Bangkok’s never-ending love for Sunday brunches continues
The options for Sunday brunches in Bangkok are vast and varied, and with Goji Kitchen + Bar restaurant, at the recently opened Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 22, the city welcomes the latest addition to its front of delectable weekend feasts.
Named after the healthy goji berry, the large restaurant is located on the lobby level of the hotel, with seating for 240 persons. The modern, urban-style interior, complete with wooden tables and an open-plan kitchen, is light-flooded thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows on the east side, offering a relaxing view into the greenery of the adjacent Benjasiri Park. Currently, only indoor seating is available, but an outdoor area, as well as a private hotel entrance to the park will be opened soon.
The all-day dining spot delivers a mix of regional cuisine and Western fare—both à la carte and buffet are available—as well as a sumptuous Sunday brunch from 12pm to 2:30pm. For B1,800++ (food only, different drink packages are available), gourmands can dig into a truly satisfying seafood buffet, including rock lobster, Alaskan crab, and scallops on ice, as well as freshly prepared, and cut maki rolls, sushi, and salmon. In addition, at the first counter upon entering the restaurant, customers are presented with a choice of four different types of freshly shucked oysters.
Leaving the crustaceans, for now, a selection of European cold cuts, and cheeses awaits diners in the centre of the restaurant. For a healthier alternative, opt for a customised salad right beside; just pick your favourite leaves, dressing and toppings, and the friendly staff will toss it together in a large mixing bowl right in front of you.
Moving on to some heartier and more comforting fare, the restaurant dedicates several counters to international main dishes, ranging from Thai classics, such as stir-fries, som tam, and Northern sausage, to steamed and grilled seafood, dim sum, and Indian curries. In addition, there’s also a large choice of dishes from all over the Western world, including foie gras, pasta, turkey, the signature suckling pig, Wagyu beef—with a delightful berry sauce—and much more.
Finally, make sure to leave room for dessert, as the extensive offering will definitely require more than one round to the sweet counter. From the Thai favourite of mango with a choice of four different flavours of sticky rice, to an array of cakes and many other delicious delights—the tiramisu, and crème brulee were truly amazing—these desserts provide a wonderful finish to an indulgent Sunday brunch. However, the cherry—dark, fresh, and delicious—on top of the ice cream—a handful of flavours are available—is the chocolate fountain with marshmallows and fresh fruit, ready to be dipped into the gush of chocolate.
Goji Kitchen + Bar
LF, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
199, Sukhumvit Soi 22 | Tel: 02 059 5999 | www.marriott.com