What’s better than watching fireworks on New Year’s Eve? Eating.

Those hankering for a new year party that goes deeper than fireworks and fizzy drinks in the city, feasting on good fare should absolutely be your move.

2021 is fast-approaching. In fact, the crisp air has already been gracing the Big Mango with cool, festive vibes already. So really, one thing left to do is to surround yourself in a merry of food, family, and friends. Here, we’ve curated a roundup of where to best enjoy New Year’s Eve and New Year dinner in the city that will leave you a cosy memory with loved ones.

[Featured image credit: Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit; hero image credit: Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse]

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Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel

Chinese fare is always the right fit for any festive event. For New Year’s Eve, tuck into a Cantonese-Hong Kong Chinese set menu (THB 26,888++ for 10 people) at Fei Ya Chinese Restaurant, highlighting Peking duck, suckling pig, and more. A dim sum lunch buffet (THB 1,588++ per person) is also available if an all-you-can-eat meal is more your thing. For Italian food, La Tavola also serves up sharing Italian set menus for lunch and dinner (THB 6,000++ for 4 people and THB 11,000 ++ for 8 people).

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Yào Rooftop Bar – Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse

When one talks about the best spot for NY firework-watching, Yào Rooftop Bar at Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse always tops our list. Perched on the 32nd floor, the bar invites guests on 31 December to immerse fully into the magic of Bangkok’s firework shows taking place at different locations across town — all visible from the rooftop location.Tuck into the Dim Sum Tower package (THB 2,188++ for 2 persons inclusive of a bottle of house wine or sparkling wine), or  other deals like the free-flow beverage package and table deals for 2,4 or 6 people.

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Yellow Tail Sushi Bar at VIE Hotel Bangkok–MGallery

Omakase aficionados, the exclusive Festive Omakase (THB 10,000++ per person) featuring 16 courses complemented by five different champagnes at Yellow Tail Sushi Bar at VIE Hotel Bangkok – MGallery should be your move. Delicacies like uni, ayu fish, snow crab, and wagyu A5 are included, so expect nothing short of excellence.

When: 23 December 2020- 3 January 2021.

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Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar - Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Count down in style at Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar situated atop the Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit. Diners can pick between a F&B Credit Package (THB 2,490++ inclusive of THB 2,000 F&B credit) or Free-flow Beverage Package (THB 2,990++ for 3-hour of free-flow drinks from 9:00 pm until midnight) – all with upbeat tunes from DJ Groove & DJ Halfie.

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Capella Bangkok

For a stellar celebration, New Year’s Eve at Phra Nakhon within the Capella Bangkok is never the wrong move. The feast there will be studded with caviar, black truffle, and premium seafood, along with free-flow wine and champagne. More into fine dining? Côte by Mauro Colagreco had got you covered with the Signature Mauro Colagreco Celebration Menu, packed with flavours that are sure to make you go “ooh” and “ahh.” Stella and the Courtyard will also be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party fuelled with champagne, cocktails, and canapes. Wherever you pick to dine, the night’s finale is the extravagant firework display; a burst of vibrant colours to cap off the year right and start 2021 bright. As for New Year, march over to Phra Nakhon for a festive brunch, or go for the New Year Lunch menu (Nine-course Carte Blanche) at Côte.

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Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin – Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

For an extravagant Thai feast, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin’s 10-course New Year’s Eve Dinner is what you should opt for. The Michelin-starred restaurant will not disappoint with its spread of delicacies. It will be a celebration finale, getting you ready for the better and brighter 2021. For prices and more details, click here.

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Riverside Terrace – Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

For a romantic riverside dinner, the New Year’s Eve Gala Buffet Dinner (THB 25,000 net per person and THB 14,000 net per child) at Riverside Terrace is an unbeatable choice, considering the immaculate firework display above the Chao Phraya River, live entertainment, and the stellar buffet. Expect everything from foie gras, lobsters, and black truffles, over to oysters and even a caviar station.

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Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

For a jaw-dropping new year celebration, head over to the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit for the Golden Glitter New Year’s Eve Party at The District Grill Room & Bar that come with treats like Australian Wagyu Stockyard Chuck Roll and Tomahawk covered in 24K gold leaves. Another party worth stopping by is the Golden Dust Party at the hotel’s Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar where festive concocted drinks and a great view are served. A top-notch five-course menu is also available to liven up the night, getting you jazzed for the countdown. For more details and prices, check here.

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Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

For one night, let’s stay 21 for 2021 at Anantara Siam Bangkok. The ‘Party Like You Just Turned 21’ package welcomes patrons to ring in the New Year with free-flow wine, beer, and spirits at the lobby, before taking delight in a drool-inducing feast over at one of their restaurants, such as Madison, Shintaro, and Biscotti. More details, click here.

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VIU – The St. Regis Bangkok

It’s not a good new year without a good brunch. Kick off the first day of 2021 right with New Year’s Day Brunch or Dinner at VIU, The St. Regis Bangkok (THB 3,600++ per person or THB 4,600++ for free-flow beverages and THB 1,500++ per child). Highlights include toothsome items like a seafood on ice station packed with a boatload of Ayutthaya river prawn, Phuket lobster, and more. Also, can’t forget the baked Alaska ice cream station which will surely get your kids (as well as your inner child) filled with joy.

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Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.