Looking to have a grown-up weekend with the hubby or a group of friends? With COVID rules adjusting in Hong Kong, we are busy planning our socially distanced happy place – the free flow brunch! Whether you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine, Italian fare, or an old-school, buffet-style, international mix, we have you covered with our pick of the top boozy brunches in the city.
*Starting April 21, 2022 restaurants will move tables to 4 per table and they will be open until 10pm. Of course, things can change so it’s always best to cross-check with the venue. Please check with each restaurant for the latest updates.
Our favorite jazz lounge is converting all the entertainment from festive nights into a mind-blowing weekend brunch. Upscale cocktails, dim sum, and live DJ tunes await you at this prestigious boozy brunch. Perfect for any celebration – whether that’s a big birthday or simply surviving another week of homeschooling – Foxglove will serve up world-class music and a chef-curated menu that include prized dim sum delicacies. Click here for the most up-to-date free-flow pricing menu!
Foxglove, 2/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2116 8949, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mingfathouse.com/foxglove, Dim Sum brunch is available on Saturdays from 12pm (3 hours).
Fresh, Japanese flavors can be experienced at Musubi Hiro – an Izakaya-inspired gastropub – with an exciting weekend brunch for HK$268/pp. Bring on the free-flow for a reasonable add-on of HK$198 for two hours which includes unlimited Champagne, a selection of sake from bespoke Japanese breweries, craft beer, cocktails, and house wines, as well as mocktails. The 3-course brunch begins with a choice of scrumptious appetizers such as the Three Omakase Starters, a Japanese Empanada and Chimichurri mixing South American and Japanese flavors, or a Vegan Frittata. Other highlights are the Musubi Tower, the Hiro Breakfast Bowl, and the Pancakes and Karaage Chicken. Conclude with light and delightful dessert of the day. Stop the drooling and head there to get your fill of mouth-watering flavors and drinks. Click here for brunch details and menu!
Taste a piece of Japan with Censu’s sensuous menu and a laid-back vibe at their Saturday free-flow brunch. The tasting menu is available for a minimum of 2 persons and up to 4 persons, starting at HK$788 plus 10%/pp. Coveted signature dishes from Chef Shun Sato pair perfectly with the free flow of sake, wine, and Japanese beer from small-scale breweries. Choose from two seatings then be ready to indulge in a meal that features a minimum of six savory courses such as the Sukiyaki prime beef or the jet-fresh market sashimi. Finish off with a Miso Ice cream or Mont Blanc Dango for the precise touch of sweetness.
Elegant yet inviting, Aria’s champagne brunch gives you the best of everything – breath-taking views from their 24th floor location, an alfresco terrace, fresh produce for the crispest Italian spread, and free-flowing drinks for the ultimate weekend brunch. The curated menu offers scrumptious Italian antipasti, fresh seafood, an oyster selection, premium charcuterie, an artisan cheese selection, a gorgeous dessert bar, and a made-to-order main course that captures the culinary traditions of selected regions in Italy. The brunch starts at HK$688 pp with 2 free flow options! Click here for the latest menu and pricing upgrades.
Aria, 24/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Hong Kong, +852 2804 1116, www.ariaitalian.com, Weekend Brunch Open Saturday, Sunday and PH 11:30am-6pm
Ole, ole! Festive and free-flowing, Ole features all your Spanish favorites with an ambiance that is as colorful as the food. Relish in tasteful staples such as marinated Spanish olives and Alioli potatoes then indulge in shared starters like the Spanish Iberico ham with tomato bread, Gambas al Ajillo – sizzling garlic prawns, seafood and lobster bisque, or Iberico pork cheeks among more options. Traditional mains such as Spanish Lobster Paella or flame-grilled baby lamb chops will be sure to satisfy the most discerning diner. Those with a sweet tooth can top off the flawless meal with Spanish churros in hot chocolate or flan. Free-flow options are well-priced here, too, and make for a fun afternoon on the town! They offer a 2-hour cava and sangria package or add-on red wine, white wine, and beer. Going dry? Choose from a good selection of mocktails, too!
Duddell's sophisticated setting, tasty dim sum, and generous free-flow make this a firm favorite amongst the city's brunch-loving crowd. Its "Weekend Salon Brunch" is served fresh with unlimited orders per table from the comprehensive menu that includes dim sum, soups, mains, rice and noodles, and dessert. Make sure to get an order (or two!) of the Peking Duck, as well as the Tamago Tofu.
If you're looking for a lower-key affair, food plus juice and soft drinks start at HK$588 per adult and HK$250 per child (ages 3-10). For HK$888 per person, you will get the addition of Veuve Cliquot, a selection of cocktails, beers, and house red and white wines. And lastly, for HK$1,208 per person, you can enjoy Ruinart Blanc De Blanc and Ruinart Rosé on top of the other beverages. Click here for the brunch menu!
Hidden away in the basement at the back of trendy bar Hugger Mugger, Chaiwala is our go-to spot for Indian food. The food menu comes in at HK$298 per person and starts with sharing appetizer plates and either a vegetarian or lamb Biryani per table. Diners can then choose their own roasted item from the Tandoori menu and one curry per person. Chaiwala caters to all dietary preferences and includes vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options.
The drinks menu includes two hours of free-flow starting with a Classic Package, including Santa Margherita Prosecco, house white and red, Asahi draught, and Beefeater gin & tonics for HK$198 per person. Include G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon NV Champagne for HK$398 per person. Not in the mood to drink? Chaiwala also has a free-flow Lassi option for HK$120 per person. Click here for the full menu!
A favorite from the Pirata Group, Honjo serves up tasty modern Japanese cuisine in a relaxed and cozy setting. They are offering brunch and dunch at the moment! Starters include Edamame, Fried Chicken, Spinach, and Wagyu and are served family-style to the table. Next comes an impressive (unlimited!) assortment of sashimi, maki, nigiri, and oysters. Each guest can then choose one main, including Marinated Baby Chicken with pumpkin miso puree; Salmon Teriyaki with charred lime and fresh chili; and Honjo Tempura amongst others. If you manage to save room for dessert, enjoy the Chef's selections plus an assorted fruit platter. A vegetarian brunch menu is also available for the same price, although there is only one main course to choose from - Cauliflower with black truffle, capers, and almonds. Honjo's Classic Free-Flow package starts at HK$220 per person and includes two signature sakes, sparkling, red, and white wines, Sapporo draught beer, and your choice of two Japanese-inspired cocktails. The premium package will set you back HK$398 per person and includes everything listed above along with Perrier-Jouet Brut Champagne and For Fox Sake. Kids ages 5-11 are only HK$98 per (and one child eats free with 2 paying adults) - a great family free flow for Hong Kong. Click here for the menu!
A lovely and vibrant garden bar and eatery on Wan Chai's Ship Street, Ruam serves up casual Thai food and tasty cocktails and boasts a lush, expansive terrace that's perfect for long lunches. Brunch is available every weekend and on public holidays from 11:30am to 3:00pm and provides exceptional value starting at HK$288 per person for a selection of starters to share (think Pork Belly, Papaya Salad, and Tom Yum Kung), one main per person (Free-Range Green Chicken Curry, Pad Thai, and Lump Crab Omelet amongst others) as well as dessert.
Ruam's free-flow package starts at HK$288 per person for two hours and includes Singha beer, Bacio Della Luna Prosecco DOC Brut, and a house red and white wine. An upgrade option is available for an additional HK$150 and includes Philzot & Fils No 3 Champagne Brut, a French rosé, as well as a gin cocktail. Click here for the menu!
Ruam, 1/F, J Residence, 60 Johnston Road (entrance on Ship Street), Wan Chai, +852 3160 8535, www.ruam-thai.com. Weekend brunch!
Next on our list is a spot that's been a favorite amongst Hong Kong's brunch crew since its opening way back in 2007. Zuma pairs an array of delicious Japanese dishes with fine champagne, in an ultra-sleek and elegant setting. The traditional buffet has been replaced by table service during these Covid times, but we're not complaining - it just leaves more time to kick back and enjoy the free flow! A selection of seasonal starters is served to share including salads, tempura, and mixed sushi and sashimi. Make sure to save space for the main affair, which offers a choice of Teriyaki Salmon Fillet, Chili Marinated Chicken Thigh, and Grilled Hamachi Kama amongst others. If you choose not to imbibe, the food menu comes in at HK$738 per person including iced tea.
If 2.5 hours of free-flow is more your style, Zuma's Signature package includes "R" de Ruinart NV Champagne, red and white wine, rosé, Asahi beer, and Aperol spritz plus food for HK$988 per person. Next up is the Deluxe package which includes Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV for HK$1,338. And lastly, if you really feel like celebrating, opt for the Premium package which includes, you guessed it, Dom Pérignon 2008 for HK$2,130 per person. Click here for the menu.
A newcomer on the brunch scene, Kinship is run by the team behind Smoke & Barrel, who created a space that not only serves up delicious food but also strives to build lasting bonds in a transient city where friends often come and go. Its brunch menu dishes up hearty servings of comfort food, starting with sharing plates of BBQ Hash, Egg Salad on sourdough toast, Duck Confit on grains, and Roasted Beets on house-made ricotta. Guests can choose one main from a list including Roast of the Day with duck fat potatoes; Shrimp and Grits; Banana Pancakes; and Korean Fried Chicken. Dessert is the choice of Cheesecake with a graham cracker crust or "Mr. Whippy" - an Apple Cranberry Compote with brown butter granola and vanilla custard.
Brunch is served on weekends from 11:30am to 4:00pm and comes in at HK$398 per person for food, with an additional HK$198 for free-flow beer, house wines, and G&Ts. Click here for the menu.
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