Sunday lunch/brunch at Marriott Marquis
Sunday lunch/brunch at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
Bangkok Foodies review – Bangkok Marriott Marquis
Since ISO at Swissotel closed I’ve been pining for a favourite go-to for Sunday lunch/brunch and I’m happy to say I found it! And then some. Here at Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, it may lack a garden pool but it more than makes with the abundance of variety and top quality choices.
Like a fat gourmet kid in a best Bangkok buffet, it’s absolutely sensory overload. What I like about the space is their stations are placed in various areas of the dining room which are also divided by partitions, giving layers to the experience. You can sit by the sunlit room, or in the grouped ‘corporate’ area or in the intimately dim spaces. I’m was surprised to see Chef Um (from District Grill) at the helm, whom I previously gave a smashing review for his commitment to detail and quality, and admittedly – a little gaga for.
But the food! Instead of banging on, I thought it better to list some of the highlights: Peking duck (succulent duck meat with the crispiest, light skin), sushi station with legit sushi chef making sashimi on-request (ask for the scallop, it’s insanely good), roast beef, freshly shucked oyster station, lamb shank, snow crab (sweet and sumptuous), BBQ King Prawns (cooked to-order), homemade dim sum, Choux la creme (chocolate, strawberry, vanilla), traditional Thai desserts.
They also have a som tum station, a mango and sticky rice station and a large noodle station, for their signature (yes they have one already), Nua Tun Guey Diew (stewed beef noodle soup). For desserts and refreshments they use traditional equipment long unseen in Thailand, like the manual shaved ice machine, the bamboo juice extractor and the cutest bicycle dessert cart. Top points for the charming Thai element without the cheesiness.
There’s definitely no way, no how, you can try everything in one sitting, but even more the reason to return, plus they rotate their dishes so there’s always something new and fresh to try. The rate for this insane amount of variety starts at Lunch from 790++ (downsized compared to brunch) to the full “shabang” Sunday brunch 2,800THB ++(free flow), and about 1,200 – 1,800++ for dinner or non-alcohol package.
There is however, some room for improvement: More variety and quality of cold cuts and cheeses, their Spanish ham was dry, the raclette wasn’t functioning and the lamb chop lacked flavour. More vegetarian options, although they have a great salad bar where all ingredients can be mixed by request, instead of the soggy pre-mixed varieties. Still, they take feedback seriously and I’m assured these tiny issues will be addressed, including a suggestion I made to include pool access which they are considering, we will see at our next visit!
International Gourmet Buffet:
Lunch Buffet: 790++
Dinner Buffet (Sunday – Thursday) 1,200 THB ++
Dinner Buffet (Friday – Saturday) 1,800 THB++
Sunday Brunch Buffet 1,800 THB++
Free flow fruit juice, soft drink 99 THB ++
FRee flow fruit juice, soft drink and beer 499 THB ++
Free flow fruit juice, soft drink and alcoholic beverage (wine, cocktails, beer) excludes champagne. 950 THB ++
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
199 Sukhumvit 22 Klongton, Klongtoey
Tel: 02 059 5555