Sunday brunch in Hong Kong…
For those people who live in Hong Kong, Sunday brunch is a big deal…. or maybe just us (massive foodies). If you are married to someone as unbelievably organized as my Husband, you will discover all the best places within a few weeks of living in Hong Kong. I don’t just mean lunch but Dinner is a different post altogether!
We did a huge Sunday lunch in Hong Kong last week, which involved a massive buffet meal and unlimited alcohol (usually cheapish wine, or Kir Royals…. one of my personal faves). Most 5 star Hotels in Hong Kong as well as some restaurants have fantastic buffet lunches which include, lobsters, steak, shrimp, Sushi…the list is endless.
If you want to pick your favorite lunches I suggest doing some research. My personal best include the following: -
Veranda – Stunning location in Repulse Bay and equally lovely food. Its pretty high end (some dishes are bull market) but worth it for a lovely Peninsula style night. You do need to book AT LEAST a month in advance to get a good tale for an evening meal. Brunch there also has a live jazz band, which just adds to the ambience. 2/F, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, China+852 22922822 | www.therepulsebay.com/
Nicholini’s - “Uniquely designed and enjoying a privileged position on Level 8, Nicholini’s is Conrad Hong Kong’s signature restaurant and specializes in Northern Italian cuisine and delicious homemade pastas. Nicholini’s has been voted “Hong Kong’s Best Restaurant” by Hong Kong Tatler for the last 18 consecutive years, and is renowned for angel hair pasta with Maine lobster, fresh tomatoes, grilled veal with Morel mushrooms and sage potato sauce. Nicholini’s was acknowledged with Four Michelin Forks, the highest number received by an Italian restaurant in Hong Kong.” Conrad Hotel – Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong | Tel: 852-2521-3838 conrad.hilton.com/HongKong
The Grant Hyatt – Great fun and relaxed Sunday Brunch by the pool. I overdosed on Lobster and shrimp here. There were lots of families, groups of friends and couples just having a casual and incredibly enjoyable lunch last Sunday. We were almost tempted to take the kids with us next time, although their nap time is when we eat and they go into melt down if they don’t sleep during the day. Great fun though!! http://hongkong.grand.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/entertainment/restaurants/index.jsp#32435949. Tel:+852 2584 7722
Jumbo (great views) – Floating Restaurant ….as in, on a boat. “The Jumbo Kingdom is an important member of Melco’s Leisure & Entertainment unit. Centred on the Jumbo and Tai Pak Floating Restaurants in Aberdeen Harbour, it is an internationally renowned tourist attraction. As a Hong Kong icon and a premier tourism and fine-dining establishment, Jumbo has regularly been upgraded over the past 30 years. Jumbo recently had a multi-million dollar refurbishment, which not only gave the Jumbo a new look, but also transformed it into a theme park on the sea. Jumbo Kingdom is now a modern complex of dining, sightseeing and cultural attractions – a required stop in any tour of Hong Kong.“ Shum Wan Pier Drive, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Tel: (852) 2553-9111. http://www.jumbo.com.hk/eng/main.php
Isola – “Internationally renowned for its chic interiors, spectacular views of Hong Kong’s Harbour, superb cuisine, and hip crowd, ISOLA bar+grill is a stylish open concept Italian restaurant with large outdoor dining terrace. Prepared in open copper kitchens that show the chefs in action, thin-crust pizzas, homemade pastas, and selections from the grill are as much a signature here as the wine list of over 200 well chosen old and new world wines.” Shop 3071-75, Level 3, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong. http://www.gaiagroup.com.hk/isola
I’m still hung-over today. You can’t go out and party like you used to. Especially when you have to deal with two small infants who need constant care and attention…. Not to mention my husband who also needs me 24 hours a day.