For city folk who like Hong Kong’s heritage sites being restored rather than ripped down, The Pawn ticks all the boxes. Set over three floors, this former tong lau has real character, with a casual eating area and Botanicals Bar on the first floor and the more formal restaurant above with a roof garden on the top floor. The designed but not overly-designed look – brick, wood and large colonial style terrace – is an apt backdrop for modern British cuisine, with its succulent Sunday roast and fish and chips.
You can’t go wrong with a family-friendly weekend brunch. Kids under 12 eat free (one child for each paying adult) with a choice of five crowd-pleasing dishes like fish nuggets and chips, mac and cheese or sausage and mash with a special milkshake, lassi or smoothie to wash it down. When the kids get tired of adult conversation they can excuse themselves to the playroom. The brunch menu is also a tried and tested hit with the grown-up crowd too — share plates to start, followed by a selection of mains and topped off with an unlimited selection of sweets served up on a dessert platter to share.
Choose your drink option from “The Sober Brunch” for $498 including soft drinks, cold-pressed juices and smoothies, “The Boozy Brunch” for $598 with free-flow Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial, Bloody Mary, selected red & white wines, bottled beers, ciders or upgrade to the “Absolutely Fabulous Brunch” and switch your champagne to Ruinart Blanc de Blancs.