The super long weekend coming up is in honour of a chocoholic’s favourite holiday: Easter! Spend your lazy, languid days off work chowing down on a boozy brunch or some sweet treats. Have a read of our favourite Easter brunch options in the ‘Kong to see where you fancy dragging the girls along to. And from us to you, we’re wishing you a Happy Easter with lots of chocolatey delights!
All those days off over Easter mean a boozy brunch is in order. Check out Fatty Crab’s offering, which includes a variety of new egg dishes from Friday 3 April to Sunday, 5 April. Now that’s a real Easter egg hunt! The resto will also be mixing Spring Punch for you and the gals to share.
Fatty Crab, 11-13 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2521 2033, www.fattycrab.com.hk
The Butchers Club
Head Southside to The Butchers Club Deli in Wong Chuk Hang on Easter Sunday for their tasty Sunday lunch. Think succulent roast beef and roast lamb and an array of Easter desserts and free-flow drinks. Round out the afternoon with live music and an Easter egg hunt. Tickets are $550 and available here.
The Butchers Club, 16-17/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, www.butchersclub.com.hk
Our favourite Greek resto, Souvla, is offering up a traditional Greek Easter. Their soft braided bread (Tsoureki) returns from last year, as well as a game of Tsougrisma. It’s a game of luck where two players tap each other’s eggs to see which will crack first. It is said that the winner will have good luck for a year! Sounds like fun! Easter brunch at Souvla is $295.
Souvla, 1/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 40 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 9285 8846, conceptcreations.hk/souvla/souvla-lan-kwai-fong
Spanish resto Catalunya is putting on an Easter brunch to boot! There’ll be tapas and their regular main dishes, but what’s special are the desserts. Easter isn’t Easter without chocolate and you’ll love the selection at Catalunya! Easter brunch is available on Sunday, 5 April and Monday, 6 April for $680 + 10% per person.
Catalunya, G/F, Guardian House, Morrison Hill Road, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2866 7900, www.catalunya.hk
It recently reopened with a bang, so if you haven’t gone to check out the new decor yet, then this is a great opportunity to do so. The Pawn is hosting a Rooftop Cookout on Easter Sunday from noon-3pm. Dine on salads, home-cured cold cuts, and BBQ favourites! Tickets are $598 for adults and available here. See you there!
The Pawn, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2866 3444, www.thepawn.com.hk
Featuring Boqueria’s traditional brunch favourites as well as the chef’s Easter seafood spread, this looks like it’ll be an indulgent one! Brunch includes seafood tapas and a roaming seafood cart with crab claws, mussel salad and chilled lobster. It’s $288 per person with an extra $188 for free-flow juices, beer and sangria. Easter brunch at Boqueria is available from Friday, 3 April through to Tuesday, 7 April.
Boqueria, 7/F, LKF Tower, Central, Hong Kong, 2321 8681, www.boqueria.com.hk
WHISK at The Mira
If you’re after something a bit more sophisticated, check out WHISK’s Champagne brunch. Cheese, cold cuts, caviar, fresh seafood… it all sounds so delicious! There will be a semi-buffet where you can order eggs how you like ‘em, and a BBQ station to get your carnivorous fix. Head over on Sunday, 5 April from noon-3pm. The brunch is $988 for adults which includes free-flowing champagne and cocktails.
WHISK, 5/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2315 5999, www.themirahotel.com
Enjoy the spring weather by having a picnic – and let BRICK LANE help you with all organising! We recently enjoyed their quaint picnic basket (click here to read all about it) and have to say it’s the perfect way to soak up the rays while in the company of friends. Click here to find out more info on where’s the best spot of green to set up shop and how to go about ordering from the gastropub.
BRICK LANE, Shop 404, CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2363 2500, www.bricklane.com.hk
If you’ve got a hankering for Thai food, head over to Namo in Tsim Sha Tsui. Spring specials include a tuna tower and a dish called Walking on Sunshine featuring grilled scallops and mouthwatering mussels. Try the chef’s tasty slow-cooked duck leg with a Penang curry and bites of lychee. Dessert includes mangosteen panna cotta… yum!
Namo, Shop G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2739 1133, www.facebook.com/namohongkong
Spring is in the air at Godiva! Grab one of their chocolate boxes, which contain mini chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. Or if you’re looking for an extra special treat, pick up one of their milk or dark chocolate bunnies, the ideal Easter gift.
Godiva, Shop 1029-30, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2805 0518, www.godiva.com.hk, click here for other locations
Marks & Spencer
Of course M&S has a range of Easter delights to keep you going over the holiday! The Coffee Lover’s Egg, made of coffee milk chocolate is full of decadent hazelnut nibbles and dark chocolate coated coffee beans, for the true caffeine fiend. The pièce de résistance, however, is the Giant Golden Lattice Egg, a milk chocolate shell that’s got hand-piped lattice work on it and dusted in gold. Fabergé, eat your heart out!
Marks & Spencer Flagship Store, G/F–1/F Central Tower, 22–28 Queen‘s Road Central, Hong Kong, www.global.marksandspencer.com/hk/en
The passionate staff (yes, we went there!) at this new bakery on Lyndhurst Terrace have some pretty and delicate chocolate delights to knock your socks off this Easter. The ‘Passion’ Bunny, available until Friday 3 April, combines passionfruit mousse, milk chocolate, sponge cake and edible bunny features. If you’re after a traditional hot cross bun with cinnamon, cloves and mixed fruit peel, then Passion should be your first stop. These are also available until Friday 3 April… delish.
Passion, Shop 1, G/F, 1-7 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2812 6822, www.passionbygd.com
Passion, Shop A, G/F, Lyton Building, 32-48 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2812 6822, www.passionbygd.com
For more sweet treats, Pierre Hermé has got you covered. Pick up one of their decadent chocolate Easter bunnies that are filled with an assortment of mini chocolate eggs. Happy Easter indeed!
Pierre Hermé, Shop 1019C, Podium Level One, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2833 5700, www.pierreherme.com
Pierre Hermé, Shop 2401, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2833 5700, www.pierreherme.com
Happy Easter, Sassy ladies! Enjoy those chocolate eggs!