There are few things that evoke memories from home quite like a roast dinner. When it comes to dining out, Hong Kong has the majority of the foodie boxes ticked, but for home-sick Brits, there’s nothing quite like Sunday lunch. Whether you’re missing home, feeling a little worse-for-wear, or just after some comfort food, when cravings hit, it can be tricky to find a decent roast in the 852. So, we’re giving you a helping hand and rounding up the best offerings that you can get your hands on in Hong Kong. Yorkshire puddings included, of course.
Take your weekend brunch game up a level with Gough’s on Gough’s delectable Sunday roast. Here, the modern British fare airs on the side of traditional, with an upscale twist on the classic Sunday roast. The menu can vary, but diners can expect the likes of roast sirloin of Devonshire beef, and other meats such as lamb, chicken, pork or fish; served up with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy. Top off your lavish feast with two-hours of free flow, and enjoy a relaxed afternoon in the stylish and quirky restaurant, complete with unbeatable service.
When: Sundays, 12pm to 3pm
Where: 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $498 for three-course lunch; plus additional $248 for two-hours of free-flow house beers, wines, Bloody Marys and fruity Pimm’s; $288 for free-flow Chapel Down English sparkling wine; or +$398 for free-flow Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve champagne.
If you’ve got a hearty appetite, and are looking for a roast to match, then look no further than Mr Wolf. Hungry crowds are drawn to the Central restaurant on Sundays for its all-you-can-eat roast. Feast on roast rib of aged beef, crackling pork loin from Wick’s Manor, or a million herbs half roasted chicken, coupled with dripping roasties, truffled cauliflower cheese, roast carrot, peas and smoked bacon, red cabbage, yorkies and bone marrow gravy.
When: Sundays, 12pm to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm
Where: 5/F Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $288 for all-you-can-eat roast and sides
Known as the go-to destination for down-to-earth British grub in the 852, it comes as no surprise that The Globe serves up a cracking roast. Available from 12pm until it runs out, the Sunday carvery always features the traditional roast rib of Ashdale beef, but the restaurant also serves roast lamb or roast pork occasionally alongside the beef. Sides include Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, vegetables, cauliflower cheese and gravy. The starters vary week on week, but for pud, you can normally expect to find a classic apple crumble.
When: Sundays, from 12pm (until it runs out!)
Where: Garley Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central Hong Kong
How much: $290 for two courses; $310 for three
If you’re craving for a roast, and you’ve missed the lunch service, you better make a bee-line for Gaucho’s new Sunday Night Roast dinner. Diners can choose from a multitude of meats on offer; which includes either Bife de Ancho or Bife de Chorizo, Spatchcock Chicken, Sea Bass Fillet and Confit Pork Belly. All mains come accompanied with an ensemble of roasted potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and a homemade Yorkshire pudding. Though Gaucho’s Sunday offering is most definitely tasty, we’ve heard that it doesn’t include any gravy, so traditionalists may need to steer clear to void disappointment.
When: Sundays, 6pm to 10pm
Where: 5/F, 31-31A Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $299
Self-proclaimed as the “Roast with the Most”, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen’s weekend offering is tough to beat. For $288 you can enjoy a prime roast (meats vary weekly), served alongside unlimited vegetables and Yorkshire puddings – yep, unlimited Yorkshire puddings. Feeling fancy? Wash yours down with two-hours of “bottomless” sparkling wine, bloody Mary’s and Peroni for $188. And if you’re after another classic British dish, treat yourself and go for the delicious Beef Wellington ($788 for two to share).
When: Saturday and Sundays, 11am to 3pm
Where: Shop G02, G/F, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
How much: $288 for roast with unlimited veggies and Yorkshire puddings; plus additional $188 for two-hours free-flow
Another all-you-can-eat affair, The Flying Pig Bistro in Sai Ying Pun is a strong contender in the Hong Kong roast game. Indecisive? Have a little bit of everything you fancy with its multiple roasted meat and veggie stations for $198, and add on an additional $198 to enjoy free-flow house wines and spirits, too.
When: Sundays, 12pm to 4pm
Where: 62 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $198; plus additional $198 for two-hours free-flow house wine and spirits
British by name, and British my nature, Shoreditch is another Hong Kong resto serving up the goods on the weekends. If you’re a lover of roast lamb, make sure to head here on Saturdays to enjoy the roast lamb shank and rosemary gravy, or opt for the Sunday offering of roast ribeye of beef and horseradish. Both dishes come complete with baby new potatoes, fine beans, carrots, Yorkshire pudding and gravy, with a roast spring chicken option available on both days, too.
When: Saturdays and Sunday, 9am to 5pm (or until it runs out)
Where: 18 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: $248 for roast beef or roast lamb; $198 for roast chicken
A Wan Chai favourite of ours for a casual bite to eat, Three Blind Mice has now started serving up its own Sunday roast offering. The three-course menu includes a selection of starters to choose from, before moving onto your choice of roast beef or lamb (accompanied by Yorkshire pudding, horseradish sauce, mixed roast vegetables, roast potatoes, mash and gravy). For dessert, finish off your feast with either the Blackberry and Apple Pie with custard, or opt for the Chocolate Delice and Honeycomb. Priced at $218 for the three-courses, diners can also add on two-hours of free-flow drinks for an additional $198.
When: Sundays, from 12pm
Where: 35 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $218, plus an additional $198 for two-hours of free-flow beer, wine, prosecco and cocktails