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“Super Sunday Brunch at Rain Tree Cafe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Rain Tree Cafe

The Rain Tree Cafe
Ranked #78 of 10,231 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $87
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Rain Tree Café has been reconceived in a modern interpretation of Thai neo-colonial interior décor + style. Three separate but complementary spaces evidencing extreme elegance and making excellent use of natural light are interwoven with threads of touching homeliness. These three unique areas are cleverly interwoven and are aptly named: The Bronze Kitchen upgraded with interactive live cooking stations, The Valaya Room with its formal library-style "VIP" space and The Secret Garden for more private affairs. Enjoy an inspiring voyage of discovery on our stunning international buffet that also features five specialty dishes of the day from our specialist head chefs. Service for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch and Dessert Buffet.
Melaka, Malaysia
1 review
“Super Sunday Brunch at Rain Tree Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I had a group of 20 during the recent Sunday Brunch on 12 May. I am regular for the sunday brunch but many were first timers....and they were very impressed! The food quality and variety were simply amazing matched by the great service of the staff. Oh, did I forget to mention the constant topping up of the nice sparkling wine! The F&B Director, Mr Marten was always going round to ensure guests were well taken of. My favourite would be the boston lobsters and marinated salmon. We will be back!

  • Visited May 2013
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Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

On Mother's day (May 12, 2013) we had the most fabulous Sunday Brunch Buffet at The Rain Tree Café.
We hadn't booked in advance ,( which I advise you to do, because it's mostly fully booked) but the staff were very friendly and they asked us to wait for a couple of minutes to get us a table.. It was worth it!
The choice of food is incredible. I didn't know where to start. Very well presented. They had an great selection of seafood, Asian food, European food, cocktails, soup, bread, Fench cheese and desserts. Wine to go with the food, and very good coffee to end with. It would get a Michellin star in in Holland. It was shame I couldn't taste all the food. so a good reason for me to visit this restaurant again.
Martin, thank you for your good advice.
Helma Heynen

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
1 review
“Fantastic food variety with best service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Food quality and choice are way beyond the price...amazing how the hotel and maintain such an amazing quality of both food , beverage and service from all the staffs and especially a very well attentive service director. We come here almost every week and plan to keep it that way.

  • Visited May 2013
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Hong Kong
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“We enjoyed our Sunday Brunch very much again.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

After travelling outside Thailand for more than 5 weeks we were looking forward to the Sunday Brunch at The Rain Tree Cafe.
Again we were not disappointed.
Beside all the sea food as sashimi a wonderful caviar tray, a fantastic Cheese selection and other dishes we must point out the following:
The dill marinated salmon was almost as our own and today it tasted dill. Delicious.
The pan fried Foie Gras well done was today the best we have had at the RTC.
The Mango Sticky - fantastic
The Peking duck is still one of our favorites.
We love the bar where we can order our much liked Mojitos and Coffee Amore.

A great lunch at one of the still best Brunches in Asia.

  • Visited May 2013
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PlazaAtheneeBKK, Hotel Manager at The Rain Tree Cafe, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Dear Tomberra,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review on TripAdvisor and your continued support for The Rain Tree Café.

It is indeed a pleasure to receive such praise for our Sunday Brunch at The Rain Tree Café. Our team endeavors to offer one of the top venues for Sunday Brunch in Bangkok. I would like to let you know that our team has made further enhancements to our Sunday Brunch, such as specialized a la carte dishes and the featuring of the champagne “Veuve Cliquot”.

We do pride ourselves on maintaining the exceptional standard of cuisine and service, so your comments will definitely encourage our culinary team to keep up on exceeding all our valued guests’ expectations.

Once again, thank you very much for your kind comments and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again to The Rain tree cafe in the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel.

Kind Regards,

Gilles Evrard
Hotel Manager
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Laguna Beach, California
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“Excellent Specialized Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

My wife and I are staying at Plaza Athenee Bangkok and we recently enjoyed dinner at The Rain Tree Cafe down in the lobby. Not only does the cafe offer an amazing and diverse buffet...they also catered to my wife's gluten-free (GF) vegetarian requirements. The Executive Sous Chef, Thibault Chiumenti, personally visited our table and asked my wife what type of food that she would like for dinner, whether it was on the menu or not. Chef Chiumenti completely understood my wife's GF requirements and he proceeded to make her a special, custom meal to meet her needs and tastes. It was very impressive and we were very thankful. It's not always that we enjoy this type of luxury while traveling in foreign countries. As an added touch, Chef Chiumenti sent up 4 GF macarons to our room....Amazing customer service. We'd highly recommend The Rain Tree Cafe in Bangkok!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank HeppaT
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PlazaAtheneeBKK, Hotel Manager at The Rain Tree Cafe, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Dear HeppaT,

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience at our The Rain Tree Café and your kind compliment for our Executive Chef Thibault Chiumenti is greatly appreciated. I feel very honored to work with such an amazing team that every day brings their professionalism and hard work to ensure each of our valued guests expectations are met. I am very pleased that your wife enjoyed the special gluten free dishes.

I would also like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel. We all hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Gilles Evrard
Hotel Manager
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