With Hong Kong being a city of foodies, it should come as no surprise that weekend brunches have always been popular here. Of course, if you’re only spending a short amount of time in the city, then you will want to make sure that the places you brunch at are among the best. So, without further ado, here are the nine best brunch spots in Hong Kong.
British-Inspired at Beef & Liberty
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Dumplings and dim sum may be the go-to option for many in Hong Kong when it comes to a weekend brunch, but, if you’re craving something a little more British, then head to Beef & Liberty. Granted, this burger restaurant, with its exposed brick walls and background blues music, is more akin to an American burger joint, but their English breakfasts are what really stand out.
The Beef & Liberty English Breakfast comes with New Zealand streaky bacon, English sausages, mushrooms, cherry vine tomatoes, a fried egg, broccolini and toasted sourdough bread.
If you would prefer something a little lighter, you can choose from smashed avocado on toast, a breakfast hamburger, or even just a bowl of yogurt and granola.
One thing that you should know about Beef & Liberty is that they really pride themselves on the quality of their meat. Although this restaurant is a chain from Shanghai, they only use beef that comes from Hereford cattle, which are raised naturally in Tasmania, Australia. Due to its high vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acid content, and the fact that it is usually pretty lean, this meat is considered to be superior to much of the other beef out there.
Wondering if you could make this a boozy lunch?
For sure! Beef & Liberty offer up a good selection of classic beers, wines and cocktails, along with Prosecco if you want something bubbly. They do also have some indulgent spiked milkshakes that are always popular.
Jazzakaya at Silencio
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Priding themselves on being the only contemporary Izakaya featuring live jazz music in Hong Kong, Silencio is a fantastic place to relax and unwind on the weekend.
As you can imagine, contemporary Japanese cuisine features heavily on this brunch menu. Guests are able to enjoy unlimited seasonal starters from the bar, which includes everything from sashimi and maki to yakitori, followed by an optional caviar course. The main course menu features a diverse selection of dishes, from which guests are able to pick one. Some of the highlights include:
- Mochi pancakes with maple syrup, seasonal berries and Canadian bacon
- Wagyu fried rice with house-made kimchi
- A sushi donut with crispy rice, a variety of seafood, and a poached egg
- Lobster tempura with a poached egg and yuzu hollandaise
This is then followed by a dessert platter, featuring five decadent sweet treats.
There are four different pricing options for this lunch, ranging from food only to a free flow of Dom Perignon 2009.
Classic Catalan at La Rambla
Spanish cuisine, especially when it comes to delicious modern interpretations of classic Catalan dishes, is always a crowd-pleaser, so it should come as no surprise that La Rambla is one of the most popular brunch spots in the city.
The brunch tapas options are refreshingly creative, including Jamon Croquetas, featuring a creamy béchamel sauce with Iberico ham, and Broken Egg & Basque Chistorra, with sautéed chorizo, a slow cooked egg and fried potatoes.
Other choices include the seafood grill, the butcher’s corner and made-to-order paellas. The pastries and traditional Spanish desserts served up at the end of the meal are the perfect way to round off this flavorful experience.
What makes this brunch even better is the restaurant’s al fresco seating. Inspired by a traditional boulevard in Barcelona, the restaurant’s outdoor terrace provides panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, making this the perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon.
If you plan on brunching with young children…
You’ll be happy to know that the brunch at La Rambla is complimentary for kids under the age of 10.
Traditional Jiangnan at Old Bailey
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A visit to Hong Kong would not be complete without feasting on a traditional Chinese lunch, and this is exactly what Old Bailey excels at. The Old Bailey Bao Brunch is a must-try, with this all-you-can-eat feast featuring the best of xiaolongbao, dim sum and many other rice and noodle dishes. Even better, everything you pick is served fresh to your table.
The brunch does also have a self-service station, where you can try some hot and sour soup, Shanghai rice rolls, and other quick bites. The wok station is also popular, with even more traditional Chinese dishes cooked up here.
For those who are into clean eating, this is a restaurant that avoids preservatives and additives in their food as much as possible. Around 80% of their vegetables are organic, their meat is carefully chosen, and all fermented condiments and pickles are made in house. There are also several vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, making this a great brunch spot no matter your diet.
If you are booking this one in advance, try to request a seat on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace. The views here are spectacular – you will be able to see everything from Tai Kwun and Central to SoHo and the Mid Levels.
Indian Street Food at Chaiwala
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Lively, colorful and vibrant, Chaiwala’s specialty is flavorful Indian street food, with their dishes being authentic yet creative at the same time. The Holi Brunch is served up on weekends and public holidays, with this brunch being one that is suitable for the entire family.
This brunch is a mixture of buffet-style and a-la-carte. The Streets of India Station features several all-you-can-eat items, including:
- Pani puri served with potatoes and chick peas
- Crispy fried dough wafers
- Puffed rice salad with fresh mango and a beetroot yogurt
They also have a Biryani Station, with both vegetarian and meat options available. When it comes to their tandoor and dosa dishes, guests are able to choose one each, with the same applying to the curries too. There are also quite a few options on the menu to upgrade certain items to something a little more special, such as swapping your classic naan for a truffle naan.
As mentioned above, The Holi Brunch is family-friendly, with a kid’s corner, complete with cotton candy station, to keep children entertained.
Hearty Middle Eastern at Francis
If you’re looking for somewhere cozy, comfortable and friendly, then Francis is the restaurant to pick. They pride themselves on their neighborhood vibe, and emphasize this by not charging a service charge, and not accepting reservations either. Simply walk in, grab a seat, and enjoy some delicious Middle Eastern cuisine.
The brunch menu at Francis is pretty straightforward. It may not seem quite as extensive as some of the other restaurants on this list, but, although Francis only focuses on a few signature dishes, these are dishes that they do extremely well. The brunch here includes a sharing meze, one main dish and a dessert, with the serving sizes generous.
The meze consists of:
- A cigar of spiced beef and green tahini
- Avocado with tomato, shanklish and za’atar
- Halloumi with honey and wild oregano
When it comes to the mains, their Shakshuka is what this restaurant is famous for. For those of you who haven’t tried this classic Middle Eastern breakfast dish, it consists of eggs that have been poached in a hearty, spiced tomato pepper sauce.
Wine Focused at Think Wine
It is only fitting for a trendy new wine bar to create a wine-focused brunch, which is exactly what Think Wine has done with their Think Brunch menu. Wine is the star of the show here, with a special wine selected to accompany the brunch menu. This bar is run by leading French sommeliers, so you can be sure that their wine choice is guaranteed to impress.
The meal begins with an elegant platter of aged cheeses and acorn-fed Iberico ham, with the option to add in some fresh-off-the-boat oysters too.
There are two choices for the main course:
- A Mediterranean Quiche with dried tomatoes, olives and feta cheese
- The Dragon Dog, which is a gourmet hot dog featuring lobster chunks, black truffle and red wine mustard
For dessert, you can choose between the decadent chocolate tart or the refreshing lemon tart.
Wondering what the wine you will be drinking is?
An exclusive Cremant de Bourgogne Marcelle Lochardet Blanc de Blancs 2017. This wine is known for its bright, light notes, with a hint of sweetness that perfectly complements each dish on the brunch menu.
American and British at Kinship
Located in SoHo, Kinship is quite a new restaurant, and is one that has two chefs as its owners; Chris Grare, who comes from America, and Aaron Rhodes, who is British. As a result, the brunch menu here features elements from both the USA and the UK, with this eclectic selection of dishes working extremely well together.
To start with, you could go all-American with Biscuits & Southern-style Gravy. Or, pick something a little more continental, such as the Black Pudding & Eggs, served with roast mushrooms.
The same applies to the mains – you could pick a traditional roast beef, fried chicken and waffles, or a pancake stack, with the pancake toppings also hailing from both the UK and USA.
This is a restaurant that prides itself on its down-to-earth, family-friendly vibe, and its prices are also very reasonable. Of course, if you wanted to upgrade your brunch to a boozier one, this is an option too, with the free-flow drink brunch featuring cava, wine, beer and cocktails, from both Britain and America, of course!
Once you’re done with your meal, take a stroll around the buzzing Central area of Hong Kong. If you make your way over to D’Aguilar Street, you will stumble upon an opulent OROGOLD store, selling a selection of exclusive skin care products. Stop by for a complimentary facial, product demonstrations, or simply a bit of skin care advice.
Portuguese Cuisine at Casa Lisboa
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The king of the Portuguese Burgers, the apotheotic Main course of our weekend brunches! Our Francesinha, with Angus steak, ibérico chorizo, slow roasted pork belly and sauce made with beer, seafood and bellota ham for you to top it up! Available every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays for Brunch
For something a little different, but equally delicious, head to Casa Lisboa for a Portuguese-themed weekend brunch. Served up on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, this brunch menu features a delightful selection of dishes.
Start off with some house-marinated Portuguese olives, pate and garlic butter with bread, served as a complimentary welcome to all tables.
Then, enjoy a few sharing starters, whether this may be clams with garlic and white wine, garlic octopus with chilli and coriander, or flambeed chorizo with Mediterranean herbs.
Guests are then allowed to pick one main dish each. The slow-roasted suckling pig is always popular, as is the roast beef tenderloin. If you want to upgrade your main course option, you can pay a little extra to sample the slow-cooked Wagyu beef cheeks, Iberico pork chop or Portuguese seafood rice with lobster. You can also upgrade to a more alcoholic brunch, where you can choose from wine, sangria and Vinto Verde. Alternatively, brunch cocktails and mocktails are also available for an extra charge.
Once you’re done with your main, guests can then pick one dish from the dessert menu, with these sweet treats including everything from chocolate mousse to pears cooked in port.
The people of Hong Kong love their food, which is why the city is sprinkled with so many incredible restaurants. When it comes to brunch, there is plenty to choose from, whether you are in the mood for Indian street food or a traditional English breakfast. Whichever you pick, you may be best off booking your brunch restaurant in advance – with brunch being so popular in Hong Kong, the best restaurants tend to fill up pretty quickly, so make sure that you don’t end up missing out!