Hong Kong's Best Easter Dining Deals in 2016
Bunny hop around town to find the best eggs this year.
Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees
Easter sweets and savory holiday-themed dishes await at Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees, with a lunch and dinner buffet ($328 lunch, $478 dinner) showcasing premium ingredients such as pan-fried foie gras with black truffle sauce, wagyu sashimi, French brown crab, scallops, New Zealand blue mussels, grilled lamb chops and roasted ribeye. For those with a sweet tooth, the dessert buffet includes a selection of Easter chocolate mousse cake, chocolate eggs, creamy tarts and pastries. An afternoon tea buffet is also available from 3-5pm ($268) and Easter-themed games for the kids include a clown show, bunny cookie art, Easter egg design, hand painting and a bunny hunt game.
Pay homage to Mother Nature this Easter at healthy food purveyor Grassroots Pantry, which has dedicated the month to raising awareness for earth issues. On Mar 19, the plugs will be pulled and the restaurant bathed in candlelight as Grassroots serves up an entirely raw menu to bring to attention our over-dependence on electricity ($550). On Easter weekend, dig into Grassroots’ special brunch menu, featuring sustainable and healthy ingredients in dishes such as smoked carrot, fennel and dill salad ($98), free-range eggs with artichoke, mushroom and asparagus ($90), and a carrot walnut cake with lemon ricotta cashew frosting for dessert ($78).
Perhaps nothing feels more familial than a bit of Italian warmth and hospitality. This Easter, from Mar 25-28, Pirata serves up an appetizing and affordable brunch menu ($298) with signature dishes including M.M.M. (My Mamma’s Meatballs) and roasted suckling pig. The feast includes a buffet antipasti spread of cold cuts, roast beef and Italian cheese, and of course homemade pasta such as pappardelle with duck ragu and tagliatelle with black truffle and eggplant parmigiana. Wash down the carb feast with free-flow strawberry peach bellinis, lychee martinis, wine, prosecco or Asahi for $180 extra.
Feast (Food by East)
Feast (Food by East) provides the full eggs-perience this Easter with fun and games for the family to accompany a semi-buffet brunch. Kids can enjoy balloon twisting, magic performances, Easter egg painting, and a special visit from the Easter bunny himself, while adults feast on a buffet of freshly cooked Boston lobster, oysters and cold appetizers, followed by a choice of main: oven-roasted quail, Canadian Berkshire pork chops, spaghetti alle vongole, black angus rib-eye, or Bouchot mussels. After filling up on the buffet, settle for a sweet chocolate coma from the dessert table. Mar 25-28, $328 for brunch, $528 for dinner, 50 percent off for kids under 12.
Spasso and Carpaccio
Spring has sprung at DiVino group, which rings in Easter with a menu of seasonal specialties. At Spasso, a semi-buffet starts at $388 with an egg-centric spread of onsen eggs, poached Bassano white asparagus from Veneto, and desserts including the sweet “Colomba” dove shaped cake and of course, chocolate Easter eggs. From mains, choose from fava bean focaccia, lamb ‘pollettine’ stewed in a rich tomato and thyme sauce, and Sardinian roasted baby goat. If you’re after afternoon tea instead, head over to DiVino’s Carpaccio, which is offering up an Easter-themed high tea ($218 for two) with sweet and savory treats, along with a few Easter surprises.
Belgium beer favorite Frites rings in Easter weekend with an Easter egg hunt, entertainment and games for the kids to run amok while adults enjoy Frites’ wide variety of Belgium beers on tap. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion, so snap on those bunny ears and get ready for to pose with the Easter Bunny and dig around for chocolate eggs. A kids menu will also be available, while adults can enjoy signatures from the a la carte menu, including moules frites and steak tartare. RSVP essential.
The Peak Lookout
Always a solid, family-friendly choice, The Peak Lookout celebrates the holiday with an "Easter Carnival" from Mar 26-27 at its stunning historic building at the top of The Peak. The beautiful venue overlooking HK Island will be transformed into a children's playground with a kids' coloring competition, Easter egg hunt, balloon twisting and face painting available for the little ones. Kid-friendly treats include unlimited popcorn and candy floss, while adults can dine on the a la carte menu spanning a range of international cuisine.
The Butcher's Club
If you're headed to the Southside, make a pit stop at The Butcher's Club, which is hosting a special Easter rendition of its popular Southside Market Long Lunch. Enjoy the breezy view and spacious digs from the 17th floor of the Wong Chuk Hang industrial building as you feast on whole spit-roasted rosemary and black olive lamb, Easter ham served three ways, vegetarian frittatas, roasted vegetable salads and barbecued hanger steak. The fun-filled day includes live music performances, competitions, and drinking games for the adults to get in on the Easter fun. $550 per adult and $250 per child (free for kids under 8). Purchase tickets from ticketflap.com/southsidemarketlonglunch.
Perched high above TST on the 29th and 30th floors of One Peking, Aqua is the place to go for a high-soaring Easter brunch filled with fancier renditions of your typical Easter fare. Over four days, Aqua will be serving up a weekend Infinity Brunch of Italian and Japanese specialties with dishes including soft-boiled eggs with shaved black truffle, homemade tagliolini with veal spare rib in a tomato and chili parmigiano sauce, and grilled lamb with mashed potatoes, asparagus and black olive sauce. The $598 brunch price also includes unlimited Veuve Cliquot champagne and cocktails. For nighttime views, head to Aqua for the four-course dinner menu, priced at $998 per person and featuring lamb meatballs with fresh basil sauce and semifreddo vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce for dessert.