10 Best Brunches in Hong Kong

From cross-cultural feasts washed down with champagne to all-you-can-eat dim sum, these weekend brunches are worth waking up for.

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1. Aqua

Located on level 29 of the One Peking building in Kowloon, Aqua boasts floor-to-ceiling windows framing the city’s skyline from across Victoria Harbour—a stunning backdrop for a leisurely weekend brunch. The menu here is an elegant curation of contemporary Italian and Japanese cuisine, with highlights including king prawn tempura, uni (sea urchin), foie gras and pork gyoza, and elaborate sushi platters. Don’t miss out on the signature cocktails, such as the herbaceous yet refreshing Aqua King cocktail, which comes with rosemary-infused vodka.

 29/F, One Peking, 1 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui.

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2. Kitchen – W Hong Kong

Eccentric yet stylish, W Hong Kong’s signature restaurant is photogenic at every turn. With a décor magazine-worthy open kitchen, as well as playful art installations (think trippy stacked-crockery sculptures), Kitchen exudes fun and discovery. Diners can look forward to the bistro’s newly revamped Bubbly Seafood Sunday Brunch, which features fresh seafood, savories of steak and suckling pig, signature Bloody Marys, and unlimited Veuve Clicquot champagne. 

6/F, W Hotel, 1 Austin Rd West, West Kowloon.

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3. SKYE

As part of The Park Lane Hong Kong hotel’s recent refit, its 27th floor now houses contemporary French restaurant SKYE. The 743-square-meter space comes with a crème-colored dining area, three private rooms, and a sprawling terrace with a curved, illuminated bar. Its weekend brunch is a four-course affair, with two small plates to share, a main course that features lamb, beef, and lobster, alongside free-flow cake and chocolate from the dessert trolley. 

27/F, The Park Lane Hong Kong, 310 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay.

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4. Duddell’s

Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central district, this one-Michelin-starred restaurant could be easily mistaken for the humble abode of a veteran art collector, thanks to the contemporary art pieces lining its walls. Spacious and elegant, the dim sum establishment comes with a large garden patio, as well as a sleek salon upstairs. Every weekend, enjoy all-you-can-eat dim sum and glasses of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label for brunch. Must-tries include fungus dumpling with black-truffle, steamed barbecued Ibérico pork bun, and fried wonton of shrimp and foie gras. 

3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell St, Central.

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5. Hutong

The setting of this northern Chinese restaurant is a brilliant play of a quasi-rustic design juxtaposed against the backdrop of an ultra-modern, shiny Hong Kong seen through the full-length windows. Its famous Feng Wei brunch menu features 18 fiery dishes, such as the signature red lantern crispy soft-shell crab with Sichuan dried chili, and black truffle beef fried with Yunnan mushrooms. Guests can also participate in weekly fringe activities like fortune telling and noodle pulling. 

28/F, One Peking, 1 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui.

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6. Gough’s on Gough

Bold and visually stunning, luxe furniture brand Timothy Oulton’s first modern culinary venture is made for the age of Instagram. Be greeted by a water tank featuring Derek the Diver, Before admiring the restaurant’s mesmerizing patterned marble floor. A fresh take on British cuisine (you won’t find fish and chips here), the Sunday brunch designed by head chef Arron Rhodes features Hereford beef served with Yorkshire pudding, duck-fat potatoes, and roasted parsnips. Round off the meal with modern interpretations of pear trifle and apple crumble, or Colston Bassett Stilton cheese. 

15 Gough St, Central.

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7. Lily & Bloom

Step into a space where the liberal use of wood combined with vintage and industrial elements conjure up the Manhattan of a bygone era. Tables teem with hearty and healthy salads, muesli and granola with yogurt and toppings, cured meats, and mussels. There’s also a U.S. city-inspired omelet station, and desserts, including a chocolate fountain. Top-up to enjoy free-flowing Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut and house red and white wine. 

5/F & 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central.

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8. Theo Mistral by Theo Randall

One of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings in the city last year was British celebrity chef Theo Randall’s transformation of the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong’s The Mistral. Now named Theo Mistral by Theo Randall, the restaurant harnesses the finest Italian seasonal produce in its La Dolce Vita Sunday Brunch. An extensive buffet spread is sectioned accordingly, ranging from antipasti to seafood, pasta to desserts. The seafood bar is a crowd favorite, featuring freshly shucked oysters, poached prawns, mussels, crab legs, sea whelks, baby lobsters, octopus salad, tuna carpaccio, and cured marinated salmon. 

B/2, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui.

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Photo: Brasserie on the Eighth and Nicholini’s

9. Brasserie on the Eighth and Nicholini’s

A map is handed out to those who dare navigate through Conrad Hong Kong’s epic Sunday brunch service, dubbed the Champagne Brunch on the Eighth. This feast spans the hotel’s entire eighth floor across two restaurants, the French-continental Brasserie on the Eighth and Northern Italian venue Nicholini’s, with stations set up in the connecting foyer as well. Not to be missed is a visit to the wine cellar next to Pacific Bar, which is converted weekly into a cheese library. Other highlights include pop-up culinary carts carrying mussels meunière with wine and herbs, and Chinese steamed fish of the day, prepared with soya sauce, ginger and scallion. 

8/F, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty.

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10. Buenos Aires Polo Club  

With rich decor that harks back to 1900s private members’ clubs, Buenos Aires Polo Club features dark wooden interiors complemented by lush leather banquettes, Referencing Argentina’s vibrant grilling culture, the steakhouse offers a hearty brunch menu with live cooking stations, a carving table with Argentinian Black Angus prime rib, and desserts of house-made cakes and pastries. Complete the experience with a choice of free-flow drinks or enjoy one of the bar’s signature à la carte cocktails, like the Polo Mari.

7/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong.

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