Lily & Bloom has always seemed like such a cool, night-time hangout, that you might not have considered it as a family brunch option (after all, if you’re nursing a hangover, do you want to go back to the scene of the crime?)… But it’s time for all that to change! Surprisingly light and airy during the day, with a laid-back New York vibe and fun, upbeat tunes that’ll have your littlies bopping, Bloom is a fab new alternative if you’re stuck in a Sunday brunch rut.
The brunch formula is that you choose from the (quite small but varied and fresh) selection of appetizers and then order your main course a la carte. Some winners are the Huevas Flamencas and Bloom-burger, but if you’re an Eggs Benedict fan they’ve got you covered with a whole menu section dedicated to this classic brunch dish. If you’re looking for something to wash it all down, there’s free-flow champers and bloody Mary’s on offer for a higher price point.
Thumbs up for…
Freshly prepared, quality food and some yummy healthy options. Even the dishes on the kid’s menu are beautifully presented and super-tasty… The cheese pizza is thin and cripsy, topped with sliced tomatoes and generous pieces of mozzarella, and the mac ‘n’ cheese is finger-licking good. Daddies will be won over by the fabulous Bloom-burger (with gruyere, bacon, truffle mayo and a fried egg!) which rivals the best in Hong Kong with its generous meat patty.
We also love how Bloom sets up a little dessert station for kids to get stuck into and get creative with their food – when we visited it was cookie-decorating, and the previous month they had cupcakes!
Thumbs down for…
No changing table in the bathrooms… To be truly kid-friendly we think this would be an easy improvement to make that we mamas all know makes all the difference! That being said, there is a raised up wooden platform that could do duty to change a baby on, so the situation is a long way from dire.
You’ll need to carry a stroller down one flight of stairs from Lily where you enter the bar, to Bloom, the restaurant.
Instead of highchairs Bloom has little strap-on attachments that fit on top of their regular dining chairs. This was perfect for our toddler daughter, but might be a tiny bit trickier for their very little baby customers who need a bit of extra support.
Yep and while it’s not huge, it’s got plenty of good options on there to delight fussy eaters, from burgers, to pizza, to pasta. We’d love to see a healthy or veggie option on there, but that’s a comment on kids’ menus in general!
Kids under 4years old eat free, kids 4-11years old can brunch for HK$200 and for adults it’s HK$400 per person not including alcohol.
LUNCH : Monday to Friday 12pm – 3pm
BRUNCH : Sunday 11am – 4pm
DINNER : Monday to Thursday 6pm – 11pm
Friday & Saturday 6pm – 2am
Sunday 4pm – 9pm