When it comes to dining, Hong Kong is blessed with some of Asia’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants alongside stunning skyline views. But what about something a little less fancy? When it comes to keeping the whole tribe happy, here are some suggestions for the best family restaurant in town.
Café Deco may have branches all over Hong Kong, but it’s their Peak location that really rises above the rest when it comes to family dining. The extensive menu of crowd-pleasing favourites such as wood-fired pizzas, fresh pasta, and market-fresh seafood entices you, while the spacious, welcoming venue provides a relaxing atmosphere for your family get-togethers. In addition to kid-friendly amenities such as changing facilities and step-free stroller access via the restaurant’s private lift, Café Deco boasts a large, well-stocked play area to keep the tots entertained. Try out the Peak Circle Walk as the perfect post lunch stroll to burn off some calories and soak up that famous view.
Yamm, The Mira Hong Kong
Gourmands on the Kowloon side are spoiled for choice when it comes to weekend brunch options. However, Yamm at The Mira Hong Kong is a clear frontrunner for best family restaurant, with plenty to impress both you and your kids. With free-flow bubbles for the grown-ups and fresh juices for the bambinos, this buffet tantalises with a bountiful array of Chinese and Western options, along with a dessert selection guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face. To add to the excitement, Yamm’s in-house magician performs sleight-of-hand card tricks at your table while you dine. It’s simply magical!
Rosie Jean’s Café
Created as Hong Kong’s first child-friendly café, Rosie Jean’s is designed with the youngest members of the family in mind. This casual Caine Road eatery has a simple, yet delicious menu filled with bagels, soups, and salads that caters to the very pickiest of eaters—and with a few sweet treats thrown in between! The ultimate family hangout, Rosie Jean’s has an abundance of wooden toys to keep the little ones occupied while Mum and Dad sip on cosy mugs of latte. If you arrive after 4:45 p.m. on a weekday or throughout the weekend, you can use the adjoining preschool’s playground for an extra fee, buying you even more time to unwind.
If you’re heading to Stanley, a trip to Stan Café should rank high on your list of refuelling options. This brasserie, situated atop Stanley Plaza, welcomes families with its mix of casual French fare and convivial atmosphere. Kids love the authentic Citroën delivery van parked at the entrance, while parents rave about the perfectly grilled steak, takeaway bakery, and charcuterie platter. Grab a red tableclothed spot indoors, or head to the breezy terrace for a bit of sunshine.
Having recently expanded to a second location in Harbour City, Jamie’s Italian has taken Hong Kong by storm since its original Causeway Bay branch opened in 2014. Created by the ultimate family man chef, Jamie’s Italian dishes up classic sharing dishes such as pasta, antipasti and wood-fired pizzas. The kids’ menu is exceptional, featuring delicate salads in jars, complete with “shake me” instructions and retro viewfinders that allow junior diners sneak previews of their food before it arrives. With colouring sheets, crayons and high chairs at the ready, Jamie’s Italian is family dining done right.