The Rain Tree Café, The Athenee Hotel Bangkok’s Sunday Brunch: Review

Where are the best brunches in Bangkok? What are the latest updates? What’s the best value for money? Those kind of questions our clients and readers send to us daily. 

We love brunch and every Sunday is a hunt for new options and surprises. Here is one of our favorite places to combine family time and great dining…at very reasonable price too!

Story & Photos by Wanida Tardivel 

Sunday Brunch at The Rain Tree Café offers a unique voyage of culinary discovery with all our favs Seafood treats. From fresh seafood, oyster, lobster thermidor, and to a la carte serving at your table.

Very fresh seafood on ice including Alaskan king crab, lobster claws, rock lobsters, tiger prawns and mussels

Great variety of oysters including French oysters i.e. Bouzigues, St Vaast, Normandy and US oyster Barron Point

The Rain Tree Café recently upgraded its brunch with more interactive live cooking stations, with a much better spread of dishes at the restaurant and a new a la carte selection with premium tasting portions and not to mention unlimited lobster thermidor.

Enhancing the buffet extravaganza is a separate à la carte menu from which guests can order dishes cooked à la minute.

Braised Taiwanese Abalone in brown soup 

Pan-seared foie gras with spices pineapple chutney and pain d’epice

65 C degree poached egg with carbonara espuma and crispy bacon

Pan-seared Hokkaido scallops with orange pumpkin puree

Creamy scrambled egg with truffles 

Asian beef tartare 

Burger Duo – Wagyu beef burger with tomato chutney and chicken ” Tom Yum” with light red curry sauce

Taste good, feel great ..healthy brunch experience

Roasted lamb rack with paprika and herbs

Deep fried seabags with sweet chili sauce

If you are Japanese food lover, here you go!  Fresh Salmon, Tona, Hokkaigai Sashimi 

Carving fish station, fresh sashimi, and sushi

Grilled station …We love them! Grilled to your order

Noodle and Thai food station

For guests who eat Halal food, not to worry. Hotel can provide you some options. For Indian food lover, Rara Gosht – Cubes of lamb cooked with lamb minced in Indian spices; Aloo Gobi Adraki – Ginger potato and cauliflower; Saffron rice – Basmati rice with cumin seeds and onions; Butter naan; Seafood Vetoute available here.

Selection of cold cuts

French cheeses selection

Various Thai signature dishes are available around the buffet

Pan-fried Toba fish with lemon caper butter

Pan-fried ships with chili garlic butter sauce

For Chinese food lover, you will find dim sum, peking duck – (my guilty yummy things), stir – fried vegetable Hong Kong kale with oyster sauce and more!

Desserts including waffle station; crêpe suzette; and chocolate lava, our famous triple flavored sticky rice with mango and more

Diners can choose to be seated in three interwoven spaces: The Bronze Kitchen, The Valaya Room and Secret Garden.

Kids are busy viewing chef preparing  sweat cotton Thai dessert with actions

Sunday Brunch is served from 12:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. 

THB 2,400++ per person including unlimited lobster and drinking water

THB 1,200++ per person including unlimited lobster and drinking water

For more information please call 02 650 8800,  email:

Direction: Located on the grounds of a former royal residence known as Kandhavas Palace on tree-lined Wireless Road, the hotel is close to embassies, palatial malls such as Gaysorn Village, Central World, Central Embassy and Siam Paragon, cosmopolitan dining and entertainment, and the Lumpini Park, or 5 mins walk from BTS SkyTrain Ploenchit station.

updated 15 July 2018