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5 new(ish) brunches for a yummy January

January 9th 2020

by Aude Camus
Are you one of the 60% of people who consider January to be the most depressing month of the year? I kind of am. I always find January to be all grey and gloomy after the December’s festive cheer and before the beginnings of spring. But I’ve found ways of making gloomy January not so gloomy after all. First, I’m always organizing myself a sunny CNY break. That’s something I’m always looking forward to and it’s keeping me happy throughout the month. Then, I just treat myself. I know many people find January to be the perfect month for a little detox after the festive feasts but isn’t this month already depressing enough? Do I really want and deprive myself from food (one of my greatest pleasures in life)? Yeah, nah thanks. You go for the detox, I’ll go for the yummy food. Or you can just forget about your detox and join me to one of the following brunches … Dry January can totally await next year!

by alphabetical order


5 new(ish) brunches for a yummy January
Opened just a few months ago, Honjo recently unveiled its brunch, a real treat for seafood lovers who won’t know where to start between the sushi, sashimi and maki station and the oyster one. Just make you way through the venue and make sure and check the various stations peppered around, you’ll wanna try everything! But don’t overestimate your appetite because you’ll still have a choice of main course coming after that and also wanna make sure and have a bit of room for treats from the desserts station.
HKD 468 per person. Additional HKD 198 for free-flow package (sake, prosecco, red and white wine and specially crafted cocktails)
HKD 98 per child
Check out full menu here
1/F, 77-91 Queen’s Road West – Sheung Wan

5 new(ish) brunches for a yummy January
Jalan, the new baby by Meraki Group (the group behind much-loved Uma Nota and Bedu) takes inspiration from the much-loved hawker halls and mamak stalls that bring to life the vibrancy of Malaysian street food culture.
We are loving the laid-back atmosphere, the 70’s aesthetic and the tunes bringing great vibes to the small place. You can either choose to seat at the counter by the window, giving you nice opportunity for people watching on Peel Street (one of the trendiest/buzziest street in town lately), or at the communal table. Either way, you are in for a buzzy/vibrant experience.  
On weekends and public holidays, they serve brunch and we are loving it that the menu is super short (4 mains/2 desserts) and the food fresh and flavorful.

Check out full brunch menu here

42 Peel Street -Central


5 new(ish) brunches for a yummy January
Looking for something yummy but also jazzy? Look no further than Silencio’s contemporary Izakaya-style brunch featuring live jazz music. You’ll be treated to chef Yong Soo Doo’s modern Japanese dishes and I cannot recommend enough opting for the Wagyu Sando as your main dish. I felt for this little thing at a tasting back in May and now wish I could have it every week. It’s both comforting and airy at the same time, the Miyazaki a4 wagyu tenderloin perfectly melts in your mouth and so does the Hokkaido milk bread. I dare you not to lick the mayonnaise and katsu sauce leaking on your fingers!
HKD 458 for food only. Includes unlimited starters from the bar, 1 main course and a dessert platter to share.
HKD 658 with free-flow Moet Imperial Brut NV Champagne / HKD 958 with free-flow Moet Grand Vintage 2012 Champagne / HKD 1,888 with free-flow Dom Perignon 2009
Check out full menu here
6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Whyndham Street – Central
Statement – Britannia Brunch  

5 new(ish) brunches for a yummy January
After seriously binge watching The Crown season 2 and Downton Abbey (yes, the full six seasons and yes for the second time) over November and December (I mean posh British accent, family drama, love stories, English castles and class conflict … can it ever get old?), I was desperate for some more British vibes and found them at Statement’s Britannia Brunch.
Think historical dining room in the heart of Tai Kwun, free-flow Classic Pimm’s (how British is that?) and Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne, signature Roast British Beef with Yorkshire Pudding which is hand-carved tableside and a plethora of puddings also served table-side. I do like a good old carving trolley and tableside service, does make me feel like I’m seating at some fancy aristocratic tables. Exactly the kind of vibes I was looking for. I swear that by dessert my very French accent had gone, replaced by the finest British upper-class accent (or maybe that’s what I thought but I just had too many Pimm’s to really have clear thought… oupsie).
HKD 628 per person. Includes 5 starters to share, 1 main and 1 side, puddings to share and free-flow Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne, Sommelier’s choice of wine, Classic Pimm’s, Bloody Mary and Espresso Martini
Check out full menu here
Police Headquarters Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road – Central
Think Wine

5 new(ish) brunches for a yummy January
I just told you … Dry January isn’t exactly my thing. Why would I kick off a new year by depriving myself from something that makes me happy? I do believe that the first month of the year should set the mood for the entire year so I want it to feel festive. Good wine makes me happy and that’s why ThinkWine fun wine-focused take on brunch is exactly what I need this month.
Even better when it’s paired with gourmet bites by artisanal producers such as Royal Caviar Club, Alexandre Polmard (famous French butcher known for serving the best premium meat from beef bred in his own farm), Pata Negra House, The Cheese House and Sweet Fashion House. Brunch at Think Wine is a three-course affair but the kind of affair you’ll never regret to embark on.
On Sundays only
From HKD 290 for food only. Additional HKD 290 for 2-hour free-flow wine package
Check out full menu here
2/F, LL Tower, 2-4 Shelley Street – Central


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