Brunch In Hong Kong: New Menus To Try For Under $500

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The Flying Elk *now closed*

Get a taste of modern Nordic comfort food at The Flying Elk’s brand new brunch! Priced at just $295 per person (for three dishes) or $395 (for five dishes), diners can enjoy a tableside Smörgåsbord buffet, followed by a choice of one of the restaurant’s signature main dishes and dessert. Sharing plates include Chicken Liver Parfait, Gravlax and Ox Tongue, while main dish options feature favourites such as “TFE” Fish & Chips, Veal Schnitzel “Bjorn Frantzén” and Poached Cod. Diners can enjoy two-hours of free-flow cocktails wines and beers, before delving into indulgent desserts such as “After Eight” Mint Chocolate and the delicious Swedish Coffee & Tahiti Vanilla Crème Brûlée.

When: Saturdays, 12pm to 3pm and Sundays, 11:30am to 5pm
Where: 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $295 per person (for three sharing dishes, main and dessert), $395 (for five sharing dishes, main and dessert), plus an additional $198 for two-hours of free-flow cocktails, wines and beers

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Gough’s on Gough

We’ve long been fans of Gough’s on Gough’s high-quality British fare, and think that its Sunday Roast is one of the best in the city, but the weekend offering has had a recent revamp. Helmed by newly joined Executive Chef Cary Docherty, the all-new Sunday Roast is now priced at $498 and is available all day from 12pm to 7:30pm on Sundays. The menu includes classic offerings for mains that include Roast Rib of Hereford Beef, Roast Loin of Dingley Dell Pork and a Grilled Celeriac Steak for the veggies out there (all served with all the trimmings!), and is wrapped up in traditional style with sweets that include Pear Trifle, Apple Crumble and a British cheese spread of Colston Basset Stilton served with grapes, figs, celery and oat crackers. The menu may only be available on Sundays, but if you’re not ready to bid farewell to the weekend just yet, guests can add on an additional free-flow drinks package starting from $268.

When: Sundays, 12pm to 7:30pm
Where: Gough’s on Gough, 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $498 for food (includes starter, main and dessert), plus an additional $268 for two-hours of free-flow house beers, wines, Bloody Caesar, Pimm’s and Gough’s Bucks Fizz; $298 to include Chapel Down Vintage Brut Reserve NV Sparkling Wine; or $398 to include Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Champagne.

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Madame Ching

For just $248 per person, brunch diners at modern Chinese resto, Madame Ching can enjoy a selection of sharing appetisers to kick off brunch proceedings, including Hamachi Crudo, Prawn Toast and Charred Cucumber salad, followed by a choice of one main and one dessert per person. General’s Chicken Waffle, Roast Duck and Spiced Silverfin Noodles all feature on the mains menu, whilst the desserts include a choice of either Green Tea Ice Cream or Ovaltine Tart with fresh berries and salted caramel. Diners can add on three hours of free-flow drinks for just an additional $180, or select cocktails are available for $95. Choose to enjoy your brunch in Madame Ching’s chic dining room, or tucked away on its cosy al fresco terrace.

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm to 3pm
Where: 5 Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $248 per person for food (includes sharing appetisers, one main course and one dessert), plus additional $180 for free-flow drinks

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Old Bailey

If you love xiao long bao, and want to feast on authentic Jiangnan cuisine, Old Bailey is where to head to for brunch. Featuring a bottomless supply of multiple types of soup dumplings (including herbal Iberico pork and spicy Iberico pork xiao long bao!), along with popular dishes such as Wok-fried chilli prawns, Shanghai-style wok-fried noodles Wontons with Iberico pork in Shanghai chili sauce and more. Top off your brunch with free-flow Perrier Jouët Grand Brut NV Champagne and a range of cocktails (for an additional $220) for the perfect weekend treat.

When: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, 12pm to 3pm
Where: 2/F JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $480 per person for food (includes all-you-can-eat xiao long bao, Jiangnan dim sum and more, along with free-flow kombucha, soft drinks and select non-alcoholic beverages), plus an additional $220 per person for three-hours free-flow Perrier Jouët Grand Brut NV Champagne, Bloody Marys, Spritzes, red and white wines

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The new interactive brunch from Chaiwala is a must try. Not only does it comes in at well under $500 (at $298 just for food, plus an optional $180 for free-flow drinks!), but the colours and flavours will be just as much fun as Holi itself! Over the course of the experience, diners will have access to the live chaat station, along with the choice of one dosa, tandoor dish, curry and dessert per person. With dishes on offer such as Classic Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Lamb Chops, Keral Fish Curry, and even cotton candy to finish, you’re sure to go home with a grin on your face (not to mention a full stomach!).

When: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, 12pm to 2:30pm
Where: Basement, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $298 per person for food (including access to live chaat station, plus one dosa, tandoor, curry and dessert), plus an additional $180 per person for three-hours of free-flow drinks (or $120 for free-flow lassi)

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Mama Malouf

If you’re on the hunt that’s going to cure your morning-after-the-night-before feels, Mama Malouf’s new offering may be just the thing. The all new Shakshuka Brunch Menu promises to beat even the worst hangover, with a choice of three unique take on the classic Middle-Eastern breakfast dish – Shakshuka. With the addition of a cous cous base, the Mamashuka ($138) is a updated twist on the traditional dish, with cherry tomatoes, olives, red onion, sumac yoghurt, tahini and parsley, with the choice to add lamb for an additional $40. But if you’re looking to get your greens in, the Squeaky Green ($148), may be for you. Made with a spinach and zucchini base, baked eggs, feta, toasted pine nuts, labneh, lemon oil drizzle and dukkah, it’s sure to leave you feeling fresh and full! Diners can also top of the Squeaky Green with a serving of avo for an extra $30. Last up is the aptly named Hot Mama ($158), made with a mixed bell pepper, spiced tomato, onion and chorizo base, baked eggs, harissa, halloumi and zaatar, it’s perfect for those who need a little spice to wake them up come the weekend!

When: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 12pm to 3pm
Where: G/F, 93 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: Dishes priced a la carte – with Shakshuka priced between $138 and $158

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Bread & Beast

What could be better than a weekend brunch menu that invites along your furry friends, too? If you can’t bear to leave your pooch at home come brunch time, head over to Bread & Beast, and try out its newly launched pet-friendly brunch menu, featuring a range of dishes that are sure to please those looking to indulge, along with satisfying health-conscious diners. We love the sound of the Beast Croissant ($158), with slow cooked brisket, croissant, scrambled egg, tomato coriander jam, lotus crisps, kumquat purple cabbage slaw and tomato salt fries, along with the Char Siu Eggs Benedict ($138) and the Bourbon Caramel Banana Ricotta French Toast ($118). For a lighter, and veggie friendly, option guests can also order the Buddha Bowl ($138), complete with grilled tofu, cauliflower rice, poached egg, smashed avo, pickled ginger & carrots, ginger preserved lemon, chipotle yoghurt and baby basil, amongst other healthy dishes which have been co-designed by Calibrate by Stephanie, an accredited Exercise Physiologist and Scientist.

When: Saturdays, 10am to 3pm and Sundays, 10am to 4.30pm
Where: 3 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Dishes priced a la carte – with main dishes priced between $98 and $148

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 7 April, 2017 and was updated on 22 February, 2019.

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