Header photo: LPM Restaurant & Bar
A Lux’s sumptuous brunch offering comes in the form of a five-course champagne and caviar menu that includes highlights of free-flow bubbly and non-alcoholic tipples, premium Siberian sturgeon caviar accompanied by blinis and all the classic accoutrements, homemade pasta dishes, unlimited refills of roasted USDA rib-eye (prime rib) and a tableside dessert trolley – Le Dessert Chariot – laden with a rotating selection of Mediterranean sweets and artisan cheeses.
Where: M/F, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central
When: weekends and public holidays, 12–3:30pm
How much: HK$788/person to include 90-minute free-flow juices, seasonal mocktails, alcohol-free sparkling wine, cold-brewed sparkling tea, tea and coffee; HK$888/person for 90-minute free-flow to include Bruno et Christiane Olivier Brut NV champagne, Grand Bellot Bordeaux Blanc 2021 and Cesari Principe Chianti 2020
Bianco & Rosso
Bianco & Rosso’s four-course Odyssey Brunch is complemented by a free-flow option focused on vermouth, with an extensive selection of vermouth spritzers, signature cocktails, Prosecco and wine to wet your whistle. The regularly updated brunch menu consists of two starters per diner, one pasta, one main and an add-on dessert. Current highlights include Polmard beef tartare, spaghetti Martelli with Italian sausage ragù and the eatery’s popular whole three-yellow chicken with vermouth chicken sauce.
Where: 29 Gough Street, Central
When: weekends from 4–5 March 2023 (2 sessions – 11:30am and 1:30pm)
How much: HK$298/person; +HK$198/person for 2-hour free-flow
Chef Stanley Wong has introduced a free-flow farm-to-table brunch experience at CulinArt 1862 inspired by his global culinary journey. Small sharing plates of freshly shucked oysters, KFC (Korean fried cauliflower), salmon poke, beef tartare and more start things off. There are eight delectable main options, with the seared halibut fillet and eggs Bennie (either Florentine or Royale style) coming highly recommended. A chef’s dessert platter rounds out the brunch menu.
Where: 1/F, Chinachem Leighton Plaza, 29 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
When: weekends, 11:30am–4pm
How much: HK$498/person; from +HK$288/person for 2-hour free-flow packages
Felix at The Peninsula
Felix’s sky-high On the Sunny Side has been revamped by newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Aurélie Altermaire. The four-course brunch menu kicks off with a selection of sharing starters (Brittany oysters, beetroot-cured Tasmanian salmon, grilled Spanish octopus, burrata and heirloom tomato salad, baked French foie gras), followed by a luxurious egg dish (egg royale or slow-cooked Japanese egg with asparagus and morel), a choice of main (Boston lobster a la plancha or roasted quail) and, to finish, yuzu meringue tart served with coffee or tea. Innovative modern European brunching at its finest!
Where: 28/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, TST
When: Sundays, 11am–2:30pm
How much: HK$888/person; from +HK$188/person for 2-hour free-flow packages
Harbourside at Regent Hong Kong
In addition to weekday lunch and daily dinner buffets at recently revitalised Harbourside – located at the newest luxury hotel on the block, Regent Hong Kong – the international buffet restaurant features an even more lavish weekend brunch buffet curated by Head Chef Nicholas Chan. It might be smaller in scale than at other HK hotels of a similar ilk, but this is made up by some of the best-quality buffet items we’ve had in the 852. The offerings run the gamut from sushi, sashimi and fresh seafood on ice, to Chinese and SE Asian stir-fries and authentic Indian curries, to live stations of Japanese eel rice and laksa, to an assortment of beautiful desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Andy Yeung and Pastry Chef Ngan Kin Pong (don’t leave without trying a slice of the Italian almond cream cake with its addictive panettone-like texture). To match all this indulgence, Harbourside’s iconic harbour views remain.
Where: G/F, Regent Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST
When: weekends and public holidays, 12–3pm
How much: HK$688/adult; HK$348/child aged 4–11; from +HK$268/adult for free-flow packages
Ho Lee Fook
Head Chef ArChan Chan and newly appointed Dim Sum Chef Winson Yip have upped the ante at Ho Lee Fook’s monthly free-flow dim sum brunch – Good Fortune Club – with a selection of enticing new dishes. The price tag includes one bottle of
champagne per guest, chosen from a selection of eight distinctive vintages. The all-you-can-eat dim sum, Cantonese snacks, wok-fried veg, rice and noodle dishes, BBQ pork and desserts include newcomers like crab, prawn and beetroot dumplings, fried taro puffs with Wagyu and black truffle, mala beef balls with lime leaf, lotus-leaf-wrapped wild mushroom and cordyceps flower fried rice and Ho Lee Fook Mahjong Tiles, a refreshing dessert of tofu sorbet with longan granita, date, goji berry and white fungus.
Where: 3–5 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central
When: 1st Sunday of every month, 12–3pm
How much: HK$988/person
Holt’s Café at Rosewood Hong Kong
This spring, Holt’s Café has unveiled an all-new Sunday Seafood and Oyster Brunch packed with under-the-sea indulgence. A showstopping seafood platter overflowing with Boston lobster, oysters, abalone and king prawns starts things off in style. This is followed by small sharing plates such as scallop ceviche, hamachi carpaccio and jumbo lump crab cake. The East-meets-West main options range from grilled Spanish octopus, to Thai crab curry, to tiger prawn saffron risotto, while a Cantonese soup of mango-pomelo sago and Rosewood Hong Kong’s signature vanilla millefeuille are amongst the dessert contenders at this upscale cha chaan teng.
Where: 2/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST
When: Sundays from 5 March 2023 (1st round – seatings at 12pm, 12:15pm, 12:30pm and 12:45pm; 2nd round – seatings at 2:30pm, 2:45pm, 3pm and 3:15pm)
How much: HK$780/person to include coffee or tea; HK$998/person to include free-flow sparkling, white and red wine
There’s a new free-flow Gosset champagne brunch on at HUE at the weekend, and if you head there on a Sunday, you’ll also be kept entertained with live jazz. The three-course brunch menu includes a selection of sharing starters (ranging from homemade bread with house-smoked butter and black sea salt, to seaweed cracker with smoked paprika and whipped cod’s roe, to kingfish, saffron and fennel salad with gremolata), a choice of main and dessert. Options for the mains include Limestone Coast Wagyu flank steak and a veg pasta dish of angel hair with chive-Parmesan emulsion and black truffle. For dessert, the Aussie-inspired choices run the gamut from nut and seed granola with sago pudding, mixed berries and yoghurt ice cream to strawberry pavlova with lemon curd, white pepper chocolate and basil sorbet.
Where: 1/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, TST
When: weekends from 18 March 2023, 11am–3pm, with live jazz on Sundays
How much: HK$480/person; +HK$190/person for 2-hour alcohol-free free-flow; +HK$380/person for 2-hour free-flow Gosset Extra Brut champagne, a selection of 10 premium red and white wines and Bloody Mary
Kyoto Joe celebrates springtime with the launch of the Sakura-dai Spring Brunch in honour of the brief season of Japanese red sea bream. The menu features bottomless appetisers, skewers and tempura, plus a sashimi and sushi combo that includes red sea bream, botan shrimp and toro, a main (red sea bream nabe, A4 Miyazaki Wagyu sirloin or grilled miso silver cod, for instance) and the chef’s choice of dessert. For groups of four or more, a extra portion of paper-thin red sea bream sashimi is part of the deal.
Where: 23/F, California Tower, 30–32 D’Aguilar Street, LKF, Central
When: 4 March–30 April 2023 – weekends and public holidays, 12–3pm
How much: HK$588/adult; HK$320/child; from +HK$108/adult for free-flow packages
LPM Restaurant & Bar
Take a trip to the French Riviera with LPM’s new free-flow Sunday brunch, appropriately dubbed La Vie en Rose. The à-la-carte brunch menu at this stylish French-Med restaurant includes a whopping 14 appetiser dishes for sharing, moving on to a choice of main course, side dish and dessert. The starters by Chef Maurizio Pace are delicious and varied, from burrata tartine and Swiss chard omelette to tuna carpaccio and classic escargots glistening with garlic butter and parsley. Squid-ink risotto, grilled sirloin steak and stuffed Provençal-style veg are amongst the main course options, while there are three tempting offerings for dessert – French toast with spice ice cream, vanilla cheesecake with berry compote and the eatery’s signature crème brûlée. We recommend upgrading to the free-flow package that includes a selection of five new cocktails created especially for this brunch; we’re intrigued by the Riviera Blanc, made with vodka, white wine and a hint of pink peppercorn-accented St-Germain elderflower liqueur.
Where: 1/F, H Queen’s, 23–29 Stanley Street, Central
When: Sundays from 12 March 2023, 12–5pm
How much: HK$688/person to include free-flow juices and mocktails; HK$998/person to include free-flow cocktails and premium rosé and champagne
It’s time to get our mezze on with Shahrazad’s fabulous new Lebanese semi-buffet weekend brunch, where’s it all about sharing. The menu starts off with a spread of all-you-can-eat Middle Eastern salads and cold mezze, plus a choice of hot mezze (shout-out to the falafel). Next up, it’s an egg dish (shakshuka, scrambled egg with feta or minced lamb confit with baked egg), with a selection of Middle Eastern sweets rounding off the meal in style. If you’re in need of even more protein, you can add on a dish from the restaurant’s grill section (price varies). This is an affordable way of checking out Shahrazad’s delicious Lebanese fare and heady decor.
Where: 2/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central
When: weekends, 12–3pm
How much: HK$268/person; from +HK$199/person for free-flow packages
Uma Nota’s infamous O Carnaval Brunch is back with a bang, kicking off the last Saturday in March. On the food front, a Brazilian sharing feast is where it’s at, while the free-flow drink package includes soft drinks, bottled beer, Prosecco, white and red wine, caipirinhas and watermelon sakerinhas. The immersive brunch experience is more than just F&B – expect live performances and dazzling decor, just like they do it in São Paulo!
If you miss this monthly brunch or if you’re simply looking for a brunch option that’s not quite as lavish, Uma Nota has also debuted a new Brazilian-Japanese standard brunch menu that includes a selection of sharing appetisers, sharing main and sharing dessert platter, available every weekend. Also, Uma Nota’s facade is set to be transformed with a new mural by HK-based French artist Elsa Jean de Dieu, who created the boteco’s original mural six years ago, in a collab with HKWALLS Festival.
Where: 38 Peel Street, SoHo, Central
When: O Carnaval Brunch – last Saturday of the month from 25 March 2023, 12–4pm; standard brunch – weekends and public holidays, 12–4pm
How much: O Carnaval Brunch – HK$1,288/person; standard brunch – HK$420/person, with 90-minute free-flow priced from +HK$210
VEDA at Ovolo Central
There’s a fab vegetarian free-flow menu in town with VEDA’s CHA CHA Brunch, placing the spotlight on all-you-can-eat Indian street-food bites known as chaat. These include signatures of the eatery like ricotta and spinach momos and sweet potato samosas as well as new standouts such as avo sev puri (crispy balls loaded up with chana dhal, avocado, yoghurt, mint and tamarind chutney; pictured), spiced gobi (cauliflower) and Japanese-influenced onion bhaji okonomiyaki. This is not your average brunch – an explosion of plant-based flavours and textures awaits!
Where: Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central
When: weekends and public holidays from 1 April 2023, 12–6pm
How much: HK$398/person; +HK$368/person for 2-hour free-flow champagne
The Vista Brunch at stunning Italian newcomer Vista (those views!) begins with a glorious seafood platter of lobster, prawns, mussels and clams. Next, diners can dig into Vista’s unlimited buffet of Italian cold cuts and cheeses, salads, freshly baked breads and fresh-from-the-oven hot favourites like thin-crust pizza. Live pasta and meat carvery stations continue the Italian feast, followed by a choice of main and a platter of Italian sweets for sharing. Mamma mia!
Where: 29/F & 30/F, One Peking, 1 Peking Road, TST
When: weekends and public holidays, 12–4:30pm
How much: HK$688/adult; HK$488/child aged 5+; from +HK$200/adult for 2.5-hour free-flow packages that include Prosecco, cocktails, wine and beer