You know that feeling well. As Sunday starts to slip into the p.m., impending thoughts of Monday start to creep in, for which there is only one proven cure: a feast to satiate the body and mind. Here, we gather Hong Kong’s best Sunday lunches to end the week on a gastronomic high note.
Mandarin Grill + Bar
Steeped in the history of its home at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Mandarin Grill + Bar has retained its Michelin star for ten years straight and its Sunday lunch offering certainly doesn’t fail to reflect this. Set in a chic, Sir Terence Conran-designed space, overlooking Statue Square and Chater Garden, the restaurant’s Sunday set-up is suitably slow-paced and relaxed despite the elevated culinary experience that ensues, particularly when opting for two hours of free-flow champagne and wine. The five-course set menu begins with “snacks” of wagyu steak tartare, Hokkaido scallops and French oysters, followed by perfectly-poached eggs served benedict, royale or with smoked haddock. While lobster for the appetiser may be tempting, the house-smoked salmon carved tableside is not to be missed for its unique flavour, and is light enough for the roast to follow. For the signature, it has to be the slow-roasted rib of beef, that appears shrine-like on ‘The Trolley,” but the poached and roasted Mangolista pork, whole roasted Ping Yuen chicken, and grilled or meunière Dover Sole are equally indulgent, served with the traditional sides of your choice. No need to choose dessert when they arrive together in bite-size form.
From HK$748; 5 Connaught Road Central, mandarinoriental.com
Neighbourhood favourite Oolaa, with outposts in Soho, Star Street and Tung Chung, has launched its Sunday roast “pick up.” With Hongkoners spending increased time at home, the Oolaa Sunday roast, serving four but with the option of adding more diners, brings the feast home without the fuss of cooking. Roast beef or chicken, pork belly or baked salmon is served with sides of roast root vegetables, sweet potato mash, greens, cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire pudding and gravy, with condiments of wholegrain mustard or horseradish. The ultimate comfort food, apple crumble and custard can be ordered for dessert, while a curated wine list compliments the menu.
From HK$1,200; G/F, Bridges Street, CentreStage, Soho, Mid-Levels, oolaagroup.com
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Mr Wolf’s large, whitewashed open-plan restaurant and kitchen, with a terrace above Queen’s Road Central, is a laid-back spot to while away an afternoon over its all-you-can-eat Sunday roast. A selection of fresh salads start, while diners can go on to choose between roast rib of aged beef, Wicks Manor pork loin, or “million herbs” roast chicken, with mouthwatering sides including “dripping” roast potatoes, truffled cauliflower cheese, roast carrots, peas and smoked bacon, red cabbage, and Yorkshire pudding. A changing menu of desserts follows, while wine, beer or soft drinks can also be had free-flow.
From HK$288; 5/F, 70 Queen’s Road Central, mrwolf.hk