7 Brunches In Hong Kong To Try This Summer
1/7 Cé La Vi
Serving up brunch with a uniquely Asian twist, Cé La Vi boasts magnificent views of Hong Kong’s skyline day and night, so you can enjoy panoramic views while sampling dishes such as chicken truffle teriyaki, stuffed squid, or New Zealand lamb prepared in an Asian barbeque sauce. With a menu bravely departing from standard brunch fare—specially crafted by local chef Jason Au—this menu serves up a new take on East-meets-West cuisine, and the results are nothing short of delicious. The Cé La Vi brunch is priced at HK$488 per person and is available on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm till 3:30 pm.
Cé La Vi, 25/F California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar St, Central; +852 3700 2300, hk.celavi.com
Nicholini's is renewing its Sunday brunch buffet, joining Brasserie on the Eighth, in a new bespoke Perrier-Jouët 'Champagne brunch on the Eighth', where guests can indulge in the Italian restaurant's signature pasta offerings from the 'al dente pasta station' as well as brunch favorites such as Nicholini's popular lobster eggs benedict. In addition to the classics, the establishment is also adding a Sunday carvery table, wine and cheese selections, as well as an abundant selection of fresh seafood and Chinese cooking for an International smorgasbord paired with Perrier-Jouet champagne.
The Nicholini's weekend brunch is priced at $838 per adult and HK$358 per child between ages three and twelve, and is available on Sundays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Nicholini's, 8/F Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Central; +852 2822 8801; conraddining.com
Classics never go out of style and Duddell's is Central's answer to some of the best dim sum in town. Just a short stroll over from Landmark, the stylish art-filled Cantonese restaurant offers cool ambiance in the heart of the city. Choose from a wide selection of delicious all-you-can-eat dim sum, accompanied with free-flow fresh juices and soft drinks—you can also opt for a free-flow Veuve Clicquot, cocktails, wine and beer package at an extra cost. After lunch, bring your drinks outside to Duddell's lush terrace, where you can soak up the summer sun. The Duddell's weekend brunch is priced at $550 per person and is available on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Duddell's, 3/F Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell St, Central; +852 2525 9191; www.duddells.com
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4/7 Uma Nota
São Paulo's Brazilian street food meets Japanese cuisine in this distinctively delicious fusion—which will leave your taste buds begging for more. The menu is packed with light and summery ceviches such as scallop tiradito, a mouth-watering combination of fresh scallops, coconut milk, and mint, and ceviche goa featuring mixed seafood with red onion, red curry, and coconut milk.
This nouvelle cuisine is perfect for the warmer weather and is sure to draw you in multiple times over the coming months. Packed into an unassumingly petite premise on Peel Street, it's best to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Uma Nota Saturday brunch is priced at HK$295 per person, with an additional two-hour free-flow package for an additional HK$195 per person (prosecco, beer, homemade sodas and iced tea) or HK$245 per person (cocktails, beers, bubbly, homemade sodas and soft drinks), The exotic brunch is available on weekends from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
Uma Nota, 38 Peel St, Central; +852 2889 7576; uma-nota.com
Aqua's "Because Brunch" shows a classic brunch menu of fresh Japanese seafood, and with unlimited drinks options in wine, cocktails, sake, and beer, what's not to love? Choose from true and trusted classics such as salmon and eggs benedict or go for a more coastal menu with fresh sashimi and sushi—the choices here are endless.
As an added bonus, the restaurant's soaring windows offer a soothing panorama of junks and sailboats drifting down the harbourfront, so you can enjoy a lazy weekend watching Hong Kong sail by. The Aqua brunch is priced at HK$598 per person and is available from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturdays, and 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sundays.
Aqua, 29/F and 30/F One Peking,1 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3427 2288; aqua.com
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6/7 MO Bar
If you're feeling up for a slightly more cheeky combination of mac and cheese or Angus rib eye, topped off with a cocktail dosed with plenty of liquid courage, then MO Bar is the place for you. Set in the stylish and sleek Landmark, Mandarin Oriental, it's is the perfect place to end your weekend properly. The menu is a good balance of comfort food and experimental dishes, ensuring that there's a tantalising selection for everyone.
The Sunday brunch at MO Bar is priced at HK$388 per person and is available from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sundays.
Mo Bar, G/F Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central; +852 2132 0077; www.landmark.com
7/7 Buenos Aires Polo Club
From delicate pastries to freshly caught seafood, there's little that the Buenos Aires Polo Club cannot provide in delicious quantities. Prepared with fresh, premium ingredients in Hong Kong, The Polo Club offers everything from live cooking stations for egg dishes to decadent Argentinian Black Angus Prime Rib, and we recommend free-flowing Argentian cocktails to get your weekend rolling in style. The Buenos Aires Polo Club Brunch is priced at HK$398 per person and is available on Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central; +852 2321 8681; bapoloclub.com
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