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Christmas Dining

Christmas Greetings! The Amari Orchid Resort has prepared a Christmas Eve Gala Dinner for December 24 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Rim Suan, Red Baron and Orchid Grill. Treat yourself, your family and your friends to a gourmet gala dinner. On Christmas Day, December 25 beginning at 7 p.m., celebrate Christmas with dinner under the stars in the Amari’s beautiful tropical garden. Enjoy a lavish Christmas buffet, Christmas carolers and other festive entertainment.

Eastern Star will be holding a Christmas Eve Dinner and a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Dance to usher in the “real” 2001-millennium year. For more information on these and other up-coming events, contact the Eastern Star Clubhouse, tel. 630410-6, fax: 630 418 or email [email protected]

Garden Seaview Resort on North Pattaya Road will hold a special Christmas Gala Dinner at the Grand Hall. Lots of music, traditional Thai dancing, games, prize draws and a special grand finale! Call 226 070 for bookings.

Make Greg’s Kitchen your choice for lunch/dinner on Christmas Day. Tickets now on sale. Reserve your table early! Call 361 227.

Mermaid’s Underwater Christmas Meal - As Mermaid’s has done for the last 7 years, they will host an underwater Christmas meal on Saturday, December 23. Steve will set the table, and the meal will consist of banana as the appetizer, banana as the main course, and (salty) banana for desert, all washed down with Coca-Cola. To participate in this fun and unusual event, contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, Soi White House, Jomtien Beach, tel. 232-219 (20), fax 038-232-221, e-mail: [email protected]

Christmas Greetings! The Montien Hotel Pattaya’s La Mer Restaurant has prepared a truly festive Christmas Eve dinnertime celebration for all guests this year with a fabulous multi-course festive banquet, live music, traditional carols, and gifts for all the children from Santa Claus! Meanwhile, a traditional feast awaits at the Verandah Coffee Shop for the whole family on December 24 and 25. And don’t forget their special Christmas Brunch buffet for revelers on Christmas Day! The Bakery Shop has special Xmas Goodies! Temptation lies in store through to December 30, when the Bakery Shop will be offering a festive feast of Christmas goodies for all! Let yourself go! Call the Montien Pattaya for reservations: 428 155.

Come and celebrate Christmas at the Moon River Pub. Check out their Christmas Eve Set Dinner. Guaranteed fun all night long. Book your table now via e-mail or telephone 01-864 3477 after 1 p.m. Season’s Greetings from Moon River Pub & Restaurant.

OLใLใ will be shelving their popular peppered steaks in favour of a traditional Xmas lunch on Xmas Day beginning at noon. The menu and events being put on for kiddies and adults alike are far too many to list here, but there’s wine, gifts, carols, Xmas decor, Santa Claus and all types of traditional festive foods. For more information or a copy of the menu contact Bob Lee by tel. 716118 or fax 716120 or email [email protected] - make this festive feast one that really is OLใLใ!

Over the festive season, Patta Patta in Sunee Plaza off Soi VC will serve ‘Schufeli’, a traditionally prepared Swiss style oak-smoked shoulder ham. Served with home-style potato salad or sauerkraut or green beans and ‘winter-style’ mashed potatoes. Personally prepared by Butcher Hans. Come in early from 7 p.m. to 12.

Celebrate Christmas Belgian Style at Patrick’s Belgian Restaurant & Caf้. Book now on 720 300 or (01) 687 2410.

Shenanigans’ Christmas menu will be served on December 24 & 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. All you can eat for 675 baht inclusive - under tens eat for free. Menu includes green pea and ham soup, mixed salad, Shenanigans oyster and prawn bar for starters, followed by the famous Shenanigans Carvery which has been expanded for Christmas.

The Stockholm Inn on Pratamnak Road in South Pattaya will host a Traditional Swedish Christmas Table every night through the Christmas season. Don’t forget to buy a gift (max 150 baht) for Santa’s bag - later everyone will receive a Christmas gift. Call the Stockholm Inn for details and bookings on 364 384-5.

Orders are now being taken at Pat’s Pies for Xmas. Cooked turkeys, Xmas puddings, honey roast hams, and sweet mince pies. Full Christmas dinners delivered to your home. Also, book now for Xmas Dinner at Pat’s Supper Room. Get 4 courses & glass of port for 690 baht.

Taffy’s Tavern at Duck Square will be having a special Santa’s Menu Lunch on Christmas Day. The cost per person is only 600 baht. Book your place with Pari on 01-628 0618.

The Tahitian Queen 2 (Soi B.J., South Pattaya) will be holding their annual Christmas Party on Sunday Night, December 24 beginning at 2 p.m. (yes, the fun starts early!), and will keep with tradition by filling the bar with at least a meter of “snow”. All guests will receive party hats at the door and a gift from Santa at midnight. There will also be a “beer” table set up outside from 20.00-02.00 for those of you who need a rest from the festivities. Special shows at midnight and 2:00 a.m.

The White Night Buffet Bar in Sunee Plaza on Soi VC still has a few places left for their very special European and Thai Christmas Dinners. Christmas Eve buffet, Christmas Day 2 p.m. lunch & 7 p.m. dinner for an amazing 8 delicious courses, or Thai menu specials, and a Boxing Day cold buffet. Following the Pattaya Mail GEOC “Oscar” for “Top Buffet - Best Value for Money”, tables are going fast so book now on 713 550 or 367 421.

Yorkie Pork Platter on Jomtien Beach Road (opp. 2nd police box) at Soi Chaiyapruek Road is open 7 days from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a new extended menu. Hurry, don’t miss their special 5-course Christmas Day lunch. Call 231 918 for bookings.

Christmas Events

The Victory Family Church, next to the Royal Garden Plaza on Pattaya 2nd Road, presents ‘The Christingle Story’ with the Annan family (10 a.m. service) on Sunday December 24. Learn the story behind this and other Christmas traditions. Plus a Christmas Eve Candlelight Carol Service from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. with snacks and fellowship following. Contact Pastors Fred & Dianne Doell on 361 402 Ext 202 or (01) 629 7867.


Globe Trotters Children’s Club will be holding a Christmas Party at the Amari Orchid Resort on Friday December 22 from 3 p.m. Tickets must be bought in advance. For more info and tickets call Ann Suttie on 237 204, Mari Fuenkner on 225 687 or Hilda Sheehan on 372 539.


The Captain’s Corner Steak House has expanded. Now enjoy dinner by the pool or book your private party at the Captain’s Corner poolside for up to 100 people. Don’t miss the Scandinavian buffet on December 22. Reserve your tables in advance. Call 364 316-7.


The teachers and staff of AUA Pattaya would like to wish all their Year 2000 students a very Happy New Year. The first weekend classes for 2001 begin on Saturday January 6, and Sunday January 7. Class times are 8:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. Weeknight classes commence on Monday January 8. These times are Mon. - Thur. 5:15 p.m., 6:35 p.m. and 7:55 p.m. Placement tests will be conducted from January 2, 2001. For details contact Jip at Room 214, Building 2, Banglamung School, or telephone (038) 223399.


T.W. One in the Heart of Walking Street is an English run pub that serves Thai and Euro food to suit all tastes. T.W. One also features nightly music from all eras, live Sports on TV and a pool table and dartboard. Open from 10 a.m. ‘til 3:30 a.m. 7 days a week.

Larry’s Dive on South Pattaya Road (around the corner from the pier) is now featuring a live band. Popular and well known guitarist Blackyand his band Black Power start playing daily from 8:30 p.m. onwards.

The Poppy Garden on the corner of Soi 7 and Beach Road is holding a Weekly Lucky Draw until the end of December. For every bill, you have a chance to enter. Draws every Sunday for lots of fun prizes and easy music.

MoJo on Thappraya Road, Jomtien Complex Condotel has a special offer for the festive season. Friday’s and Saturdays from 7 to 10 p.m., choose BBQ chicken, pork or beef for 75 baht. Mix your own salad for 45 baht. Daily happy hour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Carlsberg draught at baht and MoJo cocktails 2 for 1. Every night live music (guaranteed handmade) to 2 o’clock in the morning. For reservations please call Monika at MoJo (01) 268 6836.


Aungkam Northern Style Thai Restaurant on 3rd Road next to Pattaya Golf will make their beautiful second floor and terrace area available for private parties during the Christmas and New Years Holidays, this year only. Call for details (01) 6289634, (01) 819 1578.

Caf้ New Orleans, one of Pattaya’s best known restaurants is now accepting bookings for New Year’s parties. There is enough space available for a sit down dinner for parties up to 60 people. For buffet and cocktails, Caf้ New Orleans can accommodate approximately 80 people. Choice dates are available. Call Clarisse or Maike on 710 805 and book your party early.

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