What better way to celebrate the weekend than combining our love for brunch and Hong Kong’s favourite comfort food? Whether you like your dim sum from tried-and-tested classics, or looking for something a bit more modern and refined, here our picks of the most decadent Chinese brunches to indulge in

1. Cuisine Cuisine

Best for: An extravagant dim sum experience
When: Every Saturday, from 11.30am to 2.30pm

No place does Chinese brunch like Cuisine Cuisine, where you can choose from a menu of all-you-can-eat dim sum dishes, gourmet mains featuring Boston lobster and wagyu, a choice of conpoy and egg white fried rice or Sichuan-style noodles and unlimited handmade Chinese desserts.

The brunch experience is complete with premium tea choices prepared by the restaurant’s tea masters and brewed with pure mineral water. Order the ginseng oolong tea for a sweet aftertaste, or you can always opt for the free-flow wines and champagne drinks package. 

Cuisine Cuisine | 3/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road | +852 2315 5222

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2. Madame Fu

Best for: An Instagram-worthy brunch
When: Every Saturday, from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm

If you agree that brunch is one of the most Instagram-worthy occasions, then Madame Fu’s Saturday brunch will satisfy your stomach and the interior aesthete in you. 

Inspired by an East-meets-West flavours, the brunch menu features dim sum favourites, along with the Madame Fu’s signature dishes including iberico char siu (barbecue pork), chicken with black truffle and chives sauce, firecracker lobster with chilli peppers and cashew nuts. 

There are different drinks packages for a boozy brunch, and we’d recommend the premium option which includes free-flowing Champagne Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV to complement the Asian spices. 

Madame Fu | 3/F Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road | +852 2114 2118

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3. Duddell's

Best for: A classic Cantonese brunch with dim sum delights
When: Every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday, from 12pm to 3.30pm

Known as one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in town, Duddell’s is famed for its unique fusion of art space and fine dining experience, and it has incredible Cantonese food to match.

It offers a weekend brunch menu featuring a fine selection of all-you-can-eat dim sum, accompanied with free-flow fresh juices and soft drinks. Apart from their best-selling dim sum such as shrimp dumpling with matsutake mushroom and steamed barbecued iberico pork bun, guests can also indulge in other Cantonese favourites, including Peking duck, Kung Po prawn and fried rice with salted fish and chicken, to name a few.

Duddell's | 3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong | +852 2525 9191

4. Madame Ching

Best for: Modern Chinese roasted delicacies
When: Every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday, from 12pm to 3.30pm

Serving up exquisite Chinese food with a modern twist, Madame Ching is the perfect place to start your weekend if you’re craving for unique Asian fare.

This roast house's brunch menu begins with a generous spread of appetisers, which include charred cucumber salad and prawn toast to be shared by the table. Diners can then choose from a handful of mains such as roast chicken bowl, roast pork quiche and spiced silverfin noodles.

For desserts, opt for the refreshing green tea ice cream or the Ovaltine tart to end your meal on a sweet note.

Madame Ching | G/F, 5 Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong | +852 2577 7227 

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5. Hutong

Best for: Brunch with a harbour view
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm to 3pm

Perched on the 28th floor of One Peking in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hutong is a must-visit spot for a special weekend brunch, serving up Northern Chinese delicacies with panoramic harbour views as the backdrop and entertainment such as Sichuan face-changing show and fan painting workshop.  

Hutong’s "Feng Wei Brunch" menu starts with an abundant selection of appetisers and dim sum, including black truffle scented abalone, chicken marinated in Sichuan chilli sauce and steamed siu mai topped with scallop and crab roe. Diners can also sample signature dishes such as red lantern crispy soft shell crab with Sichuan dried pepper, twice-cooked lamb shank and more.

Be sure to save room for the Chinese-inspired desserts, with highlights including apple spring rolls with egg yolk custard and crispy glutinous rice dumpling with chocolate.

Hutong | 28/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | +852 3428 8342

6. Roots

Best for: A hearty Cantonese-inspired brunch 
When: Every Saturday and Sunday 

French cuisine-trained chef Stephanie Wong’s Roots, a Cantonese-inspired restaurant, may not boast the most indulgent brunch fare, but it is the refined execution of French and Chinese fusion cuisine that makes the brunch menu truly special. 

Opt for the house char siu sandwich with avocado and salad and pair it with a Cantonese quiche made with Chinese sausages, leeks, chili and bacon on the side, if you’re feeling peckish.

Roots | G/F, 7 Sun Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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7. Old Bailey

Best for: Xiao long bao enthusiasts 
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm to 2.30pm

Ever tried Jiangnan cuisine? A diverse style that covers Shanghai and cities to the south of the Yangtze River, traditional Jiangnan dishes are known for its gentleness and subtle flavours, with an emphasis on seasonal, healthy ingredients. 

Old Bailey’s take on Jiangnan cuisine brings about reinvention of the classic dishes, featured in the “Bao Brunch” menu in the form of xiao long bao, mala xiao long bao and Shanghai-style glutinous rice roll, alongside unlimited servings of the restaurant’s signatures and desserts, including the “rolling donkey”, or glutinous rice cake rolled with red bean paste and toasted peanuts.

Old Bailey | 2/F, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong | +852 2877 8711

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8. Ding's Club

Best for: Traditional Cantonese dishes with an innovative twist
When: Every Saturday and public holiday, from 12pm to 3pm

Fancy a unique Chinese brunch served with a sophisticated two-tier stand? Look no further than Ding’s Club at H Queen’s.

Crafted by renowned celebrity chef Steve Lee Ka-ding and chef Li Cheung, the restaurant is offering an afternoon tea-style brunch set for two, which features a scrumptious spread of Chinese small bites. Guests can indulge in Ding’s Club's signature dishes, including barbecued pluma pork and creamy foie gras marinated with fermented rice.

Ding's Club | 23/F, H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong | +852 2327 1398

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