Feeding dad major treat all round at Hong Kong's hotels
TREATING dad to a meal out is a pleasant surprise for the father who is used to footing the bill.
Hong Kong's hotels have come up with varied Father's Day menus for the whole family to tuck into - and they are affordable. Every father dining at the Excelsior Hotel, with the exception of the Dickens Bar, will receive a gift coupon from Nina Ricci worth $100 and a souvenir Polaroid photograph of the occasion to take home.
Fine dining at the Excelsior Grill takes the form of a buffet lunch ($288 for adults, $218 for children) and buffet dinner ($308 adults, $228 children).
Cammino, the Italian restaurant, has a four-course family set dinner for $238 per person, and authentic Chinese cuisine can be enjoyed over a deluxe set menu at Yee Tung Heen priced at either $4,188 or $5,888 for 10 people.
For a casual atmosphere, try the coffee shop lunch and dinner buffets. For adults, they cost $215 and $258 respectively; for children $168 and $178. For just $85, you can indulge your dad in a delicious curry lunch and stay on for live jazz from 3 pm to 6 pm for an extra $20. Cafe Vienna, at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile, will serve its ''eat-as-much-as-you-like'' buffet ($173 adults, $113 children). Meanwhile, Loong Yuen has special set menus offering a wide choice of lavish dishes.
Book a table for four to six people for $1,800 or eight to 10 for $2,880. While you are there, why not spoil him with a bag of his favourite cognac truffles, or Father's Day cookies from the Deli Counter? You can take your father away from it all by going to the Regal Riverside in Sha Tin for a leisurely lunch or dinner. The Oasis offers several buffet alternatives: lunch ($128 adults, $98 children), tea ($85 adults and $68 children), dinner ($158 adults, $108 children) and late-night snacks ($58 adults, $48 children).
For a tasty Chinese meal there is a reasonably priced set lunch ($98) and dinner buffet ($178 adults, $125 children). The Boulevard Cafe also offers set menus for lunch ($98) and dinner ($138). If you want to splash out, the set dinner at the Regal Seafood restaurant costs $1,588 for six, $2,088 for eight and $2,988 for 12. Close to the Kowloon waterfront is Hotel Nikko, where you can sit back and enjoy good food. Cafe Serena, with its sea view, will tempt appetites with smoked salmon, oysters and roast beef in its lunch and dinner buffets ($235 for adults, and $165 for children).
To celebrate the occasion, you will be offered a complimentary glass of Serena Refresher non-alcoholic cocktail. Toh Lee, Nikko's gourmet Chinese restaurant, also overlooks the harbour and has set lunches for four to six guests at $850 and $1,180 respectively. Set dinners are $1,980 for six people and $2,600 for eight. Each father will receive a small gift. Les Celebrities French restaurant offers set lunch ($255) and dinner ($270) menus. Appetisers are chosen from the buffet table, so you can eat as much as you like.
Fathers will be given a complimentary gift. The Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers recommends a wholesome brunch ($160 adults, $120 children) at the cosy Chalet Swiss Restaurant. For dinner, the family can relax over a three-course set menu for $300 each.
Dine in a Californian atmosphere while eating a variety of Western and Asian dishes at Cafe on the Park. A lunch buffet ($125 adults, $95 children) and dinner buffet ($185 adults, $135 children) make Father's Day special. A miniature Otard cognac will be presented to all fathers at both restaurants. At the Ritz Carlton, celebrate by choosing from a wide selection of menu items, including an appetiser buffet, entree and dessert for $220 per person in The Cafe restaurant. For $250 there is a set four-course dinner. The Window Cafe, in the Kowloon Hotel, will serve its usual lunch-and-dinner buffets at $135 adults, $125 children and $218 adults, $148 children respectively. Adults may enjoy one free beer and children one free soft drink during dinner.