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Hair Of The Dog - Hong Kong's Boozy Brunches

Posted on 19 February 2018

According to the Urban DictionaryThe phrase, hair of the dog comes from the expression "hair of the dog that bit you", meaning that the best cure for what ails you is to have some more of it. So keep the drinks flowing!

We've listed dining spots that will aid you in your recovery or get you drunk again. The choice is yours.


Kaum at Potato Head

Indonesian, unlimited sharing plates

Hailing from Bali, Kaum is located inside Potato Head. The Sai Ying Pun space features a coffee shop, Audiophile listening room, retail space and bar. It serves Balinese-inspired dishes in the form of small sharing plates, but don't fret it's unlimited! There’s also a main course and dessert to choose from. Hang around after brunch for Sunday Circle, their weekly dose of vinyl.

When:     Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm 

Cost:       $398hkd per person;  free flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne, cocktails, red or white wine and soft drinks add $195 for 2 hours or $295 for 3 hours

Where:    G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun


Japanese buffet

Regarded as one of the go-to brunch spots, Zuma's Japanese buffet that runs along the length of the restaurant offers a selection of Japanese delicacies from sashimi and soba noodles to tempura and skewers. It doesn't end there, you can also choose a main course. Save space for the dessert platter that comes to your table!

When:    Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm (2-hour seatings)

Cost:      $688hkd with free flow champagne, cocktails, sake and wine

Where:   Level 5, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road, Central

La Paloma

Casual Spanish brunch

Budget-friendly, La Paloma is a casual spot for stumbling in after a big night out wearing a t-shirt and jeans. Their weekend brunch is just $288hkd per head for all-you-can-eat paella and crispy suckling pig, with light tapas to share. Leave room for the cinnamon churros that are served warm with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce for dipping. Drool!

When:    Saturday and Sunday 12pm-3pm

Cost:      $288hkd per person; add $198 for free flow sangria, cava, wine and beer

Where:   1/F, 189 Queen’s Road West


Mrs. Pound

Asian fusion, a la carte

Behind the old stamp shop on Pound Lane, you'll find the quirky speakeasy/restaurant, Mrs. Pound. With Malaysian influence and local street food favourites and a DIY Bloody Mary station. 

When:    Saturday and Sunday 12pm-3pm

Cost:      Mains start at $80hkd; add $150 for free flow house red, white, Prosecco, Bellini, mimosa; add $110 for Bloody Mary station

Where:   G/F Ming Fat House, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan


Get your dim sum fix at the one Michelin-starred Duddell's. Unlimited portions of steaming baskets along with rice and noodle dishes, as well as a choice of dessert and a range of free-flowing fresh juices and cocktails. Book a table out on their garden terrace.

When:    Saturday and Sunday 12-3pm

Cost:      $480hkd per person with free flow fresh juices, soft drinks and water; $680 with free flow Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, selected cocktails, red and white wine, softs drinks, juices and water.

Where:   Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central


Casa Lisboa

Portuguese, eight-course brunch

You don't need to catch the ferry to Macau for some Portuguese food. Casa Lisboa has an eight-course brunch menu offering classics of Portuguese cuisine like leitão assado à bairrada (suckling pig).

When:    Saturday and Sunday 12pm-3pm 

Cost:      $350hkd per adult; add $150 for 2 hours free flow juice, soft drinks, fresh lime soda, sangria and Vinho Verde

Where:   2/F Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central

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