Brunch is one of the singularly most popular weekend past times in Hong Kong for a good reason: the workweek is over and you can finally sit back and relax around a table with good friends, food, and drinks. Most restaurants in the city offer a range of brunch options for diners on the weekend, but we have fallen head-over-heels with one in particular: Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen. Ladies and gentleman, trust us when we say that heading to Bread Street Kitchen’s is going to be the best decision you’ll make all weekend.
Greeted by friendly smiles the second you walk through the doors, the first thing you will likely notice about Bread Street Kitchen is its large, bright, and inviting open space. There is a perfect blend of vintage and modern decor that works well with the space and the concept. We loved the large bar and booths, as well as the floor to ceiling windows looking out into LKF (perfect for people-watching).
To start our brunch off, we ordered this cute Basket of Bread ($38 HKD), which included various pastries and bread, as well as salted butter, homemade jam, and dulce de leche (it was that good that we wanted to smear it on everything).
A brunch isn’t really a brunch without some form of eggs, so we opted for the Eggs Royale ($148 HKD), which was a modern and slightly healthier take on the classic eggs benedict. This dish replaces the usual English Muffin with a half grilled avocado that added a velvety texture to the whole dish, and includes a poached egg, hollandaise sauce, and smoked salmon and capers on the side.
Cheekily, we were able to try the Beef & Leek Cannelloni ($188 HKD for 2 courses) with a light truffle cream, which is part of the set lunch menu. The shell was a bit too al dente, but the beef inside was incredibly tender.
This dish should come with a warning: completely addicting. The Yellowfin Tuna Ceviche ($158 HKD) with avocado, sweet onion, and sesame vinaigrette was marinated well and the vinaigrette was so tasty we were tempted to dip our leftover bread into it once the tuna was gone.
Lastly, we ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad ($138 HKD) with pancetta, anchovies, a soft boiled egg, and parmesan. We were pleased to find lots of anchovies, bacon, and parmesan throughout the salad, which was covered in a creamy caesar dressing.
We washed these starters down with a few drinks, since brunch + booze = happiness. We tried the beautifully presented BSK&B HK Bloody Mary ($98 HKD), which had a good kick to it, which we attributed to the secret spice mix. The Breakfast Gimlet ($98 HKD), made with gin, grapefruit and orange bitters, marmalade tomato paste, ginger, and lime juice was a more sophisticated brunch drink for those interested in being a little fancier during brunch. We did try a few other cocktails from the drinks list and all tasted and looked great.
If you’re feeling particularly parched, Bread Street Kitchen offers a “Bottomless Lazy Loaf” ($188 HKD) comprised of a cocktail selection, wine, and bubbles for two hours that is a fantastic add-on to brunch.
A proper English brunch wouldn’t be complete without a roast, so the Daily Roast ($428 HKD for 2) with root vegetables and yorkshire pudding was an obvious choice. When the waiter brought the dish to our table, we were taken aback at how well this dish was put together. The beautiful arrangement alone was enough to give this roast two thumbs up, and thankfully everything tasted just as good as it looked. Yet another English staple, the Traditional Shepherd’s Pie ($208 HKD), was recommended to us by our waiter. No one at our table was from England, but we all agreed this was some of the best shepherd’s pie we have had.
After we undid a notch (or two) from our belts, we were ready to tackle dessert. Despite wanting to order all six from the menu, we settled on only three (I went to the gym before brunch, okay!?). First up was the Pineapple Carpaccio ($88 HKD) with passion fruit and coconut sorbet. If you’re looking for a light dessert that is still full of flavour, this is a perfect option. The Sticky Toffee Pudding ($88 HKD) with muscovado caramel and clotted cream was very rich and decadent. To finish off, we had the classic Eton Mess ($88 HKD) with strawberries, chantilly, and meringue. Like the Pineapple Carpaccio, this dessert was light and fresh, and the various textures of the ingredients worked well together. All of the desserts were quickly devoured, despite us all being satisfyingly stuffed.
With its central location, superb food presentation and taste, commendable service, and a brunch menu that has just about everything you could want, there’s no question where you should be brunching this weekend: Bread Street Kitchen has it all.
Bread Street Kitchen
Mezzanine Level, LKF Hotel
33 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong