There’s really no meal quite like brunch. Occasionally referred to as bruncheon, it’s the perfect meal for when you want to get up late, but not jump straight into lunch(eon). The menu is mixed fare, from a full English and eggs Benedict, to more delicate items like goat’s cheese salad or a roasted zucchini and eggplant sandwich – you get the best of both designated mealtimes. But the truly best thing about brunch is not being in a rush, instead you’re free to lounge around, read the newspaper, and catch up on gossip. Right now, the best place in town to do – and taste – all of the above is the Brunch Club, or rather, it’s newly opened Causeway Bay sibling, Brunch Club & Supper.
Located just off Leighton Road, opposite the Craigengower Cricket Club (which, despite being the second oldest cricket club in Hong Kong, oddly lacks a pitch), the restaurant lies up a broad staircase lined by exposed brickwork; with a mock gas lamp standing guard at the top. The urban loft feel extends throughout the interior, the mismatched wooden and leather furniture a lesson in understated chic. But one can’t feed off cool design alone, so thankfully they’ve got a great-tasting menu to back it up.
Start your brunch off right with a Bloody Mary ($55) or a mixed fruit smoothie such as the berry-laced Red Chi ($32). All true Brits should then order the mixed grill ($58) – a full English by any other name – but the excellent eggs Benedict with chorizo ($82) will prove a favourite with all nationalities. While waiting, pick up some reading material from besides the door – there’s a stack of free mags to thumb through, or a whole wall of them available for purchase. If you’ve snagged a choice spot by the window, it’s almost an inconvenience when your food arrives – still, it’s time to stop reading about Brangelina and tuck into the hearty, excellent fare.
After your delicious main, order up a plate of waffles with chocolate and banana ($58). Light and fluffy, the moreish dessert fills up any remaining hunger void you may have had, leaving just enough room for a sweet caramel latte ($26). By this point – if you’ve approached brunch in the correct manner – several hours should have passed since your arrival. It means it’s probably time to pay your bill – your table is wanted by the next group of expectant brunchers.
Author: Simon Ostheimer
|Venue name:||Brunch Club & Supper||Contact:|
1/F, 13 Leighton Rd
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thu 9am-11pm, Fri-Sat 9am-late.|