Whether you prefer eggs, waffles, dim sum or pasta, there's something for everyone in our guide to brunch at cafes, restaurants and hotels in Hong Kong
A city of foodies, brunch in Hong Kong is a bit of an institution. Every Saturday and Sunday, Hong Kong cafes, luxury hotels and great restaurants fight it out for the title of best brunch in Hong Kong, luring you in with free-flow, fine ingredients and dessert buffets for days. Jump on the bandwagon, and get thee to brunch!
If you’re on the hunt for the best brunch in Hong Kong, you’re in the right place
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 ($290), which comes with two starters, one main, one side, one dessert and a glass of either beer or wine. 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 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
Could this be the best brunch in Hong Kong? From the delicate morsels on the appetizer buffet (you have to try the scallop ceviche) to the fact that you can order your own main, this is one of the best brunches in town at just $698, inclusive of free-flow Veuve Clicquot. The dessert buffet even boasts lemon meringue pops and liquid nitrogen ice cream, and what could be better than catching the sun on the giant terrace while you sip on a DIY Bloody Mary?
Available from 12-3pm on Sundays, we think this is one of the best brunches in Hong Kong. Read our full review on brunch at Red Sugar here.
Red Sugar serves brunch every Sunday from 12-3pm, 7/F at Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2252 5888, 九龍紅磡灣紅鸞道38號
CÉ LA VI
The team at CÉ LA VI is upping the brunch game with a new brunch experience available every weekend from 12-3:30pm for ($498). This luxe brunch kicks off with a Seafood, Sushi and Sashimi platter, along with a Create Your Own Salad option for those who want to keep it healthy. Mains can be shared or enjoyed individually, with options including Seared Snapper, Chicken Teriyaki and faithful old Eggs Benedict.
When it comes to drinks, you have free-flow options: Veuve Clicquot (+$298), Veuve Clicquot Rosé (+$398) or Dom Pérignon (+$1,988), PLUS three cocktails to spice things up. Sour Cherry Margarita, anyone?
Finish off with a sweet platter, updated regularly by Pastry Chef Andi Ching (think molten matcha tarts with 64% valrhona chocolate ice-cream, refreshing fruity cheesecakes and more) and you will be all set to tackle the weekend, or possibly retire to the couch.
CÉ LA VI, 25-28/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3700 2300, 中環蘭桂坊德己立街30-32號加州大廈25樓
Blue – Butcher and Meat Specialist
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 Fiasco at Carbone
Like to do brunch a little differently? Happening on the last Saturday of every month, Carbone hosts one of the most lavish, exciting and high-energy brunches in town: The Fiasco. This gangster-inspired brunch ($600) features live entertainment and gun fights along with loads of old school New York-style pasta and of course plenty of Bollinger to go along with the madness. The Fiasco at Carbone is definitely vying for the title of best brunch in Hong Kong.
Read our full review on The Fiasco at Carbone here
Carbone, 9/F, Lan Kwai Fong Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2593 2593, 中環蘭桂坊雲咸街33號LKF Tower 9樓
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 add free-flow for one hour ($108) or two hours ($178). We like the fact that B&L ditched the usual buffet style, making it one of the best brunches 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
Served every weekend at The Envoy in Central, this all-you-can-eat brunch is full of colonial-inspired delights. For $288 + 10%, enjoy small plates, such as Butter Chicken Lollipop, Spicy Sambal Popcorn Shrimps, Slow-Cooked Pork Belly Bao, Sir Pottinger’s Squid Salad, the “Nine Vegetables” Ragout and the Numbing Vegetables. Big plate options include New School Fish & Chips and The Classic Weekend Roast, and it’s all available between 12-4pm. Plus, for an additional $228, 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
If you’re a lover of ON Dining like us, then you will be happy to learn that the restaurant offers a refined Sunday brunch, with two amazing offerings to choose from. Guests can get their fill of Chef Philippe Orrico’s delightful fare by opting for the Le Grand Brunch ($688), which features homemade croissants and pain au chocolat, oysters, caviar tartlet and choice of appetiser and main, followed by cheese and dessert (yum!)
But if you’re not ready to go all in, then enjoy Le Petit Brunch for $488. Served with a selection of canapes, a choice of starter, a signature main dish and family-style dessert, plus you can also indulge in a free-flow package for $228.
On Dining Kitchen & Lounge, 29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2174 8100, 中環安蘭街18號28-29樓
Fang Fang’s Asian Brunch Fiesta is served every Saturday between 12-3pm, guests can enjoy an unlimited supply of tasty delights for $398 per person for food. Start with seafood and DIY salads before moving on to delicious dim sum and grilled items. Plus, there’s a supervised area for the kids so that you can enjoy the Bloody Mary station.
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
Home to contemporary Portuguese cuisine, Casa Lisboa is home to brunch on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. For $350 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
Lily & Bloom
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
At Brunch by the Shore, guests can enjoy an outdoor barbeque grill, locally sourced vegetables, rare cuts of meat, a raw bar and a live waffle station, all in the alfresco setting on Shore’s stunning terrace. Of course, it wouldn’t be brunch without free flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne, and customisable cocktails – all designed to transport you to tropical seaside. Kids under 12 eat free, while adults $680
Shore, 3rd and 4th Floor, the L. place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, p. 2915 1638, 中環皇后大道中139號The L. Place 3及4樓
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
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 Linguini Fini. 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 and fresh seafood buffet for an additional $199. Free flow prosecco, Peroni or Bloody Marys can also be added on for $99 each.
Linguini Fini, 49 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, p. 2387 6338, 中環蘇豪伊利近街49號地舖
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
Mercato by Jean-Georges
At Mercato, you won’t find the standard buffet-style menu, but rather a carefully designed a la carte offering that encourages less waste. The menu features a range of all-time brunch classics elevated with Italian flair, as well as select signature dishes from the dinner menu, such as soft scrambled eggs with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomato. Guests have the option to upgrade to free flow sparkling wine, white wine, red wine, and Peroni beer for $250.
Mercato by Jean-Georges, 8/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3706 8567, 中環蘭桂坊德己立街30-32號加州大廈8樓
Taste the flavours of Beijing and Sichuan cuisine at the Feng Wei brunch at Hutong. For just $498 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.
Hutong, 28F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3428 8342, 尖沙咀北京道1號28樓
These are some of our favourite brunch options in Hong Kong, so be sure to check them out soon.
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