Father’s Day can be a bit of a minefield. Dads in particular seldom like to be made a fuss of—or at least, they won’t admit to it—but deep down, who doesn’t like to be indulged?
If you’re struggling to think of ways to treat dad this Father’s Day, we’ve got a few suggestions. Whether he wants to be spoiled or not, he deserves it. Here are our top picks for where to celebrate Father’s Day in Hong Kong this year:
To celebrate Father’s Day, Argentinian steakhouse Gaucho is launching its brand new, all-you-can-eat and drink brunch, paired with Verve Cliquot champagne for the ultimate treat. Best of all, on Father’s Day dads eat for free—yes, really.
Beef lovers won’t want to miss the unlimited selection of mini empanadas, slow braised back ribs, a variety of ceviches, and different cuts of premium grass-fed, succulent Argentinian beef. For non-beef lovers, there’s salt-baked chicken served with grilled lemon and sea bream risotto served with lemon and basil.
The dessert bar is no less impressive, with its banana and coconut mess, indulgent chocolate brownies and the decadent dulce de leche cheesecake.
11am-4pm, June 18, Gaucho, 5/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, gauchorestaurants.com
As promotions go, leading Hong Kong men’s tailoring and grooming parlour Attire House is in a particularly generous mood. Not only can you expect a complimentary glass of wine or prosecco when you visit this Father’s Day weekend, but all customers who spend over HK$2,000 will be entitled to a complimentary haircut at their onsite barbershop, as well as a signature cocktail from Bar De Luxe.
June 16-18, Attire House, 29F & 30F, 8 Wyndham Street, Asia Pacific Centre, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2619 9007, attire-house.com
Cé La Vi
Cé La Vi has partnered with Italian grooming brand Selvedge Grooming to offer the perfect indulgent Father’s Day brunch. Guests can choose from platters of chilled seafood, sushi and salad followed by hot platters of robatayaki, tempura, and other dishes with an Asian twist.
Inspired by Selvedge Grooming, they are also introducing two aptly named cocktails: The “Barber Gimlet” and the “Moustache Mule.” The drinks will be available throughout the month of June. In addition, dads who brunch on Father’s Day will receive a complimentary goodie bag from Selvedge Grooming, containing the brand’s best-selling face wash and moisturiser.
June 18, Cé La Vi, 25/F California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3700 2300, celavi.com
The Mandarin Barber
If dad enjoys the odd tipple, it’s well worth paying a visit to Mandarin Oriental’s recently launched Rum Barber pop-up at The Mandarin Barber. The pop-up offers guests an enhanced and bespoke rum appreciation experience, complementing the traditional shaving and hair services that the barbershop is famous for.
Available from Monday to Saturday, 5pm to 8pm, discerning gentlemen seeking a sophisticated hideaway can enjoy a wide variety of Caribbean rum, crafted Cuban cocktails, and authentic tasters prepared by Executive Chef Robin Zavou. Even if you don’t need a trim, it’s worth a visit just to try the incredibly rare Havana Club Maximo Extra Ańejo rum, lauded as one of the finest in the world.
The Mandarin Barber, 2/F Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road , Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4088, mohg.com
InterContinental Hong Kong
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not treat dad to a leisurely lunch at Alain Ducasse’s newly opened Rech at InterContinetal Hong Kong? If you were wondering what all the fuss is about, you can find out with the “Best of Rech” Sunday Lunch.
The special Father’s Day set lunch features a selection of Rech’s signature dishes, including fresh French oysters , a quartet of starters, cookpot of black quinoa, squid and sesame seeds, wild cod aïoli, beef fillet with green peas and asparagus, and Parisienne-style pastries. The lunch includes a wine pairing and a glass of Alain Ducasse Champagne served with their famous aged Camembert cheese and dessert, plus tea and coffee.
12-2.30pm, G/F, InterContinental Hong Kong,18 Salisbury Road,Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2313 2323, intercontinental.com