Best dishes to try in Bangkok this weekend: holiday highlights


If you’re going out for a gourmet meal over the next few days you’ll be presented with a special party menu wherever you go – so why not plan ahead and prepare ahead for the turkey with all the garnishes, or something as appropriate depending on the season.

Whether your meal ends up being a Christmas Eve feast, a Christmas Day meal, here are five fabulous suggestions for places to celebrate with your friends and family.

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

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Glorious Christmas and New Year celebrations are at the heart of this weekend at the Anantara Siam Bangkok hotel. On Christmas Eve (December 24), a spectacular winter landscape awaits diners in the hotel lobby and at Parichart Court, where a buffet (4,500 ++ THB per person with unlimited champagne) of traditional festive dishes will be accompanied. by the charming singers of the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Choir and a visit from Santa Claus himself. During dinner, which runs from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., a live band will set the mood for late night dancing around the giant Christmas tree in the lobby. On Christmas Day, the same two venues will host a festive brunch (THB 4,900 ++ per person with unlimited champagne), starting at 11:30 am and continuing until 3:30 pm. The price for children, for both days, is 1,200 THB ++ per child (aged 5-12), while children under 5 eat free.

For more information and reservations, visit the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel.

Sukhothai Bangkok

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Recently voted # 1 hotel in Bangkok, in the 2021 Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice awards, Sukhothai Bangkok invites diners to relax and spend quality time with loved ones over Christmas with a trio of special offers catering. At Colonnade Restaurant, the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner (THB 3,888 ++ per person) runs from 6.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m., while Christmas Day Brunch is from noon to 3 p.m. Both buffets are priced at THB 3,888 ++ per person (food only) and feature live music. In the restaurant of the hotel La Scala, on December 24th and 25th, lunch diners will be offered a special à la carte menu or a set menu, while dinner clients can try the special à la carte or tasting menu. Finally, for food lovers, the hotel lobby lounge offers a tempting Christmas chocolate buffet (1,300 ++ THB per person) from December 24th to 26th, daily from 2pm to 5pm.

For more information and reservations, visit Sukhothai Bangkok.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

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Thai food lovers looking for a festive outing should book a table at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s Front Room Restaurant, where Chef Sarocha “Bua” Rajatanawin and her team present – from December 24 to January 2 only – a trip through the regions of Thailand with a Kanom jeen menu. For something more traditionally European, The Brasserie restaurant offers a semi-buffet Christmas Eve dinner (THB 2,700 ++ per person) of classic French bistro fare, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., as well as a lunch of Noël (3,500 + THB + per person) which offers unlimited seafood on ice, an oyster bar, sushi and sashimi, stuffed roast turkey, roast duck and Hong Kong suckling pig, lobster thermidor, etc. Meanwhile, at the hotel’s Bull & Bear Grill Restaurant, each evening there is a four-course sunset dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (4,500 ++ THB per person) and an after-dark dinner. five-course night from 8 p.m. (THB 5,500 ++ per person).

For more information and reservations, visit Waldorf Astoria Bangkok.

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok

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Savor an elegant, seasonal themed meal in the dining room of the magnificent Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, which will include North American fare such as whole roast turkey and oven-baked Virginia ham. In addition, this sumptuous spread will also include healthy salad selections, an assortment of sushi and sashimi, a cheese and soup station, Korean braised pork ribs, foie gras, a roast rack of lamb, a live pasta cooking station and seafood oodles and oodles. As for the delicious desserts, what about the Brandy Alexander cream jar, apple log tatin and pumpkin cheesecake? There will be three separate editions of this festive feast (3,300 THB net per adult), starting on Christmas Eve, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and continuing with a Christmas buffet lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m., and a Christmas buffet dinner. from 5.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Also inquire about the special free corkage fee package (conditions apply).

For more information and reservations, visit Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok.

The St. Regis Bangkok

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Winter Wonderland is the theme this month at VIU Restaurant, located on the 12th floor of the majestic St. Regis Bangkok. Here, the festive feasts begin with a Christmas Eve buffet dinner (5,700 THB ++, including unlimited Bollinger Champagne) which runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and features holiday highlights like roast turkey, pan-fried foie gras, roast leg of lamb with spices, glazed ham, and Boston lobster at will. The Christmas Day Brunch (5,700 THB ++ including free Bollinger Champagne), which runs from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., offers a few more surprises, like the poached pear with ricotta and a tower of strawberries. Finally, the Christmas Day dinner buffet (4,700 THB ++ including unlimited Bollinger champagne), available from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., adds spicy smoked salmon, Wagyu beef strip loin, a macaroon tower to the mix. and a whole Boston lobster per dinner. At each of the three meals listed above, children between the ages of 4 and 12 can have dinner for just 1,800 THB ++ each.

For more information and reservations visit The St. Regis Bangkok.


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