The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 3968 1106 / www.upperhouse.com
The menu begins by offering a bakery option of croissants, pain au chocolat, muffins, raspberry roll, blueberry danish and grapefruit puff served with preserves, butters pressed juices and tea or coffee for $255.
The brunch classics run from eggs benedict ($155), sirloin steak and eggs ($395), their impressive croque madame topped with quail egg ($245) to the lobster cobb salad, Black Angus burger ($235) and weekly roast options ($365). You can also choose from their “as you wish” menu with any two courses for $325 or three for $395 with a selection that ranges from house cured gravlax, granola, salads, soups and steak tartare to their simple and flavourful quiche lorraine, parma ham omelette and a fantastically tasty duck shepherd’s pie with cranberry relish.
A cheese board with baguette and walnut raisin bread are also up for ordering as well as a collection of desserts from the tangerine semi freddo, dark chocolate key lime tart and Grand Marnier mousse. We recommend the sorbets and ice cream medley that comes artfully served on a wheel of mini dishes with each individual flavour more delightful than the last.
Bloody Marys, espresso martinis and Irish coffees will start your morning with a kick for $125 or replenish your nutrients with fresh carrot juice and ginger beer or fresh pineapple, agave nectar and coconut water for $70. You can also sip on a blood orange mimosa or a winter bellini for $110 to make your brunch even more decadent.
Exciting and delicious options and a refreshing change from the over-indulgence of a buffet.