In recent years, brunch has overtaken almost every traditional weekend activity as the go-to day out.
The global obsession with brunch, particularly the bottomless variety, has created a booming new industry with many willing to fork out three figures to experience the very best in opulent afternoon dining.
From halal charcuterie in the United Arab Emirates to freshly shucked oysters in Indonesia, FEMAIL reveals what the world’s most lavish and luxurious brunches really have to offer.
The modern obsession with brunch has created a booming demand for lavish afternoon dining experiences (pictured, a guest enjoys a drink at Marchal in Copenhagen)
SOLEIL AT THE MULIA – BALI
Hailed as the ‘most luxurious brunch in the world’ by Conde Nast, The Mulia’s Soleil restaurant serves a buffet style Sunday brunch overflowing with oysters, lobster and world class cocktails.
The extensive menu, which features fusion food with influences from the Mediterranean, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia, also boasts escargot and octopus which can be enjoyed in Soleil’s opulent setting overlooking one of the resort pools.
Standard brunch packages start at $95 per person for unlimited food and as much soft drink, juice, house wine, beer and select cocktails as you can manage from 11am until 3pm.
Soleil at The Mulia in Bali has been awarded the title of the world’s most luxurious brunch (pictured, the oyster brunch bar at Soleil)
THE KITCHEN AT LE ROYAL MONCEAU, RAFFLES – PARIS
If you’re searching for five star European luxury, look no further than the incredibly lavish Le Royal Monceau Raffles Hotel in Paris.
Located mere steps from the exclusive Champs Elysees, Le Royal Monceau Raffles is one of the finest establishments in the world with an award-winning spa, art gallery, 99-seat cinema and four restaurants including one Michelin star eatery.
Brunch is offered at ‘La Cuisine’ on Saturdays and Sundays, featuring a seafood buffet, sushi bar, selection of hot drinks and your choice of main egg dish.
Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris (pictured) is one of the city’s finest hotels with a lavish Sunday brunch menu that costs between $225 and $303
The experience also includes a luxury dessert station by French pastry chef and chocolatier Pierre Herme, named the World’s Best Pastry Chef in 2016.
Sunday ‘Royal Brunch’ at Le Royal Monceau Raffles costs $225, excluding alcoholic and soft drinks.
If you (and your wallet) are interested in upgrading to the Champagne Royal Brunch, the experience will set you back $303.
Brunch at La Cuisine includes a dessert station (pictured) created by award-winning pastry chef and chocolatier Pierre Herme
PIERCHIC – DUBAI
If Dubai is the ‘City of Gold’, Pierchic wears its 24 carat culinary crown.
Sitting on stilts over the Arabian Gulf, this ultra-opulent over-water restaurant offers prime views of the iconic Burj Al Arab, with a prime array of gourmet dishes to match.
On arrival, diners are welcomed with a complimentary drink and freshly shucked oysters before sitting down for the main event, the ‘Chic Brunch’.
Pierchic is Dubai’s most expensive brunch destination with views of the famous Burj Al Arab from the dining area
The brunch menu at Pierchic features an assortment of fresh seafood and prime cut wagyu beef
This five-course gastronomical extravaganza features halal charcuterie, sushi, lobster, wagyu beef and an assortment of signature desserts.
Guests can eat and drink an unlimited selection of house wine, beer and three cocktails – Caipirinha, Moscow Mule and Bramble – for $235 per person.
For the top tier experience with free flowing champagne, expect to pay $300 per person.
Guests can expect to pay upwards of $300 for brunch with unlimited champagne at Pierchic (pictured)
ALTITUDE AT THE SHANGRI-LA – SYDNEY
Overlooking iconic Circular Quay, Altitude at the Shangri-La Hotel offers unrivalled views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Altitude recently launched its weekend brunch offering which gives guests the option between buffet style dining of seafood and cured meats or an a la carte menu made on request.
Desserts include macarons, fine chocolates and Australia’s favourite sweet treat, banana bread.
The ‘Bountiful Brunch’ at the Shangri-La comes with bottomless Mimosas and Bellinis and costs $95 per person.
For those wanting an extra special experience, upgrade to bottomless Veuve Clicquot NV Champagne for an additional $85 per person.
Altitude at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney offers one of the city’s most lavish brunches
MARCHAL – COPENHAGEN
Widely regarded as the best brunch in Copenhagen, Marchal is a must-visit for anyone travelling to Denmark.
Served in a stunning dining room, the extensive Sunday brunch buffet includes freshly baked croissants, American style pancakes, tartar of beef and charcuterie.
A selection of seafood is also available, including oysters, ceviche of cod and scallops.
Marchal is regarded as Copenhagen’s best brunch (pictured), with a buffet style set up including oysters, marshmallows dipped in chocolate and freshly baked pastries
Guests can treat themselves to desserts like lime panna cotta, an assortment of mousse and marshmallows smothered in dark chocolate.
Prices start at $141 per person for brunch with juices, smoothies, coffee and one glass of champagne.
But you’ll need to plan ahead because Marchal is completely booked out until January 2020.