Put the socks down. No, really.
To really spoil your old man, treat him to a proper meal at one of Hong Kong’s most impressive restaurants and bars. This year, Father’s Day takes place on Sunday 21 June, which provides the perfect excuse to pamper your pops. Whether he’s a classic steak and whisky pairing man or prefers modern cuisine, fine wines and anything different, we’ve gathered seven suggestions in handsome settings that will win your dad’s approval in no time.
Lobster Bar and Grill
You can’t go wrong with a good Sunday roast. And with Cary Doherty leading the charge at Lobster Bar and Grill, you can be sure the menu will be filled with stunners. Book in the Father’s Day Sunday Roast and a hearty three-course brunch, supplemented with a Bloody Mary or two, will ensue. What’s more, every gentleman will receive a complimentary bottle of craft beer by Young Master on the day. Or if beer isn’t your bag, a Father’s Day edition of their Negroni will seal the deal. It’s made with Michter’s rye whiskey, Laphroaig 10 years, Averna amaro, simple syrup and angostura bitters, adding smoky and bitter qualities to this cocktail.
Available: Sunday 21 June 2020
Prices: HK$798 per person for a 3-course brunch with free flow Bloody Mary cocktails, selected house wines, juices and soft drinks; Father’s Day Negroni HK$140 per glass; all prices are subject to 10% service charge
Lobster Bar and Grill, Level 6, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central; +852 2820 8560
Yat Tung Heen
Michelin-starred restaurant Yat Tung Heen offers Cantonese cuisine at its best and Chef Tam’s nine-course Father’s Day menu is no different. Filled with the restaurant’s top and signature dishes, dad will surely be nodding and smiling during this meal. Think Honey-glazed barbecued pork and Roasted crispy pork belly to start, before a luxurious Braised South African whole abalone with goose web, delicate Steamed garoupa and flavourful Braised bird’s nest soup with lobster. Dad’s sweet tooth prayers will be answered with Chinese desserts such as Double-boiled papaya, Puff pastry with lotus seed and Chilled mango glutinous rolls.
Available: from 12 to 21 June 2020
Prices: HK$3,280 for 4 persons; HK$4800 for 6 persons; all prices are subject to 10% service charge
Yat Tung Heen, B2, Eaton Hong Kong, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan; +852 2710 1093
Rosewood’s American grill and smokehouse may be a stereotypical option for Father’s Day, but there really is more reason to book Henry than you think. For instance, their Prime Rib Brunch is indeed a surefire way to impress carnivorous dads with its meat-centric menu, but there are also Fine de Claire oysters paired with a bourbon mignonette and Butcher’s shop terrine and steak tartare, while a smoked eggplant salad sets the tone for the main course. Choose from premium cuts such as Brandt USDA prime rib, or opt for rotisserie chicken, Snake River Farm’s pork belly and roast legs of Elysian Fields lamb. Dad also gets to take home the bacon — Henry’s home-cured bacon that is — to continue the meat feast at home.
Available: 21 June 2020; two seatings from 11:00am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Prices: HK$998 for adults; HK$450 for children aged 6 to 12; all prices are subject to 10% service charge
Henry, 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3891 8888
Whisky enthusiasts will enjoy this unique pairing at Piin which features six-courses of Cantonese cuisine. The most interesting combinations include a dome of Drunken chicken paired with Akashi White Oak Blended Whisky; Braised garoupa with bean curd skin accompanied by Chichibu Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve; and the Piin stir-fry delicacy with Hibiki Japanese Harmony. Other great matches such as Braised pork belly with preserved vegetables with Yamazakura – Asaka Distillery Newborn Single Cask #17701; and Black garlic fried rice with Highland Park Dragon Legend are notable too.
Available: now until Saturday 20 June 2020
Prices: HK$780 per person for dinner; additional HK$680 per person for whisky pairing; all prices are subject to 10% service charge
Piin, 2/F, The Steps, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2832 7123
An afternoon tea made for gentlemen — but that everyone else will enjoy too — can be found at the Mandarin Oriental’s Captain’s Bar. The tea set features some classic fare including a Scotch egg, Sausage roll, Welsh rarebit, and Lamb samosa, along with a collection of sweet treats such as a Mini apple pie, Chocolate cigar and a Whisky cake. Guests will be served a chilled Captain’s Bar beer in the famed silver tankard to cheers with too.
Available: Mondays to Saturdays in June 2020; and Sunday 21 June 2020; from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Prices: HK$338 per person; all prices are subject to 10% service charge
Captain’s Bar, G/F, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central; +852 2825 4006
Buenos Aires Polo Club
This handsome steakhouse, which is inspired by the sport of King’s and Argentina’s grilling culture, is the perfect spot for fathers and families. Showcasing a stunning grilled Black Angus prime rib at the carving station, dad can get his fill on steak. Meanwhile, an assortment of Iberian cold cuts and cheeses, freshly-baked pastries and cakes as well as an egg staton dishing out brunch favourites provide a little more sustenance. Free-flow drinks or signature cocktails are also come with the brunch.
Available: Sundays 11:00am to 3:00pm
Prices: HK$398 Club Brunch; HK$588 Club Brunch Sin with coffee, tea, juices, soft drinks; HK$788 Club Brunch Con with Ayala Brut Majeur NV Champagne, house red and white wine, draught beer, selected Polo cocktails, coffee, tea, juices, soft drinks; HK$198 for 6 — 12 years old; Free for 6 and under; all prices are subject to 10% service charge
Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2321 8681
Another Michelin-starred option is French fine dining establishment Épure. Presenting a refined and modern French experience, Executive Chef Nicolas Boutin creates modern renditions of timeless dishes such as the Roasted blue lobster with cevenne onion, black truffle and tarragon (see above). From the magnificent dining room which was designed by internationally renowned Yabu Pushelberg, to the alfresco French garden with stunning views, celebrate Father’s Day in style with a three or four-course brunch paired with wines selected by Sebastien Allano and the team of sommeliers.
Available: weekends from 12:00 noon to 2:30pm
Prices: HK$498 for 3-courses; HK$568 for 4-courses; additional HK$238 or HK$398 for 2 hours of free-flow sparkling wine or Champagne; all prices are subject to 10% service charge
Épure, Shop 403, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3185 8331