New Weekend Brunches To Try In Hong Kong This May 2020
Hongkongers are cautiously emerging to dine out again but, with distancing measures still in place, feasting in large numbers in public is still not only frowned upon but actually illegal. The restaurant industry is still feeling the effects from having to slash their venue capacity and, coupled with a general fall in custom, it’s taking a toll on our previously thriving dining scene. If you’re looking to support the hospitality industry, consider booking a table at any of these restaurants for your next weekend brunch—and, as always, dine out responsibly and hygienically!
What: Enjoy live music over a classic Sunday roast crafted by former Gough’s On Gough chef Cary Doherty. The three course menu features indulgent appetisers (choose from grilled asparagus with brown butter hollandaise, prawn cocktail, lobster bisque or crab on beef dripping brioche toast) and a spectacular main course and dessert of your choice. Pork, lamb or beef are the mainstays, but there is also a whole lobster or roast celeriac steak for non-meat eaters. For dessert, choose between the sticky toffee pudding, tart satin or Colston Bassett Stilton with fruit and oat cakes. Lobster Bar is also taking part in the United We Dine campaign.
Price: HK$598 per person with unlimited Bloody Mary cocktails. Add HK$200 for free-flow Veuve Clicquot Brut champagne, or house red and white wines.
Bostonian Seafood & Grill
What: The Langham is home to a weekend four-hour free-flow Perrier-Jouet champagne brunch, which is centered around The Bostonian’s signature seafood tower and dessert buffet. Diners can indulge in specialties such as dry-aged beef, carved to order; seafood paella; and Venetian fritto misto.
Price: HK$808 per person (original price HK$838 per person)
What: You may know MO Bar more for its craft cocktails and happy hour vibes, but it’s also a surprisingly mellow choice for weekend brunch. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental bar and lounge has launched an exceptional brunch set for the weekend featuring free-flow drinks with a three-course meal. The Belvedere Brunch offers free-flow Belvedere cocktails (including an excellent Bloody Mary), Moët & Chandon champagne, as well as signature soft drinks; you can upgrade to The Vintage Brunch, which offers you the 2012 grand vintage Moët & Chandon champagne as well as the option to select drinks from the classic cocktails menu, and have additional house wines and beers.
Price: HK$598 per person (The Belvedere Brunch); HK$688 (The Vintage Brunch). If you book through the United We Dine website, you can enjoy a complimentary upgrade to your brunch until 31 May, 2020.
Tate Dining Room & Bar
What: After the success of her first ever lunch menu, An Ode To Eggs, Vicky Lau is presenting the second edition of her single ingredient-focused menu with An Ode To Rice this May and June. Available every Friday and Saturday lunchtime, the spread incorporates eight different varieties of Asian rice from around the region refashioned into French-Chinese dishes including the cold congee with scallop and oyster; Hong Kong-style cheung fun with shrimp; and crispy brown rice with horsehead fish and tomato salad. For dessert, Lau has created a toasted brown rice ice cream with sake kasu souffle.
Price: HK$780 per person for six courses. Add HK$480 for a three-glass wine pairing, or HK$780 for six glasses.
What: Already known for its epic brunch buffet spread, La Rambla has recently introduced a new gourmet market-inspired Spanish Sunday brunch where all dishes are served directly to the table. The new menu features six categories of Spanish fare, from assorted tapas (crystal bread, broken eggs with sautéed chorizo, marinated white anchovies) to a chef’s counter selection of meats and seafood where you can decide on your preferred cooking method, side dishes and sauces. Of course, paella is on the menu, as well as a solid collection of Spanish desserts and pastries.
Price: From HK$550 per person (children under 10 dine free). Add HK$380 for free-flow Veuve Clicquot Brut champagne, sangria, beer, Chase Oak Smoked Bloody Mary and liquor-based drinks; or HK$1,380 for free-flow Krug Grande Cuvée NV, and drinks using Belvedere, Grey Goose and Don Julio Blanco.
What: Fresh and seasonal Australian cuisine is the focus at this harbour-side restaurant, nestled inside the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The weekend brunch menu features three courses including sharing appetisers, main and dessert. Signatures include ocean trout with whipped cod roe and salmon eggs; buffalo milk burrata with charred broccolini; pork belly with confit celeriac and harissa; and fig and frangipane cake with honey and vanilla cream.
Price: HK$380 per person; add HK$250 per person for free-flow Taittinger champagne, premium red and white wines, and Steffen’s Bloody Mary; add HK$190 per person for two cocktails and one tea or coffee.
What: The H Queen’s restaurant has an elevated six course weekend brunch, featuring “Cold Cuts Our Way” (bonito, cuttlefish and grouse ‘charcuterie’ served with ikura, pickles, sea urchin, pate en croute, Carentac oyster and blinis) and dishes such as Brittany red mullet tartare and ricotta and spinach agnolotti with parsley roots consommé and lemon thyme oil. Finish with a range of desserts, from flan to kouign aman to the chocolate and caramel tart.
Price: HK$788 per person. Add HK$280 for three glasses of wine.
What: Spend your Sunday at this Spanish favourite, where a special a la carte tapas menu is available from 11am to 3pm and diners can enjoy free-flow Estrella Dam draft beer for two hours upon spending HK$280 or more per person. Take your pick of tapas from classic charred padron peppers to baby squid with lemon foam and, of course, the house special of fideua.
Price: A la carte prices; spend HK$280 or more per person for free-flow beer.