Though we still have several reasons to love the weather here, summers are increasingly harsher in Bengaluru. What better way to cool down than a dip in the pool. Add to this a brunch – good food and drink, with family and friends, and you have the perfect recipe for a great weekend. These brunches in Bengaluru offer you a dip in the pool while you sip on your beer and down that kebab.
The Big Family Brunch at Hilton Embassy Golf Links
You can choose to sit indoors or out, in a cabana, or enjoy a beer under an umbrella or just place yourself close to the buffet spread, but the best space is the expansive pool. Spend some time in the water and let the children splash around in the kiddie pool too. The best part? The Hilton pool is temperature controlled. The buffet is thematic and currently has The Big Family Brunch going on. The spread brings together the brilliance of The Salt Grill and Ministry of Food.
Where: Salt Grill/Ministry of Food, Hilton Embassy Golf Links Off, Intermediate Ring Rd, Embassy Golf Links Business Park, Challaghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071
Contact: +91 73537 59841
Prices: Rs 1,850 (non-alcoholic) Rs 2,350 (alcoholic)
Brunchology at Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel
Stepping into the Renaissance, you truly leave the traffic woes and noise of Bengaluru city behind you. Sunday Brunchology at the hotel offers you the pool, a bar, and 10 live counters to choose from. A saxophonist provides a soothing musical score, perfect for an al-fresco afternoon.
Where: Lush, Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel 17 & 17, 1, Race Course Rd, Madhava Nagar, Extension, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Contact: 080 6835 5555
Prices: Rs 2,400 (food), Rs 1,200 (alcoholic top up), Rs 699 (beer buckets)
Grand Summer Brunch at Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway
The Grand Summer Brunch gets you full access to the pool to soak up the sun in style. Executive Chef Gaurav Anand and his culinary team have a carefully crafted a special menu that features live stations, delectable roasts, and decadent desserts; complimented with refreshing cocktails and mocktails.
Where: Feast, Lobby Level |Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway 26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road Malleswaram, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560055
Contact: +91 80 4252 0133
Prices: Rs 2,300 (non-alcoholic), Rs 3,200 (with alcohol)
Sunday Lobster Brunch at Grand Mercure
By the Blue is the poolside restaurant at Grand Mercure and is well known for its great ambience, particularly during Sunday brunches. The Sunday Lobster brunch includes scrumptious lobster preparations along with several other live counters ranging from barbeque and grills to a seafood, pastas, chaats, and more. There is great alcohol, innovative cocktails and mocktails, and good music.
Where: By The Blue, The Grand Mercure 12th Main Rd, 3rd Block, Koramangala 3 Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, 560034
Contact: 080 4512 1212
Prices: Rs 1,699 plus tax (non-alcoholic), Rs 2,005 plus tax (alcoholic)
Timing: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Great Family Brunch at One Atria Cafe Poolside, Radisson Blu, Atria, Bengaluru
Sundays are best spent with family and indulging in brunch together by the poolside is the perfect way to do it. Experience the Sunday noon with beautiful surroundings of One Atria Cafe and relish the sumptuous live counters buffet spread with refreshing beverages and delicious range of cuisines. Get into the pool while you nurse your drink. Get a table by the pool in the al-fresco session.
Where: One Atria Cafe, Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru, 1 Palace Road
Contact: 080 2264 2641
Prices: Rs 1,749 plus taxes (food), Rs 2,249 plus taxes (alcohol included), Rs 999 plus taxes (kids brunch)
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