Everyone in Hong Kong loves a good buffet - the large variety of cuisines, high quality ingredients, fresh seafood and decadent desserts. Here are five of some of the greatest buffets that Hong Kong has to offer.
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On the ground floor of the Grand Hyatt hotel in Admiralty is a newly renovated restaurant - Grand Cafe. Decorated in dark marble with discreet booths and free-standing islands, the Grand Cafe has transformed into a modern and sophisticated dining venue. The restaurant offers both an American breakfast buffet and an internationally authentic dinner buffet. Post renovation, Grand Cafe’s dinner buffet features a much more open kitchen with several unique made to order dishes. Their made to order dishes include coconut green curry with thai basil lobster, seafood rice soup, classic lobster cocktail and mozzerella tomato salad. The increase in number of made to order dishes allows Grand Cafe to preserve the freshness and flavor of their dishes. In addition, they also have a variety of foreign delicacies like foie gras and rich desserts. Be sure to make a reservation to guarantee a spot at their extravagant dinner buffet.
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An authentic Indian restaurant, Bombay Dreams tries to bring traditional Indian cuisine to Hong Kong through fine dining. Located on Wyndham Street in Central and owned by Dining Concepts, the lunch buffet at Bombay Dreams is filled with Indian delights. The restaurant uses a wide variety of authentic spices and flavors to serve dishes like chicken tikka lababdar, prawn curry and vegetable samosas. Included in the lunch buffet is an array of exotic desserts. Apart from their buffet, they also have an extensive a la carte menu available for both lunch and dinner. Bombay Dreams is special, only offering their buffet during lunch and not dinner. For those that can’t make the weekday lunch buffet due to work or school, they also offer a similar buffet option on weekends. With impeccable presentation, attentive service and perfectly spiced dishes, Bombay Dreams will satisfy any Indian cuisine cravings.
The Verandah inside the Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui offers a gastronomic buffet dining experience sure to mesmerize and entice. Created by Chef Lo Wing Keung, who has been with the The Peninsula since 1994, The Verandah features has a unique culinary style which melds traditional cooking with innovative techniques. White interiors and large windows create a classy and sophisticated atmosphere, perfect for a dinner with clients or friends. Serving buffets all day, starting with their famous breakfast buffet and ending with a hearty dinner one, The Verandah has everything from seasonal delicacies to international cuisines. Their lunch and dinner buffet features everything from fresh sashimi and mussels to crispy chicken wings and fried tempura. They even have roast opens like honey-glazed shoulder ham and roasted sirloin for those meat-lovers out there. Definitely leave room for dessert to try their pistachio panna cotta, fruity macarons and souffle.
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Below the lobby at the InterContinental Hotel lies the majestic and magnificent buffet of the Harbourside. With a three-tiered fresh lobster tower, foie gras station and live roast meat carving, the buffet at the Harbourside really has it all. Gorge yourself on fresh crabs, prosciutto, sushi, dim sum and even pizza. In addition to the savory food, this buffet serves both Western and Asian desserts, with over 30 different sweet dishes to decide between. A few of the highlights include wasabi & yuzu cake, honey cake, apple pie and mango sago pudding. They even have a macaron tower and chocolate fountain! With an incredible buffet variety, Harbourside can satisfy almost anyone’s food cravings.
Inside the Island Shangri-La hotel in Admiralty is Cafe TOO, an international buffet restaurant that uses innovative techniques to elevate casual dishes. The restaurant is divided into multiple sections arranged by the cuisine and cooking technique of the dish. Firstly, they have a salad bar section with fresh greens, cured meats and creamy cheese. Next they have sushi, sashimi and fresh seafood on ice like lobster, crab and prawns. For cooked foods, Cafe TOO has dim sum, seared foie gras, live seared beef cubes, Indian curries and Cantonese stir-fry. Customize your own noodles at their noodle bar, selecting from a variety of noodle types, fresh ingredients, veggies and soup bases. Directly in the center of the restaurant is a dessert island bar featuring crepes, souffles, cakes, ice cream and candy. While the choices here may seem overwhelming, guests can try a little of each and have food from all over the world in one sitting.
Written by: Audree Wang