Weekends in Hong Kong are all about the brunches, especially the bottomless brunches — those that not only top up your glass of bubbly but keep your plate and belly full. So whether you’re after a seafood feast, fine Italian cuisine or endless orders of dumplings, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best bottomless brunches to take your weekends to the next level.
With chef Angelo Aglianó at the helm of Michelin-starred Tosca at the Ritz-Carlton, it’s no wonder that the new weekend lunch now spotlights seafood. His Sicilian background spent by the Mediterranean seaside translates to some exquisite frutti di mare dishes along with extravagant seasonal highlights to choose from. Veering away from the buffet-style brunches, Tosca offers guests a choice for each course — from antipasti (starters) to primi piatti (pastas and risotto) and secondi piatti (main course) to dessert — on top of free-flow champagne options. Make sure to try the Boston lobster salad with fresh burrata, mezzi paccheri pasta with Sicilian red shrimp, and seared line-caught sea bass, finished with a rich and smooth traditional tiramisu.
HK$838 + 10% per person; available Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm to 2:30pm
+ HK$100 free-flow NV Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne
+ HK$550 free-flow NV Ruinart Blanc de Blancs / Rosé
+ HK$2,050 free-flow 2008 Louis Roederer Cristal
+ HK$4,150 free-flow 2008 Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé
Tosca, Level 102, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon; +852 2263 2270
Bostonian Seafood & Grill
As if brunch couldn’t get any more indulgent, the Bostonian Seafood & Grill at The Langham does one better by launching a four-hour version with continuous pours of Perrier-Jouët Champagne. The brunch not only features a Caesar salad station, an impressive ham and cheese table, and signature hot dishes brought to your table, but it also begins triumphantly with the restaurant’s signature seafood tower packed with fresh oysters, Alaskan crab legs, prawns and jade whelks. Other highlights include the Boston baked lobster, seafood paella, whole roasted suckling pig, Black Angus beef tenderloin and so much more. An added bonus is the attended play area for children with activities and toys while you toast to one of Hong Kong’s longest brunches.
HK$588 + 10% per person (includes free-flow soft drinks and orange juice); available Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
+ HK$100 free-flow Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut N.V. Champagne, red and white wine, soft drinks and orange juice
+ HK$200 free-flow alcoholic drinks including Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé N.V. Champagne, house white and red wine, soft drinks and orange juice
Bostonian Seafood & Grill, Lower Lobby Level, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2132 7898
If you wish to dim sum to your heart’s content, then you have to visit Duddell’s weekend salon brunch. Served fresh and boundless to your table, you can fill your bellies with limitless yum cha favourites including classic dumplings, spicy wontons, steamed barbecued Iberico pork buns and even hot mains such as Peking duck and Kung po prawns at the ready. There are also free-flow drink options so you can sip on a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, or mix it up with a bellini, mimosa, Aperol Spritz, bloody Mary, breakfast martini or espresso martini — or all of them if you wish/can.
HK$550 + 10% per person (includes free-flow fresh juices and soft drinks); available Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
+ HK$220 free-flow Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, cocktails, red and white wine, Tsing Tao and Peroni beer
Duddell’s, Level 3 Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central; +852 2525 9191
Located on the 28th floor of The Peninsula, Felix’s Sunday brunch is a feast for the senses. Created by acclaimed Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez, brunch comes with a stunning view and a live Latin band to boot. What’s more, the generous semi-buffet features live gourmet stations piled high with fresh seafood, cheeses, and desserts and offer breakfast egg specialities too. But it doesn’t stop there as the brunch also includes a main course of your choice. Think linguine marinara, seasonal mushroom risotto, a juicy Felix burger or even a beef Wellington to share. Those being good can enjoy the vegan or gluten-free options washed down with a fruit juice, while the rest of us indulge in some of the free-flow Champagne and cocktails.
HK$898 + 10% per person; available Sundays from 11:30am to 3:00pm
+ HK$152 free-flow juices and soft drinks
+ HK$172 free-flow signature cocktails, beer, red and white wine
+ HK$192 free-flow Peninsula Deutz Brut Champagne
+ HK$382 free-flow Ruinart Champagne Rosé / Blanc de Blancs
Felix, 28/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2696 6778
At lively modern-French restaurant Bibo, brunch is served in steps: It’s as easy as choosing between a degustation of either 3 steps (1 entrée, 1 main dish and 1 dessert) or 5 steps (2 entrées, 1 main dish and 2 desserts). Start with the smoked scallops paired with cauliflower, haddock and coconut, pigeon with wild rice, mussels and peas and end with the sweet chocolate trio. This can also involve a wine pairing with your chosen steps or, of course, free-flow Champagne. So not only can you drink in the contemporary art with the likes of Banksy, Daniel Arsham and Jeff Koons on the wall, but you can also drink in unlimited glasses of bubbles to celebrate the weekend.
HK$438 for 3 Steps / HK$588 for 5 Steps + 10% per person; available Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 2:00pm
+ HK$198 for 3 Steps wine pairing
+ HK$388 for 5 Steps wine pairing
+ HK$388 for free-flow Champagne
Bibo, G/F, 163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan; +852 2956 3188