Evening Weekend Brunch at the Intercontinental
Seafood and Champagne delights at Espresso
There’s a new way to spend your Friday and Saturday evenings thanks to Intercontinental Hotel near Chit Lom, which has opened the doors to Espresso, allowing diners to enjoy their impressive seafood buffet as a celebration of the start of the weekend, rather than a lazy Sunday afternoon. Espresso is located on the mezzanine floor of the hotel, and is a bright and airy space, that looks out over the lobby and onto the busy streets outside. The Intercontinental Hotel in Bangkok is very close to Chit Lom Skytrain Station and only five minutes from CentralWorld shopping centre. The weekend seafood extravaganza starts at 1,869++, including water, tea and coffee.
You won’t spend much time staring out the window with such a smorgasbord of starters, mains and desserts on offer. The seafood section is one of the most popular, with Alaskan crab, tiger prawns, oysters and snow fish on offer. The selection of fresh sashimi and sushi is freshly rolled by one of the smiley in-house chefs, who is very generous with the slices of salmon. If you are not a big fan of seafood there are plenty of other options in the appetiser section, with a great range of salads and toppings, a wide variety of breads and a glass-fronted fridge full of lots of delicious bites, such as smoked duck with tiny balls of melon. The quality of the ingredients used is five star, and presentation looks akin to fine dining.
When it comes to mains, you can take your pick of dishes from around the globe. We made a beeline for the roast dinners: succulent beef served with Yorkshire pudding, potatoes and vegetables with a side of red wine jus. But of course there are many other stations in Espresso restaurant, including the barbeque counter, which serves Chinese specialties including freshly steamed dim sum, duck and pork. For a taste of Siam, you can try to noodle and soup stand next door – the chef never leaves his wok and it doesn’t take long to whip up a taste of Thailand. If you are ordering one of the dishes cooked a la minute, be sure to take your table number and have it delivered directly to your table.
Desserts make up a large portion of the buffet, and it really is a sweet tooth paradise, with everything from bread and butter pudding to handmade chocolates that would go perfectly with the tea and coffee available. The list of treats is practically endless: ice-cream, both bitter and white chocolate brownies, jewel coloured macaroons, marshmallows on a stick and mini patisseries and panna cotta. Baked to order chocolate mousse cakes were a stand-out dish, served in espresso cups and the right balance of rich and fluffy. Again, home country dishes are not forgotten, with mango and sticky rice and taro in coconut cream.
The buffet runs from 18:00 - 22:30, giving you four and a half hours to have your pick of the best dishes on offer at InterContinental Friday night buffet. It’s delicious and varied, a great option for a weekend date, or even a family evening with enough dishes to suit everyone’s taste, from the kids to the grandparents.
Brunch at the Intercontinental
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 22:30 every Friday and Saturday
- BTS: Chit Lom
- Address: Intercontinental Hotel, 973 Ploenchit Road
- Tel: +66 (0)2 656 0444
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