7 New Brunches in Hong Kong to Indulge In This Weekend
The most important meal of the day is no longer breakfast, it’s brunch.
Some might say that the best way to start your weekend is with a hike, others (myself included) prefer to brunch. There’s just something about a long leisurely lunch that sets the tone for the rest of your weekend and well, I’m all for it. So when these newly launched brunches started to crop up around the city, I felt it was my duty to gather the list of the best in Hong Kong to inspire a little brunching action. My advice… go hungry.
Tate Dining Room
Much like her previous single-ingredient menus, Chef Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room has launched a new lunch menu focusing on one item. An Ode to Rice features eight dishes centred on the Asian grain which ranges from Japanese koshihikari rice and Vietnamese com tam broken rice, to Taiwanese black rice and Thai jasmine rice. Highlights include a cold scallop and oyster congee appetiser, Hong Kong-style steamed rice roll with shrimp and a Chinese glutinous rice with lavender pigeon.
Available: Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Price: HK$780 per person; additional HK$480 for 3-glass wine pairing; additional HK$780 for 6-glass of wine pairing (+10% service)
Tate Dining Room, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; +852 2555 2172
Ying Jee Club
Although not exactly a brunch package, it’s still worth weekend lunchig at Ying Jee Club. Order a la carte and enjoy dim sum such as Whole abalone puff with chicken, Australian M9 wagyu beef puff, and Duck spring roll, along with signature dishes like Crispy salted chicken, Steamed king prawn with egg white and crab coral and Pan-fried crab claw with shrimp paste. Then add on the drinks package and sip on continuous pours of Delamotte Brut Champagne and say cheers to a decadent weekend.
Available: Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Price: Additional HK$388 per person for 2 hours of free-flow Delamotte Brut Champagne, white or red wine and soft drinks with any food order (+10% service)
Ying Jee Club, 1 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2801 6882
If it’s contemporary French fine dining that takes your fancy, then the new six-course weekend menu at Écriture will surely fit the bill. The menu, designed by Chef Maxime Gilbert, features some classic dishes made with France’s artisanal produce including the Brittany red mullet tartare with fresh sugar snap peas and pickled cucumber and roasted Aveyron Blanc de Blancs lamb gigot, with neck confit and charlotte potatoes gratin.
Available: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Price: HK$788 per person; additional HK$280 per person for 3-glass wine pairing (+10% service)
Écriture, 26/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong;
Lobster Bar and Grill
With Executive Chef Cary Docherty, whom you may remember from Gough’s on Gough, behind the new brunch it’s safe to say that your Sunday roast is officially sorted. The spread features some great cuts of meat including beef rib, pork loin, leg of lamb, and a vegetarian option of celeriac steak. Meanwhile, Chef Docherty’s yorkshire puddings are also out to impress and are best served dripping with gravy. Other highlights include the Crab on toast and Lobster bisque to whet your appetite at the start, before finishing with an indulgent Tarte tartin or Sticky toffee pudding.
Available: Sundays from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Price: HK$598 per person (supplements required for some dishes) with unlimited Bloody Mary cocktails; additional HK$200 for Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne, house red and white wines (+10% service)
Lobster Bar and Grill, Level 6, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2820 8560
What you thought was the perfect cocktail spot in Central, is now also a fine brunch location. The MO Bar’s brunch comes with either Belvedere vodka cocktails or Moët & Chandon Champagne and a feast of starters, mains, sides and desserts. Think Tuna tartare, Dungeness crab cakes with eggs benedict, Roasted black cod and much more, while desserts offer tempting items such as Clementine gingerbread spheres and Pear & tonka bean mille-feuilles. Plus an After Brunch experience will take you through to the evening with a DJ spinning tunes for you and your friends.
Available: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm; After Brunch from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Price: HK$598 per person for the Belvedere Brunch; HK$688 for the Vintage Brunch with free flow of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012; HK$418 for After-brunch (+10% service)
The Jazzakaya Brunch at Silencio mixes live jazz with a Japanese-inspired menu. It begins with unlimited starters including fresh seafood, sashimi, maki rolls, deep-fried tempura and grilled yakitori before a choice of main courses is served. Choose from a Crispy rice sushi donut, a stack of mochi pancakes with maple syrup, a fried wagyu rice or signature wagyu sando made with Miyazaki A4 tenderloin.
Available: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Price: HK$458 per person (supplements required for some dishes); additional $658 for Gold with Moet Imperial Brut NV, Champagne, France; additional HK$958 per guest for Black Moet Grand Vintage 2012, Champagne, France; additional HK$1,888 for Boujee Dom Perignon 2009, Champagne, France (+10% service)
Silencio, 6/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2480 6569
La Rambla by Catalunya
The new market-inspired brunch at La Rambla serves the best of gourmet Spanish cuisine from six sections — light bites, tapas, seafood, butcher’s corner, paella and sweets — direct to your table. Must tries include the signature truffle bikini with jamon and cheese; cuts from the Tomahawk and Spanish Suckling Pig; Spanish Red Prawns from the seafood market; classic squid ink paella; and finally churros and a helado nitro sundae made at the table.
Available: Sundays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Price: HK$550 per person; additional HK$380 with unlimited pours of Veuve Clicquot Brut, Sangria, Beer, Chase Oak Smoked Bloody Mary, and selected liquor-based mixed drinks; additional HK$1,380 with premium offers such as Krug Grande Cuvee NV, Belvedere, Grey Goose and Don Julio Blanco (+10% service)
La Rambla by Catalunya, 3071-73 level 3, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2661 1161