This is exactly what long weekends are for. What better way to unpack from the work week by chowing down at some of the best hotel brunches in town. Round up your friends for a sunny afternoon of international feasts and bottomless drinks, and catch up in style.
If you are feeling fancy, you can opt for Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok’s renowned Champagne Brunch, which includes free flow Louis Roederer Brut Premier. The restaurant offers a gourmet brunch menu and an array of live station options such as Fine de Claire on ice, smoked salmon and lobster bisque. You will also find a selection of European Charcuterie and Cheese, a variety of salads, and a decadent choice of desserts.
Furthermore, the Sunday Champagne Brunch includes special à la carte menu such as the Tables Grill classic half Boston lobster thermidor, pan-fried duck liver and poached egg homemade penne gratin. Priced at 3,999++ THB per person, an extensive beverage selection including premium white and red wines, beers, soft drinks, mocktails, iced tea and mineral water is available. The brunch is available every Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.
Tables Grill, Grand Hyatt Erawan, 494 Rajdamri Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330; tel: 02-254-6250; ww.bangkok.grand.hyatt.com
The District Grill Room & Bar
Indulge in a sumptuous Sunday brunch at New York’s meatpacking district-inspired steakhouse, The District Grill Room & Bar. Start from an array of appetisers, cheese and wine, followed by seafood such as Normandie and Fine de Clair oysters and Alaskan king crab legs. For mains, the restaurant’s specialty – a selection of meat including Australian premium steak and lamb chops straight from the carving station and also its signature mains such as fresh truffle risotto, pan-fried foie gras and seared Hokkaido scallops.
To satisfy the sweet tooth, you can pick out desserts from a private Dessert Room with a variety of sweet indulgences. Priced at 2,500 THB per person or 3,000 THB net per person for an unlimited premium beverage package including Prosecco, selection of wines and beer, choice of spirits and signature cocktails, the brunch is available on all Sundays from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.
The District Grill Room & Bar, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Soi 57, Klongtan Nua, Wattana Bangkok 10110; tel: 02-797-0130; www.bangkokmarriott.com
Thinking of going for some Indian during the weekend? Try a delectable Sunday brunch experience with live cooking stations at Punjab Grill, located at the Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit. At 1,300 THB per person, you get live cooking stations of the restaurant’s signatures such as Chaat station, Lassi station, Sigri station, egg roll station, Masala Chai station and Kulfi station, not to mention the live duo singing Indo/Jazz to make your brunch even more enjoyable. Brunch is served every Sunday from noon to 3 pm.
Punjab Grill, Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit, 23/2-3 Sukhumvit Soi 13, Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110; tel: 02-645-4952; www.punjabgrillbangkok.com
Set at the elegant interior that is reminiscent of 1930’s China, Mandarin Oriental’s China House weekend brunch offers a selection of Shanghai haute cuisine dimsum and main courses such as the chilled drunken chicken with spicy marinated jellyfish, the China House black truffle Xiao long bao and wok-fried garoupa fillet with lotus root and black bean sauce. At 1,272 THB per person, your brunch will be accompanied with free flow tea. At 1,648 THB per person, opt for the free flow wine instead for those who need more tippling to unwind this weekend.
China House, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Oriental Ave, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500; tel: 02 659- 9000; www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok/
Rain Tree Café
At Plaza Athenee’s Rain Tree Café, you can choose to sit in one of the three interwoven spaces: The Bronze Kitchen, The Valaya Room and Secret Garden. The interiors and menu items draw inspiration from the site of the summer palace of a daughter of King Rama V, where the hotel was built on.
The Sunday brunch highlights include grilled live lobster; various types of premium seafood, Peking duck, prime Australian beef rib, lamb rack and both Thai and Western desserts including a waffle station. Pan-seared Hokkaido scallops, scrambled egg with truffle, and more are also on offer for the a la carte menu. Served from noon to 3:30 pm, the buffet is priced at 2,400++ THB per person including drinking water, 1,000++ THB per person for additional free flow of selected beverages and 2,100++ THB per person for additional free flow of premium beverages.
Rain Tree Café, Plaza Athenee, 61 Wireless Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330; tel: 02-650-8800; www.plazaatheneebangkok.com
The Kitchen Table
W Does Brunch that happens every first and third Saturday of the month brings together unique elements including fashion, gastronomy, music and cocktail culture. With the concept of ‘Designer of the Quarter,’ everything from the placemats to backdrops, designed by local talents, is specifically chosen for a curated dining experience. Priced at 2,500++ THB per person, you can enjoy the food with soft drinks and juices, or splurge on The Experience package at 3,100++ THB per person to complement your food with cocktails, wines, sparkling wine and beer. Brunch serves from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
The Kitchen Table, W Bangkok Hotel, 106 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangkok 10500; tel: 02-344-4000; www.whotelbangkok.com