Much of the pleasure of living or visiting Phuket is choosing from the wonderful selection of restaurants whose international executive chefs present dishes that are hard to find anywhere else in the world. Perhaps the best way to sample everything in one sitting is at one of Phuket's finest Sunday brunches.

    Enjoy innovative contemporary cuisine that combines the ingredients of the world with the accents and flavors of Asia. Nowhere is this more apparent than at one of these stunning restaurants that offer sumptuous Sunday brunches for diners with exotic tastes.

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    Banyan Tree Phuket

    Seafood & Jazz Sunday Brunch at Banyan Tree Phuket is the weekly rendezvous for well-heeled epicureans and gourmets in Bangtao Beach’s Laguna Phuket Resort Complex. Set in the Watercourt, the opulent glass-walled and open-sided restaurant overlooking a lagoon located right next to the resort lobby, Banyan Tree Phuket’s Sunday brunch is truly a class act.

    According to its name, the main products on offer for degustation come from the sea: local and imported fresh seafood are the main attraction, yet the options available makes this high-end brunch a colossal combination of Surf and Turf. On different plates, lobster and cold cut, sushi and foie gras, or Norwegian salmon and Kobe Wagyu beef: a true feast indeed.

    Location: Watercourt Restaurant, 33, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Talang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Sunday from 12pm to 3pm

    Phone: +66 (0)7 637 2400

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    TwinPalms Phuket

    On the island’s west coast at Surin Beach, Twinpalms Phuket has become the darling of the hip and happening set featuring stylish urban interiors and international flair to its cuisine and beverages.

    Each Sunday there's a different theme for this buffet depending on what treasures the suppliers can find. It might be foie gras one week or a special cheese promotion the next. But guests can be assured of fresh Sydney oysters from Australia, tiger prawns, blue crabs and salads with Alaskan crab every week. The Sunday brunch is presented in the resort’s main dining restaurant, the Oriental Spoon but for younger family members, beautiful Surin Beach is waiting just outside.

    Location: 106/46 Moo 3, Surin Beach Road, Choeng Thale, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Sunday from 12pm to 3pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 316 500

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    Trisara

    One of the Big Daddies of Phuket’s Sunday brunches, Trisara puts on a palatial spread that showcases international food married to local specialties. The brunch takes place on the ground floor of this sumptuous all-villa resort, next to the swimming pool, and you can enjoy it in air-conditioned comfort or al fresco on the terrace. One of the most impressive food counters at the brunch/buffet is the patisserie section where top-quality pastries with delicious variances complement each other. Also impressive is the fresh fish counter, along with delicious and juicy cuts of roast beef next door.

    Live jazz accompanies your meal which gets livelier as the afternoon progresses. It’s a good-natured family affair at Trisara and definitely a people-watching place as it's where the island’s movers and shakers – and just plain rich – hang out.

    Location: 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand

    Open: Sundays from 12pm to 3pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 310100

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    Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa

    The Sunday Family Brunch at Hilton Phuket Arcadia takes the concept of a family dining experience seriously. As well as being delightful for the grown-ups, thanks to an incredible variety of high-quality cuisine, it's sure to be a memorable meal for the little ones too, with activities and attractions and even a dedicated buffet set out on low-level tables, so everyone can help themselves.

    The sushi is freshly made and of a standard above what you would get in a Japanese chain restaurant. The pasta is freshly cooked to perfection before your eyes, with a choice of sauces available. You can custom-make your own fresh fruit smoothie or salad from a broad selection of ingredients. The choice and quality of the meats on the carvery is exceptional and there is an entire side of the restaurant devoted to desserts.

    Location: 333 Patak Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Sundays from 12pm to 3pm

    Phone: +66 (0)7 639 6433

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    Mangosteen Resort & Spa

    Perched up on a hill looking over the islands on Phuket’s eastern coast, sits the Mangosteen Resort & Spa, a resort that has been given awards for bringing a stylish elegance to a part of the island more known for relaxed informal beachside restaurants.

    Sunday brunches are very popular with local families who want to relax on their day off. The resort offers different kinds of brunch which rotate each week including a unique Belgium-inspired brunch offering French quality with German quantity.

    They also have a seafood-themed Sunday brunch. Guests enjoy dishes like red snapper with tarragon sauce, roasted rock lobster with basil, crawfish with garlic butter and a piquant and popular tom yam seafood. While you're enjoying your meal, the children can swim and use the fitness facilities between snacking on their brunch. This Seafood-themed Sunday brunch also has lamb and steaks from Australia.

    Location: Soi Mangosteen, Rawai, Mueang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Sundays from 12pm to 3pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 289 399

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    Coast Beach Club & Bistro at Centara Grand Beach Resort offers a mix of sophisticated flair and a relaxed beach bar vibe. Panoramic views of the Andaman Sea are paired with local and international delicacies, including freshly landed seafood and grilled meats.

    Other highlights include tapas and a wide selection of cheese and cold cuts. Set al fresco, right on Karon Beach, the Beach Club has both indoor and outdoor dining settings.

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    Location: 683 Wiset Rd, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Sundays from 12pm to 3pm

    Phone: +66 (0)7 620 1234

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    The Vijitt Resort Phuket

    One attractive option for a tasty Sunday afternoon is Vijitt Resort’s Sunday Brunch. Starting at midday, it’s a veritable cornucopia of fresh seafood, tasty salads, excellent soups, kids choices and all that you’d expect from a top-flight resort.

    The Sunday Brunch at Vijitt is set in rolling grounds (it was once an orchard) with sea views out east over Lone Island and Chalong Bay. If you choose to visit Vijitt be sure to take your swimming gear and sun lotion as you’ll get free use of the infinity swimming pool. There’s also live music, incredibly friendly service and a laid-back atmosphere ideal for those who like their Sundays to unfold as slowly and deliciously as possible.

    Location: 16 Wiset Rd, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130, Thailand

    Open: Sundays from 12pm to 3pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 363 600

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    The Xana Beach Club Sunday Fun Brunch is very much true to its name, providing an enjoyable pool party atmosphere and a great selection of high-quality cuisine…on Sunday. It has a street market-style set-up, with offerings from around the world. This gives you the convenience of a buffet, but with every dish freshly prepared before your eyes.

    The buffet brunch is laid out geographically, with colorful signposts showing where each option comes from, including France, Italy, India, USA, Australia, Japan and, naturally, Thailand. Each station has a modest range of popular national dishes on offer, such as cold cuts and pasta from Italy, burgers and chicken wings from America, sushi from Japan and barbecued meat and seafood from Australia.

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    Location: 10 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand

    Open: Sundays from 12pm to 3pm (high Season only)

    Phone: +66 (0)7 635 8500

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