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Time for Brunch—Alfresco Style

It’s finally spring and time to get out and about with your loved ones!

PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 April, 2016, 10:06am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:04pm

Head straight to Tsim Sha Tsui’s very own Alfresco Lane in Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and Empire Centre, a strip by the waterfront that’s away from the bustling streets of central Tsim Sha Tsui, while still remaining in the heart of the city.

This little urban oasis has a range of hip, laid-back yet affordable dining spots serving cuisines from around the world, and they are the perfect destinations for a chillax weekend brunch with family.

Planning ahead for family gathering on Mother’s Day next month? Give mum the best day possible at Spasso Italian Bar & Restaurant. Take your family to Spasso’s bountiful buffet ($388 for adults, $228 for children), made for veggies, pescetarians and die-hard carnivores alike. With five fully packed food stations, there’s something for everyone—and plenty more. Offering jet-fresh seafood galore, as well as heart-warming Italian specialties like hand-thrown and stone-baked pizzas, Spasso is the perfect choice for families to spend the day celebrating the motherly love.

Wanna give your supermums some superfoods for this special occasion? Take her to Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, which will be serving a super brunch on Mother’s Day weekend. The three-course brunch menu ($250) features “nutrient booster” starters including freshly shucked oysters and healthy spring green salad, rich tomato puree soup as a “health serum,” and protein-packed options such as halibut fillet, open-faced cauliflower lasagna or grilled Australian filet mignon.

Salmon fillet seared in an exotic spicy mix of galangal lemongrass, coriander root, chili jam and lemon leaf at Namo Avant Thai

Go for some exotic Southeast Asian flavors at Namo Avant Thai, where they will be serving a special harborside brunch on Mother’s Day. The semi-buffet ($238 for adults, $138 for children) offers a range of Thai specialties, from a sumptuous antipasti buffet to the seafood egg curry and chicken curry that are all jam-packed with flavor, to the herb-crusted and tenderly grilled spring lamb chops. There’s a gastronomic treat for each member of the family.

For traditional British grub, you can’t miss London House, by the world-famous Gordon Ramsay. It won’t be a “Hell’s Kitchen” experience—and you won’t be yelled at as the friendly staff serves you some of Britain’s staple brunch items, including their full English breakfast ($178), eggs Benedict ($98) and hearty Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding ($178).

If you’re a carnivore, get your meat fix at Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant along Alfresco Lane. Go Bavarian style and chow down some meaty treats in the Bavarian platter ($128), which includes signature German Nürnberger sausage, crispy bacon and eggs for a full spread. Alternatively, go lighter with the Benedict ($128) for a classic brunch moment.

Alfresco Lane, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre & Empire Centre, 66 & 68 Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui East,