Brunch in Hong Kong
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-4pm.
What: If you want to brunch overlooking Victoria Harbour while poolside and surrounded by a verdant garden, The Grill at the Grand Hyatt has got you covered. Tuck into a barbecue brunch bursting with fresh and healthy salads, seafood, char-grilled meat and veg, breakfast faves and indulgent desserts. Keep hydrated with repeat visits to the fresh juice and smoothy station, too.
When: Sat and Sun, 11.30am-3pm
Price: $538; $756 per person with free-flow sparkling wine, red and white wine and beer.
What: This northern Chinese restaurant dishes up some fiery dishes with stunning views of Hong Kong Island. Hutong’s Feng Wei brunch features sharing 18 dishes such as its signature red lantern soft shell crab and crispy de-boned lamb ribs. If you’re feeling it a little from the night before, there are plenty of spicy Sichuan dishes to help banish the hangover. And if you’re not feeling rough, get involved in the weekly activities on offer such as dim sum making and noodle pulling.
When: Sat and Sun, 12pm-3pm.
Price: $428; + $200 for free-flow Veuve Cliquot champagne, cocktails and wine.
What: Much like the Naked Chef himself, Jamie’s Italian’s weekend brunch is all about healthy and nutritious cooking. Appetisers are served buffet style before guests select a main, which includes classic options like steak and eggs, pizza and ribeye steak. Jamie’s Italian also caters for families, not only providing a healthy kids’ menu but also a kids’ play area for them to run wild.
When: Sat-Sun 11am-4pm.
Price: $295 per person.
What: Kitchen’s detox, retox and repeat brunch is one of the most comprehensive spreads Hong Kong has to offer. The buffet boasts more seafood than you can shake a stick at, carved meats from steak to suckling pig and a huge variety of Chinese favourites, including dim sum. There’s plenty of offerings to keep vegetarians happy too and the dessert buffet will have you loading your plate more than once.
When: Sun, 12pm-3pm.
Price: $888 with free-flow Veuve Cliquot champagne, wine, beer and cocktails; $1,088 with free flow Veuve Cliquot Rosé.
What: Purveyors of steak frites, La Vache throws its groovy Le Disco Brunch once a month. The feasting begins with a French baguette with Normandy butter and a salad of crisp lettuce, radish and walnuts to line the stomach. Then it’s time to tuck into unlimited USDA prime rib-eye steak served with ridiculously addictive fries. Quaff on free-flow house wines, mimosas and La Guillotines – La Vache’s version of a Bloody Mary. Each sitting is for two hours only but you can dance the calories off to live DJ tunes.
When: First Sunday of every month, 12pm-4.30pm.
Price: $488 per person.
What: Lily & Bloom’s All American Brunch boasts a buffet packed with salads, cold cuts, fresh seafood, muesli and granola with yogurt and toppings, an omelette station and desserts, including a fab fountain of chocolate. Choose one of a main of brunch classics like eggs Bene, French toast or, if you’re really hungry, steak and eggs. The bargain price also includes free-flow bellinis, bloody marys, Pimms summer cups, beers, tea and coffee.
When: Sat and Sun, 11am-4pm.
Price: $495 per person (à la carte menu available); + $100 for free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne.
What: Little Creatures may be best known for its brews but it serves some pretty mean brunch dishes too. With sourdough, granola, eggs, waffles, croque madame and breakfast pizza, all the brunch bases are covered. From midday the menu expands to include sandwiches and lunch options like pastas, salads and burgers. And of course, there’s plenty of ale to wash it all down with.
When: Sat, Sun and public holidays, 8am-4pm.
Price: À la carte.
What: Brunch at one of the world’s best bars you say? This lobster-tastic brunch kicks of with a seafood platter full of indulgent treats such as lobster and foie gras terrine and sea urchin flan. After that, order as many mains as you like, including lobster eggs benedict on salmon brioche and lobster mornay vol-au-vents. There’s also a carving station and, as always, save room for the dessert buffet.
When: Sat and Sun, 12pm-2.30pm.
Price: $698 per person with free-flow prosecco sparkling wine, red and white wine, beer and juices; $1,568 per person with free-flow Dom Pérignon Vintage 2009 champagne.