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Dining Guru

[Food Review] Sunday Brunch at The Sukhothai Bangkok

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Hello guys,

 

Introducing you the 'Food Review by Dining Guru'.
I am dining lover especially the fine dining and love to share my experience to make you guys starving : ) Anything you want to know about fine dining, just ask! I will seek the best answer for you.. and welcome to my first review here.

 

 

Last Sunday, I got a chance to try out the Sunday brunch at The Sukhothai Bangkok hotel and found that it’s one of the best brunches in town. I just couldn’t wait to share it with you guys. Prices are B3,000++ for food only and B4,500++ for food and free flow wine and champagne. Without a second thought, I chose to the first package because I felt more like eating not drinking during the day.

 

The brunch itself is located at the restaurant called Colonnade. I would skip the decoration and welcome part. It’s in the hotel, so you know, it’s great!

 

First, I started with my favorite section, seafood on ice. There is huge selection of seafood items to choose from, including Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab, snow crab leg, black mussel, river prawns, and many more. But what I liked most about this corner was that they also served Fine De Clair Oyster No.2, together with other excellent European oysters.

 

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Then, I moved on to the salad bar just to check if there’s anything that I wanted (I personally don’t fancy much because I’m more of a carnivore). It was just like any other typical salad bar with fresh vegetables, cold appetizers, and deli meats. But then I decided to try the grilled raclette cheese with boiled potato and pickle and it was quite delicious though.

 

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At the tempting pasta station, where they allowed you to customize your own version of pasta, there were so many options on offer. I stood there for a while to carefully choose what I really wanted because it was impossible for me to try everything out. And finally, I ended up with the squid ink vermicelli with garlic sauce, because why not?

 

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As I was at the live cooking station, I had a little chitchat with a chef and he suggested me to try the lobster bisque. Without hesitation, I ordered this French style smooth, creamy broth, together with the roasted wagyu prime rib, grilled seafood platter, and the pan-fried foie gras (why order just one when you can do as many as you wish). Like OMG the lobster bisque is so succulent, and so does the foie gras. But the wagyu was a little bit overcooked for me.

 

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Afterwards, I continued with the Japanese section. A huge selection of sushi and sashimi really amazed me (you wouldn’t find these many elsewhere). But the highlight of the show was the Thai food section. Here, I fell for the lobster coconut dip with crispy rice crackers and the banana blossom salad with crispy duck and lychee, which I kept coming back for more.

 

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With a little room left in my stomach, I bypassed a few cheeses, cakes, tarts, and macarons, before moving on to the sticky toffee pudding with fudge sauce and ice cream. Only thing I did not like was that the dessert area was in the Zuk Bar, another restaurant next to Colonnade. You just have to walk a little bit.

 

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There are still so many things I did not try. I thought I could try more, but I really couldn’t. Maybe on my next visit. It costed me B3,531 in total—more expensive than many Sunday brunch restaurants in town but it’s worth satisfying your hunger. Trust me!

 

Reservations are strongly advised. Call 02 344 8888 or email to [email protected] Simply follow their Facebook page for the latest promotions at www.facebook.com/thesukhothai.

 

You can also check out thegreatgastro.com to find out more about fine dining restaurants in Bangkok.

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 Too expensive and rich for my blood. Try the Landmark Hotel restaurant in the lobby facing Sukhumvit for a plain breakfast for a far more reasonable price. No need to stuff yourself on high end hotel buffets. I must say, I am a huge fan of the Landmark for just about anything. If a huge buffet is your thing, the try the 31st floor buffet throughout the day/evening. 

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1 hour ago, 11223344 said:

Ridiculous price... I went to many 5* hotel buffet in BKK and max I ever paid was 1500 per person - included everything above. Even all you can eat lobster

 

I'm not aware of anywhere that currently does AYCE Maine lobster at that price. Local rock lobster, certainly.

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On 15/07/2017 at 11:02 AM, Dining Guru said:

With a little room left in my stomach, I bypassed a few cheeses ...... before moving on to the sticky toffee pudding with fudge sauce and ice cream.

 

I cant believe that any serious "fine dining lover" could possibly do that. A large selection of good imported cheeses is one high point of most of these buffets. Look at the Hilton Millennium for example.

 

Sticky toffee pudding is pleb food, albeit perfectly acceptable as such. I would eat it in a pizzeria, but not as part of a 3500B meal.

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There is no way in hell I'd spend 3,531 baht on lunch for myself but if peeps want to stupid and pay that money then go ahead. I couldn't eat enough food to the value of 3,531 baht in one sitting, and you can find deals around 1,500 baht for great buffets.

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Thank you all for the comments.

I'm very happy to read and will improve my review further : )

 

As many of you said, the price is quite high and cannot be regular Sunday brunch. Normally I take it for special occasion or sometime when I really need to indulge myself with very special imported items... like the Maine lobster in this case.

 

 

To me, any branch provides its different speciality and I love to try. I'm going to find more branches and will share you more variety soon. Perhaps I can do comparison from my view plus your opinions here when I have enough information in the future.

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Whatever the price is i don't care. But last buffet i've been to was at the Okura for brunch...it said there would be snow crab and more high-end food but i couldn't find it...there was some roastbeef but very tiny pieces..i wanted to grab them all but didn't.

 

Then i asked a chef who was refilling the buffet about what kind of saucage he had put on the plates...he didn't know but went to ask the real chef...he never came back.

 

I felt disappointed, just because i didn't see what they advertised with..now i don't believe any hotel anymore, if i even can't trust the Japanese than i don't know who to trust.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

I appreciated your in depth dining review for the Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel..., thank you !
I'm planning to return to Thailand next month and intend trying to get a booking into David Thompson's Nahm at The Metropolitan Hotel in Sathorn Rd. As a very keen amateur Thai cook..., and having purchased his book..., "Nahm" has been on my dining bucket list for awhile..., and especially since I recently tried the 'Thai Green Curry of Roast Duck' at his "Long Chim" restaurant in Perth W.A...., it was really quite special. 
Do you think in the future at some time, you could do a review of 'Nahm', Bangkok ?  

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Good review, nice looking buffet.  Trouble for me these days is that I rarely have the appetite to make these buffets value for money, the climate and adjusting to eating small meals more regurlarly (as opposed to the 3 meal a day routine) doubtless to blame.  

 

With drinks that's 10,500 for two people.  Agree maybe it's worthwhile to go if you fancy the variety they have on offer, and the capacity (hunger-wise) to indulge it, but I'd mostly rather go to a decent restaurant where you can get a good 3 course meal for two with a decent bottle of wine for 5-6k and come out without feeling gorged.  I'm also more inclined to eat a big meal in the evening, if at all, albeit early, brunches tend to leave me feeling a bit wiped out.

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Had a superb buffet at Novotel today over 3 hours with free flow drinks - TB1095 each (half price offer). Could not fault it and service was wonderful. I think I will stick with that thanks very much.

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