Restaurant reviews

The Langham Hong Kong – breakfast with a bang!

The cost of breakfast at the Langham isn’t included in our room rate here in Hong Kong, but we’re not a couple to turn down a breakfast buffet, so we decided that we’d treat ourselves on one or two mornings during our stay.

Sadly we didn’t even get past the first morning before succumbing to the lure of the buffet (I blame the jetlag) and so we found ourselves sitting down in the serene Food Lobby restaurant on a Sunday morning.

The buffet is divided into several distinct sections: continental (which we largely ignored in lieu of the more interesting hot food), traditional Chinese, eggs station, American section, and English section. There was also a fruit and fresh juice section but that won’t feature heavily in this review!

Our first port of call was the eggs station. We both went for an omelette with the full works, including cheese, ham, onion, and the rest. The omelette was cooked to perfection, left just runny enough when we cut into it. We had our omelettes with a cup of hot coffee and a few cheeky rashers of smoky bacon.

We decided for our next plate to go Chinese. It may only have been 9.30am but it’s never too early for noodles! We tried the fried noodles, fried rice, and various dim sum. We felt a little bit tentative eating what is usually dinner fare at that time of day, but any misgivings were soon put to one side when we tucked in. The dim sum especially was really tasty, with the vegetable mixture inside the dumplings succulent and delicate.

To wrap up proceedings, we went English! Bacon, sausages, baked beans, fried potatoes, and scrambled eggs meant we were set up for the day and able to refrain from eating until well into the evening!

If you’re staying at the Langham or somewhere else in town, be sure to head to the breakfast buffet – it’s well worth the price!

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