Header image courtesy of Quiero Más
Hongkongers have always taken their brunches seriously, and a lot of our favourite brunch spots have risen to the challenge and upped the ante with bigger, better, and boozier deals. From economical set menus to no-holds-barred buffets, here are some of our favourite brunches in Hong Kong that come with free-flow drinks packages.
Finding it difficult to pick between tapas, pasta, and charcuterie? You don’t have to at Quiero Más—as part of its newly launched weekend brunch, the Mediterranean restaurant is offering a wide-ranging menu that covers dishes from the French Riviera to the Sicilian coast and the Iberian Peninsula.
For $398, diners get a selection of tapas—including a platter of Serrano and Manchego cheeses, truffle bikini sandwiches, and a chorizo egg—as well as two main courses and a dessert. For mains, diners can pick from delectable dishes like pan-fried lobster with white wine butter sauce and French fries, roasted suckling pig with green vegetables, seafood paella, and pasta carbonara. Don’t miss the finale—a traditional Basque burnt cheesecake with gelato and churros with chocolate sauce.
For free-flow drinks (starting from $128), diners have the choice between a non-alcoholic free-flow package of soft drinks, mocktails, and juices; free-flow sangria, cava, house wines, and beer; or free-flow sangria, cava, house wines, beer, and house spirits. Two signature cocktails are also available, but they are not included in the free-flow packages and come at an additional cost.
Quiero Más, 20/F, M88, 2–8 Wellington Street, Central | (+852) 2383 0268
Put a Japanese fusion spin on American brunch classics at popular sando bar Katsumoto’s weekend Kimochi brunch. For $298, you’ll get three starters to share with the table—salted edamame, chicken karaage, and salmon tartare—while each diner will get a main of their choosing. We like the chicken karaage mochi waffle, which comes drizzled with a sweet-and-salty maple ponzu syrup, but the Wagyu sando (additional $138) is a delight for sando aficionados.
Dessert is a cannoli filled with white chocolate ganache and candied yuzu, which is best enjoyed with some free-flowing drinks—go for the $198 drinks package to enjoy 90 minutes of unlimited cava and Suntory beer, or the $248 package if you want sake, cava, and wine.
For those who don’t suffer from the meat sweats—or simply embrace them—there is no brunch so well-suited to carnivorous appetites as the one at Braza Churrascaria. Based on the Brazilian churrascarias—where waiters continuously come to the table and carve barbecued meat from skewers directly onto your plate—it is a meat lover’s dream.
For the $298 base price, diners can enjoy a Brazilian-style buffet loaded with fresh salads, cured meats, cheese, and hot signature dishes, before enjoying barbecued beef, lamb, pork, and chicken. To accommodate various tastes, there are three different two-hour free-flow packages available: a virgin free-flow with fresh juices, lemonades, and soft drinks, and two alcoholic packages that offer various flavours of caipirinhas alongside beer and wine.
Braza Churrascaria, 3/F, Grand Progress Building, 15–16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central | (+852) 2890 9268
For a hearty, no-frills free-flow brunch, check out the three-course “Get Sauced” brunch ($450) at Soho’s Southern saloon, Honky Tonks Tavern. Whet your appetite with starters like calamari with tartar sauce and Creole-style devilled eggs before filling up on Wild Turkey-glazed ribs, beef brisket with cornbread—just remember to leave space for the deep-fried Oreos with condensed milk.
Two hours of free-flowing wine, Wild Turkey cocktails and highballs, and Coopers pale ale are built into the price. For those who are dining in a group with diverse tastes, the Honky team is more than capable of accommodating a mix of à la carte and brunch menu orders—none of that “whole table must participate” guff.
Honky Tonk’s Tavern, 75 Hollywood Road, Central (entrance on Man Hing Lane)
Occupying the stunning space that formerly housed John Anthony, Duckee is as much of a feast for the eyes as it is for the stomach—especially during their all-you-can-eat-and-drink weekend brunches ($368). For two glorious hours, you will get unlimited servings of 25 types of dim sum, appetisers, and signatures; an additional $180 will secure free-flowing wine, Prosecco, house spirits, and cocktails. All the usual dim sum suspects are included in the deal, including xiao long bao, barbecued char siu bao, har gow, and turnip cake, while diners can also order more substantial dishes like soups, mains, and even Peking duck.
Duckee, Basement, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay | (+852) 3105 1252
While this chic sustainable bar is, well… a bar, Penicillin now offers seasonal weekend brunches every Saturday and Sunday, with an ever-changing menu of bites. One of the lighter brunches around, Penicillin’s menu provides one seasonal main—currently, fish fillet curry, alfredo chicken burgers, or smoked spring chicken—alongside 90 minutes of free-flowing sparkling wine, mimosas, red or white wine, lager, and mocktails for just $200 a head.
Penicillin, L/G, 23 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 9880 7995
This old-school favourite just off Lan Kwai Fong has been serving up hearty, comforting Spanish food for over 20 years. Enjoy a massive spread—we’re talking the type elasticated waistbands were created for—of Spanish classics at Olé’s weekend brunch, from small plates like sizzling garlic prawns and sautéed chorizo to paella and fideuà for mains. For a delicious Spanish dessert that’s hard to find elsewhere in Hong Kong, try the leche frita (fried milk cubes), which come served with a sweet toffee sauce. All of the above, as well as free-flow cava and sangria and live guitar performances, can be had for a total of $578.
Olé, 1/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24–30 Ice House Street, Central | (+852) 2523 8624
If you’ve got a hankering for smoky, complex flavours and modern American grub, head down to Mr Brown. Try favourites like the whipped mackerel with cod roe, black garlic pork ribs, and bbq smoked meatballs from the à la carte menu for an easy, no-fuss meal, or leave the ordering up to the pros with the chef’s menu ($398), which comprises nine sharing plates, including dessert. For an extra $198 per person, you’ll can get two hours of free-flow cocktails, wines, and beers.
Mr Brown, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai | (+852) 3101 1081
Fine Japanese food is one of life’s greatest gastronomic pleasures, but it’s not always the most cost-effective if you’re looking to really fill your boots. Eat smart—and exceedingly well—at Fumi’s ever-popular Remix Brunch buffet. Tuck into unlimited starters, salads, sushi, and grilled dishes before choosing from any of the six main courses—we like the mini rice bowl with chopped toro & Japanese leek. The buffet stations differ slightly depending on the day—hence “Remix”—you’ll find a station serving handmade okonomiyaki (お好み焼き; Japanese savoury pancake) on Saturdays and handmade takoyaki (たこ焼き; octopus balls) on Sundays. Get all the above and free-flow sake and beer for $678, or pay $768 to enjoy free-flow champagne and wine with your meal.
Fumi, 6/F, California Tower, 30–36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central | (+852) 2328 3302
Transport yourself to India with Chaiwala’s weekend Holi brunch, where you can whet your appetite with street food snacks (don’t miss the pani puri!) before selecting one dish each from the biryani, tandoor and dosa, and curry categories for just $298. We’re fans of the comforting Old Delhi butter chicken, rich and fragrant mutton biryani, and potato- and cheese-stuffed vegetarian dosa. For an extra $120, you can get free-flow lassis, but $180 will get you unlimited wine, prosecco, beer, and gin and tonics.
During weekdays, you can also take advantage of Chaiwala’s ongoing “dunch” promotion, where you can get 90 minutes of complimentary free-flow drinks with any lunch set by writing “drinks on us” in the remarks section while making your reservation.
Chaiwala, B/F, 43–55 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2362 8988
Brunch the Burmese way with Club Rangoon’s Sagaw Hta Min offering. Nibble on street food bites like the signature potato samusa and take your pick from the authentic curries—pork belly, meatball, fish, pumpkin, or aubergine—presented in traditional bamboo baskets and served alongside Burmese-style creamed corn, stir-fried morning glory, pennywort salad, balachaung, and rice. Add on $128 for free-flowing non-alcoholic drinks like iced tea, salted lemonade, and a Seedlip mocktail; $238 will get you free-flow servings of house wine, mixed drinks, shandy, the boozy slushie of the week, and spiced Bloody Thiri cocktails; free-flow Möet & Chandon champagne is also available for $438 per person.
Club Rangoon, 33 Aberdeen Street, Central | (+852) 2503 3077
Counting down the days until we can dine in large groups again? Bookmark Tokyolima’s brunch, where you’ll get a coffee-based welcome cocktail to start your morning before Peruvian-Japanese small plates like salmon causa, ki-mo-chi fried chicken, and zingy sea bass and mango ceviche are brought to your table for family-style sharing. Dig into a main of your choice—trust us, the chicken anticuchero with its warming aji panca gravy is well worth trying—and cap things off with a zingy lime mousse from the dessert basket to end things on a sweet note. The base price is $398 per person for the “Ohayou” brunch (11 am to 2 pm) with free-flow sake, wine, beer, and Tokyolima’s cocktail of the week available at an extra $180 per person ($298 per person if you also want champagne).
A “dunch” (dinner + lunch) menu is available for $348 from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm, with slightly different appetisers—beetroot causa, DIY ceviche, and a maki roll platter—but similar mains, desserts, and drinks packages.
Tokyolima, G/F, 18–20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central | (+852) 2811 1152
Disco Bao might be on and off during the pandemic, but Duddell’s has still got some tricks up its sleeve. Regardless of whether there’s a disco party to be had, the contemporary Cantonese restaurant now offers two three-hour brunch sessions—12 pm to 3 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm—in its salon every weekend. Enjoy unlimited dim sum such as spicy dumplings and deep-fried wontons, special occasion-worthy mains like Peking duck, and a variety of other delicious dishes, then wash it all down with free-flow champagne, wines, beers, and selected cocktails for $788 a head. If you want to turn your brunch into a sundown session with the 3 pm seating, you can also get a ten-percent discount on the bill!
Duddell’s, 3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central | (+852) 2525 9191
Somewhat unusually, mains aren’t included in the $388 base price at this Sai Ying Pun trattoria—though it starts to make sense when you realise that you can load up on as much salad, cheese, cold cuts, and wine as you like before tucking into a dessert of your choice. If you do want to supplement your buffet spread with a main, however, larger dishes are available starting from $158 each—we like the black truffle chitarrino with walnut “breadcrumbs” and the lamb chop with roasted potatoes.
LucAle, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun | (+852) 3611 1842