Brunch in Hong Kong is the ultimate weekend indulgence, with awesome food and bevvies to boot. With diners’ options ranging from humble eggs benedict and pancakes to mouthwatering fry-ups and everything in between, it’s hard to know where to start. Whether it’s free-flow champagne or #yolkporn you’re after, this is your definitive guide to Hong Kong’s best brunches.
Brunch in Hong Kong
What: Look no further than B&L if an all-day weekend brunch is what you require. You can order the full English breakfast (bacon, sausage, fried egg, cherry tomatoes) or breakfast burger (beef, fried egg, bacon, caramelized onion) any time of the day come the weekend. Or take your time and snack on small plates like scotch eggs and bread pudding. Throw in a free-flow drinks package to make it an unforgettable – or quite the reverse – brunch.
When: Sat-Sun all day.
Price: À la carte; + $100 for one-hour free-flow or $179 for two-hour free-flow.
What: Brunch in the artsy surrounds of Bibo and sip on champagne whilst chowing down on some fab French cuisine. Choose from one entree, small plate, main and dessert to curate your own perfect brunch feast. Entrées feature choices like smoked Hokkaido scallops and hearty mains feature roasted pigeon and snaper fish. Finish up with a choice of cheeses or sweets.
When: Sat, 11.30am-3.30pm.
Price:3-courses ($438), with wine pairing (+$198), 5-courses ($588), with wine pairing (+$388), Champagne free flow ($388).
What: Loosen those pants, as Old Bailey's Bao Brunch offers all-you-can-eat xiaolongbao, dimsum and a selection of delectable rice and noodle dishes and more, served fresh to your table. There's also an impressive selection of traditional Chinese dishes straight from the wok and a self-service station where you can scoop up favourites like hot and sour soup, soy milk soup and Shanghai-stye rice rolls. A great way to start a well-deserved day off in the city.
When: Sat-Sun and public holidays 12-3pm.
Price: $480 per person includes free-flow soft drinks + $220 for free-flow champagne, Bloody Marys, and red and white wines.
What: This intimate place serves up a whole bunch of brunch faves, as the name would suggest. There’s everything from eggs benedict to pancakes as well as everything in between, such as a mixed grill or the Brunch Club croque monsieur. There’s plenty of cocktails and smoothies on offer too.
When: Monday-Sunday all day.
Price: À la carte.
What: On entering, you’re greeted by a teetering tower of freshly baked pastries, breads, cakes and sweets in the lounge area. Next up is an egg station where chefs create tailored egg dishes. Then stuffed omelettes with fillings like chorizo and provoleta cheese. There’s even a seafood bar packed with fresh oysters and house-cured salmon, plus a selection of charcuterie, cheeses and, naturally house-cured roast beef.
When: Sat-Sun, 11am-3pm.
Price: $398; + $188 for free-flow fresh juices, teas and coffee; + $388 for free-flow house wines and beers; + $588 free-flow Bollinger champagne, club cocktails and bloody marys.
What: There are two things to say about The Fiasco at Carbone (as it is officially called). The first is that it’s very expensive – over $2,000 if you’re getting all the extras. The second is that it’s worth it. The food – an almost ceaseless cavalcade of antipasti, pasta, meat and desserts – is top drawer (the spicy vodka rigatoni is a standout) and the booze equally so (it’s free-flow Bollinger, after all). But it’s the theatrics and overall experience that makes The Fiasco worthwhile. We won’t spoil any of the surprises but it’s unique among brunches in Hong Kong and when you stagger out at the end, it’ll feel worth all that moolah.
When: The last Saturday of every month, 1pm-3.30pm (doors open at 12.30pm).
Price: $1,600 (plus 10 percent); +$400 to upgrade to champagne and house spirits.
What: Taste some of the flavours of Iberia with this Portuguese-themed brunch. Kick things off with garlic octopus, clams in white wine, and codfish cakes before tucking into your pick of mains including slow-roasted suckling pig and Portuguese seafood rice. Satisfy your sweet tooth with an order of sawdust pudding, drunken pear cooked in port, Portuguese biscuit cake or pineapple ravioli.
When: Sat-Sun 12pm-3pm.
Price: $358 for two hours free-flow: Non-alcoholic ($88); Standard alcoholic beverages ($150); Upgraded alcoholic beverages ($198)
What: This dinky K-Town eatery is ram-jammed during brunch hours, so be prepared to wait for your taste of Melbourne-style brunching. The satisfyingly savoury offerings include the kickass Big Bad Ben – poached eggs, bacon, avocado, chorizo, hash browns and Hollandaise dashed with some chilli oil. This bad boy kills hangovers, especially when paired with a nutella and banana smoothie.
When: Sat and Sun, 9am-4.15pm.
Price: À la carte.
What: Brunch at Duddell’s is an uncomplicated affair. Enjoy all-you-can-eat dim sum from the order sheet. There’s loads to choose from, including steamed barbecued iberico pork buns. Non-dim sum offerings include fried beef ribs, soups, e-fu noodles and Chinese desserts.
When: Sat, Sun and public holidays 12pm-3pm.
Price: $550 with free-flow fresh juices and soft drinks; + $220 for free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, selected cocktails, red and white wine.
What: Inspired by British cuisine and the flavours of its former colonies (classy), The Envoy’s all-you-can-order brunch provides 11 small plates to pick from including butter chicken lollipop, spicy sambal popcorn shrimp, slow-cooked pork belly bao and spring rolls. Vegetarians are also taken care of with dishes like squid salad and a nine vegetable ragout. For mains, choose between fish and chips, bangers and mash, truffled linguini and a classic Sunday roast.
When: Sat-Sun 12pm-3pm.
Price: $350 (+$288 free flow champagne and wine)