The two-year-old Park Hyatt Bangkok is a five-star hotel with the coolest Sunday brunch in the Big Mango complete with a walk-through working kitchen.
The view from the 34th floor of the Park Hyatt Bangkok hotel is enough to draw a crowd on its own. In fact, Friday night of our stay, the restaurant and bar were hosting a Gatsby-themed party complete with Flappers and period drinks. We were invited to join the party but had reservations because our five-year-old daughter was traveling with us. The staff mentioned that it was tame and Lucy was allowed only until 9 PM anyway, so we could stop up and see it for 20 minutes and then would leave anyway. Once our daughter saw the dresses and understood there was “a party” on the roof – we were powerless to fight the situation.
With a hard out in 20 minutes, it was my kind of party. Or so I thought. I spent nearly the entire 20 minutes taking photos on strangers phones with our daughter who didn’t hate the attention.
The Penthouse Bar and Grill
High above Central Embassy and occupying the top two floors of the Park Hyatt hotel is The Penthouse. On the roof is the cocktail bar. In the afternoon, the restaurant offers a signature afternoon tea service.
For normal meal service, the restaurant is a prime steakhouse with indoor and outdoor seating available and a stunning view of the city. Above the restaurant is the bar with mostly outdoor seating, perfect for a February evening with friends. There is an open kitchen with grill in the dining room and not a bad seat in the house.
About 2,500 baht for the buffet with soft drinks (coffee, juice and tea too), 3,500 baht with cocktails and wine, 4,500 to add free flowing champagne.
Park Hyatt Bangkok
88 Wireless Road
The dining room was buzzing at the arrival an influencer from the Bangkok social scene… if they only knew I was there. Prior to dining, I found mostly glowing experiences recounted online. One negative, and keep in mind that the review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member, seemed to nitpick the smallest details and ignore an otherwise superb experience. This is not such a review. Our experience was exemplary.
Booze is not really my thing, but if it’s yours you will love this brunch. In addition to not one but two drink stations before getting to your table. Champagne brunch with endless bubbly can be amended to your order for an additional cost.
Made-to-order cuts of Tomahawk steak and fish are fired a la minute at the front grill in the dining room along with sausages, pork, ribs, and roasted garlic. A long line of pastas and baked oysters followed the grill selection.
The food was excellent and well worth the money in a city where quality meals are inexpensive and widely available. Though we had free breakfast downstairs in the Living Room, it was certainly worth paying for brunch the Sunday morning we were in residence. Service was also top notch, they even made the perfect iced coffee.
The Walk-Through Kitchen
The coolest element about the design of this brunch has to be the walk-through kitchen. Guests are invited from the dining room to kitchen where dishes are ordered right from the chef who will make them. From fresh-shucked oysters to breakfast sandwiches, even cocktails are prepared in the kitchen as guests watch the food cooked right in front of them.
The very luxurious, opulent, frankly absurd dessert room is through the kitchen with no other way to arrive there. Lucy tried about a quarter of the items on offer from gelatin and cream apples to cake pops to sundaes and doughnuts. We were either the best parents in the world or the worst, but when your child enters Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory they only responsible thing to do is let them try the snozzberries, right?
For high-quality drinking and dining with excellent service, the Penthouse delivers on all accounts. On our next visit to the city, we look forward to returning to the Park Hyatt Bangkok brunch at the Penthouse Grill.
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