Still looking for means to impress your mom this Sunday? You can never go wrong with a Mother’s Day brunch. You may already have a couple of regular favorites for brunch, but don’t ignore the fact that many hotels and restaurants are planning special Mother’s Day brunches to help you show how much you care.
Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido
Despite the growing number of hotels in Beijing, Lido still stands out from the rest. The Lido area might not exist on the map, but the hotel’s 30 years’ history had been strong enough to form a neighborhood around its namesake.
Earlier this year, Lido caught our attention again as it joined hands with IHG’s other brand – Crowne Plaza. The five-star Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido is now officially open, next to its original venture. Take your time to check out its first ever Mother’s Day brunch and rest of the facility.
RMB 268 for adult and children above 12; RMB 888 for two adults and a child under 12, including a RMB 398 facial for mom
10am-2pm, May 11. Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido, 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District (6437 3388) 朝阳区将台路6号
This popular family venue is planning a special appreciation brunch for moms. Besides food and drinks, moms can enjoy pedicures, styling by specialists, and photos taken by professionals. You can also expect a Wechat lottery, so get your kids to teach you how to partake! Take your time to enjoy everything the Play Centre has to offer, as each child will get three hours’ pass. Read this beijindkids blog to learn why this new baby store/restaurant/play area in Lido is a great hybrid family-hang-out.
Only RMB 99 for moms, RMB 129 for dads, RMB 99 for children, and free for children under 1; reservations must be made by May 9.
10am-1pm, May 11. 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District (8450 1589) 朝阳区将台路2号
The St. Regis Beijing
This is what most people picture when they imagine their perfect brunch: free flow champagne, live jazz and a wide selection of delicacies from all over the world, perfectly presented by friendly hotel staff. No matter whether you are a fan of Boston lobster, Alaskan crab, Norwegian salmon or fresh oysters, you can expect to taste something you love at the St. Regis Beijing Mother’s Day brunch.
RMB 588 for adults, include free flow of Veuve Cliequot Champagne. Half price for children 4-10, and free for children below 4.
11.30am-3pm, May 11. 21 Jianguomen Waidajie, Chaoyang District (6460 6688) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号
Feast, East Hotel
If you prefer a lighter and more casual brunch, the East hotel at Jiuxianqiao offers a three-course menu on Mother’s Day at RMB 198. After the meal, spare some time to shop at neighbouring Indigo mall, or talk a stroll at 798 Art District.
11.30am-3pm, May 11. 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6417 6688) 朝阳区酒仙桥路22号
The popular fine Italian dining venue has just launched its Sunday brunch. Compared with its classic yet pricy a la carte menu, the RMB 328 Sunday brunch is well valued. Besides unlimited Parma ham, marinated Dorado, bread and salad, you can choose made-to-order main courses and desserts from the brunch menu. You can also upgrade the brunch to free flow sparkling wine with another RMB 128.
11:30am-3pm, Sundays. LG2-21, B2/F, Parkview Green, 9 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (5690 7177) 朝阳区东大桥路9号芳草地底下2层LG2-21
Photos: courtesy of Clemence Jiang, Pirate Bay, The St. Regis Beijing, Jiang Yuhang, and Opera Bombana
Pamper the First Lady of the Family with a Brunch on Mother’s Day (part 2)