Someone once said, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. So it would be criminal not to win over daddy’s heart this 5 December – Thai Father’s Day – with a good comfort meal.

So after you manage to buy your old man the most precious and thoughtful gifts, scramble through our list of five best places to wine and dine with your dad on this very special day. Whether you want the multi-course meal or the all-you-can-eat option, these venues have got you covered — with some even free of charge for daddy.

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A Tribute to Dear Dad at Banyan Tree Bangkok

Cooking on Father’s Day has become so uncool. So let’s spoil your dad to the fullest on his special day. Whether your dad wants a brunch buffet, Chinese fare, or a nice authentic Thai dinner, Banyan Tree Bangkok will cater to all his cravings. The plus side is all the dads get to eat for free for a family of 4 and above. So saunter over to Romsai for an international brunch buffet with a live-cooking station. Or opt for sumptuous dim sum at Bai Yun, the modern Cantonese restaurant perched on the 59th floor. Obsessed with contemporary Thai cuisine? Then head to Saffron for Thai food with a a modern twist. But if your dad is a true Japanese food devotee, then, by all means, head to Taihei on the 53rd and 54th floor for yummy teppanyaki, fresh sashimi, and an assorted sushi platter.

Banyan Tree Bangkok, 21/100 South Sathon Road, Sathon, Bangkok, +662 679 1200

Trader Vic’s Father’s Day Brunch

If your dad has been a homebody – or worse, an office-body — it’s time to find a change of scene and transport him to the Aloha State this Father’s Day at Trader Vic’s at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort. Serving West Coast, Polynesian and Asian cuisines, this Hawaii-themed restaurant is known for their tropical setting and fare. This Father’s Day, tuck into their Tiki-style brunch (THB 999++) where your old man can joyously savour wood-fired pork chops, slow-roasted pork ribs, Maui salad, seafood on ice, and a wide selection of delightful desserts — think ice cream, made-to-order crepes suzette, and house-made mango and sticky rice. Plus, a complimentary Tiki drink for all the dads as a treat.

Trader Vic’s, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, +662 476 0022

Father’s Day Buffet at Pullman Bangkok King Power

You can always count on a buffet if your dad happens to be a picky eater. Here at Cuisine Unplugged, a hotel buffet restaurant within Pullman Bangkok King Power, they are offering special international lunch and dinner buffet with a ‘dads dine for free’ deal plus a complimentary gift box of macaroons that you shouldn’t turn down.

Offering International Lunch Buffet (THB 999++) with an array of healthy fare made with organic ingredients from the Royal Project Foundation, diners can expect to indulge in a selection of seafood on ice like the New Zealand mussels and blue crab. For the dad that is more of a BBQ person, opt for the International Seafood & BBQ Dinner Buffet (THB 1,499++) where you and your dad can indulge in prime seafood such as the Alaskan king crabs, spotted Babylons, Fine de Claire oysters and Pacific oysters along with the BBQ corner packed with wagyu, tomahawk beef, Asado beef, and lamb imported from New Zealand.

Pullman Bangkok King Power , 8/2 Rangnam Road, Bangkok, +662 680 9999

Father’s Day at Pagoda Chinese Restaurant

Perched on the 4th floor of Marriott Marquis Bangkok Queen’s Park, the Cantonese cuisine-focused restaurant, Pagoda, takes part in the fun-filled Father’s Day with their lavish Cantonese multi-course menu for both lunch and dinner, starting from THB 1,988++. Vegetarian and healthy options for the course meal are also available. So prepare to be amazed by the food they’ll be serving. More of an a la carte person? Tuck into their signature dishes: Crispy Roasted Pork; Prawns & Asparagus Dumpling; Braised Superior Nest Soup; Barbecued Peking Duck — Hong Kong Style.

Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, Marriott Marquis Bangkok Queen’s Park, Sukhumvit Soi 22, Bangkok, +662 059 5999

Father’s Day’s Dim Sum Lunch Buffet at the Silver Waves Chinese Restaurant

When Chinese restaurants adapted their appetiser-sized dim sum into a full-on, buffet-style meal, you know this is becoming the next-big-thing. On this very special day with daddy, eat your weight in dim sum at the Silver Waves Chinese Restaurant within Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok. Perched on the 36th floor, the restaurant serves sumptuous Chinese steamed delights — think Barbecued Pork Noodle Roll, Steamed Cream Bun, Prawn in Green Curry Dumpling – as well as offering an arresting view of the Chao Phraya River. Priced at THB 1,150++ for adults and THB 575++ for children, this dim sum buffet calls for a family who absolutely cherishes Chinese delicacies and sky-high views.

Silver Waves Chinese Restaurant, Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, Bangkok,+662 307 8888 Ext. 1948

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.