Filling the void: make space for all-you-can-eat dim sum at Duddell’s

A hearty appetite and good company are all you need to enjoy as many Hong Kong favourites as you can manage at this arty restaurant

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 November, 2016, 9:47am
UPDATED : Friday, 18 November, 2016, 10:40am

FARE

Weekend brunch of all-you-can-eat dim sum.

AMBIENCE

The dim sum brunch is only done at the more casual upstairs section, which has a more casual but arty vibe. There’s also a patio area for those who prefer the outdoors.

COST

HK$480 per head for unlimited dim sum and free-flow fresh juices, soft drinks and water. Early tipplers may opt to pay an extra HK$200 for a small selection of cocktails, Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label or wine. If you’re splurging, there’s also the Krug Grande Cuvée for HK$2,380 per head.

WHO TO BRING

Hungry friends who love good dim sum or your other half after a late night out on Saturday.

TURN-ONS

We liked the hot and sour soup and the sweetcorn soup with minced chicken so much that we ordered two each. The shrimp dumpling and pork dumpling hit the right spot. The spring rolls were fresh out of the wok and very crispy. We also loved the steamed fried rice and roasted duck in lotus leaf, which was soft and fluffy and very flavourful. We ended with the satisfying chilled sago cream and mango and the osmanthus jelly.

TURN-OFFS

We were a bit disappointed by the limited selection of food. There were only seven choices of actual dim sum, which were the more traditional dishes such as barbecued pork bun and pork dumplings, but more choices of mains such as sauteed shrimps and sweet and sour pork. The noodles were quite bland, unfortunately. Service was quite slow and the seats and tables weren’t really comfortable for eating a meal.

DRINKS

Soft drinks, fresh juices, wine, Champagne, and three cocktail selections.