Hong Kong Restaurant News: Where To Eat And Drink This Easter
The food and drink happenings that you should know about in the run-up to the long weekend
Easter is just around the corner, and you'd best believe that Hong Kong's restaurant scene is pulling out all the stops for the long weekend the festival falls on. Whether it's Sunday roast, chocolate fountains or brunch ideas you're looking for, we've split all the gastronomic treats available this holiday into sections below—all the easier for you to decide on what to feast on for Easter.
Famed for its free-flow brunch, Zuma Hong Kong is upping the ante from April 2 to 4 by extending the brunch seating to three hours of feasting on seasonal tempura, sushi, sashimi, yakitori and more. Make sure to save room for the Easter-themed dessert platter, featuring molten chocolate cake and Japanese Hokkaido milk cheesecake.
Zuma Hong Kong, Level 5 & 6, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central
Bring along the entire family to La Rambla By Catalunya to celebrate Resurrection Sunday, or Pascua de Resurrecion, from April 3 to 4 with a seafood-focused brunch spread inspired by the cuisine of Catalonia. Encompassing hot and cold tapas, made-to-order paella, Segovian-style roasted suckling pig, gamberoni prawns, and ending on churros with chocolate dip, the menu is offered at HK$780 per person, HK$390 for children aged 8 to 12, and free for kids 7 or under.
La Rambla, Shop 3071–73, Level 3, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central
Longstanding classic Italian restaurant Pirata is bolstering its brunch menu over Easter with new dishes such as the signature My Mamma's Meatballs, handmade tagliatelle with black truffle, and slow-cooked beef cheek. There's also the option of adding free-flow G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon champagne to elevate your holiday bliss.
Pirata, 30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Providing the weather is amenable, Rajasthan Rifles' Easter offering of a picnic hamper for HK$498 might be just the thing those with a penchant for the outdoors are looking for. Reserved for three hours at a time, the hamper completes replete with Anglo-Indian dishes like samosa chutney, club sandwiches, chocolate brownies and toffee pudding. Blankets, plates and a flask are included for a seamless picnic at the nearby Victoria Peak Gardens.
Rajasthan Rifles, Shop G01, G/F, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak
Welcome the Easter weekend at Nikkei restaurant TokyoLima with chef Arturo Melendez's 'Ohayou' brunch menu. The meal begins with a coffee cocktail to lift the spirits, before a medley of Peruvian-Japanese-inspired dishes such as mango ceviche, slow-cooked teriyaki pork belly, lobster acevichada, and a dessert of lime mousse and pastry platter. A free-flow packages adds bottomless champagne, sake, wine, beer, and cocktails of the week.
TokyoLima, G/F, Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Mandarin Grill + Bar
Dig into a menu of land and sea at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong's resident grill restaurant. Starting from HK$1,488 per person and HK$588 for kids aged 6 to 12, the Easter weekend roast from April 2 to 4 comprises five courses in total: expect the likes of Te Mana lamb shoulder, beef wellington, slow-roasted USDA prime rib, and pan-seared John Dory with a wealth of sides to choose from. Two hours of free-flow Ruinart Blanc de Blancs can be had for an additional HK$688.
Mandarin Grill + Bar, 1/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central
Buenos Aires Polo Club
The three-course Easter Sunday menu (HK$498) at Buenos Aires Polo Club promises to satiate any hungering for meat. Beginning with appetisers like provoleta served with rustic grilled bread and an Iberian cured meats platter, the menu's pièce-de-la-resistance is the General Pico grass-fed black Angus prime rib, roasted asado-style and carved tableside, with a myriad of side dishes including mashed potatoes with mascarpone and brown butter, glazed carrots with vanilla and mint, and grilled asparagus with lemon gremolata and fines herbes.
Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
Lan Kwai Fong's pre-eminent steakhouse is spoiling diners this Easter holiday with a seafood and carving brunch from April 2 to 6. For HK$480 per person, guests can make use of the all-you-can-eat buffet, carving station, seafood bar and dessert corner, with dishes like roasted leg of lamb, organic whole chicken, suckling pig, wagyu D-rump roast beef and melted raclette cheese among the mix. End with a sweet dessert of apple crumble, banoffee pie and gelato.
Porterhouse, 7/F, California Tower, 30-36 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
For those who prefer the comfort and safety of home, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is offering The Perfect Roast takeaway menu from now until April 6. Featuring the three options of ribeye, lamb shoulder, or lamb shoulder with spring chicken, the sets come with an appetiser of green pea, mint and lemon soup, sides of mashed potato, ratatouille, cranberry and almond salad, and a dessert of carrot cake. Requiring 24 hours advance reservation, The Perfect Roast can be delivered for free to addresses within 3km of the hotel.
Found in the basement of Eaton Hotel, The Astor is adding to its all-day buffet with an assortment of Easter desserts. Alongside its usual savoury delicacies like Boston lobster, snow crab legs and Western grilled meats, the buffet hall will serve an all-new cake selection from the dessert station, ranging from Oreo brownie cake to lemon apple cake, rich chocolate cake, and more.
The Astor, Level B1, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong
With both lunch and dinner seatings for its Egg-Stravaganza menu, The Food Gallery at The Langham is an option for and easy family-friendly buffet. Feast on specialties like freshly sucked oysters, pan-fried foie gras and Easter roast lamb at lunch, and lobster, whole salted salmon and roasted ribeye for dinner. Chocolate fiends will delight in the milky chocolate fountain centrepiece, as well as French chocolate mousse and Easter "egg tart".
The Food Gallery, Lobby Level, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Artemis & Apollo
Spit-roasted meats are the name of the game at this Athenian restaurant in honour of the Greek tradition of eating lamb at Easter. Priced at HK$418 per person, the meal includes a selection of mezze, prawn saganaki, Greek village salad, grilled market fish, coal-roasted lamb, and an optional dessert of labneh cheesecake with pomegranate seeds.
Artemis & Apollo, G/F, 9 Moon Street, Wan Chai
Settle in for dinner at Hong Kong's only Burmese restaurant and tuck into two new dishes and one cocktail available only over the Easter weekend. The lahpet fried rice translates the popular lahpet thoke tea leaf salad into a main course, while the mutton curry features slow-cooked lamb with hints of garlic, cinnamon, smoked paprika and turmeric. Meanwhile, the Lent Savings cocktail heralds the end of abstention with a chocolate variation of the Negroni.
Club Rangoon, G/F, 33 Aberdeen Street, Central
Tucked away in the Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, Prohibition is serving a spread of seasonal Easter specials until April 11. The menu is focused on milk-fed baby lamb sourced from the Basque valley in France and known for its succulent, low-grain texture; as part of the Easter offerings, guests can pick from a lamb burger, blue cheese-marinated baby lamb, and roasted bone-in lamb leg.
Prohibition, Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, 180 Wong Chuk Hand Road, Wong Chuk Hang
Exclusive to Hong Kong and just in time for Easter, Lady M is debuting its black sugar soy mille crepe cake, which layers no less than 20 layers of crepe pastry made using soy milk custard and fresh tofu. It's then topped with a glaze of black sugar for a delicate sweetness with unexpected depth and mouthfeel. This new creation can be had at Lady M outlets for HK$75 per slice, or pre-ordered as a whole cake in 6-inch (HK$480) and 9-inch (HK$750) sizes.
Lady M, Podium Level 2, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central
Having popped up at Pacific Place ahead of the upcoming long weekend, Le Dessert is now serving Easter-themed treats until May 1. Keep an eye out for the Easter pavlova, made with double vanilla and Chantilly cream, berries and chocolate, as well as the signature Charlotte cake, featuring a delightfully crunchy base, whipped mousse, sponge cake and fresh fruits. Both desserts are topped with an Easter chocolate nest with milk chocolate hazelnut praline Valrhona eggs.
Le Dessert, Level 2, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Share your sweet tooth with friends by ordering one of Hotel Icon's elaborately decorated Easter-inspired cakes. Created by pastry chef Danny Ho, the Fluffy Bunny cake features a harmony of fresh berries and sponge cake, while the flourless chocolate bunny cake hides an interior of 70 percent dark chocolate with its snow-white icing.
Dim Sum Library
Limited to the Easter weekend only, Dim Sum Library offers a rich reinterpretation of the classic Hong Kong-style egg tart with the addition of milk chocolate blended with custard. The dessert will be available from the à-la-carte menu in a trio for HK$68.
Dim Sum Library, Shop 124, Level 1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
La Viña x Doubleshot by Cupping Room
If you didn't know already, Bailey's and Basque burnt cheesecake are a match made in heaven—a combo that you can now savour thanks to the latest collaboration between the Irish cream liqueur brand, cheesecake specialists La Viña, and Doubleshot by Cupping Room. Smooth and buttery, the cheesecake is available in three and six-inch sizes for HK$52 and HK$298 respectively—with only 100 orders available per day, make your way to Doubleshot or any Cupping Room location to grab one for yourself before it's too late.
Doubleshot by Cupping Room, 1/F, Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Road, Central
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