With foodie imports from Sydney, Melbourne, London and New York moving to Hong Kong, it’s no surprise that the brunch scene in the city has taken off, with some of its best restaurants dishing out global fare to the weekend crowds. From hotels that offer all the classics to neighbourhood haunts serving smashed avocado on toast, bakeries that make their own sourdough and Japanese restaurants taking advantage of the term ‘brunch’, there’s plenty to love. Whether it’s free-flow Champagne and dim sum or a nutrient-rich juice with eggs you’re after, we’ve chosen the best brunches — both naughty and healthy — to enjoy in Hong Kong.
The early bird catches the best in Anglo-Indian signatures at Rajasthan Rifles. Available on weekends and public holidays, breakfast with an unbeatable view at Rajasthan Rifles means a hearty helping of Rifles’ Rolls, tandoor-baked naan wraps packed with spicy cheese, tomato chutney and another filling of your choice; Chef Plash Mitra’s take on scrambled eggs on sweet milk buns; or a paleo muesli blend served with fresh fruit and rich manuka honey. Follow up the meal with a breezy hike around The Peak!
Shop G01, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, Central; rajasthanrifles.com
Want a tropical getaway? This quaint “tiki chic” restaurant drops you right into the Caribbean. Opened by the renowned Maxence Traverse, Maka Hiki’s interior is decked out in warm timber and bamboo with eye-catching verdant prints splashed across the walls. Brunch is available both noon and night on weekends and bank holidays (Friday too, for the night brunch menu), featuring unique dishes inspired by island cuisine. Start off with a trio of flaky roti with spiced chickpea hummus, crunchy fried chicken thighs, and fried calamari paired with sambal mayo (night brunch-goers get a light and refreshing salmon crudo as well). Pork ribs are braised for 12 hours until fall-off-the-bone perfection, while the tender Lombok baby chicken is coated in an addicting sticky and tangy sauce. Adventurous seafood eaters can dig into a grilled mahi mahi curry garnished with crispy shallots, the topping of choice at Maka Hiki. No visit to the restaurant is complete without a signature drink, so be sure to try a Tik Tok Tiki infused with Thai chilis for an unexpected kick, or sip on the all-time favourite Maka Hiki All The Way sharing cocktail with friends.
Price: Starting from $448 per person
2/F Little Tai Hang, The Corner House, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang; makahiki.com
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From the Tagalog word for ‘group of friends’, Barkada is all about bringing your loved ones together — and there’s no better way to do that than with a feast! The restaurant has recently unveiled a new weekend brunch menu starring a pica pica platter overflowing with crispy spring rolls, adobo popcorn bites and salmon kinilaw. It’s not a Filipino meal without carbs so customise your rice or noodle main with your choice of protein; pork belly, beef tapa or shitaake and oyster mushrooms. Dessert is a chance to cool off from the summer heat with a refreshing halo-halo sundae or a mango float!
Price: HK$298 per person, additional drinks packages from HK$148
48 Cochrane Street, UG/F, FOCO, Central; barkada.hk
FRANCIS West extends their dinner hours to offer brunch on weekends and public holidays. The cosy eatery draws from Maghreb (or North African) cuisine and beautifully blends African and Mediterranean flavours together. Grab a friend or two and dig into plates of spiced beef cigars, seafood couscous, and FRANCIS West’s take on the American classic of steak and eggs — all designed for sharing. Accentuate the flavours of each dish by pairing them with the restaurant’s extensive wine list which includes bottles sourced exclusively from the coastal regions of the Mediterranean.
42-44 Peel Street, Central; francis.com.hk
La Favorita is about to be your next favourite Italian restaurant. 1960s retro interiors and plush seating offer the comfort you need for a good, long meal. La Favorita’s impressive brunch lineup consists of truffle cheese wheels, grand seafood towers, tender slow-roasted pork belly, and an irresistible cake selection — and that’s not even half of it. A delectable five course meal awaits you, available on weekends and public holidays.
Price: HK$398 per person
The Sixteenth, 2/F Oxford House Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay; favorita.hk
With summer in full swing, Uma Nota kicks off the season with an updated weekend brunch menu. A meal intended for sharing with treasured company, the brunch is a true celebration of Brazilian flavours and Japanese cooking. An assortment of mouthwatering starters such as the crispy soft shell crab brioche and juicy beef tataki, give way to a sharing main of your choice — the whitefish with moqueca sauce and dende or Uma Nota’s signature ribeye steak with edamame vinaigrette are hard to pass up. Dessert is a festive platter of fresh fruit, ice cream, a slice of banoffee pie and a crumbly passionfruit panna cotta.
Price: From HK$420 per person
Upper G/F, 38 Peel Street, Central; uma-nota.com
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South African chef Zahir Mohamed’s hole-in-the-wall bakery and all-day dining destination on Elgin Street serves up the ultimate weekend treats — cinnamon buns ooze with pistachio and cream cheese frosting, mushrooms on homemade sourdough toast (the ‘Oh My God’) comes in a trio of cream mozzarella and truffle pate and is topped with a poached egg, while hand-rolled wraps are hearty and packed to perfection. Everything is made in house from the basil infused hollandaise that drowns eggs benedict to the naturally leavened brioche and sourdough donuts, and it pays off. Coffee is strong and sweet — a blend you won’t find elsewhere, custom made by Roastwork for Baked.
Multiple locations across Hong Kong; bakedhongkong.com
This July, Quiero Más brings us a taste of Mediterranean summers with their newly launched brunch menu. Delight in a tantalising range of tapas — take your pick of beef cheek ‘montadito’, cured hamachi and more — and leave feeling satisfied with the juicy six-month old suckling pig and unlimited helpings of chicken and seafood paella, all inspired by the vibrant flavours of the golden coast. To elevate this all-you-can-eat luncheon, Quiero Más offers two boozy free-flow packages at an additional cost.
Price: HK$328 onwards, additional drinks package $198 onwards
M88, 20/F, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central; quieromas.hk
Experience a taste of India within the vibrant walls of Chaiwala. Their brand new brunch takes modern Indian cuisine to new heights with an unforgettable tandoor tower, and sharing courses of bombay fried chicken, spiced aloo cakes, and traditional pani-puri! The main course includes a choice between vegetarian or lamb biryani, and spotlights a whopping six curries to choose from — from a rich butter chicken to a lentil daal bursting with flavour, all bases are covered. Ease into the spirit of summer by treating yourself to the free-flow options too, including a package wholly dedicated to the yoghurt-based lassi.
Price: HK$368 per person, additional $120 onwards free-flow
Those with a penchant for themed occasions will be hard-pressed not to book a table at Chaiwala’s Flower Power brunch, a bi-monthly feast that calls for your 60s hippie best. Aside from their usual selection of brunch signatures, guests will enjoy three hours of their classic free-flow and a heavenly dessert platter featuring with their crowd-favourite carrot cake. So bring along an empty stomach and vibe to the groovy tunes of the swinging sixties!
Price: HK$688 including free-flow pours
basement 43, 55 Wyndham St, Central; chaiwala.hk
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With three locations across Hong Kong, TMK combines a love for music, sake and temaki. What makes TMK unique is that each location is inspired by either funk, rap, or hip-hop music. With the goal of living life the fun way, TMK is all about going big and dining well alongside great company. The lively and loud temakeria reinvigorates the Hong Kong brunch scene with menu that starts with sharing platters of favourites such as karaage chicken, salmon tataki, and the TMK cabbage salad. The star of the show is a free-flow of Big-Ass Maki rolls, accompanied by a duo of fresh temaki rolls and your choice of TMK signatures like the tuna hotdog, crispy tofu, or a selection of sashimi you can never go wrong with. Round off the meal with a serving of caramel deep fried banana with dulce de leche and vanilla ice cream, or their Poppin’ ice cream served with nori and extra virgin olive oil. Warm and welcoming, strap in for a thrilling and fun-filled dining experience.
Price: HK$248 per person; additional HK$148 for free-flow pours
Multiple locations across Hong Kong; tmk.hk
Contemporary Hong Kong art serves as the backdrop to elevated Cantonese cuisine at Duddell’s in Central, while its large outside terrace with low-set striped sofas is the perfect place to spend a slow weekend. Brunch here is an indulgent affair with delicious and unlimited dim sum, small plates and free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne, espresso martinis, bellinis and aperol spritz. Fill out a traditional teahouse slip listing the dim sum — the Duddell’s shrimp dumplings and steamed vegetable bun get our vote — mains of sauteed beef with black pepper and fiery Kung Po prawns, and then wait for bamboo baskets and stylish ceramics filled with your Cantonese favourites.
Package price: From HK$988 per adult with bottomless drinks.
Level 3 Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell St, Central; duddells.co
This Tai Hang staple is a diner-esque brunch spot serving up a menu of Asian, European, and Middle Eastern inspired dishes. It’s run by husband and wife duo Alex and Danielle Malouf, the restaurateurs behind Kennedy Town’s Mama Malouf and The Catch, who dish out impeccable food in a laid-back space. From peachy panna cotta with home made granola and berry yoghurt to Aussie-favourite smashed avocado, poached eggs, feta and beetroot on multigrain toast, and ‘Dirty Eggs’ with paprika potatoes, kidney beans and chipotle mayo, there’s plenty of exciting twists on much-loved classics.
15-16 School Street, Tai Hang, Causeway Bay; elementary.hk
One of the better known brunch spots in town, Zuma’s twist on traditional izakaya dining has garnered it fans around the world from London to Hong Kong. At its location in Landmark, the interiors are sleek, modern and totally luxe with a bar and staircase that light up, charcoal ceilings and lots of stone. This compliments bold flavours and technical excellence — Zuma uses a charcoal robata grill to give its fish and meats a smokey taste, while sashimi and sushi feature the freshest of fish.
Package price: $1088 per adult for 2.5 hours of free-flow champagne.
Level 5&6 Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central; zumarestaurant.com
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With show-stopping views of Victoria Harbour from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kowloon, and live jazz music on Sundays, Hue is the ultimate special-occasion brunch. Bring guests from out-of-town or simply treat yourself to an Australian brunch, kicked off with homemade sourdough with house-smoked New Zealand butter and a wagyu beef tartare. Then it’s time for a main of grilled lamb rump served with mint sauce and spiced aubergine, cumberland sausage with mustard mashed potatoes and “ju pei” crackling, or a black truffle angel hair pasta. Save room for the basque lava chocolate cheese tart.
Price: From HK$480 per person
Hong Kong Museum Of Art, 1/F – inside HKMoA, 10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui; huedining.com.hk
Following the success of his Michelin-starred Arcane, Shane Osborn’s Soho restaurant is an altogether more casual affair. The space itself is minimalist but charming, there’s a duck-egg blue banquette that’s almost retro, serene images of abstracted snowy forests on the walls and it’s small, only seating about 25 people in total. The newly revamped weekend brunch dishes out exclusives you can’t get on the a la carte menu such as the Sichuan-spiced beef carpaccio, along with mains that range from a classic eggs Benedict to a “char siu” glazed octopus served with smoked cauliflower puree.
Price: From HK$698 for two
49 Hollywood Rd, Central; cornerstonehk.net
Boasting a grand total of seven locations across the city, NINETYs is never short on great brunch options. The crowd-favourite cafe’s Aussie-style offerings are as Instagrammable as they are delicious – think the likes of char siu baby back ribs and jicama, mango and papaya salad served on a croissant burger bun, and pulled pork Benedict with pineapple and chilli. For those who want to sample a bit of everything, the brunch board allows you to mix and match tasting portions of a few dozen brunch classics with a twist. The concise coffee menu utilises NINETYs very own blends roasted locally by their roasting team at the Lee Garden branch, while artisanal teas from Tippity Tea Australia round up the drinks selection.
Multiple locations across Hong Kong; ninetys.com.hk
With a name inspired from the lands which surround the Mediterranean Sea, Basin dives into the summer season with their new La Méditerranée Brunch, held only on weekends. Indulge in an array of delectable sharing starters such as fresh oysters and dry-aged meatballs before sinking your teeth into hearty mains like homemade brown butter gnocchi, Vallespluga spring chicken and more. Pair your dishes with free-flow bubbles from the carefully selected list of wines, cocktails and spirits.
Price: HK$398 per person, additional drinks package $240 onwards
3/F, FOCO Building, 46-48 Cochrane Street, Central; basin.hk
The all-vegetarian CHA CHA CHA brunch at Veda features unlimited CHAat, CHAmpagne and CHAi. Transport yourself to the streets of India with bottomless helpings of Veda’s crowd-favourite samosa chaat, crispy paneer crepes, and their signature silk route momos, which are addictive spinach and ricotta dumplings paired with a tangy tomato chutney. Desserts at Veda are sweet-tooth classics reinvented with authentic Indian flair, think chai masala basque burnt cheesecake and a candied fruit salad served with ginger cream. And though the meal alone is sure to get those spirits up, an additional free-flow champagne package is hard to pass up.
Price: HK$398 per person, additional drinks package $368 onwards
Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central; @vedahk
Using fresh and simple produce to create seasonally inspired showstoppers, Cantina is not just another Italian restaurant. Every dish reinvents a classic and is delivered with a generous portion of authentic flair. The weekend brunch is no exception. A three-hour feast, start off with classics like a refreshing caprese skewer, gnocco fried to perfection and the glorious combo of burrata and parma ham. Fancy a main course? Ask for a parsley pesto linguini or a crunchy Milanese veal cutlet, and make sure to leave enough room for the dessert platter featuring a divine trio of Italian delights. Cantina’s dishes are designed to accompany cocktails and wine, so top it off with champagne for a meal that brings Rome to you.
Price: From HK$788 per person with free-flow prosecco
Police Headquarters Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central; aquarestaurantgroup/cantina
There’s nothing quite like Aqua. Perched high on the 17th floor of H Centre, the ocean-inspired space uses a navy and gold palette for an elevated look, boasting two terraces with a weekend DJ, a glitzy dining room, a gorgeous bar and a hypnotising glass hallway destined for your next Instagram post. The brunch menu is the ultimate celebration of French and Japanese cuisine, focusing on seasonality and fresh ingredients. Start off with limitless rounds of melt-in-your-mouth sashimi, Japanese oysters, and decadent fassona beef tartare with black truffle. Then, indulge in signatures like a winter truffle tagliolini with aged parmesan for a glamorous ode to Italy, or a sizzling stone grilled A5 wagyu. Attentive service makes sure everyone leaves content: offering sake, recommending champagne from a curated wine list and catering to any diet. Snag a window seat for an unbeatable view of the city’s iconic skyline and a meal that will have you coming back for more.
Price: Starting from $588; non stop starting from $788
17/F H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; aqua.hk
Unlimited oysters? Say no more. Head to Honjo for free-flow oysters, sashimi, maki, nigiri and more! From the juicy prime ribeye and grilled salmon with wasabi leek cream to the miso-roasted cauliflower coated in truffle butter and their signature selection of tempura fried to perfection, there’s a main course for every palate. Treat yourself to some yuzu sorbet or black sesame crème brûlée, and perhaps some free-flow bubbles too — why not?
Price: HK$498 per person, additional drinks packages from $220 onwards
1/F, 77-91 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan; honjo.hk
Bianco & Rosso
Helmed by international Chef Ban Jee Min, modern European restaurant Bianco & Rosso takes inspiration from the streetside bars and bodegas in France, Italy and Spain. The extensive Odyssey Brunch is a treat from start to finish; from Polmard Beef Tartare topped with confit egg yolk or Pugliese burrata to kickstart the meal, followed by a hearty course of pastas like the Ricotta Ravioli filled with seasonal mushrooms and porcini cream, to a choice of moreish mains such as the whole three yellow chicken with vermouth chicken sauce. An exciting dessert of the day or a vanilla cheesecake with almond sable and fresh strawberries is your sweet finale to the Bianco & Rosso brunch.
Price: HK$298 per person, additional drinks packages from HK$148 onwards
29 Gough Street, Central; @biancorosso.hk
First launched in February, the Brunch de A Lux gets a summer-ready refresh! Tuck into as many plates of antipasto as you can before delighting into a choice of pasta or risotto; Chef Hung’s specialties include a mushroom cream and beek cheek penne pasta, and a seafood parmesan risotto with delectable bites of lobster and scallop. For the main course, opt for some juicy, flaky, umami goodness in the form of Chef’s signature Beef Wellington, or the buttery sea bass with spinach and clams for something lighter. A Lux wraps up the brunch nicely, spoiling you for choice with a dessert trolley loaded with decadent treats. Those who are looking to elevate the feast further can delight in a choice of three unique 90-minute free-flow drinks package, each kicked off with a lavish Siberian Sturgeon caviar tasting platter.
From HK$588 per person; additional drinks packages starting at HK$228
Shop M2, M/F, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central; @aluxhk
Buenos Aires Polo Club
Experience regal dining at the Buenos Aires Polo Club every weekend from 12pm onwards. The unforgettable Argentinian feast begins with a lavish seafood platter loaded with Argentine prawns, scallops, Avruga caviar and more. Carve into some Pico Black Angus ribeye steak, traditionally grilled, then top your meal off with an indulgent Tostada Dulce Fondue served with dulce de leche. There is also the option to upgrade the meal with bottomless club martini and a meticulously curated selection of wines by the in-house Sommelier.
Price: HK$598, additional drinks package $298 onwards
7th Floor, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong; bapoloclub.com