Brunch at Gaia Ristorante in Sheung Wan features cool selection of dishes

Italian restaurant with option of sitting outdoors offers fare to suit all tastes, with free-flow wine or prosecco available as add-on

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 November, 2016, 9:47am
UPDATED : Thursday, 17 November, 2016, 11:59am

FARE

Italian.

AMBIENCE

Elegantly designed interiors make for a relaxed, relatively intimate atmosphere, or you can opt for the outdoor seating in the piazza, which is probably a good option in cooler weather.

COST

HK$308 plus HK$150 for free-flow wine or prosecco (red, Montepulciano d’Abbruzzo Umani Ronchi; white, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Umani Ronchi; Prosecco Belstar Bisol); or an additional HK$300 for free-flow Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial.

WHO TO BRING

Anyone who appreciates good food and offers stimulating conversation. Suitable for families too. This is somewhere where you can savour the food and company.

TURN-ONS

The weekend brunch offers a wide selection of fresh and well-presented cold fare (note: there are no hot dishes, though that didn’t detract from our enjoyment of the food). All preferences are suitably catered for - whether you are big on salads, vegetables, cold meats, cheeses, seafood or desserts, it’s all there, of a high-quality, in generous proportions, regularly replenished - and very reasonably priced. The service, while mostly unobtrusive, is also attentive, so you rarely have to wait more than a few seconds to catch the eye of staff.

TURN-OFFS

The toilet facilities are not inside the restaurant but in the adjoining shopping centre.

DRINKS

Besides the numerous alcohol options that accompany the brunch, there is coffee or tea. À la carte dishes are also available.