The Grand Buffet・自助山
62/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
T: +852 25060888
Lunch HoursMon to Sat, 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm; Sun, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner HoursSun to Fri, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Sat, 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Dress CodeSmart Casual
Accept Credit CardYes
Date of review: August 7, 2015 | Reviewed by: Mark Peaker
Revolving 62 floors atop the Hopewell Centre, The Grand Buffet offers diners the opportunity to capture all of Hong Kong’s amazing views; from the harbour and peaks to the outlying islands and on a very clear day, into the mountains of China. Exiting the elevator a sense of excitement is already present as guests are shown efficiently to tables set quite close to each other; the demand for window tables being the most sought. A vibrant atmosphere unfurls as guests rove from varying food counters stacking their plates with their favourite delights. A sleek design with modern furnishings, chic chandeliers and an impressive automated wine bar add to an atmosphere of enjoyment. The Grand Buffet is a place to share laughter with friends and family as you devour the magnificent revolving view of Hong Kong.
Beautifully presented across numerous serving areas The Grand Buffet delivers a diverse selection of food; from Japanese, Indian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Chinese, Korean, British as well as numerous more options with many available freshly cooked, the choices are seemingly endless. The fresh seafood counter is among the most popular as guests fill up on lobster, freshly shucked oysters, prawns, scallops and winkles. If the sea is not your fancy then crisply finished tempura may tempt you and if not, the beautifully roasted loin of beef may. Still hungry, then head to the dim sum counter or fill your belly with the succulent roasted pig or fragrantly flavoured barbecued pork. Repeat trips are welcomed and when ready a delicious range of desserts will entice you back for more; the fried ice-cream being a huge hit and actually quite delicious; the chocolate fountain is massively popular with children and a wide range of excellent cheeses pleasing to the adults.
An excellent selection accessible from the impressive WineEmotion automated wine bar includes some renowned vintages from the old and new world; a choice to further select small or large glass options is a good idea. The restaurants own wine list offers a larger selection and should you be celebrating a special occasion the rare vintages from the Lisboa Master wine list can be pre-ordered in advance.
Pleasant service ensures your plates are cleared as you stand and head back for your second, third or seventh trip for food; waiters will clearly explain the location of food areas and water glasses were never empty. It is a buffet so of course there is no table service but requests were politely accommodated and service was agreeable and efficient.
The Grand Buffet dinner is priced at HK$658.00 per person and HK$428 for children between the ages of 3 and 11. The Grand Buffet lunch is priced at HK$248/HK$188 and there is the Sunday Grand Brunch priced at HK$758 with free flow champagne or HK$598 without. Prices will be increased in January 2016 by between HK$20 and HK$40 per session, so best to check before booking.