Family friendly restaurants in Hong Kong are always a welcome treat, especially given that dining restrictions are being loosened even further. If you’re looking for some inspiration we’ve rounded up a few newcomers on the scene and some of our all time favourites.
CRUST Italian truly celebrates the Southern Italian tradition of an all-day dining neighbourhood ‘spot’. Combining an all-day pasticceria (pastry and coffee shop), restaurant and an authentic Neapolitan street food ‘sala’ experience with the warmth, tastes and fresh ingredients of Naples and the Amalfi Coast’s legendary food culture. Indulge in Italian culinary highlights, must have dishes include marinated prawns in cherry & tomato juice, and Positano style scialatielle with seafood. Or have your morning coffee with a flaky sfogliatelle which has A.S.M.R written all over it! Pop in for lunch, afternoon tea, or aperitivo hour and stay onto dinner. Kids will love the imaginative ice creams and the astounding array of pastries to choose from. The space is bright, open with high ceilings and decorated beautifully in white, blue and yellow tones. Porcelain tiles from Salerno adorn the walls, making you feel like you have truly been transported to the Amalfi Coast. The new Crust Italian located at the street level of the iconic Woo Cheong Pawn Shop in Wanchai.
Address: 60A – 66 Johnston Road, Wanchai
Pane e Latte debuts in Stanley this 2021 joining the Pirata family, and hoping to `Bake the World a Better Place`! The beachfront Italian bakery will serve up artisanal baked goods, for breakfast, all day dining and takeaway. With an open kitchen, in-house bakery, patisserie, gelato and rumor has it a surprise speakeasy to be revealed later, this is a welcome addition to the Stanley promenade. Whether you’re a local to the area, out for a weekend jaunt, or ending a hot summer hike, this will be a stop you don’t want to miss out on.
Address: G/F, U-c Court, 25 Stanley Market Rd, Stanley
Popular restaurant Oolaa is opening a new venue in Tseung Kwan O in July 2021. Set amongst the vibrant Capri Residential and Commercial District. Oolaa will bring its trademark easy-going and relaxed atmosphere, with a wide range of menu choices for the whole family. Whether you live in the area or are looking to explore a new part of Hong Kong for the weekend, head over to Tseung Kwan O which is quickly becoming a foodie destination.
Address: Capri Place, No. 33 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O.
In partnership with Hong Kong’s craft brewers Gweilo, opened its doors in Kennedy Town in May 2021. Offering gastropub food for weekend brunch, Sunday roast, lunch, and dinner. Beer lovers can indulge in new brews developed at the in-house brewing facility ‘Gweilo Brewlab’, which also includes a workshop and beer tasting space. A full cocktail menu, including mojitos, and G&T’s made from Gweilo gin are on hand. And don’t fear, kids are not forgotten with a dedicated children’s menu, making this a fun dining experience for all. The space is vast with cool industrial interiors, perfect for a casual dining spot whatever the hour.
Address: G/F, Shop 1, New Fortune House, 3-5 New Praya, Kennedy Town.
With 7 locations to choose from, Frites offers a relaxed, and family friendly atmosphere from the moment you walk in. Belgium beer on tap, a vast menu and play areas to keep the kids entertained. Frites is up there as one of the best family friendly restaurants in Hong Kong. We particularly like the Tseung Kwan O location which offers the added bonus of a stroll or bike ride along the waterfront.
Various Locations: Check the website for further information
Head over to Quarry Bay for a pseudo camping experience at CAMPSITE, one of the most unique and best family restaurants in Hong Kong. Inspired by rustic camp cooking, the interior is wooden and minimalist, and offers a casual dining experience within the comforts of a ‘glamping’ style campsite setting. Offering breakfast, brunch, lunch and a la carte, all the food is cooked with fresh and sustainable ingredients, and looks to mimic a camp setting. And for the adults, 2 for 1 on draught Kirin Ichiban all day long!
Address: Shop 5, Ground Floor, K11 ATELIER, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
If you like Korean food then look no further MeokBang and there latest family friendly offering. The whole restaurant is designed to look like a mini Hanok village (Korean house), with extra additions of a ball pit and play area. Kids can also rent a traditional Korean dress (Hanbok) and play dress up. The food on offer is authentic to the food culture in Korea, but they also promise to make it appealing to children using the freshest ingredients and using colours and shapes. Let MeokBang promises to give parents and children a sensory experience, making it a unique family friendly restuarant.
Address: 2nd Floor, 90 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
With sweeping views looking out onto the ocean, and artisan pizza Amalfitana is the perfect spot to wile away an afternoon. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the pizza’s are a sure fire hit. Italian born Chef Michel Degli Agosti heads up the team, and the pizza is traditional and classic. A kids menu is available, as well as fresh salads, and antipasti. The promenade is the perfect place for the kids to scoot and play while you wrap up your meal with a drink in hand. Also worth checking out is the NEW Amalfitana in Wyndham Street.
Address: The Pulse, G/F, Shop 105, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay and Wyndham Street Central
Mexican and Tex-Mex Cuisine, Function Facilities, Family & Dog Friendly, Kids Party Room, Innovative Cocktails, Terrace and Alfresco Dining, for those reasons alone, El Charro just had to make it to our list of best family restaurants in Hong Kong.
Address: Shop 208, Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam / Tel: 2793 2522
BBQ piggy buns, doggy sausage rolls, hot buns shaped like faces that splurt out custard? Yes please! Yum Cha is a great introduction to dim sum for the little ones. The presentation is always fun and quirky and kids are guaranteed to love the interactive menu. Serving authentic Chinese food, from Szechuan to Cantonese, the ingredients are all fresh, no msg is used and it is a great place to try lots of different dishes. Be sure to have your camera ready for those Instagram pictures.
Various Locations: Check the website for further information
With multiple locations all over Hong Kong, Genki Sushi is a great place for a family meal out. With kids sushi sets, themed sushi and a sushi train at some locations its a guaranteed hit.
Various locations: across Hong Kong: Check the website for further information
Main photo courtesy of Shutterstock; photo 1 courtesy of CRUST, photo 2 courtesy of pane e Latte; photo 3 courtesy of Oolaa; photo 4 courtesy of Grain, photo 5 courtesy of Frites; photo 6 courtesy of Campsite; photo 7 courtesy of MeokBang BBQ Kidzone; photo 8 courtesy of Amalfitana; photo 9 courtesy of El Charro; photo 10 courtesy of Yum Cha; photo 11 courtesy of Genki Sushi
This post was originally published in April 2020 and updated in June 2021.