After working all week, don’t you wish time would slow down so you could spend the weekend enjoying yourselves and everything around you more? Sunday brunch offers city dwellers a way to leisurely savour downtime before going back to face another busy workweek. If you have decided to take a short break in the Land of Smiles, we have compiled an updated list of Bangkok brunch spots you shouldn’t miss.
Flourish at Sindhorn Kempinski Bangkok is a wonderful place to spend your Sunday brunch. True to its name, the Extravaganza Sunday Brunch serves up a lavish international buffet. The seafood tower stars imported river prawns, sweet and succulent lobsters, oysters, and black mussels, all served with a variety of house-made sauces. The Japanese corner features sashimi and sushi from Ki Izakaya restaurant, while the cheese and charcuterie selections offers a large variety of cheeses, fresh and dried fruits and nuts, cold cuts and cured meats including parma ham, jamon Ibérico and salami.
The Thai food station teems with authentic, mouth-watering dishes, but if you want something exclusive to Flourish, head to the Middle Eastern corner and sample kebab and dips by the hotel’s Lebanese chef. There is also an Italian station with pasta and pizzas hot off the oven. The grilled station beckons with sumptuous ribs, jumbo seabass in a salt crust, fragrant honey-glazed ham, and tiger prawns. Finish the meal with your choice of ice cream, macaron, pudding or other delectable desserts. The Extravaganza Sunday Brunch is served from noon – 3:00 PM. The price is 3,200++ baht (~S$125++) per person. Free-flow drinks are available for an additional 1,600++ baht (~S$62++. For further inquiries and reservations, call 02-095-9999.
At Anantara Siam Bangkok is Aqua Bar, and it serves an international buffet in a lush garden setting with live jazz music to make your Sunday brunch a feast for all senses. The spread features specialities from all in-house restaurants. The seafood station dazzles with lobsters, Alaska King crabs, oysters and more. European delights include foie gras and imported steaks, while Japanese offerings from Shintaro restaurant include tempura, sushi, sashimi of imported Japanese fish, and wagyu beef ramen. Fans of Italian food can indulge in authentic pasta and risottos from Biscotti restaurant, but if Chinese is more to your liking, the Peking duck and pork char siu will not disappoint. Cold cuts, cheeses, and Indian food round out the offerings.
In addition to the buffet line, you can also order from the mains menu. The dessert station is no less tempting, with cakes, chocolate, house-made ice cream and fresh fruits vying for attention. Families with young children can use the service of the Kids Club, which offers a variety of activities to keep the little ones happily occupied. Brunch hours are noon to 3:30 PM. Prices start at 2,500++ baht (~S$97++) per person (inclusive of juices, tea, coffee, and soft drinks). You can enjoy beer, wine and cocktails with your food for 3,500++ baht (~S$136++), or go for the (Moët & Chandon) champagne option for 4,500++ baht (~S$176++). Kids age 5-11 pay 1,200++ baht (~S$46++) per person, while children under 5 dine for free. For more information and reservations, call 02-126-8866.
Lord Jim’s at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is legendary for its lunch buffet, launched more than 40 years ago as the first premium lunch buffet in Thailand and still popular today for the freshness, quality and variety of the selections. Many call it their favourite lunch spot and return time and time again to enjoy the 100-plus-item menu.
The seafood station features Canadian lobsters, giant Hokkaido crabs, French oysters, and a large variety of sushi and sashimi. The Western selection ranges from classics such as French foie gras, Ibérico ham, Nordic salmon gravlax, seabass in salt crust, and organic mulberry honey-glazed ham, to fresh house-made pasta and assorted sauces from Ciao Terrazza. In addition to this, diners can enjoy freshly prepared dishes from Lord Jim’s own kitchen — seafood thermidor, black truffle risotto, barbecue pork ribs, to name a few — or Thai dishes such as tomyum kung and herb-braised duck leg stew from Sala Rim Naam. In any case, lunch at Lord Jim’s will not be complete without a bite of crêpes suzette, the star of the dessert station for more than four decades. Sunday lunch is served from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM. The price is 3,800++ baht (~S$148++) per person. For inquiries and reservations, call 02-659-9000.
The Dining Room
The Dining Room at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok presents The Grand Sunday Brunch on the first Sunday of every month, and it’s a must-try for brunch lovers. Executive Chef David Senia has created a buffet that’s sure to satisfy any appetite using select imported ingredients from premium beef to racks of lamb to fresh seafood (including rock lobsters and three different kinds of French oysters). There are also sushi and sashimi selections and Asian and Western dishes including Singapore chili crab served with deep-fried mantou buns, Hong Kong-style roast pork, and French-style duck confit.
Three highlights you shouldn’t miss: foie gras au torchon served hot with apricot sauce, wonderfully fragrant truffle risotto, and luxurious ikura tart. If you are a fan of beef Wellington — a hard-to-find treat these days — the Dining Room’s version won’t let you down. The charcuterie selection will leave you spoiled for choice, and if you still have room after, take your pick from a parade of Thai and international desserts before calling it a day. The Grand Sunday Brunch is served from noon to 3:00 PM. There are three levels of indulgences to choose from: 3,250++ baht (~S$127++) per person (inclusive of soft drinks, juices, coffee, and tea), 4,550++ baht (~S$178++) per person (inclusive of wine and prosecco), and 5,750++ baht (~S$224++) per person (inclusive of champagne). For more information and reservations, call 02-254-1234.
Next2 Cafe at the Shangri-La Bangkok serves Sunday brunch in a relaxed setting by the Chao Phraya River. Executive chef Phillip Taylor and his team have created a signature menu full of indulgent treats. The fresh seafood selection features toothsome prawns, sweet crabs and voluptuous oysters. The Western station has everything from eggs benedict to top-quality steaks and delicious barbecue, while the Indian corner offers a variety of authentic dishes including grilled meats from the tandoor. And sushi and sashimi lovers will be pleased by the selections available.
A highlight of the Sunday brunch is that every guest is served a welcome drink and one Lobster Thermidor. And the dessert station is no less impressive than the savoury selections. Ice cream, cakes and seasonal fruits are all available, but the undisputed star of the show is the chocolate fountain that beckons diners to take pieces of fruit and dip them in the luscious flow. Enjoy all these and more from noon to 3:00 PM for 2,900 baht (~S$113) net per person (half price for children age 6-11). For more information and reservations, call 02-236-7777.
Located at Centara Grand in CentralWorld, Uno Mas has brought back the Sunday Champagne Brunch by popular demand. On the first Sunday of every month, brunch lovers can enjoy three hours of Mediterranean buffet and free-flowing G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge champagne in a beautiful setting 54 floors above ground, surrounded by stunning views of the city.
Voices of experience tell us that skipping breakfast is the best policy when you plan to partake in the Sunday Champagne Brunch. The quality and the variety of food are top-notched, and the choice is endless — from tapas, Ibérico ham, cold cuts and paella, to four different kinds of oysters, snow crabs, Maine lobsters and tiger prawns, to lobster meat and melt-in-the-mouth A5 Kobe beef sashimi. You can also enjoy delectable treats prepared fresh by the kitchen — grilled octopus tentacle, Hokkaido scallops with truffle-scented pumpkin puree, roasted wagyu in red wine sauce, Port-marinated racks of lamb, and more. The dessert station will put you in a dilemma of what to choose because everything looks so good. The Sunday Champagne Brunch is on every first Sunday of the month from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Price: 4,555++ baht per person (~S$178++). For more information and reservations, call 02-100-6255.
This article first appeared on LUXUO Thailand.
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