New brunches and lunches are popping up all over the city, so book in now to enjoy the latest offers!
We’re all about the brunch deals in HK, and when it’s a new special, we get even more excited! Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, fine dining, or just want to take the fam out for a nice meal, there are loads of places to check out this month. Here are our picks…
The Drunken Pot
We know: hot pot in August? Hear us out: The Drunken Pot’s “Summer Drunken Brunch” is just $98 every weekend and public holiday from 12pm to 4pm, and if you add two hours of free-flow, it’s also just another $98 (includes Italian red or white wine, sparkling cava, sangria, sake, and unlimited jugs of Bloody Marys)! You get a choice of Taiwanese-style hot pot with beef, seafood or vegetarian toppings, as well as rice or noodles, non-alcoholic drink and cool dessert. New hot pot broth menu items include Taiwanese-style Spicy Duck Maroon Jelly, Stinky Tofu & Fish Tripe Broth, and Almond Milk Papaya with Assorted Mushrooms Stew Chicken Broth. See why we had to tell you?
The Drunken Pot, 8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2321 9038, www.thedrunkenpot.com
Happy 20th Anniversary, Olé! To celebrate two decades in HK, the reasonably priced brunch menu ($380 per adult, $228 per child) is featuring 20 all-time favourite dishes from the past 20 years! This nine-course brunch is not for the light eaters because you’ll begin the meal with three “couvert” (aioli potato, Spanish olives and padrón peppers), seven delicious starters to share (including gazpacho, sizzling prawns and grilled octopus), a main (choose from paella – minimum two people; Spanish squid ink rice with prawns; codfish with green sauce, shrimp and clams; roasted suckling pig; baby lamb chops; or eggplant stuffed with vegetables and mushroom), and, if you can, end with one of four desserts (we’re partial to the churros with hot chocolate!). Trust us when we say, this will be your only meal of the entire day!
Olé, 1/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.olespanishrestaurant.com.hk
Tai Kwun is already becoming super popular with Hong Kongers, and Café Claudel is taking advantage of the hype! Offering brunch on weekends and public holidays from 10:30am to 4pm, you can select from the à la carte menu or share a few bites with the kids. Whether you’re just a little hungry and want Mini Beef Burgers (two for $118), Avocado Tartine (three pieces for $68 or four for $88), or you want to tuck in to the mains and have a Hanger Steak ($208), Cod Filet ($218) or Linguine Carbonara ($168), there is plenty to choose from here.
Café Claudel, Shop 01-G08, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.cafeclaudel.com
Chifa, one of Pirata Group’s newest restos, is offering two set lunchtime menus for every day of the week. You can select from the Express ($128) or the Chifa ($168). The Express offers a choice of one dumpling dish and a rice or noodle dish, and the Chifa lets you add on a wonton soup and dessert or espresso.
Chifa, G/F, No.26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2311 1815, www.chifa.hk
Ready for a pizza party? From now until 31 August ($168 per person), enjoy four types of seasonal antipasta (such as Chunky Italian Nachos and Ultimate Garlic Bread), two types of salads, and all the pizza you want. If you’re a fan of the Pimped Margherita and Hong Kong Hot pizzas, you will love new summer additions, such as The Summer Veggie (made with green and yellow zucchini, feta, kale, chili, béchamel and Parmesan), and Frutti di Mare (topped with marinated mussels, prawn, squid, fennel, smashed avocado and dill). Add free-flow wine and cocktails for $168 per person.
If you want a family brunch that ticks all the boxes, head to Mercedes me. Its special kids menu kicks off with a seasonal tropical fruit bowl and fresh pastries for the starters, and includes a choice of mains (grilled Australian hanger steak, soft free-range scrambled eggs, soufflé skillet pancakes or BBQ brisket sandwich) and a choice of dessert (compressed golden pineapple, strawberry ice cream or hazelnut praline) – all for $195 per person!
The adult brunch is $395 a person and includes the same two starters on the Kids Menu and also has cured beef carpaccio and baby gem leaves. Mains include grilled Australian hanger steak, soft free-range scrambled eggs, soufflé skillet pancakes or BBQ brisket sandwich or smashed avocado toast, and a choice of the same desserts. Add free-flow for $185 or $295 which include a choice of selective champagne, red and white wines (two hours).
Mercedes me, Shop 38 & 40, G/F, 48 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong, 2598 7080, www.mercedes-benz.com/hk
Yalla! Get yourself to Francis for a new Middle Eastern brunch featuring a selection of mezze and a choice of mains (with a vanilla poached peach for dessert!) for $280 per person. Every weekend from 12pm to 3pm, munch on shared plates of hummus, spinach and feta cigars, signature halloumi with pomegranate and wild oregano, and light fresh salad of avocado, tomato, labneh and za’atar spice mix. Choice of mains includes including spicy shakshuka with eggs, tomato and harissa, chicken schnitzel, kafta with spring lamb, beef, tahini and onion, or hanger steak with lentils, smoked eggplant and coriander. Drooling yet? We are.
Francis, G/F, 4&6, St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 3101 9521, www.francis.com.hk
The sister to its Tai Hang spot, newly opened Little Tipsy in Kwun Tong is offering its neighbours a fab salad bar deal every Monday through Saturday for just $88 per person! The special includes soup of the day and coffee or tea and is available from 11:30am to 3pm. If you’re there on a Saturday, enjoy free-flow red, white or Prosecco at $128 per person from 12pm to 3pm.
Little Tipsy, Room A, 9/F, Wong Tze Building, 71 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong (Kwun Tong MTR Station Exit B3), Hong Kong, 2360 0188
Eat.it Italian Eatery
Italian food fanatics (us!), if you’re searching for an affordable and filling brunch, head to Eat.it Italian Eatery from 11:30am to 3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Tuck into a Brunch Calzone ($120), Uovo in Purgatorio ($115) or Waffles ($78), and pair the brunch with a pitcher of Bloody Mary, Sicilian Lemonade with Mint, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice or Chilled Watermelon Juice for just $80 more! Feeling cheeky? Add a glass of Prosecco ($33) or five bottles of Peroni Beer ($150) and your day just got a little more fun!
If you’re looking for authentic Italian produce, you may want to check out the Mercato by Giando pop up held every Saturday. Browse through the fresh produce imported from Italy and get those wallets out because we’re talking Burrata, Stracciatella, Parmigiano and other cheeses will be available for sale, as well as cold cuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh and dry pasta, olive oil and other Italian condiments. Delizioso!
Eat.it Italian Eatery, Shop J, 9 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2489 8822, www.eatit.hk
If you’re hoping for a tasty and satisfying brunch where kids (under 12, one child per adult) eat for free, The Pawn has got you covered! For $498 per person (includes free-flow juices, smoothies and freshly pressed juices), or $598 for free-flow (champagne, Bloody Marys, wines beer and cider), the brunch here kicks off with generous amount of starting plates including guacamole, Greek yoghurt with granola and fresh jam, a mozzarella salad, sea bass ceviche, grilled vegetables, and croquettes. Choose from a delicious assortment of mains, including an English roast (complete with Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes and green beans), beef sandwich, chicken skewers, penne pasta with spinach and cheese, or smoked salmon, leek and potato quiche. If you have enough room (which may be doubtful), the dessert platter of assorted sweets should sate your craving.
The Pawn, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2866 3444, www.thepawn.com.hk
This one is clearly made for the whole family! MEATS offers a kids menu for just $78 per child (adults are $248) every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday from 12pm to 5:30pm! You get a starter, a main, French fries and dessert, and if you want free-flow, it’s just $180 for wine, beer and cocktails.
MEATS, G/F, 28-30 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.piratameats.hk
We’ve mentioned how fab the new family-friendly brunch is here (there’s a Kid’s Corner!), but if you’re looking for some fresh summer à la carte dishes, we think the Salad For Summer ($90, made with carrot noodles, kiuri, daikon and ginger), the H&M #2 ($130, made with green tiger’s milk topped with fresh seaweed and shoyu pearls), Salmon Maki ($130, smoked salmon wrapped around smoky rocoto cream cheese) sound just right to us. Super hungry? Share the succulent Beef Short Ribs ($280), which have been slow cooked for 12 hours and served with a smoky homemade red miso and panca BBQ sauce. But save room for dessert because the Oye Papi XO ($100) is a chewy dark chocolate cookie topped with chocolate mousse, chocolate sauce, caramelised almonds topped with a coconut sorbet and that sounds like something you won’t want to miss!
Tokyolima, G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2811 1152, www.tokyolima.hk
Feel like you just want to #treatyoself? WHISK has a new brunch that will leave you more than satisfied! Every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm, enjoy a brunch complete with unlimited dry-aged beef (get an Eggs Benedict Burger with 28-day dry-aged organic Irish beef!), unlimited main courses from the kitchen (baked whole sea bass, roasted suckling pig, and more), and all-you-can-eat buffet (includes fresh seafood, freshly shucked oysters, sashimi, cheese, desserts and more!), which includes signature dry-aged beef steaks. Priced at $548 per adult and $268 per child, it includes unlimited juices and soft drinks. Want free-flow? Add $280 for free-flow Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut champagne, wine and cocktails.
WHISK, The Mira, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 6273 3588, www.themirahotel.com/whisk
The Saturday three-course lunch menu at Michelin-star Beefbar is made for sharing. Priced at $980 for two people, choose from slow-cooked Kobe chuck roll and wasabi dressing; Beefbar’s signature Kobe burger served with classic French fries; slow-cooked Atlantic cod; Black Angus beef and foie gras mini burger with olive and orange sauce; homemade sea urchin tagliolini; and American prime “Black Angus” striploin (for two). There’s also a raw bar featuring meat and seafood. Every Saturday and public holiday from 12pm to 2:30pm.
Beefbar, 2/F, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2110 8853, hk.beefbar.com
Go hungry to this one: Jinjuu has launched its new, all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ Weekend Brunch, happening every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm. For $388 per person, you’ll get an assortment of Korean small plates to start (including Jack Daniels cured smoked salmon, Korean fried chicken pops, steamed mushroom mandoo and glazed tempura cauliflowers), a choice of mains (Bulgolgi-marinated beef, free-range chicken thigh, Thai gulf prawns and vegetable skewers) and a refreshing Korean shaved ice for dessert. Add free-flow drinks for $188 per person.
Jinjuu, UG/F, 32 D’aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3755-4868, www. jinjuu.com.hk
Executive Chef (and dad!) Chris Ma has created a new Sunday brunch ($348 per person) that pays homage to Hong Kong. Working with local fishermen, farmers and dried seafood vendors, the menu kicks off with an oyster seasoned with horseradish and wood sorrel as the starter, and lets you pick from a tasty first course of either raw crab with sea urchin and rice, local corn salad with eggplant, smoked sardine and anchovy or razor clam with black bean and brown butter. While you’re savouring your first course, get ready for a main of either braised pork pluma with fermented tofu, Wagyu bavette steak with salted fish aioli or grey mullet with preserved lemon. Finish off with a selected dessert of the day. Add free-flow (two hours) for $198, which includes sparkling wine, white wine, red wine or draught beer. The best part? Absolutely no service charge.
Fish School, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong 2361 2966, www.fishschool.hk
Tipsy has a budget-friendly lunch (daily from 12pm to 3pm) that is perfect for families. For just $108 per person, the three-course menu allows you to take your pick from roasted zucchini and eggplant with fig jam on toast; pan-seared crispy crab cake with creole remoulade sauce; squid ink spaghetti with herb tomato concasse; duck confit risotto with green peas; pan-fried Atlantic sea bass with grilled corn salad; a portobello mushroom burger with sweet potato chips and salad; slow-cooked ribeye served with creamy mashed potato; and charcoal grilled pork loin with mushroom and mixed bean stew. There are also vegetarian options as well. If you want the free flow package, it’s just $138 per person for red, white and sparkling wine.
Tipsy, 1/F, Little Tai Hang, 98 Tun Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, 2818 8807, www.facebook.com/tipsy
The Sultan’s Table
Now located on Old Bailey Road, Sultan’s Table is offering a new brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm. For $198 there are three options to choose from (two set menus and one à la carte option), and add free-flow for $128. If you’re going for the à la carte, don’t miss the veal skewers (so tender and flavourful!), the kofta, and the Turkish pizzas!
The Sultan’s Table, LG/F, 3-5 Old Bailey Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2555 7678, www.sultanshk.com