Weekend brunch always makes us happy, and here are four to add to your list.
Words Vivian Li
Beef & Liberty
3/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central
Tel: 2450 5733
Beef & Liberty is welcoming weekends with an all-new weekend brunch menu. Chef Uwe Opocensky continues to capture diners’ attention with his honest cooking and fresh ingredients. Light options include croissant with jam ($28) and yogurt with berries ($68), but indulgence starts at the Beef & Liberty English breakfast ($128), which includes toasted sourdough bread, juicy English sausage, sweet cherry tomatoes, and more. On the side menu are Scotch eggs ($68), Cheese & Beets ($58) and bread and butter pudding ($38). What is brunch without a little booze? Free-flow packages, which include house red, white, prosecco, bloody mary, Estrella draught beer and soft drinks – range from one hour ($108) to two hours ($178) and are available until 3.00pm.
G/F 28-30 Staunton Street, Central
Tel: 2711 1812
Carnivores rejoice – MEATS is now serving weekend brunch! Order from the a la carte menu or try the set brunch menu which comes with two starters, one main, one side, one dessert and either a beer or a glass of wine ($290pp). Starters and sides feature their signature dish chicken liver pate served with PX vinegar balls and cocoa nibs, slightly spicy fried rice made with the meat of the day and sriracha mayo and a fried egg on top served with a fresh house salad. Exclusive to the brunch set menu and for an additional $20, diners can feast on their chicken waffle topped with hot tabasco honey, smashed avocado and spring onion. On the brunch a la carte menu, executive chef Paddy McDermott has created traditional breakfast classics with a modern twist. The works ($160) is their version of the English breakfast, served with crispy smoked pork belly, jalapeño sausage, slow cooked egg, potatoes and homemade béarnaise sauce. For those that prefer a sweet start to their weekend, the bananas and waffles ($120) will be the choice for you: popcorn, peanut butter, ice cream and chocolate caramel sauce. There is no better way to start the weekend.
29/F 18 On Lan Street, Central
Tel: 2174 8100
Fit a whole day’s worth of feasting into ON Dining’s Le Grand Brunch. Priced at $688pp, guests start with a continental selection of croissants, pain au chocolats, artisanal jams, fresh fruit and more accompanied by a glass of bubbly, juice, coffee or tea. Next are savoury canapés including fresh oyster and caviar tartlet, followed by an exquisite appetiser of choice (the tuna tartare is delightful). Choose from hearty mains such as seafood cavatelli and wild sea bass, then round it off with a phenomenal cheese board and family-style dessert.
Add $228pp for the free-flow drinks package which includes Nicola Deneux champagne, house red, white and rosé wine, and a selection of fruit juices. A lighter version of the brunch – Le Petit Brunch – is also available for $488 per head.
62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai
Tel: 2866 3444
Savour a mouthwatering English weekend roast for brunch at The Pawn. Start with a brunch board filled with ricotta, crushed avocado, spinach salad, crab meat and grilled vegetables followed by a choice of main. Think roast meat and a Yorkshire pudding, the full English breakfast, eggs Benedict, and more. Held on the second floor, the brunch menu is priced at $498pp with free-flow soft drinks or $598pp for the full free-flow drinks package. What’s more, kids under 12 eat for free!