We’re always up for a good brunch, no matter what the occasion is, but if you’re ready to really celebrate this weekend, then look no further! We’ve lined up our favourite free-flow champagne and fancy feasts to take any special date to the next level. Tugging slightly harder on the purse strings (although worth every penny), these ideal options fall firmly under the ‘treat yourself’ category. So whether you’re planning a birthday party or toasting a new milestone, these delectable spreads make partying a breeze. We’ve done the tasting (and drinking…) for you, to find the most memorable brunches in the biz. Now all you have to do is kick up your heels at a lavish affair and toast to the special people in your life…
With towering view of the city, Brasserie on the Eighth boasts chef Nicholini’s Northern Italian fare, complete with homemade pastas and ultra fresh produce. Take your pick of an extensive and extravagant international buffet that boasts an Indian curry counter, carvery, live cooking station, fresh seafood on ice as well as mouth-watering desserts. There’s an entire area dedicated to different types of souffles, so we’re confident that this would be a special occasion well spent.
When: Sundays, 11am-3pm
Where: Pacific Place, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $728 per person for food, or $838 per person for free-flow champagne. Call 2822 8801 to book!
Well known for its desirable rooftop views and delicious eats, CÉ LA VI’s Asian-inspired brunch is top of the list for celebratory bashes and commemorative moments. Fill up on platter of Makimono, slow grilled skewers, Misoyaki Black Cod and lava-like matcha tarts, sipping on bubbly and cocktails as you go.
When: Saturday, 12pm-3:30pm, or Sunday, 12pm-6pm.
Where: 25/F California Tower 32 D’Aguilar Street Central, Hong Kong
How much: $488 per person for food only, with beer, wine, champagne and selected cocktails free-flow for an additional $248. Call 700 2300 to book!
If you’re yet to take in the view from Seafood Room in Causeway Bay, we’d suggest finding a reason to celebrate, and fast! Re-launching its famed Sunday brunch from the start of June, spend your Sunday indulging in caviar, fresh seafood, oysters and a semi-buffet, washed down with several glasses of Perrier-Jouët – cheers!
When: Re-launching from Monday, 5 June, every Sunday, 12pm-4pm
Where: 26/F, Tower 535, Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong,
How much: $448 per person for food only, with prosecco costing and additional $100 or champagne for $200. Call 3708 9668 or email [email protected] to book!
Dig in to Duddell’s Weekend Salon Brunch and delight in a decadent dim sum affair. A long-standing favourite in the 852, keep those order sheets handy as you tick box after box and champagne flutes remain full. From Foie Gras Dumplings with Coriander to simple Shrimp Spring Rolls with Garlic, book its outdoor terrace on soak in the sunshine with great friends, family and toast to good times.
When: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 12pm-3pm
Where: 3-4/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $480 per person for food, $680 per person for free-flow Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, That’s What She Said, Jack Jazz Rabbit and Green Beast cocktail, red and white wine and soft beverages, $2,380 for unlimited Krug Grande Cuvée (10% service charge applies). Call 2525 9191 or email [email protected] to book!
Just the mention of ‘hors d’oeuvres’ makes us feel fancy! With plenty to choose from, including a selection of Japanese and Chinese delights, fresh seafood, a carvery and European cheeses (drool), there’s plenty to whet your appetite in preparation for an indulgent afternoon. Keep your eye out for the chocolate truffles!
When: Sunday, 11:30-3pm
Where: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $588 per person for food, $888 inclusive of free-flow drinks (subject to $10 service charge). Call 2825 4007 to book!
With a buffet spread to end all buffet spreads, Kitchen at the W Hotel is a serious brunch contender. Splash out and sip on Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne and feast on seafood, savoury delights and decadent desserts, and be sure to make a trip to the build-your-own Bloody Mary station or pour yourself a frozen margarita. Opt for stretchy pants.
When: Sunday, 12pm-3pm
Where: W Hotel, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $828 per person, inclusive of free-flow Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Champagne (subject to 10% service charge) Call 3717 2299 to book!
A special occasion brunch doesn’t have to mean blowing the budget. Pirata’s delicious Italian brunch menu consists of a cold buffet starter and a choice of main courses and desserts. Along with the buzzing atmosphere, Pirata offers up a great value free-flow drinks package, plus no service charge, making this brunch a real winner for fun group gatherings and birthday celebrations!
When: Weekends and Public Holidays, 12pm-2:30pm
Where: Pirata, 29-30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $298 for food only, plus $180 for free flow wines, prosecco, Peroni, strawberry peach Bellini’s or lychee martinis. Call 2887 0270 to book.
Aqua’s fabulous Because Brunch is a must for when you’re feeling all fancy. With a ton of Italian and Japanese sharing plates, along with free flow Veuve Clicquot, sake and cocktails galore, it’s definitely indulgent (and will most likely lead to a late night!). Coupled with the stunning view of the harbour, you can’t go wrong choosing this brunch when you have visitors in town, or for any special occasion!
When: Saturday & Sundays, 12pm-3pm
Where: aqua, 29/F, 1 Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong,
How much: $598 for sharing food platters, free flow Veuve Cliquot champagne and cocktails / $448 for food only (+10% service charge). Call 3427 2288 to book.
Renowned worldwide for its grade A Japanese fare, Zuma is perfect for celebrating all of those celebrations. Zuma has also just launched its new Yashoku night brunch, perfect for kicking off any evening celebration. Go for dishes such as Fried Softshell Crab with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Tuna Tartare with Miso Wasabi and wash ‘em all down with plenty of sake and champagne!
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 11am-3pm / Yashoku brunch, Saturdays, 8:30pm-11pm
Where: Zuma, 5 & 6/L, The Landmark, 15 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $548 (food only) / $688 for food and free flow champagne, cocktails, beer and wines / Yashoku brunch: $880 for dishes from the Yashoku brunch menu and free flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, sake, seasonal infused sochu and beers / $650 for just free flow drinks (+10% service charge). Call 3657 6388 to book.
Now that summer is approaching, what better way is there to celebrate than with a lavish pool-side brunch? The Grill at the Grand Hyatt offers up a sumptuous menu filled with chargrilled meats, lobsters, salads, desserts and more (not to mention the huge selection of free flow drinks!).
When: Saturdays & Sundays, 11:30am-3pm
Where: The Grill, 11/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $538 for food only, plus $218 for Sparkling Wine, Mimosa, Kir Royal, Bellini, Rosé, White wine, Red wine and Beer (+10% service charge). Call 2584 7722 or email [email protected] to book.
Not sure what time of the day to plan your celebration? The Verandah is making planning easy by offering up incredible buffet offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy impeccable service along with fresh buffet dishes which include cold cuts, salads, sashimi, sushi, hot dishes, and a whole lot of desserts!
When: Daily, Breakfast, 7am-10:30am; Lunch, 12pm-2:30pm; Dinner, 6pm-10pm
Where: 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 19-21 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $360 for Breakfast; $798 for Lunch and Dinner, plus an additional $188 for free-flow red sangria, beers, red and white wine (+10% service charge). Call 2696 6772 or email [email protected] to book.
Enjoy the stunning HK harbour views, along with indulging in an epic brunch at the InterContinental. With a menu filled to the brim with sushi and sashimi, chilled fresh seafood, “action stations,” a nine-layer Korean Seafood Tower, carving station, decadent dessert buffet and free-flow Perrier-Joüet Champagne, it’s sure to be a great Sunday!
When: Sundays, 11.30am-3pm
Where: LG/F, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $898 per person (includes free-flow wine, beer and champagne) (+10% service charge). Call 2313 2323 to book.
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