Breakfast may be billed the most important meal of the day. But for travellers who spend their days and nights exploring, and enjoying a lie-in the next morning as a result, brunch is where it’s at! As a cosmopolitan city full of international flavour, Hong Kong is the perfect place to enjoy some of the very best food and drink around.
Hong Kong differs from mainland China in so many ways. The most obvious being that it’s a melting pot of culture, and this certainly shows in the city’s food offering. In Hong Kong, you’ll find authentic tastes of every part of China, as well as key cuisines from a little further afield. Give yourself the best possible opportunity to sample as many must-try foods and drinks as you can by making time for brunch at these Hong Kong eateries.
Perfect for a boozy brunch, Zuma offers Japanese dishes at their most impressive. Each course is also paired with an equally tantalising drink. The very best champagnes, sakes and wines are matched with fresh sushi, sashimi and rolls.
Described as a restaurant speakeasy, Mrs Pound is a delicious brunch spot in disguise thanks to its outdated Chinese stamp store décor. But you’re in for a surprise once you press the secret button that reveals the real restaurant’s entrance!
The hidden venue and its menu are nothing like its initial traditional look. They’re super trendy, exceptionally modern and fusion inspired. Mrs Pound’s inventive dishes (like masala omelette and kaya toast with coconut jam) are only enhanced by its long list of creative cocktails and build your own Bloody Mary station.
Salt & Barrel
For those travelling in groups with very different tastes, Salt & Barrel delivers a brunch selection that’s guaranteed to satisfy all. Vegans and meat eaters can dine like kings (and queens) side-by-side in this Shek Tong Tsui tap room. The Banana Foster French toast, chicken and waffles, and vegan chickpea waffles are particular highlights. Food reviewer Sophie Cullen also recommends Salt & Barrel’s signature Kebaberie Fry-Up, a brunch favourite that offers a taste of home with a few amazing twists:
“[It] mimics classic English breakfast, but ups the ante with sunny-side-up eggs, chickpea & potato hash, a divine stuffed tomato, and your choice of stout naan or wholemeal flat. On top of that, a giant skewer of glazed bacon, pork sausage, and lamb kofte tops off the dish, alluding to the Mughal Empire-style kebabs, where Salt & Barrel finds its inspiration. The verdict on the dish? Insanely delicious, with every little component adding a little something special to the plate.”
CÉ LA VI
For an exclusive brunch experience in the heart of Hong Kong, make sure you book a sitting at CÉ LA VI. Their brunch is only available at the weekend from 12pm until 3.30pm, and boasts a range of exciting tastes. To start, you’ll enjoy a seafood, sushi and sashimi platter, followed by a create your own salad. For the main, you can choose from other seafood dishes – the seared snapper is a favourite amongst customers. Although traditionalists will want to try CÉ LA VI’s eggs benedict. You’ll also sample the best selection of desserts courtesy of a sweet platter to finish.
Great food is accompanied by free-flow drinks, including free-flow Veuve Clicquot, Veuve Clicquot Rosé and Dom Pérignon, and a trio of cocktails option.
Blue – Butcher and Meat Specialist
As the name suggests, Blue is the place to brunch for meat lovers. Its buffet station is packed full of delicious produce, including salads, seafood, cheese and charcuterie, whilst your main dish is made to order. Their dessert offering is just as generous thanks to its freshly made sweet treats and live pancake station.
Brunch wouldn’t be complete without a free-flow drinks package. Blue offers a selection of options from champagne and cocktails to wines and house drafts. All this food and drink can be enjoyed with live music and in the most incredible atmosphere.
Looking for an equally exciting and utterly unique eatery to enjoy dinner? Read our rundown of the best themed restaurants in Hong Kong.