Hong Kong buffets are a great chance to try a table full of first class food at a seriously reduced price. And, there is no better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than at a Hong Kong buffet slowly making your way through the starters, mains, deserts, and, in some cases, the drinks counter. Prices below are for adults, children under twelve generally earn a 50% reduction. These are all prices for Sunday brunch, which generally runs from 12p.m-3p.m; prices will be substantially cheaper for mid-week buffets.
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1. Island Shangri-La - Cafe Too
- Address: Pacific Place, Supreme Court Drive, Admiralty
2. Kowloon Shangri-La - Cafe KoolNo, we’re not in the employ of the Shangri La group, this is simply one of the best priced, top end buffets available. The selection is nearly as impressive as its pricier rival above, with six separate stations, although there is a definite slant towards Chinese and Asian cuisine. The crowd is a little more laid back than elsewhere and you won’t feel out of place in a sweater and jeans. Booking ahead isn’t necessary. Price – HK$268
- Address: 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
3. The Intercontinental - Habourside RestaurantsThe most elaborate buffet in town, this is where sheikhs and stars come to down champagne, feast on seafood and melt their credit cards. The main pull here is the free-flowing beer, wine and bubbly, which also means things can get more than a little boisterous as the afternoon wears on and the magnums get emptied. The selection of food is also extensive, and the price is further justified by the selection of freshly hooked creatures from the deep, including lobster and prawns. You’ll need to book a minimum of one month in advance, if not more. Price – HK$638
- Address: 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
4. Jashan Indian RestaurantIf you can limit yourself to just one cuisine, you’ll find the cost of your buffet is substantially reduced. Almost all of the city’s Indian restaurants will offer some spin on the buffet idea, however many Indian restaurants in Hong Kong can be dark, cramped and a little intimidating for first timers, especially when trying to negotiate a buffet. Jashan is the perfect introduction, excellent Indian food inside a proper sit down restaurant, even if it is a throw back to British colonial days. The buffet itself offers a selection of four or five curries, including a vegetarian option, plus a host of side dishes. Price - HK$98
- Address: 1st Floor, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central
5. Jumbo - Top DeckIf you’re going to Jumbo in Aberrdeen, you’re going for the experience not the food. This floating restaurant set in the bay is a long standing tourist attraction, and, although the food is no longer bad, gourmets will prefer buffets in the city. Top Deck is a relatively new addition to the Jumbo floating restaurant emporium, and is thankfully a step away from the traditional tourist traps, with a contemporary design and better than average food. The buffet is a mixture of standard Western and Asian dishes with prime place given to seafood, and, with champagne thrown in, the price is very fair. If the sun is shining, their top deck, al fresco seating really is unbeatable. HK$378
- Address: Shum Wan Pier Drive, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen