Summer may be on its way, but take a break from worrying about your beach bod to take a swig of champagne and tuck into these five new free-flow brunches in Hong Kong that are primed for warm-weather feasting. After all, what’s the fun of sleeping in on the weekend if you can’t roll out of bed to head to cheeky free-flow brunch every once in a while?
Sunday brunch at Kitchen
When: Sundays from 12pm–3pm
Price: HK$898 per adult including free-flow Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label’s classic champagne
Chef Robert and his team are cooking up a feast fit for kings in their brand-new Sunday brunch offering at The Kitchen. Guests can whet their palates with an unlimited array of fresh seafood — from fresh oysters to mussels, crabs and Boston lobsters — before attacking heftier mains such as grilled sirloin, crispy duck, beef tartare and barbecued pork. The open kitchen adds to the sense of atmosphere, while live stations are set up around the spacious venue for made-to-order noodle bowls and roast meats. Plus, who could forget about the free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne?
Mark your calendars for 19 May, as the Kitchen team are hosting a “Drag Me To Late Brunch” from 5–9pm, with an unprecedented “sunset” version of their Sunday brunch, complete with the dazzling allure of drag queens and a mouthwatering selection of delicious brunch canapés. This special brunch is priced at HK$988 per adult, with free-flow Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label classic champagne, wine, beer, cocktails, juices and soft drinks.
Kitchen, 6/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2299
Tapas party at Pica Pica
When: Sundays from 11:30am–3pm
Price: HK$310 per person, plus HK$260 for free-flow beverages
Grab your amigos and head over to Pica Pica for an unforgettable Sunday Fiesta brunch, launched earlier this year and helmed by chef Edgar Sanuy. The brunch includes a delicious Spanish-inspired semi-buffet that features a variety of salads, pastries, cold cuts, house-cured seafood and traditional omelettes; as well as signature dishes from the kitchen such as croquettes, bikini sandwiches and their special weekly roasted meats that are ordered and delivered straight to your table. Of course, no brunch is complete without the must-have free-flow beverages; here you can choose between the house-aged sangria, cava, or selected Spanish red and white wines.
Pica Pica, Shop G & H, G/F, Kai Tak Commercial Building, 317–321 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2811 9880
The Ultimate Brunch Experience at Felix
When: Sundays from 11:30am–3pm (last seating at 2:15 pm; last call at 2:30 pm)
Price: HK$ 898 per adult and HK$638 per child (aged six and above). Drink packages – soft drinks (HK$152), cocktails, beer, white and red wine (HK$172), Peninsula Deutz Champagne (HK$192) and Ruinart Champagne (HK$382)
For the first time ever, Felix at The Peninsula will be serving brunch and taking the experience to dizzying new heights in an effort to become one of the best brunch spots in Hong Kong. Alongside a semi-buffet, there are live stations where guests can interact with chefs to have dishes made to their specifications. Award-winning mixologist Marco Petrovic and his team will also mix both signature cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic juice detox options when you head to the bustling bar.
Did you know that there’s a secret cheese room at Felix on Sundays? Part of the brunch experience includes heading in to the small cheese room and trying an array of cheeses on display, from manchego and idiazabal to brie and parmesan. Close out your meal at the dessert station, where there’s literally a tree of hanging desserts waiting for you to choose from.
Felix, 28/F, The Peninsula Hotel, 19-21 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2696 6778
Italian Brunch at Pirata
When: Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm–2:30pm
Price: HK$298 per person, plus HK$180 on free-flow drinks with 6 choices
If you’re looking for a hearty Italian feast, Pirata is the place to go. Your brunch session starts off with either roast beef or a trip to the cold station buffet for salads, cold cuts, and free reign of their cheese bar. Then you get three prime piatti — meatballs, asparagus flan and Vitello tonnato (veal, tuna and capers) — and one secondi, tagliatelle with black truffle, followed by the chef’s selection of a yummy dessert.
If you’re heading over with children, they also have a kids’ menu with a lighter selection of bites. Pirata offers one of the most affordable, best brunches in the city that’s definitely a must-try.
Pirata, 30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2887 0270
Smoked and Grilled Brunch at Mr Brown
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm–3pm
Price: HK$350 per person, plus HK$150 for 2 hours of free-flow drinks
Opened by the team behind Francis, Mr Brown is off to a running start, impressing diners with its open kitchen and a full view of the flames leaping up from the charcoal pit and their bespoke 2.1-metre Argentinian grill.
The Wan Chai newcomer now offers a weekend brunch menu, opening with five different starters including a beef & monterey jack empanada, grilled prawns with salsa verde and smoked ocean trout with mustard and pickles. Then you can choose a main course of spit-roasted porchetta, brisket breakfast muffin, sea bass, grilled chicken, or barbecued cauliflower. Your meal comes with sides of cabbage with parmesan, mint and hazelnut, as well as an ember-baked potato smothered in dill, garlic and sour cream. Finally, desserts include burnt cheesecake and a dish of smoked and grilled fruits with buttermilk cream.
Mr. Brown, G/F, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 3101 1081