Boozy brunches have become one of the most popular ways to spend a lazy weekend. From servings of lavish food paired with glasses upon glasses of bubbly, what could you complain about? Well, apart from the hangover the next day.
Whether its sashimi, tapas or dim sum, here are the best boozy brunches for you to enjoy.
Zuma has become an institution for brunch in Hong Kong. Its Japanese izakaya-style cuisine paired with luxury champagne packages are a lavish treat that will be one to remember. Guests have a selection of seasonal dishes from tempura, sashimi and various starters before choosing their own main. Its signature tropical fruit platter with ice cream completes the brunch without being too heavy.
Zuma, 5/F and 6/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 3657 6388
Head to Chaiwala for a brunch filled with flavours with its modern Indian cuisine. Tables share multiple chaats before choosing a biryani, tandoor dish and curry. Its classic free-flow includes prosecco, wines, beer and a gin and tonic. For non-alcoholic drinkers, a lassi selection is also available to accompany the meal.
Chaiwala, Basement, 43 to 66, Wyndham Street, Central, 2362 8988
An Italian buffet is available at Ciao Chow in LKF. The open kitchen makes for an interactive and bustling atmosphere where you can watch its chefs cooking pizzas fresh to order in its pizza ovens. Help yourself to its all you can eat stations of salads, antipasti, meat carvings, pizza, pasta and desserts. Its additional free-flow package includes Italian drinks like Aperol spritz and peroni beer.
Ciao Chow, G/F, California Tower, 30 to 32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2344 0005
La Rambla by Catalunya
La Rambla hosts a Spanish brunch on Sundays with two open bars and various sangrias to choose from. Tables will be laden with tapas, cured meats, Spanish cheese, paella and the main course of your choice. Add churros with dipping chocolate sauce to its Spanish dessert platter to finish the brunch.
La Rambla by Catalunya, 3/F, 3071 to 3073, ifc mall, Central, 2661 1161
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Uma Nota’s beloved weekend brunch brings exciting flavours to the scene with its Sao Paulo inspired dishes. Named as a “street brunch”, it starts off with classic street snacks like fried dumplings and its signature crab roll. Diners get their choice of mains from a salmon teriyaki, pork ribs, flank steak or 21 day aged bone-in ribeye. Choose between its bubbles and beer or cocktails and more package to accompany the food.
Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, 2889 7576
A tranquil escape within the city is hidden at Duddell’s alfresco terrace fitted with lush greenery and relaxing couches. Focusing on dim sum and classic Chinese mains for its weekend brunch, there are four boozy packages to choose from. Signature dishes to order are its Duddell’s shimp dumpling and Peking duck.
Duddell’s, 3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, 2525 9191
Situated in a historical pawn shop building in Wan Chai, The Pawn is an elegant affair for a weekend brunch. Choose its sober, boozy or absolutely fabulous brunch packages that range in free-flow drinks before starting on its food. Your table will share starters of ricotta, bruschetta, cold cuts, caesar salad and yam fries. There are six mains to choose from before the unlimited selection of daily desserts.
The Pawn, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, 2866 3444
TokyoLima specialises in the niche of Nikkei cuisine, the fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food. The brunch is filled with fresh ceviche and tartare, decadent cooked meats and a zesty lime mouse with pastries. Its free-flow includes a sake and cocktail of the week along with the classics.
TokyoLima, G/F, 18 to 20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2811 1152
With American and British classics, the brunch at Kinship is not for the faint hearted. The table shares barbecue hash, egg salad, duck confit and roasted beetroot. Mains include its roast of the day, korean fried chicken or banana pancakes before choosing one of two desserts. Add its package of free-flow cava, house spirit mixers, red and white wine.
Kinship, 2 Shelley Street, LL Tower, Central, 2520 0899
A boozy brunch inspired by summer picnics is available at MO bar with a choice between its premium rose wine or Belvedere package. Begin the extravaganze with the shared starters of charcuteries, octopus salad, foie gras, tuna nicoise and crackers with cheese. Individuals get their choice of a main and side before sharing its summer pastries and a Belvedere vodka sorbet.
MO Bar, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2132 0077
Nestled in a jungle of plants is Ruam with its open air seating, perfect for Thai food and cocktails. Its weekend brunch starts with shared plates of pork belly skewers, papaya salad, tom yum soup and pork larb salad. Choose your mains from pad thai, pad see ew or various curries. Match the spicy food with Singha beer, prosecco or wines.
Ruam, 1/F, Shop 9, J Senses, 60 Johnston Road, Ship Street, Wan Chai, 3160 8535
Champagne Brunch on the Eighth
Spread over floor 8 of the Conrad, this might be the most opulent brunch in the city with a map of the stations presented to each diner. As well as its stations of pasta, carving meats, dim sum, antipasti and sushi, there are a selection of items that you can order from the menu. Wash down the unlimited luxuries with glasses of Perrier-Jouët champagne, bloody marys, mimosas and draught beer.
Champagne Brunch on the Eighth, 8/F, Conrad, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, 2822 8803