Where to Eat


Now’s not the time for a foodie trip to the 11th arrondissement in Paris, but that’s not to say you can’t enjoy it’s dynamic food scene. Belon is offering a six-course tasting menu for Mother’s Day, so you can sample some of the Michelin-starred French restaurant’s hearty signature dishes. Come for a taste of their homemade naturally leavened bread, a whole roasted ‘three yellow’ chicken with petits pois à la française, and a delicate millefeuille for dessert. 

41 Elgin Street, SoHO; belonsoho.com

The Chinese Library

Photo: Dishtag

Photo: Dishtag

The Chinese Library pays homage to its surroundings in Tai Kwun, the former-colonial police headquarters on Hollywood Road, with western infused Chinese dishes. For Mother’s Day, they’re highlighting the diversity of regional Chinese cooking with their seven dish tasting menu that includes everything from Hokkaido scallops and black truffle fried egg, to the chef’s favourite: a chrysanthemum ‘thousand cut’ silken tofu in chicken broth, and baked king prawns with fermented beans. To finish, there’s a tofu panna cotta with matcha cake and toffee too, that’s sure to sweeten the evening. 

Block 01, Tai Kwun, Police Headquarters, 10 Hollywood Rd, Central; chineselibrary.com.hk

Yat Tung Heen

Chef Tam at the Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Yat Tung Heen in Jordan has curated a nine-course Mother’s Day menu for you to spoil your mum. Honey-glazed barbecued pork can be ordered to start, followed by braised South African abalone with black mushrooms and a seamed longevity bun for dessert. All elevated by the open plan space with its mood lighting, earth toned upholstery and wood paneled ceilings. 

 Yat Tung Heen, B2, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon; yattungheen.com


Sai Ying Pun newcomer LucAle might be keeping things casual this weekend with laid-back trattoria cooking, but you can expect big flavours from renowned chefs Alessandro Angelini and Luca De Berardinis, formerly of the Shangri-La’s Angelini and the Conrad’s Nicholini’s. They’re serving up a Mother’s Day brunch with unlimited wine — mostly natural and biodynamic ones sourced from Italy — a selection of antipasti and salads, as well as their delicious homemade pasta. 

Shop A, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun; facebook.com/lucalehk

The Flowers to Buy

Ellermann Designs 

Although these striking yet effortless bouquets are the perfect gift on their own, Ellermann Designs has partnered with luxurious molecular skincare guru Dr. Barbara Sturm to create gift hampers for Mother’s Day, too. Their soft pink arrangement made from hellebore, ranunculus, tulips and succulents will come with Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Discovery Kit – seven travel-sized skincare essentials including a cleanser, facial scrub, hyaluronic ampoule, eye cream, face cream, body cream, and face mask.

Wong Chuk Hang Atelier, Unit B, 15th Floor, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang; ellermanndesign.com

Flannel Flowers

The floristry scene is blooming thanks to Instagram, but Flannel Flowers has been brightening up people’s homes since 1994. It reigns strong as one of Hong Kong’s best bespoke florists, cementing a name for itself in the fashion industry by collaborating with everyone from Louis Vuitton and Cartier, to Van Cleef & Arpels and Lane Crawford. For Mother’s Day, it has plenty of creative displays from feminine pinks to arrangements that are a little bolder. Two of its bouquets can be purchased together with a Diptyque candle. 

B1 Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay; IFC Mall Shop 1040B, 8 Finance Street, Central; flannelflowers.com.hk

Floristry at M&L

For something a little more contemporary, Sheung Wan’s Floristry at M&L dodges the constraints of traditional arrangement to create minimalist masterpieces. Its bouquets are as much about the flowers as they are about wild, natural foliage and vases. For the special day, its Mother’s Moon Flower Bouquet and the Mother’s Moon Flower Jar gets our seal of approval. 

Ground Floor, 18 Bonham Strand West, Sheung Wan; floristry-ml.com

The Best Gifts

Ms B’s CAKERY Cakes

Hong Kong’s much-loved Ms B’s CAKERY has launched a  series of over 20 limited edition cakes for Mother’s Day, inspired by the floral abundance of spring. Each cake, named the likes of ‘Rejoice’ and ‘Rejuvenate’ and consisting of different textures and layers of fresh cream, is decorated with handcrafted sugar flowers for the prettiest Mother’s Day treat. Founded by stylish patissier Bonnae Gokson of destination restaurant and bar SEVVA, Ms B’s CAKERY is a glamorous black and white striped spot that’s the perfect place to spend the special day.

Shop 248, Prince’s Building 10 Chater Road, Central; Shop G26A, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East; Shop 202, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; msbscakery.hk

Louise’s Mother’s Day Hamper

Beloved French bistro Louise has created the hamper of all Mother’s Day hampers, an indulgent assemblage of luxurious treats. There’s a bottle of Perrier Jouet Champagne to be sipped with a slice of the restaurant’s yoghurt cake ‘Mama Royer’ and their homemade jam. It also includes Aesop’s Humorist Set with its geranium leaf body cleanser and a rind concentrate body balm, and a beautiful carnation to tie it all together.

Available for pre-order from 30 April to 10 May from jiacatering.com for $1,350

Fortnum and Mason’s Mother’s Day Hamper

Established in the heart of Piccadilly, London in 1707, Fortnum and Mason is renowned for its opulent hampers for all occasions. For Mother’s Day, the recently-opened Hong Kong outpost will be personalising bottles of rosé Champagne, served with their famous rose and violet creams, chocolates, biscuits and preserves, as well as a specially blended tea for the occasion that has notes of delicate rose and bergamot. 

Order at Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Wellness at Asaya, Rosewood

Treat your mum to a restorative Mother’s Day at Rosewood’s spa. Set on the sixth floor, complete with an infinity pool overlooking Victoria Harbour, Asaya is the ultimate antidote to city living. Their Wellness Escape for the special day includes any 60-minute treatment followed by a 60-minute facial by EviDenS de Beauté, a manicure  in their Nail Boudoir, and a healthy set lunch at the Asaya Kitchen. 

Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon; rosewoodhotels.com

Staycation at Landmark Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental has launched a staycation package named ‘Oasis Indulgence for Mum.’ It’s available from April 29 until 31 May, and offers a 24-hour stay in one of the hotel’s suites, a limousine transfer and Champagne on arrival. Breakfast is included, plus 25% off at their two-Michelin starred Amber restaurant, and your mum will be able to take home an Aromatherapy Associates wellness kit, too.

 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central; mandarinoriental.com