June 19 is just around the corner. Show dad your appreciation with a macho meal at one of Hong Kong’s meat palaces.
Sweeping views of the harbour, an extensive wine list and mountains of red meat make Wooloomooloo Prime an ideal choice for a Father’s Day celebration. On June 18-19, this classic steakhouse gives it up for all the dads in the house with a tempting five-course surf ‘n’ turf menu that kicks off with tuna, beef and Hamachi carpaccio, a trio of scallops, bacon-wrapped shrimps, and confit octopus, and lobster bisque. Then it’s time to sharpen up the steak knives for the broiled tenderloin, paired with a perfectly cooked lobster tail. Cap off the raucous merrymaking with a whisky-infused ice cream made just for dads. Jun 18-19. $798 per person.
Steak House Winebar + Grill
Round up the troupe and head to the InterContinental Hong Kong’s Steak House Winebar + Grill for a bit of Father’s Day fun for the fam. It’s all about an epic Sunday roast this year with beautifully prepared chargrilled meats alongside a semi-buffet of salads and starters. For Father’s Day, the weekend lunch gets a special twist with a delicious surf ‘n’ turf combo featuring dad’s choice of chargrilled main course alongside a Boston lobster tail. Round off the meal with the steakhouse’s lush and creamy lobster bisque, black truffle potato gratin and grilled veggies for a hearty Sunday roast. Jun 18-19, noon-2:30pm. $998 (free-flow champagne and red wine), $798 (free-flow soft drinks and juice), $698 for kids aged 3-6.
Mandarin Grill + Bar
Elegant and classic, the Mandarin Grill + Bar remains one of the finest places to treat dad to a special Father’s Day brunch: Start with a selection of fresh oysters, sushi and sashimi, and salads drizzled with infused olive oils. There’ll be French pastries and viennoiseries, cold-cut Spanish hams, dim sum, soup and a roast beef carving station. If meat is what dad craves, he’ll get it with platters of pork, Australian lamb, and US prime sirloin, along with Indian-influenced favourites such as chicken tikka masala and lamb tandoori paired with homemade naan. If that’s not enough, the dessert selection features more than 36 different sweets to choose from. Jun 19, 11am-3pm. $1,398 with free-flow champagne; $648 for kids.
Spice up your Father’s Day celebrations at Gaucho, the red-hot Argentinian steakhouse that’s always finger-licking’ good with their combo of spices and flame-grilled meats. In addition to the macho design incorporating cowhide walls and a black-and-white colour palette, the menu is studded with dishes for meat-lovers, from beef empanadas peppered with aji mould do chilli powder to pulled pork with a spiced apple chutney or a sausage platter with Argentine chorizo and morcilla. You could skip all that, however, and go right to the main event: the beautifully marbled “tira de ancho” spiral-cut rib eye with a punchy chimichurri sauce clinging to all the crevices of the meat. Tasting menu available from $788.
The Chop House
If dad is more of a jeans and T-shirt kind of guy, The Chop House presents a less formal dining option with locations on both sides of the harbour. Their newest spot opened not too long ago in TST and serves up the same meat-heavy menu along with a few new specialities. The Father’s Day all-day dining menu is a sight to behold: Think a cold cuts platter piled high with prosciutto, beef salami, pork liver terrine, burrata and ciabatta, followed by a spicy Cajun potato soup with flavorful chunks of chorizo. For the main course, dig into sharing platters of tender Australian beef tenderloin, twice-cooked lamb shank, slow-roasted pork ribs, sausages and cheesy potato gratin. Jun 18-19. $228 per dinner.
Not enough saved in the piggy bank to treat dad to an expensive steak meal? Make the day special by bonding with the big man over a big beefy burger instead.
W Hong Kong
The W has come up with another crazy promotion for Father’s Day to satisfy all our carnivorous cravings: Woobar presents five new country-themed burgers to impress dads ($180-258), including 40 choices of ingredients for you to create your own burger. The “French Kiss” highlights foie gras and truffle mayo, while the “Burger Gangnam Style” is a mouth-puckering K-fusion creation with caramelised kimchi, homemade gochujang ketchup and a fried egg to top it off. Available all summer, daily 10am-1am.
Family-friendly resto Jamie’s Italian’s “mini me” special should warm the cockles of any meat-loving father and son duo: From June 18-19, any dad who orders the Father’s Day burger (a chargrilled patty stacked with pancetta, balsamic onions and Westcombe cheddar, $180) will receive two complimentary mini-sized sliders for the kids—all paired with a basket of crispy hand-cut fries.
Put on your chef whites and get your hands a little greasy with a Father’s Day cooking class at Morton’s Hong Kong vacation rental, where dads and kids will whip up a hearty four-course meal in the kitchen. Start off with a fresh salad and jumbo crab cakes, then move on to the juicy prime beef burger using Morton’s premium beef. Dessert is a devilish double chocolate mousse that’s perfect for sharing between two. Jun 18, noon-2:30pm. $988 per father and kid pair.
Author: Leslie Yeh