When Mother’s Day rolls around each year, there’s always a slew of enticing dining promotions, spa offers and gift guides. The same cannot normally be said when it comes to Father’s Day; the general feeling seems to be to give your dad a big slab of meat, some beer and maybe a new pair of socks or a tie and call it a day. Well, we hope to make things a bit more equal this year with our guide to the best spots to celebrate all the great dads out there this Sunday, 17 June.
208 Duecento Otto
208’s delicious Italian à-la-carte menu will be up for ordering for dinner (6:30–10pm) on Father’s Day – think top-notch salumi, antipasti, Napoletana pizzas and homemade pastas in a relaxed setting – plus each dad will be gifted with a complimentary bottle of wine to take home for post-supper sipping.
208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2549 0208, book online
To really make your dad’s jaw drop, make a booking at restaurant-with-a-view aqua for an uber-luxurious edition of the sleek eatery’s #BecauseBrunch in one of four private dinner rooms ($1,988/person). The eye-watering price tag includes free-flow Krug bubbly, stone-cooked A5 Miyazaki beef and a $2,500 Lane Crawford gift card. If your budget doesn’t stretch quite that far, check out aqua’s standard – but stellar – brunch with free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne and cocktails ($648/person).
29/F and 30/F, One Peking, 1 Peking Road, TST, 3427 2288, book online
The best thing about reserving a table at Foodie fave Chachawan for lunch or dinner on Father’s Day? That you can actually book! This perennially popular, normally no-reservations Thai restaurant would make an excellent choice for dads who want to up their spice game with Chachawan’s authentically fiery Isaan dishes. And because beer is the perfect complement to Thai food, every dad will get a free beer by craft brewery The Artist to accompany his meal.
206 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2559 0020
Fishsteria Seafood Place
Your dad a seafood lover? Head to Chef Gianni Caprioli’s Fishsteria for The Explorer’s Brunch ($448/person; +$288 for free-flow Prosecco and house wines), which begins with a generous seafood-on-ice buffet spread, along with six French oysters for each diner. The under-the-sea-feast continues with three more courses that include dishes such as salmon tartare and hamachi carpaccio, mixed grilled seafood and the charming eatery’s signature lobster macaroni (above).
111 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, 2343 8111
La Rambla by Catalunya
Another restaurant with killer views, stylish Spanish spot La Rambla has two tempting offers on the menu this Father’s Day. First, there’s a semi-buffet brunch ($650/person) showcasing slow-cooked pork ribs, braised lamb shoulder, Segovia-style suckling pig, salt-crusted fish and a selection of paellas. Or book your dad in for Chef Ferran Tadeo’s family-style dinner for four ($2,200) featuring Catalan classics.
Shop 3071–73, 3/F, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, 2661 1161, firstname.lastname@example.org
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Whether you’re a daddy or not, it’s hard to resist a well-cooked steak, and Chicago steakhouse Morton’s does steak better than most. The three-course Father’s Day set lunch (from $588) includes a dish each from the restaurant’s popular appetisers, entrées and desserts. Jumbo shrimp cocktail, bone-in rib-eye and chocolate layer cake, anyone?
4/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, TST, 2732 2343
Passionate chef (and proud papa) Nate Green will be cooking up a storm at edgy but laid-back Rhoda come Father’s Day. The Whole Hog brunch ($320/person; +$238 for free-flow package) includes all-you-can-eat whole roasted Wicks Manor pig, potato salad, beer-bread baps, kimchi coleslaw and ginger-biscuit trifle. All dads get a pint on the house and kids under 8 eat for free! Two sittings: 11:30am–1:30pm and 2–4pm.
G/F, Upton, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, 2177 5050, book online
The Secret Kitchen by The Butchers Club
A family-friendly option, The Secret Kitchen’s sausage-making class from 12–3pm on Father’s Day ($800 for 1 parent + 1 child under 18; $550 for additional adult; $250 for additional kid) is a fun way for dad to get stuck in with the kidlets. Post-class, everyone will tuck into their homemade grilled sausages with mash, peas and onion gravy. Free-flow Peroni for the dads and soft drinks for the youngsters are included, plus prizes for the best bangers!
16/F and rooftop, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 2884 0768, book online
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