A – Offers Asian food B – Offers additional alcohol packages
E – Offers entertainment I – Offers international food
K – Kids-friendly O – Has outdoor seating
P – Has parking V – Offers vegetarian options
Brunch name: The Bangkok Trading Post’s Sunday Brunch – Fashion Series 3
What: The Bangkok Trading Post has been organizing a series of Sunday Brunch revolving around some of the artistic themes the hotel abides by, such as fashion. We visited during the Fashion Series 3, featuring fashion designer Nipon Pila of Pila Studio, who showcased the loose silhouettes and bold colors of its first collection for women. More information on this fashion show, here.
LE Review: Bangkok is a wonderful place for us self-confessed Sunday Bruncheneers – we’re positively spoiled for choice. However, after four years (and a bit) and having tried every possible combination, a sense of ennui has begun to kick in. No longer satisfied with the grandiose ostentatiousness of fine dining, I look for ambiance, atmosphere, and calm. After all, the institution of a fine Sunday brunch was meant for friends, family, and good old wholesome fun.
The holy trinity of fashion, free-styling, and food is a joining that seldom comes to one’s mind on a Sunday afternoon. It’s a rarity that so much thought, effort, and meticulousness could go into a couple of hours, but it works.
The venue itself is quite intimate, however, they’ve managed to successfully navigate a modest space and incorporated as many varieties of food and styles. For instance, a quick walk to the gorgeous garden and you can sample not only the fresh made-to-order BBQ delicacies on offer but also some freshly made pasta and steak. The buttery freshness of the foie gras was a luxurious mid-meal blessing. I would be lying if I said that I was able to eat everything on offer – I didn’t – but that’s the beauty of this place. It’s the quality that outshines the quantity. There’s definitely something for everyone and the staff is more than happy to accommodate your needs.
Allow me to warn you away, all yee bread and cake lovers. There is a shockingly diverse array of bread, cakes, and sweets that will obliterate any diet. In fact, let me extend this warning to the wine selection. The wine on offer is simply fantastic and the staff is more than happy to provide a pairing; my cup overflowed to near-biblical proportions.
As the fashion show by Pila Studio (a renown Thai designer) progressed, watching the ethereal models saunter in and out, to the sound of live music, I couldn’t help but fall in love the place. My reasons are simple: it’s a family-friendly venue with a great vibe. Especially with the holiday season fast approaching, we all want a home away from home. The Trading Post does this effortlessly and provides an atmosphere that even (dare I say it) money can’t buy.
Where: Bangkok Trading Post, G/F, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok (59/1 Sukhumvit Soi 39, Bangkok)
When: Normally brunch is on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. However, there will be no Sunday brunch during December, except for a Christmas brunch on Tuesday 25, as well as a New Year’s Eve brunch on January 1st.
How much: THB 1,990++ (non-alcoholic) and THB 2,900++ (with wine pairing). Prices may change depending on the event taking place; please check at the time of booking. Other #FestiveSeason offers:
- Christmas Suite Package: Book a Sukhothai or Ayutthaya Suite for two consecutive nights and get pampered with Champagne, gifts, an exclusive wine dinner for two at fine-dining restaurant Nimitr, 24-hour rooftop pool access, a Christmas turndown service, breakfast for two, and your very own Christmas tree. The Christmas Suite Package for two people is valid for December23–26, 2018, with a starting price of THB 26,663.
- New Year’s Eve Package: Book a Sukhothai or Ayutthaya Suite for two consecutive nights and end the year with Champagne and other in-room gifts, a table for two at the exclusive New Year Wine Dinner at Nimitr, as well as complimentary access to the Countdown Party at Marble Bar, New Year Turndown service, breakfast for two, and more. The New Year’s Eve Suite Package for two people is valid from December 30, 2018, to January 2, 2019, with a starting price of THB 28,663++.
LE Secret Tips:
- There is a 50% discount for children aged between 6 and 12, and those under the age of 6 can enjoy the brunch with their parents free of charge.
- Spend THB 2,000 and become a part of the Bangkok Trading Post community. You can collect and redeem points for prizes and receive exclusive members benefits at the restaurant and the hotel, along with special monthly promotions and privileges.
Bookings: +66 2 079 7000
More info: www.137pillarsbangkok.com/en/dining/bangkok-trading-post
Reviewed on November 2018 by Zipporah Gene.
Disclaimer: From time to time, Lookeast magazine gratefully accepts complimentary invitations to review venues, such as this one, but we nonetheless reserve the right to report according to our commitment of striving for neutral, transparent, and honest journalism.