The ultimate guide to Bangkok’s best hotel brunches
Here they are! The times, prices, booze deals, buffet spreads and more—for all the biggest baddest Sunday hotel brunch spreads in town.
Where: Trader Vic’s, every Sunday from 11:30am-3pm.
Highlights: Sushi, sashimi, a cheese/cold cut station and some international hot dishes. There’s a barbecue outside where they grill up a storm of fresh seafood and prime cuts. The seafood on ice is by far the most tempting of all. Choose between sea-crab, crayfish, river prawns, huge mussels and Alaskan crab—either steamed or prepared on the grill with your choice of dressing.
The price: B2,200; B2,990 with free-flow alcohol.
257/1-3 Charoennakorn Rd., 02-476-0022. Free shuttle boat from BTS Saphan Taksin
Where: Parichart Court, every Sunday from 11:30am-3pm
Highlights: Seafood on ice, sushi, dim sum and Chinese roasts to foie gras dishes, carved meat and live grills. There’s no charcuterie room anymore, but still a great selection of cold cuts and cheese.
The price: B9,500 for the “Vintage Champagne” package (Taittinger Rose and Vintage Brut); B4,100 for “Regular Champagne” package (Taittinger NV Brut Reserve); B3,250 for sparkling wine and B2,999 without alcohol.
Parichart Court, 155 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-126-8866. BTS Ratchadamri
Where: This venue used to be known as Tables Grill, but due to a new restaurant opening and major rebranding, this buffet is on hiatus. Stay tuned.
494 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-254-1234. BTS Ratchadamri
Where: Zeta Cafe, every Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm
Highlights: As the name suggests—seafood. New Zealand mussels, Korean oysters, sashimi, tiger prawns and blue crab. Also: roasted duck and pasta.
The price: B999++
1 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-683-4888. BTS Phrom Phong
Where: Theo Mio, every weekend from 11:30am-2pm
Highlights: Free-flow antipasti like Caesar salad, tomato bruschetta, octopus salad and desserts like lemon tart and tiramisu. Opt for one main dish from choices including porchetta (roasted pork belly), beef lasagne and pizza. The already-low price includes free-flow wine and alcohol.
The price: B1,588
973 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-0444. BTS Chit Lom
Where: Espresso, every Sunday from noon-3pm
Highlights: Maine lobster, Pacific and Fine de Claire oysters, Australian and New Zealand mussels, Alaskan and Chilean crab, tiger, river and French prawns and langoustines, Japanese-grade sashimi, caviar, Chinese fish maw, wagyu ribs, foie gras and Australian lamb cutlets.
The price: B2,200++ for soft drinks and juices; B28oo for the bubbly package; B3,500++ for Champagne
973 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-0444. BTS Chit Lom
Where: Goji Kitchen + Bar, every Sunday from 11:45am-2:30pm
Highlights: Seafood—including blue crab, black mussels, Alaskan king crab, three kinds of oysters, tiger prawn, razon clams, sashimi salmon, salt-baked fish. Also: lamb racks, prime rib, foie gras, and Peking duck. Desserts include mango sticky rice and chocolate fondue.
The price: B2,505 with complimentary tea and coffee; B2,622 with free-flow soft drinks; B3,092 with free-flow beer; B4,021 free-flow with beer, wine and sparkling wine.
199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-059-5999. BTS Phrom Phong
Where: Flow, every Sunday from 11am-4pm
Highlights: Featuring a foie gras station, a Peking duck station, a yellowfin tuna cutting show and selections from the hotel's restaurants—including seafood on ice from Flow restaurant, meaty treats from Prime steakhouse, dim sum from Yuan Chinese restaurant and sweet temptations from the Lantern. Also: free access to the cheese room, which stores more than 30 varieties.
The price: B2,200 net; B3600 net with free-flow alcohol. B1,000 net for children 6-11; children under 6 dine free.
123 Charoennakorn Rd., 02-442-2000. Free shuttle boat from BTS Saphan Taksin
Where: Tamarind Natural Dining every Sunday from noon until 3pm.
Highlights: In an airy space surrounded by windows and lush greenery, this buffet is packed with seafood (including oysters, crab and sushi), Thai dishes (complete with calorie counter for the health-conscious), pasta, cold cuts (including Iberico ham), cheese (including melted raclette) and waffles, as well as a Sunday roast station. There’s also an a la carte menu of eggs royale (salmon eggs Benedict), home-smoked kobe beef and wild Tasmanian salmon, pan-seared foie gras and Maine lobster (one whole lobster per person).
The price: B2,500++/person plus: B250 for free-flow juice; B888++ for free-flow beer (Singha, Asahi), wine, Prosecco and signature cocktails; B2,180++ for free-flow Champagne.
L/G, Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok, 2 Wireless Rd. 02-666-3333
Where: Up & Above, every Sunday from noon-3pm
Highlights: Main courses made to order a la minute, including pan-seared foie gras on brioche and grilled Canadian Lobster. The carving station offers roasted meats, salmon gravlax, and beef Wellington with Yorkshire puddings and red wine sauce. Japanese cuisine includes fresh sashimi and sushi, takoyaki, yakitori, tataki, udon soup and gyoza. The cornucopia of seafood on ice overflows with fresh shucked oysters from three continents, Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab, New Zealand mussels, plump Manila clams, rock lobster, prawns, blue crab and seasonal mud crab. The pasta station serves up vermicelli and ravioli, with pesto, carbonara, Bolognese, mussels and creamy mentaiko with nori sauce. Salads and fruit are also offered, and the dessert menu is extensive.
The price: B2,800++ includes free-flow mocktails and soft drinks; B3,500++ includes free-flow wines, Prosecco, local beers and cocktails; B1,050++ for children under 12.
57 Wireless Rd., 02-687-9000. BTS Phloen Chit
Where: Penthouse Bar + Grill, every first Sun of the month noon-4pm
Highlights: Smoky, flame-grilled côte de boeuf with gooey mac and cheese; freshly made beef tartare; Canadian specials like whole-roast salmon and poutine (on rotation); Fine de Claire oysters; wagyu stew cannelloni; awesome G&T bar; virtual-reality gaming.
The price: B1,990 for food; B2,990 with free-flow alcohol; B4,400 with Besserat Champagne.
Central Embassy, 88 Wireless Rd., 02-012-1234
Where: Twenty-Seven Bites, every Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm
Highlights: The live cooking stations serve up an international feast—including fresh Chinese dim sum, Mediterranean salads, Japanese classics, halal Indian curries, Thai soups and spicy salads and French brasserie-style baked pastries. Also: live cooking a-la-minute grilled seafood, racks of lamb and beef, choice cold cuts and vegetarian choices.
The price: B1,600 per person includes free-flow soft drinks, house wines and local beers.
2/F, Radisson Blu Plaza, 489 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-302-3333. BTS Asoke
Where: Rang Mahal, every Sunday from noon-3pm
Highlights: Indian food in all its glory: curries, grilled meat, fried pastries, sweets, drinks and all with stunning views over the city. Rang Mahal also does some of the best kebabs in town. The garlic naan bread here is a sure-fire show-stopper.
The price: B1,250++ with one glass of Prosecco
26/F, Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, 02-261-7100.
Where: NEXT2 Cafe, every Sunday 11-3pm
Highlights: Unlimited Canadian lobster, Alaskan king crab, freshly shucked oysters, sushi and sashimi, salads, cheeses, sausages, foie gras, along with barbecued pork, seared beef tenderloin, roasted lamb and beef leg. Asian food spans the continent from curries to dim sum, while the a la minute pasta station dishes up house-made specialties.
The price: B2,888 net with soft drinks.
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, 02-236-7777. BTS Saphan Taksin