Are you tired of the same old dinners? Is meal-time making you miserable?! Well, summer is here and it’s time to freshen up those culinary experiences. Hong Kong is full of fantastic little eateries to try this summer including beach restaurant secrets in Lantau, free-flow brunches in the city, and newly opened restaurants to try in Hong Kong. Let Little Steps guide you towards some of the unique dining venues the city has to offer this summer.
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. You’ll be recharged for whatever Monday has in store after the zen-like soundtrack of crashing waves combined with low-key jazz tunes.
Bathers, Click here for more info, 32 Lower Cheung Sha Village South Lantau, Hong Kong, +852 2504 4788
This casual seafood joint is located on the newly revamped Avenue of the Stars. The fun seafood spot is an excellent place to park yourself for a few hours on a fine day, slurping fresh oysters and indulging in succulent seafood platters, as well as lobster rolls and more! This is an ideal location after you have taken the kids for day out at the renovated The Hong Kong Museum Of Art!
Ink, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong, inkcafe.com.hk
Check out the vibrant family restaurant called Sip Song at Repulse Bay! The restaurant is inspired by the beach culture along the southern Thai coast and of course, serves Thai food. Based on authentic Thai food, the menu will serve dishes and drinks that will taste great especially after a nice afternoon on the beach. The place is an eatery and a bar, so parents can relax to a nice glass and kids can snack on delicious ice cream.
Sip Song, the pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, sip-song.com
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! Whether you're in the mood for a casual brunch and play, a hearty family dim sum, or a romantic date night with a view, Stanley has you covered.
Top Stanley Restaurants Southside Family Eats, Click here
Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley, +852 2813 4623, www.stanleyplaza.com
Hungry? Hike or boat over to Yau Ley Restaurant and prepare to feast on curry crab, deep-fried squid, calamari, or a variety of fish from the restaurant's tanks. This family-owned Cantonese restaurant is worth the journey. They will make sure your little ones are happy campers, offering plenty of high chairs and a beach for the kids to explore while mom and dad sip their weekend away.
Yau Ley Restaurant And Private Beaching In Sai Kung, click here!
Want to have a picnic with family in Hong Kong? You are in luck as this city offers picnics in parks, picnics near playgrounds, picnics by waterfalls, and picnics by the Harbour. What is more? There are many restaurants in Hong Kong offering picnic pick-up options. Sweet! Check out our handy guide to find the Top Picnic Spots In Hong Kong!
Picnic With The Kids, Click here!
Treasure Island (old Mavericks bar/restaurant) offers classic comfort food like steak, sliders, and burgers alongside a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Located right on Pui O Beach in Lantau, Treasure Island serves up excellent food and a chilled-out surfer-chic atmosphere, perfect for a weekend beach excursion with the kiddos! Make sure to check out their Surfing And Adventure Summer Camps At Treasure Island here!
Treasure Island, Pui O Beach, South Lantau, Hong Kong, +852 2546 3543, www.treasureislandhk.com
Ready for BBQ, margaritas, and island-inspired favorites from Hawaii, Cuba, and Vietnam? We are! From Maximal Group, the people behind Blue Butcher and Brickhouse, Limewood dishes out tempting grilled seafood and meats, along with lip-smacking margaritas right on the beach. Located at the newly opened The Pulse shopping center, you can follow up a meal with a romp around the mall, play at the playground, or simply run around the beach.
Limewood, The Pulse, Shop 103&104, G/F, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, +852 2866 8668, www.limewood.hk
The local experts at Little Steps have compiled the best of the best activities, hidden coffee shops, must-visit shops, family-friendly restaurants, island excursions, and more in and around Sai Kung. Sai Kung is famous for seafood but also offers a range of international cuisine, amazing coffee shops, and cool seaside bars. This handy Sai Kung Guide will help you find your family-friendly favorites such as Momentai, ideal after junk boating or visiting the town, and also has great craft beer! Little Cove is also super cute and popular and has lots of fab outdoor space!
Guide To Sai Kung With Kids, click here
Zaks offers alfresco dining, just a short ferry ride from Central! This is the largest restaurant on the water in DB, 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 HK Disneyland fireworks, and a free ferry ride back to Central!
Zaks, Shop G04, G/F & 103, 1/F, D'Deck, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, D'Deck, Hong Kong, +852 2987 6232, www.casteloconcepts.com
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.
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.
Alfresco Lane, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre & Empire Centre, 66 & 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, www.wooloo-mooloo.com/hk/tst-east.aspx
From Indonesia's culinary traditions incorporating local produce and cocktails inspired by native ingredients, to artisanal Indonesian textiles, linens, ceramics and clothing produced in support of local Indonesian crafts – all this and more will be found in the 8,000-square-foot multi-purpose space in Sai Ying Pun that is home to the new Potato Head Hong Kong. This new concept offers retail, dining, coffee and events inspired and informed by Indonesia, all under one roof.
Potato Head Hong Kong, G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2858 3036, www.ptthead.com
Spices breaks the mould by serving some of the best curries in town in a beautiful colonial setting. It's a cross between a Southeast Asian spice market and a colonial clubhouse, with a dash of contemporary style, complete with rattan armchairs, stylish umbrellas, and timber planters. To top it all off, all the beaches and fun on the south side are just a flip-flop’s toss away.
Spices At The Repulse Bay, G/F, The Arcade, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2292 2821, www.therepulsebay.com
The home of artisan cheeses, gourmet coffees, boutique wines, and handcrafted breads is now 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! Kiddos get their own all-day set menu for HK$60, with fish fingers, baked potatoes, mac + cheese, and other options, plus a scoop of sorbet!
Classified Repulse Bay, Shop no. 107 1/F The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Hong Kong, +852 2351 3454, www.classifiedfood.com
Enjoy an al fresco BBQ meal with the gang at The Grill at The Grand Hyatt, where kids under 5 eat free every evening from 6:30pm-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!
The Grill at The Grand Hyatt, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2588 1234, www.hongkong.grand.hyattrestaurants.com/grill/default-en.html
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!
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