I have been enjoying Sunday brunch at the Cathay Room for years. I was one of their first customers and have seen the brunch evolve from interesting, to perfect, to overpriced.
The staff is always amiable and service impeccable. The room is small and the staff can really focus on making your experience unique.
The view and location are amazing even after years of visiting. Now that winter days are coming you will enjoy the terrace less (expect for a quick smoke maybe) but the view remains.
What convinced me to come for years, but now disappoints me is the food. The brunch option is simple: buffet for starters and desserts, and you chose one main from the menu. The starter buffet is good, but nowhere near the top 5 in the city (keep in mind that it is a small 2m long affair, not a 50m buffet like in some other hotels). The mains are varied and good enough to keep you coming a few times. Desserts are now a joke. I wouldn't even call the 5 pastries a selection. What a shame.
As much as I appreciate the free aperitif cocktail, the oysters and (average) foie gras, I can't help thinking that management got greedy when they raised their price 30% overnight last summer. Not worth it anymore. The great lobster eggs Benedict don't cut it anymore!
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