Summer Fun for Foodie Families
Family time and food are a perfect combination! Here are three fun ways to entertain your little gourmets in Hong Kong this summer.
Linguini Fini – Kids’ Happy Hour
Catch that Soho summer evening vibe as a family at this New York style Italian restaurant on Elgin Street. Linguini Fini are welcoming kids to their very own ‘Happy Hour’ Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm.
They eat from the kids’ menu for free – if an accompanying adult eats from the a la carte. There are plenty of kids’ favourites are on offer, including mac & cheese, spag bol and cheese pizza. (My kids love the pizza slice with a side of “play dough” – lots of fun).
Expect hearty, flavoursome, homemade food and a friendly atmosphere.
When: Monday – Friday, 4pm-7pm (excluding public holidays)
Linguini Fini, 49 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, 2387 6338
Jamie’s Italian ‘Eat Smart Little Chef’ Cooking Workshops
Pizza loving kids can get hands on at Jamie’s Italian’s kids’ cooking workshops. Held on the last Sunday of each month, the 90 minute session includes a pizza making class and nutrition talk. Kids will eat their own creations. You can also book private sessions for birthday parties.
Jamie’s Italian also have their play areas open every weekend for family for family brunch.
2/F Soundwell Plaza 2, 1 Tang Lunch Street, Causeway Bay
412 Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
When: Last Sunday of each month, 3pm – 4.30pm
Booking: $250 + 10% per kid, includes pizza, dessert and juice. Email [email protected] or call 3958 2252.
FRITES ‘Bubble Mania’
Belgian eatery FRITES serve an eclectic mix of European dishes, washed down with fine Belgian beers, at their four Hong Kong Island branches. They’re always a good family lunch option because each restaurant has a small play area.
This summer kids can get in on the weekend ‘bubbles’ action with ‘Bubble Mania’ every weekend lunch time. Expect bubble machines and bubble wands, as well as ice cream with DIY toppings and craft packs for each kid.
When: Each Saturday & Sunday lunch in July. 2 sittings: 11-3pm (with bubbles at 2pm) and 3pm-6pm (with bubbles at 4pm).
Frites Central, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, 2217 6671
Frites Wan Chai, Shop 6, 1/F Causeway Centre, No 28 Harbour Road, 2877 2422
Frites Causeway Bay, Shop 1, G/F, Park Haven, No.38 Haven Street, 2142 5233
Frites, Quarry Bay, G/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Plae, 979 King’s Road, Island East, 2250 5188
Find more fun events for families in our regularly updated ‘What’s On’ guide here.