JW Marriott Hong Kong The Lounge Sunday Brunch Buffet
Hong Kong, China SAR
(852) 2845‐0737 (Fax)
The quest for the ultimate Sunday Brunch buffet continues. Foie gras check, Iberico ham, 2 kinds, unlimited champagne and wine, check, dinner, forget about it.
We recently visited Hong Kong and dined on excellent Cantonese Chinese food and more. Hong Kong is a modern city like New York, that is progressive, packed with energy, and filled with top-notch restaurants.
JW Marriott Hong Kong Sunday Champagne Brunch at The Lounge was next on our list of high-end buffets. We are suckers for lavish spreads of high-end food in addition to our mainstays of regular fine dining! We have found that Hong Kong is filled with buffets that simply out to Las Vegas. In 2010, we dined at Conrad’s Sunday brunch next door, which proved to be Awesome.
This Sunday brunch cost about US$80 with unlimited Moët Chandon champagne or Tyrrell, Campagnola Bardolino wines. You can save a little by opting out of the alcoholic beverages and sticking with tea, coffee, and juices.
Chinese name: 香港萬豪酒店大堂酒廊
Summary – Awesome buffet
Insider Tip – Make Reservations in Advance
Cuisine – Western Food
Location – Hong Kong, China
Decor, Vibe – JW Marriott Hong Kong The Lounge is situated on the open atrium, Lobby level and a spacious locale with a view of the nearby high-rises. This brunch extends upstairs into their wine lounge area. This area also serves as their bar lounge (just like the Grand Hyatt’s buffet), resulting in many sofa like chairs, not particularly amenable for dining, but good for relaxing to classical music when you achieve a food coma.
Several dishes including baked tomatoes, and egg noodles were circulated directly to diners.
Food Pictures for our Sunday Brunch
Fairly small but high quality selection, with English muffins, Croissants, lobster meat, ham, crab meat, hard-boiled eggs, cooked to order eggs and eggs benedict.
A reasonable selection of high-quality salads including Caesars, 3 cerviches, mozzarella cheese salad, seafood salads, duck salad, potato salad, cooked vegetable, and more
Three kinds of caviar, including Lumpfish Black Caviar and malossal caviar that were served with a Pearl spoon on a blinis.
Several high-quality shellfish options including cockles, King crab, Matthews crab, spiny lobster, Maine lobster, and large shrimp.
Limited selection of sashimi including geo-duck, abalone, and 3 kinds of rolls. Three kinds of smoked salmon.
Salumi included ridiculously good Iberian chorizo, 5J Iberico Belota ham, Serrano ham, and more. 3 kinds of quality cheese and several breads.
You could see the chef carving the leg!
Several dim sum options including shrimp dumplings, siu mai, and sesame balls. A local comes here to eat Western food! They’ve had enough dim sum for a lifetime. This is just enough to satisfy tourist like us.
Seared Foie Gras with a brioche, cooked to order, always seemed to have a line. We have some serious Foie eaters in Hong Kong. 3 types of foie terrine.
Lamb, Seabass, steamed vegetables, and more
Carved prime rib and Peking duck.
Something we have never seen, cooked to order and excellent risotto. Select from: Vegetable, ham, or shrimp.
A couple Indian dishes including Indian Chicken Curry, several chutneys, and basmati Rice. Tiffin buffet has many more options.
Extensive selection including crème brûlée, brownies, strawberry Napoleon, marshmallows, tiramisu, chocolate mousse, chocolate blondies, fresh fruit, candy, Panna cotta, black forest cake, and much more.
4 types of premium ice cream, complete with a kid’s dream list of toppings.
Service – JW Marriott Hong Kong Sunday Champagne Brunch had reasonable service, but not enough servers to cover entire area effectively. It sometimes took a while to get plates changed, refills, or beverages ordered.
Value – This is a fairly expensive Sunday brunch buffet, but they did feature a wide variety of high-quality and exotic food.
Alternatives – Nearby restaurants include Conrad awesome Sunday brunch at Nicolini’s. Next on our Sunday brunch buffet list: Spoon, Mandarin Grill, Zuma, or 5th Floor Fusion.
Verdict – JW Marriott Hong Kong The Lounge Sunday Brunch Buffet proved to be a satisfying Sunday brunch, nearly on par with their neighbor Conrad. Dessert, shellfish, and appetizer (especially the Iberico ham) selection was excellent, although sushi and pasta options were a bit weak. Having the option to both champagne and wine, proved decadent! We’re glad most people didn’t drive. Locals were seen browsing the newspaper, even playing video games while relaxing. Indulge in an indulgent, leisurely Sunday brunch, the next time you’re in Hong Kong.
Children cost HK $330.
MTR Station: Admiralty: Exit F
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