Ah, the bottomless brunch buffet. Rows of crab legs, gleaming ice sculptures, prime rib carving stations, unlimited bubbly -- where else can you find such sheer decadence? In the spirit of splurging, we've sought out some of the world's most extravagant brunch buffets for your vicarious enjoyment. The prices may be flinch-worthy, but for some, all-you-can eat lobster tails are worth it. What foods would you most want unlimited servings of? Share your thoughts with us now!
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Harbourside Sunday Champagne Brunch
The Intercontinental Hong Kong
$83 per person (USD)
At the deeply luxurious Intercontinental Hong Kong, a renown weekly brunch features strategically appointed "action stations" where chefs prepare fresh sushi and sashimi, Japanese tempura, Peking Duck, and pan-fried foie gras. Choose from boatloads of fresh cold seafood (lobster, scallops, mussels, and prawns) a selection of vintage ham, international cheeses, and made-to-order crêpes and Belgian waffles.
Spectrum On One Friday Brunch
Fairmont Dubai Hotel
$122 per person (USD)
In Dubai, weekends run from Friday to Saturday rather than Saturday to Sunday, and thus the Friday Brunch has become an institution. Spectrum On One at the Fairmont rolls out a gastro-tour of Thailand, China, Japan, India, Europe, and Arabia, so on any given Friday you can dine on Chinese spare ribs, spicy curries, rare Wagyu steak, Tandoori delights, Toro sashimi, and French pastries. Plus, unlimited pours of Möet & Chandon and, yes, a chocolate fountain.
Bally's Las Vegas
$85 per person
What's Vegas without a buffet? Known as one of the most lavish spreads on the strip, the Sunday buffet brunch at Sterling at Bally's is fit for a high roller, with Sturgeon caviar, pre-cracked Alaskan king crab claws, omelet stations, filet mignon, as well as a Willy Wonka-worthy candy and dessert station and bottomless mimosas. At $82 it's not cheap -- but think of the money you'll save away from the blackjack tables!
Grand Dining Room Sunday Champagne Brunch
Grand Wailea Hotel, Maui
$42 adults/$24 children
You might be tempted to overlook the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean at the Grand Wailea's weekly extravaganza: Savor made-to-order Malasadas (a fluffy local doughnut-like delicacy), roasted prime rib, smoked Kurobuta ham, poached snapper, ahi and hamachi sashimi, and snow crab legs. Little ones can splurge, too, at the Keiki Buffet (kid's buffet): Pigs-in-a-blanket, crispy chicken tenders, housemade brownies, and of course, mac-and-cheese.
Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Garden Court
The Palace Hotel, San Francisco
$68 adults/$38 children
This is how Northern California does it: Think locally farmed egg scramble, artisinal chocolate-dipped strawberries, roving dim sum carts serving authentic siu mai, char siu ribs, and steaming pork buns, pasta stations, locally sourced meats and poultry, and daily harvested oysters. Enjoy free-flowing champagne and live jazz while you graze.
Moonshine Sunday Brunch Buffet
$15.95 per person (mimosas $3.50 each)
We thought we'd wrap up with a more budget-friendly (but no less extravagant) option, deep in the heart of Texas. At Moonshine you can enjoy endless riffs on Tex-Mex favorites such as grilled jalapeno breakfast sausages, green chile cheese grits, buttermilk biscuits, chicken fried steak tenders, spiral roasted ham and hash brown casserole. For dessert there's cinnamon pinwheels with amaretto glaze and white chocolate bread pudding. Y'all going back for seconds? Yes.
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