When we’re not hiking up a mountain, soaking up some sun at the beach, or sleeping off a hangover, brunch is where you’ll find us! Practically a Hong Kong institution, there are endless brunch menus on offer and always new ones popping up. So, to make choosing one a little bit easier, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite new brunch offerings, which all come in nicely at under $500. So, what’s stopping you? Grab your nearest and dearest foodie friends to indulge with this weekend. Whether you opt for the free-flow add-on is up to you…
Priced at just $288, The Envoy’s latest brunch offering has got to be one of the best value options in the city. The all-you-can-eat affair kick starts with a variety of small plates, with the likes of Butter Chicken Lollipops, Spicy Sambal Popcorn Shrimps, Slow-Cooked Pork Belly Bao and Auntie’s Netted Spring Rolls. Guests can then enjoy a choice of bigger plates, with everything from Beef Rendang Cannelloni, to Fish and Chips and even a Classic Weekend Roast on offer. Round off your brunch experience with free-flow, wine and Perrier Jouët Grand Brut champagne, just don’t forget to save room for dessert, and one of The Envoy’s Pandan Lattes ($38).
When: Weekends and public holidays, 12 to 4pm
Where: The Envoy, 3/F The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: $288 for food, plus an additional $228 for free-flow wine and champagne.
New comer to Tai Hang, Elementary has quickly become popular with neighbourhood locals for its weekend offering. And with a menu like this, we’re not surprised! The simple and chic restaurant is keeping hungry Hong Kongers sated all weekend, with dishes that include the Brekkie Burger, with fried eggs, melted cheddar, tomato, panko’d avo and vegemite ($108); and The Holy Kale, with mushroom, quinoa, fingerling potato, cherry tomato and crispy poached egg ($128). Go the whole hog and add some beef short rib to your eggs for just $35 – it is the weekend after all! Elementary is currently unlicensed, but with a selection of freshly made smoothies, juices and Aussie coffee accompanying our brunch, we’re sure we’ll manage without the bubbles.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm
Where: Elementary, 15-16 School Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Dishes range between $68 and $138
What could be better than a proper roast to top off your weekend? Now available at the stylish Gough’s on Gough, spend your Sunday afternoon tucking into traditional British fare, accompanied by free-flow drinks and charming service in the chic and quirky space. Begin your feast with a selection of fresh and sustainably sourced seafood, before moving on to the starters to share. The main event changes weekly, but roast classics such as Sirloin of Devonshire Beef, British Lamb and Pork are to be expected, served alongside the classic sides of Yorkshire puddings, crispy roast potatoes and charred vegetables. Finish your meal off with the delicious Dark Chocolate Caramel Mousse and some English sparkling wine and you’ll be more than set for the week ahead.
When: Sundays, 12pm to 3pm
Where: Gough’s on Gough, 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $498 for food, plus an additional $248 for two-hours of free-flow house beers, wines, Bloody Marys and fruity Pimm’s. Add $40 for free-flow Chapel Down English sparkling wine; and $150 for free-flowBillecart-Salmon Brut Reserve champagne.
We’ve long-since loved Rummin’ Tings relaxed Caribbean vibe, tasty food and dangerous cocktails, so it’s no surprise that it’s new Zion Brunch is getting us excited! Available every weekend, enjoy all-you-can-eat (yes, you read that right!), Caribbean fair, and wash it all down with free-flow beers, wines and cocktails. Coming in nicely at just $486 for the whole lot (including our fave Jerk Chicken and Sticky Island Ribs!), with this deal, we think we’ll be brunching a little more frequently.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 4pm
Where: Rummin’ Tings, G/F, 28 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
How much: $338 for food, plus an additional $148 for two-hours of free-flow beer, wine and cocktails, or $218 for sparkling wine, beer, wine and cocktails
Gaucho’s boozy brunch is one of the most popular in the city, but it has just been revitalised, with a selection of fresh and flavourful new dishes. Keeping true to its Argentinian roots, the menu kicks things off with Mini Empanadas, Tuna Ceviche, Braised Beef Ribs, Watermelon Salad and more. If that is not enough of a feast for you, get excited for what is to come. The mains include a choice of steaks, chicken, fish or risotto served with a green salad and chips for the table to share. And how could we forget our favourite dessert in 852? Amongst others, Gaucho’s famed Dulce de Leche cheesecake is also included in the sharing selection of sweets.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 3:30pm
Where: Gaucho, 5/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: $350 for food / $450 for food and soft drinks / $600 for food and selected wine, beer, cocktails, spirits and Champagne. You can also add an additional hour of drinks (from 3:30pm to 4:30pm)
Renowned in Honkers for its excellent meat selection and unique cocktails, Blue Butcher is upping the ante and also bringing us a brand-new brunch to enjoy. Begin your feast with array of buffet stations, including salads, fresh seafood and cheeses, along with toasts, crudo, charcuterie and carvings. Get your appetite ready as after the starters, it’s straight onto the mains, featuring The Butchers Burger, Coal Roasted Canadian Pork, and Cavatelli served with Wild Mushrooms and Parmesan Gremolata. Still hungry? Hit up the dessert station, sure to tempt everyone in with its selection of cakes and pastries, along with the fun pancake station!
When: Saturdays, 12pm to 3pm; and Sundays, 11am to 3pm
Where: Blue Butcher & Meat Specialist, G/F, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $450 for food, plus an additional $345 for free-flow package Perrier Jouet NV Champagne, Lapostolle Merlot, Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc, Acai Sour, Blue’s Aperol and House Draft
Fang Fang’s brunch menu has been around for a while, but has recently had a revamp, with some new dishes added to the roster! The new and exciting dim sum selection includes the likes of Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings, Fried Chicken Dumplings and Garlic Prawn Spring Rolls. The delectable dim sum starters are unlimited, so make sure to come hungry, before moving on to try the choice of mains, accompanied by rice and vegetables. Not forgetting dessert – who could resist a Coconut Panna Cotta or Ginger Crème Brulee?
When: Saturdays, 12pm to 3pm
Where: Fang Fang, 8/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $398 for food, plus an additional $160 for free-flow Moet Chandon Champagne, Asahi Beer, Sendero De Chile Merlot, Rickand Sauvignon Blanc, Kikusai Tokusen Honjozo Sake, Alcoholic Iced Tea Station, Bloody Mary Station and Bellinis
If you’re up for a laid-back weekend affair, that’s sure to please your most carnivorous friends, MEATS is where to head to. Perfect for the morning-after-the-night-before, this brunch is more about the food than the booze. The sharing menu is great value at $290 per person, and includes starters to share, a choice of mains (we recommend the Charcoal Chicken Waffle with Smashed Avo!), sides to share and a sweet. Alternatively, choose to go a la carte and have free-reign over the drool-worthy menu, which includes Bananas and Waffles (with popcorn, peanut butter ice, ice cream and chocolate caramel sauce), Burrata and Peaches on Toast, and The Works – the restaurant’s very own spin on the classic full English.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm to 5:30pm
Where: MEATS, G/F, 28 – 30, Staunton Street, Soho, Hong Kong
How much: $290 for set food menu (including one beer or wine) / a la carte dishes range between $90 and $210
Porterhouse itself had a makeover just last October, so it seems fitting that it’s now updating its weekend brunch for us all the enjoy. The new Saturday and Sunday offering features a buffet style menu, including an antipasti buffet, carving station, seafood station and a dessert station. We’re dreaming of filling our plates (and our stomachs!) with the likes of Italian Cold-Cuts, Raclette Cheese, Roast French Chicken, French Oysters and Macarons (not to mention the chocolate fountain). Guests can also choose to add additional dishes onto their experience, including French Toast with caramelised banana, maple syrup and smoked bacon; or Eggs Royale with toasted grain sourdough, hollandaise and smoked salmon (both $68); or the hearty Porterhouse Beef Burger with guacamole, fried onion, smoked cheddar and brioche ($118).
When: Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am to 3:30pm
Where: Porterhouse, 7/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong
How much: $398 for food, plus an additional charge for free-flow packages. “Fabulous Flow” includes unlimited prosecco, red and white wine, beer, two types of cocktails and is $150 for two-hours, or $250 until 3:30pm. “Fantastic Flow” includes champagne, red and white wine, beer and four types of cocktails (including Porterhouse Mary & barrel-aged Negroni) and is $280 for two-hours, or $480 until 3:30pm.