Weekend brunch options are abound in Hong Kong but with the constant opening, closing and reopening of restaurants, the list of new brunches and free-flow packages continue to grow.
Here are the newest Hong Kong brunches that have been added to the mix just in time to welcome in the festive season:
Saturday sessions at zuma Hong Kong
Zuma will be updating their brunch offerings with the launch of ‘saturday sessions’ where brunch will run from 2:30pm to 5pm with free-flow cocktails and G.H. Mumm champagne. Enjoy all-you-can-eat Japanese grilled skewers, nibbles, sushi, aromatic salads and decadent desserts alongside Asian-influenced cocktails and tracks from the city’s hottest DJs.
When: Every Saturday from 2:30pm to 5pm, starting 14 November 2015.
How much: HK$450 per person plus 10 percent service charge.
Add: zuma Hong Kong, 5/F, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Italian favourites at Pirata
One of the favourite Italian joins in Hong Kong, Pirata, has just started serving up brunch with free-flow Italian aperitivos, bellinis and prosecco alongside a three course semi-buffet feast. It starts with an antipasto buffet of cheese, roast beef, cold cuts and salads and is followed by three of their signature starters to share: M.M.M (My Mamma’s Meatballs), creamy asparagus flan with cheese fondue and a fried mozzarella sandwich with tomato sauce.
You then get to pick from their selections of mains featuring freshly-made pasta dishes such as parpardelle with duck ragu or tagliatelle with summer black truffle, spring chicken with roasted potatoes and baby carrots, eggplant parmigiana, fresh fish of the day and their irresistible ‘Butcher’s Cut’ flank steak with cherry tomatoes. To end on a sweet note, diners can then indulge in a chef’s selection of dessert.
When: On Sundays and public holidays from 12pm to 3pm.
How much: HK$298 per person plus HK$180 for free-flow prosecco, bellini, wine and beer or HK$228 for free-flow Negroni, Aperol spritz, vermouth, wine and beer.
Add: Pirata, 30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong,
Contact: 00852 2887 0270
Spanish Sundays at Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social
Cordis Hong Kong (formerly Langham Place Mongkok) have recently launched a relaxing European brunch affair at their restaurant and bar, Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social. The feast starts with a buffet of some light antipasti and salads, grilled Mediterranean vegetables, charcuterie, cheeses, seasonal oysters and slow-roasted pig. Other highlights include seafood paella stuffed with prawns, clams, grilled chicken and chorizo, prawns with garlic and tomato and crispy Spanish anchovies with sea urchin mayonnaise.
The mains are all made-to-order and include a grilled USDA prime rib-eye, a brunch classic of baked eggs with chorizo, grilled peppers and cheese and a mushroom and mozzarella burger. Top it all off with either a crema Catalana, churros with chocolate sauce, or a dulce de leche cheesecake before continuing on with drinks into the late afternoon.
When: Every Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
How much: HK$358 per person with free-flow sangria and fruit punch plus HK$200 for free-flow Perrier-Jouët champagne.
Add: Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social, 5/F, Cordis, Lanham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 3552 3028
Free-flow Perrier-Jouët at The Envoy
Tucked away in The Pottinger sits The Envoy and their recently-renovated outdoor terrace – perfect for an alfresco brunch now that the weather is cooler. The brunch is a three course affair with starters such as crispy soft shell crab with mango avocado salsa followed by a choice of main. Our choice? The smoked salmon toast with avocado chunks, salmon roe, pickled red onion and ricotta, fried cornish hen and waffles with smoked bacon, spiced maple syrup and pickled cucumber and the eight ounce USDA striploin and egg.
Desserts are inspired by flavours used in the cocktail menu with signatures such as the crispy pandan pancake with toasted coconut ice cream, palm sugar syrup, blistered corn and pistachio and aerated vanilla Greek yoghurt with fresh, macerated berries muesli served in a dinosaur cup.
When: Every weekend and on public holidays from noon to 3:30pm.
How much: HK$218 per person with unlimited Mahi Sauvignon Blanc 2013 or Pont de Gassac Rouge 2012 for an extra HK$298 or free-flow Perrier-Jouët for an additional HK$368.
Add: The Envoy, 3/F, The Pottinger Hotel, 74 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2169 3311
Halloween brunch at Blue Butcher
Blue Butcher is inviting you to up your brunch game by rocking up to their Halloween brunch in costume. The brunch will include a buffet of fresh cold starters, oysters, shrimp and salads, a dry-aged roast, Black Angus burger, french toast, poached eggs with Serrano ham and other signatures for the mains as well as a live foie gras and belgium waffle station. You can then wash it all down with their Halloween O’Bryan cocktail made with Germaine, Suze and vanilla.
When: Halloween (Saturday, 31 October 2015) from 12pm t0 2:30pm.
How much: HK$390 per person with live music.
Add: Blue Butcher, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Contact: 00852 2613 9286