Al-fresco restaurants and terraces are great for family brunches and more. We’ve listed al-fresco restaurants by the beach, the pool, the promenade, you name it!
Eating out with the family but looking for a space with alfresco seating? While we’ll happily huddle up inside (with the AC!) during humid summer days, we love a good outdoor meal during the breezy season. We’ve rounded up family-friendly alfresco restaurants in Hong Kong, from all across Hong Kong!
The Peak Lookout – Family-friendly alfresco restaurant set in a cosy cottage
Located in a charming cottage house on the top of Hong Kong Island, The Peak Lookout is a perfect family destination. When the weather is behaving, it’s a relaxing place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and the view over the south side of the island is spectacular. With a wide selection of delicious Western and Asian dishes, The Peak Lookout is the perfect garden spot away from it all.
Classified Repulse Bay – Beachside restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating
Have you walked past The Pulse’s row of restaurants and seen one with a swinging sofa by the entrance? That’s Classified! Though it’s not entirely alfresco per se, we love dining here as we can keep an eye on the kids as they play around in the sand. Plus, it’s pet-friendly! There are plenty of healthy bites and kids’ favourites like mac’n cheese and margarita pizzette as well as coolers and refreshers to sip.
Zaks – Discovery Bay’s largest alfresco restaurant for families
A family favourite dining in Discovery Bay, Zaks is the largest restaurant in the area, with an impressive alfresco space no less. With a special kids’ menu, as well as a wide selection of cuisine to choose from, even the picky eaters will have a fulfilling meal! Then, they can burn off some steam at the cruise ship play area, and sneakily stop by the free ice-cream machine!
Sassy Mama Tip: If you’re dining in the evening, the upstairs lounge is open for kids aged 12 and above and you can get a glimpse of the Disneyland fireworks!
The Grill – Poolside alfresco dining
Open for lunch, brunch and dinner, we’ve brought our little ones over to The Grill at Grand Hyatt and it’s safe to say they’ve loved it! Come for the Eastern and Western comfort foods and stay for the great selection of kids’ dishes like fish and chips and spaghetti bolognese.
Bathers – Breezy outdoor dining by the beach
The extensive menu – including a kid’s meal – has everything from French toast to a seafood selection and the restaurant’s prominent position on the beach means you can unwind with a cocktail while soaking up the uninterrupted ocean view.
Oolaa Tseung Kwan O – A Sassy Mama favourite for alfresco dining with kids
Tseung Kwan O is one of the hottest neighbourhoods right now, especially given how accessible it is for those living near Sai Kung. You can expect different specialities on different days of the week (we love Fajitas Thursday!), but no matter the day of the week, the extensive menu will keep everyone in the family satisfied. Plus, kids can bring along their bikes and cycle around the Tseung Kwan O promenade while parents finish off their meals!
Enoteca Quarry Bay – Mediterranean-style tapas restaurant with alfresco seats
Scrumptious tapas-style food in a relaxed, alfresco setting is perfect for hungry Mama and kids alike (Papas too, of course). You’ll really get into the Mediterranean vibe with the piazza-style dining – great for watching people go by as you enjoy a glass of vino. The kid’s menu is offered on weekends alone, but with little plates like parma ham and cheese croquettes, Enoteca is a good idea all week long.
BONUS: Dai Pai Dongs Across The City
Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets is Hong Kong’s dai pai dongs, with plenty of outdoor seats but with a touch of local essence. If you’re bringing strollers along, it can be tricky to find space as most dai pai dongs are located within night markets, but we can assure you that the food is all worth it! Look to Yau Ma Tei and Sham Shui Po area for the most bustling ones!
Editor’s Note: “Al-Fresco Restaurants & Terraces To Dine With The Family” was most recently updated in November 2023 by Fashila Kanakka.