The new high-energy weekend brunch at W Bangkok features all the hallmarks of the world’s most chic hotel brand: live DJs spinning music, fine gastronomy and creative cocktails, and, of course, the always fashionable W crowds. Launched on March 1, W Does Brunch is slated to continue on the first Saturday of each month. Why Saturdays? Because the upbeat, all-day-long food and booze feast is designed to be a central focus of your weekend – not the dreary end of it.
“To us this is much more than a casual lunch experience,” says Jacob de Boer Dorrego, food and beverage director for W Bangkok. “It is all about socialising and feeling the vibrancy of the space. No rush, no hurries, it’s all about making the first Saturday of the month a true highlight.”
Brunch kicks off at 12.30pm and lasts nearly till dinner time at 4:30pm. The all-you-can-eat buffet with unlimited booze costs B2800, while the teetotaler option (food and soft drinks only) costs B2200.
Among the highlights of the expansive buffet – the sprawling set-up covers such a vast area that each guest is provided with an indoor/outdoor map of the second floor – are the king crab legs and other super-fresh seafood, the classic eggs Benedict, and the wide selection of sliced meats, such as prosciutto, and unique cheeses. Pad thai is served from a free-standing food cart in takeaway cartons, and while the optional shredded chicken isn’t entirely authentic, the pad thai itself is. Meanwhile, the “hot counter” gets high marks for its wood-fired pizzas, oven-baked snow fish and pumpkin gnocchi, while the BBQ grilled skewers are also a hit.
Whether you’re nursing a hangover, or looking to sow one for later in the day, W Does Brunch has you covered with refreshing gin and tonics, sparkling mimosas, high-octane martinis and more. With natural sunlight pouring in through The Kitchen Table’s second-story windows, it is an ebullient, invigorating environment for a Saturday afternoon tipple.
Lastly, we would be remiss not to mention the dessert spread, where the highlight – at least judging by the parade of happy-faced children we saw during our meal there – is a fresh cotton-candy maker.
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