A Royal Brunch at the Biltmore

Sunday at the Biltmore Hotel is a stately affair fit for the aristocracy

Whether you’re staycationing in the most iconic hotel in the Gables, showing out-of-towners what the City Beautiful has to offer, or simply looking to upgrade your weekend plans, brunch at the Biltmore has you covered. The signature brunch buffet, hosted every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, is like walking into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory: Here, you’ll receive your golden ticket, an invitation to load up on anything your heart (and stomach) desires.

For the hefty $120 price tag ($55 for children five to 11 years old), you’ll be tempted to fill various plates with a plethora of cuisines from over 10 food stations. In the mood for eggs? Have the chefs at the breakfast station whip up your favorite omelette. We recommend digging into the Belgian waffles and brioche French toast. Want to skip breakfast and go straight to lunch? Pick from a variety of hearty pastas, carvings of meat, or paellas. One bite into the butternut squash ravioli or roasted sirloin with chimichurri will have you coming back for seconds.

Brunch at the Biltmore consists of over 10 food stations, including cold cuts and cheese (left), meat carving (top right), and paellas (bottom right).

The offerings for seafood lovers alone make the cost worth it, with an extensive raw bar filled with jumbo shrimp, lobster, oysters, crawfish, and ceviche. Feeling extra fancy? Make a quick stop at the caviar bar, where an attendant will customize a plate with your choice of American black bowfin, trout roe, or wasabi tobiko served with blinis or toast points and topped with crème fraîche, chives, red onion, capers, or a hard-boiled egg.

There’s also a smoked fish station, serving salmon, trout, and whitefish on flatbreads, mini bagels, and crackers with perfect combinations of cream cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other toppings. Wrapping up the under-the-sea options, watch as the sushi chef hand-molds traditional rolls and nigiri.

A seafood lover’s dream: Brunch at the Biltmore offers endless options, from a selection of caviar (left) to an extensive raw bar (right).

For those with a sweet tooth, the Biltmore’s legendary bakery puts on a gluttonous display of sweets and pastries. From carrot cake to tres leches, any dessert you can think of is most likely available. The bite size portions give you the green light to stack up on options (if you see me there, ignore me and my seven desserts). The icing on the cake is the assortment of creamy gelatos. Recommended: a refreshing scoop of mango or strawberry.

Can’t forget about dessert! A wide selection of bakery favorites on display during brunch at the Biltmore (left), making it hard to pick just one (right).

The endless food options aren’t the only reason this brunch is fit for a king — the location and stellar service adds to the royal experience. Dining in the iconic Fontana courtyard, surrounded by lush greenery and the hotel’s beautiful architecture, makes the perfect backdrop for Instagram-worthy pictures. Relax as you sip on the complimentary bottomless mimosas, listening to the tunes of a live Spanish guitar performance and the gentle trickling of water in the courtyard’s Venetian fountain (or eat inside in the elegant French dining room).

Although the brunch is buffet-style, attendants and servers take care of all your needs, making sure your plate and glass are always full. After such an extravagant meal, the button on your pants might not close and you’ll be be tempted to take a siesta by the pool. But what a lovely way to go.

INSTAGRAM: Bottomless bubbly and an endless brunch buffet at the Biltmore Hotel.

Outdoor seating in the courtyard next to the iconic Venetian fountain (left), where you can listen to the Spanish guitar performance (top right). There’s also an option to or dine inside in the elegant French dining room (bottom right).

Sunday Brunch at the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Ave.

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