Who doesn’t love stuffing themselves until they’re ready to burst, gorging on delectable desserts and sipping free-flow bubbly? (Um us?) It’s fine, we don’t judge! Whether it’s your first or your tenth time at a buffet, this list of must-try places is sure to satisfy without breaking the bank. Bonus: you’ll learn some of our trippin’ savvy saver tips!
Feeling a bit bloated after scarfing down a few too many hor d’oeuvres? Get in on the fitness action for free by working up a sweat while shopping for designer duds at some of the neighbouring outposts nearby.
Here’s a list of our fave places to grab some serious chow and then some.
Three. Two. One. Go! Hit the crowds without hitting the roads – Tsim Sha Tsui’s clubby night hotspots are just steps (or a stumble) away from Three on Canton’s Tsim Sha Tsui outpost. A satiating selection of culinary classics awaits aficionados, including Three on Canton’s signature Pan-fried Foie Gras with Toast, and Peking Duck. After a quick food fixin’, Fendi and Ferragamo are just a Frisbee toss away from all of the action in hustling Harbour City. On a budget? Relax. Enjoy a 23% discount on all lunch, dinner and afternoon tea buffet sets when you book via Chope.
Savvy Saver Tip: Save 23% off Lunch, Dinner and Afternoon Tea Buffet (Expires 30 April 2017)
Find it at 3/F, 13 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
Book a table at Three on Canton and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG
Fab view of Victoria Harbour on the side? Yes PUH-lease! Perched 100 stunning stories above the Kowloon cityscape, Café 103 is the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of neighboring ICC. Savour succulent seafood selections or Western mains including Wagyu Beef Burgers and spicy Chicken Briyani. Hit novel store openings in nearby Elements including Proenza Schouler, MARYLING, and Philipp Plein. It’s the only post-buffet splurge worth waiting for!
Find it at 103/F, The Ritz Carlton, 1 Austin Rd. W., Tsim Sha Tsui
Book a table at Café 103 and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG
Seafood is a particular specialty at gorgeous Grand, with freshly-shucked Aussie (exotic!) oysters and Insta-worthy sashimi snippety snapped up right as it’s painstakingly prepared. With plenty of plates to tuck into, such as Hainan Chicken Rice – which comes with a decadently fatty piece of skin, fluffy rice, and a bowl of what Cantonese call ‘old fire soup’ – it’s no surprise that Grand is a stalwart in any beloved buffet-goer’s guide. Pop over to Pacific Place post-meal – parfait for an arrête at Céline, or if money’s tight, ‘high-street Céline’ aka COS.
Find it at Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Rd., Wan Chai
Book a table at Grand Café and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG
An artistic ambiance makes for an intimate setting in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. Plush, low-set Cappellini-inspired chairs all face the Harbour, meaning no one misses out. Among the 20+ curated continental culinary combinations AVAilable for guests to enjoy, it’s best to feast on their mouthwatering menu of international delicacies, including Spanish-inspired tapas like bruschetta and bomba rice fritters. K11’s Kapok is just around the corner; be prepared for showers with a jacket from RAINS or maybe a pair of Rivieras in which you can meander poolside! Go on, play hooky. That outdoor pool’s callin’ your name.
Find it at 38/F, 8A Hart Ave., Tsim Sha Tsui
Book a table at AVA Restaurant Slash Bar and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG
A brilliant brasserie with Asia’s largest indoor vertical garden in Hotel ICON, GREEN is a superb selection for standard local eats with creative flavour combinations. The invitingly modern and low-key décor make it easy to forget that you’re just on the edge of the Tsim Sha Tsui’s buzzy district. Try out simple dishes such as Garlic Butter Bourgogne Snails and Bouillabaisse. The hotel’s side digs makes it easy to zip around the city, but definitely don’t miss out on the stellar sunset from their rooftop terrace. If you simply must escape paradise, it’s a breeze to run down to Burberry or saunter to Swarovski just across the street.
Savvy Saver Tip: Save 15% off Semi-Buffet Brunch (Expires 30 April 2017)
Find it at Lobby, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
Book a table at GREEN and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG
Sunday champers? We’d be delighted. Imbibe on free flow Laurent-Perrier NV, and be prepared to chow down on Sweet Snow Crab Legs, Plump Clams, and Marinated Abalone on the side at Alibi’s Champagne Seafood Sunday Brunch. As the name suggests, don’t miss out on wining, dining, and socialising afterwards. If money’s tight, save 15% off when you book through the Chope app or website. Meander to Mong Kok’s Ladies Market where you’ll find ‘designer’ duds for up to 70% off. Whether it’s the real deal or not… well, you did just arrive from Alibi, no?
Savvy Saver Tip: Save 15% off Alibi Champagne’s Seafood Sunday Brunch (Expires 25 June 2017)
Find it at 5/F, Cordis Hotel, 555 Shanghai St., Mong Kok
Book a table at Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG
Part art gallery, part social hub, Clipper is where traditional Cantonese fare meets Western classics. Seafood is their forte, as demonstrated by their sumptuous Steamed Organic Salmon and their Tandoori Prawn Salad. When we need a break from some of HK’s buffet mediocrity, the Clipper Lounge offers a cool (and welcome) alternative. Keep your eyes peeled for the Hermès store poppin’ up just across the street (it’s rumored to be almost twice as big as its contemporary).
Find it at M/F, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Rd., Central
Book a table at Clipper Lounge and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG
The Market’s coastal/chill vibe is a hop, skip, and a jump away from the city’s buzzy biz district, making it one of Tsim Sha Tsui’s tasty hidden Houdinis. Hunker down with Victoria Harbour views, Southeast Asian seafood, and on-point Umami-rich Laksa Lemak. Durian-lovers will get a happy ending with the café’s signature array of durian cakes, tarts, pastries and the like! In the market for some fashion finds? Dash off to Dsquared2, Dior, or DFS – all just minutes away!
Savvy Saver Tip: Save 15% off Weekday Lunch Buffet (Expires 30 April 2017)
Find it at 2/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
Book a table at The Market and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG
Harbourside lives up to its nautical name in the best way possible. Moored on the first floor of one of Honker’s illustrious icons, the Intercontinental Hotel, Harbourside overlooks the Avenue of Stars and beyond. Whilst the café stays open all day, it’s their dinner selections that draw the crowds. Brace yourself for a tantalising triple threat: the chilled seafood bar offers heaps of juicy Lobs and sweet Snow Crabs, the main hot food bar dishes out Western classics such as Leg of Lamb and Foie Gras and yes – wait for it – the Chinese station thrills with Double-boiled Fish Maw Soup and more. Snap up 20% off on all Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner bookings when you book via Hong Kong’s premier reservations platform (ahem, us). A few fathoms away lies Harbour City, where you can unearth a treasure trove of designer deals – Paul & Shark, 45R, BLACKBARRETT, and the like.
Savvy Saver Tip: Save 20% off Brunch, Lunch & Dinner (Expires 30 April 2017)
Find it at LG/F, Intercontinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
Book a table at Harbourside and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG
Hope you’re not too full ‘cause we’ve got one more! Parked near the crowd-free tranquility of rural Kowloon, eatstreet@pentalounge plates up a ‘neighbourhood lifestyle’ ethos, designed as a destination of choice for casual dining. An all-day dining experience of market-style food stations and a creative playful fusion cuisine served in Dai Pai Dong-style tables and stools means that you can get in on the action anytime you want. What a mouthful (and we mean that literally). Zip to Kai Tak’s numerous flea market stalls just minutes away for some bargain post-meal shopping!
Find it at 1/F, pentahotel, 19 Luk Hop St., Kowloon
Book a table at eatstreet@Pentalounge and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG