2018 has come to an end, and everyone’s hustling to finalise their plans for the biggest day of the year. With the whole city in such a buzz, and so many venues dishing out eye-catching festive offers, it can be incredibly difficult to decide on which spots are worth your reservations. Which is why we’ve taken the liberty of doing the hard work for you. Here, we’ve gathered the ten best spots in Bangkok to spend your last dinner of 2018. Ring up your nearest and dearest, and get ready to wine and dine your way into a spectacular new year.
‘A Wonderful Year End’ at Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
If you’re looking for a bit of fine-dining to toast the old and welcome the new, drop by Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit’s in-house upscale restaurant, The District Grill Room & Bar. The restaurant is launching a five-course dinner full of mouthwatering plates. Begin your last meal of the year with Oscietre caviar and lobster. On the main course front, you can take your pick between the likes of Wagyu beef tenderloin, duck filet or a lightly smoked and cured anchovies filet. Welcome the new year with great food, great company and upbeat tunes from a live band.
THB7,500 per person (not inclusive of drinks). 6pm-midnight, December 31, 2018. The District Grill Room & Bar, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit. To book your seats or find out more, call 0 2797 0000. marriott.com.
‘New Year’s Eve Red Carpet Party by the River’ at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers
On the most anticipated party of the year, why not go all the way with your glam? Get your party gowns and tuxedos ready for a night of refined glamour at a New Year’s Eve Red Carpet Party by the river. Set at Giorgio’s Terrace, enjoy a world-class gala international buffet and BBQ dinner with live music, DJ’s. With the purchase of an entrance ticket at THB1,000, you can end—or begin?—the year with an extravagant fireworks by the river, and enjoy the show with a drink at 11.30pm.
THB8,500++ per person (additional THB2,500++ for free-flow red and white wine and beers). 7pm-1am, December 31, 2018. Giorgio’s Terrace at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotels & Towers. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2266 0123. royalorchidsheraton.com.
New Year’s Eve Party at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
Head over to Pullman Bangkok Hotel G’s Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant to toast the last hours of 2018 in style. Following a chic Gatsby theme of black and red, expect a spectacular gourmet experience with premium dishes and great entertainment—cue live DJ to countdown to 2019. Located on the 37th floor, you’ll also get fantastic views of the city as fireworks light up the Bangkok sky come midnight.
THB4,000 deposit per booking (maximum 6 people per booking). For bookings of over 6 people, a deposit of THB10,000 is needed. December 31, 2018. Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 09 6860 7990 or email [email protected] pullmanbangkokhotelg.com.
‘New Year’s Eve Gastronomic Dinner’ at So Sofitel Bangkok
Celebrating the festive season, So Sofitel Bangkok has launched its ‘So Galactic Odyssey’ festive program, themed after galaxies and worlds faraway. If you’re looking for a futuristic approach to your dinner plans, head over to Park Society, where diners are invited to a delectable six course meal to reminisce on rosier times in 2018. The plates come complete with welcome drinks and wine-pairing—what more could you need?
THB10,000++ (including welcome drinks and wine pairing). 6pm-midnight, December 31, 2018. Park Society, So Sofitel Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2624 0000. so-sofitel-bangkok.com
‘Celebrate The Roaring Twenties’ at The Peninsula Bangkok
Double celebrations are in store at The Peninsula Bangkok, as the long-standing riverside hotel commemorates both the end of 2018 and its 20th anniversary. Join the festivities at the hotel’s 1920s-themed affair, complete with decor inspired by the decadent twenties, and a dress code that brings back a long-gone yet well-remembered era. On the dinner front, prepare yourself for a wide array of international delights, from live cooking stations to premium seafood on ice. Come midnight, a stunning fireworks display will light up the skies above the Chao Phraya River, stretching all the way from the hotel’s riverside to Lhong 1919.
THB19,900 per person. 7pm-midnight, December 31, 2018. The Peninsula Lawn, The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2020 2888, or email [email protected]. peninsula.com.
‘New Year’s Eve Epic Dinner’ at The St. Regis Bangkok
For your last meal of 2018, why not indulge a little by booking yourself and your loved ones a New Year’s Eve dinner buffet at The St. Regis Bangkok’s VIU restaurant? With great views of the Bangkok skyline, followed by sumptuous highlights from lobster sashimi with black truffle dressing to 24-hour slow-roasted 50kg Angus beef butt, this is a fine-dining experience you don’t want to miss this year. The food might be irresistible, but do be sure to save some room for desserts—cue champagne ice cream with poached cherry granita. Children under 5 dine for free when accompanied by paying adults, so turn your dinner outing into a sophisticated family affair!
THB5,900++ (including free-flow Perrier-Jouët and alcoholic drinks). 6-10pm, December 31, 2018. VIU restaurant, The St. Regis Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2207 7777, or email [email protected]. stregisbangkok.com.
‘New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet’ at The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Another premium buffet option, Up & Above Restaurant at The Okura Prestige is offering a celebration of gourmet, live entertainment and festive vibes, backed by breathtaking views of Bangkok city. Food options range from fresh, quality sashimi to roast prime rib and even a set of delectable Thai and Chinese delicacies. Don’t miss the crispy skin Norwegian salmon and lemon vodka sauce, nor the lobster casserole—be sure to save some room for the selection of homemade desserts too!
THB6,200++ per person (including free-flow champagne and selected wines, beers and cocktails). 7pm-midnight, December 31, 2018. Up & Above, The Okura Prestige Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2687 9000, or email [email protected].
‘The Horizon Cruise’ at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
Why stay grounded on the most exciting day of the year? Hop on board Shangri-La Bangkok’s Horizon Cruise for a night of shimmering stars, live entertainment and divine international buffet. If you’re not great with cruises, don’t worry—the hotel’s Poolside Gala Dinner offers a very similar experience, with live jazz music, guest DJs and a fireworks display over the river.
THB12,000 per person for The Horizon Cruise. THB14,000 for The Poolside Gala Dinner. December 31, 2018. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2236 7777. golden-circle.com.
‘Dining in the Garden’ at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
Bid farewell to the final moments of 2018 with sophisticated flair, at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok’s al fresco international buffet and BBQ dinner. Menu highlights are headlined by all-time favourites, including oysters, seafood on ice, and Western delights prepared à la minute—from Australian lamb rack to Wagyu beef medallion. Don’t miss the whole roasted Italian porchetta or Dijon crusted hindquarter beef—the seared foie gras served with condiments and brioche bread is another must. Kind of feel like going local? There’ll be Thai gourmet staples such as khao soi, som tum gai yang and pad Thai. Sugary goodies range from mille-feuilles to strawberry crumble tarts, French macaroons and even Thai dessert staples such as bua loi and tub tim krob. Wine and dine with your nearest and dearest under the skies, to live jazz and soul performance as well as a special performance by the Thai Chai Yoh duo band.
THB6,400++ per person (includes a glass of champagne as a welcome drink). THB3,200++ for children aged 6 to 12. 8pm-1am, December 31, 2018. Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. To book your seats or find out more, call 0 2162 9000. kempinski.com.
‘The Oscars Gala Dinner’ at Millennium Hilton Bangkok
Over at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok’s Flow, usher in the New Year with style and sophistication with an Oscars themed gala dinner. The customary fireworks on the river and world-class delicacies—cue foie gras, live shucked oysters and pastries by legendary chef Urs Rohrbach—are joined by a roster of star appearances ranging from The Voice Thailand’s Fang Khao (Nuttcha Jittanon) to OMC Electric Melody.
THB7,900 per person. 7pm-1am, December 31, 2018. Flow, Millennium HIlton Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2442 2000. bangkok.hilton.com.