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The best brunches in Hong Kong to indulge in right now

Where to get your brunch on

Fontaine Cheng
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Fontaine Cheng
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Brunch in Hong Kong is the ultimate weekend indulgence, with excellent food and boozy deals galore. Plus, there is always a wide variety of options – ranging from classic eggs benedict and fresh seafood to Brazilian feasts, Spanish delights, and everything else in between. So where do you even start to choose where to brunch? Well, fret not friends, keep reading for your definitive guide to Hong Kong’s best spots to brunch right now.

RECOMMENDED: When the sun's shining, why not go al fresco for brunch? And check out our list of the best restaurants in Hong Kong with outdoor seating

  • Restaurants
  • North Point

The Captain says, "therapy's too expensive; better have a drink!" Sink all your problems in Cruise's Weekend Lunch & Bubbles and upgrade your experience to a two-hour free-flow of Prosecco and sake cocktails for only $120 per person. Cruise's Captain fell in love with the seafood and sake pairing experiences he had during his trip to Japan, so he asked chief mixologist Mack Ross, aka 'Le Mack', to curate unique cocktails for the signature lunch. Inspired by his nights cruising between izakayas in Tokyo, Le Mack crafted Cha Cha Twist (sake, genmaicha, and soda) and For Mitch's Sake (sake, lemon, agave syrup, and soda). As for the food, start with the tempting chilled seafood and sashimi platter, inclusive of Canadian lobster and Alaskan king crab, and follow it up with the succulent, tender, and tasty braised beef short ribs. End your meal with a sweet note of delicious Coconuts in Paris dessert. Get your gang together aboard the weekend Cruise and relax amidst stunning views of Victoria Harbour. 

When: Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 2.30pm
How much: $490 per person; additional $120 per person for a two-hour free-flow Prosecco and sake cocktails 

Time Out Hong Kong in partnership with Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Wan Chai

The Hari's Italian restaurant has launched a new and indulgent feast that features an assortment of Italian classics. From a buffet of bites at the Aperitivo al Bar to sharing plates such as antipasto and salads, main course, and of course, a good serving of dessert. Highlights include chilled seafood with seasonal oysters, Alaskan king crab legs and Kaluga caviar; black mussels with parsley and garlic, handmade tonnarelli with creamy pecorino romano and signature tiramisu, Caprese cake and gelato. To wash it all down, the barrel-aged Negroni at the buffet table are also sure to keep you going. There's also a chance to join in on a collaborative art piece with Italian artist Francesco Lietti who will be there to paint his style of the Hong Kong skyline for four weeks only, from September 26 onwards.

When: Every Sunday from 12pm to 2.30pm
How much: $688 per adult and $294 per child (aged 5
to 11 years old); +$300 for free-flow Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, Espresso Martini, Bloody Mary; +$500 for free-flow Perrier-Jouët Champagne, Gin & Tonic, Aperol Spritz, Espresso Martini, Bloody Mary, house red or white wine and beer

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  • Hotels
  • Tung Chung

The weekend brunch at Sunset Grill starts with a seafood platter filled with whole Boston lobster, tiger prawns, seasonal oysters, steamed Bouchot mussels and snow crab leg. Thereafter, starters of grass-fed steak tartare, Maryland sweet crab cakes and their signature grilled octopus with romesco will arrive at the table, before the main course which includes options of Australian grain-fed bone-in rib-eye steak for two, New Zealand lamb rack, porcini and wild mushroom risotto and more. There's also a dessert bar with sweet treats such as New York cheesecake and strawberry mille-feuille making an experience. The free-flow drinks package features free-flow Veuve Clicquot, Aperol Spritz, mimosa, bloody mary, wines, beers, soft drinks, and fresh juices.

When: Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 3pm 
How much: $748 adult; $348 child; +$388 per person for two hours of free-flow

  • Restaurants
  • Fusion
  • Soho

Japanese-Brazilian restaurant Uma Nota is launching a brand new Bahia Brunch which is inspired by the music, food and culture of Bahia, Brazil. Expect to see the vibrant colours and flavours of this North-eastern coastal state thanks to chef Gustavo Vargas and the Uma Nota team who have created a menu that celebrates Afro-Brazilian cuisine with renditions of well-known street snacks and dishes including Lula Na Brasa, a grilled squid dish with green tomato vinaigrette, Robalo e Caja, which is lightly cured seabass with caja fruit dressing, Carne de Sol, a cured and grilled beef tenderloin, and much more, to bring that unique Brazilian culture and flavour to Hong Kong. 

When: From now until October 31 on weekends and public holidays from 11:30am to 4:30pm.
How much: $350 per person (with additional upgrades available) and optional beverage free flow: Bubbles and Beer for $195 or cocktails and more for $245.

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Central

Enjoy a leisurely brunch, with a live DJ, at The Aubrey on Sundays thanks to their new Japanese-inspired brunch which starts off with starters including charcoal cauliflower karaage and dried blowfish. From there, your brunch party can graze on the platters of fresh oysters, sashimi, chicken meatballs and more. The main event, however, comes in the form of short rib tonkatsu, chicken katsu sando, and curry udon with Wagyu beef, among other items. The dessert bento seals the deal with a yuzu cheesecake, crispy monaka, and fresh seasonal Japanese fruits. Drinks-wise, a two-hour free flow option is available with Champagne and sake, while three cocktails ($148 each) are also worth trying and include the fruity rum-based Greenhouse Bloody Mary; and Japanese Spritz.  

When: Sunday and public holidays
How much: $598 per person; +$388 for free-flow house Champagne and sake; $488 for free-flow 
Roger Coulon’s Premier Cru Heri Hodi for two hours

  • Bars and pubs
  • Central

What’s summer without a picnic! But for those who don’t want to sit outside with our old friends – humidity and potential rainstorm – there’s MO Bar’s picnic brunch. The weekend brunch is filled with a range of dishes including a selection of picnic-style starters set up on a miniature picnic table such as homemade foie gras, charcuterie and octopus salad. You can even opt for the MO Bar signature dish of scrambled eggs with aka uni and smoked trout roe for an additional $398. You’ll also get a main course with options of lobster eggs benedict, spider crab linguine, vegetarian madras and more. To end, there is a summery collection of pastries and a Belvedere vodka sorbet. There’s a live DJ playing and free-flow options include Moët & Chandon premium rose champagne served from a magnum bottle with classic and Belvedere cocktails, or with Belvedere cocktails and Moët & Chandon Champagne for 1.5 hours.

When: From now until September on Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am to 3.45pm
How much: Moët & Chandon premium rose brunch $718; Belvedere brunch $628

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  • Restaurants
  • Causeway Bay

Head to Mexican eatery Studio City by Cali-Mex for their Borracho Brunch, which happens every fourth Saturday of the month, for Southern California vibes, a live DJ spinning hip hop beats and pop tunes, free-flow food such as Mexican-style corn on the cob, chilaquiles – which is corn chips topped with homemade green salsa, beans, and queso – and unlimited tacos, quesadillas, and churros. You can also sip on free-flow margaritas made with Casamigos tequila, beer and wine, or go for the upgraded version with Champagne and wines.

When: Every fourth Saturday of the month, two-hour seatings at 12pm and 2pm
How much: Normal free-flow $495 or $750 for Veuve Clicquot, Cloudy Bay and Whispering Angel wines

  • Hotels
  • West Kowloon

Get yourself to the 102nd floor of The Ritz Carlton and enjoy the weekend brunch at The Lounge and Bar. Here you’ll find lobster rolls, a gourmet-style hot dog, Singaporean-style black pepper crab, a sweet, buttery and flaky Croffle and more to indulge in. Wash it all down with two hours of free-flow prosecco, sit back and enjoy the sky-high views.

When: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 11.30am to 1.30pm
How much: A la carte menu +$228 for free-flow prosecco

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  • Restaurants
  • Sheung Wan

If you’re craving Italian food, but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for it, 208 Duecento Otto’s affordable weekend brunch may be the one for you. You can enjoy a three-course brunch and a two-hour free-flow for an easy-going $498. Appetisers are served to your table and include a wide variety of dishes including cold cuts, mussels marinara, pizza mozzarella and much more. The main dish choices offer everything from a classic lasagne or linguine with Hokkaido scallop to pork Mangalica ribs or Atlantic black cod and more. And if you have enough room, the tiramisu or profiteroles will definitely finish you off nicely. 

When: Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 2pm
How much: $498 for a three-course brunch with two hours of free-flow prosecco, wine, beer and juice

  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Wan Chai

Not only does Ruam have one of our favourite hidden outdoor terraces in the city with tropical vibes, but it also has one of the best brunch deals going. It’s really quite simple, every weekend the Thai restaurant will serve brunch with some vibrant Thai sharing snacks to the table and a choice of one main dish to keep your belly satisfied. You can even add free-flow prosecco, wine or beer, as well as juices and Thai ice tea for the same price. 

When: Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am to 3pm
How much: $288; +$288 for two hours of free-flow wine, beer, prosecco, Thai iced tea, juice and coffee

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