Bangkok boasts some of the best brunches around. From hip and trendy to classy and refined, there’s something for everyone. Just be sure to bring a huge appetite for these fabulous feasts. In no particular order, here are eight of the best brunches in Bangkok.
1) NEXT2 Cafe at Shangri-La Hotel
For brunch with an amazing view of the Chao Phraya River at one of Bangkok’s most iconic hotels, the NEXT2 Cafe is the place to be. Sunday afternoons are extra special here with live jazz music. This is also a great choice for families with a fun-filled Sunday brunch available for the kids that features a range of activities including baking, painting and sculpting to keep younger guests entertained. Select from an international menu with food stations providing delicacies such as Maine lobster, Pacific oysters, Alaskan king crab, Wagyu beef burgers, and Peking duck. Younger diners will love the hot dogs, chocolate fountain, and a tasty selection of homemade ice cream. Shangri-La Hotel is a 2-minute walk from the BTS Skytrain station at Saphan Taksin (use exit 1).
2) Red Oven and Park Society at So Sofitel
Come the weekend, Red Oven lays on a huge spread of Thai, Japanese, Italian and French dishes. But it’s the Sunday ‘Drunch’ at the sophisticated rooftop restaurant Park Society, that makes this venue a truly unique brunch experience in Bangkok. With glorious views over Lumphini Park, there’s a live DJ to entertain you, a selection of tempting cocktails, free-flowing wine, and signature dishes from chef Thomas Smith. So Sofitel Hotel is located just across the road from Lumphini MRT metro station.
3) The Brasserie and Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria
Located in the heart of the Thai capital overlooking the historic Royal Bangkok Sports Club, the Waldorf Astoria is a wonderful choice for a Bangkok brunch. For international flare combined with a Thai touch, The Brasserie serves up classic French cuisine created from locally sourced ingredients. The relaxed ambience here also makes it suitable for families. And for the perfect business brunch, look no further than Peacock Alley. Both venues welcome children. Nearest BTS Skytrain stations are Ratchadamri and Chit Lom.
4) W Does Brunch
The ultimate in boozy buffets, the Saturday extravaganza at W Does Brunch is a super stylish event with a DJ playing chilled beats. W’s brunch affair is so vast, diners are given a map to navigate the array of food and drink stations. Tuck into everything from tacos to queen scallops to candy floss, and wash it down with your choice of cocktails or wine. Try your hand at the DIY mimosa stand and don’t miss the mango dessert designed to look uncannily like a boiled egg and soldiers. It’s a visual spectacle: crazy, decadent, colourful and fun. Don’t miss it. W Does Brunch is conveniently located at W Bangkok Hotel, a stone’s throw from the BTS Skytrain station at Chong Nonsi.
5) Market Cafe at Hyatt Regency
If you’re seeking an intimate or alfresco experience, check out the Market Cafe at Hyatt Regency on Sukhumvit Soi 13 (near Nana BTS Skytrain station). A small outdoor terrace is perfect for a romantic brunch, while for business meetings and special events you can book a private dining room. The Market Cafe features a grand atrium where you’ll find plenty of authentic Thai brunch options alongside Western favourites at the breakfast/brunch buffet. With its marble and minimalist decor, it’s perfect for those who love the classy Asian hotel vibe.
6) UNO MAS at Centara Grand
Since the inception of its new Spanish themed restaurant, Centara Grand’s legendary brunch has moved from Red Sky to UNO MAS. And it’s better than ever. Choose from mouthwatering cold cuts at the tapas bar, piles of shellfish and seafood, caviar, and a la minute main courses served to your table on rustic pottery. Relax with free-flowing bubbles, wine and beer and enjoy the panoramic views from the large picture windows or the outdoor terrace. For those seeking Latin and Mediterranean food in Bangkok, this brunch is hard to beat. Nearest BTS Skytrain stations to Centara Grand are Siam and Chit Lom.
Adventurous foodies will love this all-organic, wholesome establishment on South Sathorn Road. Ocken take a creative and free-spirited approach to their cooking that has earned them a reputation as one of the trendiest brunch hotspots in the Big Mango. Chefs are allowed to let their creativity flow cooking up dishes inspired by memories and travel experiences. The arty ambience is enhanced with subtle lighting and copper and wood decor. Ocken is adjacent to Surasak BTS Skytrain station (use exit 4).
Thailand meets Australia at Odtomato, a contemporary and fresh addition to Bangkok’s ever-evolving dining scene. Tuck into acai breakfast bowls or classic eggs Benedict. Sample the indulgent duck fat fries, fill up on a delicious pad Thai and treat yourself to the delicious warm almond cake. Chef Tawan leads a team of creative cooks offering a tempting selection of brunch dishes. Odtomato is located on Sukhumvit Soi 24, a short walk from Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain station.
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