the Brunch Series: Green at Hotel Icon (East Tsim Sha Tsui)

If you’re looking for a top quality, reasonably-priced brunch set (around HK$270 for 4 courses) in a naturally-lit and spacious setting, then this is it.

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three-story glass windows add to the roomy feel

Last Sunday my friends and I found ourselves running out of options for brunch places in Tsim Sha Tsui. Almost every place we called was fully booked and we were near-starving. We decided to take a chance on an internet search result that seemed promising: Green at the lobby of Hotel Icon.

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first plate of jamon serrano and poached egg

Not many people know about Green, so we were able to book a table for six last minute, and were rewarded with a delectable meal!

Unfortunately, I was ravenous at this point and neglected to take photos of the menu or of the main dishes, but I promise next time I won’t be so careless.

vertical garden on the wall designed by world-famous botanist Patrick Blanc

vertical garden on the wall designed by world-famous botanist Patrick Blanc

I think the winning dish was the lobster appetizer (you can choose to have it grilled or cooked in other ways), followed by my main course of pan-seared salmon. My friends had the rib-eye steak, but after trying theirs, I was happy with my own plate (and that says a lot if you consider my notorious food envy. I nearly cried with regret when everyone was served lobster and I got a chicken Caesar’s salad for the first course…)

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Chinese characters falling from the ceiling

A compelling reason to pay Green a visit as well – the best cake I’ve tasted in Hong Kong. And I take my cakes seriously. The only other cake I like in Hong Kong is Ms. B’s ‘Better Than Sex.’

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raspberry chocolate dome, THE best cake I’ve tasted in Hong Kong – neither my Irish nor Portugese friend said they particularly liked raspberry, but they concurred that this was absolutely delicious

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mango cheesecake dome, with real fresh bits of fruit inside. OH YUM

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green tea cupcake. meh.

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durian cupcake, I think D didn’t like it

Brunch Served until 3pm. Green, Lobby, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3400 1300, http://www.hotel-icon.com

julienne

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2 thoughts on “the Brunch Series: Green at Hotel Icon (East Tsim Sha Tsui)

  1. aurumeve says:

    Food looks great, and it’s interesting how so many places all around the world look similar! The atrium looks very much like the Lincoln Center Atrium in NYC !
    AurumEve.com ~ Global Jewelry

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