We have had a couple of lovely Sunday Brunches out recently. We had an extremely leisurely, drawn out, stuff-your-face-full, drink-lots-of-champagne, eat-too-much brunch at the Le Royal Meridian with our friends Earoel & Graham. This brunch location has a fantastic children’s area set up with face painting, movies, balloon animals, clowns, a separate children’s buffet area and awesome desserts!
There is a prominent pink theme at this location, pink chairs, pink table clothes, pink champagne and pink uniform on the Margherita Nurses!! They have nurses who come around with big syringes filled with the Margherita mix. Of course, Owen had to partake!!
The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of the hotel and has a lovely terrace with great views across the city. After our very long brunch where we made way too many rounds around the stations, we enjoyed the sunshine outside.
The food was very good: a great seafood station that was stacked high with sushi, lobster, crab and prawns. The noodle station was one of the best I have seen and I enjoyed a delicious soup with lots of different herbs and fillings. The carvery had plenty of lamb, chicken and pork. The salad bar was one of the most varied I had seen and then the desserts were out of this world. I went back for 4, yes 4, of the salted caramel chocolate mousse!
Another Sunday and another Brunch! This time we were back at the Westin with our friends from Emerald. Table for 25 please! We all like the Westin because the entertainment there is first class. They have opera singers, an orchestra, gymnastics display and face changing display.
The kids had so much fun with so many friends to play with after the food! They all had balloon animals or swords made. They loved the margarita machine that made non-alcoholic slushy drinks.
The Sunday Brunch (especially the Champagne Brunches!!) are a strong part of Shanghai weekends. It is not just for Ex-pats – many Chinese enjoy this too!