Swissôtel Nai Lert Park*

Swissôtel Nai Lert Park is a five star hotel in central Bangkok, but it may as well be in another part of Thailand altogether.
 

 
Bangkok is huge, noisy and… well… concrete.
Yet when you step into Swissôtel the background noise of Bangkok dissipates, and instead what you’re left with is high rise ceilings, floor length windows and the greenery of the surrounding gardens. It makes you feel as though you could be anywhere, and not in the centre of a busy metropolis.
 
Up until recently I was total brunch virgin, and it wasn’t until I confessed this to my expat friends and heard the gasps come out of their wordless mouths, that I realised I must be missing out on something.
Swissôtel Nai Lert Park
 heard about my lack of experience in the brunch department and very kindly invited me to experience brunch with them.
 
S and I arrived and were immediately shown to our outdoor seating. Nestled under the shade of the trees and with turtles swimming freely in the ponds beneath us, relaxation was set within seconds. With sight and sound taken care of, I went to take care of my other three senses by exploring the buffet, which is when I realised that brunch is a total game changer.
 
Freshly baked breads, rolls and pastries cooked fresh from their in-house bakery.
 

 
Salads, grilled vegetables and cold meats
 

 
Imported meat and cheese
 
 
 
Traditional Thai curries, noodles and dim sum cooked fresh to order
 
 
 
Fresh sushi, made to order
 

 
And so much more.
 
   
 
Your senses are spoilt for choice and when I sat down and started the mammoth task of eating, I was pleasantly surprised at how each dish, including the salads, were treated and flavoured as individual dishes, rather than as sides.
 
After taking a short breather and failing at persuading S to help me take the turtle that was swimming bedise us, home, I was ready for pudding.
 

 
And believe me when I say that you’ll want to ready your dessert-stomach, because pudding is most definitely worth getting excited about.
 
     
 
Cake, mousse, pudding, sweets, cheesecakes, fruit, fondue and a crepe station ensure that there is something (or everything) that you’ll enjoy.
 
Everything was very well flavoured, with the fruity desserts having a perfect balance between sweet and sharp.
My personal favourites were the mango and dark chocolate mousse and the lemon meringue pie, but I definitely recommend choosing a little of everything and sharing amongst friends.
 

 
It may have been my first brunch experience but it was certainly an impressive one.
The Swissôtel Nai Lert not only delivers in food, but in scenery and service too  and I’ll definitely be going back (and not just to sweet talk the chef into giving me the recipe for the Vietnamese spring rolls!)
 
Brunch runs from 12-3pm and the prices vary upon which free flow drinks package you choose to accompany it.
Soft drinks and juices: ฿1199++
Beer and wine: ฿1599++
Prosecco: ฿2199++
 
Prices are inclusive no matter how much you eat, and as a special treat to all of my lovely blog readers, if you quote “Don’t forget your toothbrush” between now and the 28th of February 2014, you will receive a 25% discount.
 
You can find the Swissôtel Nai Lert Park at 2 Wireless Road, 10330, Bangkok or by calling +66 2 253 0123

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(This post was brought to you in collaboration with Swissôtel“, but as always you recieve my honest thoughts, opinions and ramblings regardless of who is footing the bill)