5 New Year’s Day brunches in Hong Kong to kickstart 2018

Updated on December 22 2017

Whether you’ve pulled an all-nighter at one of the city’s New Year’s Eve blowouts or opted for a classy dinner and an early night in, there’s no better way to kickstart 2018 and rest and recharge than with a hearty New Year’s Day brunch. Grab your brunch squad and recap the events of the night at one of these top spots around town for New Year’s Day brunch.

Yamm

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Why opt for one dish when you can indulge in a limitless buffet table? Yamm’s New Year’s Day brunch buffet at The Mira Hong Kong is an instant cure for hangovers with platters upon platters of jet-fresh seafood, plump oysters, sushi and sashimi, teppanyaki, antipasti dishes and cheeses, and live cooking stations from DIY noodles to fresh Thai salads and grilled cheeses for the kids (11:30am–2:45pm; HK$438 for adults includes free-flow sparkling wine, HK$288 for kids includes unlimited juice refills). After you’ve had your fill of savoury dishes, pay a visit to the dessert buffet where macarons, cream puffs, and a selection of Southeast Asian–inspired desserts awaits. There’s something for everyone here, with live music and performances providing a festive backdrop to the perfect New Year’s Day recovery brunch.

Yamm, Lobby Level, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2315 5111

Rhoda

Need a hearty meal to get back on your feet after a New Year’s Eve bender? The Hungover Hog feast at Rhoda (HK$348) has you covered with a bountiful spread featuring unlimited amounts of whole roasted Wicks Manor Farm pig, spiced potato wedges, kimchi coleslaw, Brussels spouts, corn and harissa, BBQ beans, potato salad, burnt apple sauce and more. Comfort food at its best, Rhoda’s mouthwatering menu and casual, convivial setting make for the ideal antidote to post-holiday blues — especially when paired with a selection of well-made cocktails, including an invigorating Bloody Mary. End the gut-busting meal with a few bites of ginger biscuit trifle for a lingering taste of the holiday season.

Rhoda, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2177 5050; Reserve via Ticketflap

Hugo’s

Over at Hugo’s in Tsim Sha Tsui, the festive decorations at Hyatt Regency will remain bright and festive throughout the holidays and right up to New Year’s Day brunch for a celebratory start to the year. The iconic restaurant is throwing a sumptuous brunch with a semi-buffet spread of fresh seafood (including jet-fresh oysters from around the world), signature hors d’oeuvres, as well as roasted US beef rib, turkey roulade roll, grilled Welsh lamb rack and European halibut for mains. Round out the celebratory brunch spread with pumpkin and black truffle omelettes or eggs Benedict, followed by desserts from the rolling trolley. Brunch is available from 11:30am-3pm and is priced at HK$848 per adult and HK$588 per child (plus HK$398 per person for free-flow Champagne, red and white wine).

Hugo’s, Lobby Level, Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2311 1234

Potato Head Hong Kong

Give yourself a well-deserved day of rest on 1st January with a relaxing, island-inspired New Year’s Day brunch at Potato Head Hong Kong. The ‘Balearic All Dayer’ features brand-new Indonesian dishes from head chef Heri Raharj, as well as the requisite free-flow Perrier Jouet Champagne and tropical cocktails (12–4pm; HK$398 per person, plus HK$195 for free-flow). To kick off the year, the special session will be accompanied by Balearic beats from resident DJs, setting a groovy backdrop to a feast of Indonesian specialties from gado gado with mixed veggies tossed in a cashew and peanut sauce to Javanese fried prawns and mackerel dumplings, tasty satay skewers and babi guling suckling pig. As brunch winds down, continue the party in the Music Room where DJ Guido will be spinning eclectic beats until late (HK$450 pre-sale, HK$530 at the door).

Potato Head Hong Kong, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2858 6066

Jamie’s Italian

Finally, for a more casual New Year’s Day brunch with kids in tow, we’d recommend dropping by Jamie’s Italian, where an Italian-style brunch is in order. From 11am–4pm, treat yourself and your family to the special New Year’s Day antipasti buffet, where you can pile up your plate with fennel salami, pistachio mortadella & schiacciata piccante, buffalo mozzarella, pecorino and chilli jam, Italian nachos, arancini and more. Then tuck into your choice of main, from wood-fired pizzas with premium Italian toppings to handmade pastas and chargrilled ribeye steak (HK$295 per adult, HK$195 per kid). For those not nursing a hangover from the night before (or for those who are and are ready to power through), you can opt for the free-flow beverage package for an extra HK$195. 

Jamie’s Italian, 2/F, Soundwill Plaza II, Midtown, Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3958 2222

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