There’s stiff competition for the title of the Best Buffet in Las Vegas. We really found it difficult to decide between our top three shortlist including the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars, The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas and the Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan.

It was Sunday and finally we decided to go for the Weekend Brunch priced at $35 per person at the Wicked Spoon. Expecting up to a 30 minute wait, we found that there was only a handful of people in the queue ahead of us and within a few minutes we were seated at our table.

I was pleased to see that unlike the standard all inclusive hotel buffets, this was a restaurant for foodies with freshly prepared individual small plates using high quality produce. I took a few minutes to walk around all the different food stations before deciding upon my first plate.

The hot breakfast options included eggs benedict which is one of my favourites and pumpkin pancakes which I combined with crispy bacon and lashings of maple syrup. Our waiter had brought fresh orange and tea / coffee to our table, as well as a bottle of iced cold water.

My second round included wicked chicken, caesar salad with anchovies and drunken noodles. I was a little disappointed with the chicken wings, they were ok but nothing special. However the noodles were excellent, served in a bespoke box and spicy.

I was filling up fast, but I couldn’t leave without trying some desert options. The maple & pecan bread pudding was served warm and absolutely stunning, I dabbled with a scoop of ice cream and had to leave my chocolate orange tart on the plate, I was stuffed and couldn’t manage another mouthful.

I really enjoyed our first Las Vegas buffet experience, the Wicked Spoon is upscale and has something for just about anyone regardless of dietary restrictions. When we compared it to the price and offering of other simple breakfasts sampled earlier in the week, it was also very good value.