Everyone loves a luxurious hotel stay and one of the things we look forward to most, is waking up to a feast for the eyes and our taste buds. A good hotel breakfast spread is what takes the cake for the overall hotel experience and don’t they know it! Here are six of the most luxurious hotels around the world, serving up a truly decadent breakfast spread.
Located in the fashion and arts district of this romantic city, Le Bristol Paris is a proud host to the three Michelin star restaurant, Epicure. The restaurant caters to traveller’s worldwide with a continental breakfast spread. This of course, comes with chef Eric Frechon’s French fare of black truffle macaroni, artichoke and duck foie gras, eggs topped with caviar and an edible 24-karat gold leaf, and other dishes meant to delight your epicurean senses. If that isn’t filling enough, top your plates with the freshest baguettes, light and fluffy brioches, and chocolate pastries. Finish with a glass of champagne - yes, in the morning - as you gaze out into the hotel’s French-styled garden. Prices start at around €219.00 per person and breakfast hours run from 7:30–10:30am daily.
Hotel restaurants rarely get to boast about being the most talked-of for a decade. But not this one. Café Gray Deluxe opened in 2009, replacing the original one in New York and has been the talk of local businessmen and luxury travellers ever since. Its brunch set menu caters to both Eastern and European tastes, so you can expect anything from Belgian waffles to comforting dim sum and an ala carte menu if you’re picky. Some Chinese specialities include abalone and chicken congee which is a fancy twist on traditional rice porridge. Be sure to try their classics, the Short Rib Eggs Benedict and Steak Tartare. Dining here is always exciting because the brunch spread is different each week! At Café Gray Deluxe, you’ll also be waking up to a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour from the 49th floor. Enjoy the sunrise from the comfort of your semi-private eating booth from as early as 6:30am.
Take time to appreciate the art of dining in tranquillity at Aman Tokyo, a hotel that combines the tradition and modernity of Tokyo. Breakfast is served as a multicourse a la carte meal at the hotel’s main restaurant and is presented in a bento box made of light bamboo. Portions are of fine dining sizes or just typically Japanese, allowing you to savour small pieces of your meal in a ritualistic and respectful manner. It also makes the whole experience extremely Instaworthy which is probably one reason this hotel breakfast has earned its raving reviews. Strangely enough, breakfast is the only meal that offers a Japanese option, because the main cuisine of both hotel restaurants are otherwise French and Italian. Take this opportunity to start your day with rolled tamagoyaki (Japanese omelet), grilled fish, eggplant and shishito peppers, miso soup, and roasted tea all for JP¥4,200 per person. The service here is impeccable, of course. A tribute to the Japanese culture of excellence, one that has raised the bar for hotels worldwide. Breakfast is served between 6:30AM and 10:30AM daily.
Hotel guests at Atlantis The Palm can choose to party the night away, sleep in, still make it in time for brunch, and continue partying! We’re talking about the adults-only party brunch that runs from 12.30pm - 4pm on Friday’s at Saffron. For AED 535 per person, this restaurant brings a whole new level of indulgence to the table. It has 220 international dishes that span Asian, European, Middle Eastern, and Western cuisines AND a resident DJ for your morning workout in stilettos! (Still gotta look like “you woke up like this!”). There are many live cooking stations, a massive dessert bar with all the sweets you could imagine, an extensive cheese selection, and the biggest chocolate fountain ever. It’s no wonder the restaurant has received a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor worldwide.
It's easier to part with your pillows and quilt when you know a scrumptious breakfast awaits. Even more when it's served on a floating basket! The floating breakfast craze has long caught the eye of luxury travellers on Instagram, but the one hotel that always delivers a quality breakfast for a decent price of IDR500,000 is The Ritz-Carlton, Bali. Start your day right with a personal breakfast basket filled with two choices of fresh juice, toasted bread and a selection of jams. Then dig in to a juicy watermelon fruit pizza, poached eggs and ham, crunchy muesli with fresh milk, and finish with a strawberry yogurt parfait. If all that isn’t healthy enough - the hotel includes a generous fruit salad bowl as well! What’s not to love here? Depending on the room you choose, you’ll get to enjoy your breakfast being surrounded by lush greenery or treated to a gorgeous view of the Indian ocean from your private pool.
When it comes to finding a place that takes pride in the first meal of the day, look no further than Halcyon House in New South Wales. The 5-star boutique hotel and spa is high on our radar thanks to its award-winning restaurant, Paper Daisy. Australians love their breakfasts and enjoy flavours that surprise. What more with laid-back beach vibes of Cabarita Beach! The breakfast experience at Paper Daisy lives up to those expectations and for AUD$55 each, you can get a two-course meal with beverages included. Must-try dishes are the buckwheat pancakes with passionfruit and anise myrtle ricotta or the open egg omelette with green onion, cold smoked fish and soured dill cream. Vegan meals are available too. Paper Daisy has won the award for Best Hotel Breakfast (Gourmet Traveller 2018), Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants (Australian Financial Review 2018) and the Two Hats Award (The Good Food Guide, 2019). We recommend making a reservation.
These hotel breakfasts are some of the most popular ones around the world. Each of them offer a unique experience that’s sure to be a highlight in your food diary. Then again, just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is taste on the tongue of the diner! There’s only one way to know if these morning spreads are really life-changing or not: Book your hotel stay with us and find out for yourself!