Hong Kong New Year's Day Brunches Worth Waking Up For In 2020
You’ve lived it up at the New Year’s Eve parties—so it’s no surprise that you find it hard to roll out of bed with a hangover. To help distract you from the pounding headache, we’ve gathered some of the best New Year’s Day brunches in Hong Kong that may just be the perfect antidote to your overindulgence.
Greet the New Year with a sumptuous live jazz brunch featuring unlimited seafood, seasonal sashimi, maki, salads and yakitori followed by your choice of main course—go for the Instagram-worthy “Empire State,” a crispy sushi donut topped with tuna, salmon, scallop, ikura, avocado and poached egg.
With three champagne packages to choose from, you can enjoy free-flow Moët Imperial Brut NV, Moët Grand Vintage 2012 or Dom Perignon 2009, wines and beer for two hours.
Price: HK$458 per person, $658 for free-flow Moët Imperial Brut NV, $958 for free-flow Moët Grand Vintage 2012, $1,888 for free-flow Dom Perignon 2009
Kick off 2020 with a sweet start at Aqua’s Gold Room, where you can indulge in special limited-edition desserts over the festive period—think soft serve ice cream with gold toppings, gold chocolate fondue mountain, “karat cake” and “goldmine brownie”.
While the glittering sweets take centre stage in the Because Brunch menu, Italian and Japanese favourites are all present: freshly made burrata, parmesan wild mushroom risotto; premium sashimi, sushi and tiger prawn tempura served with matcha sauce.
Price: HK$688 for free-flow Veuve Clicquot, HK$588 for free-flow cocktails
3/5 Mott 32
What better reason to drag yourself out of bed than some hearty dim sum? If you overdid it on New Year’s Eve, sit down for some black truffle siu mai, king prawn har gao and crispy rice roll at Mott 32—you can thank us later.
If you’re in the mood to continue the New Year celebration, opt for the two-hour free-flow which includes Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut and a selection of red and white wine, available only on New Year’s Day.
Price: HK$350 for the free-flow
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1 January will be the last day to enjoy Zuma’s limited-time only Baikingu brunch, which includes 2.5 hours of free-flow champagne, a premium sushi display, a main course and a decadent dessert platter, featuring festive treats like gingerbread pudding and chocolate cake.
New Years Day also marks the final chance to experience the Daikoku dinner tasting menu, featuring the latest invention by head pastry chef Eddy Lee: the Kyoto carrot cake with caramelised figs and rum ice cream.
Price: HK$698 per person, HK$838 for free-flow "R" de Ruinart NV, HK$1,080 for free-flow Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV, HK$1,980 for free-flow Krug Grande Cuvée NV
5/5 Hotal Colombo
Nothing kicks a dreadful hangover to the curb like a hearty meal, so head over to Hotal Colombo for a Sri Lanka brunch and tuck into your choice of main dish, choosing from their signature bacon and egg hoppers (a Sri Lankan breakfast staple), lamb or beef kothu, cheese and chilli omelet and more, served along with devilled chickpeas plus four selections of small plates, sambols and chutneys for the table.
To complement the spicy dishes, fresh fruit juices, iced tea, mango ginger soda and a cocktail jug of the week will be on offer, as well as chef Gizzy’s dessert of the week.
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