On a long holiday, or even a short break, sometimes, there is nothing better than indulging yourself in a lazy and delicious Sunday Brunch. Koh Samui has a good choice of options for a weekend foodie fix.
It’s the Sunday morning after a night of cocktails in your private villa, and your head is feeling a lithe less than focused. A sumptuous meal at one of Koh Samui’s top dining spots could be just the thing to perk you up.
If you are heading out for a special Sunday, many of Koh Samui’s best restaurants are nestled along the island’s craggy coastline, and therefore feature spectacular ocean views. Alternatively, heading inland for some hearty grub will also yield wonderful tastes and a happy stomach.
Below are some of the best Sunday Brunch spots in Samui.
If you are in search of the perfect place to enjoy sea views while you chow down on a Sunday afternoon feast, look no further than Nikki Beach. Tucked away on secluded Lipa Noi Beach, this beach club has won awards for its stupendous Sunday Brunch buffet. Diners can gorge themselves on pasta, seafood, sushi or Thai food, and there is even a dedicated meat carving table for guests in need of a serious protein fix. Each meal comes with a complimentary Bellini that can be sipped in the club’s Sunset Terrace Lounge.
Brunch on the Beach
When you are dining as part of a large party, settling on one type of cuisine to suit everybody can be a challenge – particularly with the wide array of choice available on Koh Samui. Beach Republic offers something to please everyone, with Tapas, Mediterranean and Thai food all present in force on the menu. Lunch begins at 11am, and runs right through to the dinner hour for those who just can’t get enough of the taste and ambience. In fact, food is served until 10.30 in the evening, so guests that want to graze at this dazzling ocean-view location can do so all day. It is difficult to say no to lamb ribs and Hakkaido scallops followed by a creamy crème brulée.
Situated on Koh Samui’s jagged northern coastline, Rock Pool Samui is the ideal venue for those that want to indulge in a little culinary luxury. A five-minute hop from Chaweng Beach, this restaurant is positioned just inches away from the surf, so it's perfect for those in search of something with a “wow” factor. Chef David Lloyd serves up a delectable variety of dishes from across the globe. The crisp pork belly served with green lentils and apple reduction is certainly a mouth-watering choice you are likely to be talking about for the rest of your Samui holiday.
Despite the plentiful supply of spicy Thai curries, tangy soups and steamy noodles, sometimes you just need your Sunday roast fix. The British love of roast meat – particularly beef – on a Sunday afternoon goes back hundreds of years. Indeed, the Queen’s own bodyguards are known as “beefeaters”. Bistro Journal, a cosy spot located on the edge of Chaweng, is one of the best eateries on the island to order a traditional Sunday roast . All the favourites are proudly offered on the Specials menu, from roast beef with Yorkshire pudding to roast pork with crunchy crackling.
Everyone needs a little comfort food once in a while, and if that’s you this Sunday, why not head to Samui’s BBC restaurant to chow down on a hearty meal? Located on the edge of stunning Big Buddha Bay, BBC also caters to guests in search of a Sunday lunch. Roast lamb, beef and chicken are all available, and served alongside fluffy roast potatoes and a rainbow of fresh veggies, drizzled with a generous helping of rich gravy. If that doesn’t make your mouth water, then you should also know that BBC even serves homemade Yorkshire pudding.
by Wayne Hue