FlyingChinaman and I somehow got to discussing Sunday Brunch in another thread.
Tete-de-Cuvée suggested starting one on the best Sunday Brunch, so here goes:
My three favourites:
Ascona, Switzerland, has to be the Eden Roc. Nowhere else will do. It's a member of LHW and the Maitre, Nicola Sassone is very professional.
Then there is the Oasis at the Mount Nelson. Especially when I need a Sunday Roast lunch. I bags the well done end bits!
Nr. 3 and I don't know if it's still done, was the Taj Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In the mid 80's they had three restaurants and you could choose your dishes from all three. Sumptuous!
Any other suggestions?
Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Fallen out of there a few times. The Mojito stand is between all the restaurants and you just keep enjoying...
Numerous other places in Dubai also, just about every hotel do a "Friday brunch"
Mount Nelson never fails to delight me.
Try the Sunday Branch at the Verandah at Repluse Bay Hong Kong.
Not wishing to become too technical on a Sunday morning, but why is Sunday brunch different from a Saturday lunch? Is there such a thing as a Saturday brunch?
I think in most people's mind (Christians anyway) Sunday is a day of rest and a day for lazing around and catching up with more sleep not possible during the week.
A Sunday brunch therefore carries more of a sense of luxury. What better way to wake up and have a glass of champagne to embrace the day!
Hoteliers have got it right with a Sunday offering and not on a Saturday.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Aha, many thanks FlyingChinaman. For me then, everyday could have a Brunch!
My ingredients for a good brunch, would be:
* a fabulous view
* a good book, magazine, papers
* a good supply of freshly cooked food
* the afternoon sunshine
* company of friends and family whilst conscious
I agree there are many fine hotels that can provide the above.
One of the nicest brunches I had was many years ago, outside of GVA. I went for the weekend with my son, wondered over the border into France and went up a cable car armed with a supply of food from the hotel.
We sat on the grass for hours watching the handgliders and getting refills from the fabulous resteraunt on the hillside. I managed an oafternoon sleep as well. I cant recall whether it was a Saturday or Sunday, but if this qualifies for the best Sunday brunch, then it is my offering.
Martyn: How wonderful to have a marvelous setting like you described but I would classify that was a picnic en plein air!
Aha, so a Sunday brunch needs to be in a hotel??
Martyn: Not necessary but the original thread is about the quality of the various offerings by hotels around the world.
You can always imagine you are in a hillside hotel lawn!!!
"Best Sunday Brunch in the World"
On a serious note I did enjoy the Sunday Brunch at the Shangri-La (BKK). Plenty of the Western hotels offer an Aladdin's Den of food. However, its the view thats often missing.
Sitting in the wooden Thai style resturarant I guess. Not so sure if the it is as great now with the flood water situation and the river!
talparis - 13/11/2011 14:54 GMT
Bangkok hotels all do sumptuous branch, one to note is the Sukathai. However The Mount Lavinia hotel in Colombo has an amazing colonial terrace setting & bay view to compliment a great traditional English offering for sunday branch...........
Potakas - 13/11/2011 15:59 GMT
Not on a Hotel but it was my best ever.
It was in NYC at the Balthazar.
If merely the food was the key criterea then Stravaigin in Glasgow. This is just the 4 course Sunday brunch menu.
It used to have Arbroath Smokies too!
A full-Scottish is similar to a full-English - only better and differently shaped.
Indeed ARAB SUNDAY BRUNCH!!!
Not to foget the SABBATH 7TH DAY BRUNCH. Now we have a chance to enjoy these Brunches three times a week!!!
BeckyBoop - 14/11/2011 09:45 GMT
Brunch on a sunday what a waste.. give me a place that does a proper all day full english breakfast before having a late sunday roast... BOOM! xxx
Senator - 14/11/2011 13:35 GMT
I agree with Pontkas that the Balthazar is an excellent spot in NYC.
I have also indulged in the Waldorf Astoria Sunday Brunch which is out-most decadent. My brother ate as so much he needed to a 3hrs nap while I went for a 2hrs walk in Central Park.
Senator: Like your brother I too tend to over eat from the oyster/seafood bar in Waldorf Astoria Sunday Brunch each time I go there. Instead of a 3-hour power nap afterward I walked off my sumptuous brunch with copious shopping instead!
Which reminds me, if you haven't over indulged on Sunday Brunch, the Waldorf, Aldwych has Tea Dances on a Sunday afternoon.
Certainly worth the timeless experience and you don't need to be a resident or Fred & Ginger to trip the light fantastic.