Top 6 Boozy Brunches in Hong Kong
There’s nothing like a boozy Hong Kong brunch, and we’ve got the hottest spots in town to eat it all up and drink it all down this summer. By Andrea Lo and Dan Creffield
Get in the Ozone
What’s the deal? Never had brunch at sky-high Ozone? You’re in luck—the highest bar in Hong Kong has just launched a new promotion in collaboration with Dom Perignon. It’s the Ritz-Carlton after all, so you can expect a sumptuous spread including deep-fried brioche with lobster, zucchini, asparagus and sesame mayonnaise; plus wagyu beef burgers topped with foie gras ganache. Since that’s not indulgent enough, there’s also a buffet of sashimi, cheeses and cold-cuts. Prefer a bowl of wonton noodles and a Tsingtao? Maybe move along. Sunday, noon-3pm. $1,180, including free-flow champagne.
118/F, Ritz-Carlton, ICC, 1 Austin Rd. West, West Kowloon, 2263-2263.
Fresh Off the Boqueria
What’s the deal? Tired of all the rip-off prices in Central? Do your wallet a favor and hit up Boqueria for the Super Fin De Brunch—one of the best-value boozy brunches in town. Alongside a buffet of salads, cured meats and cheeses, stuff your face with Spanish classics like paella and a selection of seafood. Our favorite part? The suckling pig, served from a cart. Did we mention there’s a DIY sangria station?
Weekends, noon-4pm. $476 including free-flow Estrella beer and sangria station; $576 also including free-flow Cava, wine and Bloody Marys. 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St., Central, 2321-8681.
Zoom, Zoom, Zuma
What’s the deal? Zuma’s Baikingu brunch showcases the restaurant’s Japanese izakaya style of informal eating and drinking, with dishes that are meant to be shared. Kick things off with your choice of Bellini, house wine, champagne or sake—then move onto the starters. “Authentic but not traditional” contemporary dishes place an emphasis on quality ingredients and simple presentation. Fill up on a wide range of appetizers—think shiso udon and seafood tempura—or save room for the wagyu, tenderloin and cod dishes from the robata grill.
Weekends, two sittings: 11am-1pm; 2-4pm. $590 including wine, champagne, sake, beer, Pimm’s and Bloody Marys. 5-6/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Rd. Central, 3657-6388.
Sing the Blues
What’s the deal? As you might have guessed, Blue Butcher’s brunch is all about the meat, serving up the likes of dry-aged, bone-in roasted prime rib and a signature dry-aged Black Angus burger. But you’re getting ahead of yourself: For starters, there’s a full buffet that counts a foie gras station among its many indulgences. Still have room for more? Fill your other stomach at the Belgium waffle station.
Sunday, noon-3:30pm. $570 including free-flow prosecco; $670 including free-flow Veuve Clicquot. 108 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2613-9286.
Hang at Hutong
What’s the deal? If you think brunch is all about eggs and bacon, think again. Hutong’s Feng Wei Chinese free-flow brunch comes with a selection of Northern Chinese-style appetizers and dim sum. The mains are made-to-order and include Hutong’s signature pork belly rolls grilled with shallot and green pepper, and Beijing-style lobster. Wash it all down with free-flow Veuve or a selection of specially created tea cocktails. Not enough to satisfy you? There’s also live traditional Chinese entertainment… and let’s not forget the resto’s incredible view of the harbor.
Weekends, noon-3pm. $598, including free-flow champagne and cocktails; 28/F, 1 Peking Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 3428-8342.
Add a Watermark
What’s the deal? The awesome view at Watermark is just an added bonus—in addition to free-flow wine and beer, expect a full buffet with starters, desserts and an impressive range of mains. Look for carved roast sirloin, order an omelet in the egg corner or get elbow-deep in the white wine mussels, which come highly recommended.
Weekends, 11am-3pm. $388 on Saturdays, $438 on Sundays. Additional $100 for free-flow house wine, sparkling wine and beer. Shop L, Central Pier 7, Star Ferry, Central, 2167-7251.