As the festive decorations go up in full force, and Ratchaprasong Intersection welcomes its annual showdown of Christmas lights, it’s difficult not to embrace the surrounding festivities. Whether or not you personally uphold Christmas traditions, a seasonal feast is always a good idea, and it also marks an ideal time to look upon the year that has gone by — as well as what is to come. As we celebrate the season of give and share, why not ring up your loved ones for a meal at some of Bangkok’s finest restaurants? To make things a little easier regarding where to be merry, we’ve rounded up a list of Bangkok’s very best Christmas dinners and brunches to book right now — we’ve also thrown in an option out-of-town, for those who are looking to plan a quick holiday getaway.
If, like us, you love being by the river, you definitely want to book a seat at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort’s Riverside Terrace. With unbeatable views of the sparkling Chao Phraya river, expect a buffet line that gives you everything from premium cuts from the grill, to fresh seafood — yes, Alaskan king crab and lobster included. To make things even better, there’s a cultural touch to the evening, with enchanting performances of The Tales of Hanuman where Thai dancers move gracefully to traditional music.
From THB2,999 per person (includes beer and soft drinks). December 24, 2019 and December 25, 2019. Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2476 0022, or email [email protected].
Also by the Chao Phraya is Avani+ Riverside, which is hosting an array of special Christmas offers at its family-friendly brasserie Skyline. Those looking for festive dinner plans on Christmas eve can revel in the tantalising selection of dishes, especially curated using the very best from land and sea. If you’re more of a daytime person, or feeling up to an afternoon Christmas roast with family, why not drop by over lunch and enjoy the delicacies in store on the day itself — options include king crab, lobster and Wagyu beef, as well as traditional turkey and Christmas pudding.
THB2,450 per person for Christmas Eve dinner buffet, takes place 6-10pm, December 24, 2019. From THB 1,900 per person for the Christmas roast lunch, from 12-3pm, December 25, 2019. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2431 9100, or email [email protected].
The festive season is always good cause for celebration. Knowing this, The St. Regis Bangkok is offering a plentiful feast at VIU restaurant, featuring all the classic holiday favourites for both lunch and dinner. Drop by on Christmas Eve to relish in succulent meaty delights such as roasted turkey, slow-roasted lamb leg, and grilled bacon lobster. Or drop by on Christmas day for brunch, which comes complete with performances by a festive choir, and free-flow alcohol to guarantee a leisurely, joyful experience.
THB4,600++ per person for Christmas Eve dinner buffet and Christmas Day Brunch (includes free-flow alcohol). Dinner is available on December 24, 2019, and lunch is available on December 25, 2019. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2207 7777, or email [email protected].
If you’re looking for something extra special, why not book a table amongst the clouds — at Thailand’s highest restaurant and bar. Alongside absolutely breathtaking views from the 76th floor of King Power Mahanakhon, Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar is offering a special five-course dinner on Christmas Eve. Expect the likes of foie gras terrine with pineapple chutney, butter poached lobster, pork neck agnolotti, 48-hours braised short ribs, and chocolate mousse with spiced orange. Arrive at around 5pm to catch the beautiful sunset, or drop by late into the evening to revel in the spectacular lights of Bangkok city. For brunch lovers, be sure not to miss out on the five-course Christmas brunch, which comes with a free-flow oyster station, and dishes such as poached eggs with truffle sabayon, lobster tail, and crispy chicken roulade with foie gras torchon.
THB3,200++ per person for the Christmas Eve dinner on December 24th, 2019. Sunset seating takes place from 5-8pm while the second seating takes place 9pm-midnight. THB2,900++ per person for the Christmas Brunch on December 25th, 2019 from 11am-3pm (additional THB1,900++ per person for free flow beverages).
To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2677 8722 or email [email protected].
To celebrate the holiday season, Bitterman Restaurant has prepared a special Christmas festive feast menu, courtesy of chef Enzo De La Cruz. Real and wholesome, this is most definitely one to try, with a range of special highlights that take you from roasted prime rib to BBQ do=ver sole. A spectacular feast perfect for friends and family, there’s even an added perk — those who book in advance, and order at least a starter, a main course, roasted prime rib, and a dessert will receive a complimentary welcome drink.
Available 11am-11pm, from December 20, 2019 until January 5, 2020. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2636 3256, or email [email protected].
Ringing in the festive season, Siwilai City Club is offering a Christmas Platter, offering a playful take on all-time Thai favourites. Especially created to be shared, expect the likes of sai ua risoni rice with free-range chicken, crispy pork belly, and baked brie cheese with honey pistachio — all paired, of course, with a special selection of wines and Christmas cocktails. As we relish in the remnants of “cool Bangkok” weather, why not indulge yourself with Siwilai’s laid-back, easy breezy vibes.
THB1,950+ per platter (2-3 people). Available from December 24 – 25, 2019. The platters can be pre-booked from December 7 onwards. To reserve your platter or find out more, call 0 2160 5631.
It is the festive season after all, so why not make things more exciting by planning a trip out of town? If you’re looking to plan a quick getaway, the Hilton Pattaya has a festive Christmas Eve dinner, and Christmas lunch in store at Edge Restaurant. Get ready to enjoy a wide selection of international cuisine, together with unbeatable views of Pattaya bay. Highlights include seafood on ice — the likes of imported oyster, New Zealand mussels and caviar, and fresh seafood on the grill. Those are, of course, complemented by meatier options such as Australian beef and lamb, foie gras, honey glazed Virginia ham, and roasted whole turkey.
THB2,850 per person. Dinner is available from 6-11pm, December 24-25, 2019. Lunch is available from 12-3:30pm, December 25, 2019. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 3825 3000, or email [email protected].