Everyone’s favourite (irregular) meal! The most opportune time to enjoy brunch is while on holiday as it’s best enjoyed when you haven’t a care in the world. Here’s a roundup of the best hotel brunches, ranging in theme from jazz & seafood to food in every shade of pink, at top five-star hotels in holiday destinations including Hong Kong, Bali and Pattaya. So make your next holiday a brunch holiday!
1. Sunday Remix 2.0 brunch at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
the kitchen table : The trendsetting W brand has a special something for you! Close your eyes, stick out your hands and imagine being handed a mix-tape from your first crush. That’s how the Sunday Remix 2.0 brunch at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove feels. Refreshing and soul-warming, the vast list of brunch dishes includes wood-fried pizzas, Kway Teow Soup and salads served in cheese wheels. With overturned tables on the ceiling, lots of natural light and a rustic, brunch counter display, the dining experience is absolutely delightful.
Sunday 12.30 PM to 4 PM
2. Vintage Champagne Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
Colony : Winner of Wine & Dine Best Restaurant Guide’s Best Champagne Brunch 2016, this is the Vintage Champagne Brunch when in Singapore. As the restaurant’s name alludes to, the restaurant’s theme is British-colonial. Brunch goers will enjoy delightful plates including lobster laksa, Singapore chilli crab, gourmet dim sum favourites and much more in the company old maps, bespoke furniture, and postcards of Britannia.
Sunday 12 PM to 3.30 PM
3. WHISK’s Sunday Pink Brunch at The Mira Hong Kong
WHISK: The Mira’s reputation for putting on a good brunch has garnered them a sizable following. See what all the hoot is about during your trip to Hong Kong by staying at Tsim Sha Tsui’s best contemporary five star and experiencing three very different brunch experiences. By far the property’s most fun is the WHISK’s monthly Sunday Pink Brunch. Wash those pink cakes down, Marie Antoinette, with rosé champagne. There are savoury options; after all you don’t want to OD on sugar, including charcuterie and crispy suckling pig. Brunch-goers also get their choice of pink-themed mains which include foie gras and Wagyu Beef Burger and Risotto Cake with Pink Salmon and Egg.
Sunday 12 February, 12 March, 16 April, 14 May (check back for future dates)
4. Cuisine Cuisine’s Oriental Brunch at The Mira Hong Kong
Cuisine Cuisine: While the idea of an international brunch sounds great, do you always end up only plating food from the Chinese corner? Yes? Then the Oriental Brunch at Cuisine Cuisine is where you ought to brunch next! Cantonese dim sum is the original brunch (while the western concept of brunch originated in England in the late 19th century, the Cantonese have been eating their steam dumplings on weekends for centuries). At Cuisine Cuisine, sparkling wines are served alongside premium teas. While dim sum is extremely personal (families don’t usually deviate from their repertoire), diners will be pleasantly surprised to sample new flavours with the restaurant’s own creations including the mushroom and truffle dumpling, taro puff with chicken and foie gras.
Saturday 11.30 AM to 2.30 PM
5. Sunday Brunch at Anantara Siam Bangkok
Aqua/Madison/Spice Market : Sunday Brunch at this centrally located five-star includes the option of free-flow vintage champagne – the only brunch in Bangkok to do so. While all the food served at each how the hotel’s restaurants is identical, brunch goers choose which restaurant they’d like to be seated in. Each restaurant’s ambiance is unique, unlike the other. Dine alfresco at Aqua, at Madison for a contemporary vibe, or at Spice Market for a more “ethnic” feel. The gourmet food that fills each station consists of foie gras, prime ribs, Thai specialties, fresh seafood, and a lot of pastries and sweet breakfast foods.
Sunday 11.30 AM to 3 PM
6. Trader Vic’s Sunday Brunch at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Trader Vic’s : The food served at Trader Vic’s Sunday Brunch is a tribute to Polynesian culture. Pull up a seat beside the river followed by a plate of charcoal grilled meats including quail and crocodile as well as less exotic, but equally as scrumptious of course, buffet fare. Just look that that those crustaceans above! Your journey through tropical paradise isn’t complete without a cocktail in tote which there’s a free flow of with the standard brunch package – a steal at just S$80! Oh, and there’s also the equally as important desserts as one’s brunch experience can only come full circle by ending on a sweet note.
Sunday 11.30 AM to 3 PM
7. Sunday Brunch at Soleil at The Mulia Bali
Soleil : And the brunch with the prettiest view award goes to…Sunday Brunch at Soleil! With Soleil’s seafront location, it’s no wonder it’s among the world’s most luxurious brunch restaurants. Food evocative of the seaside setting includes fresh oysters, tuna tartare, squid and other pan-Asian tapas. Be warned – people have been known to go missing at the dessert table. Foodies are in for a treat as brunch goers are permitted to order anything from the à la carte menu! We may be ruining a surprise but diners can also expect the chef to bring out special plates not on the menu.
Sunday 11 AM to 3 PM
8. Escolta’s Sunday Champagne Brunch at The Peninsula Manila
Escolta: Approach the brunch counters at the Peninsula Manila’s Sunday Champagne Brunch with caution. Plate in hand, make sure you pace yourself and have a general idea of which flavours you want to experience during your time here. Know you’ll be up against lobster and other fresh seafood, traditional Filipino favourites, as well as everything imaginable to put on bread including cured cuts and artisan cheese. Escolta’s farm-to-table concept is evident in the rustic styling of its brunch buffet spread. The rest of the restaurant gives off an old-meets-new atmosphere, designed to emulate 19th century Manila with contemporary art. Foodies, be sure to also enjoy The Peninsula’s afternoon tea in The Lobby – a true Manila tradition.
Sunday 12 PM to 3 PM
9. Go Live Sunday Seafood Brunch at Banyan Tree Phuket
Watercourt: If Go Live Sunday Seafood Brunch had a theme-song, it’d be Rock Lobster given that there’s live jazz music and 5 different lobster dishes (not including those from the grill station). Alongside the live entertainment, brunch goers can partake in water activities (after sufficient rest in between courses of course) such as waterball and stand up paddle. There’s also a lot of turf to go with the surf. Favourites include Wagyu beef, Spanish Jamón and lots of other Spanish tapas.
Sunday 12 PM to 3.30 PM
10. The Savoury Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet at The Vijitt Resort Phuket
The Savoury Restaurant : Savour the view at Savoury’s Sunday Brunch Buffet. While we’re taught not to make assumptions, in this case you’d be correct in assuming, as far as brunches go, this beach-side resort serves up the best quality and range of seafood. Alongside seafood still in their shells, there’s also seafood that paid a visit to the sushi chef first. Allow the wonderful service here to pop a bottle of complementary bubbly at your table while you move on to your favourite hot Thai dishes.
Sunday 12pm to 3pm
11. Edge Restaurant’s Brunch with a View at Hilton Pattaya
Edge Restaurant : Brunch with a View at Edge Restaurant is on every Sunday in this beachside five-star – known to be one of Thailand’s best hotels. Satisfy your Thai cravings and indulge in flights of food fancy with as much caviar, tiger prawns, and sashimi as your heart desires. And as the best value for money brunch on our list, we love it even more! Bright, Scandi style interiors give you all the reason to spend the whole duration of the three hour brunch period in your seat, savouring the views and the food. Guests can sit outdoors on the terrace which touches the sea – we can’t think of anyplace better to enjoy seafood than by the water.
Sunday 12pm to 3pm
12. Seafood Party on Sunday Brunch at Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers
FEAST Restaurant : Seafood Party on Sunday Brunch features local Indonesian fare including nasi tutug oncom and the most-loved international brunch dishes. One of the best halal restaurants in Bandung, brunch lovers with dietary restrictions will be able to enjoy a lot more choices than at other brunches. On offer is fresh seafood, as the brunch’s name implies, and the best of the rest, namely prime cuts and gourmet Asian noodles. Visiting a friend in town? Take them here as brunch goers can swim for free! Rooms rates are also great, with nightly rates starting from S$147.
Sunday 12 PM to 3 PM