Little Steps Asia has uncovered the top 50 (yes FIFTY!) restaurants across Hong Kong that are baby and kid-friendly. Whether it’s a quick snack, brunch or a hearty lunch you are looking for, there is something there for you and your little one! And some even have play areas and child-centric activities to keep them occupied.
If you are an island-lover, then you’ll appreciate Limewood. Award-winning chefs cleverly mix fayre from Hawaii, South America, the Caribbean and South-East Asia centered around barbecued seafood and cured meats. Limewood has fun events happening each week such as Taco Tuesday and Steak Night Thursday. Situated in Repulse Bay, you’ve got some gorgeous views too! After dining, have a wander around the mall, pop to the playground or run off some energy on the beach. Kids under 10 dine free Monday to Wednesday.
Who it's great for? Families with kids of all ages.
What's in the area: The Pulse Shopping Mall, Maggie & Rose, the beach, the temple, and playgrounds.
Limewood, The Pulse, Shop 103&104, G/F, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, +852 2866 8668, www.limewood.hk.
At Little Mario’s, the pizza dough is made fresh throughout the day using only the freshest and finest ingredients, using no additives, artificial flavors or preservatives. Beyond the Margheritas and Hawaiian pizzas, intriguing toppings include Italian sausage and chicken tikka. But there's more to the menu than pizza at Mario's. Other items include plenty of crowd-pleasers: spaghetti bolognaise, chicken wings for the kids, parma ham and caesar salads for the adults, and even Indian dishes, including butter chicken and chana masala.
Who it's great for? All the family, pizza lovers in particular!
What's in the area: In Kwun Tong and Kwai Hing, you can hit the nearby malls. At Park Island, why not have a stroll to the beach?
Little Mario's Kwun Tong, UO1, 4/F, Camelpaint Building, Block 3, 60 Hoi Yuen Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, + 852 9458 9077
Little Mario's Park Island, G/F, 37 Tin Liu Village, Ma Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 5238 3195
Little Mario's Kwai Hing, Shop G02, G/F, LIFE@KCC, 72-76 Kwai Cheong Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 5543 2578, www.littlemarios.hk
Thinking of authentic Italian? Pici has gained the hearts of many for its handmade pasta and other Italian favorites. With their great combo sets for groups of four or more, it is an efficient way to try and taste almost all on their menu. With Pici opening its doors in Kennedy Town which is already family-friendly, it is a good addition to the existing vibe. Picci is in six locations across Hong Kong.
Who it's great for Casual Italian with the kids.
What's in the area? Kennedy Town strolling, Seaview, tram station, and loads of cafes
Pici Central, 24-26 Aberdeen St., Soho, Hong Kong. +852 2755 5233
Pici Wanchai, 16 St. Francis Yard, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2755 5523
Pici Kowloon, Shop G03, 15 Cheung Shun Street, Lai Chi Kok, +852 2557 7227
Pici Shatin, Shop 251 – Phase One, New Town Plaza, Shatin, +852 2776 6222
With splendid panoramas across Victoria Harbour, Hutong's popular Feng Wei brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays. Each month the restaurant offers activities such as Chinese fan painting, Chinese Rainbow Calligraphy and so much more. It's best for brunching families looking for top views, amazing Chinese cuisine, and entertainment. Kids under 12 eat free!
Who it's great for: Families looking to WOW guests and kids alike!
What's in the area? Head there and back on the Star Ferry - winning!
Hutong, 18/F, H Zentre 15 Middle Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3428 8342, www.hutong.com.hk
You are in for a treat and a half when you book Humid With a Chance of Fishballs. You'll have an experience of a lifetime! Before starting your tour, you'll experience an ancient Chinese folk ritual known as villain hitting. Licensed shoe hitter Granny Chiu will free you of any evil spirits. Jump on the tram and head of the only authentic floating sampan in Hong Kong-owned by a Tanka chef, one of the earliest ethnic groups in the city. You'll be spoilt with a six-course dinner, five seafood courses such as razor clams, typhoon shelter crab, and prawns, all washed down with traditional Chinese wine. This is an off-the-beaten-track experience like no other!
Who it's great for? Adventurous and hungry families
What's in the area? You'll discover the area with Humid With a Chance of Fishballs!
Humid With a Chance of Fishballs, The Cenotaph Central & Western District, Hong Kong, +852 9139 5761, https://humidwithachanceoffishballs.com/hong-kong-tours/food-tours/seafood-dinner-on-sampan-boat/
Everyone loves the Instagram-perfect views from the Peak, but if you are looking for an all-day outing, the patio at this historic stone cottage is hard to beat. The restaurant serves seafood platters to classic Asian dishes and traditional Western meals, plus a list of comfort food for the kids – what more can you ask for? A meal here, plus a ride on the Peak Tram and a run-around in Mount Austin Playground, and you’ve got a great day out.
Who it's great for: Casual multi-cuisine dining with the kids.
What's in the area? Luggard road walk, panoramic views of Hong Kong, Peak Galleria mall, hiking trail to Pok Fu Lam, Madame Tussaud Museum and much more.
Peak Lookout, 121 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, +852 2849 1000, www.peaklookout.com.hk.
Located on the beachfront in Repulse Bay's The Pulse, families can enjoy authentic Italian delights, from artisan pizzas to eggplant parmigiana while enjoying the sounds of the sea. And, don't miss the tiramisu for dessert, all washed down with a negroni or limoncello infusions made with the freshest lemons direct from Amalfi. For those looking for a fabulous family-friendly dining spot right on the beach where kids can play in the sand or playground while you eat and sip, this is worth the visit! Dine and dance away into the night at their second branch located in the most happening part of Central, Wyndham street.
Who it's great for: Pizza and beach-loving families. Order in and eat at the restaurant or take a pizza to go to the beach with the kids.
What's in the area? The beach, The Pulse, temple play.
Amalfitana, G/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2688 2001
Inspired by the British Indian Army mess hall, which dates back to the 1920s, Rajasthan Rifles brings back familiar dishes from that period. It has an unusual anglo-Indian charm that further accentuates the crew wearing an Indian army uniform. From Pav with Masala Scrambled Egg or Keema are some of the authentic colonial style delights, including the notorious Butter Chicken and the Prawn Vindaloo that are all served here. A kid-friendly, dog-friendly, and alfresco restaurant, it is an ideal place for a family lunch, and you have the option to order a picnic basket to enjoy at the Peak.
Who it's great for: Casual Indian with the kids.
What's in the area? Great panoramic views of Hong Kong, walk around Luggard road, and shopping options at The Peak Galleria
Did you know Yum Cha means Drink Tea in Cantonese? A super family-friendly restaurant, Yum Cha offers traditional and authentic Chinese dim sum with a twist to lure and excite kids to fall in love with dim sum all over again. Located conveniently across Hong Kong, including in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui, Yum Cha is a perfect place for families to experience some culture while savoring in the delights.
Who it's great for: Casual dim sum with the kids.
What's in the area? Located across Hong Kong, plan your visit in advance.
Yum Cha, 2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3708 8081, www.yumchahk.com
Tsim Sha Tsui, 3/F, 20-22 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2751 1666.
Little Cove Espresso is a trendy, family-friendly restaurant in Sai Kung with refreshing new interiors and a laid-back feel. Located right amongst the seafood restaurants, it offers a welcoming break for vegetarians and all health-conscious people. Their menu is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine that includes breakfast, smoothie and lunch bowls. It is a little haven for families with kids on any day of the week.
Who it's great for: Casual comfort food with the kids.
What's in the area? Sai Kung village walk, dog-friendly cafes and much much more.
Little Cove Espresso, Siu Yat Building Block A, Shop 1+2, G/F, Sai Kung Hoi Pong Square, Sai Kung, +852 6397 0875, www.facebook.com/littlecoveespresso/
Yet another super kid-and family-friendly eatery across town, Shake Shack has stolen the hearts of many youngsters with its cool videos, alfresco dining, gorgeous views of the harbor and scrumptious bites. It is perfect for kids as it has room for fun and frolicking around while enjoying yummy fries and burgers. Apart from their original classic, Hong Kong exclusives, including Milk tea shakes and Vanilla Custard egg tarts, are available now in six locations across Hong Kong.
Who it's great for: Casual fast food with the kids.
What's in the area? The cinemas, the IFC mall and much more if you venture outside the mall.
Shake Shack, Level 4, IFC Mall, Central, +852 2522 5611; Pacific Place, Admiralty; Times Square, Causeway Bay; Elements Mall, TST; G Floor, Harbor City, 3 Canton Road, Kowloon; New Town Plaza, Sha Tin Center, Hong Kong.
Shake Shack has just expanded to Lantau Island at Citygate Outlets in Tung Chung. Local artist Bo Law has painted vibrant boards that cover the entrance; it’s inspired by the classic Flying Chess board game and typical scenes from Hong Kong.
Located on the Kennedy Town waterfront, Grain is a fascinating and innovative playground for guests who love to eat long lunches with friends and families. Choose from delicious snacks, the decadent weekend brunch, Sunday roasts, daily choices, or the kid's menu that features battered haddock with proper chips and dipping mayo and green pasta with tomato sauce, basil, and parmesan. The open kitchen provides a fun focus as you watch the culinary team add some theatre to dining.
Who it's great for? Families with kids.
What's in the area? Belcher Bay Promenade is a public space facing the water that features a boardwalk, a children's playground, and a community farm and garden.
Grain, G/F, Shop 1, New Fortune House, 3-5 New Praya, Kennedy Town, https://grain.com.hk/
The popular free-flow champagne brunch and Japanese feast at Zuma have been going strong for many years now. Make sure to bring the whole Brady Bunch with you, as kids under 4 (only 1 child per paying adult) eat free during Saturday and Sunday brunch! You’ll need to book either the first or second seating in advance and reserve by prepayment via their website or by phone.
Who it's great for: Awesome free-flow weekend brunching with large groups and out-of-town guests. Always a winner! There are semi-private rooms available for larger groups, but you must reserve in advance. Child-friendly - absolutely!
What's in the area? It's located smack in the middle of Central so you can do all your shopping in between eats.
Zuma, Level 5 & 6, 15 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3657 6388, www.zumarestaurant.com/locations/hong-kong/
Filling a much-needed void in the Clearwater Bay area, St. Bart's is now a local favorite for families to brunch, for parents to enjoy a coffee and work or have a stylish date night. Set in the new development Mount Pavillions on Clearwater Bay Road, St. Bart's is an indoor/outdoor venue that is both adult and kid-friendly! The staff is amazing here - always playing and interacting with the kids over smoothies. More info here.
Who it's great for? Family brunches, dinners, and breakfasts (they open at 7am!).
What's in the area: Check out our Clearwater Bay Guide for families.
St. Bart's Clearwater Bay, Shop 1 on G/F Retail Block of Mount Pavilia 663 Clearwater Bay Road, Hong Kong, +852 2791 1189, email@example.com, www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/st.-barts-clear-water-bay
There’s a lot to love about Stanley – it’s a safe little haven to let the kiddos blow off steam, with a strip of restaurants commanding pretty views of the water. There's also Stanley Plaza's cozy cafes and go-to franchise restaurants, not to mention the cool pirate ship playground smack-dab in the middle of the spacious square! The top restaurants we love in the plaza are Classified and Beef & Liberty. Click here for the full list of top family-friendly restaurants in Stanley.
Who it's great for A fantastic place for quick meetups and playdates. It also caters to older kids, kids looking for scooters, pre-teens, and teens. It's a nice place on a gorgeous HK day.
What's in the area? Visit the temple next to the playground, head to Stanley market, or take a boat to Po Toi Island. For those heading from Central, Aqua Luna takes you straight there on a gorgeous weekend cruise - a hit with visitors.
Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley, +852 2813 4623, www.stanleyplaza.com. Click here for the Little Steps Guide to Dining in Stanley!
Classified, Shop No. G08A, G/F, Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley, Hong Kong, www.classifiedfood.com/eng/
Beef & Liberty, G04, G/f, 23 Carmel Road Stanley Plaza, Stanley, Hong Kong, http://www.beef-liberty.com/hk
Meobang introduces Korean BBQ to families in a warm, inviting environment, just like a Korean home. Carefully selected fresh ingredients come from worldwide or local organic sources. They serve delicious platters of Korean favorites – the chefs are playful with the presentation and create smiley faces for the kids. The children's play area has a bobo pool, a makeup table, a mini-kitchen for girls, and toy cars for boys.
Who it's great for? Families with playful kids.
What's in the area? Visit traditional markets for flowers, clothes, and jade.
MeokBang, 2nd Floor, 90 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, https://kidzone.meokbang.com.hk/
Frites is a Belgium beerhouse that serves original dishes such as The Good Wife Sausage, the crispy 750g Pork Knuckle, and a great steak selection. The Mussel Pots range from FRITES House Mussels to the Asian-inspired Laksa. Kids can enjoy their dedicated kid’s menu. They also have dedicated events throughout the year so check their promotion schedule here to stay up to date.
Who it's great for: Weekend family-friendly brunching in Hong Kong, playdates, dad and baby dates.
What's in the area? FRITES has 8 locations across Hong Kong, so you can pair it with any weekend activity.
FRITES Central, 1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2217 6671, www.frites.hk
FRITES Wan Chai, 28 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, +852 2877 2422
FRITES Causeway Bay, 38 Haven Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2142 5233
FRITES Quarry Bay, G/F Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Island East, Hong Kong, +852 2250 5188
FRITES North Point, Shops 4-5, G/F, Harbour East, 218 Electric Road, Hong Kong +3950 9000
FRITES Kwun Tong, Shop 3, 1/F, The Quayside 77 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, +3950 9000
FRITES Tseung Kwan O, Shop G03 & 103A, 1/F, Monterey Place
23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +3950 9000
FRITES Tai Kok Tsui, Shops G08-11, G/F, West 9 Zone
38 Cherry Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, +3950 9000
The home of artisan cheeses, gourmet coffees, boutique wines, and handcrafted bread is open at the beachfront shopping mall, The Pulse. After a stroll on Repulse Bay beach, drop into Classified on Level 1 for a snack or meal that everyone will enjoy! Kids get their own all-day set menu with fish fingers, baked potatoes, mac n cheese, and other options, plus a scoop of sorbet. A perfect menu for a summer afternoon! Rise By Classified is the new Classified that will open in Kowloon. So watch out!
Who it's great for: Families of all ages, playdates, and those seeking alfresco beachy bites.
What's in the area? Repulse Bay Beach, the temple, and The Pulse!
Classified Repulse Bay, Shop no. 107, 1/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Hong Kong, +852 2351 3454, www.classifiedfood.com
Rise By Classified, Shop 5, G/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, TST Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.risebyclassified.com/
One-thirtyone combines a stunning location with amazing French food, and it’s kid-friendly to boot! Let the kids run around on the lush green lawn while you savour the sublime four-course meal. There is a kids lunch menu available, or they're happy for you to bring a packed lunch for kids under 6. Make sure to request a table outside, so you can gaze out at the water and watch (glass in hand) as the little ones charge around the gorgeous garden. Note: they don’t have high chairs so bring your own cushion or ask them to stack some chairs.
Who it's great for: This is out of the way for many and high-end so a fabulous place for a celebration lunch or a place to take out of town friends.
What's in the area? Sai Kung town (but it is a taxi away)!
Inspired by Florence and the Amalfi coast, Pane e Latte is a warm, welcoming, and unpretentious place to gather. The space is filled with pink pillars and ceilings woven with reed to give diners a sense of wheat fields. The walls and counters present antiques from Milan, including jars, paintings, and family photographs from Italian beachside holidays. The panetteria paradise welcomes you with delicious smells of freshly baked bread, pastries, and chocolate. They serve all of your favorites, including Pane e Latte eggs benedict and the yummy bombolini filled with crema pasticcera
Who it's great for? Everyone!
What's in the area? Go searching for souvenirs such as traditional lacquerware, embroidered tablecloths, prints, and paintings.
Pane e Latte, G/F, U-c Court, 25 Stanley Market Road, Stanley, https://www.paneelatte.hk/
Pizzas, pasta, salads and steaks – there's plenty on the menu at spacious high-end Italian restaurant Meraviglia in Hong Kong Science Park, where kids are more than catered for too, with a range of different play areas set up at the weekends and a bouncy castle and pirate boat during the summer months. They also have a large indoor play area.
Who it's great for: Families looking for an Italian feast full of bouncy castles and playtime. Warning- it's not cheap.
What's in the area? Kids love scootering at Hong Kong Science Park! You can also rent bikes to hit the trails.
Meraviglia, S040, G/F, Lakeside 2, No. 10 Science Park West Avenue, Hong Kong Science Park, Phase 2, Pak Shek Kok, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2210 7168, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.meraviglia.hk
A favorite in Sai Kung, The Conservatory is a breath of fresh.... omelettes, chia coconut pudding, smoothies, and chocolate banana pancakes. The relaxed indoor-outdoor restaurant sits right on the square (where kids can run wild on the playground), and offers awesome coffee and a healthy breakfast menu for both kids and adults. Highchairs are available. Kid tested and definitely parent-approved!
Who it's great for: Kids who want to have fun in the playground.
What's in the area? Perfect for people and puppy watching!
The Conservatory: 26 Wan King Path (The square), Sai Kung, +852 2792 1105, www.conservatorysaikung/
Genki Sushi has over 65 stores across Hong Kong. They are the first sushi chain to adopt a fully automated three-tier Kousoku express delivery system. Scan the restaurant's barcode, select the dishes from the menu, and your food is delivered straight to your table by a brightly colored express train. Kids love waiting for the trains to arrive! The food is always fresh. Choose from sushi, sashimi, gunkan, rolls, appetizers, light snacks, or delicious hot food.
Who it's great for? Train obsessed families!
Genki Sushi, over 65 stores across the city, https://www.genkisushi.com.hk/
Right on Shek-O Beach, Cococabana is the ideal spot to grab lunch with the fam during a day at the beach, or after hiking Dragon's Back! Sit inside to get away from the sun, or outside on the deck, where you can watch all the beach action. Cococabana offers filling snacks like burgers, hotdogs and crepes from its quick cafe, as well as more substantial plates like its signature Piri Piri prawns, in the sit-down restaurant.
Who it's great for? Long lunches with beachy play with kids of all ages. Great to take visitors too! It's not cheap...but it's blissful.
What's in the area? Shek O Beach, Dragon's Back, Big Wave Bay surfing with the kids.
Hearty Italian-American restaurant Linguini Fini is launching the city’s first TINY happy hour! On Mondays-Fridays (excluding public holidays) from 5 - 7pm, kids under 12 years of age have the enormous benefit of eating off the Linguini Fini kids’ menu for free if an accompanying adult purchases an item from the à la Carte. The menu includes all the classic kids’ favorites like gooey and delicious Mac n Cheese, as well as fun, playful dishes such as Tomato Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to dip. Kids can have it all, it seems.
Who it's great for: Busy families looking for one of the best family-friendly eating deals in town.
What's in the area? Central, Sheung Wan, and Mid-levels fun!
If you love food, then the Aqualuna day cruise is a must! Enjoy being aboard one of Hong Kong's last remaining red-sail Chinese junk boats. The exquisite tour takes you on a journey through Hong Kong's magical and secret fishing village Lei Yue Mun. You'll weave your way through old fishing junks and sampans that moor side-by-side with luxury yachts. Feast on freshly cooked dim sum meticulously handcrafted by chefs from the Dim Sum Library. Luxuriate in the comfort of your own day bed and sip one of Aqualuna's hip cocktails as you soak in the stunning harbor views. The tour typically takes an hour and a half, don't forget your camera!
Who it's great for? Brave explorers and history lovers
What's in the area? A fascinating juxtaposition between old fishing junks and modern luxury yachts
Aqualuna, Central Pier 9, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2116 8821, https://aqualuna.asiapay.com/cart/6
Kids can choose from the Sakana Sushi Set featuring unlimited mini salmon and prawn sushi with miso soup and orange juice. The Chocho Junior Bento Box is filled with prawn katsu, chicken kara-age and udon noodles. The Tatsu Junior Bento Box is comprised of prawn and vegetable tempura, chicken teriyaki ball and udon noodle soup, while the Mini Temaki Handrolls are available with salmon, crab and avocado, freshwater eel, Japanese omelet, or cucumber.
Who it's great for: Japanese and sushi-loving families.
What's in the area? In Central, families can head to Hong Kong Park afterward - a real treat! In Taikoo Place, they can go ice skating or see a movie at Cityplaza. You could also head to the cycling trails in Quarry Bay.
Shiro - Admiralty, LG1, 123 Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong +852 2117 9481, www.shiro-sushi.com
Ministry of Mussels is a loud and proud sports bar that serves a delicious array of dishes from various corners of the world. Seafood favorites include Singapore chili crab mussels, coconut prawns, and lobster roll, while international dishes include tender German pork knuckle and classic fried American steak. The premium bistro serves up international beers and fine wines and streams 4K sports throughout the day. They have a great kiddies menu and a padded play zone filled with lots of toys to play with during the game.
Who it's great for? Families with kids of all ages.
What's in the area? Jump on the Peak Tram to the top, wander along Victoria Peak, and admire the views across the iconic skyline.
Ministry of Mussels, 3rd Floor, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, www.ministryofmussels.com
Madame Fù is a beautiful contemporary Chinese restaurant located in the Tai Kwun heritage compound, offering a range of delicious signature dishes such as Chinese dim sum, truffle chicken, soups, desserts, and more. Innovative menus include Guangzhou classics with kids' favorites like Madame Fù's golden pork belly with mustard and Sichuan chili chicken. They present the Green Monday vegetarian set menu to encourage plant-based dining each week.
Who it's great for? Chinese-loving kids.
What's in the area? Check out the cultural district to see if there are any art exhibitions taking place.
Madame Fu, 3/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2114 2118, www.madamefu.com.hk
Zaks offers alfresco dining, just a short ferry ride from Central! This is the largest restaurant on the water in Discovery Bay, so you'll have plenty of room to stretch out with the kids and all their gear. There's something to eat for everyone, including a varied kids menu with all the faves, and ice cream for dessert! Other perks are a play area for kids outside, a view of the Hong Komg Disneyland fireworks, and a free ferry ride back to Central!
Who it's great for: This is out of the way for many, and high-end so a fabulous place for a celebration lunch or a place to take out of town friends.
Zaks, Shop G04, G/F & 103, 1/F, D'Deck, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, D'Deck, Hong Kong, +852 2987 6232, www.casteloconcepts.com.
Whether you are going for brunch or a late lunch, drive or ferry it over to Bathers for a great way to spend the day with the fam. Their smorgasbord is made up of everything from juicy burgers to salt and pepper calamari. And if you’re taking your tots, choose from the kids’ menu which changes daily. Book ahead to snag a cozy nook and leverage that seaside breeze.
Who it's great for: Families looking to book up for a day of lunching and brunching on Lantau's top beach.
What's in the area? Beach play, hiking in Lantau, and outdoor adventures.
Bathers, 32 Lower Cheung Sha Village, South Lantau, Hong Kong, +852 2504 4788, www.facebook.com/BathersRestaurantHK
Smorgasbord Dockyard is renowned for its incredible food offerings. Choose from any of the ten kiosks ranging from Dockyard Tea House, which serves Hong Kong's favorite classics, NAAN, delicious dishes from India, Sen of Japan, varied deliciously fresh Japanese cuisine, Cotton & Cream with their super desserts, and even My Green Bowl for extra healthy options. Download and open the Dockyard app, place your order, and your meal choices are delivered to your table!
Who it's great for? Food tech-loving families
What's in the area? There are numerous fine shopping malls, the grand Hong Kong Coliseum, and the artistic Senso Italiano gallery.
Dockyard, Level 1, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2252 5228, http://dockyardhk.com/
From play dates to parties, Origami Cafe is the perfect place for little ones to get together for lunch or dinner. As the latest family-friendly dining hot spot in town, it is specially designed by the world-renowned designer Alan Chan to provide a safe, fun and interactive play and dine environment for kids up to seven. Parents can enjoy their coffee and relax in the cafe area while the little ones are having fun in the play zone and at the first indoor sandpit in town! During sunny days, families can access the rooftop park of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and enjoy some outdoor fun in this space of 23,000 square meters. More information here!
Who it's great for? Families with young kids, playdates, baby-friendly.
What's in the area: Loads of space on the rooftop for running around and the park downstairs for some scootering.
Origami Cafe, North End, Zone B, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, +852 6063 7470, email@example.com, www.origami.com.hk
While it’s a popular after-work hangout during the week, 208 transforms into a buzzing family-friendly haven at weekends. Families of all stripes come down for a nice Prosecco-fueled brunch and to dine on delectable pizzas and pastas on Saturdays and Sundays. As expected, it’s a popular place so make reservations early to avoid disappointment.
Who it's great for: Pizza and pasta-loving families.
What's in the area? Browse the antique stores on Hollywood Road.
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2549 0208, www.208.com.hk
Inspired by rustic camp cooking, feast-on-nature is Campsite’s motto, a tribute to the
magnificence of Mother Nature. The chefs are dedicated to creating dishes cooked
with fresh and sustainable ingredients in a glamping-style environment. The modern interiors emit a calming ‘camping’ energy, including their camping-inspired menus such as tasty favorites like the campfire wagyu steak, mac n’ cheese, and classic sweet corn soup. Walk off your lunch calories along the Quarry Bay promenade.
Who it's great for? Families with kids who love camping!
What's in the area? Belcher Bay Promenade is a public space facing the water that features a boardwalk, a children's playground, and a community farm and garden.
Campsite, Shop 5, G/F, K11 Atelier, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.campsite.com.hk
Pizza on the beach, yes, please! Cafe Roma is still a bit of a secret, but we recently visited the restaurant and it has to be added to the list. Based on Park Island, you can pair this pizza outing with a trip to Noah's Ark. The restaurant is based right on the beach where you can watch the kids play while sipping a cold beer and eating fab pizza.
Who it's great for: Pizza on the beach!
What's in the area? Take a ferry for a Park Island adventure and eat on the beach then head to Noah's Ark. Our video here!
Cafe Roma, Ma Wan Road, Ma Wan Island, Hong Kong, +852 3446 1226, www.caferoma.com.hk
Oola is all about easy-going food and drinks, all day. The distinct Mediterranean vibe is perfect for picking up a perfectly ground Illy coffee, a quick lunch or long, lazy weekend brunch, happy hour and cocktails, or dinner with friends. Their dishes include healthy choices, super-sized burgers, and fusion dishes, all lovingly prepared. There's a great kid's menu for those under 12, including a yummy breakfast pizza with scrambled egg, sausage, bacon, tomato, mushroom, and potato. Parents can enjoy the fine wine corner while kids choose their favorite flavored milkshakes and smoothies.
Who it's great for? Families with kids of all ages.
Oolaa TKO, Shop G16, G/F, Capri Place, 33 Tong Yin Street, https://www.oolaagroup.com/restaurants/oolaa-tseung-kwan-o
Oolaa Central, G/F, 28 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, https://www.oolaagroup.com/restaurants/oolaa-central
Oolaa Tung Chung, Unit G30, G/F., Citygate, 18-20 Tat Tung Road. Tung Chung, Lantau, https://www.oolaagroup.com/restaurants/oolaa-tung-chung
Oolaa Star Street, Shop 2 Tower 2 Starcrest, 9 Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, https://www.oolaagroup.com/restaurants/oolaa-petite
Cooshti, G & 1/F 35G, Lee Tung Avenue, Wanchai, https://www.oolaagroup.com/restaurants/cooshti
It's weekend brunch time little foodies... and a view of the harbor is included! If you’re looking for a dining venue with a view that’s kiddo friendly and a bit more upmarket, then we have a slew of recommendations for you, all based in one location. Alfresco Lane offers a unique alfresco dining experience with superb harbor views of Hong Kong Island.
Who it's great for: Families looking to chillax with the kids at one of the coolest beachside restaurants in Hong Kong.
What's in the area? Pair up with a visit to one of Hong Kong's top museums in TST!
Alfresco Lane, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre & Empire Centre, 66 and 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, More Information
Kinship knows that family comes first. Their food isn’t defined by one culture; they serve Michelin-worthy food and honest prices and celebrate the vibrancy of Hong Kong and its various cultures. The new world cuisine bursts with flavors of world travel. The weekend brunches are legendary, so treat yourself to a Kinship’s brunch with a wide selection of Modern European cuisine with cold free-flowing beer, bubbles, wine, and G&Ts crafted to perfection.
Who it's great for? Families with older kids.
What's in the area? Marks & Spencer is just opposite for a spot of post-lunch shopping.
Kinship, LL Tower, 2-4 Shelley Street, Hong Kong, https://kinshiphk.com/
Tseung Kwan O is an up-and-coming trendy neighborhood. Situated in Sai Kung, it sits on reclaimed land offering waterfront views and a promenade for families to enjoy. The Velodrome Park is equipped with a skateboard park, playground, amphitheatre, jogging track including wall climbing activity. With all there is to offer at Tseung Kwan O, new restaurants and stores are open every other week. Don Don Donki, the Japanese superstore opened its doors last year at Tseung Kwan O.
Restaurants At Tseung Kwan O
Dough Bros is your friendly neighborhood hangout that serves scrummy sourdough pizzas and freshly filled doughnuts. Their pizzas are hand-rolled to order and served with their signature garlic and herb dip! Make sure you try the new Little Steps favorite, 'The Carbonara,' with a delicious carbonara base, mozzarella, pancetta, golden egg yolk, shaved parmesan, cracked black pepper, and fresh parsley. It's great!
Who it's great for? Dough obsessed families with kids
Dough Bros restaurants are in Happy Valley, Central (SoHo), Kennedy Town, Wan Chai, Quarry Bay, and Queen's Road Central.
Dough Bros, https://www.doughbroshk.com/
Isola is a long-time favorite in IFC Mall. It offers a venue with indoor and outdoor dining options, wide areas between the tables for strollers, and you can easily access the changing rooms at IFC Mall if you are eating with a baby. The food is excellent and kids love the pizza. Buon appetito!
Who it's great for: Family brunching and a great place to bring friends.
What's in the area? Head to the rooftop at IFC mall after for views of the harbor Or, watch a movie at the mall.
Isola, Shop 2075, Level 2, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, gaiagroup.com.hk/restaurant/isola/
Located on one of the finest stretches of beach in Hong Kong in our humble opinion, sink your toes in the sand whilst devouring some yummy pizzas, pastas and a host of other easy Italian eats right on the beach. Combine the restaurant outing with a day lazing on the beach or as a treat after a hike.
Who it's great for: Casual beachside dining
What's in the area? The beach!
Lantana, 40 Cheung Sha Lower Village, Lantau, Hong Kong, +852 5565 7078, https://lantana.com.hk/.
Multi-award-winning Mr Wolf is a full-service dining and entertainment venue that fuses the delicious taste of home-style cooking with exciting new cooking techniques. Their menus range from healthy plant-based fayre to hearty braised beef short rib served with Lyonnaise potatoes and horseradish cream and everything in between. Chef Jamie is imaginative and continually changing up the menu. Choose from light bites on the terrace, their delicious family weekend brunch, traditional roasts, light lunches, and celebratory events.
Who it's great for? Families with older kids.
What's in the area? Pop into one of the many tea shops on Queen’s Street.
Mr Wolf, 5/F, 70 Queens Road, Central, Hong Kong, https://mrwolf.hk/
A family outing to a Dim Sum place is one of the favorite pastimes in Hong Kong, especially on a Sunday. Check out our Hong Kong Dim Sum restaurant guide. Dim Sum is part of Hong Kong's culture and tradition that includes an assortment of seafood dishes, meats and vegetables that are either steamed, fried, or baked. Some of the commonly known dim sum places in Hong Kong are:
BaseHall is the city's first premium food hall that boasts an exciting lineup of vendors that offer some of the best food in Hong Kong. Each vendor is encouraged to be creative and explore new ingredients and menus so that you can experience something unique and yummy with every order. BaseHall is on the lower ground floor of the iconic Jardine House, and it's the perfect place for morning meetups, long lunches, evening drinks, and dinner. Vendors include Francis, Co Thanh, Honbo, Moyo Sik, Return of Lemak, and Bengal Brothers.
Who it's great for? Food-lovin fams
What's in the area? Connaught Square is home to a statue by Henry Moore entitled Double Ova.
Enjoy an alfresco BBQ meal with the gang at The Grill at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, where kids under 5 eat free every evening from 6:30pm until 10pm! This family-friendly spot perched on the 11th floor offers highchairs, umbrellas, and fans for hot days. Enjoy grilled seafood and meats (kids will love the range of homemade sausages), plus veggies, salads, and desserts!
Who it's great for: Families looking to hang with the kids in style.
What's in the area? Wanchai play! There is a park right next door and a playground around the back of the swimming pool.
The Grill at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2588 1234, www.hongkong.grand.hyattrestaurants.com/grill/default-en.html
Looking for a touch of Latin magic to spice up your night? Look no further than El Charro Mexican Food. The menu is diverse and offers something for everyone, including vegetarians, and is ideal for sharing among friends. Kiddos can enjoy chips and salsa and tacos. Located in Cyberport Mall, this is an ideal place for families living in Pokfulam.
Who it's great for: Older kids looking to test their taste buds with Mexican Food.
What's in the area? There is a fabulous park right on their doorstep!
El Charro Mexican Cantina, The Arcade, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong, +852 2793 2522, www.elcharro.hk
Hailing from Taiwan, Mr. Tree is a great addition to the local family dining scene. Its 6,000-feet space is divided into two areas: one for dining and one solely for kids' play (for ages 6 and under). From ball pits to sandpits to slides, they've got everything you need to keep the kiddos happy and busy while you enjoy a cozy Saturday brunch!
Who it's great for: Family brunching with a huge playroom.
What's in the area? Head to D2 Place for a browse through up-and-coming HK designers.
Mr. Tree, 1/F, D2 Place Two, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Facebook Page
This is classic NYC-inspired pizza with a Hong Kong influence. Their pizza bases are sourdough which makes them a little easier to digest. As well as yummy pizza they also have delicious buffalo wings and specialize in Jewish treats. For mom and dad, they have craft beer direct from NYC and scrummy cocktails.
Who it's great for: Casual pizza with the kids.
What's in the area? Kennedy Town strolling.
Alvy’s, 8 Holland Street, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, +852 2312 2996, Facebook Page
There are lots more kid-friendly restaurants across the city for you and the kids to enjoy.
The Little Steps team loves Stanley, so much so that they’ve created a guide of their favorite restaurants. Enjoy the colonial past and unwind in Stanley Bay, the picturesque seaside town with its sandy beach, enticing markets, and waterside restaurants.
Stan Cafe, www.stancafe.hk
Gino’s Gelato, http://www.stanleyplaza.com/
Did you know that Repulse Bay’s beautiful beach has been Hong Kong Island’s main swimming beach since the 19th century? Repulse Bay is known for its silky soft white sand, clear and calm waters, and family days out.
Coffee Academics, https://www.the-coffeeacademics.com/
Sip Song, https://sip-song.com/
Maggie & Rose, https://hk.maggieandrose.com/
Discovery Bay is a great destination for outdoor adventure, culinary delights, live entertainment, and lots more. Recharge, rediscover and experience all that Discovery Bay has to offer. Explore some of the Little Steps favorites.
Coyote Mexican Cantina, www.coyote.com.hk
The Peak gives you the best vantage point of Hong Kong. The higher you go, the more you see. Every day the scenery changes because of the light and the weather. It’s a little slice of magic.
The Mina House, https://www.thefoodstoryhk.com/minahouse
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, https://www.bubbagump.hk/
Sai Kung is the second largest area of Hong Kong and is dubbed the 'back garden of Hong Kong', known for its fishing villages, beautiful scenery, hiking trails, beaches and islands, and chilled-out vibes.
Little Cove, https://www.facebook.com/littlecoveespresso
The Picture House, http://www.enotecagroup.com/thepicturehouse/