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Where to find the best luxury brunches in Hong Kong

By Catharina Cheung 27 November 2020 | Last Updated 8 November 2021

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Originally published by Catharina Cheung. Last updated by Alisa Chau.

Weekends are for indulgence, and there’s nothing better than waking up late, then spending a good few leisurely hours eating and day-time drinking with friends. Seriously, if brunch were a sport, we would be gold medalists. There are always going to be times when you need to treat yo’self, and for that noble reason, we’ve gathered Hong Kong’s top splurge-worthy brunches for your pleasure. Here’s to the weekend!

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Ozone

Blue-hued Ozone lets diners have the opportunity to enjoy a sumptuous Sunday brunch at the highest bar in the world—needless to say, the view is absolutely unparalleled. As for food, expect a delicious choice of a salad and a main course, featuring the best of land and sea, as well as unlimited egg dishes and desserts aplenty. Tuck into the decadent Maine lobster mac-and-cheese, and the Wagyu beef burger with truffle fries, before diving into the rich cheesy flavours of their Raclette station.

There are also rotating seasonal specials, such as seafood paella, and special pop-up menus to look out for. You’ll definitely want to book well in advance to try and secure a window seat. Though prices start from $488 for food only, we definitely prefer adding at least $268 for free-flow cocktails, wine, and beer, or from $348 up to $1,288 additionally for different types of champagne!

Ozone, 118/F, Ritz-Carlton, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2263 2270

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Duddell’s

There’s nowhere else quite like brunch at Duddell’s, where the interior decoration is impeccable, the garden terrace is chill, and the food is consistently mouth-watering. For the flat price of $588, enjoy bottomless dim sum served fresh in bamboo steamers straight to your table. Must-orders of these Cantonese classics include plump siu mai, deep-fried beancurd roll, steamed rice roll with sakura shrimp, and the fusion shrimp spring roll with bacon and cheese.

There are also appetizing side dishes and soups, as well as mains to choose from—including Peking duck, and diced chilli chicken. In case you’re not absolutely stuffed yet, there’s also rice, noodles, and Chinese desserts. The Duddell’s salon brunch goes for $588, on Saturdays and Sundays. Upgrade to free-flow for $888, a premium alcohol package for $1,208, and a Krug champagne package for $1,988.

Duddell’s, 3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central | (+852) 2525 9191

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La Rambla

Our favourite resto in IFC offers a spectacular Sunday brunch inspired by the mercados of Barcelona. Start the meal off with an unlimited selection of artisanal tapas and charcuterie while you wait for the main event to arrive. We love all of their small bites, but the Bikini pastry sandwich with jamón, cheese, and truffle, and the seared tuna tataki de tonyina are absolute standouts.

The mains consist of either seafood or meat; we always go for the slow cooked Spanish pork belly, or whole grilled seabass (additional $220) when sharing between two. The feasting doesn’t stop here because there’s still paella, with either Iberica pork or pulpo octopus with mushrooms and mussels to choose between. Finish off with a platter of Spanish pastries and sweets or a plate of churros (additional $110), and heave a satisfied sigh. La Rambla’s El Mercado brunch goes for $650, while two-and-a-half hours of free-flow can be added for $380, or $1,380 for more premium spirits including Krug champagne, single malt whiskies, and top shelf vodka. Alternatively, simply order a pitcher of sangria for the table starting from $550.

La Rambla, 3/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central | (+852) 2661 1161

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Madame Fù

Another excellent Chinese brunch, Madame Fù brings classic and contemporary Cantonese dishes to a weekend (and public holiday) brunch concept. For $580, diners get to order unlimited portions of Peking duck, in addition to a range of dim sum, appetisers, and mains. Choose from the regular menu, vegetarian and vegan menu, or even gluten-free menu. Definitely don’t miss Madame Fù’s signature Ibérico char siu, the salt and pepper crispy tofu, and the Firecracker chicken. Vegetarian friends will also appreciate the “Impossible” Mapo tofu that’s practically dripping in rich savouriness. The addition of an alcoholic drinks package brings the price up to $780 for two-hours, or $930 for three. For the deluxe package that adds champagne to the mix, $980 will grant you two-hours of free flow, whilst $1,230 gets you three.

If catching the early session doesn’t appeal to you as much as sleeping in, you will be delighted to know that there is a special Saturday-exclusive night brunch option that starts at $780 with a drinks package included. The menu is the same as it’s daylight counterpart and just as deliciously fresh. Do keep in mind that this is subject to availability so be sure to ring them up before reserving your spot!

Madame Fù, 3/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2114 2118

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The Grill at The Grand Hyatt

Set in the centre of the garden in the Grand Hyatt, The Grill offers top-notch alfresco dining—the perfect weekend choice with this cool weather. Their buffet features chilled seafood, a selection of healthy salads, char-grilled specialities at the grill station, as well as the hotel’s homemade desserts. Along with a live DJ providing tunes, this is a great brunch at which you can simultaneously bask in the warm glowing rays of the sun. The brunch buffet costs $658, with free-flow house wine and beer for an additional $288, or champagne for $518.

The Grill, 11/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2584 7722

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Aqua

Aqua is famed for their Japanese-Italian dishes and, of course, for its gorgeous views across the harbour where you can luxuriate in their Because Brunch menu. Start off relatively light with sashimi, fresh scallop and salmon cones, and Mediterranean oysters (additional $88 per person), before moving on to antipasti and pasta dishes. Wrap the meal up with desserts and pictures against their windows, taking full advantage of the expansive panoramic backdrop and plentiful natural lighting.

Offered on weekends and public holidays, the brunch alone costs $688, and $788 with soft drinks. Free-flow alcoholic beverage packages (starting $838) that include cocktails, wine, sake, beer can be added on, with prices adjusted according to the label of wine and champagne offered. A “light” version of brunch is also served on Fridays between 12pm to 3pm, starting at the price of $398 for the same selection of entrées and slow-cooked beef cheeks in red wine sauce, Cartoccio-style sea bass alla Mediterranea (additional $100), or Grilled pork rib shōgayaki as mains.

Aqua, 29/F & 30/F, One Peking, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3427 2288

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Lobster Bar & Grill

This well-appointed seafood and grill restaurant in the Island Shangri-La boasts great food and a great bar to go with it. Their brunches are slightly different in that they take the form of a three-course set. Their Saturday Shabby Chic lunch offers not-so-shabby selections like oysters, a Seafood platter (additional $800 for two), and caviar (additional $1,800 for two), with premium versions of casual fare like lobster roll (additional $200) and fish burger. The food alone costs $588, but for an extra limitless serving of house wines, beer, and cheeky martinis, your total will come to be $788.

On the other hand, Sundays are for the best of roasts, and their signature roast rib of beef boasts trimmings like duck fat potatoes, cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire pudding, and plenty of gravy of course. We will never pass up their crab on toast as the appetizer, even if it costs a bit extra to add on! Our favourite part is that for $788, this brunch comes with bottomless Bloody Marys, house wines, and champagne, with available upgrades to Veuve Clicquot ($888), Ruinart Blanc ($1,588), as well as Grand Cuvée Krug ($2,688).

Lobster Bar & Grill, 6/F, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty | (+852) 2820 8560

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Zuma

Zuma brings an elevated modern twist on traditional Japanese izakaya (居酒屋; casual bar or tavern) dining, and are world-renowned for their top-notch Japanese food. Browse their long counters full of seasonal starters like fresh sashimi, sushi, tempura, with hot and cold small plates that include meat and poultry varieties. The main dish is served à la carte, and we especially like the zesty and savoury grilled hamachi kama with lemon and sea salt as well as the chilli marinated chicken thigh with barley miso.

There are also premium add-ons like black cod in hoba leaf (additional $150), beautifully seasoned lobster (additional $180), or A4 grade Wagyu beef sirloin (additional$ 490). Brunch is finished off with a dessert platter at your table, and will only set you back by $738, though upgrades to different free-flow drink options can be had for champagne for $988, $1,338, or $2,130, all replete with international wines, Aperol Spritz, and refreshing Asahi beer.

Zuma, 5/F & 6/F, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 3657 6388

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Bostonian Seafood & Grill

Tucked away in the basement of The Langham, the Bostonian Seafood & Grill is a well-appointed modern steakhouse that we particularly like for their artisanal dry-aged meats. The sumptuous spread here includes the restaurant’s iconic array of seafood on ice, hot sharing bites made by hand daily, as well as an overflowing dessert counter. Choose from their treasure trove of main courses, with the classic roast beef and grilled natural chicken breast being our favourites.

At a whopping four hours long, their free-flow also generously lasts twice as long as most other brunches—definitely a win in our books. Bostonian’s brunch starts at $688 with free-flow soft drinks, $838 with free-flow Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV Champagne, or $988 for Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé. Orange juice, coffee, and tea are also included in all the above beverage options.

Bostonian Seafood & Grill, LG/F, The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2132 7898

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The Verandah

Harking back to a more relaxing time and retaining the charm of the old Repulse Bay Hotel, The Verandah is a great place to enjoy brunch in elegant surroundings away from the city centre. For $688, order as much to your table as you fancy, being spoiled for choice with a brilliant buffet of assorted seafood, freshly shucked oysters, mini appetisers, hot appetisers, soups, cheese platters, and more. The cooked-to-order mains options are traditional roasts or grilled seafood, and desserts are washed down with tea or coffee. The price of $688 includes free-flow Grand Marnier cocktails and juices, but for an added $228, you can also enjoy bottomless champagne, wine, and beer.

The Verandah, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay | (+852) 2292 2822

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Clipper Lounge

Though best known for their afternoon teas, Clipper Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental also does a great Sunday brunch—though a feast may be the more appropriate term. Choose from a huge range of hors d’oeuvres, cheeses, salads, freshly baked bread, soups, and cold cuts before delving into sushi, sashimi, and fresh seafood such as Alaskan king and snow crabs, lobsters, and abalone. Did we also mention brunch legends egg royale and egg benedict are also on the table?

Don’t forget to indulge in the seasonal oyster selection as well, then carb load with a selection of pasta or Thai-style curry noodles. There’s also beef and honey ham at the carvery station, as well as chafing dishes such as steamed grouper and lamb chops. If you aren’t reeling by now, check out the veritable towers of desserts on offer. For $748, we consider this an absolute steal, with a free-flow Moët, wine, cocktail, juice and soft drink package available for $438 extra.

Clipper Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Connaught Road Central | (+852) 2825 4007

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The Tai Pan

This double Michelin-starred restaurant combines French cuisine with quality Japanese produce, housed in an artfully designed space. For $988, weekend brunchers are treated to a stunning six-course menu bookended by home baked focaccia included in the set, and a wine list that is curated to dazzle. Expect offerings such as caviar & uni tart (additional $688 per person), expertly prepped pigeon, and Aveyron Blanc de Blanc lamb gigot. What’s also interesting is that all their game meats have been hunted from the wild—you’re truly in for a gastronomic adventure here. You can also choose to tack on $280 for three glasses of wine, $680 for a signature wine pairing, or $1,388 for two-hours of free-flow Dom Perignon 2008.

The Tai Pan, UG/F, The Murray, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central | (+852) 3141 8888

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By Catharina Cheung 17 November 2020
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Écriture

This double Michelin-starred restaurant combines French cuisine with quality Japanese produce, housed in an artfully designed space. For $988, weekend brunchers are treated to a stunning six-course menu bookended by home baked focaccia included in the set, and a wine list that is curated to dazzle. Expect offerings such as caviar & uni tart (additional $688 per person), expertly prepped pigeon, and Aveyron Blanc de Blanc lamb gigot. What’s also interesting is that all their game meats have been hunted from the wild—you’re truly in for a gastronomic adventure here. You can also choose to tack on $280 for three glasses of wine, $680 for a signature wine pairing, or $1,388 for two-hours of free-flow Dom Perignon 2008.

Écriture, 26/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 2795 5996

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Tosca di Angelo

We love Tosca’s high ceilings, huge windows, and gorgeous views, but what we adore even more are their Michelin-starred, Mediterranean-inspired offerings. Their weekend lunch selection is a four-course affair, so expect to start off with appetisers such as the mustard tinted Fassona beef carpaccio, before future whetting your appetite with a first course of luscious pasta or risotto. For mains, we recommend going for either the seared Mediterranean corvina fillets or the pan-fried Iberian presa, then round things off nicely with desserts and cheeses. Did you expect any less of Ritz-Carlton dining? Tosca’s brunch goes for $988, with add-ons for a two-and-a-half-hour-long session of free-flowing champagne, with prices varying according to available labels.

Tosca di Angelo, 102/F, Ritz-Carlton, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2263 2270

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Felix

We love going to the iconic Peninsula Hotel for brunch at Felix with a side of harbour view, and interiors that winds back the clock to luxurious old-world charms. Expect to find stations bursting with fresh seafood, speciality seasonal dishes, small bites, and desserts galore—perfect for any gourmand. The constant rotation of different main courses concepts is always delectable, and can be brought straight to your table. Their menu changes regularly, so even if you’ve been before, there’s something new waiting for your return, truly making a feast for the eyes and the stomach. Brunch prices are at $948, and you can add on $380 for free-flow Perrier-Jouët champagne.

Felix, 28/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2696 6778

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Nicholini’s and Brasserie on the Eighth

Brunchers can choose between these two restaurants that converge the eighth floor of the Conrad, where the brunch spread is laid out across both spaces. Grab a classic eggs benedict or a black truffle omelette from their egg station, and look out for their exclusive surprises served on pop-up carts that feature different specials each week, with items ranging from bouillabaisse to fondue.

For mains, it has to be either the grilled beef tenderloin or herb roasted lamb chops, but vegetarians are also looked after with their fantastic baked aubergine parmigiana with a finish touch of fresh basil. There is also a great selection of delicious sides to load up your plate with before moving on to desserts. Champagne Brunch on the Eighth starts from $938, inclusive of free-flow Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV Champagne, freshly pulled draughts, cocktail offerings from their Mix & Shake Bar, and soft drinks.

Brasserie on the Eighth, 8/F, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty | (+852) 2822 8803

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Amalfitana

Round of the last Saturday of each month with the Central branch of Amalfitana’s three-course Campania Brunch that will have you transplanted to the blissful Italian coast side. Inclusive of a three-hour bottomless drinks bundle, the meal begins with an array of epicurean finger-foods like fresh burrata and calamari with semolina tartare sauce, and ends with the traditional treat of tiramisu or summery coconut sherbert. In between, select from a range of pizzas as a delightful main dish, with the red sauce-based stracciatella and signature Amalfitana toppings as favourites.

Reservations can be pre-made on Eventbrite, which gives you a 15 per cent discount, though walk-ins are still available at the full price of $1,500. The fun doesn’t stop after lunch hours though, as you can extend your time there by adding on an additional $280 to keep it rolling at the after party, which prolongs your drinks privileges with the added benefit of live music or a DJ soundtrack. Go hard or go home!

Amalfitana, Shops D&E, G/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2688 2001

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Fumi

Crafting authentic Japanese flavours that never disappoint, Fumi serves up a stellar weekend brunch selection that plates up a broad variety of delicacies to satisfy your palate. At $568, sample refined seafood sashimi and sushi rolls, in addition to a broad range of meat and vegetable dishes presented in their distinctive Nihon style. Tack on $98 to quench your thirst with soft drinks and orange juice, or opt for something harder-hitting with the sake and beer package at $198, or an additional upgrade for $368 that adds champagne and wines to the collection.

FUMI, 6/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, 30 D’Aguilar Street, Central | (+852) 2328 3302

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The Aubrey

Stationed at the Mandarin Oriental, izakaya concept The Aubrey features a $598 brunch of exclusive dishes that’s just perfect for a chilled-out Sunday or public holiday meal. Set against the sounds of a live DJ, the assortment features classic pass-around starters like edamame and karaage, with bold main courses like an A3 Wagyu sando or the Saikyo miso sablefish. Round it all off with a refreshingly delicate bento of dessert items like the yuzu cheesecake and chocolate warabimochi, flanked with seasonal Japanese fruits. Additional alcoholic drinks prices start at $148, which includes premium house-made cocktails, or the Mandarin Oriental’s very own Hostomme champagne for $388.

The Aubrey, 5 Connaught Road, Central | (+852) 2825 4001

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Catharina Cheung

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Catharina has recently returned to her hometown of Hong Kong after spending her formative years in Singapore and the UK. She enjoys scouring the city for under-the-radar things to do, see, and eat, and is committed to finding the perfect foundation that will withstand Hong Kong’s heat. She is also an aspiring polyglot, a firm advocate for feminist and LGBTQIA+ issues, and a huge lover of animals. You can find her belting out show-tunes in karaoke, or in bookstores adding new tomes to her ever-growing collection.

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