Hong Kong is a food lover’s paradise, with Mother’s Day right around the corner on Sunday, May 14, 2023, what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than treating our extraordinary mums to a gorgeous meal? Whether she’s a fan of a Champagne brunch, a harbour view lunch, or an extravagant steak dinner, Hong Kong has got you covered. So let’s raise a glass to the most important woman in our lives and make this Mother’s Day one to remember!

The Optimist — Free-flow dinner & brunch, Wan Chai

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Wild parties and rejuvenating brunches at The Optimist on the Mother’s Day weekend (© The Optimist)

This Mother’s Day, The Optimist is turning up the heat with wild parties and rejuvenating brunches for two days of culinary celebrations. Join them on Saturday, May 13, for M.A.D ‘Mothers After Dark’ parties, featuring tantalizing tasting menus at $568/person and complimentary free-flow beverages. And for an extra bit of excitement, it will feature exclusive, sizzling hot boy entertainment. On Sunday, May 14, recover from the night before with a rejuvenating Recovery Brunch at the Wan Chai restaurant at $388/person. Every mother will receive a complimentary self-care kit filled with beauty essentials. With such a unique and delectable dining experience, The Optimist’s Mother’s Day specials are sure to make your mom feel appreciated and pampered.

When: May 12-13, 2023; 11am – 3:30pm
Where: G/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Price: M.A.D dinner on Saturday at $568/person and Recovery Brunch on Sunday at $388/person
Book: Online or call +852 2433 3324

See also
38 Best Brunches With Free-Flow Options To Try This Weekend In Hong Kong

The Lobby Lounge — Afternoon tea, Tsim Sha Tsui

afternoon tea set and finger sandwiches on the left, Mother's day charlotte cake on the right
Indulge in the delicacies of Afternoon Tea at The Lobby Lounge (©Regent Hong Kong)

Indulge your mum in the delicacies of Afternoon Tea at The Lobby Lounge, featuring stunning panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline. Enjoy a modern take on classics, from savoury finger sandwiches to freshly baked madeleines and scones with clotted cream and home-crafted jam. Executive Pastry Chef Andy Yeung has also created special Mother’s Day delights, including the Lavender (Lemon mint confit, lavender whipped ganache on a rich almond biscuit), Charlotte (Ladyfingers with strawberry mousse and violet berry compote) and Guava (Pink guava confit, jasmine-infused ivory chocolate mousse on a raspberry rose sponge) – each delicious and Instagrammable. Surprise your mum with a bespoke Mother’s Day Charlotte cake and pair it with a curated tea selection and two glasses of Sei Bellissimi Bellini or NV Duval Leroy, Femme de Champagne, Grand Cru Brut. The Regent Afternoon Tea is an elegant way to savour precious time with the queen of your family and create lasting memories.

When: May 14, 2023; 12nn – 3pm and 3pm – 6pm
Where: Lobby Floor, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Price: $1,088 for two with two glasses of Sei Bellissimi Bellini; $1,488 for two with two glasses of Champagne
Book: Online or call +852 2313 2313

MAJO Tapas Paella Bar – Spanish lunch & dinner, Central

restaurant view from the street, featuring an alfresco patio
Enjoy the vibrant dining room or relaxing alfresco patio at MAJO (©MAJO Tapas Paella Bar)

MAJO Tapas Paella Bar offers a delicious Spanish sharing meal to celebrate Mother’s Day at $450/person, available during lunch and dinner on Sunday, May 14, 2023. Start with La Tabla Platter, platter of homemade tapas, Ensalada, and Huevos rotos con chorizo. For the sharing mains, choose from slow-cooked Wagyu beef cheek or roasted turbot with garlic “refrito”, clams and baby potatoes. Complete the meal with Chef Salvador Benedicto’s version of Tarta De Santiago, a Spanish almond cake with hazelnut mousse and cinnamon ice cream. The optional two-hour free-flow package with vintage cava by Roger Goulart is also available all-day at $230/person. Enjoy the vibrant dining room or relaxing alfresco patio for an excellent respite for mums and families alike.

When: May 14, 2023; 11am – 3pm
Where: G/F, 22 Staunton Street, Soho, Central
Price: $450/person, add $230 for 2-hour vintage cava free-flow
Book: Online or call +852 2529 3001

Ming Court — Michelin-starred feast, Mongkok

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Breaded and deep-fried stuffed crab shell (© Ming Court)

Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Ming Court has specially curated festive degustation menu for mothers, with the use of premium ingredients such as bird’s nest, fish maw, abalone and more. Highlight dishes include braised bird’s nest, shredded fish maw and sea cucumber; breaded and deep-fried stuffed crab shell, fresh crab meat; and roasted crispy-skin chicken. Mother’s Day Degustation Menu is available on 13 and 14 May 2023 during dinner period at HK$3,888 for four persons, and HK$7,688 for eight persons which include a glass of fruit juice, soft drink or selected beer per person.

When: May 13-14, 2023; 6pm – 10:30pm
Where: Level 6, Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok
Price: HK$3,888 for 4 persons, and HK$7,688 for 8 persons
Book: Online or call +852 3552 3028

See also
Michelin Guide 2023: 14 Restaurants Newly Awarded, Bringing Total To 78 Michelin-Starred Restaurants In Hong Kong

TMK — Japanese free-flow brunch, multiple branches

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Complimentary free-flow drinks to pair with crispy Karaage, classic temakis, makis, and dessert (©TMK)

Make mummy feel special with complimentary free-flow drinks at TMK on May 14. Choose from sake, house white, or beer while enjoying the crispy Karaage, classic temakis, makis, and dessert included with the brunch set at $248/person or tasting menu at $348/person. This special offeer is available at all three TMK locations: Sheung Wan, Wanchai, Taikoo Place.

When: May 14, 2023; 11:30am – 2:30pm
Where: All TMK locations in Sheung Wan, Wanchai, Taikoo Place.
Price: Brunch set at $248/person, tasting menu at $348/person
Book: Online or call individual branches

Hue Dining — Harbour view lunch & dinner, Tsim Sha Tsui

restaurant overlooking the Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong island.
Hue Dining offers stunning views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong island’s skyline. (© Hue Dining)

Hue Dining, a modern Australian restaurant, offers stunning views of Victoria Harbour paired with refined three-course lunch and four-course dinner menus this Mother’s Day. The three-course lunch menu, priced at $880/person, includes refreshing starters like poached lobster and vegetarian Agnolotti, and mains such as Australian Wagyu Bavette and black cod with buttermilk and caviar sauce. End your delightful meal with a stunning pavlova or 85% Dark Chocolate. The four-course dinner menu, priced at $950/person, comes with picture-perfect canapés selection, including buckwheat blini topped with crème fraîche and salmon roe, Gougère with Comte cheese and black truffle, and Dutch cream potato with N25 Oscietra caviar and chives. All mothers who dine in for dinner will receive a complimentary special mocktail and Aromatherapy Association’s Bath & Shower Oil (subject to change, and T&Cs apply).

When: May 14, 2023; Lunch at 11:30 am and 1:45 pm, dinner starts from 6pm onwards
Where: 1/F Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Price: 3-course lunch at $880/person, 4-course dinner at $950/person
Book: Online or call +852 3500 5888

The Farmhouse – Mediterranean-themed buffet, North Point

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The Farmhouse’s lunch and dinner buffets currently feature a Mediterranean theme (© The Farmhouse)

The Farmhouse is celebrating all mothers this May with special desserts and gifts featuring BRAND’S premium quality Bird’s Nest. From May 1 to 14, the all-day dining restaurant is offering lunch and dinner buffets with exclusive desserts like Bird’s Nest Portuguese Tart and Bird’s Nest Coconut Pot De Crème. Besides, its lunch and dinner buffets currently feature a Mediterranean theme, with a host of delicious dishes such as made-to-order Lobster Orzotto (dinner only), freshly-sliced Bone-In Serrano Ham and Bone-Inn Iberico Ham (dinner only), as well as red and white wine Sangria from a dedicated Sangria Bar (dinner only). Mums dining at The Farmhouse’s lunch and dinner buffets on Mother’s Day weekend (May 12 to 14) will receive a complimentary gift pack from BRAND’S, on top of that, diners can also participate in a giveaway to win a 2-night stay at Grand Hyatt Taipei. Japanese-inspired “Bestu Bara” Afternoon Tea and limited-edition Mother’s Day cakes will also be available.

When: May 12-14, 2023; Lunch buffet: 12nn – 2:30pm, Dinner Buffet: 5:30 – 7:30pm and 8pm – 10pm
Where: 2/F (West Tower), 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point
Price: Lunch buffet at $508/person for adults; Dinner buffet at $768/person for adults
Book: Online or call +852 3762 1234

Morton’s — Steak special & land and sea lunch, Tsim Sha Tsui

filet imperial with asparagus on the side
Morton’s serves up an extra-special Mother’s Day treat this year with an impressive Filet Imperial or Wagyu  Filet Imperial (© Morton’s)

Morton’s is offering an extra-special Mother’s Day treat with their impressive Filet Imperial or Wagyu Filet Imperial. Available throughout Mother’s Day weekend (May 12-14), the dish features a juicy and perfectly spiced jumbo lump crab atop filet mignon, covered in a silky-smooth Béarnaise sauce. In addition, the legendary steak house will open for lunch on Sunday, May 14, the three-course menu at $698/person includes classic options like fresh Caesar Salad and indulgent Baked Five Onion Soup, followed by a main of 6oz Filet with Caramelized Shallot & Balsamic Butter, Jumbo Shrimp Alexander or a showstopping 10oz Manhattan Cut New York Strip. Coveted side dishes accompany the meal, and a trio of dessert options complete an elegant and intimate Mother’s Day meal.

When: May 12-13, 2023; 11am – 3:30pm
Where: 4th Level, The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Price: $698/ person
Book: Online or call +852 2732 2343

– Cantonese delicacies, Tsuen Wan

Cantonese pan-fried shell prawns in salted egg yolk and a Chinese pot of black tea on the side
Pan-fried soft shell prawns in salted egg yolk (© Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West)

The recently refurbished RÚ, helmed by the talented Executive Chinese Chef Edmond Ip, will celebrate Mother’s Day with two special eight-course set menus available for both lunch and dinner between 1 and 14 May, featuring fine Cantonese delicacies like pan-fried soft shell prawns in salted egg yolk, baked crab shell stuffed with crabmeat and onion, and fried rice with Sakura shrimps, in Yangzhou Style. Set menus starting from $2,488 for 4 persons, up to $12,888 for 10–12 persons.

When: May 1-14, 2023; Lunch: 11am – 3pm (Mon – Fri) and 10:30am – 3:30pm (Sat, Sun and Public Holiday), Dinner 6pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri) and 6pm – 10:30pm (Sat, Sun and Public Holiday)
Where: 7/F, Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West, 8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan
Price: Set menus starting from $2,488 for 4 persons, up to $12,888 for 10–12 persons.
Book: Online or call +852 2280 2923

See also
50 Best Restaurants You Need To Try At Least Once In Hong Kong (For Every Budget)

Café East – Seafood dinner buffet, Tsim Sha Tsui East

a table of buffet items, chilled seafood, sashimi platter, cooked western and chinese items, dessert platter
Café East’s buffet includes seafood on ice, teppanyaki wagyu and salmon, assorted sashimi and more (© New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel)

If your mum is a fan of buffet, check out the bountiful seafood dinner buffet at Café East. Along with a line-up of Café East signature dishes including seafood on ice, cooked-to-order seafood laksa, teppanyaki wagyu and salmon, assorted sashimi and more, the Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet features an array of nourishing and lavish delicacies. Families can dive into Double-boiled Bird’s Nest with Pumpkin, Braised Abalone, Fish Maw and Duck Feet, Crispy Fried Japanese Oyster with Salted Egg, Baked Boston Lobster with Champagne Cheese Sauce, Grilled Spicy Scallop Avocado and Papaya Salsa, and more. The Mother’s Day Dinner buffet on May 14, 2023 is priced at $788/person for adults and $548/person for children between 3 and 11 years old.

When: May 14, 2023; 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Level 1, New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, 72 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
Price: $788/person for adults, $548/person for children between 3 and 11 years old
Book: Online or call +852 2313 4222

Whatever you choose, be sure to book in advance and enjoy a day full of bubbles, treats, ferries, beaches, or cool neighbourhood vibes. Hong Kong is one of the most diverse epicentres of culinary delights in the region and no doubt you will find the best restaurant to spoil your mom.

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Growing up between Hong Kong and various other countries, Renee is a hospitality graduate, an adventure enthusiast, with a newfound passion for writing. When she’s not discovering hidden gems and new eats on Instagram, you'll most likely find her sweating at the gym, sipping on fine wine with friends, solving mysteries in crime movies, or jet-setting to new countries.

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