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2015-07-30

ARMANI Aqua @ Infinity Brunch



Hong Kong has a plethora of places to have that special brunch on a Sunday, but there is always the question of “how much bang do I get for my buck?” Well ARMANI Aqua has the answer for those of you that like a more signature approach with their ‘infinity brunch’, a combination of Japanese and Italian semi-buffet dishes, as well as infinite hot dishes brought to your table, with a choice of signature main courses and a crustacean bar. I think that must whet your appetite, right? To quench your thirst and heighten the Sunday ritual, there is an option of free flow Veuve Cliquot champagne, custom made Bloody Marys and Bellinis which is hard to pass up in such a chic venue.


The ambience is a little different from the usual brunch venues, as the dining room is enclosed with no real outside view, so in the heat of the summer, you are blessed with a cool and subtly lit dining room that encourages a more pleasant and less noisy experience (we were fortunate to be there on a quiet day with the absence of children and large families, you won't like to see children running around while you are stylishly sipping your champagne). Despite the ambience lacking of the background music and furniture show its age, the service staff were rather in sleep walking at all times lacking of attentiveness and attention paying towards table services.


They do have a lot of choices covered for those that are both seafood and carnivorous focused. At the Japanese end of the spectrum, there is a decent range of sushi and sashimi, the aforementioned crustacean bar, some beautiful Italian cold cuts, Scottish smoked salmon, to mention but a few things from the buffet selection.


A cheese platter for your selection


The buffet salad bar


Main courses are a plenty, depending on whether you will stay with the normal selections, or choose some very special up-market offerings for an additional cost with even more selections to whet the appetite.


The buffet was sensibly presented in small portions, so replenishment was quite frequent and the ingredients always tasted very fresh. We loved the variety and the fact that the food on offer represents two different styles of preparation (Japanese and Italian) to really create an appetite for a varied clientele.


The dining room are furnished with Armani Casa furniture, of course.


Our favourites for the brunch were the simple wishes like the Scottish smoked salmon and the hot dishes brought to the table, such as the clam pasta, veal fillet and the Japanese platter consisting of tempura prawn, yakitori chicken skewers and deep fried sweet potato and corn balls.




Tried & Tested:
Location: 4/5
Ambience: 2.5/5
Design & Decor: 3/5
Food & Beverage: 4/5
Service: 2.5/5

Highlights :
Food

Flaws:
Service
Ambience


2/F Landmark Chater (Chater House)
8 Connaught Road
Central Hong Kong
Tel:+852 3583 2828