ANANTARA SIAM BANGKOK Sunday Champagne Brunch @ A Bubbly Indulgence Feast

For no particular reason in need, Sundays in Bangkok have become a special celebration, either every week or once a month, when wine and food aficionados head for their favourite Sunday Champagne brunch. Unwind, chill and indulge, as your well-deserved day off has just begun. mylifestylenews writes.

The to-go-to Anantara Siam Bangkok Sunday Champagne brunch is held in the legendary Parichart Court. Back in the 1970s, when the hotel was undergoing construction, the American architect tasked with designing and building the hotel, assigned local landscaper Sittiporn Dhonavanik to design a lush and verdant courtyard; a respite for those wishing to escape the heat of the capital, complete with koi ponds and a plethora of tropical flora and fauna.

Khun Sittiporn sourced hundreds of native trees, plants and shrubs, from all over South East Asia and created an urban oasis right in the heart of Rachaprasong. The pre-eminent Thailand Anantara hotel brand has continued the legacy by keeping the courtyard in good shape. The property has great bones and most importantly, a design aesthetic that truly references Thailand’s heritage, encompassing different wings and courtyards to create a truly lush, tropical oasis.

The Sunday Brunch is based in one wing around the elegant Parichart Court, with a delightful koi pond and bridges to meander around this large courtyard, lush foliage tumbling down from hotel balconies, creating a calm and peaceful ambience that will have you transported to another paradise of lush oasis. The koi pond has always been a popular spot, to hang out with friends in any occasion during the opening hours. Listen to the sounds of water cascading over huge rive boulders, which were transported from the infamous River Kwai, in Kanchanaburi province, while watching the resident koi carp swimming aimlessly, as they have done for the last four decades.

There are myriad reasons to visit Parichat court. The very tropical under cover outdoor seating are the popular spots to enjoy such wonderful surrounds next to the koi pond. You may need to know someone to know someone from the F&B team in order to secure you the best seats of the house. Try your luck! We were lucky enough to be allocated a prime seat right on the edge of the koi pond centre stage, so we could watch the fun and frivolity of the occasion.

Beside having the "tropical" live band performing the light and easy music in the middle of the lush courtyard ‘island’, it also afforded us wonderful attention from the front of house team, with our delightful host, Khun Mameaw keeping a close eye on us and ensuring our refreshments were also topped up without having to ask and she could not do enough for us. Max, the floor supervisor, also does a fantastic job and empty plates just seemed to disappear magically, as well as our glasses being topped up even it was still half full.

While some free standing gastronomique wine and dine restaurants can put on a pretty good show, the most extravagant ones are still to be found with the cities luxury hotels as the main focus for these lavish brunches go all the way in to put on an extravagant buffet and mostly family and kids friendly as part of their DNA, Sunday bubbly brunch has been taken to the next level and you shall never be bored anymore.

They have always been able to display a lavish spread and here to please, inevitably, with a free flow of champagne and wine together with other beverages to enjoy with it. After much deliberation, we settled at the Anantara Siam Bangkok courtyard bubbly brunch.

The 3-hour lasting brunch starts from 12noon-3pm and the queue already began to be serpentine with plentiful of well-dressed patrons to celebrate the special occasion - Sunday Champagne Brunch it is. Prior reservation is highly recommended as it is booked out at all times.

The abundance of exciting dining options are encompassing the tropical gardens, as well as utilizing the other F&B outlets surrounding this outdoor space, so diners can also book seats inside to enjoy the chilling air-con.

Seating and food spread throughout the surrounding outlets are there to create indoor and outdoor buffet offerings and seating. While it was rather warm and sticky outside the premises, it was beautifully pleasant in the brunch setting with cool air wafting over everyone and everything, no matter which location you chose to dine in.

As you would expect, there are food stations for everything, encompassing hot and cold seafood, meat carveries, an enormous paella, cold cuts, assorted imported cheeses, salads, Thai desserts, to name a few.

You are spoilt for choice no doubt, so a quick reconnoitre is required to know what piques your interest and whets the appetite, so you can plan your menu without missing out on any of your favourite dishes and let’s face it, pacing is very important to your enjoyment!

A colourful spread

What a fabulous and sumptuous Sunday Brunch especially when you have free flow of quality Laurent Perrier Champagne to enjoy it with, it just seems to make everything even more special.

The food was mostly up to expectations - only the paella failed to find its mark with us, taste was rather bland and the rice was a little too soggy.

We grazed on duck pancakes, Thai salads, pork dishes, a large array of seafood and then some, but the hit for us was able to order the crafted Restaurant Signature a-la-carte dishes which is part of the Sunday Brunch bonus that were almost fine dining in presentation and stunning in execution. 

Our hit list:  

Duck with beetroot puree, red cabbage and asparagus

Phad Thai Kiew Grob

Maine Lobster Thermidor

Assorted imported cheeses

Risotto funghi porcini

Assorted Thai dessert

It is not often that a-la-carte dishes are included, but this brunch goes all the way without any hidden extra costs and this is to be relished big time!

The selection of wines is outstanding and while we thought we would just stay with champagne the whole lunch, we ended up getting very excited about a number of red and white wines and were completely bowled over by the quality they were allowing guests to enjoy free flow.

From France to Spain, California wines and then some, The Languedoc-Roussillon Chambelle Reserve 2021, Domaine Trapet Rochelandet Bourgogne pinot noir, Château Bel-Air Bordeaux Superieur 2020,

The California Clayhouse Adobe Red Blend, Paso Robles 2019,

Contrapunto Albariño are in the selection for a taste bud change. Don’t get too used to it!

There is nothing we could fault and found the selection to be as wide-ranging as anyone could hope for, plus quality was a definite focus, so there were no hit and miss courses, so to speak, as all food was cooked to perfection and packed with flavour and you knew that quality of ingredients was at the core of the standard. It is such great value and such a high quality, so kudos to the culinary team for being able to make this brunch so successful from a food perspective.

Wiling away the hours on a Sunday is “classically” easy if you book a seat at the Anantara Siam Bangkok for their superb Champagne Brunch, as this is the only pleasurable way to make Sunday your highlight of the week! A bubbly indulgence feast, Sundays can’t get any better.

Tried & Tested:
Location: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 4.5/5
Food & Beverage: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
Experience: 4.5/5

Lumphini, Pathum Wan,
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 126 8866

Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated.

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