Stuck in town for the long weekend? Don't despair! Here is the ultimate list of Easter brunch places around the city to keep your stomachs happy. Whether you are looking for an afternoon of mimosas and Easter delights or fun activities to do with the kids, #legend has got you covered.
Easter Sunday splurge at Mandarin Grill + Bar
Famed for innovative and immaculately presented dishes, this Michelin-starred restaurant is offering a luxurious Easter Sunday buffet starting at 11am with special stations such as a sushi "garden", dim sum tower and oyster "ice bar" with free flow Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne at HK$ 1688 per person, HK$ 648 per child. Children can enjoy decorating Easter chocolates while feasting on macaron flower lollipops at the dessert station along with other mouthwatering treats. A breakfast a la carte menu is also available.
Mandarin Grill + Bar. 1/F, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong. +852 2825 4004. www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong/fine-dining/mandarin-grill-and-bar
Easter infinity at Aqua
Soak in the dazzling views of Hong Kong while enjoying Aqua's Infinity brunch available all four days of Easter, where one can indulge in Italian and Japanese delights at HK$ 598 per person including a limitless supply of Veuve Cliquot champagne. Adults can sip on Easter egg martinis and Easter-inspired cocktails in hallowed chocolate egg shells, available at HK$ 218 at both Aqua in Tsim Sha Tsui and Armani/Aqua in Central, while children under 5 eat for free and little ones are kept amused at the playroom.
Aqua. 29+30/F, 1 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. +852 3427 2288. www.aqua.com.hk
Armani/Aqua. 2/F, Landmark Chater (Chater House), 8 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong. +852 3583 2828. www.armani-aqua.com
Easter egg hunt at Cocotte
Not a buffet fan? Tucked away on Shin Hing Street in Sheung Wan, this charming little French restaurant is offering its standard a la carte menu with special items such as the luscious smoked salmon eggs Benedict topped with caviar at HK$ 290 for adults, while children can go on Easter egg hunts at 1pm in the restaurant and on the car-free Shin Hing street. Discover the golden egg and the winner gets to bring home a giant chocolate treat filled with house-made marshmallows and caramel.
Cocotte. G/F, 9 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong. +852 2568 8857. www.cocotte.hk
Pigging out at Pirata
The highlight of this holiday spread is chef Stefano Rossi's fresh from the oven roasted suckling pig, a starter that follows a lavish buffet of antipasti, cold cuts and lots of Italian cheese. The feast does not end here. Guests can also tuck into classic meatball dishes, asparagus flan and Rossi's secret recipes of papardelle with duck ragu and tagliatelle with summer black truffle. The special Easter brunch, available from 25-28 March, starts at HK$ 298. An additional HK$ 180 makes it a boozy one.
Pirata. 30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. +852 2887 0270. www.pirata.hk
A Japanese Easter at Zuma
Good news for us, Zuma is doing its legendary brunch from Good Friday all the way to Easter Monday! If the weather allows, bliss out on their gorgeous outdoor terrace while feasting on delectable starters from the counter, perfect bite-size maki rolls, skewers from the robata grill and zuma's signature gindara saiko-yaki (marinated black cod) in hoba leaf for HK$ 490 per person. Adults can enjoy free-flow standard alcoholic beverages for an additional HK$ 100 and HK$ 160 for the delicious Billecart-Salmon NV Brut Champagne from France. Children can anticipate Easter surprises and savor the Zuma kids brunch at HK$ 200 while little ones under three dine for free, one child per adult.
Zuma. 6/F, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong. +852 3657 6388. www.zumarestaurant.com
DIY Easter delights at Mercedes me
Get busy at this Maximal Concepts restaurant with its six different interactive stations this Easter, part of the multi-course brunch menu at HK$ 580 per person. Guests can make their own raw delightful ceviche with sustainable raw seafood or visit the egg station to request eggs any way they like it, from scrambled, 65-degree sous vide to hard boiled and delicious omelettes prepared ‘a-la-minute’ by the chefs. Enjoy free-flow Ruinart, red and wine wine at an additional HK$ 320. Bloody Marys and beer lovers can also do free-flow at HK$ 280. For children, the interactive Easter Chocolate Eggs station will be sure to keep them fully occupied!
Mercedes Me. Shop C & D, G/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong. +852 2895 7398. www.mercedes-benz.com/hk/mercedes-me/store
Brunch by the beach at Limewood
If you prefer to brunch by the beach, Limewood (also opened by Maximal Concepts), is offering an Easter brunch with Carribbean, Hawaiian and Southest Asian flavors at HK$ 440 per person, HK$ 160 per child. What better way to relax and indulge with loved ones while enjoying a panoramic view of Repulse Bay Beach?
Limewood. Shop 103/104, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong. +852 2835 6536. www.limewood.hk