Our weekends typically start with brunch, whether it is a decadent meal with friends that lasts for hours on a Saturday or an all day family affair on a Sunday. Macau is literally overflowing with great brunch spots, but here are our favorites.
Aux Beaux Arts at MGM Macau
We like brunch at Aux Beaux Arts because of the décor, the ambience, the service and… well basically everything. Classic French cuisine, seafood, with an ambiance evoking 1930s Paris. The staff are pros and the a la carte brunch menu makes for easy ordering. We started with the seafood platter (pictured above) which was fresh, filling and a very generous serving. We also tried the croque madame and eggs benedict. These two dishes are quite easy to prepare and don’t usually allow for much innovation, but the chefs managed to transform the presentation while preserving the original taste and authenticity; we say bravo. The presentation of dishes here is an instagrammers dream! And did we mention the wine? We chose a lovely white–Sancerre, from the Domaine Vacheron 2014 vintage on recommendation from the restaurant manager Nadege and we were not disappointed.
A la carte brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
The Manor at St Regis Hotel
The Manor doesn’t feel like a standard commercial brunch at all. We were impressed with the cozy and relaxed feeling, with friendly chefs manning all stations. They were charismatic, eager to help, and a few had us laughing whenever we passed by! While the layout and spread of food is not as big as some of the other buffets around town, they more than make up for it in quality and the addition of a ten-course lobster-themed degustation menu served tableside. Their dessert and cheese bar is the best we’ve seen in Macau so far!
Sunday brunch from 11am to 3pm at MOP $588 per person or MOP $788 with free flow Veuve.
Belon at Banyan Tree
When it comes to Sunday brunch there’s no place quite like Belon at Banyan Tree. The setting is stunning; the generous selection of cold and warm dishes more than justifies the somewhat higher price, and the free flow Moet is something that dreams are made of.
Every Sunday from 11:30am to 3pm. Price per person MOP $799
Aurora at Hotel Altira
A cool venue in what we think is one of the most underrated hotels in Macau. The fresh decor is a perfect match for the innovative menu by Chef Helder. Despite the open floor plan, the layout of the tables and bar allows for real intimacy while dining. Our preferred seating? The bar! From there we can enjoy our meal while looking out over the dining room with views of Macau in the distance.
Set menu for brunch on Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Price per person MOP $588 or MOP $688 for a five or six-course meal.
Belcancao at Four Seasons
The Sunday brunch at Belcancao has been a favorite of Macau locals for quite some time and now we know why. This was our first visit and we were impressed with the range of food on offer. Included are regional tidbits, seafood, raw food, Asian dishes, salads, bread and traditional desserts that all make this brunch great value for your money. There is really something for everyone. It manages to balance the needs of families with children as well as couples looking for a romantic Sunday together. The open plan of this restaurant and its buffet layout make for easy navigation and staff was efficient and helpful.
Saturday and Sunday, MOP $328 per person.