A weekend in Hong Kong just wouldn’t be a weekend if you didn’t choose to gorge yourself on 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 Hong Kong buffet at Kitchen is worth checking out. Not only is the restaurant itself refreshingly spacious, with a large seating area and views over the harbour, the plethora of food on offer is amazing for those who lack serious self-control when it comes to food (aka 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. Each of the items is of high quality and could have been a meal by itself (I 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-noodles 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’re off. Ingeniously equipped with takeaway bags, you can fill a bag with goodies before you leave. There are sour raspberries, gummy worms, peach rings, marshmallow bananas and so much more.
Kitchen is one of the better buffets I’ve been to in Hong Kong. There is a massive assortment of food, with enough options to please everyone. Heading to Kitchen on a Saturday for the lunch buffet gets a big thumbs up from me!
Saturday lunch buffet: 12–2:30pm; $488/adult, $244/kids aged 4–11 (1 kid eats for free with each paying adult; maximum 3 kids); free-flow packages start at $108 for soft drinks
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