Marriott Resort on Chao Phraya River
Everything under the sun is here. Be sure to book.
The buffet is expensive but worth it. B1450++.
Allow another B550 for drinks.
The lovely river setting complements the dazzling array of food in every way.
Brilliant selection of seafood which is topped up regularly, impressive selection of salads, French cooked vegetables as well as wok tossed vegetables, a good dessert carte, lovely cheeseboard and some of the best coffee in Bangkok.
Altogether really impressive if a tad expensive.
JW Marriott Sukhumvit
Almost as good as its sister hotel on the river, the buffet is B1475++ per person.
Great Indian food, good Japanese selection, excellent Thai and the usual array of meats.
Another good selection of seafood and the imported meats are great.
Allow another B600 for drinks.
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
In my opinion this is the best buffet in Bangkok in what is a highly competitive market.
Prices per person are B1050++ and allow about B600 for drinks.
Novotel Lotus Suk 33
This hotel puts on a truly remarkable Sunday lunch buffet.
Priced at B900++ it has outstanding Indian cuisine, great Thai, a good range of seafood, an impressive desserts carte and unusual for the price, a really nice cheese board to finish off the lunch with coffee.
Allow B600 for drinks per person.
This is a highly under-rated hotel, maybe because it is out in the Soi 30s, but I can highly recommend it.
Go out and get your pirated software at the Fortune Town shopping mall(much quieter than Panthip but with the same selections!!), then hop next door to the hotel for its Sunday lunch buffet (the buffet is also on Wednesday - Friday).
Priced at B350++ this is one of the bargains on the buffet scene in Bangkok. It features a good selection of Thai, Korean, Indonesian, Malaysian and Western cuisine.
The seafood selection is minimal, but at this price you can't expect the world. Allow B250 pp for drinks.
The Dusit does a daily lunch buffet for around B900++.
Once again good Thai food, ok Indian, very good Japanese, good hot meats selection, impressive desserts and a good cheese board.
Allow B700 pp for drinks.
Like most of the Oriental's food and beverage outlets, this buffet is outrageously overpriced.
However, the setting here is superb but no better than the Marriott Resort farther down river.
It has everything any gourmet could desire, with a great display of seafood, the best Japanese in Bangkok, Thai food supreme, the salad bar is mesmerising in its offerings, good hot meats buffet and a brilliant cheese board.
If you are going to splurge at this place be prepared to depart with B1950++ and allow B1200 per person for drinks so all up kiss B6000 or thereabout goodbye.
But you will remember it!