Weekend brunch is so much more than a meal — it’s an indulgence, a guilty pleasure, and a chance to socialize with friends you haven’t seen all week rolled into one. In Hong Kong
, you’re spoiled for options when it comes to brunch menus. We’ve selected the top ten brunches in town so you don’t have to when the weekend finally rolls around.
Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Fusion, $$$
The ultra-trendy, fusion-inspired Mrs Pound has brunch menu items like a masala omelette with aloo gobi and chickpea salad, and Singaporean “kaya toast” with coconut jam and burnt butter soy. There’s also a selection of eclectic cocktails
and a build-your-own-Bloody Mary station. A word to the wise — Mrs Pound calls itself a “restaurant speakeasy,” and is hidden behind what looks to be old-fashioned Chinese stamp shop. To get in, you have to look for the secret button that unveils the restaurant’s entrance.
What better way to spend your weekend than amidst the refined elegance of Duddell’s, enjoying its unlimited dim sum
brunch service? The restaurant’s interior was designed by celebrated British designer Ilse Crawford, and features yellow and jade accents weaved with marble, oak, and vintage wood touches. On the menu are classics like shrimp and pork dumplings, barbecued pork puffs, crispy smoked duck breast, spring rolls, and more. Plus, the free-flow option gets you unlimited champagne, specialty cocktails, and juices.
Restaurant, Wine Bar, Contemporary
Named by CNN as one of the best new restaurants of 2017, 12,000 Francs offers modern European cuisine with flair. To start, nibble on treats like chocolate-glazed sourdough donuts and kimchi
deviled eggs. For your main, consider having the restaurant’s famous “Montanara Ranchera,” a mouthwatering fried pizza topped with smoked bacon, ranchero sauce, ricotta, and a poached or scrambled egg.
Flying Pig Bistro
Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$
If you’re craving a big, hearty breakfast, the signature Flying Pig Breakfast includes bacon, eggs, sausage, hash browns, baked beans, tomato, and roast potatoes. The urban art
-inspired interior, featuring recycled materials, graffiti, and retro photographs, create a rustic, casual atmosphere. HK$198 gets you two hours of free-flow wine and spirits, plus an all-you-can-eat meat and roasted veggie station.
Bar, Restaurant, Asian, Chinese, Japanese, $$$
dragon-i is most famous for being one of the city’s hottest nightclubs, but during the day, it’s a chic modern restaurant featuring elevated Chinese
and Japanese cuisine. The all-you-can-eat dim sum lunch special is available for HK$228 every day except on Sundays, and on Saturdays, you get unlimited champagne and drinks for an extra HK$550. Dishes like steamed spare ribs, chili pork dumplings, shrimp siu mai,
and more make for a luxurious meal under the sensuous glow of the venue’s signature red lanterns. If the weather’s nice, you can even try to snag a seat on the terrace.
Lily & Bloom
Restaurant, North American, $$$
Lily & Bloom is well-known for its winning American chophouse dishes, and its mouthwatering brunch menu doesn’t disappoint either. To start, head to the buffet area to load up on salad, seafood, charcuterie, and made-to-order omelettes. For mains, options include a duck confit with fried eggs and potato hash; eggs with sausages, bacon, ham, pancakes, and roasted potatoes; and chocolate sauce-drizzled waffles with fresh fruit compote and whipped cream.
CÉ LA VI
Restaurant, Contemporary, Japanese, $$$
By night, CÉ LA VI is a legendary nightclub known for its panoramic rooftop views of the city. By day, it’s a luxurious restaurant serving some of the city’s best contemporary Asian cuisine. The brunch here starts with a platter of hot and cold appetizers including sushi, oysters, shrimp tempura, and creamy prawns. For your main, standouts include the misoyaki salmon and the New Zealand lamb drenched in Asian BBQ sauce.
Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
With locations in Sheung Wan and Soho
, Little Burro is undoubtedly one of the city’s few great Mexican restaurants. Splurge on a pulled pork grilled cheese with guac and salsa, or a quesadilla with scrambled eggs, bacon, and potato rosti. Just HK$200 gets you free-flow prosecco, mimosas, and beer.
Restaurant, French, $$$
This Parisian-style brasserie in laidback NoHo serves rustic French fare in an intimate space jazzed up with Art Deco flourishes, including brass light fixtures and eclectic wallpaper. Brunch options include strawberry and chocolate pancakes, softly scrambled eggs, steak tartare, and a sublime truffle croque monsieur
Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
BLT Steak is the Hong Kong branch of a New York steakhouse
helmed by celebrity chef Laurent Tourondel. The restaurant’s bright environs include floor-to-ceiling windows that offer gorgeous views of Victoria Harbor. The excellent brunch here includes unlimited appetizers, as well as helpings from the dessert buffet and carving station. For mains, top choices include the beef brisket hash; hangar steak marinated in citrus mustard; or baked eggs en piperade