December 30, 2011

Last-minute Gifts

Loft is having a festive promotion "World of Ultimate Gifts 2012" until January 9th 2012.   One of the best gift shops in the city, it has branches at Siam Discovery, Chamchuri Square and Paradise Park. 
http://www.loftbangkok.com

Body Shop is having interesting gift sets of beauty care products. There's also discounts of 15%-20% at certain branches.
http://www.thebodyshop.co.th

Boots is having a Gifts Festival till Jan 4, 2012, with a wide variety of cosmetics, beauty care, bodycare and haircare products, and many gift sets, at discounted prices.
http://www.th.boots.com

Asia Books is having a sale of upto 50% discounts this month, and at Siam Paragon till Jan 4, 2012. Several other promotions include vouchers, lucky dip, etc.   Online purchases can also be made on their website, and they have free delivery all over Thailand till end of December.
http://www.asiabooks.com

December 28, 2011

Bakery treats at Folies and Au Bon Pain

Two of the best bakery chains in Bangkok are undoubtably the Folies and Au Bon Pain. And what's more, both are having special goodies for the festive season offerings.

Folies (http://www.folies.net/) has an irresistable collection of french breads, croissants, puff and pies, cookies and muffins, etc.  Their croissants are the best in the city.  Special Christmas goodies on sale till Dec 29 include gingerbread man cookies, plum pudding, fruitcake, mince pies, and more.  Folies has very few branches, and they're at:
- Siam Paragon (G fl., Gourmet Market)
- Asoke Sukhumvit 21 (Next to Rutnin eye Hospital)
- Cafe 1912 Alliance Francaise (Sathorn)
- Sathorn City Tower
- Si Phraya (between River City and Royal Orchid Sheraton)
- Nanglinchee (Chongnonsi)

Au Bon Pain (http://www.aubonpainthailand.com/) is a global chain with ever-growing presence here.  Their menu is a very wide selection of baked temptations made fresh daily, such as bagels, brownies, cookies; and also sandwiches, soups and salads.  With no margarine or shortening, their products are all free of trans fat, and are made of good quality ingredients.  For Christmas, they have snowman and gingerman cookies, and even cupcakes.  ABP is located at several locations around the city including Siam Paragon, Emporium, Central Pinklao, Siam Discovery Center, Central Bangna, J Avenue Thonglor, MBK, Paradise Park; and also at many office towers and hospitals.

December 11, 2011

Afternoon Tea in Bangkok

Other than traditional Christmas feasts and New Year buffets, another interesting offering by some hotels during this festive time of year is the Afternoon Tea, where, besides the obligatory tea or coffee are the tempting delights of irresistible goodies such as cakes, pastries, puddings, scones, macaroons, mousse, sandwiches, desserts, icecreams, savouries, finger foods, chocolates, Xmas sweets, and more.


The Peninsula

December 17-18, 2011
The Lobby
Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea
Adults – THB 1,200++, Kids – THB 600++



Shangri-La Hotel

Until 31 Dec 2011 (2 pm to 6 pm)
Lobby Lounge
Chocolate Boutique Afternoon Tea - THB 750++
Classic Afternoon Tea - THB 650++



Grand Millennium Sukhumvit

2.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Flower High Tea - classic afternoon tea with flower theme
THB 690 net for two.



Centara Grand at Central World

December 2011
The Lobby Lounge
Afternoon Tea
Single tea set Bt 550++, Twin Bt 750++



Dusit Thani

Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2011 (3 pm to 5 pm)
The Lobby Lounge
 Christmas High Tea
THB 550++ for two



Grand Hyatt Erawan

2:30 pm – 6.00 pm
Erawan Tea Room 
Afternoon Tea
Regular – THB 240 net
December 24, 25, & 31, 2011 and January 1, 2012 - THB 300 net



Four Seasons Hotel

Until 30 December 2011 (2 pm to 6 pm)
The Lobby Lounge
Festive Afternoon Tea
Weekdays - Bt 850 per set
Weekends – Bt 950 per set




December 10, 2011

New Year's Eve & Day Buffets in Bangkok (2011-2012)

Listed below are a selection of New Year Buffet treats at popular hotels around Bangkok and what we most want to know about them - the Price! (ordered from the most expensive to the not so expensive).


Banyan Tree

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

Vertigo Grill & Moon Bar - 7-course Gourmet Dinner - THB 18,000 net (incl. Champagne)
Bai Yun Chinese Restaurant - 7-course Course Set Dinner - THB 4,200 net
Saffron - Thai Dinner Set - THB 5,800 net or THB 6,800 net paired with wines
Romsai - International Buffet Dinner - THB 3,800 net (plus THB 500 net for free flow of soft drinks, juices, house wines and local beer).
Apsara Dinner Cruise - Royal Thai Dinner buffet - THB 6,000 net

New Year’s Day (1 January 2012)

Romsai - International Brunch Buffet - THB 2,200 net (plus THB 500 net for unlimited soft drinks, juices, house wines and local beer)
Bai Yun Chinese Restaurant - All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum Lunch - THB 1,500 net incl. noodles, soup and dessert.



The Peninsula

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

The Lobby Terrace - 6-course Western set dinner - THB 15,500
Thiptara - Gala Dinner Buffet - THB 15,500
Mei Jiang - 6-course Chinese set menu dinner - THB 8,800
River Cafe & Terrace (RC&T) - Gala Dinner Buffet - THB 15,500
The Peninsula Lawn - Gala Dinner Buffet - THB 15,500

New Year’s Day (1 January 2012)

River Cafe & Terrace (RC&T) – Brunch Buffet - THB 2,800


New Year's Eve (31 December 2011)

NEXT2 Café – Dinner Buffet - THB 9,800 net
Horizon Cruise - International buffet - THB 9,800 net
Salathip – Thai Gala dinner - THB 9,800 net
Angelini - Italian Gala dinner - THB 9,800 net
Lobby Lounge and The Long Bar - Glam Night with savories & chocolates - THB 2,500 net

New Year's Day (1 January 2012)

NEXT2 Café  - Family Brunch - THB 3,000 net
Shang Palace - "All you can eat" dim sum brunch - THB 888 net
Lobby Lounge and The Long Bar - New Year's Day High Tea - THB 1,300 net

http://www.shangri-la.com/en/property/bangkok/shangrila/dining/diningevents


Royal Orchid Sheraton

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

Riverside Terrace - International gala buffet dinner - THB 7,000 nett
Thara Thong - Royal Thai set dinner - THB 6,000 nett
Giorgio’s - Authentic Italian set dinner - THB 6,000 nett

New Year’s Day (1 January 2012)

International Brunch Buffet - THB 2,000 nett

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

Fifty-five – Dinner Buffet – Baht 6,555++ (incl. free flow Champagne)
Red Sky – 7-course set dinner – Baht 10,955++ (incl. a Champagne bottle per couple)



Anantara Bangkok Riverside (formerly Bangkok Marriott)

New Year's Eve (31 December 2011)

Riverside Terrace Dinner Buffet – THB 5,999++
Trader Vic’s – 8-course set menu – THB 4,999++
Benihana – 7-course Japanese set menu – THB 3,999++
Brio – 5-course Italian set menu – THB 2,999++
Manohra Cruise – Thai set menu dinner - THB 6,999++

http://bangkok-riverside.anantara.com/facilities.aspx


Grand Hyatt Erawan

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

Tables – 6 course set dinner - THB 4,800++ (with wine pairings plus 2,800++)
The Dining Room – Dinner Buffet - THB 4,800++ (incl of open bar)
Spasso – 5 sourse Italian set dinner – THB 4,800++
Erawan Tea Room - All you can eat Thai dinner – THB 1,800++ (with wine: 2,800++)
The Breezeway – Poolside Barbeque Seafood Dinner - THB 3,500++

New Year’s Day (1 January 2012)

Tables – Brunch Buffet – THB 1,600++
The Dining Room – Brunch Buffet – THB 1,900++; Dinner Buffet – THB 1,699++
Erawan Tea Room - All you can eat Thai Lunch – 950++



Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

Rossini’s – 5-course Italian set dinner – THB 4,600 net (for wine pairings: 6,500 Baht)
The Living Room – Cocktail Buffet THB 3,500 net with 2 drinks
Basil – Thai Set Dinner Menu – THB 1,500 net incl a glass of wine
The Sala – Seafood Barbeque Buffet – THB 3,500 net incl a glass of sparkling wine.


New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

Espresso - International Lunch Buffet - Baht 999++
                  Dinner Gala Buffet - Baht 3,999++ (add 1,699++ for champagne, wine, beer, cocktails)
Bawarchi - Indian Gala Dinner Buffet - Baht 2,000 (incl drinks)

New Years Day (1 January 2012)

Espresso - International Lunch Buffet - Baht 1,699++
Summer Palace - All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum Lunch - Baht 879++



Pathumwan Princess Hotel

New Year's Eve (31 December 2011)

Loop Restaurant Terrace & Bar – Thai & International Buffet - THB 4,900 net
Kayageum - Royal Korean Buffet Lunch & Dinner - THB 1,500 net incl 1 glass of Sparkling wine

http://pprincess.com/promotion2011/festive/newyear.htm


Dusit Thani

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

The Pavilion - International buffet dinner - THB 3,300++, incl free sparkling wine and beer
D'Sens - THB 4,000++, incl wine pairings THB 5,500++

New Year’s Day (1 January 2012)

The Pavilion - Brunch buffet - THB 1,888++

http://enewsletter.dusit.com/dtbk/enews/122011/index.html


Plaza Athenee

New Year's Eve (31 December 2011)

The Rain Tree Cafe - Seafood Buffet Lunch - THB 1,980 net;
                                    Gala Buffet Dinner - THB 3,300 net including wine and cocktails
The Reflexions - 8-course French menu - THB 4,800 net including one glass of champagne
Utage - Atarachi Dinner Set Menu - THB 3,330 net including free flow alcoholic drink
The View - Al-fresco poolside set dinner - THB 1,950 net

New Year's Day (1 January 2012)

The Rain Tree Cafe - Gala Brunch buffet - THB 3,040 net; Dinner buffet - THB 1,420 net
Utage  - All You Can Eat Lunch - THB 1,500 net including Japanese tea; THB 2,100 net including free flow of Japanese sake, wine, beer, fresh fruit juice and soft drinks

http://www.plazaatheneebangkok.com/forms/newyear


Sukhothai

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

La Scala - 7-course Set Dinner - Baht 4,500++
Lobby Salon - Chocolate Buffet - Baht 990++ (Dec 30th 2011–Jan 1st 2012, 2pm-5.30pm)

New Year’s Day (1 January 2012)

Colonnade - Brunch buffet - Baht 3,800++



Metropolitan

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

Nahm - Thai set dinner - Baht 4,500++ incl of 1 glass of champagne

New Year’s Day (1 January 2012)

Glow – Brunch buffet – 1,200++

http://www.metropolitan.bangkok.como.bz/offers/promotions


Four Seasons

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

Biscotti – Italian Set Lunch/Dinner – THB 3,500
Shintaro – Japanese Set Lunch/Dinner – THB 3,600
Parichart Court - Dinner Buffet THB 3,750 (excluding beverages)
Lobby Lounge – Silver Countdown Party – THB 2,850 (canapés and open bar)

New Year’s Day (1 January 2012)

Parichart Court - Brunch buffet – THB 3,250 incl beverages



Sofitel Centara Grand

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

New Years Eve Dinner - 3,500++ with champagne


New Year's Eve (31 December 2011)

Taste - Dinner Buffet - Baht 3,390 net
Zest Bar & Terrace – cocktails and a drink - Baht 2,190 net for 2 persons

New Year's Day (1 January 2012)

Taste, Kisso, and Zest Bar & Terrace - Lunch Celebration - Baht 1,990 net


New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

Atelier – Dinner Buffet - Baht 2,300++ (incl soft drinks); Baht 2,900++ (incl sparkling & house wines and soft drinks)
Tapas Y Vino  - Set dinner - Baht 2,500++

New Year’s Day (1 January 2012)

Atelier and Tapas Y Vino – Brunch - Baht 1,900 ++ (incl soft drinks); Baht 2,400 ++ (incl sparkling & house wines and soft drinks)



Imperial Queen’s Park

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

Parkview Restaurant - Lobster and Seafood International Buffet - 2,555 Baht net including wine, beer, juice and drinks

New Year’s Day (1 January 2012)

Parkview Restaurant - International Brunch Buffet - 1,500 Baht net for food only; plus 150 Baht net for free flow of soft drinks and juices; plus 500 Baht net for free flow of wine, beer, smoothies, soft drinks and juices
Kacho – Japanese Lobster Brunch - 1,600 Baht net
The Imperial China Restaurant – Grand Chinese Buffet - 1,600 Baht net



Pullman Bangkok King Power

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

Déjà vu – French 5 course Set Dinner - THB 2012 nett
Cuisine Unplugged – International Dinner THB 1,700 nett

New Year’s Day (1 January 2012)

Cuisine Unplugged – Brunch THB 1,500 nett



Novotel Fenix Ploenchit

New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011)

The Square - Buffet dinner - THB 2,012 net
Dee Lounge – Buffet dinner with cocktails and prosecco - THB 1,299 net



Holiday Inn Ploenchit

New Year's Eve (31 December 2011)

Cafe G, Charm Thai and The Lobby Bar - Party Line Dinner Buffet - Baht 1,499++ (Beverage Package - plus Baht 999++)
Cafe G - International and Thai Buffet – Lunch: Baht 699++

New Year's Day (1 January 2012)

Cafe G - International and Thai Buffet Lunch - Baht 699++

http://www.dining-experience.com/dining/newsletter.html


Grand Sukhumvit (by Accor)

New Year's Eve (31 December 2011)

Café de Nimes – Dinner Buffet – Baht 2,000 net (incl a glass of sparkling wine)


New Year's Eve (31 December 2011)

The Square - Buffet Dinner - Baht 1,499++



Novotel Siam Square

The Square
New Year’s Eve Dinner (31 Dec 2011) - Baht 1,400++
New Year’s Day Brunch (1 Jan 2012) - Baht 1,100++



Holiday Inn Silom

New Year’s Day (1 January 2012)

Tandoor – Indian Buffet Brunch – Baht 599 net (incl. a glass of juice)



Christmas Buffets in Bangkok (December 2011)

The season to be merry is here, and so are the numerous choices of festive buffets at the hotels around town.  Listed below is a summation of the Xmas feasts on offer at various top hotels and their prices - ordered from the priciest to the least expensive.  Of course, based on the number of hotels in the city of angels, it is simply not possible for me to list all available buffet deals, but here's a good selection:


Banyan Tree

Christmas Eve (24 December, 2011)

Vertigo Grill & Moon Bar - 5-course set dinner - THB 5,300 net
Bai Yun Chinese Restaurant - All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum lunch - THB 1,100 net
Romsai - International Dinner Buffet - THB 1,500 net
Apsara Dinner Cruise - Thai Set Dinner - THB 2,800 net

Christmas Day (25 December, 2011)

Vertigo Grill & Moon Bar - 5-course set dinner - THB 5,300 net
Bai Yun Chinese Restaurant - All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum lunch - THB 1,100 net
Romsai - International Dinner Buffet - THB 2,200 net

http://www.banyantree.com/en/bangkok
http://www.banyantree.com/en/bangkok/offers/holiday_season_2011


Dusit Thani

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

D'Sens - French cuisine - 7 course set dinner - THB 4,000++; incl white wine - THB 5,200++
Hamilton's Steak House - 5 course set dinner - THB 2,500++; with wine - THB 3,000++
The Pavilion - International Dinner buffet - THB 2,800++ (incl wine, beer and softdrinks)

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

D’Sens - Lunch - 4 course set THB 1,600++; incl white wine THB 2,800++;
                Dinner - 5 course set THB 3,000++; incl white wine THB 4,200++
The Pavilion - International buffet – Brunch: THB 2,800++; Dinner: THB 1,888++

http://www.dusit.com/dusit-thani/dusit-thani-bangkok.html
http://enewsletter.dusit.com/dtbk/enews/122011/index.html


The Peninsula

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

The Lobby Terrace - 6-course Western set dinner - THB 4,900
Thiptara - Thai cuisine - Gala Dinner Buffet - THB 4,900
River Cafe & Terrace (RC&T) - International cuisine - Gala Dinner Buffet - THB 4,900
The Peninsula Lawn - Gala Dinner Buffet - THB 4,900

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

River Cafe & Terrace (RC&T) - International Buffet Brunch - THB 2,800

http://www.peninsula.com/Bangkok/en/default.aspx
http://www.peninsula.com/Bangkok/en/~/media/Files/Festive_Brochure_2011/PBK_Festive_Brochure2011_Meaw.ashx?sc_lang=en


Shangri-La Hotel

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

NEXT2 Café - Buffet dinner - THB 4,500 net
Horizon Dinner Cruise - International and Asian dinner - THB 3,500 net
Salathip - Thai set dinner menu - THB 3,500 net
Angelini - 4-course traditional Italian dinner menu - THB 3,800 net
Lobby Lounge and The Long Bar - cheese and wine delights - THB 888 net

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

NEXT2 Café - International buffet brunch - THB 3,000 net
Shang Palace - "All you can eat" dim sum brunch - THB 888 net
Lobby Lounge and The Long Bar - Christmas High Tea - THB 1,300 net

http://www.shangri-la.com/en/property/bangkok/shangrila
http://www.shangri-la.com/en/property/bangkok/shangrila/dining/diningevents


Grand Hyatt Erawan

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Tables – Traditional Dinner Buffet - THB 2,000++ (additional open bar 1,200++)
The Dining Room – Traditional Dinner Buffet - THB 3,999++ (incl open bar)
Spasso - Italian set dinner – THB 1,700++
Erawan Tea Room - All you can eat Thai dinner – THB 950++

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Tables – Brunch Buffet - THB 1,600++; Dinner Buffet – 1,800++
The Dining Room –Brunch Buffet – THB 3,000++; Dinner Buffet – 1,900++
Spasso - Brunch Buffet – THB 990++
Erawan Tea Room - All you can eat Thai dinner – THB 950++

http://bangkok.grand.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp
http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/images/hotels/bangh/festive_11.pdf


Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Rossini’s and The Living Room – International Grand Buffet Dinner – THB 3,500 net includes free flow drinks and sparkling wine.

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Basil – European Buffet Brunch – THB 3,500 net includes free flow drinks and sparkling wine.
Rossini’s – Italian 5 course set Dinner – THB 3,500 net (with wine pairings: 5,400 Baht)

http://www.sheratongrandesukhumvit.com/
http://www.sheratongrandesukhumvit.com/en/store/christmas2011


Sukhothai

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Colonnade - Buffet dinner of Western & Asian dishes – Baht 2,900++
La Scala - Gala 5-course Dinner - Baht 3,500++

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Colonnade - Sunday Day Brunch – Baht 3,800++
Lobby Salon - Chocolate Buffet - Baht 990++ (23-25 December, 2pm-5.30pm)

http://www.sukhothai.com/News/Make-It-The-Sukhothai-Bangkok-Festive-Season


Four Seasons Hotel

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Aqua, Madison Spice Market - Dinner Buffet 3,450 Baht incl martinis & unlimited beverages
Biscotti – Italian set dinner – Bt 2,700

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Aqua, Madison Spice Market - Brunch buffet – 3,350 Baht incl martinis & unlimited beverages
Biscotti – Italian set dinner – Bt 2,700

http://www.fourseasons.com/bangkok/
https://www.facebook.com/FourSeasonsHotelBangkok


Plaza Athenee

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

The Rain Tree Cafe - Special Seafood Buffet Lunch - THB 1,980 net;
                                      Buffet Dinner - THB 3,300 net incl sparkling wine + cocktails
The Reflexions - 5-course French set menu - THB 3,330 net; plus 1,400 net for wine pairings
Utage - All You Can Eat Japanese cuisine: Lunch - THB 1,500 / Dinner - THB 2,100;
              Atarachi Set Menu - THB 3,330 net including free flow alcoholic drinks
The View - al fresco dining by the pool garden - THB 1,950 net plus optional free flow drinks.

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

The Rain Tree Café - International brunch buffet - THB 3,300 net incl sparkling wine & cocktails;
                                     Seafood Buffet Dinner - THB 1,980 net
Utage - Japanese Lunch - all you can eat - THB 1,500 net including Japanese tea; or
              THB 2,100 net including free flow sake, wine, beer, fruit juice and soft drinks

http://www.plazaatheneebangkok.com/
http://www.plazaatheneebangkok.com/forms/christmaseve
http://www.plazaatheneebangkok.com/forms/christmas



The Landmark

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Atrium - Dinner buffet - Bt 3,200 net
Greenhouse & Terrace – Traditional Xmas Set Menu – Bt 999++ (24 hours on Dec 23-25).
Huntsman Pub and Restaurant – 3-course set menu – Bt 1,400 net (Cover Bt 1,100 net incl 3 drinks)

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Atrium – Brunch - Bt 3,200 net (incl. free-flow sparkling wine, soft drinks, juices; Come 4, pay 2)
Greenhouse & Terrace - Traditional Xmas Set Menu – Bt 999++
Huntsman Pub and Restaurant:  Buffet Roast – Bt 1,500 net, incl 1 standard drink




InterContinental

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Espresso - International Buffet – Lunch: Baht 999++; Dinner: Baht 2,999++ (plus Bt 950++ for free flow of sparkling wine, beer and soft drinks)
Summer Palace - All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum Lunch - Baht 879++

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Espresso - Brunch Buffet - Baht 2,999++ (plus Bt 1,299++ for free flow of champagne, wine, beer and softdrinks); Dinner Buffet - Baht 1,999++ (plus Bt 1,299++ for free flow of champagne, wine, beer and softdrinks)

http://www.dining-experience.com/intercontinental/index.html
http://www.dining-experience.com/dining/newsletter.html


Grand Millennium Sukhumvit

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Atelier - International Buffet Dinner - Baht 2,200++ (incl soft drinks); Baht 2,700++ (incl sparkling & house wines, beers and soft drinks)
Tapas Y Vino - Spanish set dinner - Baht 1,900++

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Atelier and Tapas Y Vino – Brunch Buffet - Baht 1,800 ++ (incl soft drinks) ; Baht 2,300 ++ (incl sparkling & house wines and soft drinks)

http://www.millenniumhotels.com/th/grandmillenniumsukhumvitbangkok/index.html
http://www.millenniumhotels.com/th/grandmillenniumsukhumvitbangkok/specials/specials_0062.html


The Westin Grande Sukhumvit

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Taste Restaurant - Lunch Buffet: Baht 990 net; Dinner Buffet: Baht 2,390 net

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Taste, Kisso, and Zest Bar & Terrace - Lunch Celebration: Baht 1,990 net
Taste - Dinner Buffet: Baht 2,390 net

http://www.westingrandesukhumvit.com/
http://www.westingrandesukhumvit.com/festive-dining


Anantara Bangkok Riverside (formerly Bangkok Marriott)

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Riverside Terrace International Buffet – THB 2,299++
Benihana – Japanese 6-course set menu – THB 3,999++
Manohra Cruise – Dinner – THB 2,599

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Trader Vic’s – International Brunch – THB 2,499 (incl. Mai Tai and sherbet cocktails), THB 2,899++ (incl. wine, Mai Tai and sherbet cocktails)
The Market Brunch – riverside, Thai and Western cuisine – THB 1,199++ (incl. cocktails), THB 1,599++ (incl. wine and cocktails)
Riverside Terrace International Dinner Buffet – THB 1,599++



Pathumwan Princess Hotel


Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

CiTi BiSTRo – International Buffet Dinner - THB 1,890 net incl 1 glass of champagne
Loop Restaurant Terrace & Bar - Italian 5-course set dinner - THB 2,200 net incl wine
Kayageum - Royal Korean Buffet Lunch & Dinner - THB 1,500 net incl 1 glass of sparkling wine

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

CiTi BiSTRo - Family Brunch Seafood & BBQ Buffet - THB 1,390 net
Loop Restaurant Terrace & Bar - Italian 5-course set dinner - THB 2,200 net incl wine

http://www.pprincess.com
http://pprincess.com/promotion2011/festive/christmas.htm


Pullman Bangkok King Power

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Déjà vu – French Set Dinner - THB 1,800 nett
Cuisine Unplugged – International Buffet Dinner - THB 1,700 nett

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Cuisine Unplugged –Brunch – THB 1,500 nett; Dinner – THB 1,700 nett

www.pullmanbangkokkingpower.com
http://www.pullmanbangkokkingpower.com/special-offers/restaurant-promotions/


Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Parkview - International Buffet Dinner - 1,500 Baht net for food only; 1,650 Baht net for free flow of soft drinks and juices; 2,000 Baht net for free flow of wine, beer, smoothies, soft drinks and juices

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Parkview- International Brunch Buffet -1,500 Baht net for food only; 1,650 Baht net incl soft drinks and juices; 2,000 Baht net incl wine, beer, smoothies, soft drinks and juices;  International Gourmet Dinner Buffet -1,500 Bt net for food only; 1,650 net incl soft drinks & juices; 2,000 net incl wine, beer, smoothies, soft drinks & juices
Kacho – Japanese Lobster Brunch - 1,600 Baht net
The Imperial China Restaurant – Grand Cantonese Lunch Buffet - 1,600 Baht net

http://www.imperialhotels.com/imperialqueenspark/default-en.html


Metropolitan

Christmas Eve and Day (December 24 & 25, 2011)

Glow - 3-course menu - Baht 1,800++ (not including drinks)
Nahm - special set menu - Baht 3,000++ (not including drinks).

http://www.metropolitan.bangkok.como.bz
http://www.metropolitan.bangkok.como.bz/offers/promotions


Centara Grand at Central World

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

The World and Ginger – Dinner Buffet – Bt 1,590++
Fifty-five – Dinner Buffet – Bt 2,555++

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

The World and Ginger – Lunch Buffet – Bt 1,290++ (Bt 1,590 incl wine, soft drinks and prosecco)
Fifty-five – Champagne Brunch – Bt 2,955++

http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/cgcw/restaurant.asp


Sofitel Centara Grand

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Chatuchak Café – Dinner - 1,290++ incl wine
Don Giovanni  – 4 course Italian dinner with wine - 1,499++
Blue Sky - Rooftop Dinner - 1,999++

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Chatuchak Café – Brunch - 1,399++
Don Giovanni – Italian Lunch - 1,199++; Dinner– 1,499++
Blue Sky  – Rooftop Dinner 1,999++

http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/scgb/restaurant.asp






Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok (by Accor)

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

Café de Nimes – Traditional Christmas buffet dinner – 1,800 net incl a glass of wine.

http://www.grandsukhumvithotel.com/
http://www.grandsukhumvithotel.com/special-offers/christmas-eve/


Rembrandt Hotel

Christmas Eve and Day (24–25 December 2011)

da Vinci - Italian Set Dinner - 999++ Baht / 1599++ Baht (2 choice sets)

http://rembrandtbkk.com/httpwwwrembrandtbkkcomblogthaiblog/?p=1820&option=com_wordpress&Itemid=155


Novotel Fenix Ploenchit

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

The Square - Grand Buffet dinner - THB 1,499 net

http://www.novotelbangkokploenchit.com
http://www.novotelbangkokploenchit.com/category/news-promotions/



Novotel Siam Square

The Square
Christmas’s Eve Dinner (24 Dec 2011) - Baht 1,400++
Christmas’s Day Brunch (25 Dec 2011) - Baht 1,100++



Novotel Bangna

The Square - International Buffet
Christmas Eve Dinner (24 Dec 2011) - Baht 1,140++
Christmas Day Lunch (25 Dec 2011) - Baht 1,050++




Holiday Inn Ploenchit

Cafe G

Christmas Eve Buffet – Lunch: Baht 699++; Dinner: Baht 999+
Christmas Day Buffet – Lunch: Baht 999++; Dinner: Baht 699++

http://www.dining-experience.com/holidayinn/index.html
http://www.dining-experience.com/dining/newsletter.html


Holiday Inn Silom

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

Tandoor – Indian Buffet Brunch – Baht 599 net (incl. a glass of juice)

http://www.bangkokpost.com/food/features/271069/fabulous-indian


Arnoma Hotel

Christmas Eve (24 December 2011)

The Buttercup - International Buffet Dinner – Bt 999++
Trattoria Felice – Christmas Turkey Night – Bt 999++

Christmas Day (25 December 2011)

The Buttercup - International Buffet Lunch – Bt 499++

http://www.arnoma.com/

Also check out the delectable festive Afternoon Teas in Bangkok here
For New Year's Eve & Day Buffets December 2011 - January 2012, please click here.

December 4, 2011

Bonjour French Fair 2011

Bonjour French Fair 2011 is another happening event taking place on December 8-11 (10 am - 8 pm), at the Ballroom of the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.   This grand exhibition of well-known French consumer products, organised by the Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce jointly with Ubifrance (Trade Commission of the French Embassy) and the Committee of Importers of French Products in Thailand, is in its 9th anniversary this year.  Over 70 booths of importers and distributors will offer all kinds of French goodies at special prices, such as wines, champagne, food, groceries, beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes, fashion clothing, leather goods, appliances, stationery and more.  Admission is free for all.  For more info, visit the event's and the sponsors' websites, as follows:

http://www.bonjour-french-fair.com
http://www.ubifrance.com
http://www.francothaicc.com

December 3, 2011

Thailand Best Buys 2011

Thailand Bestbuys 2011 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center is taking place from December 2-11, 10 am to 8 pm.   Thailand Bestbuys is an exhibition for brand name products in clothes, shoes, innerwear, accessories, watches, cosmetics, as well as gifts, souvenirs, and home decor items.

The annual event is in its 8th consecutive year, and since 1998, has grown steadily into one of the biggest product fairs for premium goods, including local and foreign manufacturers & distributors.


Some of the brands featured at the fair are G2000, fcuk, Calvin Klein, Gap, Bossini, Nautica, Lee, Payot, H2O, Daniel Hechter, John Henry, Jockey, Wrangler, Hush Puppies, Reebok, Jurlique, Restoria, United Colors of Benetton, Miss Sixty, Triumph, Elizabeth Arden, Guess, Casio, Esprit, Reebok, Laneige, RedEarth, EDC,  L.A. Girl Cosmetics, and more.  Reebok is promoting their sale of 50-80% discount their off clothes and shoes.  Triumph has a sale of upto 80% off as well as freebies with purchases.

Visit their website for more information: http://www.thaibestbuys.com

November 25, 2011

YWCA International Bazaar 2011

The YWCA International Bazaar is back this year, taking place at Central World shopping center during the last weekend of November 2011 on the 26th & 27th.

More than 40 countries are participating in the fair, bringing together varieties of goodies from all over the world, spread out over 200 booths.

Products will be sold at special prices, and some proceeds from the sales will be given away for flood relief charity.

November 20, 2011

The Nine 9

The Nine neighborhood center is a newly-opened mall on Rama 9 Road, with many interesting eateries and cafes, as well as shops. This environmentally-friendly design mall caters to people living in the vicinity, so there's no more the need to drive all the way to the city center through hours of traffic just to eat and hang out..

Fast food and Fine dining restaurants of various cuisines and irresistible cafes found here include:  Scoozi Pizza,  Pasta Nine,  Tonkatsu Raku,  Yura An Grill Yakiniku,  Basaraka Ramen,  MoMo Curry,  The Salad Gallery,  Niche Cafe,  Vanilla Orange,  Miami Cafe,  Au Bon Pain,  Farm Design,  A-List Sweet Cafe,  Dohton Bori,  Club 99 Pub & Restaurant, and  Wine Bistro.

Other than food, there is Asia Books, several fashion and accessories shops, beauty treatment spas, nail art salons, learning centres for kids, etc.

For more info, check our their website www.thenine.co.th

November 17, 2011

Acer and Dell PC sales in November 2011

With computer prices rapidly and steeply rising as a result of the Great Thai Floods 2011, it is heartening to see some brands Acer and Dell coming out with sales promotions:

Acer End of Season Sale offers upto 30 percent discounts, freebies and interest-free payment plans until November 20th 2011 - at all Acer retailors nationwide.  Sale products include Aspire & Gateway notebooks, netbooks, ultrabooks and PCs, as well as smart phones.

Dell is having a special promotion for flood relief in the form of upto 60% discount on computer parts such as hard disks, mouse, keyboard, mainboard, optical drive, and more, until November 30, 2011.  There are also discounts on Vostro notebooks & desktops, servers, and LED monitors till November 24.

November 16, 2011

Big Clearance Sale at Central Silom Complex

Central is having a grand stock clearance sale at its Silom Complex branch from November 15 to December 31, 2011.  The promotion features 10-90 % discounts on brand name products at every department on every floor.  New stocks will be added everyday (as claimed on their website).  Select items are sold at upto 90% off, while some of the regular priced goods will be sold at upto 50% off.  Throngs of people are already crowding the aisles of the store, so you'll have to brave the crowds to grab your bargains.

The sale is reportedly to clear stocks before closure for store renovation.  Other shops in Silom Complex are also participating in the clearance sale, such as Viera by Ragazze selling leather bags, footwear and wallets, Stepp shoes, Anny's Factory jewelry, and Aussiebum 

Source:
http://www.central.co.th/en/instore.php
http://www.silomcomplex.net/

November 13, 2011

Terminal 21

Terminal 21 is the new shopping mall on the block that has become the talk of town.  It is located at Asoke on Sukhumvit Road, and is distinct from others due to its "Market Street Style", with each floor themed according to top tourist destinations of the world, namely: Rome, Paris, Tokyo, London, Istanbul, San Francisco and Hollywood.   Each floor is designed to have the feel of these various cities, with installations of their icons.  It's a heaven for those of you terminally addicted to photo-ops for updating your Facebook profiles.

You will have to keep a whole day aside to check out over 600 shops showcasing fashion clothing & accessories (shoes, bags, etc), cosmetics & gifts, mobiles and gadgets.  But more interesting than these are their endless variety of restaurants and cafes.  Among their interesting choices of food offerings are:  Mos Burger, Subway, Crepe Box, Polar Ice, Piri Piri / Cafe Fish, Coco Ichibanya  (curry house), Gazebo, Pepper Lunch, Red Mango, Seefah, Farm Design (Japanese bakery), Steak Lao, Sunrise Taco, Manhattan Fish Market, Marvelous Cream (Japanese desserts) & Olivie Cafe (Italian food).   There's also a bookshop (Asia Books) and a supermarket (Gourmet Market).

Check out their website at http://www.terminal21.co.th/

September 30, 2011

Thai Mobile Expo 2011

The Thai Mobile Expo 2011 is one of the most happening events right now for all those gadget geeks out there. Running from September 29 to October 2, 2011 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC), the fair promises a wide range of the latest in mobile phones and, of course, the undeniable tablets. Visit the official website http://www.thailandmobileexpo.com for details, or see the list below for a sneak peek of the offerings this year. Most of the products come with freebies, mostly phone accessories.

Tablet PCs:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3G+WiFi - 14,900/18,900 Baht
ViewSonic ViewPad 10 - 14,900 Baht
ViewSonic ViewPad 10s - 7,900 Baht
Motorola Xoom WiFi - 14,900 Baht
Motorola Xoom 3G+WiFi - 18,900 Baht
Blackberry Playbook 16,900 (16 GB), 18,900 (32 GB), 21,900 (64 GB)
Acer Iconia Tab - 13,900 (32 GB), 12,900 (16 GB)
Acer Iconia Tab 3G - 19,900 (32 GB), 17,900 (16 GB)
HTC Flyer - 21,500 Baht

Mobile Phones:

Samsung Galaxy R - 15,900
Samsung Galaxy S - 12,900
Samsung Galaxy S Plus - 14,900
Samsung Galaxy S II - 18,900
Blackberry Curve 8530 - 6,250
Blackberry Curve 3G - 8,900
Blackberry Bold 9780 - 13,900
Blackberry Bold 9900 - 19,900
Blackberry Torch 9800 - 15,900
Blackberry Torch 9850 - 17,900
HTC Wildfire S - 8,900
HTC Desire S - 15,000
HTC ChaCha - 8,900
Motorola Atrix - 17,900
Motorola Defy - 9,900


*All currencies in Thai Baht THB
**Source: http://www.thailandmobileexpo.com/2011showcase/