery Direct (LKFDD). Orders must be placed a day in advance.
Price: $4,800 (for eight)
Desserts And Chocolates
Charbonnel et Walker is offering limited-edition Easter chocolates this season. Choose from the ones that come in a cute chick, the Pink Marc de Champagne truffle eggs and the marvellous Easter eggs that come in exquisite hand-decorated cylinders. All collections are available at the pop-up store at The Murray and Prince’s Building as well as online.
Price: $198, $388, $488
Charbonnel et Walker Pop-up, Garden Lounge, The Murray, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
Charbonnel et Walker, Adjacent to Shops 137-138, 1/F Prince’s Building, Central, Hong Kong, www.charbonnel.com.hk
This Easter, Butter is offering a holiday twist on its classic Easter Basket Carrot Cake and the Chocolate Marble Mousse Pie. These are available by the slice at LANDMARK from Monday, 29 March to Sunday, 4 April. You could also preorder whole cakes online from Butter or via Black Sheep Restaurants’ premium delivery service, GO.
Price: Carrot cake: $450 whole, $80/slice, Chocolate Marble Mousse Pie: $400 whole, $70/slice
Basque cheesecake specialist, La Viña, has partnered with Hong Kong actor and avid home baker, Grace Chan, to create an exclusive selection of goodies this Easter. These include cheesecakes that are an ode to Japanese flavours – the Yuzu and Red Bean and the Sakura cakes, a more traditional carrot cake and a spring picnic bread basket with hot cross buns, buns filled with Smoke & Barrel’s pulled pork, and complimentary homemade jam. Available online till Monday, 5 April 2021, opt to pick up or have home delivery of this exclusive La Viña and Grace Chan Easter collaboration.
Price: Yuzu and Red Bean Cheesecake: $48 to $368, Japanese Sakura Cheesecake: $48 to $308, Carrot Cake: $198, Spring Picnic Bread Basket: $168
Family Brunch Hong Kong: March
After Pancake Day in February, it’s time for International Waffle Day on Thursday, 25 March. In honour of this mouthwatering occasion, Duck & Waffle Hong Kong will launch a special menu that will be available all day from Thursday, 25 to Sunday, 28 March. Expect sweet and savoury waffles from all parts of the world. So if the kids are fans of Mexican cuisine, they’ll love the option served with guacamole, olives, tomatoes and coriander cress. If you and your partner want French flair, you might enjoy your waffle with foie gras, onion confiture and pickles. Sweet waffles include UK favourites with custard and poached rhubarb, while our very own Hong Kong variant comes with red bean topped with soy ice cream.
Missing travel at the moment? You can still get a taste of Korea at the Farmhouse at Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour. Currently available till Thursday, 15 April, this buffet is a K-food lover’s dream. The kids will love the Korean fried chicken (if they can take the spice), the pork and kimchi bao and the live BBQ station. The parents will enjoy themed cocktails like the “Soju Popper” while the whole family can feel like they are taking a long-overdue vacation, as there is also a VR trip through the provinces of Korea (sponsored by Korea Tourism Organisation). Get set to make enjoy the journey to K-country!
This is a place that’s designed to impress even your hard-to-please teenager. The hip hop vibe of newly opened TMK Rap & Rolls will be as much to your child’s taste as the food is. Expect classic handrolls like the fresh Hamachi tomato and creative dishes like the salmon taco with yuzu mayo and buttery avocado tempura. There are also delicious Nori bowls exclusively for the new Wan Chai location. The weekend brunches feature three starters for sharing, a choice of Nori Bowls, a selection of signature handrolls and dessert. Guests can also order items à la carte.
District 8 has opened its second outlet in the city in Tseung Kwan O. Taking inspiration from the upscale 8th arrondissement of Paris, District 8 is styled like a chic Parisien street-side bistro. Other than the comfortable seating indoors, the alfresco patio is the perfect spot for families to unwind for casual all-day dining or a relaxed weekend brunch. Expect French favourites such as the sharing salumi, confit duck leg, baked escargot served with house-baked baguette and more. No meal is complete without dessert, and District 8 Tseung Kwan O’s menu includes daily cake and pastry specials served by the slice with Crème Fraîche; as well as a variety of seasonal ice creams made on the premises (we’re eyeing the salted caramel with peanut!). Bon appetit!
Family Brunch Hong Kong: February
This one is for all those American expat families. Missing out on all the action of Super Bowl Sunday? In honour of this sporting extravaganza, Honbo has launched a Philly Cheesesteak, a potato roll-sub packed with hand-sliced beef, bell peppers, creamy cheese and onion. It will be available at all Honbo locations, or order via Foodpanda or Deliveroo to create your own at-home “tailgate party” (can’t get more American than that!). The limited-edition dish is available from Monday, 8 February until the end of the month, so it’s a great way to give the kids a taste of the NFL fun!
Honbo, G/F Shop B, 6/7 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2567 8970
Honbo, 303, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 2567 8616
Zuma is always a good bet with children! Over the four days of public holidays, you could opt for the CNY or Valentine’s Day specials, or choose the popular weekend brunch and the very indulgent free-flow champagne options. The kids’ portion of either one main course or hot udon chicken noodles is sure to be a winner.
We’ve always enjoyed a family brunch at Madame Fù with all our favourite dim sum dishes (can’t get enough of the crystal shrimp dumplings and char siu bao!). While that’s still available and very popular, what we are eyeing this month is the “Picnic in Spring“ afternoon tea collaboration with PAUL & JOE. Created with Parisian chic, this menu is available for dine-in and takeaway. The kids are sure to love the selection of scones, tartlets and sandwiches, while the parents will love the cocktails or champagne (it is the month of love, after all!). All orders come with a goodie bag from PAUL & JOE.
Hutong is the ideal spot to celebrate Chinese New Year, as much for the special 10-dish feast as for the gorgeous view. If you are looking for child-friendly activities throughout the holidays, you could choose the Feng Wei brunch featuring Northern Chinese cuisine along with dim sum making classes and noodle pulling. All guests can also hang their wishes on the restaurant’s very own wishing tree. You can expect very excited little ones after the meal! What we love is that kids under 12 dine for free.
Enjoy a relaxed family brunch at FEAST – Food by EAST with an array of seafood such as freshly shucked oysters, crab legs, prawns, sashimi, sushi and more. The spread is reasonably priced and there’s a 50% discount for those under 12. The whole space has been revamped and is more kid-friendly than ever. Young kids will love their little play corner that’s available over the weekends.
Uma Nota is serving a meat lover’s delight, the CNY edition of Brunch da Rua, on weekends and public holidays in February. While you are sure to enjoy the Rabada com Nhoque de Mandioca, a slow-cooked oxtail dish served with Uma Nota’s pan-fried gnocchi, the kids will probably devour the char-grilled smokey beef skewers. All diners who visit Uma Nota this month get a set of lai see packets with offers that can be used at Meraki locations, BEDU and Uma Nota.
Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.uma-nota.com/hong-kong
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Family Brunch Hong Kong: January
Weekend Brunches And Lunches
Want to enjoy an authentic Vietnamese family-style meal? XUÂN is offering just that with its spread of nine comforting staples. Made with seasonal ingredients, this will always include a nourishing broth, refreshing salad, house-fermented pickles, not to mention the fish and meat mains. It is ideal for a family of three or four. Guests can sit back and engage in “long tin”, which means “trust the Chef to feed your heart and soul”. Want more? You can always add on new dishes such as the traditional Ban Khot (coconut milk rice pancakes), the octopus ceviche or the golden fried soft shell crab.
Always a family-favourite (even though its weekend play area is no longer available), 208 Duecento Otto has a revamped weekend brunch menu. Starting with a selection of antipasti, salads, and cold cuts, guests can also choose a main from the menu which changes every month. Expect crowd-pleasing favourites such as glazed sweet and sour “Mangalica” pork ribs on lemon-flavoured mashed potato, lasagna Alla Bolognese with wagyu ragu and Mayura rib-eye with roasted tomato. Of course, at 208, no meal is complete without digging into one of its delicious desserts!
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Have you been missing eating at your favourite tapas restaurant? 22 Ships is now open for dine-in lunches on the weekends. Your kids are sure to love the menu that includes multiregional tapas, along with hearty sharing dishes for the whole family. Choose from roasted suckling pig (slow-cooked for 24 hours) with grilled gem lettuce and pomegranate or chicken Pepitoria with Ibérico ham, saffron and almonds – a modern take on a comforting Spanish family dish.
If you would rather dine at home, 22 Ships offers walk-in takeaway orders from 4pm to 9pm daily and online delivery orders via JIA Everywhere.
Deli cum butcher, Feather & Bone, is staring the new year with a series of monthly specials that will be centred around a select seasonal ingredient. For January, it’s the in-season, exceptionally creamy Vacherin Mont d’Or’ cheese. The first dish of the month is simple – baked cheese and served with toasted baguette and homemade Toulouse sausage. It’s rich and plentiful enough for the whole family to share. The second dish is the limited-edition Vacherin Mont d’Or Burger. Served with hand-cut chips, you can be sure that this option will be a winner with the kids! For those who want to recreate these dishes at home, the cheese is also available in-store (at all outlets except Yuen Long) and online.
Because the season for giving back should never end, the deli will contribute $5 from every order of its signature grass-fed beef burger to Feeding HK.
Takeaway And Delivery Options
Most restaurants have adjusted to the new restrictions on opening hours by extending their dining-at-home options. We have our sights set on a few of them.
This is one that your fashion-conscious tweens might like. Rollin, a Korean food and lifestyle brand, has recently opened a takeaway service at Belowground, the cultural cum retail destination at Landmark. It offers delicious savoury rice rolls and roll cakes served in stylish sneaker boxes. Its gourmet rolls are likely to appeal to all palates. There are options including Korean fishcake and tofu rolls and truffle beef rice rolls. What might be even more to your fussy kid’s taste is that Rollin is also launching a line of fashion products. Ranging from t-shirts to caps and hoodies, these are in collaboration with different creative artists.
Rollin, Basement Floor, Landmark, Central, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/rollin.rollbar
If you have a home birthday party coming up, you could order a holiday set menu from Crepe Delicious. These are available till the end of the month. These include snacks and salads, “puff pizza”, pasta and risottos, dessert crêpes and soft drinks.
Crêpe Delicious (Urban Café), Shop G26 & F26A, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2617 7800
If your kids are fans of pasta, pizza and all things Italian (let’s face it, who isn’t?), you can also order in sharing and combo platters from any of the restaurants in the DiVino Group: DiVino, DiVino Patio or Spasso. These meals are good for 3 to 4 people (and with little mouths, it’ll probably last till dinner). The group has a 20% discount on till Chinese New Year. Buon appetito!