Sunday brunches 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 are some favourite weekend Hong Kong brunch places.
The Mandarin Oriental
If you are looking for a more up-market Sunday brunch in Hong Kong, The Clipper Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental 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
If you are searching for the best brunch in Hong Kong for Japanese food, 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
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
If you fancy a Chinese brunch in Hong Kong, the award-winning Hutong offers great views and an impressive menu. 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
For Italian fare, one of the best places for Sunday brunch in Hong Kong is this spacious and light-filled Tsim Sha Tsui restaurant which 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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