Sunday Brunch @ Agnes

The ‘classic French’ décor at Agnes restaurant in Kandawgyi Palace Hotel might not be to everyone’s taste (particularly classic French décor enthusiasts), however, the peaceful setting beside Kandawgyi Lake should be. We weren’t too sure what to expect for Sunday brunch ($29 per person, including a glass of sparkling wine) except for a glass of sparkling wine of course. So when we were greeted by a huge, just-let-me-at-it, European inspired buffet we were quick to introduce ourselves.

We suggest that you head straight for the platter of scallops with salsa. The tangy salsa cut through the sweet scallop beautifully. The delicate slices of marinated red tuna with pistachio were also delicious as was the goose liver pate and the fresh squid salad.

We moved onto some hot dishes. We would recommend the roast chicken ballotine, wrapped in bacon with mushroom sauce. Combine this with the ratatouille and the potato gratin, for a satisfying plate of traditional French cuisine. If like us, you enjoy your meat flame grilled, you are in luck - a selection of meats can be barbequed to order. The succulent and meaty prawns were our winner.

Of course there was a large selection of deserts and naturally we sampled all of them. After some lively discussion, we agreed that the mango mousse was the best in show, with the strawberry flan coming a close second.

Ok, you can brunch elsewhere and enjoy free flowing drinks, but for the “Saturday-night carousers” looking for a long, relaxed Sunday brunch in a beautiful location, we think Agnes has the upper hand.

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