What better way to spend an indulgent Sunday than to linger over a sumptuous brunch? We line up the best Sunday brunches in the 5-star hotels downtown.
ITC Gardenia – Cubbon Pavilion
Say ITC hotels and there’s an instant connection with food, and good food at that. The ITC Gardenia on Richmond Road has six top class food and beverage outlets. The Sunday brunch is the perfect way to experience the best of these all at one go. ITC Gardenia’s brunch has offerings from Cubbon Pavilion, the hotel’s all-day restaurant, the breezy Lotus Pavilion, plus signature dishes from Edo, the award-winning Japanese restaurant. There are also some flavours from Kebabs & Kurries, the hotel’s Indian restaurants. The hotel’s lovely, outdoor air and food that ranges from Korean Bibimbap to Goan sausage pao to an array of delightful grills, thukpa and sushi make this one of the best Sunday brunches in town. Prices start at Rs 2450.
ITC Windsor – Raj Pavilion
Yes, ITC Hotels have perfected their food over decades and ITC Windsor on Sankey Road is a standard-bearer. Raj Pavilion, the hotel’s all-day restaurant styled after a glass house is the attractive venue for the Windsor brunch. It’s an eclectic array that combines local favourites and international selections. Think masala fish fry, dimsum, roasts, salads and a sinful line-up of desserts. Champagne and live music add to the experience. Prices start at Rs 2450 for a no-alcohol brunch.
Conrad Bengaluru – Caraway Kitchen
This towering edifice with a view of Ulsoor Lake hosts one of the most expansive Sunday brunch spreads downtown. It’s an all-encompassing line-up from all of the hotel’s kitchens. The brunch is at the hotel’s all-day restaurant, Caraway Kitchen and flows into the lobby. Here, you’ll find a delectable array of carefully crafted salads, a super seafood station, plus Oriental specials. Prices start at Rs 2400.
Shangri-La Bengaluru -- bCafe
bCafe, the all-day restaurant at the Shangri-La in Vasanth Nagar is another vast brunch downtown. The modern restaurant has various live stations whipping up everything from chaat in fancy avatars to khaoswey and a comforting line-up of Indian dishes. Shangri-La lays claim to one of the largest collections of dishes and also makes special cocktails for this weekend indulgence. A children’s activity area allows guests to make this a family outing.
JW Marriott – JW Kitchen
This bustling all-day restaurant at the JW Marriott on Vittal Mallya Road becomes a buzzing gourmet destination for the whole family on Sundays. An outdoor area allows you to have an al fresco experience and choose from a range of grills and tandoor-cooked dishes. Indoors, there are huge piles of salads, breads, cheeses and dishes from across the globe. There are plenty of activities especially created for little guests, including a candy wall. Prices start at Rs 2450.
JW Marriott – Alba
This luxury spread is at Alba, the speciality Italian restaurant at JW Marriott on Vittal Mallya Road. If you are a fan of sophisticated Italian food then this is the Sunday brunch for you. Alba is an elegant restaurant, perfect for special occasions. The brunch is packed with regional favourites from across Italy from antipasti to handmade pasta, pizza and luscious desserts. The prosecco flows and what’s not to like?
Taj West End – Mynt
The heritage Taj West End on Race Course Road is a haven of green and serenity. Mynt, the hotel’s all-day restaurant that spills over onto the vast lawns surrounded by foliage is the perfect way to unwind on a Sunday. Here, you can tuck into specialities from across the globe and have grills made to order in the open air section. Live music, lovely cocktails and tempting desserts make this a top choice for Sunday brunch in this part of town. Prices start at Rs 1750.
Taj MG Road – Café Mozaic
The recently renovated Taj MG Road at Trinity Circle is superbly located and also houses the vibrant all-day restaurant Café Mozaic. This bright space overlooks the hotel’s pool and this makes it a charming setting to while away the hours on a Sunday. Choose from the vast array of eclectic dishes, both local and international, order a cocktail or three and have a wonderful afternoon downtown here.
The Oberoi -- Le Jardin
Everything about The Oberoi, on MG Road, spells class and the hotel’s all-day restaurant, Le Jardin, is no different. The restaurant lives up to its name and allows you the feeling of dining in a green garden. Attentive staff, fantastic wines and well-made cocktails welcome you to The Oberoi brunch. The food takes in everything from tandoor dishes to juicy roasts and Indian favourites. There are fun things for the kids to do as well.