Don’t act surprised… we know many of you have been breaking out your Christmas playlists already. As we well and truly approach winter (well as much as a winter as you can get in Hong Kong), the time to feast is also fast arriving. Forget Thanksgiving and Christmas roasts, those are a given, instead turn your attention towards these new brunches in Hong Kong to give your stomach a little bit of exercise before the festive season.
Things are getting a little egg-centric at Mrs. Pound with her new brunch offerings inspired by travels from around Southeast Asia. The “All Things Eggs” brunch menu features a Thai Chiang Mai Big Breakfast with Chiang Mai spicy sausage, scrambled eggs with chili French beans, mushrooms, sourdough toast and papadam (HK$128), a tangy Avocado Smash with Thai basil, basil percorino cheese, toast and kale salad (HK$128) and Japanese Okonomiyaki Skewers (HK$78) made with cabbage, carrot, onion and served with Mrs. Pound’s special Tokyo sauce. If you’re after something sweet, the Ricotta Pancake Stacks (HK$95) with coconut ice cream (add HK$28) is a special treat for a midday breakfast.
Mrs. Pound’s free-flow starts at HK$150 per person from 12pm to 4pm and includes Prosecco, Mimosas, Pound’s Bellinis and house red and white wine.
When: Weekends from 12pm ‘till 4pm
Mrs. Pound, G/F, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 3426 2949
Chef Phillipe Orrico is introducing a brand new The French Roast Sunday brunch menu at one-Michelin starred ON Dining (HK$428 per person). While a roast is usually a British affair, Orrico has given it his own French twist with a selection of fresh oysters, Foie Gras Crème Brulee, Truffled Scrambled Eggs, Roasted Prawns Persillade and more to share, followed by a choice of a range of roasted meats or fish for your main, including chicken, lamb, Wagyu and squid ink linguine. There will also be a Cote de Boeuf (add HK$80 per person) and Whole Atlantic Sole (HK$60 per person) on offer to share amongst a minimum of four people. The mains are accompanied by green salad, vegetables, mash potatoes, various sauces and more.
The best part? Dessert comes in the form of a buffet, with a selection of seasonal fruits, chocolate, candies and On Dining’s legendary cheese selection. Drinks are offered for a special happy hour price of HK$50 on selected cocktails, wines, beers and Bloody Mary’s.
When: Sundays from noon 'till 3pm
On Dining Kitchen & Lounge, 29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2174 8100
If you crave steak when it comes to brunch, Wolfgang's Steakhouse’s new all-American brunch is just what you need. The set brunch (priced at HK$328) starts off with a classic Lobster Bisque and Wolfgang’s Salad followed by your choice of main, including: Grilled Barramundi with capers butter sauce and asparagus , Chicken Parmigiana, a Dry-Aged Steak Sandwich with steak fries or more premium options such as Wolfgang’s LITE Filet Mignon and Beverly Hills chopped salad (add HK$38), Wolfgang’s Benedict with crab cake or filet mignon on an English muffin with hollandaise (add HK$38, a 14-oz New York Sirloin (add HK$118). To finish, enjoy a crème brulee or chocolate brownie for dessert.
Free-flow packages are two hours and priced at HK$288 for house red and white wine, prosecco, draught beer, Bloody Marys and Mimosas and HK$588 for premium red and white wine, Moet & Chandon Grand – Vintage 2006 champagne, G&Ts, draught beer, Bloody Marys and Mimosas.
When: Weekends from 11:30am ‘till 4:30pm
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Hong Kong, 1/F, 6 Duddell Street, Central, +852 3990 1646
Recently-opened Fishsteria Waterside in Kennedy Town (from Chef/Owner Giannni Caprioli of Giando Italian Restaurant & Bar, Gia Trattoria Italiana and Fishsteria’s flagship on Queen’s Road East), is serving up a light and laidback brunch which includes an a la carte menu featuring Fishsteria’s Caesar, Healthy Morning, Avocado & Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Deep Fried Golded Clamari, Bouillabaisse, Steak & Eggs, Classic Caesar, Truffle Scrammbled Eggs, Fish & Chips, Gnocchi Bolognese and The Salmon Charcoal Burger.
When: Weekends and public holidays from noon ‘till 3pm
Fishsteria Waterside, Shop 3, G/F, New Fortune House, 2-5A New Praya, Kennedy Town, +852 2796 6004
Sometimes it’s nice to venture over to the other side (sorry TST folks) to switch things up a little over the weekend. Wooloomooloo Prime atop The ONE building in Tsim Sha Tsui has introduced a new “Barvellous Brunch” with the option of free-flow martinis (HK$200), G&Ts (HK$300) or Prosecco, wine and beer (HK$200) for two hours.
The four-course menu (priced at HK$398 per person) starts with a choice of appetisers, including crab cakes, fresh oysters or Wooloomooloo’s signature salad, Cream of Forest Mushroom or Lobster Bisque soup to follow and a ‘Chef’s Special’ for the main – the hero of which is the Prime Breakfast with fried eggs, organic beef sausages, bacon, baked potato, sautéed wild mushrooms, roasted tomatoes and black pudding. For sweets, take your pick from Crème Brulee, a Chocolate Mille Crêpe cake, ice cream, sorbet and a Farmhouse Cheese Selection served with green apple, dried figs, cherry jam and toasted walnut bread.
When: Weekends and public holidays from 11:45am ‘till 3pm
Wooloomooloo, 21/F, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2870 0087