Sunday’s the day when everyone is at rest, as the Great Architect of the Universe meant it to be, with the exception of F&B personnel, who, for some reason, incurred His wrath. They’re working like ants throughout a day when everyone is at rest or happily getting sloshed.
My personal #1 & #2 Sunday Brunch Favorites
Olive Beach, Diplomat Hotel: Mediterranean themed interiors, high quality meats, great selection of grills, laid back atmosphere, friendly service, outdoor and indoor seating and well made food make it a great option. True, some tables are just too small for normal dining and the interiors are a bit cramped, but I forgive them that for their lovely, lovely food. Think of handmade, freshly cooked, beautifully plated ravioli, thick and meaty breakfast sausages done on the grill, giant prawns brought fresh off the grill, wood fired pizzas done to specifications and stuff. No Indian food here, that some might miss. I don’t.
Blooms, Eros Hotel managed by Hilton, Nehru Place: The regular buffet is by itself one of the best in town IMO and Sunday Brunches see it enhanced even more. Want to see them truly shine? Visit them for a Winter Sunday Brunch. Even otherwise, you’ll find a dessert counter laden with Indian and western desserts, a cold counter groaning under the weight of numerous salads, dips, sushi and cold cuts, a cheese & fruit counter that usually has blue and a main courses section where there are usually three different cuisines present, in addition to numerous grill counters outdoors, sparkling wine and expanses of green lawn for the kids.
Want Variety and Quantity?
Set’Z in DLF Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj won’t disappoint you. They have a fair selection of alcohols included with their brunch packages and a wide wide variety of food from different regions. I found Indian, Asian (Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian) and American the last time I went alongside a cold buffet.
Similarly, the Sunday Brunch at Oasis, Claridges, Surajkund (soon to be rebranded from what I hear) is quite good too, better than Set’Z I think. High quality meats (a whole haunch the last time!), an awesome selection of breads, a mini kids brunch with kiddie treats, Chinese, Indian and Continental counters as well as a fairly well stocked dessert counter.
Want Loads of Vegetarian Options?
Most Sunday Brunches are high on meat. If you’re a vegetarian, head to Knosh at the Kempinski Ambiance, Shahdara. They have a concept called the ‘Art Brunch’, where you can combine the pleasures of a brunch and a visit to an art gallery at once. They’re also almost 80% vegetarian, so you’re bound to find plenty to suit your needs.
Ed: Cover image is Ravioli from the Olive Beach Sunday Brunch