As we bid goodbye to 2020, we looked into the best free flow, weekend brunch deals in Hong Kong, because how else would we celebrate the start of 2021?
Brunch in Hong Kong, one of the world’s most famous culinary hotspots, is no small matter. Although COVID-19 has reduced the length of ridiculous lines we all hate standing in when waiting for brunch, there are still plenty of great spots around the city to enjoy the beginning of 2021. Here are Hive Life’s 6 best free flow, weekend brunch spots in Hong Kong.
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Taqueria Super Macho promises that their Baja Beach Brunch will transport you to the sandy beaches of Baja and Jalisco, and who are we to disagree? With a free flow deal happening every other Sunday, go to Taqueria Super Macho for some of the best Mexican food you’ll find in Hong Kong, including charcoal-grilled Mexican street corn, grilled chicken tostadas, and of course, a delightful selection of delicious tacos. Add to the fun by ordering as many pitchers of Margaritas and beers as you want.
Address: 33-35 Bridges St, Central
Brunch Hours: Starts at 12pm every other Sunday
Price: HKD 398 per person for unlimited sharing plates and free-flow Margaritas and beer
An unlimited amount of salami, creamy burrata, and every kind of cheese imaginable is what you’ll find at Sai Ying Pun’s neighbourhood Italian eatery, LucAle. Created by two of Italian fine dining’s most well-known chefs, Alessandro Angelini and Luca De Berardinis, LucAle celebrates the best of Italy by specialising in expert-sourcing of the finest Italian ingredients. A meal at LucAle with delicious helpings of Italian food and dessert, alongside two hours of free flow house wines and Prosecco, will surely leave brunch lovers satisfied.
Address: Shop A, 100 Third St, Sai Ying Pun
Brunch Hours: 12-3pm, Saturday and Sunday
Price: HKD 380 per person for food (includes unlimited plates of cold cuts, cheeses and salads, and one dessert) and two-hours free-flow house wines and Prosecco. Other dishes start from HKD 128.
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Craving some Indian food? Look no further than Bombay Dreams, one of Hong Kong’s most historic and decorated Indian institutions. The low price of HKD 198 will get you unlimited buffet food – including delectable seafood dishes, classic Indian curries, as well as other signature dishes and chef’s specials. Add on another HKD 168 to enjoy free-flow exotic cocktails, including the restaurant’s signature Bombay Mule. With a menu curated and cooked by Indian chefs, there aren’t many places better to enjoy a spicy Sunday brunch than Bombay Dreams, which has won numerous accolades over its 18 years of service.
Address: 4/F, Carfield Building, 77 Wyndham Street
Brunch Hours: 12-3pm, Sunday
Price: HKD 198 per person for food – includes unlimited buffet dishes. Add on HKD 168 per person for free-flow cocktails, sangria, and wine.
Mr Brown’s brunch is perhaps one of the biggest bargains on our list, coming in at just HKD 148 for three courses. A neighbourhood smoke and grill house that takes its name from the Southern slang referring to the dark, smoky outside part of barbecued pork shoulder, you’ll find deliciously smoked meats cooked by the chefs over an open-fire grill and numerous bartenders shaking and stirring a range of exquisite cocktails at this cozy downtown spot. Meat-lovers will find the menu selection very enjoyable too, with items such as Jerk Chicken Skewer, BBQ Smoked Meatballs, and Picanha Steak all popular items on the menu. Try the burnt cheesecake or panna cotta for dessert, and don’t forget to add free-flow drinks for HKD 178.
Address: G/F, 9 Ship St, Wan Chai
Brunch Hours: 12-430pm, Saturday and Sunday
Price: HKD 148 per person for a three course menu or HKD 268 per person for the “All In” menu (includes four sharing starters, one main and one dessert). Add on HKD 178 per person for two-hours free-flow wines, draft beers and select cocktails.
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Head Chef and Sri Lankan native, Gisela Alesbrook serves up delicious Sri Lankan food at Hotal Colombo, one of Hong Kong’s less prominent cuisines. All dishes at this Elgin Street joint are made to be shared, but can also be eaten on their own. The food is incredibly flavourful and chock full of spice, but the spiciness is nuanced in flavour rather than overwhelmingly hot, meaning anyone with a decent level of spice tolerance will find it delicious. The brunch menu features some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes – including Cheese and Seeni Toasties and Cheese and Chilli Omelettes, but remember to try their signature cocktails too, such as the Ranatunga Peacock or Ginger Galle.
Address: 31 Elgin St, Central
Brunch Hours: 12-345pm, Saturday and Sunday
Price: HKD 188 per person for food. Add on HKD 148 per person for free-flow beer or HKD 248 per person for free-flow Prosecco and house wines.
We round our list off with Mak Mak, an excellent value-for-money Thai brunch option on Queen’s Road. HKD 298 will net you an unlimited selection of traditional Thai dishes, including Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, and Crispy Soft Shell Crab, as well as various other salads, curries, soups, and appetizers. There’s also an extensive list of vegetarian and vegan options, meaning that customers with all sorts of dietary restrictions can be accommodated easily. The atmosphere is warm and lively, with the architecture being reminiscent of a 1960’s Bangkok grocery store. Add on an extra HKD 220 for free-flow Veuve Clicquot NV Champagne, Aperol Spritz, house wines and beer, and there’s even a “grab and go” counter if you’d like to take some signature Thai favorites home.
Address: Shop 217A, 2/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central
Brunch Hours: 12-3pm, Saturday and Sunday
Price: HKD 298 per person for unlimited food and free-flow juices, soft drinks and select mocktails, or HKD 518 per person for unlimited food and free-flow Veuve Clicquot NV Champagne, Aperol Spritz, house wines and beer.