Easter is just around the corner, and if you haven’t managed to find cheap flights out of Hong Kong, you can still relax and enjoy yourself over the holiday with good food and company right here in the 852. Whether you’re looking for a chill Sunday brunch with the champers flowing or a DIY event with the family, we’ve got the ultimate roundup of food and drink deals this Easter weekend.
It’s not Easter without a good egg pun. It’s also not Easter without a family (or friends) reunion over weekend brunch — so get to it with these restaurants serving up the weekend’s best brunch fare.
208 Duecento Otto
When: 14–17 April
Sheung Wan’s Italian hotspot 208 Duecento Otto is welcoming the four-day weekend with Italian Easter specials, re-jigging its main offerings to include tender spring lamb cutlets and a savoury roast pigeon and leek fondue quiche. Priced at HK$338 per person (buffet only) or HK$468 (main included), the brunch includes unlimited trips to the antipasto bar, piled high with platters of Italian cold cuts, cheeses, seafood salads, focaccia bread and seasonal veggies. End the brunch on a sweet note with chocolate Easter eggs or the Colomba pasquale pudding – a traditional Italian Easter dessert. Free-flow drink packages start from HK$180 extra.
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2549 0208, 208.com.hk
Kaum at Potato Head
When: 15–17 April
An Indonesian-style Easter brunch? We won’t say no to that when the food’s coming from the kitchen at Kaum, one of the city’s best spots for authentic balinese fare. In addition to a parade of lip-smacking dishes — think gado gado vegetables in a peanut sauce, tiger prawn curry, spicy honey marinated lamb chops, fried rice and suckling pig — the restaurant is getting into the spirit of Easter with fun weekend activities for kids, including Easter-themed paper hat making with Linus & The Feel Good Factory. Meanwhile, parents can indulge in free-flow Champagne, mimosas, sangria and Bloody Mary’s for HK$195 per person.
Kaum, Potato Head Hong Kong, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2858 6066, ptthead.com
When: 15–16 April
From 15-16 April, head to this interactive kitchen in Sai Ying Pun for a DIY-style brunch (HK$300 per adult, HK$125 per kid) featuring the humble waffle — delicate, golden brown crinkled pancakes, ready to be topped with honey, maple syrup, fresh fruit, or whipped cream. At the studio, guests can also get crafty with decorating their own Easter-themed cookies and painting Easter eggs — while kids will have a blast running around seeking out the hidden Easter eggs in the loft. Teas, coffee and fresh juices will be served alongside the meal, and guests are encouraged to bring their own Champagne.
Crafted 852, 2/F, 35 Bonham Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong; crafted852.com
When: 16 April, 11:30am–3pm
It’s hard to beat Sunday brunch at InterContinental’s Harbourside, featuring panoramic views of the harbour through the majestic floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Cosy up with the family for Easter Sunday brunch with an all-you-can-eat buffet of Easter specialties such as roasted lamb with Moroccan spices, honey baked bone-in ham, Scottish eggs and Easter lamb pie. Harbourside’s staple items will also be on offer including salt-baked sea bass, Chinese-style roasted baby pig and US prime rib.
The Easter festivities will be on at the InterCon all weekend long at each of the dining venues, including chocolate egg painting and decorating workshops, and an Easter Bunny hopping around for #selfieops. Meanwhile, executive pastry chef Cyril Dupuis will be hard at work whipping up a towering selection of Easter chocolates and other sweets — better start planning your post-Easter visit to the dentist now.
Harbourside, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, hongkong-ic.intercontinental
When: 14–17 April
Get ready for an Eggy Easter Lunch at The Envoy, where Chef de Cuisine Chetan Kohli will be delighting diners with holiday-themed dishes including the Herbal Tea Deviled Egg (HK$118) served with pea sprouts, crispy parma ham, quail eggs and Chinese black vinegar; the Steak & Egg (HK$218) with a USDA striploin served with fried egg, tomato and chipotle salsa, avocado and russet potatoes; and the Envoy Frittata (HK$148) which is packed full of chorizo, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, onions and bell peppers.
The Envoy will also host Easter dinner specials all weekend and daily drinks available on the terrace at a special 20% discount, including the Easter Dinosaur (HK$108) concocted with vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur, fresh milk and a Horlicks ice-cream ball. The creation is topped off with Milo and Horlicks powder, mini M&M’s and Maltesers for a mouthwatering treat.
The Envoy Hong Kong, 3/F, The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2169 3311, theenvoy.hk
When: 15–17 April
Nestled on the quaint Shin Hing Street in NoHo, Cocotte is a welcome slice of Paris, offering comforting French bistro food with minimal fuss. The casual spot welcomes families to stay and linger all weekend, with an Easter Egg hunt happening everyday at 1pm (look for the golden egg for a special prize), and a magician to keep the entertainment going for the kids. Brunch will be served Friday-Sunday, where guests can indulge in strawberry and chocolate pancakes (HK$100) drizzled in chocolate sauce and whipped cream; scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and capers (HK$120); Japanese poached eggs on toasted English muffins (HK$100), and grass-fed beef bavette with eggs and potatoes (HK$210).
Cocotte, 9 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2568 8857, cocotte.hk
Lazy afternoon grazing is a must over the four-day weekend — satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in bottles of bubbly at these Easter-themed afternoon teas.
When: 14–17 April, 1–5pm
With views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline, Lobby Lounge at the Kowloon Shangri-La is the perfect place to unwind with live music and an Easter-themed afternoon tea buffet. Priced at HK$368 per adult and HK$308 per child, this afternoon tea pulls out all the stops, from smoked salmon-radish deviled eggs to Easter leg of lamb with roasted vegetables and lavendar, and parma ham with rock melon. Once you’ve eaten as much lamb as you can muster, cap off the afternoon with chocolate and pistachio mousse cakes and Easter rice tarts, accompanied by a cup of tea or glass of bubbly.
Lobby Lounge, Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, +852 2721 2111, shangri-la.com/hongkong/kowloonshangrila
W Hong Kong
When: 15–16 April
Woobar at W Hong Kong’s already decadent afternoon tea gets an Easter-themed upgrade over the weekend with chocolate eggs in various sizes and shapes, whimsical cookies topped with a sweet raspberry ganache, tiramisu flower pots and other Instagram-worthy treats. Price at HK$330 per person, the afternoon tea runs from 2:30-5:30pm and also includes a selection of savoury items including crispy spring rolls, fried shrimp claws and quiche.
Woobar, 6/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2889, w-hongkong.com/WOOBAR
The French Window
When: 14–16 April, 3:30–5:30pm
This elegant space hidden away in IFC mall boasts stunning views across the harbour, with classical European cuisine featuring on fresh seafood and produce. Most known for their tall seafood towers which are served up at lunch and dinner, The French Window is also an excellent place to stop for afternoon tea, with delicate pastries and handmade sweet and savoury treats served up by the experienced pastry team.
This coming Easter holiday, the kitchen is presenting a “Tea-licious Box” afternoon tea set (HK$468 for two people plus 10%), featuring items such as croque monsieur madame, smoked salmon and king crab rolls, mini burgers and seared scallops alongside an assortment of premium teas. Included in the tea set is the Easter-themed dessert buffet, where everything from chocolate bunnies to mini pastel-coloured cupcakes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The French Window, 3101, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2393 3812, miradining.com
On the Hunt for Eggs
From chocolate eggs to Easter pudding, sink your teeth into the holiday’s sweet treats served up by the city’s best cake shops and gourmet food stores.
Ms B’s Cakery
Stash up on Easter-themed confectioneries such as chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies from Ms B’s Cakery, created by Hong Kong’s resident queen of confectionery, Bonnae Gokson. For the special holiday, Ms B’s has created a line of special Easter treats, including bite-sized French Chocolate Dragees (HK$135); Belgian Chocolate Eggs and Rock Candies in a Rabbit Bottle (HK$320) and Chocolate Eggs in a Flower Bucket (HK$420). The prettily wrapped sweets are perfect for gifting to friends and family over the holidays.
Ms B’s Cakery, Shop 248, Landmark Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2530 0203, msbscakery.hk
Feather & Bone
What’s Easter without plenty of chocolate? Pop by gourmet foods store Feather & Bone to stock up on limited-edition Easter artisanal chocolates, such as the Eggshell Chocolate Easter Egg (HK$59 per piece, HK$232 per box) from L’Atelier du Chocolat. The real eggshell is lined with 70% cocoa chocolate and filled with an almond and hazelnut praline — packaged in a rustic egg carton, these creative chocolates are sure to spruce up your Easter egg hunt.
Feather & Bone, G/F, 18 Gage Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2325 8570, featherandbone.com.hk
Mercato by Giando
Translating to “Easter Dove” in English, the Colomba di Pasqua (HK$175) is a traditional Italian Easter dessert, a counterpart to the Christmas Panettone made with candied peel in the dough and chopped almonds sprinkled over the top for a satisfying crunch. Pick up these delicious carb-loaded treats at Italian food shop Mercato by Giando, along with a selection of Easter chocolates and Italian liqueurs to help wash down the decadent dessert spread.
Mercato by Giando, G/F, Fleet Arcade, Fenwick Pier, 1 Lung King Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2511 8081
The iconic Maison Pierre Hermé Paris celebrates this Easter with artistic chocolate creations inspired by famous 19th century sculptor François Pompon. The artist’s renowned “Rabbit” is recreated by the chocolatier in a pure origin Madagascar chocolate shaped like a rabbit, delicately balanced with notes of tangy passion fruit, mango and caramelised pineapple. Only 10 pieces of these limited edition bunnies are available in Hong Kong, but if you can’t get your hands on one, you can still snack on a box of 36 mini chocolate eggs (HK$480) featuring Pierre Hermé’s signature chocolate blends; or the box of Oeufs Pralines (HK$220), with crunchy almond praliné enrobed in dark chocolate.
Pierre Hermé, Shop 1019C, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852-2833 5700, pierreherme.com