Gone are the days of boring continental breakfasts. From romantic Mediterranean feasts in Greece to traditional Chinese flavours in Hong Kong, here are favourite top 10 hotel breakfasts from around the world.
Grace Hotel is an idyllic clifftop retreat in picture perfect Santorini. With gorgeous sea views and the hotel’s luxurious infinity pool, the breakfast is a feast for both belly and eyes. Taste the four-course champagne breakfast’s Cretan-style pancakes with local cheese and honey, or the spinach and feta pie spanakopita.
A 12-room boutique paradise in Stockholm, ETT HEM seduces with its homey atmosphere and stylish decor. The breakfast boasts of local flavours with modern and healthy twist, including freshly baked breads, cold cuts, yoghurts, granolas and jams – guests are also free to treat themselves with delicious cakes throughout the day.
Dim sums for breakfast? Or congee and noodles? Welcome to Hong Kong’s Upper House Hotel! The breakfast is served on the 49th floor Café Gray Deluxe with views to the surrounding sea of skyscrapers. Try the Upper East Breakfast with classic Chinese morning items such as char sit bao, a light bun stuffed with slow-roasted pork or congee, rice porridge with corn and crabmeat.
Alvear Palace Hotel’s regal breakfast is served in its gleaming restaurant L’Orangerie. The breakfast is a sumptuous buffet of pastries, cold cuts, cheeses and fruits as well as empanadas and heavenly sweet dulce de leche dipping sauces. No wonder Eva Perón used to enjoy her tea here!
Boho chic meets surfer’s groove in QT Gold Coast, which offers both breathtaking sea views and a decadent breakfast spread. The hotel restaurant Bazaar is a street-food buffet fair with a 21st-century twist. Many dishes, such as woks and dumplings, are made fresh on order, too.
Set on top of Amman’s tallest hill, Four Seasons offers one of the city’s most hailed culinary experiences: breakfast. Apart from international best-sellers from omelettes to oatmeals, the breakfast menu also includes local flavours. Try fatteh rommaneyyeh with lentils, yoghurt, pomegranate and mint in toasted pita bread or shakshooka, eggs baked in tomato sauce.
Located in a secluded Koh Kood island, Soneva Kiri’s luxury beach resort is a treat for all senses. The breakfast is served in an open dining room, views giving to the lush palm trees and the turquoise sea. The breakfast is an extravagant buffet with chef stations preparing delights from tropical fruit salads to breakfast noodles.
English Breakfast is the most famous breakfast in the world yet its Northern counterpart, Scottish Breakfast, should be hailed internationally too! 23 Mayfield is a Harry Potter-like townhouse and the best place to taste Scottish breakfast. Try the peat smoked haddock or porridge with malt whisky flambéed fruit, or go for the full Scottish Breakfast including local delicacies such as haggis and black pudding!
Located in the heart of Riviera Maya, Thompson hotel serves breakfast in its rooftop restaurant Cinco. Apart from the fabulous ocean view, the breakfast experience includes international items such as brioche French toasts and buttermilk pancakes as well as local flavours from fruit bowls and refreshing juices to chilaquiles served with salsa and cotija cheese.
Surrounded by fruit and vegetable gardens, Babylonstoren’s breakfast is a heaven on earth. Following a ‘farm-to-fork-philosophy’, the breakfast includes breakfast essentials from Bablynonstoren’s own wood-fired artisan breads, cheeses and yoghurts to honey, jams and eggs as well as delightfully sweet and earthy rooibos tea.