I picked the Sunday brunch at the Red Oven of Sofitel So Bangkok to welcome my dear friends who had just returned back to Bangkok after years of work overseas. Although it was raining outside, our appetite was not affected. Thanks to the quality food served at Red Oven, a rainy, gloomy Sunday instantly became a blessing.
Tasty bread was served to the dining table once diners were settled and seated. Personally, I like this little piece of bread, which was served warm together with a piece of salted butter. Although an ordinary type of butter was served, the presentation of the butter did enhance our perception of the tastiness of the bread.
The Sunday brunch at Red Oven delighted us because there were so many choices of food, especially seafood. It is also one of the reasons why we recommend the Sunday brunch at Red Oven.
We like the choices of seafood here. Blue crabs, Alaska king crabs, clams, French Bulots, three kinds of oysters, etc. Seafood lovers will certainly love this Sunday brunch.
(2) Premium cold cuts and cheese
This counter matters a lot to us. I felt luxurious when I could fully enjoy premium cold cuts and cheese with my glass of wine. The cold cuts were not salty, but flavourful.
(3) Sumptuous Japanese corner
Quality sashimi and sushi were served. I like the choices here a lot! Salmon lovers will like their salmon sashimi, it’s not bland but rather flavourful. How many plates of sashimi did I have? Well, nothing to hide. 5 full plates of sashimi!
(4) Dessert counter
Honestly speaking, the dessert counter here is another selling point. Chocolate lovers probably know about their famous artisan chocolate. Here, you can enjoy really nice chocolate fountain as well as pieces of tasty artisan chocolate. I would recommend you to enjoy their chocolate at the very end of your brunch together with a cup of your favourite kind of tea or coffee. Oh! Don’t forget to try their crepes and waffles. After getting your waffle, walk to the ice-cream counter and put a scoop of ice-cream on top of your waffle! You will like it!
(5) Hot dishes
There are many hot dishes that you should try. To name a few, you should try their Egg Benedict, roast beef and pan-seared foie gras. However, I think their pan-seared foie gras would taste eve better if it is less oily. Some absorbent kitchen paper could be used to absorb unwanted oil before serving to diners’ plates.
Our further recommendations:
(1) Better book your table in dining area by the windows, then you can dine with the view of Lumpini Park. If the weather allows, you can even consider sitting outdoors. If you happen to be placed in the area near the lift lobby or Japanese counter, it could be quite noisy, and the dining area is rather small as dining tables are placed quite close to each other.
(2) Oysters may run out quite fast. If you love oysters and wish to try all types of oysters, get your oysters first!
There are two prices for the Sunday brunch at Red Oven, So Sofitel Bangkok – THB 2,350++/peron with free flow of wine and THB 1,950++/person without wine. Both options include tea but not coffee. I understand that they serve nice premium coffee. If you would like to end your brunch with a cup of aromatic coffee, you will need to pay for it.
Overall speaking, the Sunday brunch here is good. Quality food is served. Refill rate is fast! Compared to many other restaurants, it’s not expensive, and worth a visit and a re-visit.
We recommend the Sunday brunch at Red Oven, Sofitel So Hotel to you all.