Feast Market Brunch from 12:00pm to 3:00pm every Sunday, well that certainly got my attention. Imagine all you can eat for 3 hours. And not just some shabby mediocre buffet, but a fully serviced buffet with foods from many continents, catering for every palate. The Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort puts on a really decent spread of food and who better to write about it than me. Wow what a bad time to go on a diet, but I’ll do this for the benefit of a good wholesome story in search for the best Sunday brunch in Bali.
We arrived a little earlier than normal opening time to get a few photos before the queuing patrons disturbed the lovely presented food and was impressed with the vibrant pink décor and our greeting by the helpful staff who led us to our table where we would be seated for the next 3 hours. Given the option for the standard non-alcoholic drinks or free flow beer and cocktails package I opted for the later. It was a perfect day for a few cold Bintangs to be later followed on with a few hot Cappuccinos.
As you enter the buffet there are freshly shucked oysters, prawns on ice, a selection of sushi and condiments. Not only was the selection of food amazing, but also of a high quality and beautifully presented. Oh where to start?
Further around the buffet a selection of various antipasti, salads, olives, pickled vegetables, cheeses, chicken and meat skewers, cold meats and a large variety of breads. Are you still with me?
Now let’s venture over to the other side of the buffet where we can find freshly made to order pasta and ravioli, various Asian noodles and soups, a selection of Indian foods, pizza by the slice, chilli crab, dim sum, steaks cooked to order, roast chicken, Teppanyaki and babi guling (roast pork).
At this stage if your mouth isn’t drooling then we’ll head on over to the sweets bar located in the centre of the restaurant. This is where the big kid comes out in all of us, freshly made crepes, pancakes and waffles all to be topped with jams, sprinkles and ice-cream or maybe just a bowl of ice-cream or sorbet. Cakes, fresh fruit, popcorn, croissants and more cakes are all on offer, you’ll go back for seconds and maybe thirds.
In keeping with the pink theme, there is a pink chocolate fountain with a range of sweet delicacies like honeycomb, profiteroles and marshmallows to be dunked. The Choux swans also caught my eye.
It was pleasing to see some Asian desserts to tease our palates too. There was Lemongrass crème brulee, Cocount and pandan agar agar, Thai mango sticky rice, Sumpung waluh and Putu ayu.
Market Brunch’s food stations feature authentic cuisine from Bali and beyond. The mouth-watering morsels are served tapas style in small bites so you can sample and savour seasonal local ingredients.
I can see why this brunch goes for 3 hours, there is just so much variety. And there is no rush, the food is constantly being replenished by the attentive and always smiling staff who are also clearing used plates and cutlery, ready for the next serve.
Between food stations we met and chatted with Executive Chef Rossano Renzelli who must be incredibly proud of his talented culinary team of hard working chefs. We also met one of the other team who is very proud of the staff here, the Director of Human Resources. What an amazing team he has put together.
Now venture outside where the chefs are preparing a selection of seafood. There is a choice of crayfish and freshly caught grilled prawns, fish, squid and clams all cooked to order.
Those of you with young children don’t need to be concerned as they also cater for the young undeveloped palates of children. There was a good variety of healthy options in the form of mice, cats, owls, And when sitting in one spot at the child sized table and chairs for more than 10 minutes becomes unbearable take them over to the well supervised children’s activity area. The staff will be sure to have them entertained while you sit back with your selection of cheeses sipping on your Cappuccino Freddo Greco.
Themed “Sip, Savor, Shop” this weekly Sunday brunch is ideal for the whole family or a group of friends to gather and enjoy a delightful, relaxing Sunday afternoon, Kuta style. It’s such an easy going setting in the outdoor area with the live DJ creating a relaxing mood for all to enjoy. After your hearty lunch lounge on the daybeds sipping beers, cocktails or you can upgrade even further and enjoy free flow bubbles until 3.00pm.
Had enough of eating then take a look outside at market where you can fill up a bowl with a 1Kg of fresh local fruit ‘n vegetable and a selection of artisan breads. The attentive staff will pack it into a bright pink bag for you to consume later at your villa or just on the beach.
Now surely by this stage you’re sitting back in your chair thinking you shouldn’t have eaten so much, or is that just me? Anyway relief is in sight. The Sheraton also offers patrons of the Feast Market Brunch the opportunity to venture upstairs and enjoy there infinity pool for as long as you can tan. Grab a towel, find a sun lounge and just laze by the pool taking advantage of the last few hours of sunlight.
Alternately you could head across the road to Kuta Beach and catch some waves, but after a big feed finding a sunlounge and catching some rays might be kinder to your full belly. Or if you need to walk off all the scrumptious food there is a huge mall with over 200 shops right next door.
Just another day in Bali.
Yes, we were suitably compensated for this review and I would do it all again.
Tip: Get a loyalty card and collect 8 stamps for a Shine Spa voucher or 12 stamps for a free night in a Deluxe Ocean View room with Breakfast for 2.
Does all this talk of food make you hungry? Would you love to enjoy a 3 hour brunch at Feast?
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*Our meal at Feast was complimentary as part of our stay at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, but as always, all opinions are our own.