After surviving a long week of work, weekends act as an important time for all of us to rest and recharge — and eat and drink delicious things, of course. Personally, we believe there’s no better way to pamper yourself than to indulge in a delightful brunch whilst catching up with friends. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of new brunch menus around town, all of which have launched in recent weeks and months. Whether you’ve been busy travelling or have fallen into a rut of going to the same brunch spots again and again, these seven new brunches are all worthy of adding to your weekend routine.
Gaucho, the London-born Argentinian restaurant located in the heart of Central, now offers a two-hour bottomless brunch every Sunday. The standard package (HK$450) includes free-flow juices, soft drinks and mocktails, as well as some of the restaurant’s best-loved breakfast selections, such as steak & eggs, the choripan sandwich (chorizo sausage and chimichurri), and oven-baked chorizo sausage with plum tomato, egg and mushroom. Guests can also upgrade to the Champagne brunch menu (HK$650) for access to Veuve Clicquot Champagne, a selection of signature cocktails, wines, house spirits and beer.
When: Sundays, 11am–4pm (the two-hour stopwatch starts from the time you order your first drink.)
Gaucho, 5/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2386 8090, gauchorestaurants.com
The Drawing Room
Recently resurrected in PMQ, the Michelin-starred restaurant has introduced an all-new roast brunch menu that’s inspired by Italy’s food-sharing culture and the hip and swanky style of Soho. Guests can choose three (HK$488) or four courses (HK$588), with selections including Italian antipasti to share, hearty pastas, scrumptious roasted meat, desserts and more. Feeling thirsty? Add an additional HK$200 for free-flow house Champagne or HK$100 free-flow house red and white!
When: Saturdays and Sundays, noon–2:30pm
The Drawing Room, 7/F, Block B, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, +852 2156 0888, tdr.com.hk
Want to try something different? Tycoon Tann is putting an innovative twist on traditional yum cha with new brunch additions including an unlimited selection of dim sum, soups, rice, noodles, signature dishes and dessert. Indulge in shrimp dumplings with pork and bamboo shoot for a dash of sophistication, and don’t miss the signature Tycoon Tann Peking duck that’s loved by all. The brunch runs over weekends and public holidays, with a choice of either free-flow juice, soft drinks and Chinese tea for HK$488, or the alcohol package with free-flow Perrier-Jouët, Tycoon Tann’s signature cocktails, red and white wine for HK$648.
When: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, noon–2pm
Tycoon Tann, 74 Wellington Street, Central, +852 3125 3228, tycoontann.com
Brought to us by head chef Lise Deveix, a protégé of chef-owner Akrame Benallal, the Michelin-starred French restaurant has launched a new five-course Sunday brunch (HK$328) menu showcasing quality seasonal ingredients, a distinctive combination of textures and flavours, and the prettiest plating you’ll see at any brunch in the city. Dishes include the rich combination of slow-cooked egg and corn followed by a salad of beetroot, watermelon and Comté to start. Guest can either savour tender guinea fowl as the main, or add an extra HK$200 for an additional lobster course. Drink options, meanwhile, comes in three packages that includes free-flow soft drinks (HK$480pp); free-flow Mumm Champagne, red/white wine and soft drinks (HK$680pp); or free-flow Perrier-Jouët Champagne, red/white wine, and soft drinks (HK$780pp). You can also add a half-dozen (HK$248) or full dozen (HK$398) succulent oysters topped with Akrame’s signature tarragon & vodka granita.
When: Sundays, noon–3pm
Restaurant Akrame, 9B Ship Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong, +852 2528 5068, akrame.com.hk
High above the bustling streets of the city, Seafood Room offers a sky-high bottomless brunch (HK$598pp) with fresh-from-the-sea selections such as Siberian sturgeon caviar as well as a buffet with mixed oysters, tuna tartare, rainbow trout carpaccio plus three equally delicious choices for mains. Guests are invited to sit back and enjoy the panoramic view of Victoria Harbour from the stylish terrace and rooftop spaces while sipping free-flow Perrier-Jouët Champagne (available for an addition HK$338pp). Don’t forget to also check out the live sustainable seafood demonstration, as chefs show off their knife skills on full-size tuna and salmon. It’s the most impressive thing you’ll see at any brunch in town.
When: Sundays, noon–4pm
Seafood Room, 26/F, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3708 9668, seafoodroom.hk
Another skyscraper restaurant, Aqua offers incredible views of Hong Kong Island and culinary selections that beautifully combine Italian and Japanese cuisine. The Infinity Brunch (HK$448pp with no drinks) menu features main courses such as seafood risotto with fresh, seasonal green peas and capers from Pantelleria, and signature dishes including udon noodles with thin-sliced wagyu beef and vegetables in dashi stock for an additional charge. Those looking for a buzz can choose the HK$598 package with limitless cocktails & Veuve Clicquot Champagne, while children ages 5 to 12 can enjoy the menu at the price of HK$198.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, noon–3pm
Aqua, 29/F and 30/F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3427 2288, aqua.com.hk
To celebrate its fourth anniversary, Catalunya decided to make its much-loved Sunday brunch bigger and better. The new menu (HK$630) is inspired by Barcelona’s famous Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, and features different food stations featuring different freshly baked breads and pastries, Spain’s favourite cold cuts, an assortment of cheeses, raw, marinated and cooked seafood, and much more. The restaurant’s signature hot dishes are available, including favourites such as chorizo ‘trampo’ omelettes, toasted bikini sandwiches with truffle, and Catalunya’s new signature, ‘The perfect egg’. The brunch famously features the dramatic cutting of suckling pigs with plates, in the traditional Spanish style, as well as a presentation of salt-baked fish. Guests also can choose to add an additional HK$380 for a free-flow of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Belvedere Bloody Marys and sangria — or an extra HK$1588 for free-flow Krug — while children ages 3 to 9 years old can enjoy dishes at HK$110.
When: Sundays, noon–3pm
Catalunya, Guardian House, G/F, 32 Oi Kwan Rd, Wanchai, +852 2866 7900, catalunya.hk