Sitting down for afternoon tea is becoming such a popular activities right here in Bangkok. It’s the perfect way to catch up with friends or to spoil loved ones on a special occasion. Taking an hour or two out of the day to sip tea, try delicate sweet in a traditional served-at-the-table afternoon tea or buffet, both way are sophisticated. However, if you fancy of sweet and more is better, then here is the best! Visit Lobby Salon, The Sukhothai Bangkok for a luxurious chocolate buffet and fantastic menu.
Situated on a ground floor of the hotel, Lobby Salon is one of the most well known all-you-can-eat afternoon tea buffet in Bangkok. The tranquil pool-view ancient-meets-modern lounge inspired by Thailand’s last capital is the perfect location for simply a day of indulgence. This exquisite buffet is held from Friday to Sunday till 17:00 hrs, where you can enjoy a life Hammered Dulcimer performance.
The lobby lounge is divided into 3 different part: savouries, sweet and a highlighted part of the chocolate trolley. Famous for its outstanding chocolate collection, a chocolate trolley arrayed with some twenty types of raw chocolate were carefully selected by Chef Laurent Ganguillet, an experienced Belgian pastry chef with great passion. These range from 100% pure cocoa, the bitterest of all but favoured by many a connoisseur, to milk chocolate and white chocolate plus two nut-encrusted options – hazelnut and almond – for good measure.
Allows you to create your own cup of hot chocolate, selected chocolates will be gently melt over a low flame and serve as a fresh hot-chocolate drink with a generous dollop of whipped cream on top. If you want to have a small chat about chocolate, Chef Laurent is here to keep you company.
Don’t get yourself full by a cup of chocolate, Chef BIC, Thitisorn Amatasin, executive chef of the Sukhothai Bangkok would love to welcome you to his elegant set of savory finger sandwiches, mini croissant and much more, which showcases an extensive spread of local and international items.
Mini Croissant Filled with Coffee Marinated Salmon and Sour Cream
Afternoon tea begins with a high note of fresh baked mini croissant filled with a big cut of coffee marinated salmon. This buttery croissant turns down perfectly with a little bit of sour cream inside.
Italian Cold Cut and Fig Compote, Buckwheat and Chia Seed Roll
A savory fan can get healthy with a fluffy Buckwheat and chia seed roll. Filling with sweet compote and salty Italian cold cut, this sandwich will surely satisfy every taste buds.
Braised Lamb Shank with Sticky Espresso Gravy, Milky Soft Roll
Don’t judge from an appearance, because this milky soft burger bread filled with braised lamb shank is obviously awesome! A fan of coffee will surely love an espresso smell from gravy sauce which goes perfectly with lamb and salad.
Chicken Mole Poblano, Whole Wheat
If you fancy spicy, then don’t miss this sandwich with a little bit twist from sweet chocolate and spicy Mexican mole poblano sauce. Proudly present by chef BIC, this chicken sandwich will amaze you colourful taste.
Cucumber Raita in White Toast
If you still not tired of sandwich, then let’s get moving to yet another awesome fresh cucumber raita in soft white toast. This refreshing menu goes perfectly with yogurt dressing. Do not miss it out!
Eggplant Caponata in Tortilla Wrap, Grated Venezuela 72%
Do not leave savory station without trying this wonderful tortilla wrap. Filled with caponata salad, this spring roll alike snake comes with outstanding taste from sweet vinegar, which raise up the taste of eggplant to another level.
The selection of savories is varied and whilst which will surely leave you bursting at seams. Each item was tasty and perfectly formed, for example, White Chocolate Baba Ganoush and Crispy Pita Bread, turned from traditional middle eastern snack to be more playful with a sweet and creamy taste from white chocolate. A highlight from this section is included Italian style Tomato and Mozzarella Caprese and Japanese Seaweed Salad Roll in Sesame Dressing.
If your stomach still cries for more food, let’s move to a japanese station with 6 different choices of fresh made sushi, or help yourself to some fried bread with minced pork spread, chicken cocktail sausage, fish finger, and fruit station. Their food might be amazing, but don’t forget to save room for dessert!
You may expect the traditional classics such as scones and macarons from a choice of sweet. However, from Chef Laurent Ganguillet’s collection, there are many more to go.
A meringue-based dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside, usually topped with fruit. However, Chef Laurent make it more special by add chocolate into Meringue and call it with creative name “Chocolova”
Oreo & Baileys Cheese Cake
If you haven’t heard, there is this enchanting cheesecake appears in several guidebooks as a “must” to try when you visit The Sukhothai Bangkok. This dessert is a great dessert to bring to your next get-together from a depth of cheese and Baileys cream flavor to a crusty oreo.
Nutella & Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich
Simple is the best, Chef Laurent’s Grilled Nutella and Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich is an excellent prove. A fresh baked homemade bread filling with sweet nutella chocolate, peanut butter and sour jelly jam. No better combination than peanut butter and chocolate! the greatness of this simple sandwich is eating it while it warm and melty inside.
White Chocolate and Quinoa Mousse, Kalamansi Confit
This delectable treat is something you can eat for breakfast, you can have as a snack or even enjoy for dessert. Mixed with Quinoa, this is the most creamy, milky, tasty chocolate mousse made up of white chocolate, then turn down with sour confir kalamari.
Sesame Praline Crème Brûlée
Special Crème Brûlée from Chef Laurent with a pure smell from seasame.
Double Mocha Eclairs
This thin crust Eclair with chocolate mocha filling has a perfect soft coffee scent. The cream’s perfect sweetness matches perfectly with some sweet floral tea.
Sticky Date Pudding, Toffee Sauce
No matter how stuffed you are, do not miss out on their signature Sticky Pudding! Enjoy a fluffy cake soaked in sweet toffee sauce. Burn off the calories later!
Moreover, we are wholeheartedly recommend you to try all the sweets from Lobby Salon since there are some small gimmicks behind every little pieces. Let’s take a look at Pistachio Praline Mozart Cups, which is a cup-shaped chocolate with pistachio filling. A creamy chocolate taste you say? No, because there’s a secret sour taste from jam within the filling! Forastero Tortino, Vitamin C is a fluffy chocolate cake that also has hidden sourness from its filing, or the Lemon & Hale’s Blue Boy Marshmallow has the all time favorite Hale’s Blue Boy scent. For Afternoon Tea lovers, Scone, Canele or Macarons is also served there. Ice cream fans, no worries! 3 types of your favorite assortment are ready to be served. Finally, Chocolate Fondue with 3 assortments, White, Milk, and Dark, awaits you to try with marshmallows and dry fruits.
A wide range of drinks are waiting to be served. Coffee, TWG tea, as well as Lobby Salon’s special Thai tea all suits very well with the Buffet.
The relaxing atmosphere, special meal and dessert won’t be perfect without the best service from staffs and Chef Laurent himself. A smile, hospitality, and willingness to explain the food stories always welcome us to go back again and again. If you are looking for a nice venue to spend your afternoon with friends, special someone, or for a relaxed business meeting, Chocolate Buffet at Lobby Salon is definitely the choice you should take!
Lobby Salon @ The Sukhothai Bangkok
Friday – Sunday from 14:00 – 17:00 hrs.
Price at THB 990++ per person