Brunch in Hong Kong have almost legendary status, and deservedly so. It’s easily one of the best ways to spend time with family or friends as you share a leisurely meal, and enjoy a glass or three of a great drop. Here’s some of our favourite brunches in Hong Kong.
If you’re looking for a Spanish brunch experience, OM Tapas should fit the bill. Executive chef Antonio Moran has worked in a number of Michelin-starred kitchens in Spain and has extensive experience in Andalusia, the traditional home of tapas. He brings an Andalusian focus to the menu here, but there are plenty of delicacies from other regions of Spain on offer. Expect a suite of traditional delicacies, from seafood paella to callos madrienos. The all-you-can-eat brunch is two hours and served to the table.
Where: G/F, 1 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
When: Weekends and public holidays, 11.30am–4.30pm
Wallet: HK$278 per person; free-flow package HK$198, non-alcoholic HK$95; half-price for children under 10; free for children under three
Fans of a good old-fashioned English brekky should definitely head to Brick Lane for its all-day breakfast. The enormous full English offerings include all the classic trimmings, such as corned beef and black pudding. The menu also has breakfast faves like eggs Benedict, piping hot skillet pancakes, and even a breakfast pizza. And fans of British fare must try the prime roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and rich gravy that’s only served for weekend and holiday brunches. Brunch is à la carte and served to the table, and with the recent opening of the Causeway Bay branch, there are now three locations to choose from.
Where: 4/F CITIC Tower, Admiralty; G/F Lee Garden Six, Causeway Bay; G/F 17 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui
When: Weekends and Public Holidays, 11am–6pm
Wallet: À la carte; free-flow package HK$250 for two hours
The Mandarin Oriental
The Clipper Lounge is a sophisticated and cosy all-rounder. The food is very good, the choice of champagne is spot-on and if you’re a fan of lobster you will love it here. And did we mention the selection of 45 desserts? It’s also a nice choice for a date or a small and classy get-together with friends.
Where: 5 Connaught Road, Central
When: Sundays, 11.30am–3pm
Wallet: HK$688 per person; free-flow Moët & Chandon package HK$300; kids HK$418
This Japanese restaurant offers a very decadent baikingu brunch. Upon arrival, you’ll be offered a choice of red or white wine, champagne or sake. You can then cruise the buffet loaded with exquisite Japanese dishes – think finest quality sushi, sashimi and other starters. Order a main course dish from the robata grill and then enjoy a Zuma dessert platter at the table. There is also a kids’ menu and a small play area suitable for babies and toddlers. Brunch is served in two-hour seatings.
Where: 5/F & 6/F, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road, Central
When: Weekends, 11am–3pm
Wallet: HK$688 including free-flow, $HK548 without; HK$200 for kids aged four to 10; free for kids under three
Bread Street Kitchen
Dine à la carte at Gordon Ramsay’s LKF resto and enjoy hearty British fare with a free-flow ‘bottomless weekend brunch’ package. Menu highlights include a ‘roast with the most’, full English breakfast, a full vegetarian breakfast, beef Wellington, and a classic Eton mess.
Where: M/F, LKF Hotel, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
When: Weekends 11am–3pm, Public Holidays 12pm–3pm
Wallet: À la carte; free-flow package, HK$188 for two hours
Aqua has two kitchens – one Japanese, the other Italian – and its weekend ‘Because Brunch’ menu features highlights of both cuisines. Enjoy exquisite sashimi and follow it up with an antipasti platter of 24 month-aged Parma ham, all while enjoying breathtaking views of Hong Kong. There’s also a play area for the under-5s set.
Where: 29/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
When: Weekends, 12pm–3pm
Wallet: HK$598 including free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne and cocktails; HK$448 without; HK$198 for kids aged five to 12; free for kids under five
W Hong Kong
The W Hong Kong does brunch through its KITCHEN restaurant, a particular hit with kids for its elaborate dessert station that includes cupcake-decorating kits and a chocolate fountain. The rest of the buffet brunch is equally as generous, with an array of dishes to please any palate. Saturday is ‘Family Day’, while Sunday is all about free-flow bubbles and seafood.
Where: 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon
When: Saturdays 12pm–2.30pm; Sundays 12pm–3pm
Wallet: Saturdays HK$468; Sundays HK$848 including free-flow Veuve Clicquot; half-price for kids aged four to 11
The award-winning Hutong offers great views and an impressive menu for those who fancy Chinese dishes for brunch. The Feng Wei Brunch is a series of 18 sharing dishes served to the table and includes decadent dim sum and Northern Chinese dishes. The weekend brunch also has a cultural element with a live classic Chinese performance – so it’s a great option to take visitors to showcase Hong Kong.
Where: 28/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
When: Weekends, 12pm–3pm
Wallet: HK$428 per person; free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne and cocktails package, HK$200
The Pawn is a Wan Chai landmark, thanks to the distinctive Colonial style building in which it’s housed. With British chef Tom Aitkens at the helm, the brunch menu features shared starters, followed by a choice of mains including eggs Benedict, brined roast chicken, fish pie, and fish and chips. Brunch ends with unlimited refills of pud. There’s also a kids’ menu that includes milkshakes and smoothies, and a play area for younger kids so you can enjoy brunch in peace.
Where: 2/F, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai
When: Saturday and Public Holidays 12pm–2pm; Sundays 11.30am–10pm
Wallet: HK$498 (non-alcoholic), HK$598 (free-flow Moët & Chandon), HK$648 (free-flow Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial); kids aged 12 and under eat free (one child per adult), additional children HK$248
This spacious and light-filled Tsim Sha Tsui restaurant overlooks Victoria Harbour and is perfect for families, with its outdoor terrace a particularly good option for large groups. Spasso’s Gourmet Italian Brunch is a combination of buffet and à la carte mains. The free-flow package starts at an extra HK$168. The Italian and international cuisine on offer provide something for everyone, which is great when kids are in tow!
Where: G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
When: Sundays, with set sittings for free-flow packages: 11.30am–1.30pm; 1.30pm–3.30pm
Wallet: HK$368 with main of risotto or pasta; HK$398 with meat or fish; HK$438 with chef’s signature dish; free-flow wines from HK$168; free for kids under six (with ice cream treats); HK$228 for ages six to 12, including pasta or risotto
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