Who doesn’t want to spend their weekend afternoons devouring copious amounts of indulgent food whilst sipping on drink after drink? Whether you’re recovering from a exhausting workweek or simply catching up with friends and family, a free-flow Hong Kong–style brunch never disappoints. With brunch possibilities ranging from traditional eggs Benedict, to hotpot, to Middle Eastern mezze, decision-making can seem near to impossible. Fear not! Sit back, relax and get your stomach ready – we’ve got you covered with this definitive guide to the top boozy brunches in Hong Kong this summer.
Did someone say drunch? Head on over to Agave Central, whose latest weekend Drunch menu include a free-flow selection of fruit, house blanco and guilt-free “healthy” margaritas ($198/person). Sip these tipples alongside signature Mexican breakfast dishes – think huevos rancheros with carne asada ($128) and chimichangas with scrambled egg and chorizo ($98).
26 Hollywood Road, Central, 2523 1988, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Drunken Pot
Here to stir up the brunch pot is the newly launched Summer Drunken Brunch at hotpot fave The Drunken Pot. Get your timer at the ready, because two hours of free-flow drinks ($98/person) are yours for the sipping on weekends and public holidays. Bevvies include premium Italian wines, cava, sangria and Bloody Marys. Even more amazing is that the brunch itself is only $98 per person! This how-low-can-you-go price tag includes enticing broth options (we’re partial to any of the spicy numbers), a selection of standard dippers like Prime Angus beef or Kurobuta pork slices, seasonal fresh seafood, homemade vegetarian dumplings and bean or rice vermicelli, plain rice or instant noodles. Dessert can be added if you’re still craving more – Hokkaido panna cotta ($18) or peach, coconut, pumpkin or grapefruit sherbet ($18).
Causeway Bay: 27/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, 2323 7098, book online
TST: 2/F, 8 Observatory Road, 2321 9038, book online
Jinjuu offers a distinctive take on weekend brunch. The eatery’s epic Korean BBQ brunch ($388/person) features traditional Korean small plates like Korean fried chicken pops and glazed tempura cauliflower, perfect for sharing (or not). Cuts of grilled bulgogi-marinated beef, free-range chicken, Thai prawns and vegetable skewers are served sizzling along with lettuce and multigrain rice for wrapping. On the menu for dessert is bingsu, a classic Korean shaved-ice treat, with flavour choices including green tea, mango and passion fruit and coconut. Take it up a notch with two hours of free-flow drinks ($188/person), featuring a selection of beer, wine, cocktails and Korean tea. Feeling extra decadent? Upgrade to unlimited Moët & Chandon champagne ($238/person).
UG/F, California Tower, 30–32 D’Aguilar Street, LKF, Central, 3755 4868, book online
They’re not mezze-ing around over at casual-chic FRANCIS. The weekend Middle Eastern brunch ($280/person) showcases an assortment of signature sharing mezze such as hummus, spinach and feta cigars and halloumi with pomegranate and wild oregano. For the mains, choose from a selection including spicy shakshuka with egg, tomato and harissa, hanger steak with lentils and kafta with spring lamb, tahini and onion. Vanilla-poached peach with buttermilk cream and sumac ends the brunch feast on a sweet note. Pair these dishes with one of the restaurant’s unique orange wines; a rarity in town, they are a perfect partner to the rich and vibrant cuisine. What say you, habibi?
4 and 6 St Francis Street, Wanchai, 3101 9521 (no bookings)
Mercedes me Store
With a revamp from the excessive buffet styles of the past to a more discerning and less waste-generating à-la-carte menu, the recently relocated and reinvigorated Mercedes me Store is back in the weekend brunch ($395/person) business. From seasonal tropical fruit bowls and fresh house-made pastries for starters, to mains like BBQ brisket sandwich and grilled Australian hanger steak, to irresistible desserts like compressed golden pineapple and strawberry ice-cream bar, the new brunch at Mercedes me Store has luscious dishes to satisfy every craving and food preference! Knock back some free-flow options to add some flair to the brunch, with two-hour drink packages including V8 Biturbo AMG ($185/person) and V12 Biturbo Coupé ($295/person), each comprising a mixed selection of bubbly and red and white wines.
Shop 38 and 40, G/F, Manning House, 38–48 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2598 7080, email@example.com
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