The weekend brunch is one of Hong Kong’s best loved and most widely held family traditions. From classic Cantonese to authentic Italian, here are some of the best spots to brunch.
Zuma, Hong Kong
Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
No list of best brunch spots would be complete without Zuma. Enjoy free-flow champagne, sake and wine paired with an impressive selection of fresh sashimi, creative rolls and sushi. Yakitori is freshly grilled and served alongside addictive fried chicken. They even include an à la carte main course. Brunch is the perfect opportunity to sample everything this popular Japanese restaurant has to offer.
Visitors to Hong Kong will love Hutong’s traditional design, iconic harbour views and authentic Chinese food. Their brunch is served family-style, where guests share generously sized plates of classic northern dishes. Free-flow champagne and their signature Peking Duck are available as add-ons.
Alain Ducasse’s Michelin-star restaurant elevates contemporary French cuisine. Rech offers a seafood-heavy menu but also offers a children’s lunch, making this a very family-friendly option. Delicately prepared plates paired with iconic views from the Intercontinental Hotel make this a firm favourite among those who enjoy fine dining.
A casual and inviting Spanish restaurant, The Optimist’s semi-buffet weekend brunch is perfect if you’re craving Mediterranean fare. Start with a selection of vibrant salads, cold seafood appetisers, and the indulgent, cooked-to-order ‘Huevos Rotos’, before delving into the delicious main course options. They are known for their grill selection, so don’t miss the juicy chateaubriand or the baked sea bass.
Escape Hong Kong’s skyscrapers and head to Repulse Bay for a classic and elegant brunch at The Verandah. The colonial venue boasts relaxing sea views, grand dining rooms and attentive wait staff. They don’t skimp on buffet choices, offering freshly shucked oysters, a foie gras cooking station and a well-stocked cheese cart. The cooked-to-order mains include traditional roasts and grilled fish options and every course is paired with free-flow champagne and wines.
Mrs Pound calls itself a ‘restaurant speakeasy’ and is hidden behind what looks to be an old-fashioned Chinese stamp shop. To get in, you have to look for the secret button that unveils the restaurant’s entrance. Once you find the venue, you’ll be greeted to an ultra-trendy, fusion-inspired brunch menu, with inventive dishes such as masala omelette with aloo gobi and chickpea salad, and Singaporean ‘kaya toast’ with coconut jam and burnt butter soy. There’s also a selection of eclectic cocktails and a build-your-own Bloody Mary station.
It doesn’t get more luxurious than brunching at Hong Kong’s highest bar while sipping on Dom Perignon. Ozone’s Dom Perignon Brunch stands strong as a weekend favourite among expats and those looking to impress. The seafood selection and grilled meats are all up to Ritz Carlton standard and you can spend time on the outdoor terrace if weather permits. Book early to grab a coveted window table.
Delve into fine Italian fare at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong’s Tosca. The grand weekend brunch is a family favourite and you’ll be spoilt for choice with everything from fresh lobsters and crab legs to charcuterie and a mouthwatering wheel of parmigiana. Kids will love the Italian pizzas and pastas, while adults enjoy the free-flowing champagne. The juicy roast beef main course is reason enough to visit. Save room for the decadent dessert selection and upgrade to the Krug Champagne option for a true treat.
There are few better spots to gaze at Hong Kong’s iconic skyline while enjoying your morning eggs and coffee than Café Gray Deluxe. Located in the stylish Upper House, you know you’ll be treated to impeccable service and luxurious surroundings. The menu is flexible giving you the option to have a casual breakfast with eggs and pastries, or indulge in a proper three-course lunch. The Bloody Mary and Espresso Martini are both delicious and a great way to set the mood for lunch.
There are few better ways to spend your weekend than by enjoying an unlimited dim sum brunch service at Duddell’s. The restaurant’s interior was designed by celebrated British designer Ilse Crawford and features yellow and jade accents weaved with marble, oak and vintage wood touches. On the menu are classics such as shrimp and pork dumplings, barbecued pork puffs, crispy smoked duck breast, spring rolls, and more. The free-flow option gets you unlimited champagne, speciality cocktails and juices.