Get your brunch crew ready for the most important meal of the weekend.
Brunch is a sacred tradition, a tried-and-true means of eating away the stress built up from a hard week’s work. Hong Kong’s new brunch offerings this season reflect the diversity of the city’s culinary makeup, from a classic British Sunday roast to refined Japanese fusion, Indian street food to quintessential Cantonese dim sum. Here are the best new weekend brunches to put on your calendar.
When: Saturdays and Sundays
Price: HK$458 per person for food only, HK$658 per person with free-flow Moet Imperial Brut NV, HK$958 per person with free-flow Moet Grand Vintage 2012, HK$1,888 per person with free-flow Dom Perignon
Silencio’s new brunch combines the restaurant’s flair for seafood and jazz to create the ultimate, groovin’ Jazzayaka brunch. Gorge on unlimited, quality seafood, tempura and yakitori for starters, as you choose between a selection of deluxe free-flow champagne options. With a choice of eight Japanese-inspired mains, opt for anything from a melt in the mouth Wagyu sando with kewpie mayo to a umami explosion with the “uni bomb”, a sashimi adorned rice ‘donut’ featuring a wreath of Hokkaido and North Korean uni. Continue the decadence and splendour with Silencio’s signature dessert platter, featuring yuzu tart, earl grey crème brulee, red bean cake and matcha ice cream. With a warm, lively ambience courtesy of the live jazz performances, Silencio’s brunch is the perfect excuse to de-stress and unwind while invigorating your tastebuds.
Silencio, 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2480 6569
When: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 12–3pm
Price: HK$628 per person, including free-flow Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne, wine and choice of cocktails
The Britannia Brunch at Statement showcases a host of authentic British fare, with a hearty selection of English breakfast foods. Pescatarians rejoice: the 4-course journey begins with an extensive seafood platter, including succulent and briny fresh Irish oysters, creamy uni atop pearled spelt risotto and an earthy oak-smoked salmon with beetroot.
For mains, opt for roast British beef for a flavourful yet tender slice of sirloin served with a creamy pouf of mashed potatoes and a perfectly risen Yorkshire pudding. The plant-based among us will be pleased to hear about Statement’s vegan rendition of a British “beef” Wellington, where Impossible beef substitutes the typical tenderloin cut. A rich and smooth After Eight chocolate mousse, Pimm’s soaked strawberry and mint summer pudding and apple crumble are a sweet end to the meal. Enjoy with free-flow Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne and a selection of iconic cocktails, then head to The Dispensary’s verandah to continue the fun with an additional hour of free-flow Pimm’s (plus HK$150 per person.)
Statement, Police Headquarters, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2848 3000
When: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 12–2:30pm
Price: HK$298 per person, plus HK$180 for free-flow package
Every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday, Pirata Group’s Chaiwala brings together the perfect marriage of flavour, family and fun with their Holi Brunch. Enjoy a selection of vibrant and authentic Indian Street Food at the Street of Indian station, including crisp and flavour loaded papdi, refreshing and light bhelpuri and moreish and spiced aloo chana.
Following the vibrant selection of starters, swing by the biryani station for a serving of basmati flavoured with exotic spices with a choice of two different meats. Alternatively, tuck straight into the mains including new dishes lamb keema dosa, and broccoli and cauliflower cooked in tandoor with a vegan marinade. An affair for all ages, Chaiwala will also host a kid’s corner and cotton candy station for youngsters to enjoy, while the free-flow alcohol package can be subbed for free-flow lassi.
Chaiwala, Basement, No. 43-55, Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2362 8988
When: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30–3pm
Price: HK$598 for the Belvedere Brunch and HK$688 for the Vintage Brunch, which includes free-flow Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012
Head to MO Bar for a wonderfully warm yet sophisticated atmosphere, provided by an in-house DJ jamming out smooth, up-beat tunes as you feast away. When it comes to drinks, the bloody Mary here is unmissable, with the perfect blend of aromatic spices and an energetic kick of tabasco for a balanced cocktail to begin your meal.
The home smoked salmon is a delightfully refreshing starter, with a crisp radish salad and creamy yoghurt dressing rounded out by the sharp tang of citrus and wasabi. For mains, the prime beef tenderloin is succulent and tender, whilst lobster eggs Benedict brings an elevated twist to an iconic brunch favourite. While the side dishes may not wow on paper, the mac and cheese is a velvety, creamy delight, and maple glazed root vegetables add a sweet, roasted bite. Finish off with the indulgent dessert spread, including decadent coconut lime mille feuille and hazelnut chocolate madeleine balanced by a refreshing berry medley.
MO Bar, Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2132 0033
When: Saturdays and Sundays
Price: HK$248 per person, additional HK$248 for 2-hour free-flow drinks package
At just HK$248 per head, diners can enjoy an expansive spread of Thai eats from Ruam, a relatively new eatery opened just last September. The dining room is a friendly and open space accentuated with small details such as fairy lights that add to the welcoming atmosphere. The inviting ambience is conducive to the restaurant’s namesake, with Ruam literally meaning ‘to gather’.
Begin your brunch with a delectable array of small plates imbued with spice and flavour — think juicy, charred moo ping pork belly skewers, fiery yet refreshing som tum papaya and tender larb gai (chicken) served with crisp lettuce cups. Select your main from a choice of red beef curry, a rich and aromatic curry served with buttery, flaky roti, a classic pad see ew with egg and Chinese kale, or aromatic green chicken curry over a bed of fragrant rice. As part of the free-flow alcohol package, enjoy Ruam’s signature ginger-spiked ice-blended beer cocktail, amongst wine, prosecco and Singha lager. For teetotallers, a selection of Thai iced tea, coffee and more are also available to quench your thirst.
Ruam, Shop 9, 1/F, J Senses, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai (entrance on Ship Street), Hong Kong, +852 3160 8535
When: Sundays, from 12pm till late
Price: HK$290 per person, 2-hour free-flow wine package (valid until 5pm) for an extra HK$290 and HK$130 for an extra hour
If you’re all about that boozy brunch, ThinkWine may be just what you’re looking for. Led by French sommeliers Romain Loriot and Jean-Benoit Issele, the popular new bar presents a wine-focused take on the weekend tradition with a selection of gourmet bites to enjoy with a specially-selected wine of choice.
The “ThinkBrunch” begins with a refined platter of fine-aged cheese and acorn-fed Iberico ham from Pata Negra House. A choice between freshly-baked Meditteranean quiche and an enigmatic truffle lobster hot dog follows. For dessert, enjoy a decadent and rich chocolate tart and zesty lemon tart. Meanwhile, the star of the show is a specially-selected Cremant de Bourgogne Marcelle Lochardet Blanc de Blancs 2017, where light and bright notes and a hint of sweetness complements each and every dish, pairing wonderfully with the premium ingredients.
ThinkWine, 2/F, LL Tower, 2 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2886 3121
When: Weekends and public holidays, 12–3pm
Price: HK$280 per person
Experience hearty Middle Eastern fare at Francis, where you can enjoy a warming brunch with an Israeli twist. Shakshuka is the star of the show, a hearty Israeli classic that contains almost all the essential brunch elements — poached eggs, tomatoes, green peppers — elevated with aromatic spices such as harissa, paprika and cumin. With Chef Asher at the helm, experience this classic dish in three, reinvented formats, including green shakshuka (creamy yogurt, rich feta and zingy silverbeet) and spicy shakshuka (robust lamb kafta and fermented chilli).
Up next, prepare for a delightful sharing mezze board filled with the likes of hummus, beef cigars, halloumi and avocado salad with shanklish — a dried yogurt topped with grated za’atar. Follow this up with one of Francis’ signature mains, whether it’s the traditional Jewish sabich, floury pita with fried eggplant served with spiced mango sauce; or juicy grilled wagyu skewers with pomegranate, freekeh and caramelised onion. End on a sweet note with tahini mousse and malabi — an Israeli milk pudding accompanied by a selection of fruits. Enjoy refreshing and unique spritzers throughout the meal, including a 30-day claypot-aged pomegranate negroni comprised of grapefruit gin, vermouth, campari and fresh pomegranate seeds.
Francis, G/F, 4 & 6, St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 3101 9521
When: The last Sunday of every month, seatings at 11:30am and 2pm
Price: HK$295 per person, additional HK$200 for free-flow seasonal spritz, prosecco, beer and wine
Jalan dishes up beloved favourites from Malaysian hawker centres, bringing to life the vibrancy and flavour that street food culture has to offer. Jalan’s latest experience is their leisurely Long Lunch, taking place on the last Sunday of every month and introducing to the masses the complex flavour profiles and dimensions of hawker-style food.
With a casual yet lively atmosphere, guests can enjoy ample portions of green roasted sambal chicken, served on the bone to retain its juices, or a hawker favourite of skate wing (stingray) wrapped in banana leaf parcels and baked with a sweet and spicy sambal sauce flavoured with lemongrass, chilli, ginger. A selection of desserts round off the meal, made using staple Malaysian ingredients like coconut, pandan leaf and seasonal fruits. The Milo doughnut will surely be a popular choice, a malted chocolate stuffed donut dusted with sugar, based on the popular malt drink made from cacao beans. So sit back, relax and makan!
Jalan, 42 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2386 2216
When: Saturdays, 12–4pm (2-hour seatings)
Price: HK$550 for food only, HK$750 for the standard drink package, HK$980 for the deluxe drink package and HK$1,600 for the premium drink package
If you’re a stickler to the tradition of a weekend dim sum affair, Madame Fù offers the perfect solution: subtle brunch twists that rejuvenate dim sum classics. And with a range of carefully selected champagne and wine in the various free-flow packages, what more could you ask for?
The ambience and setting of Madame Fù is stunning, with dynamic artworks adorning the wall for a nostalgic yet welcoming feel. At the unlimited dim sum station, try crystal shrimp dumplings and Madame Fù’s signature barbecue pork bun, a pillowy soft bun with savoury-sweet Iberico pork filling. Next, mosey on over to the Peking duck and Canapés station for crisp duck skin that melts into a rich layer of fatty duck meat. Cruise into mains with the choice between zingy firecracker chicken, steamed osmanthus fish with chilli, wok-fried mixed vegetables and egg fried rice with pine nuts and black truffle. Finish off the feast with a specially crafted ice cream sundae.
Madame Fù, 3/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2114 2118