The best Christmas meals in Bangkok 2016

Where to eat this festive season
By Phavitch Theeraphong |

And you don’t always have to end up in fancy hotel restaurants to enjoy the Jingle Bell vibe

The best Christmas deal in Bangkok 2016

The Cured Chamber

The Cured Chamber

The cured meat specialist veers away from its comfort zone, offering delicacies like freshly-chucked oysters and pan-fried foie gras served alongside duck liver pate and apple compote. Mains include honey-glazed X’mas ham spiced up with a tropical touch with baked pineapple and baked Maine lobster with chorizo au gratin. Pumpkin pie with caramelized chestnuts and Christmas pudding with vanilla bean ice-cream are on offer for sweets. 

Available: 19-31 Dec, 02 381 4381

Vesper at christmas
Bars, Cocktail bars


icon-location-pin Convent

Our favorite Silom restaurant-cum-bar Vesper keeps up the Christmas spirit with the festive menu crafted by the new Sardinian chef Francesco Deiana which includes slow-cooked lamb shank cooked in broth and served with potato and traditional Sardinian bread, wild boar lasagna in tomato sauce and herb-crusted baked Mediterranean razor clams. The house bartender Pailin Sajjanit slings special concoction to accompany festive goodies.

Until 30 Dec, 0 2235 2777

Restaurants, Contemporary American


icon-location-pin Sathorn 10-12

Winner of the Time Out Love Bangkok Awards rolls out four-course festive menu (B2,700) whipped up by the talented chef Arnie Marcella. For apps, choose between red seabream served raw with mangosteen and radish or wagyu carpaccio with truffle dashi and smoked almond. Japanese black cod served with celeriac, black truffle and maitake mushroom and Australian lamb paired with red currant and swiss chard are up for selection for the main dish. For dessert, believe us, pick Malagos Chocolate which is also featured on the current menu. It’s fantastic. 

Available: 24-25 Dec, 09 2563 9991

Restaurants, Australian


icon-location-pin Watthana

The new Sukhumvit restaurant dishes out a 3-course brunch menu (B1,500) inspired by the fare from the Down Under, featuring dishes like profiterole filled with duck liver parfait, citrus-brined roasted chicken with rosemary and thyme and beer, and miso grilled lamb shoulder. The sweet option includes chocolate rum and raisin steamed pudding and strawberry and almond shortcake with sour vanilla ice-cream. Barmen sling festive drinks like mull wine and eggnog 

Available: 24-25 Dec, 02 662 4936

Restaurants, Latin American

Clandestino Cantina

icon-location-pin Sathorn 10-12

Modern Latina cantine celebrates X’mas with the special 4-course dinner (B2,188) with dishes like prawn tartare with fresh pomelo, dill and lemon sauce, slow-cooked cod fish with truffle soup and maple syrup, Ibérico pork cheek ragout with acini di pepe pasta and a chocolate dessert. A special festive cocktail mixed by the Revolucion Cocktail guys is served to kick start the meal. 

Available:24-25 Dec, 0 2235 4822

Restaurants, Thai

Le Du

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The rising-star chef Thitid Tassanakajohn sets to wow you for the festive season with a six-course menu (B2,890) inspired by his journey in 2016. His trip in Iya Valley in Japan is reflected in the sustainably-caught fish cooked with Japanese yuzu, while his time spent in Phuket and Chiang Mai is put to plates in the form of clam curry and short rib khao soi. 

Available: until 31 Jan, 09 2919 9969

Restaurants, Fusion

80/20 (Eighty/Twenty)

icon-location-pin Charoenkrung

Charoenkrung’s creative food hub throws a gourmet X’mas dinner party serving eight-course menu (B2,000), featuring delicacies of which 80% of the ingredients are locally produced. Start off with apps like chicken noodle dish served with Thai spicy dumpling in spicy broth and a young watermelon salad. Meaty goodie comes in the form of a honey-glazed roasted duck and roasted lamb saddle. Finish off with the festive kick of bouche de Noël. 

Available: 25 Dec, 08 7593 1936

Restaurants, Italian

Il Fumo

icon-location-pin Lumphini

The Sathorn Italian institution Il Fumo rolls out four-and six-course Christmas menu (B2,800/B3,500) whipped up by the chef partner Luca Appino and the head chef Nelson Amorim, featuring dishes like the classic “Tortellini in Brodo” served with winter black truffle and gold leaf, French Duck Breast served with Juniper and Jerusalem Artichoke and Christmas panettone with cream of Zabaione. Wine pairing is also on offer.

Available: 24-25 Dec, 0 2286 8833

Restaurants, Thai


icon-location-pin Watthana

The hyped Thai eatery Bo.lan goes with the trend to celebrate the festive season with a set menu (B3,500) featuring drooling delicacies including prawn from Phang-nga bay salad with winter bio-diversified citrus, crab lon with seasonal herbs and crispy salted fish cake and beef curry cooked Tai-Yai style with northern condiments. 

Available: until 8 Jan, 0 2260 2962

Restaurants, Contemporary European


icon-location-pin Watthana

The hip eatery Quince opens its door for Christmas with a festive three-course menu (B1,800) featuring smoked salmon pate with dill pickles and ciabatta bread stick and chestnut and ricotta tortellini. The special X’mas turkey is promised delicately cooked with apple pancetta stuffing and giblet gravy. For dessert, choose among pavlova, spiced apple tart and Christmas cookies. 

Available: 25 Dec, 0 2662 4478