By Gavin Yeung
April 30, 2021
From sumptuous feasts to dainty afternoon teas, here are the places to take your mother to show your appreciation on the special day
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and with the wealth of ways to lavish your mum with food and drink this year, rest assured that there will be something for ladies of every feather. Keep reading for our round-up of special menus for brunch, afternoon tea, dinner and gifts catered for the occasion—let us count the ways!
Curated by executive chef Prabir Banerjee, modern Indian restaurant Chaiwala kicks off their Mother’s Day brunch set (HK$398 p.p.) with Indian street food staples like pani puri with jal-jeera and Kerala-style Malabar scallops, followed by a special tandoori cage served with chicken tikka, pink salt salmon and tandoor gobi inside, as well as a family-style chicken curry. Children can enjoy unlimited lassi free flow, while adults can add on champagne free flow to their meal.
Chaiwala, B/F, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2362 8988
Duck & Waffle
This London transplant will offer two different brunch menus on Mother’s Day from 11 am until 4 pm. Highlights of the à la carte brunch menu include a full-sized English breakfast; congee with confit duck and egg; foie gras crème brûlée served with brioche and orange marmalade; and mushroom and truffle agnolotti. Meanwhile, the set brunch menu offers a selection of sharing starters, one main, one dessert, and a choice of sparkling juice or soft drink for HK$318 p.p. Mums will also receive a complimentary Ruby Rosé cocktail (Pampelle grapefruit aperitif, rosé and soda water), plus a small box of house-made chocolate truffles to take home.
Duck & Waffle, Shop 1081, Podium Level 1, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2267 6338
For mothers of a more health-conscious stripe, opt for a five-course lunch at Rosewood’s Asaya Kitchen (HK$688 p.p.), which includes such highlights as amberjack “crudo” with Kristal caviar, Japanese uni strozzapreti with stracciatella, lobster bouillabaisse with saffron rouille and baby greens, and mascarpone Chantilly with forest berries. If she’s willing to let loose, add a four-glass wine pairing for HK$428 for a guilty pleasure.
Asaya Kitchen, 6/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 3891 8732
Served exclusively on 9 May, Honjo‘s ‘A Journey with Mama’ menu (HK$680 p.p.) starts off with appetisers of otoro, wagyu tataki, sushi and sashimi, before progressing into hot dishes like corn and prawn tempura, butter-bathed cauliflower with black truffle, and salmon teriyaki with charred lime. A warm chocolate truffle with matcha ice cream and sakura coulis rounds out the meal. Drinks packages can be added on with the choice of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut free-flow and Four Fox Sake on top of the classic beverage offering of wines, beers and spirits.
Honjo, 1/F, 77-91 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; +852 2663 3772
Brazilian steakhouse Braza Churrascaria really knows how to treat mothers right, with its offer of a free all-you-can-eat buffet brunch for mums on the special day. They’ll also enjoy a special price of HK$100 for the two-hour free-flow package, which includes house white and red wines, spirits and beers. Unfortunately, everyone else on the table will be paying HK$298 for the meal, as well as HK$228 for free-flow drinks, though each party will bring home a Polaroid at the end of the meal to commemorate the occasion.
Braza Churrascaria, 3/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2890 9268
Above & Beyond
Against a view of the harbour, Hotel Icon’s Above & Beyond has prepared an eight-course set dinner featuring dishes like double-boiled sea whelk soup with French partridge and antler, steamed garoupa fillet with Yunnan ham and mushrooms, and wok-fried prawns with scallops and yellow fungus. Available from 7 to 9 May, the menu starts from HK$788 per person (minimum 4 pax); advanced booking is required.
Above & Beyond, 28/F, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 3400 1318
The Lounge & Bar, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
What must be the highest afternoon tea in Hong Kong is sure to impress any mother at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. This Mother’s Day, the hotel’s The Lounge & Bar is offering a superfood-focused afternoon tea, featuring such ingredients as pomegranate, avocado, matcha and purple yam in both sweet and savoury confections. Priced at HK$808 for two, the tea set also includes chocolate by La Maison du Chocolat for the lady. Book online here.
The Lounge & Bar, 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 2263 2270
Cafe Causette, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Settle into Mandarin Oriental’s famed afternoon tea, featuring an assortment of sweet treats and finger sandwiches, accompanied by the unmissable freshly-baked classic and raisin scones, served with the signature rose petal jam and clotted cream. The set is priced at HK$738 for two people, or HK$1,188 with a glass of Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial or Rosé Imperial Champagne for each person. Alternatively, those who prefer to snack on this afternoon tea at home can have it taken away in a “top hat” box for a total of HK$898 for two, available online or at The Mandarin Cake Shop for pick-up or delivery fro May 3 onwards.
Cafe Causette, M/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central; +852 2825 4005
Take in the stunning skyline at night with Hue‘s four-course Mother’s Day dinner menu (HK$880 p.p.). The appetiser section presents a choice of confit spanner crab with almond gazpacho, or tea-smoked pigeon with pork belly farce and black garlic sauce; while pan-fried John Dory with Hokkaido scallops, French duck breast with walnut and pear puree, or grilled wagyu hanger steak in truffle sauce make up the mains. For dessert, choose between pink guava and goat’s milk cheesecake, or dark chocolate mousse served on a crispy meringue and garnished with salted caramel popcorn.
Hue, 1/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 3500 5888
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Morton’s The Steakhouse and Chanel Beauty have partnered to give Mum that special glow this Mother’s Day. All mothers will receive a complimentary 30-minute eye make-up service at Chanel Beauty’s K11 Musea store when savouring Morton’s three-course steak and lobster set menu (HK$688 p.p.) or à la carte menu on the day. Dishes to look forward to are the unctuous lobster bisque, the 6oz filet steak is served with a choice of jumbo lump crab cake, lobster tail or bacon-wrapped scallops, as well as parmesan and truffle matchstick fries or grilled jumbo asparagus.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 4th Level, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 2732 2343
The Legacy House
Get a taste of homely Shunde cuisine at Rosewood’s resident Chinese restaurant with an eight-course set dinner menu for all the family, priced at HK$1,580 p.p. Get ready for refined Cantonese classics like steamed spotted garoupa fillet with matsutake mushroom, stewed Australian sea cucumber with fish maw, braised Jinhua ham with winter melon, mushroom, asparagus and bamboo pith, and double-boiled milk in coconut, all against the nighttime sights of the Hong Kong skyline.
The Legacy House, 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; +852 3891 8732
Take Mum on a gastronomic journey with Roganic‘s tasting menu (HK$980 p.p.), bringing together bijou dishes such as truffle pudding with birch sap and Lincolnshire poacher custard, soda bread and cultured brown butter, marjoram brined cabbage with soy and miso glazed shimeji, and Lovage 14 day-aged duck with beetroot and kale. If she’s cutting down on alcohol or just a tea fanatic in general, ask for the special tea pairing (HK$480 p.p.) featuring six different tea beverages ranging from ambient brewed, cold brew, and house-made sparkling.
Roganic, UG/F 08, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 2817 8383
Yat Tung Heen
Chef Tam of Michelin-starred restaurant Yat Tung Heen is cooking up a specially curated nine-course menu this Mother’s Day. Expect sumptuous dishes like braised abalone (10 heads) with grapefruit peel, crispy fried chicken, and tiger prawns in two ways. Classic Chinese desserts include double-boiled pear soup and chilled mango glutinous rolls with osmanthus puddings. Available from 1 to 9 May, the menu is priced at HK$3,380 for four persons, or HK$6,888 for eight persons.
Yat Tung Heen, Level B2, Eaton Hong Kong, 380 Nathan Road, Hong Kong; +852 2710 1093
La Rambla by Catalunya
Bring together the family for a Catalan tasting menu at La Rambla by Catalunya. Chef Ferran Tadeo will be cooking up the likes of sautéed chorizo with slow-cooked egg and fried potatoes, Galician octopus with migas, cured egg yolk, papada joselito and celeriac cream, as well as the signature seafood paella with carabinero prawns, mussels, calamari and clams. The meal ends on the crowd favourite of cinnamon churro sundaes, and the golden donut with bourbon and brown butter ice cream. Available only on Mother’s Day, expect to fork out HK$3,000 for four persons.
La Rambla by Catalunya, Shop 3071-3073, 3/F, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2661 1161
Date by Tate
Tate Dining Room‘s lifestyle retail shop has partnered with Plantation Hong Kong for a special Mother’s Day tea and pastry box (HK$980), available from May 4 to 8. It features a range of pastries—from madeleines, and lavender and raspberry sablés, to Earl Grey financiers and camomile Kohakutou candy—all made using Plantation’s selection of artisanal teas. The box also comes with a Camomile Reverie glass canister and glass tea set, making for the perfect Instagram setup at home.
Date by Tate, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; +852 6730 2494
Tea WG pays tribute to mothers with a series of tea gift sets that makes gift shopping easy. The Sweetheart Tea Set (HK$538) pairs French Earl Grey with Polo Club Tea in packaging that resembles caviar tins. Meanwhile, the Morning Tea Set comes with Royal Breakfast Tea, the finest high-grown Ceylon blended with brisk and rich Kenya black tea; and the Earl Grey Buddha, a blend of exquisite green teas and rare bergamot. Both sets are available from now until May 26 at Tea WG locations across Hong Kong.
Tea WG, Shop 1022-3, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2796 2828
Tea WG, Shop 1095, Level 1, Wood Zone, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 2363 9683
Bring a taste of Amalfi to your mum with an oyster shucking experience at Osteria Marzia on May 8 at 3pm for HK$488 p.p. Led by chef Luca, participants will be taught the skill of opening up these treasures of the sea, all the while sampling a variety of oysters and sipping free-flow champagne. Afterwards, tuck into a selection of prime market seafood from Bari Mercato, from scallops to red prawns and fresh hamachi, alongside a selection of hand-picked Italian wines as Chef Luca prepares his signature crudo dishes tableside. Reserve online here.
Osteria Marzia, G/F, The Fleming, 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 3607 2253
Soulistic—a vegan tuck shop and event hospitality start-up created by vegan chef and certified plant-based nutritionist, Tiffany Lau—has partnered with lifestyle store Co Ninety and local florist Greens Artelier for a Mother’s Day gift hamper. The bundle includes vegan artisanal chocolate, a flower arrangement by Greens Artelier, and your choice of an Apotheke Fragrance room mist or a Co Ninety floral tea set with Kinto tea loop and cup. Place your order before May 6 online here, with pickup or delivery options available.
Vive Cake Boutique
Vive Cake Boutique is honouring Mother’s Day with the floral-themed “Jardin de Fleur” cake collection for the whole month of May. The Queen’s Meadow (HK$1,200) is adorned with pink roses and shaped like a gift box, and comes in two signature buttercream flavours: Earl Grey cake with Earl Grey cream cheese or red velvet buttercake with cream cheese. Meanwhile, the Madame Citron (HK$880) is a light and fluffy lemon chiffon cake with lemon custard and almond meringue, coated with buttercream and decorated with yellow roses, and topped with a message of ‘Dear Mum’ in yellow or pink.
Vive Cake Boutique, Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong; +852 9602 2869
Ms B’s Cakery
Socialite Bonnae Gokson’s cake shop has tapped New York fashion designer Rebecca Moses for the Empress cake, featuring a laser-printed illustration hand-drawn by Moses depicting stylish and powerful women coupled with positive words of affirmation. The cake itself features chiffon sponge, jelly, mousse and cream with flavours of pink guava and raspberry, atop a crispy white chocolate wafer crust. Measuring six inches in diameter, the Empress cake can be purchased for HK$1,080 at Ms B’s Cakery locations.
Ms B’s Cakery, Shop 248, Landmark Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2530 0203
Ms B’s Cakery, Shop G26A, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 2869 1331