The latest Sunday brunch to hit Bangkok – and now one of our absolute favourites – is the Italian menu at Medici Restaurant at Hotel Muse, offering an all you can eat buffet of gourmet temptations as well as an entertaining show of live opera or flamenco style guitar. Running from 11:00 to 15:00, the four hour Sunday brunch at Hotel Muse costs 1,500++ baht with soft drinks or 1,900++ with free flow Prosecco, wine and an impressively long list of cocktails.
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Medici is a basement restaurant styled after a wine cellar. The low light, dark wood and vaulted beams have been executed perfectly to create a brooding and sophisticated environment. Hotel Muse has succeeded in turning an apparent flaw into a highlight of the restaurant. Although the menu is not as exhaustive as other Sunday brunches in Bangkok, the rustic Italian selection is excellent, with cold cuts, cheeses, fine de claire oysters, veal vitello, foie gras, caprese salad, lasagne (to name a few) all attractively laid out close to the kitchen, and complemented by a ‘freshly cooked’ concept.
Instead of serving everything in a buffet style, Medici Sunday brunch keep proceedings rather more refined with a fresh serving of your main course. In total there are seven main courses to choose from, each of them cooked to order and delivered to your table. Ingredients are all gourmet: Kurobuta pork scaloppine, Tasmanian salmon, snow fish, and Australian rib eye. Portions are small but delicious – the rack of lamb is actually one lamb chop, and the salmon in black sesame is only a little bigger than an egg – and I actually enjoyed this as I like to sample my way through all the treats on offer, rather than gorge myself on one plate. In addition to all this, there is a constant flow of freshly cooked pasta available from waiting staff who tour the restaurant dishing it out while still steaming. Our personal highlight of the pasta dishes is the linguine arrabiata that comes with the chilli kick it is supposed to have but often lacks.
The entertainment at Medici is what will keep people coming back again and again, with either an opera quartet or Lorenzo Santos, an energetic guitarist, singing Italian bossa, folk and flamenco styled songs in several languages. Honestly, the entertainment here is more than just background music and keeps people singing along and making requests long after their meal. This is complemented by an extensive drinks list that contains Prosecco, a dark and delicious Sangiovese red wine, and 18 different cocktails, including a blood red Rossini, sweet Mimosa and an Italian classic – Limoncello Sour. Finish your afternoon at the dessert table with some tiramisu, homemade pannacotta in cute mini jam-jars and a strong espresso for a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday.
Hotel Muse is one of the most iconic hotels in Bangkok and the Italian Sunday brunch at Medici is just as original, with an onus on entertaining guests as well as spoiling them. It is probably the most sophisticated and chic brunch experience in Bangkok and, with such an amazing price, Medici Sunday brunch simply has to be experienced.
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Medici Sunday Brunch
- Opening Hours: Sunday 11:00 – 03:00
- BTS: Chit Lom
- Address: 55/555 Langsuan Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 2 630 4000
- Price Range: 1,500 with soft drinks – 1,900 with free flow wines and cocktails (prices not including tax and service charge)