From eggs and waffles to dim sum and pasta, there's something for everyone in our guide to the best brunch in Hong Kong - it’s food galore here!
Hong Kong is known for its multicultural culinary scene, whether it’s finding the most exotic halal restaurants and French restaurants or local favourites like yum cha or hot pot restaurants – there are always numerous options. And everyone fancies a good weekend brunch, for it’s even more relaxing and perfectly sinful with buffet goodness. So here we present to you, our picks for the best brunch in Hong Kong, enjoy!
If you’re on the hunt for the best brunch in Hong Kong, you’re in the right place.
Looking for a brunch that’s both affordable and delicious? You need to head to Ruam in Wan Chai to sample their Thai extravaganza. For only $248, you’ll get to tuck into five different small plates, such as barbeque skewers of juicy pork, Som Tum Papaya Salad and Larb Gai lettuce cups before choosing a main dish from the menu. Enjoy the Red beef Curry with flaky roti, go for the classic Pad See Ew or sample the traditional Green Chicken Curry with rice, whatever you choose, you’ll be in good hands. Make it boozy with free-flow wine, prosecco and Singha lager for and extra $248.
Ruam, Shop 9, 1/F, J Senses, 60 Johnston Road Wan Chai (entrance on Ship Street), p. 3160 8535
What don’t we love about the newly-opened brunch at Honjo? If you’re a fan of Japanese food, this is where you’ll want to be on weekends and public holidays from 12-2:30pm, just make sure you go with an empty belly, as this feast will have you full. Starting off with a selection of starters to share: edamame, spinach and sesame dressing, wagyu tataki and good ol’ fried chicken, when we went, we opted for matcha tea, but you can add free-flow booze (including sake, wine and beer) for just $198.
The sushi, sashimi and maki station is filled with fresh delights from the sea along with a range of vegetarian options, and you can’t beat the oyster station that is packed full of Ireland’s plumpest goodies. Choose your own main course, we love the crispy cauliflower dish and the hearty salmon, before moving on to a selection of desserts–our fave was the matcha and chocolate lava cake! At $468 and $98 for kids, we think this is one of the best brunches in Hong Kong, plus there’s a playroom to keep the little ones busy while you fill up.
Honjo, 1/F Hollywood Centre, 77-91 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2663 3772
3. Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House
It doesn’t get any better than brunch at Café Gray Deluxe! Sitting on level 49 of The Upper House, take in the sweeping views of the harbourfront as you enjoy a selection of delights from the giant a la carte menu. We really like the fact that they have a whole range of non-alcoholic cocktails on the menu, alongside a selection of Bloody Marys.
We adore the Shakshouka, served with bell peppers, feta, za’atar and wonderful naan and topped with perfectly runny eggs – it’s a great one to share, as is the fresh mango and papaya salad. If you’re feeling lunchy, dig into the Baked Half Chicken with honey, lime and garlic (we suggest adding on the buttery pappardelle for a truly indulgent experience) or try the Cabbage Terrine that’s stuffed with mushrooms, prunes and armagnac, it’s a real vegan delight.
Of course, you need to finish with a sweet treat, and the Lemon Posset served with a poppy seed financier really hit the mark for us, but only after we’d chowed down on a gorgeous cheese platter complete with grain mustard, fig jam and wonderfully soft bread. Make sure you leave room for coffee and their signature chocolate platter too.
Find out why we love the plant-based Revitalising Menu at Café Gray Deluxe too.
Café Gray Deluxe, Level 49, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, p. 3968 1106
4. Uno Mas Brunch at Cali-Mex Sai Ying Pun
Feeling hungry? Then you need to get to Cali-Mex in SYP for a totally extra Mexican feast. The Uno Mas Brunch is all about catching up with friends over drinks and lots of food as you listen to beautiful live music on a Sunday. To kick things off, you’ll get free-flow chips, guac and salsa; wings; and your choice of breakfast burrito.
Sip on Margaritas, Palomas and Bloody Mary’s as you think about what main you want to order (note: they are all HUGE!) We tried the Big Mexican Breakfast that comes with eggs, chorizo, bacon, tomatoes, refried beans on top of soft tacos and the vegetarian Chilaquiles that are smothered in red sauce and topped with eggs and a side of beans – and everything was fire.
Finish your afternoon off with a plate of churro waffles with ice cream and chocolate sauce and you will be absolutely done. Best thing is, the Uno Mas Brunch is just $268 and you can add free-flow for two hours for just $98.
Uno Mas Brunch at Cali-Mex, 48 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2285 9396
5. Champagne Brunch on the Eighth
The Conrad does brunch up right on Sundays with its amazing Champagne Brunch on the Eighth. Spread across the whole 8th floor (between Nicholini’s and Brasserie on the Eighth) you’ll want for nothing at this luxurious spread. From the seafood station to the Chinese kitchen and the wonderful antipasto garden, there’s something for everyone, even us pesky vegetarians! And if that’s not enough, you can order unlimited a-la carte dishes like lobster eggs Benedict and fish & chips. Throw in free-flow Perrier-Jouët and a bar that makes a selection of cocktails, and it’s pretty much perfection!
Brunch on the Eighth, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2822 8801, 金鐘金鐘道88號太古廣場港麗酒店; $898/adult or $358/Child (aged 3-12)
6. Hotal Colombo
On the hunt for a cheap and cheerful Sunday brunch full of flavour and deliciousness? Hotal Colombo has a brunch offering that we can’t get enough of. You’ll be served snacks of devilled chickpeas, lunu miris (sambal paste) and fried sprats as you decide what main you want to enjoy. There’s loads of choice, including many vegetarian options, but we love the string hoppers with potato kiri hodi and Maalu fry with Sri Lankan cucumber slaw best, plus they have some tasty bottomless sides to enjoy too. And all of this for just $188 +10% service. Throw in a jug of cocktail or a dessert and you’ll be officially done for the weekend.
Hotal Colombo, 31 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, p. 2488 8863
Located in the heart of Central, Spiga’s brunch is a perfect way to enjoy Sunday with friends and family in Hong Kong. Running from 12-3pm and costing $388, enjoy one of the freshest buffets in town, filled with seafood, salads, fresh bread and condiments before tucking into the carving station complete with pastas and hot dishes. Next up, order a main dish, such as homemade sea urchin angel hair pasta with garlic, chilli, olive oil and bottarga, or add on $180 and upgrade to Catch-of-the-Day served Pescatora style with prawns, squid and mussels. The dessert bar is full of beautifully executed delights (we loved the coffee and chocolate mousse treats) and even has a strawberry fountain! If you’re looking for a boozy one, you can add $180 for Prosecco and cocktails of $280 for Champagne and cocktails. This is definitely one of the best summer brunches in Hong Kong, and the live music makes it a lovely meal to remember.
Spiga, 3/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, p. 2871 0055
The Holi Brunch at Chaiwala brings good food, drinks and colour to your weekend. Running from 12-2:30pm every Saturday and Sunday, get transported to India ins a venue decorated with flowers, lights and colorful Holi powder before tucking into a selection of chaats from the buffet area. Pani Puri and Dosas will be delivered to your table before you order your tandoor and curry dish (vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free option available!) A selection of desserts close out this $298 brunch, including wonderful gulab jamun and don’t miss the selection of chai teas on offer or forget to claim your G&T from the drinks trolley. Looking for free-flow? Add $180 for beer, wine and spirits or $120 for soft drinks and lassis.
Chaiwala, Basement, 55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2362 8988
9. The Tai Pan Sunday Brunch
Every Sunday, The Tai Pan at The Murray, Hong Kong creates a feast for the eyes, senses and taste buds, and we are huge fans. We recommend getting there early to kick things off with some free-flow Ruinart or a cocktail from the drinks trolley before starting off your food journey on the buffet tables that include loads of vegetarian options alongside charcuterie, cheese and sashimi. Or perhaps you’d like to indulge in Peking Duck or other delights from the carvery?
Next up are the oysters that are delivered to your table, followed by a signature egg dish to tick off those egg cravings. Choose your main from the likes of beef rib, seasonal fish or risotto, but be sure to leave room for the epic dessert selection. The handmade delights look (almost) too good to eat, and we still can’t decide if we liked the strawberry and dark chocolate treats or the lemon and coconut delights the best.
This is also a great brunch for the littlies with an assortment of small sized food treats to keep them happy and different activities to keep them occupied each week, so you can enjoy an extra glass of bubbles. The Tai Pan Sunday Brunch is $698 or $298 for kids aged 5-11.
The Tai Pan, The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3141 8888, 香港中環紅棉路22號
We’re head-over-heels for brunch at Spanish restaurant Olé. Featuring the greatest hits from the kitchen over its twenty years in Hong Kong, you can indulge in a wonderful selection of tapas before choosing your own main and dessert. The fact that you are serenaded by live guitars during the course of your meal only makes this brunch even sweeter. The price point is fantastic too, at just $398 plus $150 for free-flow sangria and cava. This might just be the best brunch in Hong Kong. Olé for Olé!
Olé, 1/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2523 8624, 中環雪廠街24-30號順豪商業大廈1樓; Brunch at Olé is only available on Saturdays and public holidays.
MEATS in SoHo serves perhaps the perfect cure for hangovers in Central on the weekends. Guests can order from the a la carte menu, or opt for the Set Brunch ($248), which comes with a starter, main, side and dessert. Mains include the exclusive Chicken Waffle topped with hot Tabasco honey, smashed avocado and spring onions, while the a la carte menu features dishes such as crispy smoked pork belly, jalapeño sausage, a slow-cooked egg, ugly potatoes and homemade béarnaise sauce.
With its relaxed atmosphere and indoor-outdoor seating, even the kids will be happy with the Kids Brunch Menu ($78) that includes Chicken Schnitzel with Fries, Mac’n’cheese or Mini Burgers with Fries.
MEATS, G/F, 28-30 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, 中環蘇豪士丹頓街28-30號地下
12. The Fiasco at Buenos Aires Polo Club
Like to do brunch a little differently? Happening on the last Saturday of every month, Buenos Aires Polo Club hosts one of the most lavish, exciting and high-energy brunches in town: The Fiasco. This theatrical brunch (expect extravagant entertainment, an abundant family-style menu, generous free-flow prosecco and house wine) features live entertainment and gunfights along with loads of tasty food, and of course plenty of booze to go along with the madness. The Fiasco is definitely vying for the title of best brunch in Hong Kong. If you can’t make it on the last Saturday of the month during brunch hours for this hedonistic event, then you may want to try out their night brunch.
Read our review of The Fiasco.
The Fiasco at Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, p. 2321 8681, 中環蘭桂坊雲咸街33號LKF Tower 7樓
13. Beef & Liberty
All Beef & Liberty restaurants across the city serve a huge brunch menu that is perfect for both omnivores and vegetarians alike. Indulge in tasty treats such as classic avocado toast with ricotta, a breakfast burger, Beef & Liberty English breakfast or yoghurt and berries. Side dishes include Scotch eggs (a must try!), cheese and beets and an indulgent bread n’ butter pudding. We recommend washing it all down with an Autumnal lemonade or a cheeky Bloody Mary, alternatively, you can pick any drink from the long list of 50 beverages. We like the fact that B&L ditched the usual buffet style, making it one of the best brunch in Hong Kong.
Beef & Liberty, 3/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 中環蘭桂坊德己立街32號加州大廈3樓
14. The Envoy
Served every weekend at The Envoy in Central, this all-you-can-eat brunch is full of colonial-inspired delights. For $365 + 10%, enjoy small plates, such as Butter Chicken Lollipop, Pulled Pork Mini Burgers, and Nine Vegetables Ragout. Big plate options include The Classic Sunday Roast, and Bangers and Mash, and it’s all available between 12-3pm. Plus, for an additional $295, guests can add on free-flow wine and champagne.
The Envoy, 3/F, The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central District, Hong Kong, p. 2169 3311, 中環皇后大道中74號中環石板街酒店3樓
15. Casa Lisboa
Home to contemporary Portuguese cuisine, Casa Lisboa is home to brunch on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. For $388 per person, guests can enjoy six starters – featuring classics like gazpacho and Codfish cakes, followed by a choice of main. Chase it all down with a sweet treat, such as Pineapple, Vanilla Ice-cream & Pistachio Sponge Raviolis, and you will be all set to take on the weekend.
Casa Lisboa, 2/F, Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2905 1168 中環雲咸街63號巴力大廈2樓
16. Mak Mak
One of the tastiest brunch offerings in town, Mak Mak serves up a range of non-stop Thai cuisine every Saturday and Sunday. For just $298 per person – including free-flow soft drinks and mocktails – diners can enjoy classic specialities such as green chicken curry, tom yum goong and pad Thai along with an assortment of tasty starters. Upgrade to free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, Aperol Spritz, house wines and Singha beer for $498.
Mak Mak, 217A, 2/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2983 1003, 香港皇后大道中15號置地廣場中庭2樓217A號舖
Looking for somewhere to enjoy pasta, pizza and prosecco on the weekend? Look no further than FINI’S. For only $99, add the restaurant’s buffet to any order of pasta, two slices of daily pizza special, secondi or grilled pizza wrap, or feast on a host of scrumptious delights from the antipasti including a fresh seafood buffet for an additional $199. Free flow prosecco, Asahi or Bloody Marys can also be added on for $99 each.
FINI’S has locations in SoHo and Wan Chai
18. 208 Duecento Otto
A long time Sheung Wan favourite, 208’s buffet brunch is $208 for unlimited helpings of antipasti, seafood, salads, cheese and dolci, or $338 for the buffet and a choice of main course. The restaurant serves up a delicious Italian inspired menu including homemade pasta and pizza, and free flow alcohol packages start at just $180 per person.
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2549 0208, 上環荷李活道208號地舖
The Indonesian-inspired brunch at Kaum is a taste sensation that is sure to kick off your weekend on a good foot. For just $398, sharing portions of delights such as gado gado, poached scallop with coconut and lime, and nasi goreng are served to your table, with diners enjoying unlimited portions of small plates and a choice of a large plate plus veggies and dessert. You can upgrade to free flow booze for just $195 too, including Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut and Indo Bloody Marys.
Kaum, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, p. 2858 6066, 西環西營盤第三街100號地下
On Saturday’s, Dragon-I – one of Hong Kong’s hippest venues – offers its weekend dim sum brunch. From 12:00-3:30pm, guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat dim sum and free flow Moët Ice Impérial, house beers, house spirits and house wines. Priced at $550 + 10% service charge, this is the spot you want to hit if you are looking to do some celeb spotting.
Dragon-I, UG/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong, p. 3110 1222, 中環雲咸街60號中央廣場平台
Taste the flavours of Beijing and Sichuan cuisine at the Feng Wei brunch at Hutong. For just $488 per person, guests can enjoy the dim sum buffet plus a selection of main dishes. Watch as the master chef prepares fresh noodles as entertainment, and enjoy the stunning views of Hong Kong Harbour. One of the best brunch in Hong Kong for dim sum lovers.
Hutong, 28F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3428 8342, 尖沙咀北京道1號28樓
French Japanese restaurant Lumi serves an all-you-can-eat weekend brunch ($338) that provides a great value for money. Created by renowned chef Kihachi Kumagai, over twenty signature dishes like Seared Maguro Salad, Sauteed Boston Lobster Tail Linguine and Peach Melba are available. Enjoy Two hours of free-flow prosecco, house red and white wines with an extra $180. Bonus: you can get 20% off if you pay your bill by 12:30 pm.
Lumi, Shop 301, Level 3, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2918 1313
The latest SOMMkind of brunch ($698) at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental comes with ninety minutes of free-flow sparkling wine, cocktails and many other beverages. Begin the brunch with a huge box of artisanal starters, featuring scrumptious Chocolate Brioche, croissants, smoked salmon as well as a Les Frères Marchand ham & cheese platter. Then, choose a main from the six options, such as Omelette Katsusando and Hakata Cabbage Japanese Pork Belly. End the feast with SOMM’s signature desserts and you are done for the day. Bonus: enjoy free-flow packages of champagne, sake, white & red wine curated by the sommeliers with an extra $100.
SOMM, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2132 0055
Blacksalt Tavern (NOW CLOSED 2020)
Situated in Shek Tong Tsui, kebaberie and taproom Salt & Barrel offers an exciting brunch menu that features the mouth-watering Banana Foster French Toast and Vegan Chickpea Waffle that replicates the traditional chicken and waffles. It’s definitely one of the best brunch in Hong Kong for vegans and meat eaters alike.
Read our full review of Salt & Barrel.
Salt & Barrel, One South Lane, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2761 4900, 香港島石塘咀南里壹號
Bread & Beast (NOW CLOSED 2020)
Known for offering creative and artisanal sandwiches original to the city, local sandwich eatery Bread & Beast is happy to announce its pet-friendly weekend brunch. From healthy and low-carb Buddha Bowl with cauliflower rice ($138) to the indulgent Chuhao Brisket Croissant(HK$158), Kentucky San Burger ($148) and Bourbon Caramel Banana Ricotta French Toast ($118), customers won’t be disappointed by its decadent healthy options and pet-friendly casual atmosphere. The menu is available on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm and Sundays from 10am to 4.30pm.
Bread & Beast, G/F, 3 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2237 1868, 灣仔汕頭街3號地下
Lily & Bloom (NOW CLOSED 2019)
For $495 plus 10% per guest, the all American brunch at Lily & Bloom includes a buffet selection of hot appetizers along with a choice of main and free flow drinks. The buffet section features healthy salads, a seafood bar and a new pastry and cereal corner, while guests can choose mains such as Eggs Benedict, Croque Madame or Brioche French Toast with candied pecans.
Guests can enjoy free-flow Bloody Mary or Wyndham Cup cocktails by Head Mixologist John Nugent or add an additional $100 for free-flow Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut and house red and white wine.
Lily & Bloom, 5/F & 6/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 中環蘭桂坊雲咸街33號LKF Tower 5樓及6樓
Al Molo (NOW CLOSED 2019)
We are big fans of the brunch at Al Molo, thanks to its excellent value, delicious menu options and view of Hong Kong Harbour. For just $348, guests can get their fill of the salad buffet which includes a selection of meats, breads and some of the finest cheeses in town. Then, select a main dish from the Italian menu and enjoy some down time with friends. If you want to add free flow, it’s only $158!
Al Molo, Shop G63, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2730 7900, 尖沙咀廣東道17號海港城海運大廈G63
Fang Fang (NOW CLOSED 2019)
Are you wondering where to find the best brunch in Hong Kong? Fang Fang’s Asian Brunch Fiesta is served every Saturday between 12-3pm, guests can enjoy an unlimited supply of tasty delights for $358 per person for food. Enjoy sea salt edamame beans and prawn crackers on arrival before tucking into sharing plates of items including har gau, braised pork belly and prawn tempura rolls. All mains are made to order, and include Chilean Sea Bass and Szechuan pepper chicken. Don’t miss out on the selection of desserts too. Add free-flow Moet Chandon champagne, Asahi beer, white and red wine, sake, alcoholic “spiked” iced tea, bespoke Bloody Marys, Bellinis, Margaritas and Mojitos for an additional $280.
Fang Fang, 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2983 9083, 中環蘭桂坊雲咸街33號LKF Tower 8樓
Blue – Butcher and Meat Specialist (NOW CLOSED 2019)
If you love listening to live music while you throw back your champagne, then Blue’s brunch ($450 +10%) will be right up your alley. Start off with the buffet station that features salads, seafood, cheese and charcuterie before choosing your main, such as The Butchers Burger, Pan Seared Salmon or Wild Mushroom Cavatelli. Of course, no brunch is complete without lashings of dessert, and the offerings at Blu include a live pancake station (mmm!) along with a selection of freshly made cakes and pastries. Add on $345 for free-flow and take brunch boozy with a package that includes Perrier Jouet NV Champagne, Lapostolle Merlot, Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc, Acai Sour, Blue’s Aperol and House Draft.
Blue – Butcher & Meat Specialist, 108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2613 9286, 上環荷李活道108號地舖
The Flying Elk (NOW CLOSED 2019)
Kick off your weekend with the Smorgasbord Brunch at The Flying Elk. Available on Saturdays and Sundays for $295 plus 10% service charge, guests can enjoy a selection of Scandinavian specialties from the buffet, including gravlax, potato salad salad and pickled herring before selecting a main dish such as baked celeriac with cabbage and wild mushrooms or slow-cooked & deep-fried baby chicken. Pick from a trio of desserts to finish things off, and we’re sure this will be the highlight of your weekend. Add free-flow beer, wine and cocktails for $195.
Reservations can be made at [email protected] or by calling 2898 3788.
The Flying Elk, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2898 3788
These spots get our vote for best brunch in Hong Kong, so be sure to check them out soon.