Brasserie Europa at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
Great Value brunch buffet near Siam
Brasserie Europa at the Siam Kempinski Hotel serves a delicious lunch and dinner brunch buffet in a chic dining room with views of the hotel’s inner courtyard. The freshness and the quality of ingredients is top notch here, so it’s easy to go back to beautiful displays of seafood, salads, cold cuts and desserts for more. Unlike other brunches in town, the restaurant serves the main course a la carte from a menu comprised of gourmet ingredients from all around the world. Lunch runs between 12:00 and 15:00, dinner between 18:00 and 23:00. Given the amount of food on offer, lunch is great value at 950 baht for three courses.
The restaurant is only steps away from Siam Paragon. If you are taking the BTS, alight at Siam and walk through the mall, heading towards the back of the shopping centre food court to the north exit on the basement floor. Siam Kempinski is just across the road.
The restaurant is long and narrow, split into sections by wooden partitions, making the space feel much more intimate. Floor to ceiling windows let in plenty of light and give you a great view of Siam Kempinski’s impressive swimming pool. The marble floors and cherry red velvet armchairs give the Brasserie its distinctive European feel, and it’s true you could easily be in Paris or Madrid, with the low buzz of conversation and clinking of glasses adding to the convivial atmosphere. If you prefer, you can sit under the shades on the terrace, although that creates a little more distance between you and the buffet... The seafood is on ice, salad and desserts are displayed on marble counters close to the open kitchen where a team of chefs get to work on a la carte mains. You can even slice your own chorizo on an impressive slicing machine.
The buffet doesn’t look ostentatious but there are plenty of choices, with a focus on quality ingredients. The salad bar boast six different kinds of salad, which can be topped with asparagus, walnuts, parmesan and a great variety of vinaigrettes and oils. Warm fresh rolls with butter were brought to the table to accompany our appetisers. Of course with a buffet you can make as many trips as you like, meaning you can have several small plates to taste a little of everything. Seafood is a big pull at Brasserie Europa, with ready-peeled tiger prawns, green lipped muscles and Alaskan king crab legs artfully displayed in a large tray made from ice. Other fishy delights included cod fish and baby spinach salad, and smoked trout. Even sushi lovers are well-catered for, with a decent variety of rolls and sashimi.
Pride of place at the dessert counter was the chocolate fountain, with plenty of dipping options from fruit to marshmallows. I also indulged the kid in me with some of the dark chocolate lollipops, rich and sprinkled with unusual toppings, the intense flavours of which would probably be wasted on children. Thankfully they can still have plenty of fun, covering their homemade ice-cream in chocolate sauce and piling up the mini cakes. Other sophisticated desserts that will please grown-ups include the sacher torte, sticking to the original combination of apricot jam and rich chocolate, miniature glazed éclairs and crème caramel. There are also some Thai dessert options, including the beautiful candies moulded into fruits.
There are half a dozen main course options at lunch, and the idea of another plate of food can seem overwhelming when you’ve taken a glance at the buffet, but make sure you leave enough room! Serving the best of European favourites with dishes such a weiner schnitzel served with fries and potato salad, beef tenderloin again served with chips, bangers and mash or even the Italian-inspired crab and caviar fettuccini.
Sunday Brunch at Siam Kempinksi’s Brasserie Europa is a family affair, running from 12:00 to 15:00. A perfect way to bring people together, diners can also make use of the swimming pool and the Kid’s Club, where small children can be left in the capable hands of the team there to play, leaving parents a little time to enjoy a glass or two of Moet & Chandon Imperial Rose.
- Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00 to 15:00, Dinner 18:00 to 23:00
- BTS: Siam
- Address: Brasserie Europa at Siam Kempinski Hotel, 991/9 Rama I Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 2162 9000
See the Rates for Siam Kempinski