Header photo: Fraisier strawberry cake at The Enclave, The Silveri Hong Kong–MGallery

This Mother’s Day (Sunday, 14 May), celebrate Mama with our top picks for making her feel like a diva.

Afternoon tea

The Baker & The Bottleman

This is a very special opportunity to taste the baked goodness offered up at Simon Rogan’s The Baker & The Bottleman. Highlights of the British pastries, savoury snacks and sweets featured in the charming tea set include mini fish burger (a refined take on the fish-finger sarnie beloved by the Brits), sausage roll and classic scones slathered with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

Where: Shop G14 and G15, G/F & 1/F, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai

When: 13–14 May 2023, 3–5:30pm on Saturday and 1:15–6pm on Sunday

How much: HK$180/person

For reservations: book online

Four Seasons

The Four Seasons has two lovely teatime options this Mother’s Day. At The Lounge, chic fashion-inspired pastries – including Blueberry and Violet Handbag and Lovely Ladies Hat (a marriage of chestnut and Madagascar vanilla) – steal the show, complemented by indulgent savoury bites like crab bouillabaisse vol-au-vent and Boston lobster Thermidor in brioche. If you’re dining there over the Mother’s Day weekend or the preceding weekend, live cooking stations will prepare freshly made pancakes, 20-year chenpi (dried tangerine peel) crème brûlée and Hokkaido ice-cream sundaes. Over at Gallery, a Mother’s Day Afternoon Treat will be served, featuring creative East-meets-West sweets and savouries, with additional live stations at the weekend.

Where: 8 Finance Street, Central

When: 6–14 May 2023, 3–6pm

How much: The Lounge – HK$495/person on weekdays; HK$528/person on weekends; Gallery – HK$368/person on weekdays; HK$528/person on weekends

For reservations: phone 3196 8882 or email dining.hkg@fourseasons.com

Regent Hong Kong

We love the look the Regent’s Mother’s Day afternoon tea set, made even more lavish than usual with the addition of Executive Pastry Chef Andy Yeung’s trio of exquisite delicacies crafted with Mum in mind – Lavender (lemon-mint confit and lavender whipped ganache on rich almond biscuit), Charlotte (ladyfingers with strawberry mousse and violet-berry compote) and Guava (pink guava confit and jasmine-infused ivory chocolate mousse on raspberry-rose sponge). The hotel’s panoramic harbour views add to the sense of occasion.

Where: Lobby, Regent Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST

When: Sunday, 14 May 2023, 12–6pm (seatings at 12pm and 3pm)

How much: HK$888 for 2; HK$1,028 for 2 to include 2 glasses of Sei Bellissimi Bellini (zero ABV available); HK$1,428 for 2 to include 2 glasses of Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne Grand Cru Brut NV

For reservations: phone 2313 2313 or book online

Relish

Relish’s latest picnic offering is this slap-up Mother’s Day picnic spread, which sounds like it would be ideal for an al-fresco afternoon tea outing. Each picnic includes chicken Caesar sandwiches, scones in both Cheddar and matcha-chocolate varieties and almond-citrus cheesecake. It also comes with a charcuterie and cheese board, a three-piece set of Relish’s signature condiment jars (tomato-chilli jam, beetroot-apple relish and pear chutney), as well as – get ready – a whole bottle of house rosé. Everything is packed up in sustainable boxes and wrapped in a reusable canvas bag, with bamboo cutlery included – Mama’s got it covered!

When: 12–14 May 2023

How much: HK$760 for 2; add on a flower bouquet for +HK$500

To order: order online

Brunch

A Lux

A Lux’s Mother’s Day version of its popular Buon Fine Settimana weekend brunch is five courses of pure French-Italian decadence. It begins with a sumptuous seafood platter featuring French oysters, shrimp from Vietnam, clams from the USA, Japanese scallops, Norwegian smoked salmon and Canadian whelks, followed by an array of free-flow antipasti. The next course is a choice of one of Chef Kwan Wai-chun’s impeccable pasta dishes, and then it’s time for the main course, with roasted Spanish suckling pig for two (+HK$398) a special option for Mother’s Day alongside the usual suspects of roasted US rib-eye, sea bass and clams in spinach-butter sauce, Japanese chicken saltimbocca and more. For dessert, Mum’s selections from the restaurant’s dessert trolley will be presented on a customised platter.

Where: M/F, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central

When: 13–14 May 2023, 12–3pm

How much: HK$588/person; HK$788/person to include 10g Siberian sturgeon caviar, unlimited rib-eye and desserts and 90-minute free-flow non-alcoholic juices, seasonal mocktails, alcohol-free sparkling wine, cold-brewed sparkling tea, tea and coffee; HK$888/person to include 90-minute free-flow Bruno & Christiane Olivier Signature Brut Blanc de Noir NV, Grand Bellot Bordeaux Blanc 2021 and Cesari Principe Chianti 2020

For reservations: phone 2663 9938, WhatsApp 6660 7352 or book online

The Enclave at The Silveri Hong Kong–MGallery

This elegant modern bistro at The Silveri Hong Kong–MGallery offers Mum a welcome buffet brunch escape from the hustle and bustle of life in the 852 (not to mention wallet-friendly prices). And this brunch gets even better – bottomless Fantinel Prosecco is also part of the Mother’s Day deal (either as is or made into mimosa cocktails). Alongside the salad and grilled veggie bar, the buffet specialities include clam chowder, onion soup, cold cuts and cheeses. A beef rib-eye carvery and BBQ station of sizzling racks of lamb, prawns and sausages are the main headliners. For dessert, a special strawberry cake (pictured at top) will be served to each table.

Where: 9/F, The Silveri Hong Kong–MGallery, 16 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island

When: Sunday, 14 May 2023, 12–3pm

How much: HK$298/person; +HK$148/person for 90-minute free-flow Prosecco cocktails, chocolate martini, rosé and Peroni beer

For reservations: phone 3602 8918 or book online

Heimat

Chef Peter Find of Hong Kong’s premier fine-dining German restaurant, Heimat, is offering a four-course German-inspired brunch menu celebrating the season’s finest produce – including white asparagus in all its glory. The menu starts with a choice of Spargel Salat, a white asparagus salad levelled up with either Victoria Island smoked salmon or Black Forest ham, or Hering “Hausfrauen Art” (pictured above), a beautiful plate of smoked herring with gherkin, onion and green apple alongside crispy rye bread. The second course features white asparagus soup paired with seared Hokkaido scallop. Veal schnitzel or pan-fried wolffish are the two main options, ending with a dessert that’s near and dear to Chef Find’s heart – rhubarb compote with hazelnut crumble and vanilla ice cream – bringing back childhood memories of his own mother.

Where: 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central

When: Sunday, 14 May 2023, 12–5pm

How much: HK$628/person

For reservations: phone 2881 1022, WhatsApp 5279 8108 or book online

Hotel ICON

The grand Silverbox Ballroom is the location for Hotel ICON’s Mother’s Day brunch buffet to beat ‘em all. The feast showcases all-can-eat-you signature dishes by the culinary team at the hotel’s ever-popular buffet restaurant The Market, highlighted by delicacies made with nourishing bird’s nest. The price tag is inclusive of free-flow house red, white and sparkling wine, juices and soft drinks. There are plenty of giveaways in store too!

Where: 1/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, TST East

When: Sunday, 14 May 2023, 11:45am–3pm

How much: HK$688/adult; HK$488 child aged 3–11

For reservations: book online (full pre-payment required)

INK

INK’s Mother’s Day offering is more breakfast than brunch, but we know first-hand that most mums are up at the crack of dawn with their little ones. With all the pastries and cured meats made in-house, the al-fresco three-course set menu is inclusive of a Gosset Brut Bellini champagne cocktail, plus the aforementioned freshly baked pastries, first in the form of cheese and asparagus quiche, milk bun topped with smoked ocean trout and lemon curd and and mini croissants with apricot jam, Mum can then indulge in a choice of main (perhaps the shredded duck confit, smashed avocado on sourdough or Wagyu steak bavette), ending with another duo of scrumptious baked goods – mango danish and milk-glazed matcha and mascarpone doughnut. Post-brekkie, check out the new Joan Miró exhibit at the Hong Kong Museum of Art next door, to which the eatery is connected.

Where: G/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, TST

When: Sunday, 14 May 2023, 9:30am–12pm

How much: HK$350/adult; HK$180/child

For reservations: book online

LucAle

It’s hard to beat a sumptuous salumi spread, and that’s the star of the free-flow Italian brunch at LucAle. The premium salumi and cheeses include 24-month-aged prosciutto, burrata and fresh Mandara buffalo mozzarella. Alongside, mums can indulge in LucAle’s signature brunch-only pizzetta, which combines the texture and flavours of focaccia into a pizza, and a selection of spring salads, from an Italian octopus salad with potato and French beans in a rocket and pesto dressing to a salad of mache and beetroot bathed in a citrus and almond dressing. There’s a choice between the eatery’s beloved deconstructed tiramisu and a Sorrento lemon cream with chocolate and strawberry for dessert. To whet Mum’s whistle, she can knock back unlimited pours of Prosecco, house white and red wine, Peroni beer, Aperol spritz, Campari spritz, mimosa, fresh juices and soft drinks. Lush!

Where: 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun

When: Sunday, 14 May 2023, 12–3pm

How much: HK$458/person for standard 2-hour free-flow package; HK$708/person to include 2-hour free-flow Joseph Perrier champagne

For reservations: phone 3611 1842 or book online

Pirata Group

There are two fun options this Mother’s Day courtesy of the good folk over at Pirata Group. For mums who want to let their hair down come sundown, the M.A.D. (Mothers After Dark) parties at Pirata, The Optimist, La Favorita, Honjokko, TokyoLima, MEATS, Chaiwala, Calle Ocho and Honjo include tasting menus and free-flow bevvies at specified dinner booking times. Wanna really let loose? If you book in at The Optimist or TokyoLima on the 13th, “hot boy” entertainment also awaits (oo-er missus!). Or mums can ease into Mother’s Day with a Recovery Brunch at one of Pirata Group’s reservation restaurants, with the brunch experience including a self-care kit as a parting gift to mums for some at-home pampering.

Where: select Pirata Group restaurants; click here for more information and to book

When: M.A.D. parties – Saturday, 13 May 2023; Recovery
Brunch – Sunday, 14 May 2023

How much: M.A.D. parties – from HK$388/person; Recovery Brunch – from HK$298/person

SOMM at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

The Mother’s Day edition of sommelier-led French bistro SOMM’s SOMMkind of Special Brunch is elevated with the use of premium seasonal ingredients. A few of the must-try new spring dishes include the smoked Tasmanian salmon rillettes, ikura and chive tart and BBQ quail with green peas, bulgur, watercress, sansho pepper, Amalfi lemon and ricotta cheese. The signature brunch consists of a variety of sharing starters, a choice of main course and dessert, along with 90-minute free-flow of Nyetimber Rosé MV, the sommeliers’ selection of sake, white and red wine, seasonal cocktails and fresh juices. This brunch is family friendly too boot, with a kids’ menu offered, and all mums will be gifted with an item courtesy of GUCCI Beauty.

Where: 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

When: 13–14 May 2023, 11am–2:30pm

How much: HK$1,068/adult; HK$598/child

For reservations: phone 2132 0055 or book online

Gifts

Chilli Fagara

Back by popular demand is Chilli Fagara’s DIY dumpling kit this Mother’s Day, available for pick-up or delivery. Each kit contains all the fresh ingredients needed to craft 10 signature Sichuan-style dumplings filled with either marinated minced pork or plant-based Karana meat made with jackfruit, along with illustrated wrapping and cooking instructions to help to prepare, wrap and fold the dumplings like a pro. A choice of fiery sauce comes with each kit.

Where: 7 Old Bailey Street, SoHo, Central

When: 1–14 May 2023

How much: HK$248 (orders received by 11 May get a 20% early-bird discount)

To order: phone 2796 6866, email order@chillifagara.com⁠ or order online

Dang Wen Li

Dominique Ansel’s HK-inspired bakery Dang Wen Li is offering this Best Mama – Strawberry Tiramisu for Mother’s Day. This lovely flowerpot-like concoction features layers of mascarpone cream, almond sponge and homemade strawberry marmalade, along with fresh strawberries and edible tulips. And did you know that tulips symbolise unconditional love?

Where: boutiques around town; click here for locations

When: 1–14 May 2023

How much: HK$580

To order: order online

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