The Palace Hotel, San Francisco
It’s hard to get bang for your buck as a diner in thriving tech hub Silicon Valley so it’s nice to know there’s a meal that says, “there’s more where that came from” – especially at breakfast. At this fittingly palatial hotel, you can expect the classics but with a tasty twist. Find a spot for roasted market vegetables and applewood-smoked bacon next to your morning eggs for a little extra flavour or end with a fresh flourish of Greek yoghurt parfait scattered with seasonal fruit. Whatever you choose, don’t forget the cardinal rule of buffets: seconds (thirds, fifths) are a given.