Dining Out 2 minutes 20 December 2021

Bangkok Year-End Guide: Where To Wine And Dine This Christmas And New Year

Pause your diets and order that free-flow package: the holidays are here.

Christmas holiday New Year

What could be better to celebrate the years – old and new – than feasting on delectable meals amidst a pleasing atmosphere at the best restaurants selected by the freshly revealed MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022?

Enjoy fireworks on Chao Phraya River right from the dining room at Le Normandie. (© Le Normandie)
Enjoy fireworks on Chao Phraya River right from the dining room at Le Normandie. (© Le Normandie)

Le Normandie (Two MICHELIN Stars, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
Wine lovers will rejoice at the new concept at Le Normandie by Alain Roux (formerly Le Normandie). Chef Alain Roux’s team have been preparing exclusive dinner courses just for this special night. Be ready to enjoy Roux family’s signature dishes. Head chef Phil Hickman and his team also create an 8-course dinner with wine pairing, and a complimentary glass of champagne.

Don’t forget to feast your eyes with light shows and other performances at Riverside Terrace free-of-charge. You can also watch the New Year fireworks from within the dining room. Prefer luncheon? Come try a 6-course meal inspired by Chef Roux’s family recipes.

Price: THB 25,000 net per person (New Year’s Eve) or THB 6,000 net per person (New Year’s Day)
Location: Oriental Ave, Bang Rak, Bang Rak, Bangkok
Contacts: 0 2659 9000, www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok/chao-phraya-river/fine-dining/restaurants/french-cuisine/le-normandie

Blue by Alain Ducasse's Brittany langoustine. (© Blue by Alain Ducasse)
Blue by Alain Ducasse's Brittany langoustine. (© Blue by Alain Ducasse)

Blue by Alain Ducasse (One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
Wave goodbye to 2021 with a spectacular dinner matching the view of Chao Phraya River. Enjoy a 9-course dinner, a complimentary glass of champagne, and free flow water and soft drink. Relish quality ingredients Chef Wilfrid Hocquet and his crews have sourced specially for this extraordinary night – Brittany Langoustine in onion soup with Comté, foie gras served with chestnut and kumquat, and A5 Miyazaki Wagyu served with baked potato and black truffle.

Price: 18,000++ per person
Location: Unit L101, 1st Floor, Icon Siam Shopping Centre, Klongtonsai, Khlong San, Bangkok
Contacts: 0 2005 9412, www.blue-alainducasse.com


Delicious creations crafted around the "nest" concept. (© IGNIV Bangkok)
Delicious creations crafted around the "nest" concept. (© IGNIV Bangkok)

IGNIV Bangkok (One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
Share your happiness with your loved one with Review Menu at the newly minted MICHELIN-Starred IGNIV. Chef David Hartwig has curated a selection of the restaurant’s popular dishes during 2021. Enjoy beef roll stuffed with beef tartare, beef with truffle sauce served with IGNIV’s special chips, Japanese yellowtail (Hamachi), Wagyu Striploin, fried cauliflower coated with truffle sauce, as well as pastry chef Arne Riehn’s candy store offering desserts crafted by pâtissier. All menus are served in sharing portions – the IGNIV style.

Price: THB 5,500++ per person, or THB 8,800++ per person (with wine pairing)
Location: 159 Rajadamri Road, Lumphini, ‎Pathum Wan, Bangkok
Contacts: 0 2207 7822, www.ignivbangkok.com

Chef Garavaglia's play on game season with tartar of roe deer, oyster emulsion, lardo, and hazelnut (© Côte by Mauro Colagreco)
Chef Garavaglia's play on game season with tartar of roe deer, oyster emulsion, lardo, and hazelnut (© Côte by Mauro Colagreco)

Côte by Mauro Colagreco (One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
Countdown to 2022 at the newly Starred Côte by Mauro Colagreco. Italian chef Davide Garavaglia has prepared holiday menus that present the harmony of modern French and Italian cuisine. Guests ordering Signature Mauro Colagreco Celebration receive a complimentary glass of champagne along with a set of party props from Capella Bangkok. The set includes fireworks for counting down and greeting the new year. Enjoy a party on the riverside until 1 AM. You can also have Winter Truffle Special Menu as 2022’s first lunch between 12-3 PM on the first day of the year.

Price: THB 16,000 net per person, or THB 22,000 net per person with wine pairing (New Year’s Eve) THB 8,100 net per person, or THB 12,000 net per person with wine pairing (New Year’s Day)
Location: 300/2 Charoen Krung Rd, Yannawa, Sathon, Bangkok
Contacts: 0 2098 3888, www.capellahotels.com/en/capella-bangkok/dining/cote-by-mauro-colagreco


Chef Qiu Xiaogui's Cantonese cuisine at one MICHELIN Starred Yu Ting Yuan. (© Yu Ting Yuan)
Chef Qiu Xiaogui's Cantonese cuisine at one MICHELIN Starred Yu Ting Yuan. (© Yu Ting Yuan)

Yu Ting Yuan (One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
Enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine amidst the pleasing atmosphere on the last night of 2021. A 9-course dinner from a culinary master starts with barbecue selection – suckling pig, crispy roasted pork belly with mustard, and barbecued pork with honey sauce – followed by sea whelk soup with morel mushroom. The main course includes popular dishes such as Peking duck, braised asparagus in crab cream sauce, abalone, and fried rice with foie gras and black truffle. Every guest receives a complimentary glass of champagne.

Price: THB 12,500++ per person
Location: 300/1 Charoen Krung Rd, Yannawa, Sathon, Bangkok
Contacts: 0 2032 0888, www.fourseasons.com/bangkok/dining/restaurants/yu-ting-yuan

Gaa's colourful bites by Chef Garima Arora. (© Gaa)
Gaa's colourful bites by Chef Garima Arora. (© Gaa)

Gaa (One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
Switch from Western-style celebration to an oriental one at this stunning and modern Indian fine dining establishment situated in a spacious traditional Thai house in Thonglor. The 2022 MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award winner Chef Garima Arora also adds a special menu to her usual inventions. The restaurant serves lunches and dinners.

Price: THB 4,200++ per person
Location: 46 Sukhumvit 53 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok
Contacts: 06 3987 4747, www.gaabkk.com


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