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We know this is usually the last frame in your memory reel from the night before but this chic entertainment hotspot, set atop California Tower in Lan Kwai Fong, also does a thoroughly adult (and refreshingly late) brunch, inspired by modern Asian cuisine. In addition to signature dishes like chicken in Thai peanut satay sauce and miso black cod, the brunch, which kicks off from 3pm, also offers a range of twisted classics, including an Asian-style smoked salmon eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce infused with Japanese sake, yuzu and shichimi. Your femme du jour will love the decadent desserts created by award-winning chef Jason Licker, including the Hong Kong Cappuccino, a combination of acidic passion fruit cream, crispy crumbles, sweet milk tea gelato, and whiskey foam, while the bartender mixes up brunch-inspired cocktails, including bespoke Bloody Marys, and a resident DJ spins the afternoon away. Brunch is priced from HK$488 per person, and HK$248 (US$32) for free-flowing Perrier-Jouët Champagne, wines, beers and innovative cocktails.
25/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central; +852 3700 2300;
For a more exotic encounter, Catalunya in Wan Chai delivers a true Spanish feast with its new-look Sunday Champagne Brunch, which now offers an extended, Krug Champagne-soaked menu to coincide with the restaurant’s fourth anniversary. Tease your taste buds with freshly baked bread, cold cuts, assorted cheeses, salads and seafood from a series of lively food stations, before relishing Catalunya’s signature Segovian style suckling pig, as well as other hearty dishes like seafood paella and salt crusted whole fish, prefect to share with the wolfpack. No one will judge you if you go in for seconds of Catalunya’s authentic Spanish desserts, ranging from churros with hot chocolate, and seasonal Catalan fruits, to chocolate sponge cake, and cheese flan. The Sunday Champagne Brunch is priced from HK$630 per person, with HK$1,588 for unlimited Krug.
G/F, Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Road Wan Chai; +852 2866 7900;
Crustacean lovers should not miss the new Sunday brunch from Seafood Room – Russia’s Bulldozer Group’s first restaurant in Asia – helmed by Kiwi executive chef James Cornwall. Start off your meal with Siberian sturgeon caviar (naturally), served with blinis, eggs and shallot crème fraiche, before making your way to the alluring buffet counters, home to fresh oysters, sashimi, tuna tartare, rainbow trout carpaccio and fresh salads. For mains, you can opt for miso salmon with lime; herb-roasted sea bass with lemon; or roasted free-range chicken. Opt for the free-flow Perrier-Jouët Champagne and extend your stay on the extensive terrace and rooftop, complete with resident DJ and stunning harbor views. Priced from HK$598 per person, and HK$338 for free-flow PJ.
26/F, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay; +852 3708 9668;
If you’re looking for something classic and relaxed, try the new Weekend Brunch & Boogie Menu from Tartine by Michelin-starred chef Philippe Orricco. On the menu is a wide range of timeless brunch favourites, including eggs benedict, truffle quiche Lorraine, Nutella French toast and mixed berry pancakes, as well as the restaurant’s signature dishes like black truffle crostini and the mouth-watering ham and béchamel tartine. Indecisive? The restaurant has designed two brunch sets: Classic and Healthy. Priced at HK$228, both sets come with two starters, a main (tartine or egg dish) and a dessert, paired with coffee or tea. Make an afternoon of it with three hours of free flow beer and wine for just HK$248.
2-3/F, 38 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2808 0752;
For something a little more refined, Michelin-starred Restaurant Akrame has launched a new five-course Sunday brunch menu, which offers a tempting range of French delicacies prepared with high quality seasonal ingredients. Delicate entrees include 63-degree egg with corn three ways and red shiso; and beetroot, watermelon and comet carpaccio, followed by tender guinea fowl with pistachio, French beans and potatoes (you can even add HK$200 for a special lobster course). The dessert - pineapple and dill-flavoured yoghurt, and chocolate and dill ice cream – will have you licking your plate. There are two free-flow options: HK$680 for Mumm Champagne and wine, or HK$780 for Perrier-Jouët.
Shop B, G/F, No 9 Ship Street Wanchai, Hong Kong; +852 2528-5068;
A haven for carnivores, Argentine steakhouse Gaucho has created a bottomless Sunday brunch that will appeal to likely lads looking to catch up over aged steaks and good red wine. The two-hour all you can eat feast is available anytime between 11am and 4pm and comes complete with a two-hour free-flow drinks package. The stopwatch starts as soon as you order that first drink so come hungry, and prepared to order, and order, and order. Priced at $650 per head, this two hour meatfest includes dishes like the Steak & Eggs with Churrasco de cuadril and fried egg; the Choripan Sandwich (chorizo sausage and chimichurri); and the Oven Baked Chorizo sausage with plum tomato, egg and mushroom, complete with free-flow Veuve Clicquot, signature cocktails, wines, house spirits and beer.