Americans in Bangkok at the moment might be missing the Big Bird this year, but not to worry: many restaurants and pubs have Thanksgiving covered. Most of the big, fancy hotels will bring out the turkey at the international buffet at the very least, while some offer the whole nine yards with stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Here are just a few places you might consider for Thanksgiving dinner in Bangkok.
Millennium Hilton Hotel
Flow Restaurant serves your turkey with an open air look at the Chao Phraya River. It’s just part of the International buffet which includes the legendary Cheese Room. It’ll set you back 1800 baht ++
Bourbon Street Restaurant
Just off of Sukhumvit Soi 22 this American-run bar has a long buffet from noon until 10 pm. And if that wasn’t enough time, come back again on Friday for another round from 6-10 pm. 899 baht++ each time.
Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel
Often overlooked for the more familiar Western branded hotels, Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel deserves some respect for a really nice buffet, especially on Sundays. For Thanksgiving, The Parkview Restaurant has the Bird from 6-10:30 pm for 899 baht net.
The American rib house and three-story bar is setting out a 21-item buffet that goes beyond turkey with some salmon, beef stew and honey-glazed ham. All you can eat for 895 baht++
Coming in with the most impressively expensive spread is the redoubtable JW serving Thanksgiving themed Grand Buffet from 6-10:30pm to the tune of 2800 baht++
Four Seasons Hotel
Have a classy Thanksgiving at Madison Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel and have some scallops with quail eggs and Boston lobster ravioli to go along with your turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. 2600 baht++
Grand Hyatt Erawan
In addition to gobbling the gobbling bird, dine on pan-fried foie gras, pecan pie, New York cheesecake. Or skip the fowl and hit the seafood bar. Served from 6-10:30 pm at a price of 1595 baht++
Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant
How’s this for alternative? All you can eat Thanksgiving food (and much more) at a pretty cool Mexican restaurant. “Gobble ‘Til You Wobble” is on from 4-9:30 pm. Corn bread chorizo apple stuffing, blackened duck breast, cranberry relish and of course what would Thanksgiving be without the churros? Who’s with me? All you care to eat for 650 baht + VAT.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Count on a classic to go classy. Stop in at Lord Jim’s or the Riverside Terrace BBQ for a set menu for 1800 baht net. In addition to the Bird there’s a smoked salmon and lobster dish. This is going to be a gourmet experience. Chestnut cream soup with carmelized pumpkin and apple smoked duck breast ravioli? Yeah, my mom made that all the time, served it alongside the Jello mold with cottage cheese in it.
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