Copacabana Palace is one of the most famous hotels in Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana is part of the Belmond Group, well known for its luxury hotels around the world, including New York’s Plaza Hotel.
The hotel is located in front of Copacabana Beach (as the name suggests) and is one of the oldest (opened in 1923) and luxurious hotels in the city. Hollywood stars, celebrities and important politicians often stay in Copacabana.
A room there can be very expensive and hard to book, particularly during the busy seasons. They have a beautiful pool surrounded by three famous restaurants: Pergula, Mee (Asian) and Cipriani.
Every Sunday brunch is offered at Pergula, with a delicious menu created by Filipe Rizzato. We went there on Easter Sunday (that was the only day available!), but regardless of the huge Catholic population in Brazil, it was packed! We were mesmerized by the vast amount of food options available. By far, this was the best brunch we’d ever eaten at.
The service is impeccable; everyone treats you like royalty and welcomes you with horderves and drinks. Alcohol is included, so be ready to drink lots of sparkling wine and rose, they’ll never let your glass go empty!
The brunch is a buffet style that has “islands” filled with all different kinds of food. For example, one island presents the salad, bread, lox with cream cheese, fish eggs and all kinds of cured meat. One island is a dedicated carving station, offering a variety of different steaks and risotto as well. Another island presents various types of seafood including lobster, fresh ceviche and clams. The hot food table is just amazing, and the creamy shrimp is the best you’ll ever have...it’s to die for!
The good thing about going on Easter was the dessert table. Beautifully presented and displayed, the dessert table was a smorgasbord full of chocolates and desserts, so beautiful that you almost didn’t want to touch it!
Brunch is every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm with unlimited food, drinks and dessert. I would starve yourself a little bit beforehand, since you’ll want to try every single dish. Price are quite expensive, around R$450 Brazilian reais (approx. $150 US dollars) per person. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @eat_travel_andlove, we have daily posts.
Make a reservation in advance through the website, walk-ins are rarely acceptable.
ADDRESS: 1702 Avenida Atlântica, Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro