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Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Pattaya Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up. Send us your happening by email to: [email protected] or by fax 038 427 596.


The Pattaya International Ladies Club will be holding their Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday October 7th, at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, the Siam Ballroom from 10.00am to 4.30pm. The Entrance Fee is 100 baht and is free for children under 13. Shop ‘til you drop! More than 60 Vendors, Raffle Prizes, Children’s Colouring Competition and more... All donations and proceeds will go to local charities.

The Charity Club of Pattaya is building a classroom to house 40+ Children at the Wat Wang Wa School. The school is situated just outside Klaeng, South of Rayong. Until the end of November, with the help of the following establishments, various pub nights will be held with the proceeds being donated to the Charity Club of Pattaya. Remaining dates and venues involved in the project are as follows: October 14 at Shenanigans; October 27 at Kilkenny’s; and the finale will be held at the home of the Charity Club of Pattaya: The Queen Victoria Inn Soi 6 on Sat. November 11. All the Pub Nights will be holding a charity raffle as well on the night. Watch the local press for the confirmed dates. Hope to see you all at every venue! Contact [email protected] or Malcolm 09 7441040, or Christina 09 5454185.


The next meeting of Pattaya City Expats Club will be on Sunday 8th October. As usual starting at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9.30 at Henry J. Bean’s Restaurant n the grounds of the Amari Orchid Resort. There will be the usual open forum and update on happenings in and around Pattaya. For more information about the Sunday and weekday activities of the PCEC go to www. and learn more about the many and varied activities that members get up to through the week

The Pattaya International Ladies Club Monthly Coffee Morning will be held at Ocean Marina on Tuesday October 17th at 10.30am, Sukhumvit Highway, Tel. 038 237 320. No reservation required. Ladies of all nationalities, members and guests welcome.

The Charity Club of Pattaya meets most Sundays at the Queen Victoria Inn Soi 6. Contact Malcolm on 09 7441040 or Christina on 095454185; [email protected]

New to Pattaya at Tropical Bert’s (2nd Rd opp Bangkok Bank): every Sunday lunchtime, 1 to 5ish, the U.K. Ex Forces Club meets. It matters not what service you were in, as the idea of the club is to meet over a few drinks and have a good yarn. Free bar snacks and discounted drinks will be provided to members. Trips out to local military displays will also be arranged at cost, such as the River Kwai and Remembrance days at members’ embassies. The club will also have a charity side that will help our Thai counterparts and their families who have been killed or injured. For more details phone Bert on 09 8072335 or call in the bar.


Casa Pascal’s popular Sunday Brunch Buffet is back, starting Sunday, October 01: Delight with an extensive selection of Cold Appetizers, International & Thai Salads, Breakfast Items, Great Desserts and a glass of House Champagne. Do not forget to reserve your table! Adults 650++ baht, Children (under 12) 450++ baht, 10am – 3pm. For reservations: (038) 723-660 / 01-983-4182 (Kim),

Patrick’s Belgian Restaurant Presents: Monday: “Osso Bucco” with mashed potatoes Tuesday: Australian lamb chops (400g) chops with b้arnaise-and mint sauce, veggies and Fries Wednesday: C๔te a’l Os or Prime Rib (800g) (2 persons) with beurre Maitre d’Hotel” and potato croquets Thursday: “Ostrich” Filet Steak “Archiduc” veggies and potato croquets Friday: Moules-Frites (Mussels Belgian Style) Saturday: “”Cocq au Vin” (Chicken casserole) with Fries or potato croquets. For reservation call Patrick 08/16872410 or e-mail flyfrog

The Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa offers you Pattaya’s only cooked to order buffet: Fresh, hot and beautifully presented; Main courses cooked to order as part of the nightly BBQ buffet at the Garden Cafe. Enjoy fresh crisp salads, cold cuts, BBQ Seafood’s and more while your main course is cooked to order. A dazzling main course selection of Australian lamb, tender sirloin, Atlantic salmon and other Mediterranean style dishes ensures we have variety and choice that is sure to satisfy. Price 750 Baht, open 06:00 – 23:00 at the Garden Caf้. Call 038 412 120 for details

Theme Buffet Evenings at the Montien Hotel, Pattaya: Tuesdays - Verandah Coffee Shop, Reef & Beef” International BBQ Buffet Dinner, 6.00p.m-10.00p.m, Adults Baht 650++/Children Baht 350++; Wednesdays - La Mer Restaurant, Mediterranean Buffet Dinner 6.30p.m.10.00p.m, Adults Baht 550++/Children Baht 300++; Friday - Verandah Coffee Shop, BBQ & Seafood Buffet Dinner 6.00p.m-10.00p.m, Adults Baht 650++/Children Baht 350++; Saturday - Verandah Coffee Shop, International Buffet Dinner 6.00 p.m.- 10.00 p.m., Adults Baht 550.-++/ Children Baht 300++. Bring you family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy. For reservations please call 038-428155 ext 1620, 1621, E-mail; [email protected]

Café New Orleans, a culinary landmark for over 9 years on eclectic Pattayaland Soi 2 is expanding its Fiesta Filipina menu and adding an Additional Special Menu including imported black Angus tenderloin steak, succulent lamb tenderloin, scallops, assorted dinner crepes and chocolate souffl้ for dessert. You can order anything from its famous rack of baby back ribs and imported steaks to special gourmet entr้es, side dishes and deserts. Chefs coming from some of the top restaurants in Manila prepare Filipino dishes such as sinigang, adobo, pancit, crispy pata, bangus, tinolang manok, bistek, dinuguan, lechon kawali, menudo, lumpia. Café New Orleans means “Fine Food at Affordable Prices” … with the emphasis on “Affordable”. For more information or to make a reservation call 038 710 805, fax 038 710 784.

Snow in Thailand? Ok so it’s not really snowing in Thailand, but equally as exciting is what’s on the menu at Mantra Restaurant & Bar, the newly opened dynamic restaurant in Pattaya. Discover the delicious Snow Fish Chef’s Special. A melt-in-the-mouth experience with steamed snow fish fillet in superior soy sauce, simply and gently laid on saut้ed Hong Kong kale and scallions. For more information on Mantra Restaurant and Bar please contact +66 (0) 3842 9591 or email us at [email protected] and visit www.

Amor Restaurant, Pattayaland Soi 3. South Pattaya is now offering a Traditional English Afternoon Tea from 5 - 7 p.m. daily. For more information call 038 710680 or visit

Come enjoy Casa Pascal Restaurant’s gourmet set menu: Entrees: Celeriac cream soup with black Truffle, Marinated hazelnut Salmon, grilled Goose liver and saut้ed mushrooms; Main Course: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Egg Plant and Zucchini Tatar, Glazed Shallots Sauce or Alaska Scallops and red Sea Bream on marinated Fennel and Pernod Sauce; Dessert: Mixed Berries in Mascarpone Cream or Premium French cheese. Pattaya 2nd Road in front of Ruen Thai Restaurant. For reservation (038) 723 660, fax (038) 723 659, e-mail: [email protected] For more information:

Dusit Resort, Pattaya’s The Peak Chinese Restaurant - Fresh off his win at the International Food and Hospitality Show 2006, Chef Chi adds to The Peak’s a la carte menu with sublime dishes like deep-fried plump and juicy prawns with banana and mayonnaise or try the grilled Phuket lobster with Hong Kong sauce or cooked Cantonese style for your main course. End your dining experience on a sweet note with this month’s specially created dessert, Ginkgo nuts with sweet black sesame. The Peak is located on the 9th floor of Dusit Resort, Pattaya with a panoramic view of the bay, and is open every day, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for lunch & 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. for dinner. For reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2276.

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya recently launched ‘Eat to the Beat’, the hotel’s main dining attraction for dinner at Starz Diner. To mark the launch of the new buffet, Eat to the Beat will have an introductory price of THB 550++ per person from Sunday to Friday and THB 700++ per person on Saturdays for a limited period only. Located on 429 Pattaya Beach Road. For more details call 038 428755.

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a host of daily specials including on Mondays fillet steak special, a fillet steak served on a sizzling metal tray with french-fries and vegetables for baht 165. On Tuesday it is the turn of the gammon steak with french-fries and veggies at baht 165. Wednesday it’s deep fried bread-crumbed chicken with french-fries at 165 baht. Thursdays is two kebabs loaded up with beef steak, pork, liver and bacon, chicken, kidneys, pineapple, green pepper, tomato, onion and mushrooms served with fried rice on a chopping board for 165 baht. Friday is fish and chips for baht 165. All the specials are served with a bowl of home made soup to start with and home made ice cream or fresh fruit as dessert. As always Jameson’s serves its all day and night carvery at the weekends, as much as you can eat for 350 baht. Speckled Hen beer on draft is back in stock as well as bottled Newcastle Brown Ale.

Mercure Hotel Pattaya presents P&P all you can eat pasta and pizza at the Cappuccino Terrace every Wednesday night. Soi 15, 2nd Road, South Pattaya. For more details call 038 425 050.

Enjoy delicious English, European, Mexican and Thai food at the Premiership Football Restaurant in Naklua: 200 menu items to choose from in Pattaya’s theatre of sports – with 3 huge projection screens. Located on Naklua Road (opposite Woodlands Resort), 2mins from Dolphin roundabout. Tel. 038 416 670-1, Open 24hrs

The Queen Victoria Inn’s Sundays just get better and better! Not only can you tuck into the Sunday Carvery, 3 courses for 320 baht, but you can also be entertained by The Copy Cats band live from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Come and have a great Sunday at the Queen Victoria Inn Soi 6.

Shenanigans Irish Pub nightly specials: 12 noon – 11 p.m. Monday Spaghetti Night (160 baht); Tuesday Chop Night (150 baht); Wednesday Steak Night (195 baht); Thursday Curry Night 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. (250 baht); Friday Schnitzel Night (195) 12 noon – 11 p.m.; Saturday Carvery (395 baht) 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday Carvery (395 baht) 12 noon – 11 p.m.: The famous Shenanigans Carvery, a choice of 6 different joints, 9 vegetables & potatoes, prawn salad & home made soup, as much as you can eat. Shenanigans the Irish Pub 218/2-4 Moo 10, Royal Garden Resort, Pattaya 2nd Road. Email: [email protected], Phone: (038) 710 641, www.

Tropical Bert has English and American breakfasts all served with thick cut toast and free tea or coffee refills, home made pies and pasties, a full range of pub grub and daily specials, Sunday lunch of home made soup, roast beef, pork or lamb with all the trimmings and dessert at only 250 Bt (if you want more just ask!); and they also serve Thai food and serve it very well indeed. Bert’s cooks are of course Thai and love nothing more than serving you what they do best and doing it to suit your pallet, so don’t worry about it being too hot, we have a chili meter! And parking for 100 cars. Tropical Bert’s: 2nd Road Opp Bangkok Bank, Soi 6 Branch.


Jameson’s Irish Pub now has a new Daily Happy Hour: Draught Heineken and Tiger Beer for 45 baht a half pint and 80 baht for a pint from 12 noon till 4 p.m. daily.

Maggie-May’s free football special, Saturday and Sunday, we have all the football channels, and again this season, we will pay your check-bin if our selected live game finishes as a draw, 2-2, final whistle. Start your session at any time, includes all drinks and our famous super-sized home baked pies! No limits! Soi Chiapoom/X-Zite, 3rd Road. Bring the family!

On Sundays Jameson’s the Irish Pub will be having magic shows starting at 2 p.m. with the PR Magic Show hosted by Dr Magic and Son. There will be three half hour shows during the afternoon with the children having their own room in the bar, their own free children’s buffet attended by staff to look after them and their own magician who will be doing tricks all day long. There will also be cartoons on the television. In the main bar will be Pop’s Pattaya All Stars playing acoustic music in a jam session which welcomes all musicians.

A La Turca Restaurant has recently opened their second branch opposite 7-11 on Walking Street. Buy 1 beer and get 1 free during Happy Hour from 5 - 7 p.m. and try some of their delicious cocktails, buy 2 get 1 free, made by Alfie, their professional bartender, trained in London.

Enjoy live music and entertainment at Ray’s Place jazz bar at the Mercure Hotel Pattaya. Happy Hour every day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pattaya Second Road Soi 15, email [email protected]

The new taste of entertainment at the Tide Resort begins with the ‘Club Sea’, their recently opened lobby bar. A perfect hangout with food, drinks, live jazz, and easy listening music open from 7 p.m. - midnight. For more information please call 038 399200.


Liam’s Gallery Pattaya is proud to present “Urbanization”, an exhibition by Komkit Mekmok, 8th–29th October. Prior to the exhibition opening, a workshop on “Conceptual ability, developing from Realistic to Abstract” will be held at the Gallery on 7th & 8th October from 9am through to 4pm. There are limited spaces available for those wishing to join. The Exhibition itself opens Sunday 8th October at 6pm.

Art Exhibitions in Pattaya: Gallery Opium Showcase at Sheraton Pattaya, 437 Pratamnak Road, Pattaya. Group exhibition of a selection of works from Gallery Opium’s resident & guest artists. Exhibition is on-going with new pictures introduced on a quarterly basis. Gallery Opium Showcase at A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel, 499 North Pattaya Beach Road. Group exhibition of a selection of works from Gallery Opium’s resident & guest artists. Exhibition is on-going with new pictures introduced on a quarterly basis. Contact: Alan Kirkland-Roath, tel. 038 303 040 (Gallery); tel. 050 847 947 (English), or tel. 099 922 266 (Thai), email: [email protected] url: www.


Door 2 Door’s October promotion: receive a 10% Discount on all orders from the Continental Restaurant, 315/158, Thappraya Road also ring now to get your copy of the new Official Thailand Survival Guide & Pattaya Business Telephone Directory delivered to your door for only 250 baht. To receive your free Door 2 Door Menu (2006 Edition) just simply call 038 720 222 & one of their friendly drivers will deliver a free copy to you or visit them on

The Moon River Pub continues their draft beer promotion. For every liter of draft beer ordered, receive one stamp in your “Beer Card”. Collect nine stamps and get one liter of beer free. In front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.

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