If you’ve already built up an appetite by mid-morning, The Square Restaurant – the signature restaurant at the Novotel Bangkok Platinum – has an international buffet certain to send you out with a full belly.
The buffet is particularly appetising this month due to the 50 percent discount, meaning you can get your fill, sampling the delights from all corners of the open kitchen, for a very reasonable B499.
It’s easy to be discombobulated at a buffet – there can be so many options that it’s hard to know where to start. At The Square, it’s easy – go with the dim sum from the Chinese counter (right). It’s light, delightfully short on oil but still with that distinctively satisfying flavour. Before you know it, you’ll be on to your eighth or ninth won ton.
The Thai staples are well-represented but many diners will likely be tempted by the Japanese sushi section – it’s always impressive when a buffet section manages to deliver sushi to a high standard and The Square hits its mark here.
Just as impressive is the grill section – if a weakness of a buffet is the sense that everything has been preferred earlier, then its emphatically dispelled by picking out a beef skewer or a lamb burger and having flame grilled on the spot. It’s properly a la carte, illustrating the way modern buffets have lifted their game. And there’s some serious dessert, including a mountain of pralines, chocolate fondues, mousses and cakes.
The Square Restaurant
Novotel Bangkok Platinum, 220 Petchaburi Rd | 02-160-7100 ext 8702 novotelbangkokplatinum.com | Buffet open Mon-Sat 11.45am-3pm