Urban Park has recently launched a new semi-buffet lunch at both their TST and Central locations, and since I can’t resist a good weekend brunch (can anyone?!), I made my way to their Central branch to eat my way into a Saturday afternoon food coma. Urban Park’s weekend brunch consists of an appetizer buffet bar, seafood soup of the day, choice of main, and dessert with coffee or tea for only HK$299. If you’re in the mood to make your brunch boozy, Urban Park also offers three free-flow drink packages.
The first thing I noticed when I walked into Urban Park’s Central branch was just how bright the restaurant is, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows that let in lots of natural light. The restaurant is welcoming with simple, yet inviting decor and plenty of spacious seating. We arrived at 11:30 am when brunch begins, but it seemed as though the staff were a bit lost; the food was out, but there were no cutlery accompanying the dishes and for the first 30 minutes or so, we weren’t paid much attention. Thankfully, shortly afterwards, service greatly improved and we enjoyed the rest of our brunch.
There was a sufficient selection of salads and antipasti dishes laid out on the bar, where you could choose from honey mustard artichoke and cauliflower, green apple and pork, pineapple and potato, and honey balsamic mushroom salad (a bit of a mayonnaise-base overload, but it worked for me). As for the antipasti dishes, there was a plate of grilled vegetables and a plate of cold cuts. All the dishes at the buffet were good, but there wasn’t a particular dish that would make me want to go back up for seconds.
We were absolutely obsessed with our drinks at Urban Park; we loved how our milk tea was served with the milk and sugar in little glasses on the side, so you could make your tea as milky and sugary as you’d like. Urban Park also scored big points with their super cute latte art – we almost thought the little piggy and kitty were too cute to drink!
Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Urban Park’s choice of mains are sure to suit all taste-buds and types. The Foie Gras Prime Beef Burger was massive: patty, cheese, bacon, mushrooms, and – of course – foie gras, all carefully crafted between a large brioche bun. Given its size, devising a plan to tackle this beast of a burger is a good option for those who don’t want the contents spilled everywhere. We also ordered the All Day “Hangover” Big Breakfast since someone at the table may or may not have been hungover.. The plate was large, but we were expecting a few more items in the dish given its claim as a “big breakfast”.
The puffs were filled with a cool milk cream center, drizzled with a berry sauce. We loved the presentation of dessert, however, since we were filled to the brink with food at this point, we didn’t think this dessert was worth trying to make more room in our stomachs for.
While I did enjoy the atmosphere of Urban Park (apparently the TST branch has a beautiful outdoor terrace, so I’ll have to check that out!) and my massive burger, the buffet portion of the brunch wasn’t very memorable. If you’re looking for a decently priced boozy brunch and aren’t too fussy about the buffet, Urban Park is a good weekend option.
Urban Park’s weekend semi-buffet brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Semi-Buffet including appetizer buffet, seafood soup of the day, main dish, dessert of the day, and coffee or tea – HK$299
Buffet Only – HK$199
Free-flow tea and juice bar – HK$89
Free-flow bloody mary, gin & tonic, and prosecco – HK$139
All-you-can-drink (both of the above) – $HK169
2/F, Shop 3-5, Nan Fung Place
173 Des Voeux Road
Tel: 3708 8083