Always keen to try a brunch with a twist, my friends and I were instantly convinced by the brunch offerings at the Drunken Duck on Staunton Street, the latest restaurant from the Enoteca group.
The restaurant is the perfect balance of casual and cool and boasts great little décor quirks such as an eccentric creation made up of retro light bulbs and a whole wall dedicated to the restaurant’s wine and beer collection. The restaurant is open and airy but also manages to still have a cosy atmosphere by combining cool stone and warm wood. It has an all-encompassing clientèle of couples, friends catching up and families, making it a relaxing atmosphere for a lazy Sunday.
They have a large drink menu boasting coffees and smoothies but it was sadly lacking a bit in the cocktail department. Thankfully they offer Bloody Marys and it had just the right amount of a spicy pick-me-up kick and the berry smoothies blended with Greek yoghurt were tart yet refreshing.
The food has a gastropub feel with an Asian twist offering different skillets, baps and eggs Benedict amongst other staples. We sampled the eggs Benedict with a roasted 5-spice duck. The eggs Benedict was fantastic and the duck was a great addition but was just bordering on a little too sweet to really complement the zesty hollandaise. The Twisted Breakfast plate was a monstrous skillet packed with Korean marinated breaded pork, fried eggs, sourdough, mushrooms, sweet and sour tomatoes and kimchi. This breakfast almost defeated us due to sheer size but was a great combination of flavours. The sweet and sour tomato had an unusual vinegary plum flavour that really perked up the skillet, especially as the kimchi was a little muted for my liking. We also tried the Kobe steak bap (that’s a large bread roll to my non-British friends), which was hearty and tangy, meaning it appealed more to the fussier tastes in our group. We couldn't resist the truffled fries, which were accompanied by an adorable little jar of duck dripping for dipping. How indulgent!
We were really impressed with the creative and delicious menu, which although it sounds a bit whacky, completely works and left us stuffed and satisfied. Considering they were very short staffed on the day we visited, the staff were friendly and attentive and prices are reasonable considering the portion sizes. Delicious food that perks up tired brunch staples and a casual atmosphere makes the Drunken Duck the perfect Sunday hangout.
44-46 Staunton Street,
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 2803 0050
Hours: 12pm-1pm (12am on Fri and Sat)