Easter is coming up this year on March 23. If you're a God-fearing Christian, now's the time to start booking a table for the whole family. If you're not, it's still a good time to get some great Spring deals at some upper-crust restaurants. The Mandarin Oriental The Easter champagne brunch ($788) is an old favorite with veteran Mandarin clientele. Those of you yet to witness the hotel’s festivities should certainly pencil it in. Renowned Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky (of El Bulli fame) will be turning out seasonal specials from the kitchen, while Executive Pastry Chef Yves Matthey conjures up “Chocolate Enchantment” afternoon tea sets ($298). Naturally, the Easter Bunny will be making an appearance. Should sitting among all the revelry not be your cup of tea, then have a little piece of the Mandarin experience in your own home, as former El Bulli pastry chef Oriol Balaguer has created dreamy artisan chocolate eggs (Prices start at $698 per half-kg). 5 Connaught Rd., Central, 2522-0111. Azure Spend a relaxing Easter Sunday at Azure, a beautiful haven perched above the bustle of Central. A semi-buffet brunch will be served, meaning you can sample the array of appetizers and deserts, and still score yourself a hearty main course. A special kid’s menu will be serving up mini-steaks with bacon and eggs. Worried that the food won't keep them busy for long? Azure has it covered with an Easter egg hunt and coloring stations. 29/F, Hotel LKF, 33 Wyndham St., Central, 3518-9330. The Place Take the kids over to that beacon of delight, Mongkok, where the Langham will keep them entertained while you throw back unlimited glasses of champagne. Their “Easter Wonderland” will host egg painting and hunts, along with the standard balloon animals, face painting and a giant bouncy castle. And make sure to check out the big old bunny, who’ll be hopping around the terrace from noon till 2:30pm. The buffet spread will cost you $378, or $418 with champagne, and just $188 for the kids. The Place at Level L, Langham Place, 555 Shanghai St., Mongkok, 3552-3200. Top Deck Top Deck’s “Easter Seafood Brunch” runs from Good Friday right through to Easter Monday, for those who can’t cope with a one-day brunch option. Prizes are up for grabs in the Easter egg hunt, so fire up the kids – although competitive parents might want to sit this one out for fear of throwing small children overboard. From 11:30am until 4pm, the buffet will include unlimited bubbles and soda at a cost of $338 for you, and $150 for your offspring. Top Deck, Jumbo Kingdom, Shum Wan Pier Drive, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, 2552-3331. Watermark For an Easter Sunday brunch right on the harbor, head to Watermark at the Star Ferry. For $298, you’ll be able to feast on everything from ocean-fresh seafood to paella, leaving little room for dessert. That is, if you can hold yourself back from the fresh waffles and chocolate fountain. In case the kids don’t get enough of a Sunday sugar hit, they’re offering a Monday three-course kids menu ($168) – Easter chocolate buffet included. And we adults can also join in on all the sugar-high fun with their four-course “special” meal ($368). Star Ferry, Central Pier 7, Central, 2167-7251. Tiffin Room The regular Tiffin dessert buffet ($228) is always indulgent, but they’ve really outdone themselves for the Easter festivities. Chocolate rabbits, chocolate bunny cake, coconut truffles and caramel snow eggs with vanilla custard are among the sugar-laden selections to be featured in their seasonal offerings. Expect exquisite chocolate sculptures as well as all-time favorites like soufflés, warm puddings, signature cakes, and the obligatory chocolate fountain. Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Rd., Wan Chai, 2584-7822. The InterContinental There’s a whole host of Easter dining opportunities at the InterContinental, so finding something to suit your tastes shouldn’t be a problem. For the discerning diner, The Steak House will be preparing various lamb dishes from the grill, including baby Pascal lamb from Lozere, France. But those with a sweet tooth should look no further that the Harbourside’s elaborate champagne brunch ($668). Lamb will once again be the meat of choice, but you can expect wild abandon on the desserts table, with everything from chocolate eggs to chocolate pizzas. The InterContinental, 18 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2313-2323. Hold the Cheese And go for something other than your usual Easter fare. Joia Head to Joia to sample the latest fresh and fragrant offerings from Executive Chef Alessandro Angelini. Try fillets of pork with herbs in a crusty breadbasket, or the open ravioli with eggplant, thyme and ricotta cheese in a Genovese pesto sauce. To top it all off, you can even treat yourself to non-egg shaped desserts, such as the Sichuan pepper panna cotta. Level 3, Elements Mall, 1 Austin Rd. West, Kowloon, 2382-2323 FINDS Launching their new spring menu in time for Easter weekend, FINDS will be a stylish sanctuary to avoid chocolate eggs and little people. Chef Jaakko Sorsa will introduce a mouthwatering selection of new rustic dishes that echo the Scandinavian springtime. Shrimp smoked in Finnish woodchips will be served with a lemon aioli, and pan-fried white snapper will turn up crisp and golden with a butter, parsley and lemon sauce for a touch of the traditional. How’s that for an Easter escape? 2/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St., Central, 2123-1558.