If you’re staying in Hong Kong for Easter, then brunch is a must. From decadent grown-up feasts through to family-friendly options that will include Easter treats and fun for the kids.
Gaucho keeps drawing us back for its sumptuous steaks, traditional empanadas and mouth-watering ceviche. This Easter will be no exception with four days of brunch with a selection of starters such as mini empanadas of beef & humita, braised beef back ribs, refreshing melon salad and tangy Ceviche followed by one of their main courses which include perfectly grilled beef and chicken, oven-baked Seabass or lemon and basil Risotto. Brunch is $600 per adult with free flow Veuve Clicquot and selected house beverages, or $350 for food only. Children 4-12 are $100 each. Gaucho has a comfortable kids playroom filled with toys and mini furniture to keep the young ones in your party entertained while you sit back and unwind for awhile. Everyone is happy!
5/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, 2386 8090
For authentic, down to earth Italian fare head to Pirata on Hennessy Road this Easter. Brunch ($298 per head) is served between 12pm – 2.30pm, and from 30 March – 2 April and will be a lavish antipasti buffet followed by a selection of main courses. Pirata’s brunch is all about pasta this Easter with specials including Giant Ravioli filled with golden egg yolk, the signature Tagliatelle with black truffle and Gnocchetti with pistachio pesto and walnuts. For those in the holiday spirit, indulge in the Via Lattea (‘milky way’ in Italian) which encompasses all things Easter with rum, cocoa liqueur and a dash of Amaretto and sweet potato powder.
239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, 2887 0270
Northern Spanish-inspired The Optimist has two delicious sharing style brunch menus to choose from this Easter. Both menus include the semi-buffet spread, a range of starters and Chef’s selection of desserts. The Easter Brunch Menu offers a selection of eight mains to choose from including tomato-based Eggplant “Al Horno” and Mediterranean Whole Seabass “A La Espalda.” Or, opt for the Deluxe Easter Brunch Menu (4 people minimum) which has a choice impressive seafood or meat towers to share with the table.
G/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, 2433 3324
The “kid’s station” will be the centre of Spasso’s Easter brunch with a whole afternoon of fun activities. A chocolate fountain, egg decorating competitions, attractive prizes, candy floss and delicious fare greet families this Easter holiday making this a firm choice for those with littles in tow. Prices start at HK$428 per adult with an option to add a free flow package from HK$178. Kids under six dine for free but don’t worry if you are looking for an adult-friendly brunch. You’ll barely notice the pitter-patter once you tuck into Spasso’s ‘Torta pasqualina’ from Liguria – an Easter tart made of Swiss chard, something eggy from the egg station or a rich, easter-themed dessert.
Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2730 8027
The sleek and stylish modern British joint we’ve all come to love will be serving a special Easter Roast on 1st April only. Dig into a selection of seafood including freshly prepared French Oysters, Madagascan prawns, Dutch clams and mussels. Follow that up with a selection of appetizers and your choice of main. There’s a baked cod and vegetarian Gnocchi on offer, but of course you came here for the roast which will be a juicy roast sirloin of Devonshire beef accompanied with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and vegetables.
15 Gough Street, Central, 2473 9066
Jamie’s Italian are upping their brunch offerings from 30 March – 2 April in honour of Easter. For the holiday brunch they will offer a special poached salmon dish as well as a carving station with roast beef and all the trimmings. Close out your meal with a selection of items dipped in chocolate from the chocolate fountain. Mum and Dad can thoroughly enjoy this one with plenty to entertain the kids such as a cupcake decorating station, Easter eggs corner and an Easter egg hunt each day. This one is modestly priced at $320 for adults and $220 for kids 4-11. Under 4s dine free.
Causeway Bay: 2/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, 3958 2222
Tsim Sha Tsui: Shop 412, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, 3758 3333
If you really want to spoil yourself this Easter, book a table at Harbourside. It’s one of the pricier options on our list, but the view is unforgettable. Celebrate Easter over a relaxed lunch or dinner buffet. The spread is elaborate and includes such indulgences as Roasted Lamb with an Herb Crust, Pan-seared Salmon with Lemon Crean, Iberico Ham, a selection of fine cheese from France and homemade Salmon Gravlax. Harbourside chefs will also be preparing Foie Gras, Homemade Pasta and Scrambled Eggs at several action stations. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos and selfies. In addition, a close-up magician and balloon twister will be present to entertain children of all ages. Tickets for Easter Sunday brunch are $898 per adult with free-flowing Champagne, wine and beer or $848 per adult with free-flowing juice and soft drinks. Kids 3-11 are $598 and under 3s are free.
Lower Level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2313 2323
Porterhouse are serving up their recently re-vamped brunch offering with special add-ons for Easter from 30 March – 2 April and it’s a great deal. Weekend diners can enjoy 20% off their brunch on Saturday and Sunday giving you even more reason to come out and try the new menu. You’ll get to partake in their new brunch buffet which is piled high with more than 10 types of antipasti, delightful meat offerings at the carving station, a seafood station and nine different types of dessert. And, especially for Easter they are offering a Egg Craving station. As always at Porterhouse, if you are really hoping for a special experience, you can order a family-style portion of their 34oz Black Angus Porterhouse or Tamahawk steaks with fries and sauce to share with the table.
7/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 2522 6366
The Envoy has recently re-jigged their brunch offerings and will have quite the spread this Easter from 30th March – 2 April. Relax in the colonial vibe and nostalgia-inspiring interior as you enjoy a menu that portrays a beautiful union between colonial flavours and traditional British tastes. From 12-3 each day, guests can select from a variety of all-you-can-eat small plates and one of the restaurant’s big plate choices such as Beef Rendang Cannelloni, New School Fish & Chips or the Classic Weekend Roast which has us feeling all nostalgic. The brunch is priced at $228 with a free-flow package for an additional $248.
3/F, The Pottinger Hotel, 74 Queen’s Road, Central, 2169 3311
Always a reliable choice for a family-friendly Easter Brunch, FRITES is continuing their tradition of Easter fun, Easter egg hunts and kids Easter parties over the Easter long weekend. Belgian beerhouse chain FRITES have branches in Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Quarry Bay where they serve up traditional European fare (including of course steak and frites and the mussels that are a must-have with a Belgian beer). All Frites branches have their own play areas which makes them perfect for an Easter lunch with the family. From 30 March – 1 April each Frites branch will host an Easter egg hunt at 1:30pm and there will also be a kids party and magic show at 2:30 pm on 31 March. The kids activities are free for all guests but reservations are a must.
Central: 1/F The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, 2217 6671
Wan Chai: Shop 6 1/F, Causeway Centre, 28 Harbour Road, 2877 2422
Causeway Bay: Shop 1, G/F Park Haven, 38 Haven Street, 2142 5233
Quarry Bay: G/F Oxford House, TaiKoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Island East
Step into the heart of Lan Kwai Fong for brunch at funky Korean restaurant Jinjuu. The brunch is priced at $388 and has a variety of all-you-can eat starters and your choice of plated mains such as Korean Fried Baby Chicken and Barley Bibimbap. Finish it off with an ice cream platter with a variety of homemade ice creams and toppings. This year, kids who come along for brunch at Jinjuu will get complimentary Easter eggs.
UG, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 3755 4868
Lily & Bloom are celebrating Easter American style with a focus on eggs of all varieties, including the chocolate kind. Choose from a spread of appetizers including hearty and healthy salads, charcuterie and seafood. For your main, you’ll have a choice of Steak and Eggs, Croque Madame, Eggs Benedict or Brioche French Toast . There will also be a roast beef carving station and an omelette station. Brunch is $595 per head with free-flow cocktails and soft drinks. For an additional $100 you can add free flow Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut. There is a dedicated kids playing area too.
33 Wyndham Street, Central, 2810 6166
Mercato by Jean-Georges will launch, for the first time ever, a Easter weekend buffet brunch featuring roast meats and seafoods with several varieties to offer. Among the highlights are the oven-roasted U.S. prime rib, twice-cooked suckling pig and Freshly Shucked Oysters. To supplement the main courses, the buffet also offers a range of appetisers, cold cuts, hot dishes and desserts including their signature Cinnamon Buns.
8/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 3706 8567
Push traditions aside! There’s no reason you can’t enjoy tasty Indian food for Easter Brunch. Gaylord Indian Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui is hosting an Easter Holiday Brunch Buffet which will feature delicious and mouthwatering Indian favourites including vegetable samosas, fish pakora, bites of chicken malai tikka and tandoori lamb boti. Enjoy assorted breads and peshwari pullao with their selection of authentic curries and revel in the likes of vegetarian jalfrezi, paneer tikka masala, chicken egg masala, and more. End your meal at the dessert counter, where you can sweeten your taste buds with an assortment of traditional Indian desserts of Gulab Jamun, Jalebi and Rasmalai. All of this is easy on the wallet too as the brunch is priced at $178 per person.
1/F, Ashley Centre, 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2376 1001
208 is offering its popular brunch across the whole four-day weekend. Enjoy savoury Italian Easter specials like Roast pigeon and leek quiche before diving into freshly baked Hot Cross Buns and Columba Pasquale Pudding – a traditional Italian Easter Pudding. The Bambino Playroom curated by Maggie & Rose will also be open all weekend, allowing grown-ups to linger while the little ones play. 208’s brunch is priced at $218 for adults and $118 for children under 12.
208 Hollywood Road, Central, 2549 0208
A highly anticipated addition, Duddell’s ever popular brunch now features a Peking Duck carving station. Brunch goers can devour unlimited portions of freshly carved duck served with all the trimmings, alongside a delicious selection of dim sum, soups, rice and noodles, and favourites from the wok. Complete the experience with free-flow Veuve Clicquot, cocktails, wines and soft drinks. Those dining over the long weekend will also be able to enjoy a selection of Easter dim sum. Brunch is priced from $550 per person.
Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central
BLUE Butcher will be decked out in festive Easter decorations to set the ambiance for the holiday while guests enjoy the brunch spread and live music. Indulge in the extended buffet, drink and dessert selections which were just refreshed this past March. You’ll also get your choice of mains including the ever-popular Butchers Burger and Pan Seared Salmon among other options. Opt for the free flow package and choose from endless Perrier Jouet Champagne, Lapostolle Merlot, Lapostolle Savignon Blanc, Acai Sour, Blue’s Aperol, house draft beer, select cocktails and soft drinks.
G/F, 108 Hollywood Road, Central, 2613 9286
Limewood will have festive decor along with Easter-themed goodie bags for children, the bags are packed with toys for them to play with while the parents relax and enjoy the a la carte offerings. In addition, Limewood is going to surprise guests with its Social Hour end of March. They are introducing 4 exclusive new cocktails which are perfect for helping you further unwind over Easter weekend.
The Pulse 28 Beach Road, Shop 103/104, Repulse Bay, 2866 8668
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Melanie Grosjean is a full-time mommy and part-time writer who left the U.S. for Asia several years ago and never looked back. Nowadays, she spends as much time traveling with her husband and toddler as possible. When she isn’t on the road or squeezed into economy class, you can find her sipping an iced latte or blogging at www.adventurefamilylife.com.