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Christmas Dinner Options 2019 (updated Dec. 6)

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Christmas is coming and the girls aren't getting fat. Please try to give them an extra 100 baht. If you haven't 100 baht, 50 will do. If you haven't got 50, tough luck you!

It's about six weeks until Christmas and already the adverts for Christmas dinner are starting to appear. Some early ones:

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The advert above right is for the Sportsman Pub & Restaurant.

The Hard Rock has two options:

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Still more options for Christmas dinner:



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Chik n Coop is a value-for-money (500 baht) , all-you-can-eat option for anyone interested in a U.S.-style Christmas dinner.



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And if money isn't a concern, here's a suggestion for Christmas Eve and Day from Casa Pascal on 2nd Road near The Avenue:



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The buffet at the Mercure on Soi 15 is much cheaper, but I doubt it will be very Christmassy, more of an Xmas buffet.




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Hi,

 

The Sportsman looks fine by me.

 

 

Had Thanksgiving there. Was surprisingly good. Nice pub, friendly staff, excellent food.

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Sunny's is a popular family restaurant on the Darkside. Note that there's no turkey on the menu and the FB page confirms no turkey will be served.



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Thanks for the research EP most recommendations look great but,

 

 

I stayed at Siam@Siam a while back.........There was a nightly Seafood buffet ........On which the Chinese, 'came down like a wolf on the fold' Won't be going there again.

 

As for Sunny's.......How something billed as a Christmas Buffet not have Turkey? ...Agreed some folks hate Turkey but let's have the option?

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Thanks for the research EP most recommendations look great but,

 

 

I stayed at Siam@Siam a while back.........There was a nightly Seafood buffet ........On which the Chinese, 'came down like a wolf on the fold' Won't be going there again.

 

As for Sunny's.......How something billed as a Christmas Buffet not have Turkey? ...Agreed some folks hate Turkey but let's have the option?

 

 

Yes, I've had the buffet at Big Fish at Siam@Siam and won't be repeating, either, for the reason you gave. I'm not recommending all the restaurants in this thread, just listing options.

 

Sunny's gave the following explanation on its FB page for "no turkey.:"

 

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It's a supply problem, but Sunny's is too negative about the frozen pre-cooked whole turkeys from Butterball. If they are defrosted and reheated properly, they are actually quite good. Pre-cooked whole turkeys shouldn't be confused with pre-cooked and sometimes sliced "turkey rolls," which are basically processed lunch meat. I'd be furious if were served slices of turkey roll as part of a Christmas dinner and that apparently happened in some Pattaya restaurants last year.

 

 

And a few more suggestions:

Steak & Co on Soi Lengkee. Potatoes roasted with goose fat are great!

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The always popular Nicky's on Soi Buakhao, with pics of the Christmas desserts:

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And for those looking for a fine-dining experience:



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The prices are reasonable for a restaurant of Bruno's standard, considering pubs are charging around 1,000 baht for Christmas dinner.



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Another more expensive option, The Point at the Dusit Thani:



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This is the cheapest fixed plate option I've seen so far:

 

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Tequila Sunrise is on the corner of Jomtien Beach Road and Soi Chaiyaphruek, so it's a bit of a haul from central Pattaya. Book early if you're interested; it's not a big place and I'm sure it will be sold out.

 

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For those want a (sort-of) Christmas dinner but don't want to spend much, the Chunky Monkey on Soi Buakhao; the Seaside at the corner of Soi Chaiyapoon and 3rd Road; and the Golden Ferret at New Plaza might be options.


The first two are offering Xmas meals that don't include turkey or Christmas pudding. The Golden Ferret is offering turkey and Christmas pudding. I've seen the pics of their menus on another board, but I don't want to rip off pics without permisson. Neither the Chunky Monkey nor the Seaside have Web sites or social media pages.


Here's the text of the Chunky Monkey sign:


"Monkey Gone Mad Christmas Dinner


NO TURKEY


Cream Of Tomato Soup,

Prawn Cocktail Bread Roll


Ham, Pork, Beef Or Chicken With Mash & Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, Cauflower, Pig in Blanket & Gravy


Trifle

Fresh Fruit and Ice-cream"


The main course costs 199 baht, two courses cost 249 baht and three cost 299 baht.


The Seaside is offering four roast dinners (lamb, beef, pork, chicken). All include the choice of aspargus soup or prawn cocktail as a starter and one soft drink. The lamb dinner is 370 baht; roast beef 290 baht; pork and chicken both 250 baht. The sign doesn't give a dessert option.


The sign at the Golden Ferret reads:


"Christmas Day Dinner

Served 1.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Homemade Minestroni Soup

or

Prawn Cocktail

100 baht


Roast Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Sage & Onion Stuffing

Chipolata, Brussel Sprouts, Buttered Carrots

Roast & Creamed Potatoes

495 baht


Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce

or

Fresh Fruit Salad & Cream

150 baht


Mince pie

50 baht


Coffee & Mints

50 baht"

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the Seaside at the corner of Soi Chaiyapoon and 3rd Road;

 

Has it moved.... seems only recently I was looking at The Seaside from a MP halfway down that same street.?

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(It would make sense, nobody in a vehicle could get to it!)

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I hope nobody minds I add one....

 

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Has it moved.... seems only recently I was looking at The Seaside from a MP halfway down that same street.?

Sea Side

(It would make sense, nobody in a vehicle could get to it!)

 

I guess it has moved to Soi Chaiyapoon. It's been years since I ate at the Sea Side and it used to be on the corner.

 

I hope nobody minds I add one....

 

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Thank you for adding it. All contributions are welcome.

 

A few more. The Lion Pub on Soi Regional Land and El Greco (Greek and Mediterranean) Restaurant:

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El Greco also has this special offer:

Offer with any order in Restaurant

1. Free entree of Tzatziki, Olives and Homemade Pita Bread whilst waiting for your meal.

2. Free Coffee or Desserts after meal.

And two on Soi Diana near LK Metro. The Robin's Nest has a three- course, all-you-can-eat buffet and Harry's is going with a traditional Swedish Christmas Eve buffet. The Robin's Nest doesn't accept reservations for Christmas dinner, while reservations are mandatory at Harry's.

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Here's a translation of Harry's Christmas Eve menu:

Welcome to celebrate Christmas with us at Harry's Restaurant on December 24th in Pattaya!

Traditional Swedish Christmas Table with Meatballs, Pickled Beet Salad, Herring (several types), Pickled Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Red Cabbage, Priinskorv (sausage), Ham, Jansson's Temptation (potato and anchovy casserole), Spare Ribs, Deviled Eggs, Liver pâté, Rice a la Malta, Fruit Salad, Mulled Wine, Gingerbread, Scandinavian Shots & much more!

995 baht

Only bookings with 500 baht in deposit.

First seating: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Second searing: 7.30 p.m. untill late

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I guess it has moved to Soi Chaiyapoon. It's been years since I ate at the Sea Side and it used to be on the corner.

 

 

 

Ah, I guess it is still in the middle then where I last saw it. Many years ago I used to occasionally go to the one on the alley running between Soi 7 Beach Rd and Klang, and there were 2 Sea Side venues for quite a while, but I started having concerns about hygiene there. It may well still be there and you certainly have not missed anything. :D Great thread by the way.

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A lot of local Christmas turkeys probably come from this farm:

 

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The Facebook page says Tananan's turkeys are "heritage" turkeys, but doesn't specify the breed. In the U.S., over 99.99% of all turkeys raised and sold are Broad Breasted Whites, a breed developed in the 1940s. Through selective breeding, these turkeys have become giant lumps of white breast meat. They also mature twice as fast as other domesticated turkeys, which is why the white meat is so dry. The turkey doesn't have time to develop a layer of under-skin fat that would help keep the meat moist during roasting.

 

Heritage turkeys are making a comeback in the U.S. from the verge of extinction. In 2000, only about 4,000 breeding heritage turkeys were known to exist, while about 270 million Broad Breasted Whites were produced the same year. Because heritage turkeys are produced in such extremely small numbers, they are much more expensive that the Whites, even though many people consider the taste of heritage turkeys far superior. The risk is that heritage turkeys can be very tough and not suitable for roasting but better used in stews or soups, perhaps slow-cooked.

 

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Infiniti at the InterContinental (former Sheraton) in Jomtien has some of the best sunset views in Pattaya. From the Web site:



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Infiniti isn't offering a Christmas menu, but you can check out its "Romantic Dinner Menus." An example:



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Elements at the InterContinental does have Christmas Eve and Christmas Day buffets.




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Impressive! That's a REAL buffet menu. It's not cheap, but considering some pubs are charging over 1,000 baht for limited carvery buffets, it's good value for money.




A few more options where you won't be seeing any wife beaters.



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For those of you who don't like traditional Christmas food but want a festive meal on Dec. 24th or 25th, Fat Belly Pattaya in Naklua could be an option. Fat Belly is noted for its casual atmosphere and creative food. The photos are from Fat Belly's Facebook page where you can find more info on the holiday menu.

 

 

 

 

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Cabbages % Condoms in Jomtien could be an option for those who aren't interested in traditional western Christmas fare.

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I used to play golf at the little par 3 golf course across the street many years ago, and have had several good meals there, as I recall, and the plate's were full, when they brought them to your table, a good deal, and the staff was very friendly, helpfull !

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After an atrocious Christmas dinner in 2016, Hooters is this year sticking to what it does best:  booze, calendars and attractive waitresses.

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I had Thanksgiving Dinner at Tigglebitties and it was very good, with a large portion of turkey:

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