Am I exaggerating if I say ‘Hit the Roast’ Saturday dinner buffet at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is the best Saturday buffet dinner promotion? Not sure? Three main reasons contributing to crowning a buffet as the best include (1) price; (2) quality of the food; and (3) varieties of food. ‘Hit the Roast’ is temptingly priced at only THB 950 nett per person for quite an extensive buffet line featuring quality food items from Japanese and Thai to fresh seafood, cravings and desserts, inclusive of soft drinks and drinking water. If you still cannot be convinced, read our dining experience further and get ready to surrender your very first Saturday night to ‘Hit the Roast’ buffet dinner promoted by DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok.
Why should you be convinced that ‘Hit the Roast’ buffet dinner at DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is the best Saturday buffet dinner?
(1) Dining ambiance
The restaurant is rectangular in shape, with food stations lining up along the right side of the restaurant. Stylish pendant lights illuminate the restaurant with pleasant shades of yellow, suggesting a modern, happy vibes to the diners in the restaurant. The overall dining ambience is stylish and contemporary. The setup of the venue echoes the theme of the buffet. Decorations suggesting road trips are all put up at eye-catching locations of each station. ‘Hit the Roast’ is the gourmet version of ‘Hit the Road’.
(2) Buffet line
The delight starts at the very second when you are at the entrance of the restaurant. A dessert station with an attractive array of sweets is right in front of you. The further you walk into the dining area, the more food stations you will see. This long buffet line successfully builds diner’s excitement for the buffet dinner.
(a) Roast and grill craving menu
The star of this themed buffet dinner is the roast and grill craving menu. Australian ribs, a whole roasted pig from Trang in Southern Thailand, Hong Kong-style roasted duck, a whole chunk of Virginia ham, and grilled whole salmon are all served at the end of the buffet line. Among these choices, you would never want to miss the tender Australian ribs, perfectly roasted pig from Trang (pick the belly with melt-in-your-mouth fat), and the juicy Virginia ham.
Another tempting star in this buffet is the seafood station. This station probably convinces diners further why you should surrender your first Saturday for this buffet. Besides New Zealand mussels, sweet clams, and prawns, a surprising addition of French oysters further makes this buffet dinner even more worth the money. The oysters are shucked to order. On the night of our visit, the oysters were fully saline, fresh and crunchy. It was perfect enough to savour them with just a few drops of lemon juice!
(c) Extensive choices for hot dishes
Both western and Asian hot dishes are served. Asian appetizers include roasted bamboo filled with fish curry and roasted prawns on sugar cane. For western choices, there are roasted Italian sausages with caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese and thyme, roasted red pepper with pine nuts, shredded roasted chicken, and basil pesto penne. Hot mains include herb pot roast with pork rib soup, roasted rack of lamb with garlic and pepper sauce, and wok-fried roasted seafood in hot basil sauce. Noodle soup with roasted Chinese pork and shrimp dumplings definitely given an Asian touch to the buffet.
(d) Japanese station
This is another popular station. Chefs ceaselessly prepare a wide variety of sushi, making each piece of sushi at its optimal flavour. Sashimi is served to order. Simply advise the chef what kind of fish you prefer, a beautiful sashimi platter will be prepared right in front of you. If Japanese food is all about freshness, this station exceeds the expectation.
The dessert station will definitely perfect your buffet experience. All-time favourite desserts and sweets such as churros, macarons, cheesecakes, etc. are temptingly arrayed. Placing not far from the dessert station finds ice-cream and fresh seasonal fruits.
At THB 950 nett per person, there is nothing to complain about this Saturday buffet dinner. There is also a live band singing country music which matches the theme of the buffet! It isn’t surprising to see a full house of diners in this buffet! Make your reservation in advance.
(4) Human Touch
I really appreciate the effort of human touch made by the team of the restaurant. When you book a table, a name tent with your name will be placed on your table. This name tent is designed according to the theme of the buffet. If you book a table for this ‘Hit the Roast’ Saturday buffet dinner, your name tent shows the design of a road trip. If you book a table for their Sunday brunch, you will see another design of the name tent. This small action does make diners feel the respect, inspiring their desire to return for another meal.
Who in Gourmet Bangkok team reviewed ‘Hit the Roast’ buffet dinner at DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok?
Chelsea Chan ~ A food lover, golfer, fun lover, and adventurer Chelsea was born in Hong Kong and is a genuine food lover. Her palate is especially sharp on Cantonese food, delicacies from Hong Kong and meat (especially beef, chicken and lamb). She is able to taste how the food is cooked and prepared. Besides, she is also a pro buffet gourmet because of her unlimited appetite. When she says ‘too sweet’, it may not be sweet for you as her preference for chocolate is 72++ dark chocolate.
Neng Srichaisak ~ A pro golfer, travel lover and photographer Neng was born in Bangkok and is an enthusiastic photographer. Ever since joining the Gourmet Bangkok Team, he has developed an intense interest in food and food photography. He is good at searching the best angle for a dish. He likes spicy food and is able to tell the exotic spices used in Asian cuisine. He also acts as the Thai-Cantonese interpreter for Chelsea when reviewing restaurants in Bangkok. As he is a pro golfer, he reviews all golf courses for Gourmet International Team.
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