A weekend in Hong Kong just wouldn't be a weekend if you didn't choose to gorge yourself during at least one of the days. Thankfully, there's no shortage of breakfast, brunch, or lunch options in Hong Kong. However, if you're in the mood to take your weekend eating to a whole new level, the W Hotel Buffet at the Kitchen restaurant is worth checking out. Not only is the restaurant itself refreshingly spacious, with large seating area and views over the harbour, the plethora of food on offer might be slightly overwhelming for those who lack serious self-control when it comes to food (a.k.a. me).
There is a good selection of already prepared salads along with a DIY salad station, soup, fresh bread (though, let's be real here, eating bread at a buffet is not recommended), and a raw seafood section. All of the items are of high quality and could have been a meal by itself itself (I definitely had multiple helpings of the smoked salmon).
There are plenty of hot dishes (think various roasts, a carving station, pasta, pizza, fish and chips, dim sum, and a make your own noodle dish area) as well as a dedicated sushi section. The highlights for me were the sausage, char siu, sweet and spicy pork, and (rather embarrassingly - try not to judge me too harshly) the thick-cut french fries.
At this point, it's likely you'll be incapable of walking normally and you'll have to waddle around with your beyond-full gut protruding. It's okay though, no one judges you at a buffet, so go on and waddle your big belly over to the massive dessert section where you can have a taste of almost any treat you can imagine. Have your pick of various cakes, brownies (to die for), puddings, chocolates, and fruits. Oh, and you can't forget the Häagen-Dazs ice cream station, which is almost too good to be true.
You can always have one final indulgence at the candy table before you leave. Ingeniously equipped with take-out bags, you can fill a bag up with goodies before you leave. There are sour raspberries, gummy worms, peach rings, marshmallow bananas, and so many more.
Kitchen, at the W Hotel, is one of the better buffets I've been to in Hong Kong. There is a massive assortment of food, which is great for organizing an event, as there are enough options to please everyone. Plus, on Saturday's, you can add $150 for free-flow bubbles, which is an absolute steal in terms of overall value! Heading to Kitchen on a Saturday for their lunch buffet is a big thumbs up!
Saturday lunch: 12:00 - 2:30 pm / $368 HKD + $150 for free-flow sparkling wine Sunday brunch: 12:00 - 3:00 / $798 HKD (includes free-flow wine, champagne, and beer)
Kitchen @ W Hotel; 1 Austin Road; Kowloon Station