Let's preface this by saying nothing can ever beat mum’s homemade cooking – we’d wager it’s a truth universally acknowledged. Otherwise known as the world's multitaskers, mums are the masters of kitchens, finders of all misplaced things, keepers of order and peace, devourers of leftovers, and conjurers of solutions to most (if not all) problems. Their standards for cleanliness are unrivalled, their reminders for you to get a haircut and keep dirty clothes off the floor – never-ending. What is a world without mums?
This May, no occasion could be more important than Mother's Day. Held on the second Sunday of the month, this special event celebrates and honours all the mums and mum figures in our lives for their strength, love, and care. While appreciation is practiced daily, you can also show your mum how much she means to you on this day by keeping her out of the kitchen and treating her to a delicious meal!
Restaurants make this moment easier by offering Mother's Day brunch specials, so you don't have to worry about dirtying mum’s kitchen (and risk bungling a dish on this special occasion). In Hong Kong, such brunches are plenty and varied, including in the vibrant and hip Lan Kwai Fong. It's a district that never sleeps. Known for its electrifying nightlife, it teems with speakeasies, cocktail bars, and clubs made for live bands, DJ sets, casual drinking, and shindigs (tons of dancing included, even if you've got two left feet), but it is also home to underrated gastronomic gems: historic eateries and charming cafés, as well as award-winning restaurants perfect for celebrating special occasions or just because.
If you find yourself in Lan Kwai Fong, here are the top three spots you should consider for a scrumptious Mother's Day in Hong Kong.
Porterhouse Seafood and Steak
Fresh seafood! You can't get more sumptuous than this. With a renowned culinary team at the wheel, seafood and grilled delights equally share the spotlight in award-winning Porterhouse fine-tuned seafood curated brunch menu. Mums will love its Mother's Day Brunch Buffet, available on both May 13 and 14, for its limitless fresh oysters, Boston lobster, Irish crab, premium meats from the carving station, fresh salads, and more.
As the cherry on top to celebrate Mother’s Day in Hong Kong, Porterhouse will give all mums who dine in the restaurant on the 13th and 14th a complimentary Infrared Sauna treatment from Sense of Touch, Asia's most-awarded day spa. The buffet is priced at HK$598 per adult and HK$279 per child aged three to 11.
You can book here ahead of time to enjoy a buy-three-get-one-free deal on the brunch menu and a 15% discount on selected free-flow packages upon advance online reservation and paid deposit. Choose from two seatings at 11:30 AM-1:30 PM and 1:45 PM-3:45 PM.
7/F California Tower, 30-36 D'Aguilar Street, Central; +852 2522 6366
If you can't take a foodie trip to Italy just yet, make a beeline for Aria for the next best thing to celebrate Mother’s Day in Hong Kong. Helmed by Executive Chef Angelo Vecchio, this sky-high award-winning modern restaurant will indulge you in the finest stuff Italian cuisine has to offer, from beloved classic favourites to family recipes that have been guarded and carefully passed down for generations.
Mother's Day Semi-Buffet Brunch on May 13-14 will have you and your family noshing and nibbling on delectable antipasti and dolci with the gorgeous city skyline as your backdrop for many capture-worthy moments with your queen mother.
The semi-buffet is priced at HK$668 per adult and HK$334 for children (3 - 11 years old). It also comes with a free Infrared Sauna treatment at Sense of Touch, worth HK$600, for mums who dine in the restaurant.
Book now with a deposit of HK$200 to enjoy a buy-three-get-one free deal on the menu and 15% off on free-flow packages.
24/F California Tower, 30-36 D'Aguilar Street, Central; +852 2804 1116
Japanese food never disappoints; it chooses no time nor occasion. Contemporary izakaya Kyoto Joe, which has a sake bar, robatayaki bar, and sushi bar under one roof, melds the modern and traditional with its inventive take on Japanese dishes that comprise only the freshest, seasonal ingredients.
We're no strangers to Japanese cuisine’s culture of excellence, where freshness is taken seriously, and the masterful art of food creation and preparation held in the highest regard. This is what you can anticipate from Kyoto Joe's Mother's Day Red Sea Bream & Wagyu Brunch from May 13-14. Imagine the delicate, sweet taste of the wild-caught fish that pairs perfectly with the succulent, tender Wagyu in all its buttery, umami goodness but in all-you-can-eat fashion. It's the fitting brunch for Mother’s Day in Hong Kong, as mums deserve only the best!
Like Porterhouse and Aria, Kyoto Joe also has a complimentary Infrared Sauna treatment from Sense of Touch for every mum when they dine on the weekend of Mother’s Day from 12 PM-3 PM. The brunch is priced at HK$588 per adult and HK$348 per child (80-120 centimetres in height). Make sure to book here before May 11 to enjoy a 10% early bird discount for the brunch.
23/F California Tower, 30-36 D'Aguilar Street, Central; +852 2804 6800