Spending the Easter weekend in Hong Kong? Best get your brunch plans sorted then. Easter is all about celebrating the arrival of spring with plenty of chocolate, fresh flavours and drinking during the day.
And you know what? No one will judge you if you’re brunching for the entire long weekend — no seriously, places such as Pirata and 208 Duecento Otto will be serving brunch from Good Friday right up until Easter Monday.
You just better get booking:
A new Italian brunch buffet at 208 Duecento Otto
To celebrate Easter and the launch of their new brunch, 208 Duecento Otto will be offering its buffet brunch throughout the entire Easter long weekend from Friday to Monday (25 to 28 March) for HK$388 per person. Aside from the delicious selection of antipasti, salads, cold seafood platters, salumi and cheese, guests will also be able to choose from a range of seasonal specials including slow roast leg of lamb with duck fat potatoes, linguine with prawns, mussels and clams and chicken parmigiana.
They’ll also be offering their signature favourites such as sausage and egg pizza and the 208 big brekky made up of charred Wagyu skirt steak, Molinari sausage, cured bacon, fried eggs, roast cherry tomatoes and potato hash (at an additional HK$98). To finish, there’ll be homemade hot cross buns and delightful chocolate easter eggs. Free-flow drinks are available for an extra HK$180 until 3pm.
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2549 0208, www.208.com.hk
Seasonal delights at Fish & Meat
Fish & Meat’s Easter brunch (HK$390 per person) spread starts off with an unlimited buffet of starters, a choice of main and dessert to top it all off. The buffet will include fresh Baywater Wild oysters, organic salads, a bruschetta station and dishes such as yellowtail ceviche with citrus, spring onion and picked sweet chilli as well as mango and curried chickpea salad with baby spinach and cauliflower. For the mains, you can choose from pan-roasted Norwegian salmon with green peas and asparagus, slow-cooked lamb shoulder with lentils and mango chutney or pan-fried Barramundi with pancetta and mussels.
If you manage to resist their buttermilk pancakes station, we suggest ordering their seasonal chocolate ganache cake to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Easter brunch will be served on 27 March 2016 from 11:30 to 2:30pm. Children under the age of 11 will get to enjoy brunch for free (with a maximum of two kids per table).
Fish & Meat, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2565 6788, www.fishandmeat.hk
Feast like the British at Aberdeen Street Social
Where better to indulge in a traditional Easter sunday brunch than with a British spread at Aberdeen Street Social? They’ll be serving up their signature Lobster Benedict (HK$288), Lincolnshire sausage, mashed potatoes and onion gravy (HK$138) and Social Brunch steak with fried eggs and roasted tomatoes (HK$218) alongside a variety of chocolate drinks and mocktails created by bar manager, Audrey Eschemann.
Aberdeen Street Social, JPC G/F, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2866 0300, www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk
A long weekend of feasting at Pirata
Wanchai favourite, Pirata, will be serving up brunch (HK$298) for the Easter long weekend with their crispy roasted suckling pig headlining the menu. The feast includes an unlimited fill of their antipasti buffet of salad, cold cuts, roast beef and Italian cheese as well as selection of their small dishes including My Mamma’s Meatballs and fried mozzarella sandwiches. Guests can than choose from dishes such as handmade pappardelle with duck ragu, tagliatelle with summer black truffle and eggplant parmigiana before enjoying a selection of their dessert specials.
For an additional HK$180, you can also enjoy free-flow strawberry peach bellinis, lychee martinis, wine, prosecco and Asahi.
Pirata’s Easter weekend brunch menu will be served from 12pm to 2:30p from 25 to 28 March 2016.
Pirata, 30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, +852 2887 0270, www.pirata.hk
An Easter-inspired buffet spread at Harbourside
InterContinental will be going all out with an Easter-themed buffet spread at Harbourside for Easter Sunday. Alongside the usual favourites, they’ll be showcasing a roasted whole French baby lamb with baked lobster tail and Hollandaise sauce, vegetable brunoise and asparagus and lobster claw with spicy avocado herb salad and quail eggs. Just make sure you also leave room for the Easter dessert buffet.
The Easter Sunday brunch will be served from 11:30am to 3pm for HK$898 with free-flow champagne, wine and beer and HK$848 with free-flow juice and soft drinks.
Harbourside, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2721 1211, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com
Egg specials at Blue Butcher
Blue Butcher’s Easter brunch (HK$390 per person) is the perfect way to relax during the long weekend. Aside from their usual seasonal oysters, herb-cured salmon and prime sirloin steak salad to start, Blue Butcher will also be offering French scrambled eggs with winter black truffle, their signature dry-aged Black Angus burger and French free range chicken with pearl onions and baby carrots as mains to make sure you don’t leave hungry.
They will also be introducing their new chocolate cheesecake with homemade caramel sauce and coffee ice cream, which will only be available during Easter weekend. If that’s not enough, you can also make a stop or two at their Belgian waffle station.
Easter brunch will be served from 25-26 March from 11:30am to 3pm. Children under the age of 11 will get to enjoy brunch for free (with a maximum of two kids per table).
Blue Butcher, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, hong Kong, www.bluebutcher.com
Decorate your own dessert at The Bostonian
Many restaurants around Hong Kong are hosting a dessert decorating area just for kids. Thankfully, The Bostonian are letting us join in on the fun too with an interactive confectionary corner where both children and adults can create and decorates their own desserts to celebrate Easter.
The semi-buffet brunch also includes a selection of starters, salads and seafood including baked and freshly-shucked oysters, Canadian crab claws and soy-glazed baby abalone as well as a carving trolley featuring Mediterranean-style roasted lamb racks with rosemary and thyme.
The Bostonian’s Easter brunch will be available on Sunday, 27 March from 11am to 2:30pm and is priced at HK$598 per adult plus 10 percent service charge.
The Bostonian Restaurant, The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2132 7898, hongkong.langhamhotels.com