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Summer 2023: Where to find the best brunches in Hong Kong

By Celia Lee 15 August 2023

Header image courtesy of Hungry Pal

Summer is already halfway over, and while Hong Kong has plethora of options for city dwellers to spend their summer holidays fruitfully, a relaxing brunch is surely everyone’s favourite activity regardless of the season. From dim sum offerings and tiki-themed delights to your classic late-morning starters, here are the best seasonal brunches to try in Hong Kong this summer.

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Photo: Jiangsu Club

Jiangsu Club

Take your Sunday morning dim sum meal to the next level with Jiangsu Club’s Weekend Splash dim sum brunch! Included in the menu is a selection of the restaurant’s signature dishes alongside four new offerings. We particularly enjoyed the crispy and flavourful deep-fried shrimp, seaweed, and cheese roll, the mini wonton with fresh coconut soup, as well as the revamped classic fried dumpling with diced abalone. To make the brunch “splash,” diners can elevate their meal with an added 90 minutes of free-flow champagne or rosé.

A selection of sharing plates is also available to complete your experience. We recommend the dried tofu with Shanghainese wild vegetable, a unique dish highlighting kalimeris—a popular ingredient in Shanghainese cuisine—as well as the Hangzhou-style sautéed shrimp and diced chicken with assorted vegetables which best represents the region’s comfort food. Jiangsu Club’s brunch requires a minimum of four diners, so grab your friends and book now!

When: Now till 27 August

Where: Jiangsu Club, 2/F, Alliance Building, 130–136 Connaught Road, Sheung Wan

Photo: Maka Hiki

Maka Hiki

Spend your weekend in good company while enjoying Maka Hiki’s latest brunch menu. Designed for sharing, featured items include the classic roti with curried chickpeas and irresistible coconut Indo fried chicken, moreish mains such as grilled Mahi Mahi curry and half Lombok baby chicken, as well as indulgent desserts such as coconut ice cream, and the house signature homemade rum baba.

The weekend brunch menu is available on Saturdays and Sundays whilst the night brunch is on offer from 6.30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and public holiday eves. Diners can also enjoy free-flow wine, prosecco, and other house pours, or opt for add-on champagne and selected cocktails from the tiki bar. Book your table and start (or end) your summer days the island way.

When: Ongoing

Where: Maka Hiki Tropical Bar and Grill, 2/F, The Corner House, Little Tai Hang, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang

The Steak House at Regent

Due to popular demand, The Steak House at the Regent is finally adding a brunch menu! The Steak House Sunday brunch includes access to the restaurant’s iconic cold cuts and salad bar, complete with seasonal greens, a Caesar salad station, a spread of cheeses, and irresistible baked goods.

To make your meal extra special, the brunch includes Baerii Perseus caviar, chefs will prepare eggs Benedict topped with aromatic truffle Hollandaise sauce, and you will feast on hearty mains straight from the grill, such as USDA Prime and Italian t-bone. Wrap up your brunch experience with the sweet corner’s frangipane tarts and freshly baked madeleines. Book your spaces here.

When: Every Sunday from 2 July onwards

Where: The Steak House, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Photo: Basin


Travel to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea this summer! Basin’s La Méditerranée brunch showcases the best cuisine from the sunlit region. The smoky confit poquillo peppers are a stimulating start to your meal and the flavourful dry-aged meatballs are comforting nibbles to whet your appetite. New mains are added to the menu this season, including the light and zesty fresh tagliatelle with clams and creamy homemade gnocchi, while the staple Mediterranean seabass is perfect for sharing. Round off your feast on a sweet note with the peanut coulant or roasted pineapple with orange cream and crumble.

Complete your Mediterranean experience by selecting one of two free-flow packages, both featuring a curated selection of wines, beer, and cocktails that best complement your meal. Book your spaces here for a flavourful summer brunch!

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Where: Basin, 3/F, Foco, 46–48 Cochrane Street, Central

Sukiyaki Isekuma

Savour the five-course brunch sukiyaki set at Sukiyaki Isekuma, including two appetisers, a steamed dish, vegetables sukiyaki, soup, rice, and dessert. Patrons can choose between three different options for their sukiyaki mains: A4 Wagyu, Hokkaido Yongenton pork, and Awa Sudaichi chicken.

Opt for the eight-course brunch omakase set if you are looking for a more refined experience. Included in this set are five appetisers, seasonal sashimi, a steamed dish, a rice duo, and dessert, with the sukiyaki main for this set including A4 Wagyu, pork, or chicken. Required to book two days in advance, diners can opt for the two-hour free-flow experience that pairs Isekuma’s delicacies with selected wines. Book your spaces here for a bubbly start to your day!

When: Ongoing

Where: Sukiyaki Isekuma, G/F, Unit 13, Harbour Pinnacle, 8 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: Hungry Pal

Hungry Pal

Head over to Hungry Pal to satisfy your comfort food cravings. The weekend brunch menu offers four courses with starters including the signature prawn scampi, the signature “build-your-own” three-egg omelette, a choice of main, and a dessert, which includes banana or carrot cake. A range of cocktails is also available for pairing with your feast.

If you’re not a morning person, Hungry Pal’s Sunday roast is another great choice for lazy weekend afternoons. The meal includes a selection of roasted beef, chicken, lamb shank, and cauliflower, paired with Yorkshire puddings, roasted potatoes, carrots, mash, and green peas all doused in house gravy. The roast finishes with the restaurant’s signature carrot cake. Book your spaces here.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Where: Hungry Pal, G/F, 11 Elgin Street, Central

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Francis West

The Big Brunch at Francis West curates the best offerings of Maghrebian cuisine. Your brunch begins with a selection of mezze, including stone-baked frena with hummus, pickles, matbucha, an avocado and feta salad, and the signature spiced beef cigars. Moving onto mains, patrons are spoiled with seven dishes to choose from, including seafood couscous, shakshuka, and “Mughrabi” chicken parm with eggplant. End on a sweet note with a choice of desserts between the mozzarella and pistachio based knafeh, or the citrusy kumquat with orange custard, saffron, and almond.

Take your pick from a specially curated list of Mediterranean wines and refreshing cocktails, including an energising coffee martini blended with cardamom vodka, coffee, and salted pistachio, and the wine-based cocktail vermouth spritz. Book your spaces here.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Where: Francis West, Felicity Building, 42–44 Peel Street, Central

MO Bar

The latest brunch offerings from MO Bar embody the season through a selection of dishes and free-flow pairings. The MO Bar Summer brunch begins with a range of sharing appetisers, including the Tasmanian salmon tartine with cucumber, wakame and caper salsa, and heirloom tomato salad with watermelon, feta cheese, and basil. Follow up with a choice of mains from the seasonal selection which includes half “brick” lemon chicken, and strozzapreti alla Norma. Don’t forget to round off your brunch experience with a selection of sharing desserts!

MO Bar’s brunch comes with a 90-minute free-flow of champagne, seasonal cocktails, signature mocktails, juices, and soft drinks. Diners can also upgrade their drinks package with a selection of rosé. Book your spaces here.

When: Ongoing

Where: MO Bar, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Quiero Más

The latest brunch menu from Quiero Más warms you up to the alluring flavours of the Mediterranean. Featured on this weekend menu are a selection of favourites, staples, and new items, including the irresistible all-you-can-eat giant paella, a selection of tapas including cold cuts and cheese, oysters with gazpacho granite, truffle and cheese bikini, and a pair of sharing desserts—Basque burnt cheesecake with raspberry coulis and the classic churros with chocolate dip. A vegetarian brunch menu is also available.

Brunch seaside-style and opt for one of the two-hour free-flow packages on offer! Choose between selected wines, house sangria, prosecco, and house G&T, or selected wines, house sangria, cava, beer, negroni, house G&T, and spirits. Book your spaces here.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Where: Quiero Más, 20/F, M88, Wellington Place, 2–8 Wellington Street, Central

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Photo: Nicholini


Treat yourself to a lavish brunch this summer at Nicholini’s! The European Brunch on the Eighth offers a luxurious dining experience that begins at buffet tables, where guests can indulge in fresh seafood crudo, an abundant spread of antipasti, a selection of Mediterranean delights, a carving station, and Nicholini’s homemade pasta station.

Guests will be treated to five appetisers, including hamachi crudo with caviar, and poached egg with roasted pumpkin and black truffle espuma. Next up, choose between five delectable mains, which include barramundi fillet, cannelloni, and beef tagliata. We suggest you save room for dessert, because the brunch ends with a generous selection including tiramisu, a dessert platter, strawberries Romanoff, and churros.

To elevate your brunch experience, opt for one of three free-flow packages on offer at Nicholini’s: the non-alcoholic package with juices, soft drinks, and a selection of mocktails; the alcoholic package with champagne, reds, whites, port wines, dessert wines, cocktails, and beer; and a kid-friendly package available at a discounted price. Make a reservation here.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Where: Nicholini’s, Level 8, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Photo: Popinjays


Celebrate longer days and sunny weather with Popinjays’ Fiesta brunch. Kicking things off with an impressive seafood tower stacked with jet-fresh offerings, guests can enjoy a selection of all-you-can-eat small dishes, mains, including hand-cut beef tartare, artisanal burrata, lamb rack, maccheroncini cacio and pepe, beef Rossini, and much more. End your brunch on a sweet note with a selection of desserts, such as Popinjays’ tiramisu or lemon and lime cheesecake amongst others.

Upgrade your brunch experience with one of four free-flow packages and enjoy a sun-soaked meal at Popinjay’s rooftop location overlooking the stunning views of the city. Book your spaces here.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Where: Popinjays, 26/F, The Murray Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.