Is there anything more decadent than waking up in a luxurious bed and knowing a good breakfast awaits? Eggs cooked just to your liking, the aroma of hot coffee, the crisp snap of fresh fruit – leisurely breakfasts are a universal joy. When a bright new day stretches before you, that first meal takes on a special meaning.
Perhaps the only way to improve a good breakfast is to make it longer. Big night out Saturday? Quality time with the family? Catching up with a friend? Brunch is the answer. Of course, there’s no better brunch-time than the weekend, when hotel restaurants go all out and there are no other tasks to distract you from the really important stuff – like snagging another one of those amazing waffles.
At HotelQuickly, we pared our considerable hotel knowledge down to these seven outstanding brunches in major Asian cities. Before you sit down to any of these, consider clearing your schedule: this is an extravagance could take a while.
The Siam Bangkok
Half garden party, half royal Thai refinement, pure brunch bliss. The Sunday Brunch at The Siam places you along the scenic Chao Phraya, River of Kings. Savor the market-fresh offerings at one of the hotel’s umbrella-shaded tables. For the full experience, arrive and depart by The Siam boat shuttle.
Tiffin Room at Raffles Hotel Singapore
Our Singapore experts swear that breakfast at Tiffin Room is among the most memorable they’ve ever had. Go back in time to the Raj Period, catered to by immaculately attired servers, as you work your way through a fantastic international and Indian selection — masala thosai, potato-stuffed parathas, aloo puri and masala chai. Delightful!
Nineteen Restaurant at The Caravelle Saigon
Regarded as one of Vietnam’s most storied war hotels, these days the Caravelle is better known for its sumptuous breakfast buffets. Pick a package with or without bubbly, then browse the spread of Vietnamese and international favorites prepared right before your eyes. The lively atmosphere is enhanced by the feeling of being right at the heart of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City – past, present, and future, all paired with a brilliant brunch.
Café Ilang Ilang at The Manila Hotel
Café Ilang Ilang captures the morning’s magic beautifully in soft peach tones, natural light and even the cheerful yellow of the servers’ outfits. The breakfast spread is mouthwatering, especially when eaten out-of-doors or in an airy corner overlooking the pool. The restaurant even has a full-service coffee bar where you can customize your beverage as you please.
Prego at The Westin Kuala Lumpur
Italian brunch anyone? You’d be surprised how natural it feels to settle in with trays of antipasto, gourmet wood-fired pizzas, and an endless parade of strawberry mascarpone tarts on a weekend morning. If the fresh pasta and seafood don’t fill you up, there’s also a live grill, salad station and rows of imported cheeses to sample. It’s all about la dolce vita, after all.
Spectrum at The Fairmont Jakarta
This is one breakfast buffet that goes the distance to surprise and delight its diners. Here you’ll find everything from Yorkshire pudding to Siomay Bandung, Eggs Benedict to foie gras. The pop-up stations are the stars of the show, each one preparing a different but equally tempting cuisine. Spectrum’s Fantasy Dessert Bar and the Mojito Bar will have you coming back for more.
Cuisine Cuisine at The Mira Hong Kong
Did someone say “All-you-can-eat dim sum”? Here’s an Asian buffet we’d make a beeline for after a big night out in Hong Kong. Cuisine Cuisine puts an innovative spin on its dim sum, offering bold new creations as well as traditional Cantonese dim sum. That premium tea you’re sipping? Brewed with Evian mineral water. Exquisite taste and attention to detail shine through in the delectable Oriental Brunch, held every Saturday.
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