Christmas is filled with joy…and stress. Think about prepping up all day just for the night revelry or an extravagant family meal: it’s labour-intensive. So to save you time and energy, we’ve curated a list of where to best celebrate Christmas dinner with your loved ones. Because really, Christmas is all about being merry so give some yourself some mercy. Let’s dine and wine away!

[Featured image credit: Unsplah/Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum; hero image credit: Goji Kitchen + Bar]

Goji Kitchen + Bar

When: 24-25 December
Price:  THB 2,337++ per person with optional free flow drink package at THB 1,288++ or THB 2,500++ champagne package for The Christmas Eve Family Feast. THB 2,337++ per person with optional free flow drink package at THB 1,288++ or THB 2,500++ champagne package for Christmas Fun Day Brunch.

‘Tis certainly the season with a nice dinner out at the all-around food wonderland, Goji Kitchen + Bar within Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. The international all-you-can-eat spot is not fooling around when it comes to a festive buffet – evidenced in a variety of live stations where cooks deliberately dole out food from many different cuisines. As the festive season is upon us, the outlet gets into the holiday spirit full speed with additions of Christmas specials.

Go for the Christmas Eve Dinner Family Feast starting from 6-10 pm on 24 December to take delight in honey glazed ham, roasted turkey, Christmas pudding, and other delicacies. Available in their marvellous buffet lines are also the likes of Boston lobster, Alaskan king crab, BBQ river prawns and salt-crusted baked salmon.

More of a brunch person? Chomp down on Christmas staples at the Christmas Fun Day Brunch on 25 December from 12-2:30 pm. Here’s your chance to bask fully in the spirit of holiday joy.

Goji Kitchen + Bar, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park , Sukhumvit Soi 22, Bangkok, +66 2 059 5999; Open: Mon-Sun, 6 am-11 pm.

Mia

Those who are after an Instagrammable fare slash restaurant, all arrows will point right to Mia. The restaurant with a focus on modern European food has a setting that will make you feel as though you’re wandering through a movie scene, with top-notch food of haute cuisine. The music too will make you simply want to get up and dance. For festive specials, the venue invites you to partake in a festive a la carte menu (available throughout December except for 24,25 and 31) which includes pan-seared Venison Filet, Butternut Risotto, Pan-Seared Foie Gras and more. But for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners, tuck right into the set menu (THB 2,250++ per person for a minimum of two persons), inclusive of mouth-watering dishes like Roasted Turkey, Seared Scallops and more. Call and book your table beforehand to avoid disappointment.

Mia, 30 Attha Kawi 1 Alley, Khlong Tan, Bangkok, +66 98 862 9659; Open: Tues-Sun 6 pm-11.59 pm. 

The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok

When: 24-25 December
Price: THB 4,988++ per person for a course meal at The Allium Bangkok and THB 2,988++ per person for buffet brunch and dinner at The Rain Tree Café.

Fancy a sit-down for some five-starred French dinner? Chef Roxanne Lange of The Allium Bangkok has curated an appetite-reviving menu, featuring eight courses that will grace your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with delectability.

If you’re more of a buffet buff, by all means, head to The Rain Tree Café for Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner or Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner where you can gorge on seafood on ice (with all-you-can-eat Boston lobsters), Christmas classics like stuffing, ham, and turkey, and a table loaded with festive desserts from across the world.

The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok, 61 Wireless Road, Lumphini, Bangkok, +662 650 8800.

W Bangkok

When: 24-25 December
Price: THB 2,200++ per person inclusive of free-flow soft drinks; THB 3,000++ per person inclusive of free-flow drinks (soft drinks, cocktails, wine, beer)

For two nights only, come and celebrate Oh! Meaty Night, a meat-packed dinner at The Kitchen Table within the W Bangkok. The establishment will churn out an array of meat-laden dishes along with fancy-schmancy options like Smoked Salmon and Foie Gras Pate to level up your day. The Kitchen Table also makes mean cocktails so make sure you get one or two (or seven) to complete your dining experience.

The Kitchen Table, 108 N Sathon Road, Silom, Bangkok, +662 344 4210; Open: Mon-Sun, 6:30 am-10:30 pm.

Stage

When: 24-25 December
Price: 6-course dinner at THB 4,500++ with THB 1,900++ for wine pairing.

Helmed by Chef Sainisa “Jay” Sangsingkaew and team — all with tenures at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Bangkok (even the dishwasher, no less) — Stage is a restaurant inspired by French cooking techniques, local ingredients and global cuisines. So expect everything to be above your typical. The Christmas menu features six stellar dishes include pristine ingredients like lobster, Furano Wagyu Hokkaido A5 and black truffle. The dessert trolley here too is a sugar-coated surprise. Stop by and find out yourself.

Stage, 359/2 Ekamai Complex, Sukhumvit 63, Bangkok, +662 002 5253; Open: Wed-Mon, 6 pm-12 am.

Ocken

When: 20-30 December

Ocken is usually fuelled with spirits of creativity where chefs serve up a selection of dishes they are truly happy cooking – and eating. But this time around the multi-cuisine restaurant injects also an extra oomph of festivity through their special Christmas menus: Lobster Squid Ink Spaghetti and Grilled Chicken Diavola. Just in case you’re turkeyed out, switch things around and have these dishes along with other delicacies from Ocken’s new menu.

Ocken, Bhiraj Tower at Sathon Building A, 1 FL, South Sathon Road, Yannawa, Bangkok, +6682 091 6174; Open: Tue-Sun, 6 pm-11:45 pm; Sat-Sun, 10:30 am-2:30 pm. 

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

When: 24-25

There’s a horizon of Christmas feasts and activities at Anantara Siam Bangkok, including the Christmas Carolling from 24 – 25 December where guests can enjoy a medley of Christmas carols performed by a children’s choir at The Lobby.

From Christmas Brunch brimming with ham, turkey and apple pie to Christmas Set Lunch at Biscotti and Shintaro (make up your mind whether you’re more an Italian food devotee or Japanese fare enthusiast) and Christmas Afternoon Tea Buffet at The Lobby filled with Christmas delights, the hotel has a little something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the website for more details on their promotion.

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, 155 Ratchadamri Rd, Lumphini, Bangkok, +662 126 8866

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.