I have to admit something, I am an expat. I’m not a typical live in Mid Levels only eat Italian and French kind of expat but I am still an expat. I don’t speak Cantonese or Chinese (and I regret that) and I grew up far far away.
And what this means is that I have to go to Sunday brunch and get drunk as that is a cardinal expat rule. And so it was – Zuma on Sunday for an 11am brunch. The thing was, it was really quite good.
I am generally not a fan of all you can eat as it basically means the food = slop. Well Zuma are obviously a touch wary of going down that route as they have an international brand of exclusivity to maintain which meant is was far better than it should of been. There was variety and even quality.
However, the most important thing about Zuma for brunch is not the food. The food is the stuffing (literally). What it is really about is the 10hkd or £9 for unlimited champagne (Perrier Jouet). This unlimited champagne eventually resulted in us playing paper, scissors, stone with the waiters to get bottles rather than just glasses.
The real question is would I pay the serious money and go for a dinner there on my own dime. The simple answer is no. It’s Zuma, you can get it anywhere. In order to pay their rent in the Landmark they have built a restaurant of such vastness that it feels like you are in a cruise ship dining room. The sashimi, sushi, sides etc are of good quality but then pretty much all the Japanese food in Hong Kong is. And… I’ve made two little Japanese discoveries which I will blog about soon which I would pick everytime instead.
Price – 600hkd for an unlimited champagne and food brunch. But it does result in a hellish Monday
5/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
POSTSCRIPT – I went for lunch the other day. It was heinous and expensive. I will never go to Zuma again.