The Envoy, located inside The Pottinger Hong Kong, has just launched a new Colonial Inspired Sunday brunch. For those who have no clue what “Colonial Inspired” means, it’s basically various Indian spices infused with traditional British dishes. If you’re looking for something more “brunch-y”, The Envoy also serves up a selection of traditional menu options, like your classic eggs benedict. The quality of food at The Envoy won’t disappoint, but it’ll certainly cost you a pretty penny.
What To Expect For Brunch At The Envoy
Any brunch menu item you order comes with either coffee or tea (as it should for the prices being charged), but if you’re not content with a simple drink, you can opt for either a Yin Yang Latte or a Pandan Latte for an additional HK$28, both of which were quite sweet and dessert-like.
We decided to stick to the Colonial Inspired options to try something new, so we ordered The Envoy’s take on the classic Butter Chicken Waffles (HK$178). Unlike what I was used to, this version used saffron and cardamom waffles, picked cucumber, seared pancetta, and apple mango chutney on the side. Given the price, I did find the portion to be rather small, but the coming-together of the flavours in this dish were impressive. We also tried the Seared Slow-cooked NZ Lamb Rump (HK$228), which was fantastic and came with spiced potato and okra, cucumber yogurt, and red bell pepper jus. The lamb was cooked so damn well and I appreciated that no sauce was needed to enhance the flavour of the lamb; it was perfect just the way it was.
We ended our brunch at The Envoy with a bowl of drool-worthy Milo Lava French Toast (HK$88). The thick-cut toast was filled with a generous amount of oozing Nutella alongside a peanut butter crumble and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you love french toast, ice cream, peanut butter, or Nutella (basically, anything deliciously sweet), then this dessert is perfect for you.
To put it simply, I really enjoyed the food at The Envoy’s new Sunday brunch, however, I’m not sure it’s worth dishing out that kind of cash given the countless other brunch options around Hong Kong.
3/F, The Pottinger Hong Kong
74 Queen’s Road, Central
Tel: 2169 3311