Hong Kong is globally known for its cosmopolitan culinary scene and if there is one meal that best encapsulates this growing diversity, it’s definitely the holy brunch. A weekly must for the city’s foodies, there’s a feast for everyone: From traditional eggs and waffles to dim sum, smoked meat, sushi and gourmet menus, every month there are countless new options. We did the hard work for you and selected the best new brunches to try in Hong Kong this winter.
Smoke and Barrel
Price: HK$388; additional HK$188 for the optional 2-hour free-flow drinks package
Smoke and Barrel, Kong Kong’s first authentic American barbecue restaurant and smokehouse that recently opened to rave reviews, has just launched a weekend pit house brunch that elevates the soul flavours of the US south. The earthy feast begins with shared appetisers like Baked Beans with pulled pork and bacon and Crab Salad with S&B sauce, avocado, and lime. For main course, guest can choose one dish among a mouthwatering selection of 12-Hour Brisket Beni, Sweet Buttermilk Pancakes with caramel popcorn, banana and granola, and more reimagined classics.
Smoke and Barrel, 1/F-2/F, Wyndham Mansion, 32 Wyndham St, Central; +852 2866 2120
Price: HK$698 with a 90-minute free-flow of pre-selected sparkling wine and seasonal wine based cocktails; additional HK$100 for a free-flow package of champagne, sake, white & red wine curated by the sommeliers.
Among the new brunches to try in Hong Kong this winter, there is definitely one that was specifically created for wine lovers: The SOMMkind of Brunch, a new weekend banquet featuring free-flow drinks, sharing platters, choice of main course and desserts at SOMM, the restaurant & bar by Sommeliers at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental. Some of the highlights include the Home-smoked Tasmanian salmon, the Double Chocolate Brioche Feuilleté created by Pastry Chef Valentin Mille and the decadent and picture-perfect Cheese and Cage-Free Egg Omelette Katsu Sando with Takoyaki Sauce, Nori and Katsubushi.
SOMM, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15, 7/F Queen’s Road; +852 2132 0033
Price: À la carte food and drinks
After seven years of offering authentic Isaan food in the heart of Sheung Wan, Chachawan, helmed by power couple Chang and Narisara Somboon, is back with a fresh new look and menu. For brunch, the established eatery offers the same sharing-style, extensive à la carte menu of lunch dinner. Some of the new must-try Northeastern Thai dishes include Po Nim Pad Prik (deep-fried soft-shell crab in spicy chilli and garlic), Suea Rong Hai, (grilled and sliced wagyu beef served with chilli dipping sauce) and a famous Isaan delicacy of fermented sausage, Sai Krok Isan.
Chachawan, 206 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan; + 852 2549 0020
Price: . HK$298; additional HK$150 for 90-minute free-flow and one Moto cocktail
TMK’s signature punky brunch is finally back. The temakeria, known for its creative reinterpretation of classic dishes like temaki, sushi rolls and other Japanese snacks, and its rowdy soundtracks, offers a sharing-style brunch full of punchy flavours and surprising pairings. Highlights include the TMK Cabbage Salad with Yuzu mayo, curry tenkatsu and sesame carrots and the Tuna Hotdog with tempura fried Kalifornia roll and spicy tuna. This December, TMK will also serve Moto, or origin, a new decadent cocktail with vodka, matcha, vanilla syrup and double cream.
TMK, Hollywood Centre, 77-91 Queens’s Road West, Sheung Wan; +852 2662 2269
Price: À la carte food and drinks
If you’re looking to make a day out of brunch and pair it with a hike or a relaxed walk with a stunning view, definitely head to Fiamma at The Peak Galleria, the new venture by Michelin-starred Italian Chef Enrico Bartolini. Serving refined but comforting homey dishes, the À la cart breakfast menu features Buongiorno!, which includes Italian sausages, eggs and smoked pancetta, Omelette al Tartufo, a truffle omelette with Asiago cheese and the Hiker’s Moring Treat, a gourmet breakfast with superfoods like quinoa and avocado.
Fiamma, G/F, Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak; +852 2657 0800