Like other Palaces in Paris, Le Royal Monceau provides weekend brunches. Whilst brunch is generally served on Sundays, at Le Royal Monceau, you’re provided with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, with two different packages. On Saturdays, families are expected with special entertainments for kids. As for Sundays, it’s the day for the royal brunch, a more traditional brunch.
And on Sundays, the royal brunch of the palace is much more traditional and exceptional, bigger and with more choices. The savory buffet is still open at La Cuisine, but the sweet buffet takes over the Bar Long.
Le Royal Monceau's Royal Sunday Brunch is exquisite. The choice is so wide we don't know where to start. And everything is so beautifully plated. No room for hazard. The buffet is sorted by theme: first, the many tpes of breads by Pierre Hermé you can cover in butter, honey or jams, and the viennoiseries by the famous pastry chef such as pains au chocolat, cannelés, croissants and the famous and original Ispahan croissants stuffed with rose and lychee.
If we follow the buffet, behind the breakfast sweet treats, we'll have world dishes such as sushis, Greek specialties (salad, feta...) and a Lebanese station with different mezzes (tabbouleh, hummus...). In addition to some vegetables, raw veggies and mixed salads, enjoy some seafood place on a gigantic tray with shrimps, oysters, crab pincers and lobster. Seafood and crustaceans to pair with a selection of smoked fish or carpaccio fish (smoked salmon, seabream carpaccio, sardine fillet, gravlax salmon...). We even have tuna ventresca.
But there's also a very large choice of cheeses and cold cuts, without forgetting cold meats, homemade terrines and foie gras.
The list is already very long, but we're only talking about the cold dishes. Because Le Royal Monceau Brunch also provides you with a large selection of warm dishes prepared to order by the palace's cooks. On Sundays, new recipes of burger, pasta, gnocchi, as well as meat, fish and cooked vegetables. The day we came, we enjoyed crusted beef, very tender, Amandine potatoes and even a very caramelized black cod.
But no more savory treats, we have to keep room for dessert. On the second buffet of the brunch devoted to sweet dishes, we have many Pierre Hermé pastries but in shorter size, be rest assured. On the menu, the famous Tarte Infiniment Vanille, Ispahan (macaron based on rose, raspberry and lychee), rum baba... As well as brownie, cookies or even fresh fruits to dip in a chocolate fountain... You also have crêpes, in case you still feel hungry.
In addition to the buffet, Le Royal Monceau Brunch set menu includes hot beverages (coffee, chocolate, 6 kinds of green teas and 7 of black teas.... served in magnificent trompe l'oeil cups), fresh fruit juices and smoothies, mineral waters and eggs (sunny-side-up, scrambled, soft-boiled, Benedict).
Every single ingredient used for this brunch is mouthwatering, but as you may have guessed it, it's impossible to try everything so much the choice is big. Every dish we tried was delicious.
To make the most of your time there, take your time to enjoy each and every bite. A very beautiful moment thanks to the staff's kindness and availability.
Probably one of the most complete and best brunches in Paris. One of the most expensive too. We have to say that 139 euros per person is quite a splurge, but you have to treat you sometimes, right?
And at the corner of the buffet, you may run into one (or several) celebrities because Le Royal Monceau Sunday Brunch is very coveted by celebrities.
Let’s brunch at Le Royal Monceau next weekend, shall we?
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 8 March 2020
Le Royal Monceau
37 Avenue Hoche
75008 Paris 8
M°Charles de Gaulle - Étoile
Brunch samedi: 108 €