The Top 6 Champagne Sunday Brunches in Asia
Article by: Leigh Pulford
Published: 21st May 2015
The Champagne Sunday Brunch is somewhat of an institution for people who live or frequently travel through Asia. Each brunch is slightly different, with varied menus, drink packages and idyllic settings, so read on to see where you need to plan your next business trip, holiday or gathering of friends and family.
Bangkok – Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
The classic Sunday Jazzy brunch in downtown Bangkok has been going for years. It is a tried and tested formula of fantastic service (go once and you’ll be remembered), a great free flow drinks selection and wide arrays of food stations that changes regularly. You have the choice of sitting in the Living Room, highly recommended if you’re into Jazz, Rossini’s for something a bit more intimate or Basil if you’re coming with your family.
The Sheraton Grande truly believes in looking after their guests, so if you want that last glass of Champagne but it’s 3:05pm, don’t worry, you’ll still be looked after. Also check out the Grande Club which gives members impressive discounts, a free night stay and access to private events at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit.
Bali – St Regis Bali Resort
For anyone who has been to a St Regis brunch before you will understand why they are so special and the Boneka Brunch in Nusa Dua is no exception. A truly lavish selection of cocktails, they are famous for their bloody mary’s, champagne and premium wines, and not least the food, try their lobster omlette or Wagyu steak and eggs.
Food is served buffet style as well as on an à la carte basis, so just catch the eye of the impeccably trained staff and they will ensure your glass is topped up whilst your order is made and served directly to your table.
Phuket – Breeze at Cape Yamu
Located in the exclusive private estate at Cape Yamu, Breeze is a standalone Asian/French fusion restaurant that prides itself on a Sunday afternoon journey of welcome drinks, canapés, oysters, and that’s all before you sit down at your pre-selected seat. Aptly named the Long Lazy Sunday, food is shared family style in a long table format and bought out course by course with a lengthy introduction by its team of international and local staff.
It is the ideal venue to start early and finish at sunset, as you look out across the infinity pool to the Andaman Sea and mingle with the local expats and frequent travelers to Phuket. Also the perfect place if you are staying at the nearby Point Yamu by Como or in one of the exclusive villas in The Cape or The Bay private estates. But make sure you make a reservation early as it fills up quickly and is full every week.
Ho Chi Minh City – Park Hyatt
Not to be outdone, the Park Hyatt in Ho Chi Minh City in district one, offers both a Saturday and Sunday brunch option, which is perfect if you are there enjoying this cosmopolitan city on holiday or waiting for that Monday morning meeting.
Set in the Opera restaurant on Sunday and the Square One restaurant on Saturday, the fresh seafood takes centre stage during your afternoon experience whilst Moët and Chandon champagne flows all afternoon.
Singapore- Ku Dé Ta on top of Marina Bay Sands
This image is probably one of the most well known in luxury hotels and infinity pool reviews, with Ku Dé Ta sitting atop of the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore, overlooking the Singapore skyline. Enough about the view, the extensive breakfast focused menu will have the egg lovers in a twist, whilst Coffin bay oysters and foie gras are in abundance for those who pivot after their first round of drinks.
The drinks package is also as extensive with Louis Roederer Brut Premier champagne and cocktails served free flow between 10am-3pm. This 5 hour long experience will most likely lead you to checking into the hotel if you don’t have a room already.
Hong Kong – Peninsula Hotel
The Peninslua Hong Kong doesn’t need an introduction, so it’s no coincidence that the brunch is served in the lobby and features an unlimited Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne package. With the menu probably being the only minimalist offer in this iconic setting, the things you want to try on the à la carte only menu are definitely the semi-dried tomato quiche and the char grilled Wagyu burger.
Whether you arrive by helicopter, by one of the hotels fleet of Rolls Royce’s or in a red taxi, you will be treated to an afternoon of true Peninsula service in the grandeur that is one of Asia’s if not the world’s most iconic and well recognized hotels.
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