Café on M Feast
The InterContinental Grand Stanford’s all-day cafe is best known for its value-formoney buffet offerings, with stations that include a dedicated oyster bar where chefs shuck excellent-quality (and usually Australian) bivalves to order. In addition, there are the occasional treats that you need to wait for—the roasted suckling pig is one, but when it’s ready, follow the snaking queue that extends around the noodle and dim sum stations. Roast rib of beef and lamb chops are properly done, and the Indian curries rotate often—but there will always be some excellent naan, cumin-scented pappadams and fragrant basmati rice. Desserts include freshly-made crêpes, classic Chinese puddings and ice cream mochi. Things can get hectic as diners jostle for the most popular items, but service is friendly and accommodating. Contemporary and tranquil, the signature dining space in Quarry Bay’s East hotel is known for its floor-to-ceiling windows and bountiful selection of global cuisines. Ideal for families and big groups of friends, guests can enjoy international dishes ranging from Italian to Asian. The relaxing and palate-pleasing semi-buffet brunch menu showcases a fresh and munificent array of selections. For starters, we enjoyed the pan-seared duck foie gras and maple-cured Irish salmon. When moving onto mains, the tantalising wokfried scallops and US corn-fed chicken supreme are great choices. Those with a sweet tooth can enjoy the signature chilled strawberry soufflé or the caramel and chocolate Concorde.