The Best Restaurants For Christmas Food In Bangkok

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Photo of Kelly Iverson
9 February 2017

One of the most memorable things about Christmas day is the food. Whatever family traditions you may have, eating yourself into a food coma after preparing your favorite of meals is always a highlight of the holiday season. Traveling could mean you miss out on this particular aspect of the holiday, that is, except for those who are traveling to Bangkok. Here, the top places to get Christmas food in the City of Angels.

Mandarin Oriental

Hotel Restaurant, Seafood, Steakhouse, American, Thai
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View from the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
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Throughout the holiday season, the lobby of the stunning Mandarin Oriental is transformed into a Christmas wonderland. With a towering pine tree acting as its centerpiece and garlands curling their way around the grand staircase, this hotel is one of the best places to get into the holiday spirit this Christmas. The Mandarin Oriental is home to nine different restaurants and bars, each one serving up a wide selection of delicious, festive food in honor of the holiday season. In addition to the cuisine, the restaurants provide customers with a matchless and beautiful atmosphere and, as always, great service. Santa Claus will even be making an appearance this year, so be sure to head here for some of the best Christmas food in town.

The Rain Tree Café

Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, $$$
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The Rain Tree Café is located in the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, a Royal Méridien Hotel. Whatever your stomach desires, the Rain Tree Café aims to please. The restaurant’s signature dishes include Peking duck, Alaskan king crab, and Maine lobster, just to name a few. This upscale restaurant offers an abundance of different cuisines to choose from, including a buffet, ice cream, international, seafood, steak, and even vegetarian.

Flann O'Brien's Irish Pub Thonglor

Bar, American, Irish, Thai
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Flann O’Brien’s Irish Pub, located in Thonglor, is a great place for those hoping to have some nostalgic, homey Christmas food without breaking their banks. The atmosphere is that of a pub straight off the island itself, with a green interior and high black bar stools. The pub is hopping with live music on most nights, and it is a great place to gather with friends and celebrate this holiday season. Flann O’Brien’s Irish Pub has three locations, and each one offers restaurant-goers a wide selection of food that will make even the biggest Christmas scrooge nostalgic. With menu selections including potato skins, chicken pot pies, garlic bread, and even beef lasagna, this pub will satisfy even the pickiest of diners.

Bistro 33

Restaurant, Italian, French, Mexican, $$$
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Apple pie
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Bistro 33 has a thick menu with plenty of Christmas food options. This restaurant serves food from all over the world, including Italian and Mexican cuisine. Whatever your family Christmas cuisine tradition is, Bistro 33 is sure to have it. Bistro 33 is also serving up apple pie and ice cream for dessert, for those who simply have to finish their Christmas meals with something a bit sweeter. In addition to its already class menu, this restaurant will also be holding a Christmas brunch event on Saturday, December 17. From roast turkey to herby sea bass, restaurant-goers will not be disappointed with this holiday season event. There will be plenty of festivities throughout the brunch, including a visit from Santa Claus.

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

Hotel, $$$
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Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
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The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit has six different dining options to choose from (Basil is currently under construction). Each restaurant’s décor is seemingly more stunning and detailed than the next. Unique chandeliers, blue neon light bars, and a man-made moat running through the dining area all provide guests with everything they need to feel luxurious. Regardless of the restaurant you choose, whether you opt for Rossini’s, the Italian cuisine restaurant, or the Orchid Café, which offers guests an international buffet and a la carte menu, you simply can’t go wrong by making the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit your one-stop restaurant for your Christmas food endeavor.

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Restaurant, French, European, Fusion, Contemporary, $$$
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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon not only has a stunning interior, but its red décor also coincides with the holiday season, making it a perfect restaurant to wine and dine at this upcoming Christmas. The open kitchen concept is certainly one of this restaurant’s many highlights, and friends and family can gather round as one of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon’s chefs cooks up your incredible Christmas meal. The dress code is smart casual, so be sure to put on your most festive ensemble and have an amazing Christmas feast at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.