Luxury hotels in Bangkok with the best buffets: 5 exceptional gourmet destinations

By Tetiana PavlichenkoJan 6, 2024 08:58 AMBangkok
Luxury hotels in Bangkok with the best buffets: 5 exceptional gourmet destinations
Buffets in Bangkok hotels are known for stations of seafood and a wide variety of cuisines. Source: Image

Many luxury hotels in Bangkok offer first-class buffets that even the most demanding gourmets will appreciate. They serve a wide variety of menus, from Thai cuisine and fresh seafood to the most appetizing sweets. This delicious part of the hotel industry represents real gastronomic feasts. The choice in Bangkok is huge, and it can be difficult for travellers to decide which of the hotels with sumptuous buffets to settle in. Finding the best option that will justify the money spent can be helped by this top list of the best hotel buffets in Bangkok.

1. River Café & Terrace at The Peninsula Bangkok

If you want to experience cuisine from around the world, you should head to The Peninsula Bangkok's beachfront resort at River Café & Terrace. Set under the stars in the lush waterfront garden, you'll overlook the Chao Phraya River with boats passing by and enjoy the best of international cuisine. Buffet dining at this luxury hotel in Bangkok allows you to pamper your taste buds with new delights every night. The menu changes daily, offering an assortment of impressive dishes created by a stellar team of chefs from several countries using the freshest ingredients.

Monday will delight guests with homemade Thai cuisine from different regions of the country. On Tuesday, your culinary journey will take you to India for a vegetarian appetizer of hara bhara kebab, keema matar or tandoori with chicken and shrimp. Wednesday will expose you to different sides of Asian cuisine, from Japanese pork cutlets to kimchi jjigae. Seafood lovers will appreciate Thursday's offerings at Seafood Paradise restaurant: a variety of seafood awaits them. Friday will be held with Spanish flavour and taste of seafood paella and excellent meat roast. The weekend will start with Italian cuisine, and at the end of the week, visitors will enjoy a family evening with barbecue, in the preparation of which even children can take part.

In addition to the main courses, each evening you can complement your meal with offerings at the salad bars, seafood on ice, sushi and dessert stations.

Buffet hours are daily from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

2. The Praya Kitchen at Bangkok Marriott The Surawongse Hotel

Luxury hotels in Bangkok with the best buffets: 5 exceptional gourmet destinations
Here you can try dishes based on old recipes. Source: Image

For a truly immersive Thai dining experience, The Praya Kitchen buffet restaurant at The Surawongse Hotel, owned by global chain Marriott, is worth a visit. As befits a luxury hotel of this rank, its restaurants are as refined as it gets and boast the original buffet in Bangkok.

Praya Kitchen is open all day long and is notable for its special treatment of old national recipes that have been passed down through the generations, giving them a new lease of life. Only here can you taste the rarest traditional dishes, which are often created by talented chefs using unique recipes they inherited.

To turn these family memories into a superb experience that every first-class restaurant would be proud of, Praya Kitchen takes great care to use only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Thus, the food here is modern and unique, combining multicultural origins and historical culinary traditions. The specialty menu contains an assortment of striking gourmet dishes that cannot be found elsewhere. This is not just a skill in preparing delicious ethnic cuisine but a realized commitment to reviving exceptional traditional recipes that are hard to find in buffets, even in other luxury hotels in Bangkok.

The restaurant has three separate dining rooms for private and group dining, each for a maximum of 10 guests.

Buffet hours are: breakfasts from 6:00 to 10:30; lunch from 12:00 to 15:00 and dinner from 18:00 to 22:00.

3. Raintree Cafe, Athenee Hotel

One of the best buffet-style dining spots in Bangkok can be found at the Athenee Hotel. This modern Thai-inspired hideaway is located in one of Bangkok's central neighbourhoods near many of the city's attractions. But it's also home to some local gems, including fine dining restaurants.

One of these, Raintree Café, located on the lobby level, is notable for its buffet. It is open all day and offers a delightful assortment of Thai and international dishes. Visitors remark on the pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff, the chef team's ability to perfectly handle both local and Western cuisine and the variety of the buffet, one of the best in Bangkok hotels. Every day, the chefs prepare five outstanding dishes that make diners join the ranks of regular customers.

The restaurant has three separate areas, each with its own atmosphere. The main buffet and seating area, called the "Bronze Kitchen," features state-of-the-art interactive cooking areas with spacious, elegant seating. Next door is the "Valaya Room", a VIP space reminiscent of a luxurious ancient library. The third room "Mysterious Garden" is a modern dining room, ideal for private meetings and afternoon tea. The restaurant also has an outdoor terrace where you can dine while enjoying the fresh air and outdoor atmosphere.

The buffet menu includes a variety of gourmet dishes, from Sunday brunch and seafood to cold and hot delicacies. They are served via chef-to-table cart, and outdoor cooking stations are also set up. In addition to the main courses, dessert carts are available with a delightful array of items ranging from rum babas and Suzette crepes to original ice cream and mango and rice.

Buffet hours: breakfast daily from 6:30-10:30 a.m.; lunch Friday-Saturday from 12:00-2:30 p.m.; brunch Sunday from 11:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; dinner Thursday-Saturday from 6:00-10:00 p.m.

4. Red Oven at SO/ Bangkok Hotel

Luxury hotels in Bangkok with the best buffets: 5 exceptional gourmet destinations
The buffet at the Red Oven offers international dishes. Source: Image

Another great place on the list of the best buffets in Bangkok is the Red Oven restaurant at the 5-star SO/ Bangkok Hotel in the city centre. From night until morning, this place serves traditional "market" cuisine reinterpreted with a modern twist. While your food is cooked in an authentic red oven, you can gaze at the famous Lumphini Park and Sutton Road from the 7th floor.

The restaurant offers an à la carte menu and an international buffet, and it is the weekend brunch menu that is most popular. The weekend brunch menu features first-class fine dining and seafood from around the world. For example, your meal may begin with light appetizers: a spicy salmon salad and shrimp cocktail. Then you can enjoy an assortment of the freshest seafood, which will be grilled to your liking. Finally, finish your feast with a mouth-watering dessert at the pastry station. The buffet is complemented by an extensive wine list from Wine Connection, as well as coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages.

Another one of the best buffets in Bangkok at this hotel is the World Buffet & Robata Grill, which takes its guests on a culinary journey around the world. It includes a sushi station with the freshest sashimi, sushi and specialties, stations with grilled, barbecue and pasta dishes, "catch of the day" (fresh shrimp, mussels, blue crabs), an oyster bar, a pizza bar, a salad bar and a dessert bar with everything from a decadent assortment of homemade ice cream to chocolate fondue. Weekend brunch is also noteworthy, offering gourmet dishes like Kamchatka crab or truffle pasta.

Buffet schedule: breakfast is daily from 6:00 to 10:30. Lunch at Red Oven - Thursday through Friday from 12:00 to 15:00. World & Robata Grill - Sunday - Thursday from 18:00 to 22:00. "Weekend Buffet - Friday - Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday brunch - 12:00 to 15:00.

5. Latest Recipe at Le Méridien Bangkok

Next on the list of the best buffets you can find at the 5-star Le Méridien Bangkok, located in Bangkok's Silom business district. Its Latest Recipe restaurant offers a delightful blend of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, harmonizing flavours from different regions.

Mornings at the restaurant begin with a Lifestyle buffet breakfast, serving food inspired by the iconic Mediterranean locations of Portofino and Nice and exceptional Asian cuisine.

In addition to the breakfast offerings, you can check out the La Dolce Vita buffet, brimming with Italian and international masterpieces prepared before your eyes. Lunches, dinners and Sunday brunch buffets will delight you with the rich flavours of French Provençal cuisine and Mediterranean regions complemented by lively Asian stations. Family Sunday brunches can include cooking classes and a children's buffet, allowing Latest Recipe to call itself an "interactive restaurant." Despite this geographical diversity, the flavours are so harmoniously combined that they will satisfy even the most discerning foodies.

Latest Recipe also has a brasserie-style alter ego, La Cantine, offering a selection of main courses, desserts and appetizers.

Buffet schedule: breakfast - daily from 6:00 to 10:30. Lunch - daily from 12:00 to 14:30. Dinner - daily from 17:00 to 23:00.

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