It hasn't felt like winter in Hong Kong for almost two months, has it? Now that the cold weather is finally hitting the city, as all parents go, you may be anxiously wondering where to take your youngsters for a cosy winter's break.
FRITES-- famed Belgian beer-house, proudly Aussie-owned-- is offering a warm haven that'll keep both you and your kids entertained. Their outlets come with a separate children's play area. So while you're indulging in the restaurant's exquisite Belgian delectables, serviced by friendly staff members and enjoying the lively atmosphere, your kids will be having just as much fun as you are. To better celebrate everyone's favorite season, between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., there'll also be a New Year festive crafts session that'll help your kids hone their arts and crafts skills.
Still, nothing's quite as captivating as introducing some action. FRITES' Winter Mania has another surprise that'll keep your kids' attention. FRITES will host a piñata party on every Saturday and Sunday in January and February. Originally a Mexican tradition, piñatas are containers made of papier-mâché, pottery, or cloth. Players can hit them till they break, and inside their tummies are delicious little treats that make the game worth playing for.
While your kids are transfixed by candies raining from ceiling piñatas, FRITES is offering mouth-watering dishes like the Flemish Beef Stew, and the Tiger Prawn and Smoked Salmon Risotto, to best tend to your appetite. Of course, your kids will also need a good feeding after so much action. The Kids' Menu comprises of nostalgic favourites, such as Spag Bol, Bangers & Mash, and Mini Fish N Chips, to best take care of our starving minions.
Being in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia hasn't got a white Christmas to celebrate. The National Day of Australia, however, is fast approaching. To celebrate January 26, 'Straya Day as the Aussies call it, FRITES is offering a limited time menu of Australia Day Specials. That brings to us Australia's renowned Shrimp on the Barbie-- our anticipated barbecue in winter, Lamb Ribs-- courtesy of Australia's prominent Greek culture, and the Aussie's most tender and flavoursome Smoked Brisket. Being Aussie, no meal is complete without a beer, and FRITES has got their own branded stubby cooler and VB (Victoria Bitter) to best celebrate the nation's anniversary.
This winter, Australia Day Specials are in town from January 26 to 29, at all four FRITES outlets. To keep the Aussie spirit going, all outlets will be airing the nation's classic-- Crocodile Dundee-- on January 26. With Hong Kong's best Belgian beer-house going all out for Winter Mania and Australia Day, where better to spend this winter than our most beloved FRITES?
FRITES Central: 1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central
Bookings: 2217 6671
FRITES Wan Chai: Shop 6, 1/F Causeway Centre, 28 Harbor Road, Wan Chai
Bookings: 2877 2422
FRITES Causeway Bay: Shop 1, G/F, Park Haven, 38 Haven Street, Causeway Bay
Bookings: 2142 5233
FRITES Quarry Bay: G/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Island East
Bookings: 2250 5188
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday, 12pm - late
Written by Vivien Au