Hong Kong possesses various enchanting eateries in the many glorious neighbourhoods and islands of this vibrant city. Sunday 9 May is a day to celebrate our mothers and what better way than to take them out for a gorgeous meal? Whether she prefers a Champagne breakfast, a harbour-view lunch or a Michelin Star dinner, there is something for all of our extraordinary mums.
Honjo — Modern Japanese, Sheung Wan
Treat your mum to some of the island’s finest Japanese cuisine. Honjo is a modern Japanese restaurant that serves the freshest sushi and sashimi, amongst other traditional dishes. The eclectic 120-seat restaurant has a 1950’s futuristic retro vibe with carefully placed collectable trinkets, statement lighting and colourful stained glass windows. The restaurant has an exciting collection of distinctively decorated dining areas, including the Red Armoury, Blue Suite, Safari Room and Tin Toys Lobby.
Mother’s Day Menu: Brunch, HK$ 680 per person, including Japanese starters, sushi & sashimi, tempura, main course, desserts.
Location: Hollywood Centre, 1/F, 77-91 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan
Contact: +852 2663 3772
DiVino — Italian, Central
The Italian is a well-established restaurant in Central, the vibrant heart of Hong Kong on the shores of Victoria Harbour. Divino’s is surrounded by glamorous malls, cloud-piercing skyscrapers and luxurious hotels. Chef Michele only uses the finest ingredients in his authentic dishes. Savour classic, delicately flavoured Italian favourites made for sharing; perfect for Mother’s Day. DiVono’s interiors are traditional Italian style, oversized blackboards display the daily specials.
Mother’s Day Menu: All-day menu, HK$ 528 per person, including tuna tartare, Carnaroli risotto, octopus with potatoes, spicy Neapolitan sausage, Crema di Limone, welcome cocktail, coffee or tea. Free flow of Aperol Spritz & Prosecco for all moms who are at DiVino between 3-4pm.
Location: 73 Wyndham Street, Central
Contact: +852 2167 8883
Chaiwala — Modern Indian, Central
Chaiwala is styled to represent the bustling bygone eras of India. The restaurant is playfully divided into three distinctive zones: the eponymous Chai Bar that serves up delicious traditional Indian tea, the Kitchen, a live kitchen that allows you to watch chefs cook in sizzling tandoor ovens and the Dining Room, the signature restaurant that boasts cleverly designed interiors with home-style trinkets and bells. The delightful Mother’s Day sharing menu boasts light bites and dishes straight from the oven, just as your mum would cook it.
Mother’s Day Menu: Sharing menu, HK$ 398 per person, including starters (alloo tikki chaat, pani puri, malabar scallops), main course (tandoori gobi, pink salk salmon, chicken tikka), curry, naan, basmati rice and desserts. Count HK$ 298 for a free flow champagne, HK$ for a classic free flow. Vegetarian dishes available.
Location: Yu Yuet Lai Building, Basement 43, 55 Wyndham Street, Central
Contact: +852 2362 8988
Man Ho at JW Marriott — Cantonese, Admiralty
Man Ho, the one Michelin-starred contemporary Cantonese restaurant, woos its sophisticated clientele with extraordinary views of the Victoria harbour and Chinese garden-inspired interiors. Mother’s Day sets feature premium Asian delights such as fish maw or lobster with rice cake, but you also have the option to order a-la-carte, and try an innovative Cantonese cuisine with abalone or fish soup. You can also enjoy an extensive, locally sourced tea list and a wide range of quality wines from around the world. Private dining rooms are available for those who want an intimate celebration.
Mother’s Day Menus: 8-course set lunch at HK$ 588 per person, and 9-course set dinner at HK$ 988 per person.
Location: Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Contact: +852 2810 8366
The Optimist — Spanish, Wan Chai
The Optimist smugly houses the three upper-level floors of the commercial building at 239 Hennessy Road. The Barcelona-style chic bar and Asador-inspired restaurant immerse diners into a traditional culinary adventure through Northern Spain. Treat your mum to towers of the freshest seafood, perfectly Asador-grilled prime cuts and sharing side dishes. Daily and market specials are shown on the blackboards. The décor is enchantingly terracotta, the restaurant is bursting with greenery and the walls are elegantly lined with botanical illustrations.
Mother’s Day Menu: All-day menu, HK$ 498 per person, including starters with seafood assortment, tapas to share (huevos rotos, padron peppers, tuna tartar), main courses for two persons (lobster rice, USDA prime ribeye – extra HK$ 48 each per person) or for one person (lamb shoulder, red snapper, truffled ratatouille), desserts and expresso. Count HK$ 298 for a free flow champagne, HK$ for a classic free flow.
Location: 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Contact: +852 2433 3324
Cruise at Hyatt Centric Hotel — Seafood, North Point
Cruise is an exceptional rooftop Asian seafood restaurant and bar that boasts an extraordinary terrace providing a trendy outdoor oasis with uninterrupted views across Victoria Harbour. Whether you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day at lunchtime, over cocktails at sunset, or dinner, the carefully constructed sharing menus contain the finest ingredients from ethical, organic and sustainable sources. The time-honoured recipes are a perfectly balanced meld of traditional cuisine and modernity.
Mother’s Day Menu: Brunch, HK$ 490 per person, including a seafood platter, Asian-inspired main course, dessert, and for ladies, a glass of sparkling wine and a rose. Two-hour free flow (prosecco, red and white wine, beer, orange juice and soft drinks) available for HK$ 180.
Location: 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point
Contact: +852 3762 1234
Palm Court at Langham — Cakes & Pastries, Tsim Sha Tsui
If you fancy some history, then the lavish Palm Court is home to the invent of “Tiffin at the Langham”. The quintessentially British afternoon tea pays homage to its roots at Europe’s first “grand hotel” in 1865 London. Pair gossamer-light scones, dainty savouries and delicate pastries with fragrant teas and delicious bubbles. Palm Court is the splendid backdrop to the hotel’s lobby. Your mother is sure to love this British-inspired tasty treat.
Mother’s Day Menu: Raspberry rose cake (HK$ 78 per slice), or Vanilla yuzu cake (HK$ 78 per slice), or Heart-shaped whole cake named “The Best Mum” (HK$ 368 per 1lb whole cake), or Chocolate showpiece (HK$ 338). Cakes and pastries are available for sale from 1 until 9 May.
Location: The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: +852 2132 7898
Ink Café — Breakfast, Tsim Sha Tsui
Why not start your Mother’s Day celebrations with a delicious Bellini Breakfast at Ink Café, the divine eatery located on the ground floor of the Hong Kong Museum of Art on the Avenue of Stars. The alfresco all-day seafood café serves an eclectic international artisanal menu. If you don’t fancy an early start to your day, head to Ink for sunset and the ‘Symphony of Lights’ the world’s largest daily light and sound show.
Mother’s Day Menu: Breakfast from 9 am to 11 am, HK$ 380 per person, including sharing starters, one main, dessert and a glass of Taittinger Brut Bellini for adults, HK$ 190 per person, including one main, house-made ice cream, fresh juice for the little ones.
Location: Hong Kong Museum Of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: +852 3500 5881
Yamm at Mira Hotel — Japanese Buffet, Tsim Sha Tsui
Multi-award-winning Yamm, located in Mira Hotel is renowned for its abundant international buffets served throughout the day. If your mum has a healthy appetite, she can choose from a smorgasbord of teppanyaki, jet-fried seafood, the fresh Boston lobster signature, plump oysters or sharing platters of Parma ham and creamy cheeses. The spacious restaurant has an array of fresh juices and signature teas. Sophisticated dining and dramatic mood lighting enhance the dining experience.
Mother’s Day Menu: Various options available for 8 May and 9 May, brunch, afternoon tea or dinner, from HK$ 368 to HK$ 768 per adults, and from HK$ 248 to HK$ 428 for kids.
Location: The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: +852 2315 5111
Ming Court at Cordis Hotel — Afternoon Tea, Mong Kok
Ming Court delivers unforgettable experiences from its location in the vibrant Mong Kok. The neighbourhood is renowned for its shopping fever atmosphere, its juxtaposition of old and new and the godliness of its culinary offerings. Ming Court is no different. Treat your mum to a sophisticated afternoon tea, designed for Mother’s Day, in the Michellin award-winning restaurant.
Mother’s Day Menu: Afternoon tea, HK$ 388 for two persons, available on 8 and 9 May from 3.30 pm to 6 pm, including a limited edition of starters, appetizers and dim sums. Add HK$ 180 for Two Glasses of Taittinger.
Location: Level 6, 555 Shanghai Street Cordis, Mong Kok
Contact: +852 3552 3028
Bathers — Modern British, Cheung Sha Village, South Lantau
Bathers is known as an idyllic modern beachside restaurant that boasts uninterrupted and seemingly endless views of Hong Kong’s longest white sandy beach, ideally located between the peaks of Lantau and the South China Sea. Jump on the ferry for a lazy “holiday-vibed” celebration and savour the three-course European-style sharing menu with your mum. The special Mother’s Day menu contains some of their favourite dishes including hummus, Gippsland grass-fed ribeye and cherry frangipane.
Mother’s Day Menu: All-day menu, HK$ 380 per person, including four starters (beef carpaccio, hummus, ham & melon, green & grains avocado), main course (salmon, ribeye, fettuccini, or king prawns), dessert. Fresh oysters available, 6 pieces for HK$ 180.
Location: 32 Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau, Cheung Sha Lantau Island
Contact: +852 2504 4788
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 offers the finest cuisines from Asia, the Middle East and Europe. It’s 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.