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    Christmas Day Lunch???

    We will be in Bangkok over Christmas (3 months) and looking for somewhere to get a decent traditional Xmas feed on Xmas day. I've looked at some of the larger hotel chains, but the thought of spending 3000 - 4000 baht each for the mrs and sister-in-law (who hardly eats) isn't really what I'm looking for.

    I'm looking for a few suggestions for Xmas Day brunch, preferably under 2000 baht per person.

    We are staying near Chong Nonsi, but anywhere in central Bangkok we would consider.

    Thanks for your help,
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    I don't do Christmas, thanks.
    So couldn't be much help.

    Good luck to ya anyway.

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    Why not go to one of the traditional British Pubs such as The Londoner or The Royal Oak (both on Sukhumvit)? Should be around THB 1,400 per person.

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    Went to the Dubliner last year. All 3 floors were pretty packed and paid about 1000 baht a head for a 3 course with all the trimmings if my memory serves me right.
    No wine or drinks on the table, but you got a Christmas cracker.
    Food was par for the course, Would have been nice to have a free pint or glass of wine thrown in.
    If you are gonna take the English/Irish pub route, then you WILL have to book in advance to get a decent table/timeslot.

    Just checked out their webite and the Xmas dinner menu is up and they are taking reservations now.
    Looks exactly the same as last years.

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    ....also first time in Bangkok for xmas, with family from UK, their first time in Thailand, would have preference for restaurant setting, rather than Irish/Brit pubs. Thanks

    http://www.examiner.com/asia-travel-...-too-expensive
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    ^ Since you've editted your post Kevin, the link at the bottom doesn't make sense.

    Just gonna quickly back-up why I posted about the Dubliner for Strongarm.

    My post was not a glowing one of the Dubliner for Xmas food-wise, but if you have to chip-in for sister and missus (who probally won't touch most of the food), then it's best to scale back and go for atmosphere rather than the culinary delights.

    Here is a quote from the Kevin's link above above.

    Again, a lovely atmosphere, fun Christmas music and a great place to enjoy a typical Irish or British holiday. Unfortunately, the food didn't quite cut it.

    Had a look at a couple of other pub websites, but nothing up yet for Xmas.
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    we were considering the Londoner, the sunday roast always seems to get raved about so xmas dinner should be good. plus it's a big place.

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    why do you want a trad Xmas lunch having flown 6000 miles to get away from the whole scene!!!?

    have a nice BBQ or a good Thai meal

    cheaper and prob better food

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon
    Went to the Dubliner
    So did I, got the shits for days after that. The worse I ever had!
    Never went back of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    have a nice BBQ or a good Thai meal
    Good advice! I'm there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceSpike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    have a nice BBQ or a good Thai meal
    Good advice! I'm there...
    No it not.
    Having done many a BBQ, you still got to clean the mess up!

    Save up some money and do Xmas dinner proper!
    Where people cook and serve you the dinner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNF55 View Post
    Why not go to one of the traditional British Pubs such as The Londoner or The Royal Oak (both on Sukhumvit)? Should be around THB 1,400 per person.
    Went to a pub where the waitresses had '' we are the dogs bollocks'' printed on their T shirts, could never find it again, was it the Londoner? part was bar, the rest to tables and chairs, had bangers and mash that day, they must do a Christmas dinner.

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    Christmas lunch or dinner should be enjoyed at home with your family and close friends.

    I feel sorry for those that have to sit in a pub or hotel with a lot of strangers eating mass prepared shit buffet food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongarm
    I'm looking for a few suggestions for Xmas Day brunch, preferably under 2000 baht per person
    Why not save money and do it yourself. Remember to give your bird's wrong end a good stuffing with fistfuls of sage and onion while she licks your brussel sprouts before throttling your turkey for at least 6 hours on a low heat.


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    I've never set foot in the Londoner, walked past it hundreds of times!

    Is it any good in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    I've never set foot in the Londoner, walked past it hundreds of times!

    Is it any good in there
    it's alright, they have their own draught beer which they serve in those proper old style pint glasses. make me feel all manly. the food is pretty good. but it's bloody freezing in there sometimes..

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    I'll have a gander next time in that case.

    any eye candy in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    why do you want a trad Xmas lunch having flown 6000 miles to get away from the whole scene!!!?
    I,m afraid I have to agree here , each to their own but I wish to God we had enough holiday left to get away at xmas to escape the whole bloody fake charade , and if I was lucky enuf to be 6000 miles away the last thing I would be looking for would be turkey + sprouts
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    ^^Few chancers and school teacher birds.

    Not your style mate.

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    On Christmas Day, five years ago, the smell of our turkey cooking seemed to diminish after 11.00 am. The cooker had broken down. We had bacon, eggs and new potatoes.

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    Went to Thailand because Christmas was a hard time for me so thought go some place they do not celebrate Christmas!

    Bollocks!

    When I arrived and realized that piped ' I'am Dreaming Of a White Christmas' was being entered every level of Thai Society I realized if I went to Phuket or Krabbi I would be surrounded by White folks all into the Happy Christmas routine.

    Went to Leoi much better, hardly any farang and only hotel had piped music. Had a great Christmas dinner at some ones farm in the sticks, she cooked her best dog for me!!!

    Yip tasted just like chicken

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    have a nice BBQ or a good Thai meal
    'cos it's christmas!!!! Ithe last time I had a roast dinner... was... uh last christmas. I GET TO EAT YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS!!!! and wear a hat!!!!!! a pull a cracker (instead of the usual dog looking bird ).

    I'm even gonna put up xmas decorations in my house this year...
    I'd like to see what morning looks like
    Don't wanna drink pint after pint
    I wanna wake up without feeling sick
    But I can't cuz I'm a drug-abusing alcoholic

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    Thanks for the input, all valid points (well, mostly), and you've completely confused the hell oughta me!!!!

    I would prefer to do without the Xmas celebrations, but two years in Australia for the mrs and she now loves the whole Xmas thing, so the "traditional" lunch was more for her.

    I was actually looking at the Dubliner, but a few bad reports on the food has put that one to bed.

    Will have a look at the Londoner, or I might even harden up and go the expensive festivities at one of the larger hotels, just to ensure the food will be decent.

    I'll be sure to add a report to TD on whatever we decide to do.

    Thanks for your help.

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    [at]DrAndy why do you want a trad Xmas lunch having flown 6000 miles to get away from the whole scene!!!?

    have a nice BBQ or a good Thai meal

    cheaper and prob better food[/quote


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongarm
    Thanks for the input, all valid points (well, mostly), and you've completely confused the hell oughta me!!!!
    Might want to shoot off an email to Bourbon St pub in Washington Square and see what they're up to. I know they're doing a big thing for Thanksgiving.

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