The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

All American Brunch @ Lily & Bloom, Hong Kong

Last month, we celebrated 12 years of marriage. It's amazing we've come this far together. At our wedding, I would never have imagined that in 12 years time, we would have lived in both Japan and Hong Kong, with three kids all born outside of Australia! We've done so many cool and awesome stuff together, and our latest adventure sees us trying to raise our kids (two of whom are under 3) in Hong Kong. This year, the anniversary date fell on a Sunday, so we took the opportunity to treat ourselves to a nice brunch with the kids at Lily & Bloom, who had just introduced their All American Brunch (HK$320) on Saturdays and Sundays. We'd been here previously a few years ago, and I had quite enjoyed the experience. I love the design concept based on the New York 1920s speakeasy, and there was plenty of space to move around. There was a play area set up on the 6th floor, but we didn't use it because it was on a separate floor and we wanted to eat!

There were two sittings for brunch, and I booked the 11am slot which was perfect because we practically had the whole place to ourselves and our noisy children can be their boisterous selves without too much embarrassment. Service was friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious. The All American Brunch included an appetiser buffet and a variety of small plates for sharing served to our table. The kids' a-la-carte menu was also available to order from, and I appreciated the flexibility as our 7-year-old was just uninterested in the brunch selection. The appetiser buffet was quite small, but quality of the dishes were good. There were a few salads, a charcuterie and a cheese board with some bread, as well as seafood on ice (smoked salmon, prawns and mussels). We particularly enjoyed the chicken salad, and I helped myself to multiple servings of smoked salmon. There was also an omelette station, where there was several types of omelettes to choose to be freshly cooked and served to the table. The dessert buffet looked delicious, and the chocolate fondue was a novelty.

Appetiser buffet:

The chocolate fondue fountain was the main centrepiece of the dessert spread. There was also pineapple upside down cake and creamy coconut flan:

Cupcake decorating station! Our kids are already hyperactive without sugar and artificial colours, so they only enjoyed the plain cupcakes

The boy's Hot Dog and Scrambled Eggs (two of his favourites in one plate) from the kids' menu:

The first of the sharing plates was the BLT Avocado Toast with toasted brioche bread, zesty jalapeno avocado mash, fresh lime, cherry tomatoes and crispy bacon. The 6-month-old loved this! She didn't seem to mind the mild spiciness at all:

Lily & Bloom Diner Corned Beef Hash with slow-cooked spa egg, crisped potatoes and corned beef:

Billy's Blueberry Pancakes with crispy bacon and breakfast sausage links:

Big Brioche French Toast with orange spiked classic maple syrup and fruit compote:


The cappuccino was disappointing as it tasted like burnt coffee with too much milk (so it was more a latte than a cap). Hubby's flat white was a bit better:

This was another enjoyable experience at Lily & Bloom.

[Prices quoted above do not include the 10% service charge.]

5th Floor, LKF Tower
33 Wyndham St
Tel. +85 2 2810 6166.

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