Header photo: Oscar-style egg Benedict, Grand Hyatt Steakhouse, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Summertime and the brunchin’ is easy. Whether it’s Sunday brunch or a public holiday affair, keep on top of the latest deals with our always-updated list of the best summer brunches in town.
Summer brunches 2023 in Hong Kong
Alva House at ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL
ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL’s all-day-dining eatery has launched the fab Pampering Family Weekend Brunch Buffet, catering to those with little ones in tow with a new kids’ corner featuring a bouncy castle, table football, play kitchen and football dart game. For families’ flexibility, there are several brunch sessions available at varying price tags. The international buffet spread ranges from appetisers like freshly shucked oysters, hydroponic salads and soups, to a butchers’ corner showcasing US prime rib and roast leg of lamb, to a live egg station whipping up the likes of egg Benedict and scrambled egg with black truffle, to made-to-order Japanese tempura, robatayaki and teppanyaki items. Baked Alaska, homemade gelato and a selection of Häagen-Dazs ice cream are amongst the varied dessert offerings, and there’s even a beverage corner included (HK-style milk tea, cocktails and sparkling wine make an appearance). Great value for money with this one!
Where: 1/F, ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL, 1 Yuen Hong Street, Shatin
When: weekends and public holidays, 11:15am–4:30pm
How much: full session – HK$638/adult and HK$388/child aged 5–11; 1st session (11:15am–1:45pm) – HK$568/adult and HK$348/child aged 5–11; 2nd session (2–4:30pm) – HK$498/adult and HK$348/child aged 5–11
The Bottomless Holiday Brunch at Ami, curated beautifully by Michelin-starred chef Nicolas Boutin and Chef de Cuisine Léa Cantalloube, is a two-hour feast of unlimited French savouries and sweets – from buckwheat crêpe with smoked salmon, Greek yoghurt and dill, avocado omelette and homemade pasta with mushrooms and honey beans in butter sauce on the savoury side, followed by sweet treats like Belgian waffle with fresh berries and vanilla ice cream, citrus cheesecake and baked Alaska, flambéed tableside. An upgrade to include Ami’s signature beef sando, made with a Polmard beef patty and raclette cheese, is highly encouraged.
Where: Shop 302, 3/F, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central
When: Saturdays and public holidays from 1 July 2023, 12–2:30pm
How much: HK$398 for 2-hour free-flow sweets and savouries only; HK$458 for 2-hour free-flow sweets and savouries + beef sando; +HK$98 to include 2-hour free-flow non-alcoholic drinks; +HK$350 to include 2-hour free-flow Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut champagne
We think karaoke with brunch makes for the perfect weekend combo, so we’re pumped for Barkada’s newly launched once-a-month Karaoke Throwback Brunch. The 3.5-hour brunch package features a set menu of modern Filipino eats (including a starter sharing platter loaded with lumpia (spring rolls), salmon kinilaw (similar to ceviche) and adobo popcorn chicken), free-flow drinks (the usual culprits of wine, beer and bubbles + pomelo G&Ts and mango- and pineapple-infused spritzes for the win) and – the best bit – a karaoke party with live DJ from 2pm. Will we kick things off with “Umbrella”? “No Scrubs”? It’s a toss-up…
Where: UG/F, FOCO, 48 Cochrane Street, Central
When: 1st Saturday of the month from 2 September 2023, 12–3:30pm
How much: HK$488/person to include free-flow non-alcoholic drinks or HK$688/person with free-flow alcohol included
La Méditerranée Brunch at Basin is a relaxed weekend affair celebrating the flavours of the Med. Sharing starters such as piquillo pepper confit and dry-aged meatballs get things going, followed by a choice of main (the new homemade tagliatelle with clams would be our choice) with sides and dessert. You can up the indulgence with the addition of the Joyas del Mar platter (+HK$298), overflowing with fresh lobsters, mussels and prawns straight from the Mediterranean.
Where: 3/F, FOCO, 48 Cochrane Street, Central
When: weekends, 12–2:30pm
How much: HK$398/person; +HK$240 for free-flow rosé; +HK$380 for free-flow champagne
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Cruise at Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour
The new Dragalicious Brunch series kicks off in early September with Vol. 1 – Sashay Away, Summer, and it’s hard to imagine a more fabulous brunch experience than this one at rooftop bar and restaurant Cruise (in partnership with LGBTQIA+-friendly bar Petticoat Lane). Queens Pansze Diva, Miss Tina Uglyhaira and Gigi Reyes will take the stage while you knock back free-flow Prosecco, wine and beer and dig into a four-course menu that includes a sashimi platter, grilled Ibérico pork belly with perilla starter, choice of Thai-inspired main and pandan-coconut shortcake for dessert. Come dressed in your boldest, brightest and most beautiful glad rags for the best-dressed contest and you’ll stand the chance to win the grand prize of a two-night stay at Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit!
Where: 23/F, West Tower, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point
When: 2 September 2023, 12–2:30pm (with sessions following on 8 October, 12 November and 17 December)
How much: HK$680/person (15% discount for groups of 8+); +HK$280 to include free-flow G.H. Mumm champagne and cocktail punch
For reservations: book online
For more a more exotic brunch that blends Mediterranean and North African flavours, newcomer FRANCIS west has launched The Big Brunch. It showcases a selection of mezze plus sharing mains such as seafood couscous (HK$240) with prawns, clams, calamari, preserved lemon and tomato, the traditional Israeli breakfast of shakshuka (HK$140) with baked eggs, tomato and harissa and Mughrabi chicken parm (HK$180) with aubergine. The mezze selection is a must, with highlights of stone-baked frena (Moroccan flatbread), hummus, matbucha (slow-cooked tomato, bell pepper and garlic), avocado and feta salad and FRANCIS’ signature “cigars” filled with spiced beef.
Where: 42 & 44 Peel Street, SoHo, Central
When: Saturdays, 11:30am–3pm; Sundays and public holidays, 11:30am–5pm
How much: HK$150/person for sharing mezze + price of à-la-carte main
Grand Hyatt Steakhouse at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
If you’re on the lookout for a beefy brunch, Grand Hyatt Steakhouse is where it’s at. The four-course menu Chef Marc Benkoe starts off with a quartet of GHS signatures – Maryland crab cakes, steak tartare, house-smoked Balik-style salmon and mini Caesar salad – followed by a choice of a classic brunch dish with an elevated twist, from Oscar-style egg Benedict loaded with crabmeat to a duck-and-waffle dish featuring a sunny-side-up duck egg sitting pretty atop a confit duck leg. The main course is where the steakhouse’s stellar beef options – such as grass-fed Argentinian tenderloin or rib-eye and the signature Steakhouse burger – are up for grabs, but there are non-beef options like Kurobuta pork chop and roasted corn-fed spring chicken too. Dessert ranges from soft-serve sundaes and cheesecake to apple crumble for two.
Where: Lobby, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai
When: weekends, 12–4pm
How much: HK$780/person; +HK$480 for 2-hour free-flow magnum Veuve Clicquot champagne, 3L jeroboam wines and made-to-order Bloody Marys (+HK$680 for 3 hours)
All-day Sunday roast is now on the menu at Hungry Pal, which has recently been fully revamped. This modern gastropub’s roast dishes include Black Angus rib-eye, spring chicken, Tasmanian lamb shank and even a veg-focused whole cauliflower, served with all the classic fixings (think Yorkshire pudding, gravy, roast spuds, sautéed peas and more). The eatery’s signature homemade carrot cake completes the gut-busting roast feast. Alternatively, diners can opt for the four-course weekend brunch menu featuring Hungry Pal’s popular prawn scampi and three-egg omelette.
Where: 11 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central
When: Sunday roast – Sundays, 12pm–late; brunch – weekends, 12–3pm
How much: HK$368/person for all-day roast; HK$348/person for brunch; +HK$258 for 2-hour free-flow
Dim sum meets bubbly with the summertime debut of Jiansgu Club’s Weekend “SPLASH” Dim Sum Brunch, which gives diners the choice of sipping as many glasses of Dom Pérignon or Moët & Chandon as they can handle. In terms of the dim sum by this regional Chinese expert, there are nine delicious items that we can’t wait to sample – amongst these are East-meets-West newcomers like deep-fried pork floss, seaweed and sesame roll, pan-fried black pepper beef dumpling and smoked salmon with tomato purée sesame pocket.
Where: 2/F, Alliance Building, 130–136 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan
When: 10 June–27 August 2023 (weekends and public holidays, 12–3pm)
How much: HK$278/person for food only (4-person minimum); from +HK$498 for 90-minute free-flow champagne
LucAle’s popular Italian brunch menu just got even better with the inclusion of two-hour free-flow Aperol spritzes, Campari spritzes and mimosas. On the food front, the eatery’s sumptuous Italian cold cuts and cheeses – including burrata, buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto di Parma – start things off, alongside LucAle’s recently launched pizzetta and a duo of salads (octopus, potato and French beans in rocket pesto and mache and beetroot in a citrus-almond dressing). Also part of the brunch deal is a classic Italian dessert like tiramisu or Sorrento lemon cream with wild berries and chocolate. Those with room for more are invited to supplement the menu with a signature LucAle pasta or main.
Where: 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun
When: weekends and public holidays, 12–3pm
How much: HK$458/person; +HK$128 for an extra hour of free-flow
Maki Hiki’s brunch is particularly recommended for families, with the chilled bar and grill’s temple terrace play area coming alive at the weekend with fun activities for little ones (with two dedicated on-site nannies); on Sundays, complimentary face painting is even included. Even better, kids under six years old eat for free. For the grown-ups, there’s a sharing-style tropical three-course brunch menu on the cards. The starters include roti with curried chickpeas and coconut Indo fried chicken, while grilled mahi-mahi curry and half Lombok baby chicken are the main standouts. For dessert, there’s coconut ice cream, rice pudding and rhum baba.
Where: 2/F, Little Tai Hang – The Corner House, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang
When: weekends and public holidays, 12–3pm
How much: HK$488/adult for food only; HK$648/adult to include 2-hour non-alcoholic free-flow; HK$728/adult to include 2-hour alcoholic free-flow; HK$88/child aged 6+
Nicholini’s at Conrad Hong Kong
This northern Italian restaurant is branching out with its European Brunch on the Eighth, encompassing the entire eighth floor of Conrad Hong Kong, to take diners on an unforgettable culinary journey across Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Greece and beyond. Upon entering Nicholini’s, guests will be greeted by a spread of over 20 antipasti displayed beautifully on a long table in the centre. Next up, after enjoying the seasonal oysters, hamachi crudo with caviar, black truffle egg Benedict and tiger prawn and avocado crostini that are served to the table, it’s time to assemble your own platter from the seafood section, where Boston lobster, king crab legs, tiger prawns, whelks and mussels await, alongside scallop tartare, tuna carpaccio, octopus salad, crab salad and smoked salmon. Homemade pastas and classic Mediterranean mains are also part of this lavish brunch, ending with a dessert platter of lemon tart, Sachertorte and crema catalana, followed by tiramisu, strawberries Romanoff and churros served tableside. Wowsers!
Where: 8/F, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
When: weekends, 11:30am–2:30pm
How much: HK$988/adult to include free-flow soft drinks, juices and mocktails; HK$1,188/adult to include free-flow Perrier-Jouët champagne, Tuscan white wine, Burgundian red wine, dessert wine, port, draught beer and signature cocktails; HK$588/child aged 4–11
Popinjays at The Murray
In the mood for a long, leisurely brunch this summer? Rooftop stunner Popinjays have got you covered with Chef de Cuisine Paolo Tolleretti’s new Fiesta Weekend Brunch, where a jet-fresh seafood tower and all-you-eat European small plates, main courses and desserts are on the cards. For diners who prefer a bubblier dining experience, guests can pair the brunch with free-flow Dom Pérignon or R de Ruinart Brut champers packages, which come with an unlimited caviar experience featuring Amur caviar and salmon roe paired with blinis and crème fraïche.
Where: 26/F, The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central
When: weekends, 12–7pm
How much: HK$888/adult for food + 2.5-hour free-flow soft drinks; HK$1,088 adult to include 2.5-hour free-flow house wine; from HK$1,288/adult to include 2.5-hour free-flow champagne + caviar
We’ve only heard good things about new neo-Cantonese restaurant The Praya, where Chef Samuel Ng works East-meets-West magic using mainly local ingredients. The all-you-can-eat weekend brunch is full of inventive dishes, with a menu design paying homage to the iconic ordering sheets found at traditional dim sum parlours around town. Getting down to the nitty-gritty, the daytime feast includes unlimited cold and hot appetisers, sides and desserts, plus a choice of a rice or noodle dish and a main course. And you’re in luck if you’re dining with kiddos – the first two kids eat for free when accompanied by an adult. They (and you) will be stuffing themselves silly with the likes of hand-cut biang biang potato noodles, prawn and pork wontons, house-made luncheon meat and egg sandos, typhoon shelter popcorn chicken and lots more nostalgic-with-a-twist Canto bites.
Where: 3/F, One-Eight-One Hotel, 181 Connaught Road West, Shek Tong Tsui
When: weekends and public holidays from 29 July 2023, 11:30am–4pm
How much: HK$628/adult for food only; HK$828/adult to include 2-hour free-flow Prosecco; HK$988/adult to include 2-hour free-flow Perrier-Jouët champagne; HK$328/child aged under 12 (with the first 2 kids complimentary)
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Quiero Más is always shaking things up with seasonal flavours from the Med, and this summer is no exception. Now included as an option on the Spanish-inspired brunch menu, which also features an assortment of tapas and dessert, is seafood and chicken paella for sharing and unlimited suckling pig that’s cooked to crispy-skinned goodness in the eatery’s wood-fired oven and carved in the traditional method tableside – using just a plate. That’s why it’s referred to as the “Suckling Pig Show”! In terms of the tapas, Quiero Más has introduced a dry-ageing fridge to its kitchen, so amongst the new tapas selection is a dry-aged hamachi plate gilded with white asparagus, Gordal olives, croutons and carrot escabeche (see above). A vegetarian brunch menu is also available, offering vegetarian tapas, pumpkin linguine with asparagus and truffle, all-you-can-eat veggie paella and dessert.
Where: 20/F, M88, 2–8 Wellington Street, Central
When: weekends, 12–3pm
How much: HK$298/person for tapas + dessert; HK$398/person for tapas, free-flow suckling pig + dessert; HK$498/person for tapas, free-flow suckling pig, paella + dessert (2-person minimum); +HK$198 to include 2-hour free-flow wine, sangria, Prosecco and G&Ts; +HK$248 to include 2-hour free-flow cava, bottled beer, negronis and standard spirits
Smoke & Barrel
Summer brunching just got a little more steamy with Chef Arron Rhodes’ new brunch menu – The Southern Delights – at Smoke & Barrel. There’s a whole lotta down-home (and bottomless) eats included in the all-American BBQ feast, from fried Cajun fish fingers to smoked brisket and pulled pork tacos. Or try the smoked spareribs in a range of rubs and glazes, then finish with the homemade waffles dripping in chocolate and bourbon-caramel sauce.
Where: 1/F & 2/F, Wyndham Mansion, 32 Wyndham Street, Central
When: weekends, 12–3pm
How much: HK$300/person; +HK$200 for free-flow cocktail jugs
The Steak House at Regent Hong Kong
In response to overwhelming demand, The Steak House Sunday brunch will officially launch in July. This highly anticipated brunch includes the eatery’s stellar salad bar offerings, a choice of soup, a premium main such as USDA Prime steak or the coveted T-bone from Italy’s Carima Farm and a dessert corner. Just for brunch, live stations will offer made-to-order egg Benedict with truffle hollandaise sauce and Baeri caviar with classic condiments. The menu includes a glass of welcome champagne, plus free-flow orange juice, soft drinks and selected non-alcoholic beverages.
Where: G/F, Regent Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST
When: Sundays from 2 July 2023, 11:30am–2:30pm
How much: HK$1,288/adult; HK$1,576/adult to include free-flow house red and white wine and soft drinks; HK$888/child aged 4–11
This newly launched sukiyaki specialist has just unveiled two sensational sukiyaki brunch experiences, both with the option of a free-flow wine-trio add-on (Chiaro Prosecco DOC NV, Kalamanda Cellar Select Sauvignon Blanc and Kalamanda Cellar Select Shiraz). Sukiyaki Isekuma’s five-course brunch sukiyaki set encompasses two appetisers, steamed egg custard, sukiyaki with five kinds of seasonal Japanese veg, miso soup, pickled vegetables, rice and dessert; the sukiyaki choices range from the eatery’s Wagyu signatures of Kagawa Olivegyu and Kyoto Himegyu beef, to Hokkaido Yongenton pork, to Awa Sudachi chicken. Or go whole hog and order the eight-course brunch omakase set (two-day advance order required), which includes five appetisers, seasonal sashimi, a seasonal dish, a steamed dish, a duo of signature rice varieties, sukiyaki and dessert.
Where: Shop G13, G/F, Harbour Pinnacle, 8 Minden Avenue, TST
When: weekends and public holidays, 12–2:30pm
How much: 5-course sukiyaki set – from HK$280/person; 8-course omakase set – HK$880/person; +HK$238 for 2-hour free-flow
Supergiant at Mira Moon
We recommend checking out the boozy Bartender’s Brunch at Supergiant, which leans towards fusion Asian flavours with its choice of two small plates of salt-and-pepper squid, chicken satay, momos and more. Also included is a main – referred to here as a “kitchen plate” – and dessert, with these sections of the menu spanning the globe in terms of their flavour profiles. For us, the Australian lamb chops with mint raita and couscous is calling our name, followed by an innovative version of our fave Macanese pudding, serradura, for dessert. The classic free-flow package ups the ante to include cocktails like espresso martinis and Aperol spritzes, Prosecco, house wine, beer and spirits and bespoke G&Ts made with a variety of locally crafted gins.
Where: 3/F, Mira Moon Hotel, 388 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
When: Sundays from 6 August 2023, 12–3pm
How much: HK$368/person for food only; +HK$168 to include 2-hour classic free-flow package (see above); +HK$398 to include 2-hour free-flow G.H. Mumm and RSRV champagne
With the Sunday Rosé Brunch at The Verandah, it’s all about bottomless glasses of refreshing, summery rosé wine. Along with the vino, there’s an all-you-can-eat spread of jet-fresh seafood, flavourful salads and premium cold cuts as well as a choice of main course made with seasonal ingredients. Fresh summer fruits and blooming flowers are the inspiration behind the irresistible treats offered in the dessert buffet of this gorgeous Sunday brunch.
Where: 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay
When: Sundays from 11 June–27 August 2023, 11am–3pm
How much: HK$838/adult; HK$498/child