Easter is here, which means chocolate eggs aplenty, as well as special seasonal dishes in Hong Kong’s world-class restaurants. Read on to discover some of the fab things to do this Easter – brunches, specials and highlights for kids and adults alike. And have a cracking good time in Hong Kong over the break!
Easter Weekend Brunch at Zuma
Zuma is adding an Easter twist to its offerings on 8 and 9 April. The 2.5-hour free-flow weekend brunch (from $998 per person) includes a whole range of Japanese delicacies – from Beef Tataki with Truffle Ponzu, to Seared Salmon with Lemon, Shiso and Soy – along with Zuma signatures like Miso Marinated Black Cod, and Iberico Pork with Yuzu Kosho and Truffle Sauce.
There’s an Easter Egg, too – but not just any egg. Pastry Head Chef Eddy Lee has created a masterpiece loaded with chocolate eggs and festive decorations as a sweet finale to the meal. Kids can also enjoy a variety of Easter activities including an Easter candies corner, retrieving chocolate eggs from a toy vending machine and on Sunday 9 April, there’s a face-painting experience for little ones, too.
The Easter Weekend Brunch is priced from $998 for the Signature version, with Deluxe and Premium versions available as well. It’s $350 for children aged 4 to 10.
Landmark Level 5 & 6, 15 Queen’s Road Central
3657 6388 | zumarestaurant.com
Brunch & Bubbles
Just in time for Easter, CulinArt 1862 has launched a new weekend brunch (from $498 per person) featuring dishes designed by chef Stanley Wong and using plenty of farm-to-table ingredients.
Start with freshly shucked oysters, or the irresistible KFC Cauliflower – crispy and perfectly spiced. There’s also a Beef Tartare with a rich truffle flavour, and a fresh Panzanella Salad. A choice of eight mains includes classic Eggs Bennie (including Florentine and Royal options), perfectly poached with a rich hollandaise sauce. Seafood lovers will enjoy the Seared Fillet of Halibut or luxurious Boston Lobster Linguine (add $98). There’s also an Australian Wagyu Striploin (add $150), served with a rich mushroom ragout and sauteed potatoes. A two-hour free-flow drinks package costs $288, with a premier option available for $598, featuring Louis Roederer Champagne. Plus, from 8 to 10 April, there’ll be Easter brunch specials available to order!
1/F, Chinachem Leighton Plaza, 29 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
2884 2603 | culinart1862.com | IG @culinart1862
Plant-based Hot Cross Buns
Moxie has delivered creative plant-forward, ingredient-led cuisine since it opened in 2021. Now it’s taken an extra step, with Chef de Cuisine Michael Smith deciding to forgo the use of all dairy products at the restaurant going forward.
The new approach can be seen in Moxie’s special Easter offering, plant-based Hot Cross Buns, which are available from now to 15 April. Inspired by the classic British recipe, Moxie’s buns feature a blend of aromatic spices and flavourings, including nutmeg, vanilla, orange zest, mace, cloves, coriander seeds and cinnamon, dotted with juicy golden raisins.
The buns are available in boxes of two ($55 per box) and come with a pot of Alain Milliat Strawberry Jam. Buy them from Moxie’s coffee counter.
Shop 203, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central
moxiehk.net | @moxie_hk
Festivities at Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum’s has everything you need for a fab festive celebration in Hong Kong, from spring-inspired hampers (the one shown here is The Happy Easter Basket, $178) to chocolate eggs by the barrowful. Fortnum’s K11 MUSEA flagship store is packed with seasonal treats including delectable jars, confectionery delights and expertly baked creations.
There’s more, too, including an Easter hunt for little ones to enjoy! Until 10 April, discover the oversized golden eggs around the store to redeem a special gift (while stocks last). Alternatively, enrol them in an Easter basket workshop (7-10 April, $388), where they get to create their own personalised basket in a 40-minute session. You can also treat them to a Children’s Afternoon Tea at 181 Fortnum’s, with a special menu with seasonal delicacies and decorations.
Easter with a Thai twist
The Park Lane Hong Kong is combining Easter celebrations with Thai culture at PLAYT, with a Songkran Festival Theme Buffet from 7 to 16 April. Mark Thailand’s iconic holiday with authentic Thai dishes, from Grilled Giant River Prawns to Tom Yum Seafood Soup, plus a live noodle station. There’s also a kids’ corner with traditional festive treats, chocolate Easter eggs and rabbits, and freshly baked hot cross buns. Lunch is priced from $418, brunch from $608, and dinner from $834
Elsewhere, SKYE has an Easter brunch from 7 to 10 April (noon to 2.30pm) where little ones can bring home a handcrafted Easter Cracking Chocolate Egg. Food-wise, there’s everything from a sharing seafood platter for two, to hot appetisers like Bouillabaisse with Grilled Octopus and Chorizo, and Pan-seared Duck Foie Gras. Main options include Roasted US Prime Rib, Whole Baked Seabass, Australian Lamb Rack, and Slow Cooked Wagyu Beef Cheek Slow. The Easter-themed Dessert Trolley has all kinds of chocolate goodies and more – plus Hot Cross Buns, of course! The brunch starts from $620, and free-flow drink packages are available for $180 or $380.
Don’t leave the hotel with grabbing mini egg-shaped coconut and mango mouse cake from Ebb & Flow Patisseries ($58).
310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
2839 3311 | 2839 3327 | parklane.com.hk
Freshy Baked Buns!
Simon Rogan’s The Baker & The Bottleman has unveiled its take on freshly baked Hot Cross Buns! Priced at $350 for a 15-piece box, the goodies are available for online pre-order now, for pick up at the store from 7 to 10 April, between 9am and 5:30pm.
What to expect? Fluffy, fragrant and sticky homemade hot cross buns flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, packed with rum-soaked raisins. Individual buns are also available at the bakery for $25 each.
If you’re wondering why the The Baker & The Bottleman does a great Hot Cross Bun, look no further than new head chef Benjamin Lee, who has worked with some of the most celebrated culinary names throughout a decade-long career in fine pastry. In his new role, he’s staying true to Simon Rogan’s core sustainability ethos by sourcing all-ethical, non-GMO and unbleached ingredients.
G14-15, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
FB & IG: @TheBakerandTheBottleman
French Easter treats
In classically French manner, Agnès B. is putting the spotlight on the Easter bunny with a plethora of chocolate bonbons and other French treats from Agnès B. Café. Kids will love the Easter Chocolate DIY Drawing Kit, which has been developed in partnership with local artist Zoie Lam, so they can create a one-of-a-kind chocolate celebration. For every DIY drawing kit sold ($220), a donation of $5 will be made to local animal rescue organisation, Chi Wing Dog Base.
Also, can you spot the Easter rabbit in Agnès B.’s signature Snap Cardigan on the Jumbo Easter Egg? Once you see it, crack open the egg to reveal Mini Chocolate Eggs or Chocolate Oat Crunch with Mixed Berries. You can then keep egg as a personal treasure after the holidays!
There’s much more in store at Agnès B. too, from Easter Bunny Chocolate Bars and Lapin de Pâques – a cute rabbit-themed carrot cake – to beautifully decorated boxes of bonbons.
Shop online here or visit one of the many outlets in HK.
Easter at Sea!
Aqua Restaurant Group is celebrating the long weekend with free-flow Easter brunches, family-fun entertainment and DJ beats from 7 to 10 April.
For something a bit different, hop on board Hong Kong’s iconic wooden junk, Aqualuna, and entertain the kids with a Pirate & Mermaid Cruise. Little ones can dress-up, decorate eggs, make an Easter basket and hunt for Easter eggs on the boat. Tickets are $280 for kids (ages 2-11; free for 0-2) and $200 for adults. The cruise leaves Central Pier 9 at 11.30am and returns at 12.45pm.
Meanwhile, foodies will enjoy Aqualuna’s Dim Sum Cruise, with delicious Instagrammable dim sum served from 1pm to 2.30pm as you sail along Victoria Harbour. Trips depart from Central Pier 9; $399/$299 for adults and kids. And the Afternoon Tea at Sea offers yum cha delights a special chocolate egg tart, plus sweet treats and classic scones; $399/$299, sailing from Tsim Sha Tsui Pier 1 or Central Pier 9 (Saturdays only) from 3pm to 4.30pm. Add a bottle of Mini Moet Champagne for $130 – and book in advance to avoid disappointment.
2116 8821 | aqualuna.com.hk
Chocolate buffets galore
Pirata Group is rolling out “SomeBunny Feed Me” Easter Brunch Menus in its restaurants this year, including all-you-can-enjoy chocolate dessert stations, from 7 to 10 April.
Just some of the highlights across the period are Free-Flow Maki at the three TMK locations (7-10 April) in Hong Kong, limited time Easter Specials at Pici and The Pizza Project (5-10 April) and Easter delicacies and decorations at Pane e Latte (1-16 April), including a huge holiday display for family photo ops.
You can also enjoy brunch feasts, free-flow packages and extravagant chocolate buffets at the likes of Honjo, The Optimist and Tokyolima, plus a bonus of kids under 12 eating for free at Honjo, La Favorita, Tempo Tempo and Honjokko. Hop to it!
Seasonal fun at Four Seasons
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong has curated all kinds of exciting activities and gourmet experiences for Easter. They include a reimagined Afternoon Tea at The Lounge (1-10 April), with Easter-inspired sweet items like cute Yellow Chick Macarons with a refreshing lime zing, plus savoury favourites including Boston Lobster “Thermidor” in a Brioche Bun. You also get a Smash Chocolate Egg served to the table, which you can crack open to reveal more sweet surprises. (Chocolate eggs and Smash Cakes are also available to order from the Four Seasons e-Shop,
here – the cakes come with a small wooden hammer for cracking them open!)
ARGO is a popular spot at any time, and its Easter Lunch Buffet (7-10 April, from $888/$468 for adults and kids) sounds like a winner. It’s highlighted by traditional Easter ingredients of fish and lamb – Salt Crust Roasted Seabass served on Good Friday, and succulent French Pyrenees Baby Lamb on other days of the Easter weekend, amongst a wide array of other tasty dishes. And don’t miss the free-flow of Easter Garden-themed desserts.
Finally, the hotel has a special room package on offer called Time Together, including 50% off a connecting room for families, plus an in-room Easter Egg Hunt on arrival (7-10 April). Easter-themed activities include face painting (8-9 April, 2-4pm) and a “Grab an Egg” claw machine game (7-10 April, 9-11am). Prices start from $6,600 for a Deluxe Harbour-view Room, with access to the Executive Club available for an additional charge.
8 Finance Street, Central
firstname.lastname@example.org | fourseasons.com/hongkong
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