Who doesn't love a good boozy brunch? Line up the next seven weekends, because there's one for you to try in each one.
Tuck in to Kaum’s new Indonesian brunch, which includes unlimited refills of sharing plates at $395HKD per head, plus an extra $195HKD for free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Potato Head’s famed Indo Bloody Mary, house wine and soft drinks. From Javanese prawn and fish dumplings (Batagor) to classics like fried rice with pork belly (Nasi Goreng Babi) to desserts such as Es Cendol pandan dumplings, you’ll have tons to explore with bites from every corner of the Indonesian archipelago.
G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun
(852) 2858 6066
2) La Paloma
Where else can you sip and feast on sexy tapas, plus eat free flow paella made from a massive 24-inch pan? At La Paloma, you’re presented with a round of traditional Spanish tapas, before you get to chow down on all-you-can-eat crispy suckling pig and paella, which is prepared table-side. And if you have enough room for dessert, the restaurant's’ popular churros with ice cream and chocolate sauce is the perfect way to end the meal. For brunch, it’s just $250HKD and just an additional $160HKD for free flow Spanish cava!
1/F, SoHo 189, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Recently opened a few months ago in Tai Koo, Eiffel Bistro’s been pretty popular during happy hour for its prime people-watching location. Now, you can also indulge on easy brunch classics such as eggs benny ($138HKD), with a choice of free flow wine ($188HKD) or champagne ($288HKD).
Weekends and public holidays, 11am-3pm.
Shop G514 Tai Yue Avenue, Hing On Mansion, Taikoo Shing
(852) 2446 1598
Happy Valley just got a lot happier this fall with the launch of Saint-Germain’s French bistro style brunch, with of course, free flow wine ($248HKD) or Ayala champagne for $388HKD. On the menu, you’ll find delicious pastries and sandwiches like the Croque Monsieur ($138HKD), buttery croissant served with egg, French ham and Gruyère cheese ($118)
Weekends and public holidays, 11am-3:30pm.
G/F, 1A Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley
(852) 2836 6131
The brand-new “Because Brunch” offering at Armani/Aqua in Central and aqua in TST sounds like cause for a riotous (but super classy) good time, with its launch of shareable goblet cocktails and mains made to share. On top of that, you can feast on all you can eat Italian and Japanese starters, plus free-flow Veuve Clicquot, sake and cocktails, from $598HKD per person.
Weekends and public holidays, noon-3pm.
Armani/Aqua: 2/F, Landmark Chater (Chater House), 8 Connaught Road, Central
(852) 3583 2828
aqua: 29-30/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui
(852) 3427 2288
6) The Envoy
Launched just in October, The Envoy’s harking back to Hong Kong’s colonial days with an east-meets-west theme for its new brunch. Choose from an a la carte menu brimming with influences from classic British dishes, so of course there’s Fish & Chips, but at The Envoy it’s made with a Marsala batter ($188HKD); the Scallop & Cereal prawns are served with chili salsa; the linguini uses Belacan shrimp paste ($158HKD). There’s also an uber-decadent Milo lava french toast on the menu, as well as ice-cream waffles for all the sweet tooths in the house. Of course, you’ll have your brunch staples too, from a big English fry-up to eggs Benedict. But the most important part: free-flow Perrier Jouet Grand Brut champagne is an additional $268HKD, or free-flow wines at $208HKD.
Sundays, noon-3pm. Free flow drinks end at 3pm.
3/F The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central
(852) 2169 3311
Zuma’s iconic boozy brunch is getting a big upgrade starting from this weekend, with a Cristal Brunch ($1,888HKD) premiering at Hong Kong’s Zuma. Expect top-notch Beluga caviar, A5 grade Wagyu beef, Roasted lobster with shiso butter and ponzu, and a white chocolate fondant cake with Alba white truffle, all with Louis Roederer Cristal 2009. If you’re looking to really live the life but with slightly shallower pockets, the Brut Champagne package is just $650HKD, with free-flow Louis Roederer Brut, alongside dishes from Zuma’s new menu. Highlights? Hokkaido scallops with umeboshi butter and mentaiko, grilled baby pork ribs, spiced lamb cutlets and more.
Zuma zealots, fear not: the regular brunch menu, with $490HKD for Saturday Session nibbles upstairs at the bar with free-flow cocktails, and $590HKD for semi-buffet downstairs, still carries on, just with a few new dishes.
Weekends, 11am-3pm (book anytime within this time slot).
5-6/F, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central
(852) 3657 6388
Article by Evelyn Lok