In keeping with the current government regulations, restaurants will undoubtedly be quieter this Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, 10 May. However, eateries are still working hard to make sure they give mums a special day – whether that means going out or staying in.
Our mums need our love and support more than ever, so here are our top picks for Mother’s Day treats this year:
For a unique afternoon tea experience, Ming Court in Wanchai is offering an exclusive Chinese afternoon tea set ($888/2) over Mother’s Day weekend (9–10 May, 2:30–5pm). This elegant set showcases handcrafted dim sum made with nutritious ingredients. These delicate dishes include drunken scallop dumplings with crabmeat, baked Wagyu pastry with radish and black truffle sauce and a made-to-order dessert of double-boiled supreme bird’s nest with coconut milk.
2/F, Great Eagle Centre, 23 Harbour Road, Wanchai, 2878 1212, book online
Cordis, Hong Kong
For families on Kowloon side, Michelin-starred Ming Court at Cordis, Hong Kong is offering special Mother’s Day lunch and dinner menus. While lunch is à la carte, dinner offerings include a four-person ($3,388) or six-person ($6,688) festive degustation menu. The whopping nine-course menu features Cantonese delicacies such as stuffed crab shell and South African abalone.
For the extra-hungry folk, The Place will bring mums a lunch buffet ($488/adult; $368/child or senior) and dinner buffet ($698/adult; $498/child or senior) full of surf-and-turf treats. All mums will get a Dermalogica skincare gift set to take home.
Alibi promises a delicious meal made with sustainably sourced ingredients in the four-course set lunch or dinner menu ($428/person). Enjoy a fresh seafood platter, organic grass-fed beef and more. To receive 15% off, book and settle the bill before 30 April. Alibi has also created a Mother’s Day afternoon tea set ($498/2) that features pretty-in-pink sweets and savouries like foie gras cherry and white peach panna cotta. Every mum will receive a complimentary Swarovski Crystal pendant gift along with their lunch, dinner or afternoon tea.
Cordis, Hong Kong, Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, 3552 3028, email@example.com
Limewood & Sip Song
At Limewood, your mum can indulge in a seven-dish Mother’s Day brunch ($450/person; minimum 4 people) that includes delectable dishes such as smoked salmon waffle and five-spice pork belly with peach and watercress salad. A two-hour free-flow package ($200/person) of rosé and Prosecco can be added.
At Thai eatery Sip Song, enjoy a generous eight-dish set lunch ($350/person; minimum 4 people) featuring fun and flavourful dishes such as the “DO Tell Mom” roti pancake with BBQ pork neck and grilled beef short rib. A Mother’s Day cocktail called dee jai sangria ($80) (“dee jai” is a Thai expression used to express gratitude for someone) is an ideal add-on to make Mum feel extra special.
Limewood: Shop 103 and 104, G/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, 2866 8668, book online
Sip Song: Shop 114 and 115, G/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, 2898 3788, book online
If an eight-course dinner ($380/person) of flavourful Indian favourites tickles your family’s taste buds, Chaiwala is an obvious choice for Mother’s Day. This generous spread will feature a series of street-food-style delights, tandoori treats, delectable curries and more. With plenty of vegetarian options and fabulously festive decor, this option is sure to please the whole fam.
Basement, 43–55 Wyndham Street, Central, 2362 8988, book online
Italians are well known to have very special bonds with their mamas (and their mamas’ cooking). In celebration of this, mothers will receive a complimentary rosé mimosa cocktail when dining at Spasso, DiVino Patio or DiVino Central this Mother’s Day. They’ll also receive a StylePass from Style Carousel for luxury designer fashion, valued at $3,150 per month, and a $120 voucher from MindBeauty for their next spa or beauty treatment.
At Spasso, mums can tuck into an indulgent, al-fresco four-course brunch ($358/adult; $228/child aged 6–12) consisting of antipasti, pasta, a main and dessert, with free-flow options ($168–228) available too.
DiVino Patio offers a laid-back à-la carte brunch menu (from $138/dish) in a tranquil outdoor setting. Especially for Mother’s Day, egg dishes such as scrambled organic egg with black truffle and taleggio will be highlighted. Two-hour free-flow ($188) can be added.
DiVino Central invites mums to savour a glass of wine and some antipasti. New nibbles such as deep-fried sesame-crusted goat’s cheese with pecans ($98) or the eatery’s signature cream-filled burrata with Italian cherry tomato and red onion salad ($398) sound a treat to us!
Spasso: Shop G5–8 and 12–17, G/F, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, TST East, 2730 8027, book online
DiVino Patio: Shop 11, 1/F, Causeway Centre (Brim 28), 28 Harbour Road, Wanchai, 2877 3552, book online
DiVino Central: 73 Wyndham Street, Central, 2167 8883, book online
JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
JW Marriott is pulling out all the stops this Mother’s Day, with multiple culinary offerings. On 9 and 10 May, Man Ho Chinese Restaurant will craft a decadent nine-course set menu ($780/person) for lunch and dinner featuring delicacies such as bird’s nest broth with crabmeat and sautéed Wagyu beef with chanterelle mushrooms.
JW Café will showcase an extravagant lunch buffet ($648/adult; $458/child) and dinner buffet ($798/adult; $558/child), with a plentiful spread of fresh seafood and Asian and international delicacies at live stations.
The Lounge, which boasts panoramic views, is offering a champagne brunch ($808/adult; $498/child) featuring luxurious treats such as Japanese king crab legs and pan-fried foie gras along with unlimited Moët & Chandon. They’ve also got a classic afternoon tea set ($488/2 or $688/2 with a glass of bubbly) featuring Asian and English savouries and desserts as well as an afternoon tea buffet ($408/adult; $278/child) on Mother’s Day.
If you feel like your mum needs even more appreciation, the five-star hotel is offering a Mother’s Day staycation package (from $ 2,720/night), which includes one night’s accommodation, breakfast for two at JW Café, a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates! Book here.
JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2810 8366, book restaurants online via Chope
Always vibrant TokyoLima presents the Especial Nikkei para Mama menu ($410/person). This family-style feast is available for dinner on 10 May and features signatures like tuna tartare and tacu tacu, with options for meat, seafood and veggie lovers. The Chocolates para Mama is said to be a sweet ending that celebrates all things chocolate.
G/F, 18–20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2811 1152, book online
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
The Mother’s Day programme at The Ritz-Carlton includes a cooking workshop, private dining and an ultra-special staycation.
Available 1 May–21 June, the Breakfast for Mom cooking workshop ($478/person) involves Dad and kids whipping up brekkie faves like Bircher muesli, pancakes, eggs Benedict and smoothies for their leading lady.
Private dining for lunch or dinner at Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Ting Lung Heen is on the cards on Mother’s Day. The six-course menu ($3,998/4) includes a bottle of champagne and a Mother’s Day cake.
At another Michelin-starred restaurant – this time serving up Italian cuisine – Tosca di Angelo is offering a four-course set brunch (from $748/person) and four-course set dinner ($1,288/person).
Over at scenic The Lounge & Bar, opt for a three-course set brunch ($358/person), afternoon tea ($688/2) or a three-course set dinner ($518/person).
Or to really put your mum up on a pedestal, book the Dear Mom staycation package (from $3,100/night), which includes the Breakfast for Mom cooking workshop for three, a deluxe picnic basket for four, breakfast for two adults and two kids, a $500 spa or dining credit and more, available 1–31 May. If your mum is one of the first 10 confirmed bookings on 10 May, she’ll be treated to a complimentary professional photo shoot!
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, 2263 2100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zuma’s beloved Baikingu brunch (from $838/adult; $280/child) gets even better this Mother’s Day weekend (9 and 10 May). The lavish bottomless Japanese spread includes free-flow bubbly, a signature Rubabu cocktail made with sake, vodka and passion fruit and a beautifully crafted dessert platter featuring vanilla chawanmushi with raspberry, chocolate pudding with strawberry ice cream and lemon cake decorated with flowers and berries. On Sunday the 10th, talented young illustrator Ophélia, from MERAKILYA, will draw portraits of all mums – a memorable keepsake of the day.
5/F and 6/F, LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 3657 6388, book online
Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
Mums who love afternoon tea and flowers are in for a treat at Kerry Hotel. The pu’er tea-themed afternoon tea set on Mother’s Day ($638/2) includes a Cha Ling gift set (7.5ml Cha Ling fragrance, scented camellia brooch, tin of Cha Ling young p u’er tea and Cha Ling facial experience voucher). Take the tea up a notch by booking a floristy workshop ($250/bouquet), with sessions at 1:15pm and 2:15pm, led by events agency The Mozz.
Lobby Lounge, 1/F, Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, 2252 5237, email@example.com
From 8-10 May, all three Mayfare restaurants give mums a choice of lunch or brunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Namo Avant Thai will introduce their Mother’s Day Harbourside Brunch($198/pp). Mums can enjoy a 3-course modern Thai feast alongside harbour views. A free-flow package ($100/pp) can be added on and kids can also partake in a 3-course children’s menu ($118/per child).
Both Gaylord Indian Restaurant and Gunpowder Indian Restobar will offer scrumptious 4-course dinners. Gaylord specialises in authentic and traditional Indian cuisine and the 4-course Maharani’s Dinner ($268/pp) will allow mums to indulge in dishes such as prawn zafrani korma and chicken malai tikka. Gunpowder has crafted a special 4-course Mama Mia Dinner ($278/pp) which includes a glass of Prosecco or mango lassi alongside exotic eats like murg mussallam roulade and kerala crab cakes.
Whatever diners spend at any of these Mayfare restaurants, they’ll receive the equal amount as a cash voucher to use at Larry Jewelry on any purchase including special offers until 31 May 2020.
Namo Avant Thai, Shop G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, TST East, 2739 1133
Gaylord Indian Restaurant, 5/F, Prince Tower, 12A Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2376 1001
Gunpowder Indian Restobar, G/F, J Residence, 18 Ship Street, Wan Chai, 2827 7777
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Mums have a choice with this staycation at the Mandarin Oriental – stay as a family or have Dad pick up a kid’s amenity backpack to entertain the littles at home. The Mum’s Retreat package ($3,200/night), available 9–19 May, includes a room upgrade, a shampoo and blow-dry at The Mandarin Salon, a seasonal bouquet, late checkout and breakfast for two adults and two kids. Wowsers!
Or if you’re just dining out and not staying over, the hotel has a range of superb dining options on Mother’s Day,
but we’re partial to Mandarin Grill + Bar’s Sunday roast brunch ($888/adult; $588/child) showcasing snacks to share, an egg dish, an appetiser, a roast main with all the trimmings and a decadent dessert trolley, with two-hour free-flow packages (from $358/person) available. Each mum will receive a little gift to take home.
Vive Cake Boutique’s fun collaborations
Available 1–31 May, Vive Cake Boutique has collaborated with two brands – vegan beauty brand Woke Up Like This (WULT) and Origami Florist – to bring us some unique confections that are sure to wow Mum. The vintage-inspired Vive x WULT Gal Pal Agogo cake ($580/1 lb) is our top pick with its funfetti, neon orange
buttercream and maraschino cherries – an ice-cream sundae in cake form! To take it up a notch, arrange for
delivery of the Vive x WULT Mama Agogo Tea Set Experience ($500/2), which features classic teatime finger sandwiches, an array of sweet bites, raisin scones and rental of the tiered tea stand. Each Vive x WULT’s Mother’s Day themed cake and tea set comes with WULT signature sample items and discount coupons.
Vive’s collaboration with Origami Florist has led to the creation of two contrasting floral cakes: The Timeless Coco ($680/0.5 lb; $980/1 lb) and Wonder “Wo-Mum” ($780/1 lb). Floral arrangements and Vive’s cookie tins are worthy add-ons.
Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 9602 2869, order online
New sweet treats by Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel
Dominique Ansel’s creative pastries have taken Hong Kong by storm ever since the French pastry chef opened Dang Wen Li at Harbour City earlier this year. For Mother’s Day, he’s created two new treats to satisfy all mums with a sweet tooth. First up is a raspberry and rose cake ($580) made with honey sponge cake, homemade raspberry and rose jelly and pistachio feuilletine, but we have our beady eyes on the strawberry chocolate truffles ($198/box of 12), pictured above. The gorgeous strawberry-shaped truffles consist of a Valrhona strawberry chocolate case filled with Valrhona white chocolate and French strawberry ganache.
Shop OTG63A, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, TST, 2613 8618, order online
New Punjab Club’s A Feast for Our Family
A Michelin-starred meal for a good cause, New Punjab Club has curated a Punjabi feast ($2,500/2) that’s available for dinner delivery on 9 and 10 May. Highlights include an off-menu lamb shank biryani and a selection of the eatery’s tandoori signatures. A vegetarian menu is available too. The full $2,500 will go directly to the team members who need it most during this time of crisis, with all food and beverage costs absorbed by Black Sheep Restaurants. Order via email by 7 May.
34 Wyndham Street, Central, 2368 1223, firstname.lastname@example.org
Make homemade dumplings with Chilli Fagara
Does your mum have a taste for the fiery things in life? Then why not treat her to a home-cooked meal with a little help from Chilli Fagara? This Sichuan spot has launched a child-friendly make-at-home chilli dumpling pack ($128 for pick-up or $150 for delivery) that includes fresh ingredients with which to recreate 10 delicious Chilli Fagara dumplings. A jar of Chilli Fagara’s beloved chilli sauce completes the set.
7 Old Bailey Street, Central, 2796 6866, order online via Deliveroo
Afternoon Tea Bash from The Peninsula
The Peninsula has long been a go-to for a quintessential spot of afternoon tea in Hong Kong. Now, The Peninsula Boutique can deliver their famous afternoon tea experience right to your door. The Afternoon Tea Bash ($1838) includes a dozen each of plain and raisin scones along with homemade clotted cream, strawberry preserves, three boxes of Peninsula teabags and two boxes of the shop’s Heritage Collection Charming Carres chocolates. If your budget doesn’t stretch quite that far, opt for the classic afternoon tea and scone set ($108), which comes with two homemade scones, strawberry preserves, clotted cream and two Peninsula teabags.
Shop 7–9, The Peninsula Arcade, 22 Salisbury Road, TST, 2696 6969, order online
Exclusive takeaways from Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
In addition to a five-course Mother’s Day lunch ($1,800/person) at three-Michelin-starred Caprice and a Mother’s Day afternoon tea set ($588/2 on weekdays or $628/2 on weekends – available throughout May) at The Lounge, the Four Seasons is offering three fabulous takeaway dining packages, available 8–10 May, to give Mum a five-star Mother’s Day at home. The Make Mommy Feel Special package ($995) includes a one-pound red velvet cake and a matching pink bouquet. The three-course Celebrate Mother’s Day in Style package ($1,400) feeds 3–4 people and includes a Buddha bowl, fettuccine pasta with red pesto sauce, grilled king salmon and a one-pound red velvet cake. The Heart-Warming Family Celebration package ($1,800) is a four-course treat for 4–5 people featuring both Chinese and Western dishes such as doubled-boiled chicken soup, baby romaine Caesar salad, seafood spaghetti, Wagyu beef cubes and, of course, a one-pound red velvet cake.
Breakfast in bed with Feather & Bone
Feather & Bone wants mums to relax this Mother’s Day and let the kids take the reins. The premium butcher and deli has launched the Cook-at-Home Breakfast Bundle ($248), available 4–10 May, which comes with all the ingredients needed to cook up a perfect eggs Benedict at home – complete with a bottle of hollandaise sauce. If you care to venture out after brekkie, mums will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco with every meal at all Feather & Bone outlets, followed by a surprise from artisanal chocolatier Chocolate and Love.
Fortnum & Mason’s floral-inspired hampers
The Queen’s grocer Fortnum & Mason is offering alternatives to bouquets in the form of bespoke hampers
filled with floral-inspired food and drink like rose and violet creams and French lavender honey, with the specially blended Mother’s Day Tea as the centrepiece of each. The Mother’s Day hamper ($1,544) includes an assortment of teas, biscuits, preserves and curds and more, while the Fit for Your Queen hamper ($2,318) adds on even more sweet treats plus a bottle of Fortnum’s alcohol-free sparkling tea. And then there’s the Mother of All Teas ($3,080), a super-limited edition of the Mother of All Teas caddy (there are only three in Hong Kong) filled with 400 teabags of Fortnum’s Royal Blend, first created for King Edward VII in 1902.
Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST, 3916 8100
Sift’s dessert discounts
If you’re on the hunt for a sweet deal this Mother’s Day, look no further than Sift, which is offering 30% off whole cakes (use code MDEBWC30) and 20% off two or more pastries (use code MDEBP220P). The Mother’s Day collection features the gorgeous, floral- and beauty-inspired treats pictured above.
Le Dessert’s heart-shaped pavlova
This heart-shaped pavlova (from $250) from new French pastry concept Le Dessert is a great option for Mother’s Day gifting. With this treat, meringue is topped with sugar-free Chantilly cream and fresh fruits and comes with a jar of homemade fruit coulis. The pavlova comes with a free custom chocolate gift tag for a personal touch. Choose from two flavours: Antoinette (vanilla Chantilly cream, berries and mango with a jar of raspberry coulis) and Louis (chocolate Chantilly cream, mango and passion fruit with a jar of passion fruit coulis). Free delivery on orders over $500 throughout Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
Shop Shop C01AA, LAB CONCEPT, 1/F, Queensway Plaza, 93 Queensway, Admiralty, WhatsApp 5182 7069, order online
Ms B says it with flowers
Bonnae Gokson’s cake creations are always exquisite, but this year the pastry chef has outdone herself with her
Mother’s Day collection of 18 cakes featuring springtime blooms printed on chocolate fondant and adorned with handcrafted sugar flowers. Available in eight flavours at all Ms B’s CAKERY and C’est La B shops. Pre-order three days in advance. For a six-inch cake, prices start at $980.
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