The next few weeks are generally a blur of festive excitement, parties, celebrations and merriment. Here’s our list of places to go for brunch or lunch with family and friends.
[Note: For pricing, ‘Nett’ refers to the grand total, while ‘+’ and ‘++’ indicates that additional charges such as service and VAT would be levied. Also, many hotels offer discounts for online and early bird bookings.]
Anantara Bangkok Riverside: Trader Vic’s Classic Christmas Brunch
Enjoy celebrated cuisines from across the globe with festive favorites such as roast turkey, served with all the trimmings, and seasonal desserts. Venue also offers lovely riverside views amid casual Polynesian decor.
Price: 3,500 baht nett per adult plus alcohol, 1,500 baht nett per child aged 6-16, including soft drinks, juices and mocktails
Booking: 02-476-0022, email@example.com.
Anantara Siam Bangkok: Christmas Day Brunch at Aqua, Madison, Spice Market
Start with hot breakfast selections and move on to salads, seafood and carved meats, while cooking stations whip up Japanese, Indian, Italian, Thai and Chinese specialities. Get into the holiday spirit with a Christmas choir while kids enjoy special treats and a visit from Santa Claus.
Price: 4,900++ baht per person, including free-flowing champagne, cocktails and house beverages, 2,450++ baht per child under 12 years old
Bistro 33: Christmas Lunch
Relish a casual, family-friendly experience with a range of seasonal dishes including roast turkey. Children can make their own pizzas, let off steam by playing in an outdoor patio, and meet Santa around 2pm.
Price: 1,600+ per adult with drinks (850+ baht without drinks), 500+ baht per child (under 12) with soft drinks
Booking: 02-260-3033, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Parrot: Tropical Christmas Lunch
Spend Christmas sharing delicious food with a 3-course set menu including fois gras and beef tenderloin. While parents relax and sip some cocktails after lunch by the pool, the children can swim, play in a toddler zone, or try their hand at pétanque.
Price: 1,290++ baht per adult, 390++ baht per child
Booking: 02-235-4822 or via facebook
Freebird: Christmas Day at Freebird
Celebrate Christmas with a multiple-course brunch menu centering on contemporary Australian fare. Expect roast options and decadent desserts as well as festive drinks such as mulled wine and eggnog. The kid-friendly setting includes a garden with rabbits and birds.
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Booking: 02-662-4936, email@example.com
Grand Hyatt Erawan: Christmas Day at The Dining Room
One of Bangkok’s most famous international buffets has been enhanced with traditional Christmas items, including a meat carving station, rack of lamb, foie gras, decadent seafood and sumptuous desserts. Children can enjoy the ‘Kid’s Corner’, with carol singing and a visit from Santa Claus.
Price: 3,300++ baht per adult, 1,650++ baht per child (free flow of soft drinks)
Kempinski Bangkok: Christmas Day at Brasserie Europa
Treat everyone to a traditional Christmas Day buffet that includes roast whole butterball turkey, roast Angus beef rib and roast leg of lamb, among a range of savoury dishes and desserts.
Price: 4,500++ baht per adult with free flow of alcoholic beverages, 3,400++ baht per adult with free flow of juices and soft drinks, 1,750++ baht per child aged 6-12
Booking: 02-162-9000, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Londoner Brew Pub: Christmas Day Set Menu
Tuck into a 4-course set menu that includes Roasted Turkey Roulade with Bread Sausage Stuffing and Christmas Honey Glazed Leg Ham, Grilled Salmon Fillet with Lemon Cream Sauce or Grass Fed Australian Rib Eye Steak as main courses. For dessert, there’s Christmas Pudding and Fruit Mince Pies.
Price: 1,160 baht per adult, 700 baht per child for main course and dessert (under 8)
Booking: 02 022-8025, email@example.com
Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit: Christmas Day Buffet Brunch at The Square
Indulge in holiday favourites along with a variety of international selections as well as delectable seafood. The family will also enjoy a visit with Santa, carols, photo session and a fun Christmas room for kids.
Price: 1,999++ baht per person including free-flow house wine, beer, cocktails, mocktails, juice and soft drinks
Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit: Christmas Brunch
Come for the seasonal fare including turkey with stuffing and carved meats, as well as fresh king crab, oysters and lobster, Wagyu beef tenderloin and more. Little ones can tuck into small bites at the Kid’s Corner, and there’ll also be plenty of activities to keep them entertained including a magic show, balloon art, and an appearance from Santa himself.
Price: 2,300++ baht per adult including free flow soft drinks; children under 6 years old dine for free while children 6 to 12 years old dine at half the price
Radisson Blu: Festive Brunch at Twenty-Seven Bites Brasserie
Get your fill of every holiday culinary tradition, including some international favourites, along with a visit from Santa and a live choir.
Price: 1,990++ baht per person for free flow soft drinks, 2,290++ baht per person including alcohol
Booking: 02-302-3333, firstname.lastname@example.org
Swissotel Le Concorde: Christmas Buffet Brunch at 204 Bistro
Celebrate Christmas with Santa, carolers, and a resident DJ. The buffet spread encompasses seafood, main courses such as turkey prime rib carvings, yellow fin tuna, duck leg confit and more. When they’ve eaten their fill, children can have fun decorating cookies and cupcakes.
Price: 1,490++ baht per person
Booking: 02-694-2222, ext. 1530
The Robin Hood Pub: Christmas Lunch
In a casual English pub atmosphere, enjoy a traditional 3-course meal including turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas Pudding and more.
Price: 999 baht nett per adult, 599 baht nett per child’s plate
Royal Orchid Sheraton: Christmas Day Brunch Buffet at Feast
To celebrate this merry occasion, the hotel presents an abundance of seasonal specialties and carol singers for the whole family to enjoy, all amidst a lovely riverside venue.
Price: 2,800++ baht per person (food only); an additional 1,000++ baht per person for free flow sparkling wine, house wines and draught beer
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit: Christmas Day Grande Buffet Brunch
The festive feast features an array of authentic European Christmas specialties. Highlights include imported cheeses and cold cuts, Lobster Thermidor, premium quality beef, Australian lamb, à la minute dishes and desserts. Father Christmas, carol singers, festive decorations, and live jazz ensure a memorable day.
Price: 3,400++ baht per adult for food only, or 4,900++ baht per adult inclusive of 3 hours free-flow wines; 1,800++ baht per child for food only
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit: Christmas Day Lunch Buffet at Seasonal Tastes
Embrace the Christmas spirit with a family lunch celebration — savour freshly-cooked and created-to-order festive delicacies as the little ones get their gifts from Santa and have fun at Westin Kids Christmas Club.
Price: 2,490 baht nett per person