Bangkok's best Sunday brunch

Bangkok's best Sunday brunch

That old-fashioned mashup of breakfast and lunch is taken to gourmet extremes in these three top Bangkok brunch venues

Bangkok's best Sunday brunch -- Recommended: Living Room's Jazzy Brunch

Bangkok brunch - SheratonFresh seafood, free-flow beer and live jazz makes the Living Room's jazzy brunch Bangkok's liveliest Sunday buffet experience.

No, you haven’t arrived at the wrong floor.

The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit’s Living Room is essentially a hotel lobby.

But it's not only one of Bangkok’s best venues for live jazz. It's also home to one of the city's top brunches.

On Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. the Living Room hosts a fantastic buffet brunch with a live jazz soundtrack.

"The Jazzy Brunch at The Living Room in the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel earns top marks for its amazing spread of delicacies in an atmosphere of cool live jazz," says Thai 101 publisher Mason Florence and one of our expert panelists. "Perfect for lounging around on a lazy Sunday."

Offerings include French oysters, Alaskan crab, fresh seafood, sushi, Indian curries, Thai dishes, traditional roast beef and a diverse selection of desserts and ice creams. Making things even more fun is the free-flow beer and champagne. 

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, 250 Sukhumvit Road, BTS: Asok Tel: +66 (0) 26 49 8888. Brunch from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., www.sheratongrandesukhumvit.com

Bangkok's best Sunday brunch -- Recommended: Lord Jim's at the Mandarin Oriental

Bangkok brunch - Lord Jim'sLord Jim's is famous for its seafood but the dessert selection is just as incredible.

There is a certain prestige that comes with boasting, “I'm headed to Lord Jim’s for brunch.” 

As soon as you go through the doors you're met by a grand entryway with a long aquarium that sets the mood for the underwater experience you shall receive.

The life of the sea is prepared and presented in all its delicious glory at this riverside hotel restaurant, which serves an incredible buffet lunch every day of the week, though on Sundays they up the ante with additional delicacies that aren't laid out during the week.
"For buffet style brunch, Lord Jim’s at the Oriental Hotel cannot be beat," says chef Ian.

Officially, the Mandarin Oriental doesn't refer to it as Sunday brunch. It's just lunch. But it's an institution and if you are in search of that rare New England lobster, Dover sole or some oysters, you'll receive the best here.

Though the seafood is the real star, everything else is fantastic. There's also a great selection of delicious roast meats, Chinese dishes, Thai, pan-fried fois gras, salads and an incredible dessert spread that includes a chocolate fountain.

All is overseen by Lord Jim's talented and friendly chef Stefan Trepp. 

Mandarin Oriental Hotel. 48 Oriental Avenue. Tel: +66 (0)2 659 9000 ext 7680. Sunday lunch from noon-3 p.m., www.mandarinoriental.com


Bangkok's best Sunday brunch -- The Winner: Sunday Brunch at the Four Seasons

Bangkok brunch - Four SeasonsFour Seasons' Sunday brunch includes selections from all its restaurants, including delicious sushi and sashimi from Shintaro.It took a while for the concept of Sunday buffet brunch to catch on in Bangkok, simply because “Thais eat mini meals," says Chef McDang. "Brunch is a very Western concept."

But caught on it has, with the Four Seasons edging out some stiff competition to top our list of Best Brunches.

As business owner and Best Eats judge Suki points out, the table service and pure selection gives it the advantage.

You don't have to line up and wait for the chefs to prepare your dishes. Simply leave a card with your table number on it and they'll bring it to you when it's ready.

Just be sure to pace yourself. The granddaddy of Bangkok brunches, the Four Seasons lays out dozens of serving tables that groan beneath the weight of fresh Sydney rock oysters, lobster, Indian, pasta, Middle Eastern kebabs, lamb chops, steak, veal, roast duck, cheeses, sushi and caviar.

And because Sunday calories don't count, the dessert table includes tiramisu and peach creme brulee. Even for a five-star hotel, this brunch is extravagant.

Wash it all down with champagne or mimosas and your Sunday afternoon just got a whole lot more interesting.

Four Seasons Hotel. 455 Rajadamri Road, BTS: Chidlom or Rajdamri. Tel +66 (0)2 253 9195. Brunch from noon-3 p.m., www.fourseasons.com


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