Brunch is so much more than the regular eggs benny or pancake stacks. Our editor, Carolynne Dear’s children rank Operetta‘s new Italian Sunday brunch best of the month.
It was Sunday morning, we’d been at rugby training for the Hong Kong Football Club since 9am, and we were hungry, really hungry. So when we were told we’d be checking out a new Italian brunch we were pretty happy. Italian usually means yummy pizza, pasta and great desserts.
The receptionist led us through a nice restaurant to a table towards the back of the restaurant. It was pretty busy with lots of other families, which is nice as it lends atmosphere. There were plenty of other kids and parents enjoying their Sunday lunch.
The kids brunch menu included access to the antipasti buffet, plus a main from a special kids menu, and a pudding from the dessert buffet. We ploughed straight into the buffet, and we were happy to see lots of great options. Mum went for the seafood and salad as usual, but we really enjoyed the pasta and meatball options. There were also these really yummy mini sandwiches filled with delicious Italian meats.
To be honest we were a bit full by now, so we had a breather and ordered some dishes from the main menu. Dad went for beef (beef filet ‘Rose of Parma’ Style stuffed with ham, Parmesan and Lambrusco), mum ordered fish (poached seabream with white wine and parsley) and we ordered chicken and pizzas (pizza Margherita and ‘Chicken Milanese’ – breaded chicken breast cutlets).
It was all really good – the pizzas were proper Italian pizzas like you get on holiday in Europe, not like takeaway. The children’s menu was great as it didn’t have the usual boring stuff like chips, it was a proper menu.
For dessert, there was a lady twirling candy floss which was fun, plus some absolutely amazing gelato. Mum said she was full but managed some tiramisu, and dad had some little cakes.
We really enjoyed this brunch and it was handily located in Pacific Place, so afterwards we headed off to the cinema. We hope to be taken back and we would definitely recommend it – especially if you’ve been doing Sunday sport.
Operetta Sunday Brunch runs every Sunday, 11.30am-3pm, Kid’s Brunch Menu $138/person for antipasti buffet, main and dessert buffet; adults $208/person for antipasti buffet and dessert buffet plus $130 for a main; $138/person for free-flow ‘Festa’ (sparkling, white and red wines and draught beer).
Shop 112, 1/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2115 8080, firstname.lastname@example.org.