Show your mom how much you care this weekend.
The place: A sleek international buffet restaurant with live cooking stations and minimal Japanese-style decor.
The deal: Get one complimentary buffet voucher and a flower garland for your mom when booking for a group of four (B1,950/person).
Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Sukhumvit Soi 57, 02-797-0000
The place: Statement yellow chairs and impressionist paintings meet faux Ming vases and lazy Susans at one of the most contemporary and fun Cantonese dining rooms in town.
The deal: Mom dines free at their unlimited dim sum buffet when dining with a group of four or more (B999/person).
Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok, 489 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-302-3333
The place: This flagship branch of the globally-known Thai restaurant brand is housed in a stunning colonial-style mansion offering royal Thai cuisine.
The deal: From Aug 11-12, treat mom to a five-dish lunch for B800/person (served family style for a minimum of two people), featuring mouth-watering takes on Thai classics cooked with chef Nooror’s homemade curry pastes.
The place: Pan-European dishes in ambient surroundings at the elegant, resort-like Siam Kempinski hotel, behind Siam Paragon.
The deal: Head to their extravagant lunch or dinner buffet (B1,225/B1,800) on Aug 12 and your mom will be treated with a chocolate gift box and a hand garland. Both buffets combine an extensive selection of hot and cold dishes, including international and Thai favorites.
The place: A casual wine bar that serves up carb-loaded dishes in Thonlor's hip 72 Courtyard.
The deal: Pamper your beloved mom with some delicious wood-fired pizzas or fresh house-made pasta and get complimentary sparkling wine and dessert.
The place: A grand old villa on Rama 4 that combines classic Italian steakhouse with Portuguese flavors.
The deal: Take your mom for dinner from Aug 10-12 and receive a free "pastel de nata" dessert and a glass of sparkling wine.
1098/2 Rama 4 Rd., 02-286-8833
The place: Set in a gorgeous 1960s house, this elegant Indian restaurant offers a substantial bar, a tropical garden with alfresco seating, and a private dining room.
The deal: From Aug 10-12 (11:30am-2:30pm), mom’s will receive 50 percent off their exclusive all-you-can-eat brunch (B950).
71 Sukhumvit 26 Alley, 02-258-4900
The place: A bright and elegant international lunch buffet at the five-star Le Méridien Bangkok hotel.
The deal: On Aug 12 (noon-2:30pm) Mom dines free when accompanied with at least one paying adult at their lunch buffet (Btk). Every reservation with a mother will also receive a complimentary "Mother’s Day Dessert Tower" and a box of melt-in-the-mouth macaroons.
Le Méridien Bangkok, 40/5 Thanon Surawong, 02-232-8888
The place: This swanky restaurant and bar on the 76th and 77th floor of Mahanakhon is the highest in Thailand, offering a mix of Western and Asian flavors. It sits beneath the breathtaking 78th floor observation deck.
The deal: With the purchase of one Mahanakhon SkyWalk ticket (B1,050) on Aug 12 (10pm-midnight), mother's can accompany you for free to Thailand's highest observation deck, with its iconic 78th floor Glass Tray. Afterwards, head down to the restaurant for a special four-course mother's day seafood feast (B3,400 per person).
Next2 Cafe at the Shangri-La Hotel
The place: An international buffet restaurant at the stunning five-star Shangri-La Hotel by the riverside.
The deal: Head for their buffet brunch on Aug 12 (noon-3pm, B2,300/person), when mothers dine free and will receive a special chocolate rose delight gift. Highlight dishes include unlimited juicy Canadian lobster and Alaskan king crab, the must-try lobster omelette with hollandaise and tobiko sauce, Australian beef and more.
Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok Level 1 89 Wat Suan Phlu Alley, 02-236-7777
The place: An authentic Thai all-day-dining restaurant at the five-star Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse.
The deal: Head to their Mother’s Day Brunch on Aug 12 (noon-3pm), which will feature “Mama’s Recipes Corner,” where their chefs and their beloved moms will present their favorite childhood dishes at live cooking stations. There will also be a DIY Cupcake Corner for moms and kids to have a fun together after the big meal. Ya dong, or traditional herb-infused Thai liquor, can also be enjoyed at no extra cost (adults only!).
262 Thanon Surawong, Khwaeng Si Phraya, 02-088-5666
The place: The fresh, modern buffet restaurant at the five-star Pullman Grande Kingpower Hotel.
The deal: Moms dine free when dining with family at the hotel buffet (B1,599) during both lunch and dinner on Aug 12, as well as receiving a special rose cake.
8-2 Soi Rangnam, 02-680-9999
The place: With the Chao Phraya river to one side, and the grounds of the historic Mandarin Oriental Hotel to the other, this al fresco international buffet at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort blends a special occasion atmosphere with a relaxed vibe.
The deal: This Aug 12, head to their special Mother’s Day seafood and barbeque buffet night (B1,499/person), when live Thai performances will accompany your meal.
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, 1/F, North Building, 257 Charoen Nakhon Rd., 02-476-0022
The place: SO Sofitel Bangkok hotel's "world market" buffet restaurant, located next to Lumphini Park.
The deal: Mom dines free with bookings of four or more (buffet B1,900/person), plus get a complimentary half lobster.
The place: Siam Kempinski's inventive restaurant takes a molecular approach to Thai food in a refined setting with a glamorous decor.
The deal: Here, flavors will stick to Thai tradition while wowing with creativity in a five-course set lunch priced at B2,200, or an eight-course set dinner, priced at B3,400. Your meal with include a free welcome sparkling drink and a floral gift box for every mom on Aug 12.
991/9 Rama I Rd, 02-162-9000
The place: A Charoenkrung rooftop bar with awesome views of the river.
The deal: This Aug 11 (noon-3pm), lunch will be accompanied by a jazz trio, while there will also be a buy-two-get-one-free offer on cocktails and house wines.
2074/101 Charoenkrung Rd., 02-688-2596
Up & Above
The place: Bangkok’s most high-end Japanese hotel, The Okura Prestige, does a great line in both Japanese wine and whiskey.
The deal: Mom dines free at the buffet brunch when in a group of three people or more (B2,800/person with free-flow soft drinks). The buffet features grilled Canadian lobster, Thai dishes, Japanese favourites such as fresh sashimi and sushi, takoyaki, yakitori and gyoza, and more.
24/F, The Okura Prestige Bangkok, 57 Wireless Rd., 02-687-9000
OTHER MOTHER'S DAY ACTIVITIES
This one-day gathering on Aug 11 (9am-5pm) will focus on wellness and sustainability, with modern day mothers, soon-to-be mothers and working women in mind. Expect a day of wellness, talks, workshops, arts and crafts and a market. Activities will include painting, garland making, tote bag printing and more.
Siri House, 14/2 Soi Somkid, Phloen Chit Rd., 94-868-2639. Free entry.
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel
In celebration of Mother’s Day, throughout August CHI is offering the perfect dual massage for those who want to pamper their mom. The exclusive 90-minute treatment starts with a relaxing warm oil to release tension, followed by a rhythmic acupressure, deep stretching and meditation, priced at B2,800 per person.
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Level 2, 02-236-7777. Open daily 10am-10pm