Where to have your fill this festive season. 

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Best for under B2,000 | Best for B2,000-4,000 | Best for B4,000-6,000 | Best for B6,001-10,000  | Best for over B10,000 | Cheat Sheet


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Best for Under B2,000

Bangkok Trading Post   

Date: Dec 24 
The price: B1,200   
What: A 4-course set menu dinner   
The place: An airy brunch-leaning bistro in a leafy part of Phrom Phong.
59/1 Sukhumvit Soi 39, 02-079-7133


Date: Dec 24-25 
The price: B1,700 
What: A 4-course set menu dinner
The place: Small-plate fine-dining culture meets brutal concrete lines on the trendiest bit of Sathorn.
118/2 Sathorn Soi 12, 092-563-9991


Date: Dec 24-25 
The price: B1,500 or B1,200 for the vegetarian menu 
What: A Indian dinner buffet  
The place: Intimate, high-level Indian amid blend of dark wood, lattice screens, spice jars and barely existent lighting.
5/F, Fraser Suites, Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-038-5112


Date: Dec 26 
The price: B899 or B1,898 with free-flow sparkling wine 
What: Buffet lunch 
The place: A lively all-day hotel spot that combines ballroom chandeliers and glitzy geometric designs.
Intercontinental, 973 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-0444  
Credit :www.facebook.com/pg/LeapFrogBKK

Leapfrog Bar and Grill   

Date: Dec 24/Dec 31 
The price: B800 (Dec 24) / B950 (Dec 31) with a glass of sparkling wine or B1,700 (Dec 24) / B1,900 (Dec 31) with a bottle of sparkling wine 
What: A four-course dinner 
The place: An elegant outdoor grill with couches and  8th-floor views.
8/F, Galleria 10, 21 Sukhumvit Soi 10, 02-615-0999 
Credit: www.bangkok.intercontinental.com/gallery/Dining

Summer Palace   

Date: Dec 31 
The price: B1,150 What: A dim sum lunch buffet 
The place: A grand yet classic Chinese room with red tablecloths and round tables ideal for large families. 
M/F, Intercontinental, 973 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-0444 ext 6434

The Square   

Date: Dec 31 
The price: B1,699
What: A buffet burnch
The place: Vibrant buffet line with chefs dressed in white helming each stations.
8/F, Novotel Phloen Chit, 566 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-305-6000 

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Best for B2,000-4,000

Credit : www.banyantree.com/en/thailand/bangkok/dining/apsara

Apsara Dining Cruise  

Date: Jan 1  
The price: B3,500
What: A shared set menu dinner 
The place: An elegant teak wood rice barge decorated with fairy lights. 
21/100 South Sathorn Rd., 02-679-1200

Brasserie Europa  

Date: Dec 24  
The price: B2,400 or B3,500 with free-flow alcohol 
What: A champagne brunch buffet 
The place: An elegant high-ceilinged hotel buffet enhanced by floor-to-ceiling wood and old-fashioned stone columns.
Siam Kempinski, 991/9 Rama 1 Rd., 02-162-9000


Date: Dec 24  
The price: B1,550 or B2,500 with free-flow booze 
What: A garden barbecue buffet from 12-7pm
The place: A laid-back barbecue party in a welcoming wood-dominated house at the end of Sukhumvit Soi 47.
28 Sukhumvit Soi 47, 02-662-4936

Goji Kitchen   

Date: Dec 25/Dec 31 
The price: B1,800 (Dec 25)/2,561 (Dec 31) 
What: A buffet dinner 
The place: A suitably vast buffet comprising more than 10 stations.
Marriott Marquis Queen's Park, 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-059-5999


Date: Dec 31 
The price: B2,500 with free-flow alcohol 
What: An Indian buffet dinner 
The place: The city's best-established (and most relaxing) Indian restaurant.
71 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-258-4900 

Manohra Cruise  

Date: Dec 25 
The price: B3,800 
What: A festive dinner set on a cruise
The place: An open-air dinner on a restored old rice barge that seats 40 people.
Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, 257 Charoen Nakorn Rd., 02-477- 0770 
Credit: www.thesukosol.com/th/sukosol-dining

Patummat Restaurant   

Date: Dec 24/Dec 31  
The price: B1,800 (Dec 24) B2,000 (Dec 31) 
What: A buffet dinner  
The place: A formidable dark wood room with sophisticated gray upholstery, a long line of seafood on ice and a parade of various international bites. 
L/F, The Sukosol 477 Si Ayuthaya Rd., 02-247-0123

Rang Mahal  

Date: Dec 31 
The price: B3,800 with one bottle of bubbles for every two persons 
What: A buffet dinner 
The place: A grand Indian dining room of heavy maroon drapes, elegant gold-plated cutlery, traditional paintings and beautiful chandeliers.
26/F, Rembrandt Hotel, 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, 02-261-7100 

Riverside  Terrace   

Date: Jan 1  
The price: B2,018 
What: A dinner buffet with free-flow local beer 
The place: A cool breeze flows through the grand high-ceiling pavilion with a countless array of buffet options. 
Anantara Riverside, 257/1-3 Chaoennakorn Rd., 02-476-0022 

Rossini’s and The Living Room    

Date: Dec 24  
The price: B3,400 or B4,900 including 3-hour free-flow wines 
What: A buffet dinner with live jazz 
The place: Choose to sit either in the Tuscan-referencing Italian restaurant Rossini’s or at its sultry live music partner, The Living Room.
1/F, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, 250 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-649-8364


Date: Dec 24-25 
The price: B2,990
What: A chain 6-course dinner menu 
The place: One of Sathorn's swankiest Italian restos, set in beautiful home where the service is polished and the food traditional but inflected with creativity.
Narathiwat Ratchanakarin 17 Yaek 5, 02-676-4466

Siwilai City Club  

Date: Dec 24-25 
The price: B3,800
What: A buffet dinner with jazz performances by Didier Mpondo, Darrel Kelly and more 
The place: Giant tie-dye daybeds and hammocks take over a sand-colored terrace looking out over extraordinary Phloen Chit views.
5/F, Central Embassy, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-160-5631


Date: Dec 31 
The price: B2,900 
What: A buffet dinner with a lucky draw 
The place: Awesome views overlooking the river from a compact yet relaxing indoor space on the 11th floor.
Avani Riverside, 257 Charoen Nakorn Rd., 02-431-9100 

Tables Grill  

Date: Jan 1 
The price: B3,999 with free flow Louis Roederer Brut Premier, wine and beer 
What: A festive and boozy brunch buffet 
The place: recalls a gentleman's high-end club with its antique mirrors and dark wood paneling. 
M/F, Grand Hyatt Erawan, 494 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-254-6250

The Great Kabab Factory  

Date: Dec 31 
The price: B1,400 or B2,300 with free-flow alcohol 
What: A festive 6-course dinner 
The place: A menu of mostly Indian kababs in a lively room of shiny floors and blue lighting. 
L/F, Majestic Grande Hotel, 12 Sukhumvit Soi 2, 02-262-2999

The Riverside Terrace   

Date: Jan 1  
The price: B2,710 
What: A brunch buffet 
The place: A relaxed riverside dining atmosphere in the poshest of hotels.
Mandarin Oriental, 48 Oriental Ave., Charoen Krung Rd, 02-659-90100 ext. 7390

Trader Vic’s   

Date: Dec 24-25 
The price: 3,500 
What: A brunch buffet with free-flow wines and Mai Tais 
The place: America's Polynesian-inspired restaurant also has stunning views of the river. 
Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort, 257/1-3 Charoen Nakhon Rd., 02-476-0022 ext. 1416 
Credit: www.bangkokriver.com/th/eat_and_drink/the-terrace72

Waterfront Promenade   

Date: Dec 24 
The price: B2,500 
What: An international seafood buffet 
The place: A panoramic view of the river and cool breeze.
Ramada Plaza Riverside, 2074 Charoenkrung Rd., 02-688-1000


Date: Dec 24-25 
The price: B7,000 for 2 
What: A festive teppanyaki dinner 
The place: A luxurious and contemporary Japanese restaurant that draws inspiration from the art of origami.
24/F, The Okura Prestige Bangkok, 57 Wireless Rd., 02-687-9000 

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Best for B4,000-6,000


Date: Dec 25 
The price: B3,500 or B5,500 with wine pairing 
What: A set menu lunch and dinner 
The place: A warm yet elegant Italian restaurant with an open kitchen in one of the swish St. Regis.
G/F, The St. Regis Bangkok, 159 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-207-7815


Date: Dec 24  
The price: B2,900 or B4,100 with free-flow prosecco or sake 
What: A dinner buffet 
The place: High-end Japanese amid copper sculptures and marble accents.
3/F, The Conrad Hotel, 87 Rd., 02-690- 9999


Date: Dec 24 
The price: B6,000 for two with a bottle Louis Roederer champagne 
What: various kinds of canapes 
The place: An elegant, Parisian apartment-styled restaurant with an outdoor terrace to take in the breeze on the 32nd floor.
32/F, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, 189 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-126-9999

La Vie   

Date: Dec 31 
The price: B4,200 with a glass of Champagne 
What: A dinner buffet 
The place: A warm, calm brightly lit French dining room with a view the jostling area.
11/F, Vie Hotel, 117/39-40 Phaya Thai Rd., 02-309-3939. BTS Ratchathewi

Le Normandie  

Date: Dec 25 
The price: B4,800
What: A 6-course dinner 
The place: Bangkok’s original fine-dining French restaurant has a spectacular view of the river.
The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Oriental Avenue, Charoen Krung Rd., 02-659-9000 #7390


Date: Dec 24 
The price: B2,950 or B4,950 with wine pairing 
What: a 4-course set menu dinner 
The place: Italian in an elegant Tuscan-style wine cellar setting.
Hotel Muse, 55/555 Soi Langsuan, 02-630-4000

Punjab Grill  

Date: Dec 31 
The price: B3,500
What: A 10-course set menu dinner 
The place: A fittingly grand Indian restaurant with warm and efficient service and a live duo singing in the background.
G/F, Radisson Suites, 23/2-3 Sukhumvit Soi 13,02-645-4952

Red Oven   

Date: Jan 1 
The price: B2,500 or B5,000 with free-flow Champagne 
What: A festive brunch buffet 
The place: This most talked-about buffet spot has nine live cooking stations and a wide array of food.
7/F, So Sofitel, 2 Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000 
Credit: www.siam-bangkok.anantara.co.th/spice-market

Spice Market  

Date: Dec 31  
The price: B5,500 
What: An international buffet with free-flow alcoholic beverages and sparkling wine 
The place: Classic wooden dining room with professional Thai dressed service staffs.
Anantara Siam Bangkok, 155 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-126-8866. BTS Ratchdamri

The Kitchen Table   

Date: Dec 24 
The price: B3,600 or B4,400 with free-flow booze 
What: A buffet brunch 
The place: Modern, amber decor and smoorth wooden furnishings at a sizable but chic hotel buffet.
2/F, W Hotel, Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000 


Date: Jan 1 
The price: B3,000 or B4,000 with free-flow booze; B5,000 with free-flow Veuve Clicquot Brut  
What: A buffet lunch 
The place: The St. Regis’s buffet spot features impressive Bangkok Sports Club views, lots of red and cream leather couches, dark wood and ceiling beams.
G/F, The St. Regis Bangkok, 159 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-207-7815 

Best for B6,001-10,000


Date: Dec 31 
The price: B6,999 with a glass of prosecco 
What: A 6-course set dinner
The place: A high-ceilinged Tuscan-leaning Italian lined with elegant wooden tables and chairs.
Radisson Blu, 489 Sukhumvit Soi 27, 02-302-3333 

La Scala  

Date: Dec 31 
The price: B6,500 
What: A 7-course set menu dinner 
The place: The original kingpin of Italian fine dining has undergone a glamorous renovation. 
The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 Sathorn Rd., 02-344-8888


Date: Dec 21-24 
The price: B8,000 
What: A kaiseki kobe beef omakase
The place: The Japanese restaurant of a hit US-Japanese chef, complete with stylish, Scandinavian-influenced furnishings and inventive takes on Nippon food.
5/F, MahaNakorn Cube, 02-060-9099

Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin  

Date: Dec 31
The price: B6,000 with a glass of Champagne 
What: A festive 10-course set menu dinner
The place: Spacious booths, soaring ceilings, Thai pavilion and tiered pools of lotus flowers say five-star. 
L/F, Siam Kempinski Hotel, 991/9 Rama 1Rd., 02-162-9000

Terrace Rim Naam   

Date: Dec 31
The price: B8,500 net 
What: A dinner buffet  
The place: The terrace borders the river in an elegant alfresco setting with a backdrop of traditional Thai pavilions.
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Oriental Ave., Charoenkrung Rd., 02-659-9000#7390

The Reflexions  

Date: Dec 31
The price: B5,800 or B7,800 with wine pairing
What: A 10-course set dinner 
The place: Elegant but edgy, lined with raw black and white photography of Bangkok.
3/F, The Athenee Hotel, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-650-8800 

Vertigo Too   

Date: Dec 31 
The price: B6,800 or B9,700 with free-flow booze 
What: A 5-course set menu dinner 
The place: This indoor sisiter to one of the best-known rooftop bars in Bangkok has an atmosphere that’s New York cocktail bar meets laidback restaurant.
60/F, Banyan Tree, 100 Sathorn Rd., 02-679-1200 

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Best for over B10,000

Le Normandie  

Date: Dec 31 
The price: B20,000
What: An 8-course dinner 
The place: Bangkok’s original fine-dining French restaurant has a spectacular view of the river.
5/F, The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Oriental Avenue, Charoen Krung Rd., 02-659-9000 #7390

Park Society  

Date: Dec 31 
The price: B10,000 with wine pairing 
What: A 6-course set menu dinner  
The place: unique views looking out over Lumphini Park.
29/F, Sofitel So Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000

Threesixty Jazz Lounge   

Date: Dec 31 
The price: B24,000
What: A dinner with free-flow Champagne, wines and cocktails |
The place: Flanked in every direction by slanted glass windows, guests can look out across all of central 
Millenium Hilton Bangkok, 123 Charoen Nakhon Rd., 02-442-2000


Date: Dec 31 
The price: B23,900 
What: A 7-course set menu dinner with a glass of champagne 
The place: One of the city’s best views from 60 stories up. 
61/F, The Banyan Tree, 21 Sathorn Rd., 02-679-1200 

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Cheat Sheet   

Where BK will be dining this year-end

Best Buffet Under B3,000


Why? Between the free-flow booze, which here includes wine, beer, cocktails and prosecco, and the unlimited barbecue from noon to 7pm, Freebird trumps any other standalone restaurant in its price range.
Price: B2,500 with free-flow booze
When: Dec 24

Best Set Menu Under B3,000


Why? This Top Table doesn’t disappoint, delivering smooth service with high-end reinventions of traditional dishes like the day’s offering of Sicilian red prawn carpaccio with balsamic caviar and the turbot with zucchini veloute.
Price: B2,990
When: Dec 24-25

Best Buffet Over B3,000

Red Oven at So Sofitel

Why? The mouthwatering array of antipasti here is only a primer for the rich fare of the many live cooking stations (pasta, sushi, seafood and oyster on ice, Japanese noodles and steak).
Price: B5,000 with free-flow Champagne
When: Jan 1

Best Set Menu Over B3,000

Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin

Why? Fine-dining at Sra Bua at these prices is a steal, especially with the New Year’s menu that guarantees limited, top-end ingredients like the trio of oysters, or the Maine lobster served with frozen red curry and the seared foie gras with ginger and plum sauce.
Price: B6,000 with a glass of Champagne 
When: Dec 31