Best a la carte brunch in Hong Kong Fresh bread. Flavourful eggs. Homemade sauces. Excellent coffee. I think my list of must haves for brunch are pretty simple, but even in a city as jam packed with restaurants as Hong Kong, it can be hard to find a place that does the above excellently. I’ve actually had conversations with a few friends about this. There are loads of places serving up a buffet or semi buffet extravaganza. If you’re craving Japanese, Spanish, or Italian, I’d
Casa Lisboa, the newest, coolest Portuguese restaurant in town (IMHO), just launched their brunch menu on October 7. It’s an eight course affair, with six appetizers and a choice of main course and dessert. While it’s not a semi-buffet or buffet extravaganza, guests leave more than full. In fact, this may be a plus point because guests get their fill of delicious and well-curated food at the reasonable price of $350; $100 to $200 less than their semi-buffet/buffet competitors
Experiencing Sabado de Boteco in Soho I’ve always been attracted to the idea of bohemianism, of being unconventional, free spirited, and fun loving. Bohemians enjoy food, drink, art, culture and life in general. A restaurant that celebrates this vibe with a South American twist is a welcome addition to Hong Kong’s polished dining scene. Uma Nota is Hong Kong’s only Brazilian-Japanese street food restaurant. It opened this past March, and was quickly beloved for its chilled-ou
A high quality Italian brunch in LKF Last week, I went to Shanghai for work and one night my colleagues and I had dinner on The Bund. Our restaurant was in the same building as Mercato and Jean Georges Shanghai, which had me wondering why I still hadn't been to Mercato Hong Kong. To celebrate a friendship with one of my best girlfriends who is, sadly, leaving for California, we had a relaxing morning getting facials and then needed a place for brunch. It seemed a perfect time
A carb-heavy but worth it brunch on Star Street It seemed like every foodie friend I knew had already been to Pici, so I felt late to the party when I finally arrived at their hidden St. Francis Yard location (look for the Monocle shop on the corner). Launched a few months ago by the Pirata Group, the restaurant has become widely known for fresh pasta with an affordable price tag at a chic location – something that’s increasingly hard to find in Hong Kong. I arrived 15 minute
A new affordable all-day menu now available Having been open for over a year now, The Optimist has gained a reputation for offering some of the best northern Spanish food in the city. The three-storey Wanchai spot is well known for its asador-style grills and weekend brunch buffet but has just recently launched an all-day menu in the bar area, available daily from 11:30am. First Impressions The bar, on the ground floor, is a stunning space that lets in lots of natural light.