Easter is hitting Hong Kong next week – that delightful combination of chocolate and public holidays – we’ve rounded up our top picks for eating and entertaining yourself and the little ones over the very long weekend.
If you’re staying in town for the break you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options. Here’s our pick of the venues offering something eggs-tacular!
Lily & Bloom is celebrating the long weekend with an Eggcellent Easter Brunch. From 11am to 4pm on 26 & 27 of March, available downstairs at the restaurant. There’ll be Easter egg hunts for all ages, and one lucky diner will win a year’s worth of free meals. All for only HK$395 per head, featuring lots of eggy dishes, a carving station, and lots of chocolate, plus free flow drinks if you want to indulge while the kids play in the play area on the 6th floor.
5/F & 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central | 2810 6166
Hop on over to Pirata for a egg-cellent (have we over-used this word yet?) brunch with the whole family. Serving up a lavish antipasti buffet of salads, cold cuts, roast beef and lots of Italian cheese to start with a feast of roasted suckling pig, tagliatelle with summer black truffle and eggplant parmigiana, for mains, along with chef’s best desserts to end ($298 p/person). Little diners can enjoy a kids menu of antipasti buffet followed by a choice of M.M.M (My Mamma’s Meatball’s), fried mozzarella sandwich or tagliatelle with beef ragu topped with fresh tomatoes. Pirata’s Easter Weekend Brunch Menu will be served between 12pm-2.30pm 25-28 March
30/F, 239 Hennessy Road | 2887 0270
If you haven’t had a chance to try out the recently launched champagne brunch at the Mercedes me Store, now’s your chance. For the Easter weekend Executive Chef Edgar Sanuy and his culinary team have prepared a special menu with six different interactive stations including starters – from salad to pastries – a cheese station, seafood, eggs and more. Mains are inspired by Japanese and Peruvian cuisines, and to finish there will be a dedicated Easter Egg station, with some very special desserts on offer too. The Easter brunch is only available on March 27th, 2016 from 11:30am to 2:30pm, and it is priced from $580.
Shop C and D Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road, Central | 2895 7398 | email@example.com
For the ultimate kid-friendly brunch over Easter head to Spasso on March 26th and 27th. From 11.30am-3.30pm there’ll be face painting, egg decorating and a chance to win a $1000 dining voucher, as well as their famous family favourites (kids under 6 eat free!).
G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East | 2730 8027
If you’re looking for something glamourous that will also appeal to the kids, Armani/Aqua will be serving a four day Easter Infinity Brunch priced at $598. Children under five eat for free, with the ‘Infinity Brunch Junior’ offering a selection of kid’s mains, limitless desserts, and juices. A playroom is available to keep the little ones amused too. And just for the grownups there are four new Easter cocktails; Bunny Tanqueray, Nutty Bunny, What’s up Doc and a Chocolate Easter Egg Martini, each containing Easter-inspired ingredients.
2/F, Landmark Chater House, 8 Connaught Road, Central | 3583 2828
Brunch is great but for a special evening meal over the long weekend try Uptop Bistro & Bar’s 5-course Easter Menu. Created by Chef de Cuisine Michael Yeung to tie in with spring and using fresh seasonal produce, the 5-course Easter Menu is priced at $438 (+10%) per diner. There is the added option of a 3-glass wine pairing available for$188. Set high above the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, Uptop Bistro & bar offers panoramic views of the city and is a great spot to enjoy a glass of wine – especially on the deck when the weather warms up. Available for dinner service from March 25-28, the 5-course Easter Menu features seafood, organic vegetables and a special chocolate dessert.
19/F, Popway Hotel, 117 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon | 2117 3526
For those who want to pretend they’ve gotten away but can’t actually leave the country, there are some fantastic packages available at some of the city’s top hotels. Check these out and then check in:
Easter Delight Suite Package at EAST
Offering a one-night stay in a suite, this package includes a $200 UA voucher – so you can all see a movie – four Easter cupcakes, a complimentary brunch or dinner at Feast for two adults and two children (with balloon twisting, magician, and egg decorating), priced from $3388 (plus service charge). For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3968 3808.
Suite Family Affair at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Guests who book this exclusive two bedroom package can look forward to spending the weekend in a luxurious suite for mum and dad, and a complimentary room for the children, daily breakfast in either the Clipper Lounge or Café Causette, for two per room (with special menus, activity packs and colouring pencils for the kids), a welcome bottle of champagne for the parents, a library cart full of story books to borrow, plus some homemade treats and a couple of keepsakes for the little ones. Late check out is also available. Room rates start from $9,480 + 10% service charge for two rooms per night. Room reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly on 2820 4202.
Easter Egg Hunt Room Package at Auberge Discovery Bay
For something a little further out of town, head to Discovery Bay, on Lantau island.
Their two-night room package includes accommodation in a Mountain View Room, daily breakfast buffet, Easter dinner buffet, five game tickets to DB North Plaza Easter Fun Fair and one admission ticket to the “Discovery Bay Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach 2016”. Priced from $3,988, the package is available from 24 to 28 March. For reservations or enquiries, please contact email@example.com or call 2295 8355.
Easter Staycation at Hotel Icon
Located in the the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui Hotel Icon is the ultimate city break. Their Easter Staycation package offers a brilliant range of benefits including; complimentary breakfasts, harbour view rooms, a set dinner for two, spa discounts in their Angsana Spa, yoga classes, parking and much more. Kids will love the Xbox 360, DVD library and their own bathrobes and amenities. Their family packages start at $3688 for two interconnecting rooms and breakfast for four. For couple looking to getaway the staycation package is available for stays of 2 nights or more at an exclusively low $2,180 per room per night.
Call 3400 1688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s not just Easter that is full of things to do in Hong Kong, we’ve got a calendar packed full of events every week!