Price: RM16 If it’s an #eatclean weekend for you, go vegetarian at The Ganga Café where folds and folds of chapatti await. It goes without saying that there’s a wide variety of curries to choose from here, but don’t forget to try the khandvi and the pakora. The buffet comes with a free flow of masala tea. However, don’t hesitate to order any of their cooling drinks for that hot Sunday afternoon. Available on Sundays from 10am to 3pm.
Price: Lunch, RM40; dinner, RM50 Not unlike a kenduri, the choices here are classic Malay dishes such as asam pedas ikan pari, ikan patin masak tempoyak, beef rendang, laksa, curry mee and a whole lot more. Finish off with durian pulut, ABC, pengat pisang and a variety of kuih to complete your meal. If you’re going for dinnertime, head for the grills where it’s open for lamb chop, chicken wings and chicken satay. Available daily for lunch (12noon to 3pm) and dinner (7pm to 10pm). Reservations recommended.
Price: RM52++ Do as the tai tais do and have dim sum for brunch. Have it all – steamed, pan-fried, deep-fried and baked. Besides classic dim sums, look forward to their signature fusion ones. Congees and dessert are also available. Available on weekends and public holidays from 11.30am to 2.30pm.
Price: RM58++ Have a Japanese weekend brunch at Umai-Ya where you’ll have wide choices of sushi, sashimi, hand rolls, teppanyaki and more to choose from. Be real fancy about it and add RM28 for six pieces of oysters. Their ice cream selection also features wasabi ice cream for those of you adventurous enough. Comes with a free flow of beer. Available on weekends from 11.30am to 2.30pm only at their Damansara Utama and IOI Puchong Jaya outlets.
Price: RM60++ Weekends are for catching up, so we get it if you need longer brunch hours. At Melting Pot Café, they get it too as their buffet goes on to 4pm instead of the usual 2.30pm. Queue up for their signature mee mamak, Hainanese chicken rice and a whole mix of local and international favourites. Available on weekends from 12.30pm to 4pm.
Price: RM75++ Go Lebanese at Al-Amar for the weekend. Start with salads such as fattoush, tabbouleh and couscous, and end with traditional sweet treats like baklava and mafroukeh. As the main course choices change every week, this is the sort of buffet where you have to let them surprise you (expect something with lamb, chicken or fish). Available every Sunday from 12noon to 4pm.
Price: RM95++ It’s a barbecue at Hugo’s On 6 with views of the concrete jungle that is KL. There will be a satay station, chicken shawarma, grilled lamb, grilled beef steak, salmon and sea bass fillets, chicken wings and more. If you prefer hot pots over grills, they also offer steamboat meals at the same price. Available every Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.