If you want to impress your date or go on a lovely Sunday brunch but can’t think of a good place to go then you should really look for the Hilton as they have more than 3 restaurant up in their hotel. Got the place but still can’t decide which one you want to go to? Well then read this review by Peter Garwood from Thailand Wine & Dine as he tells you all about the Edge Restaurant on the 14th floor of the five star hotel.

Something of a curate’s egg, the Sunday Hilton buffet. Good in parts. The view, at least, remains consistently outstanding.

For 1490฿ you get a particularly mixed bag. The dessert choice is considerable, and reasonable quality. The sushi and sashimi, very good. But the remainder, sadly, rather less tempting.

The cheese selection, a bit of a disaster. Gorgonzola, ‘Chedda’, or ‘Blue Cheese’ (anonymous). The bread buffet had lost its freshness, some was quite dry. Pan-fried foie gras was wafer thin, drowning in balsamic vinegar. Interesting selection of rather chemical-looking fruit juices, going by the colouration. A soda water (100฿ plus tax plus service), and a still water (60฿ ++) instead, then.

Why no wine? Well the free flow wine supplement at 1300฿ had seemed a good option… until the display revealed some of the cheapest plonk available in Thailand short of putting a box of Mont Clair on the table. Bandicoot Shiraz and Chardonnay took pride of place in the centre of the table. Pass.

Anyway, back to the food. Cured meats selection was not exactly of the highest quality. A truffle ravioli was tried. Excellent sauce, but the ravioli well short of the al dente stage.

In short if you enjoy pigging out on sushi, sashimi and sweet things, don’t mind plonk and can get through about 4 bottles on your own to achieve value for money, and really need somewhere to go to impress teerak with the setting and panorama, then at 2,790฿ including free flow wine, the Hilton buffet is exactly what you’re looking for.

On the other hand, as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, on future Sundays you will not be seeing me there.

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