The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be held on Sunday, March 2. Everyone is warmly welcome. The speaker will be retired chiropractor and PCEC Member Dr. Warwick Selvey; he is also a former Australian Olympic athlete who competed in the shot put and discus events. He will talk about Chiropractic procedures, Osteopathy, and Acupuncture. The Club meets every Sunday morning at the Tavern by the Sea restaurant located on the north end of Beach Road (part of the Amari Orchid Resort). The program starts as usual at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9 to 11 a.m.
A joint Chambers of Commerce Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held at the Cape Dara Resort, Pattaya on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6.00 - 8.30 p.m. The cost of admission is THB 400 for members and THB 800 for non-members and will include finger snacks and a free flow of alcoholic beverages while stocks last. For more information or booking, go to www.bccthai.com or contact your local Chamber for details.
The culture of northeastern Thailand will come to life in Pattaya for three nights at the Issan Festival 2014 from March 7-9 on Pattaya Third Road. The event will feature a parade, performances from actor Nadej Kokimiya and country music singer Ying Lee, general Issan music, and sales of northeastern products. The event will also showcase a “phi ta khon” scary-ghost dance competition with winners receiving more than 100,000 baht in prizes. Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to AIDS patients at Phra Bat Numpu Temple in Saraburi.
A Family Bike Day will be held at the Thai Polo Club & Equestrian Center in east Pattaya on Sunday, March 9. There will be a short trail for the younger riders, a 10km mountain bike ride for the older kids and adults and a 30km trail for the more hardcore cyclists. There will also be food, beverages, prizes and other entertainment for all to enjoy. Proceeds from the day will be donated to Women With A Mission and Make a Wish Foundation Thailand. For more information, email: pattayafamilybikeday@gmail .com or go to webpage: www.pattayafamilybikeday.org.
The 2014 Pattaya International Music Festival will take place from March 21-23. Recognized as one of the largest music events of its type in Asia, the three-day free festival will feature both Thai and international artists of every genre with the concerts along Beach Road starting around 6 p.m. and finishing at midnight. Visitors can enjoy beach activities during the day before attending the music festival as the night falls. In addition to the concerts at the 4 main stages, there will also be booths selling music-related accessories and a multitude of food and refreshment stalls. For more information, contact the local TAT office on Tel. 038 427 667 or 038 428 750.
Pattaya Soul Club will be holding its next charity music night on Friday, April 4 at the Lion Pub on Soi 17 (between Pattaya 3rd Road and Thepprasit Road). Entrance of 400 baht will include a free-flow of wine, San Miguel beer and Brunty’s Cider between 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. (or until stocks last). All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Take Care Kids charity. For more information or tickets, go to www.facebook.com/PattayaSoulClub.
Bistro Night at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G served every Tuesday until April 30. A 3-course menu includes marinated herring on warm potato salad, lamb shank “Méchoui”, poached chicken supreme on creamy sauce and mushroom risotto, mixed seafood gratin on Chardonnay Sabayon or “prime beef ribs” served with salad, gratin “Dauphinois” and black pepper sauce for 2 persons. Mouthwatering desserts include caramelized thin pear tart on blue cheese light cream or homemade tiramisu and more. Price: THB 690 net with a special offer on the price of wine. The Beach Club Restaurant opens every day from 6:00 - 22:00 hrs. For more information or reservations, contact 038 411 940-8 or email info@ pullmanpattayahotelG.com.
An ‘Australian Wine Experience’ event will be held at the Garden Lounge of the Amari Orchid Pattaya on Friday 28th February from 18:30 -20:30 (if weather permits or otherwise at the Lobby Bar at Garden Wing). Indulge in a carefully selected variety of fine Australian wines matched with an ensemble of fresh tapas and other delights created by Chef Leonard. Price: 950 baht net per person including a free-flow of Australian wine. For reservations, call 038-418418 or email to fbreservation.pattaya@ amari.com.
Fabulous Sunday Brunch @ Mantra Restaurant and Bar: An innovative & stylish approach to Sunday Brunch for 1,690++ per person featuring a dazzling selection of foods from around the world including oysters, cold cuts, prime roasts, chocolate fountain and more! Upgrade your brunch to include a wine buffet for an additional 1,490++ per person. Brunch time hours are from 11:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs. Mantra Restaurant is located at the north end of Pattaya Beach Road. For reservations and more info, call 038 429 591 or visit www.mantra-pattaya.com.
Halal international buffet dinner @ Harbour - only THB 420 net per person. The buffet dinner includes halal food, an international buffet line and many selections of dessert. The food is certified and cooked by a halal chef with 40 years experience. Both indoor and outdoor dining options are available. Harbour restaurant is located at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road (Soi 3), Open daily 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm. For more information, call 038 259 555 Ext 4236.
Sugar Hut Restaurant is open for lunch with set menu prices from 240 to 350 baht net/set. Menu items include chili fried rice, pork soup with tofu, noodles, fresh spring rolls, salad, fruit, desserts and more. For inquiries and reservations, call 038 364 186, 038 251 686.
Satisfy your pizza cravings at The Bay Italian Restaurant with five flavors available for your mid-afternoon dining amidst the sea views of Pattaya Bay. Pair your favorite pizza with a free flow of beer during the ‘Pizza Galore with Beer’ promotion. Available daily from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Guests can dine for a maximum of two hours. Price is THB 599++ per person. Saturday Night BBQ Buffet offers a fantastic selection of meat and seafood BBQ items as well as international cuisine, served from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Buffet price is THB 1,490++ per person (food only). A free flow of wine, beer, juice and soft drinks is available at THB 599++ per person. The Bay is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya. Opening hours are Monday to Sunday - 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information and reservations, please call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2149-50.
Coco’s Bistro will be serving a delicious St. Patrick’s Day meal on March 17 with the following menu: Leek and potato soup, choice of corned beef and cabbage with carrots and boiled potatoes or Irish lamb stew with toasted French bread and green panna cotta with kiwi: Price: 495 baht (book and prepay by March 15). Coco’s is also currently presenting its burger festival with daily offerings of Black Angus Beef Burger (NZ): THB 275; Black Angus Cheese Burger (NZ): THB 295; or New Zealand Lamb Burger: THB 260. All burgers served with a choice of creamy coleslaw, French fries, potato salad, BBQ or baked beans. Coco’s Bistro is located on Chaiyapruk 1 (50 meters from Sukhumvit towards the beach). Open daily 8am to 10pm (last order 9:30pm). Tel: 038-074-675, www.cocos pattaya.com.
The open kitchen concept at Edge restaurant, Hilton Hotel Pattaya, creates an interactive dining experience combined with natural light and breathtaking views. Monday’s “Post weekend BBQ” features freshly grilled sausages, Korean style pork cuts and chorizo burritos while Tuesday’s “Mediterranean Fare” includes Middle Eastern dips and salads, pizza and pasta. On Wednesday, Edge presents “Burgers, Salads and Gourmet Sandwiches” where guests can create their perfect burger, toss a fresh salad or grab a gourmet sandwich. The tastes of Southeast Asia, India, China and Japan come together for Thursday’s “Extended Asia” followed by Friday’s “Seafood Pattaya” where the crystal waters offer up fresh local prawns, crabs and lobsters served on ice or grilled. Saturday’s “Classics & Confectionaries” presents timeless favorites such as Greek salad, oven-baked whole salmon, green curry and bouillabaisse and margherita pizza. In addition, guests will be able to indulge in traditional Thai desserts with a modern twist. Every Sunday, the chefs pull out all the stops and offer the hotel’s famous “Sunday Brunch” that brings together a wide selection from around the globe. Bookings are absolutely essential for this very popular event. Monday to Thursday @ THB 480 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 540 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1400 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 1100 net. “Seven Days, Seven Themes” is available from Mondays to Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Sundays. An International Buffet Dinner is also available 7 days a week priced at THB 920 net on Monday - Thursday and Saturday & Sunday, and THB 1100 net on Friday. Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya. For bookings, please dial +66 (0)38 253 000.
As well as the excellent European food for which it is very well known in Pattaya (including some very rare Dutch items), Mata Hari restaurant also has a complete range of Thai cuisine, including Thai Isaan on request from Chef Jackie, herself coming from Isaan. Mata Hari restaurant is located at the top of the hill on Thappraya Road, and for reservations (strongly recommended) phone 038 259 799 or email louis@mataharirestaurant .com or go through the website at: www.matahari restaurant.com
Eat to the New Beat at Starz Diner located at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya between 2nd Road and Beach Road, Central Pattaya: A selection of Pan Asian and continental flavors, from the griddle, BBQ char-grill, pan, fryer, steamer, wok, and tandoori oven, as well as some really delicious desserts. Sat: THB 850++, Sun-Fri: THB 750++ food only. Sat: THB 1,080++, Sun-Fri: THB 980++ including free flow drinks. Children under 11 years of age eat for free. Show time for live music is from 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. For more information call 038 428 755-9 or go to http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net.
Throughout the month of March, “Oasis” restaurant at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya presents its “Mussels & Fries” promotion. Oasis is featuring mussels served in various sauces, such as tomato, garlic, parsley and white wine, or mustard, white wine and cream and the classic garlic, white wine and parsley; all served with French fries. Prices start at only THB 350++ (subject to service charge and VAT). “Oasis” Restaurant is located on the lower Main Lobby near the water park of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Open daily from 06.00-23.30 hours. Reservations please call (038) 301 234 ext 4260-61.
The Peak restaurant offers a variety of dim sum items during the ‘All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch’ promotion. Price is just THB 705 net per person. Lovers of Peking Duck, prized for the thin crisp skin, can also enjoy lunch with a whole Peking Duck on the centerpiece at only THB 1,765 net. What’s more, roasted suckling pig is offered at a discounted price of THB 1,882 (whole roast). The Peak Chinese Restaurant is located on the 8th floor of Dusit Thani Pattaya next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For reservations and more information please call 038 425 611 to 7, ext. 2276.
Oasis restaurant is currently featuring “Meat on a Stick” with Turkish kebabs, Jamaican chicken, Tandoori inspired seafood and BBQ pork kebabs. Prices start at only THB 300++ (subject to service charge and VAT). Oasis Restaurant is located at the lower main lobby of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Open daily from 6.00-23.30 hours. Call to reserve at 038 301 234 ext 4260-61.
New and only at Moon River Pub! The After Work Club from 7 p.m. to midnight offers guests a Western or Thai evening menu. Groups of 30 people may choose from the European and Thai all you can eat buffet (booking 1 day in advance). The all you can drink (wine, beer, juice, soft drinks, whiskey, tequila, etc.) counts for both offers. Price per person: 1,200 baht per person Sunday to Thursday or 1,500 baht per person Friday & Saturday. The Moon River Pub is located in front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.
With a full salad and dessert buffet station, diners at Cascade can select their main course on the menu featuring Thai and western dishes such as fried seafood with garlic and hot basil leaf served with steamed jasmine rice; grilled chicken breast with barbecue sauce; breaded fish fillet, French fries and tartar sauce and many more. Price is THB 299++ per person (food only). The Cascade is located near the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open daily from 6 a.m. - 1 a.m. For reservations call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2153.
Pattaya Players next murder-mystery stage production will be ‘A Ghostly Crime’ taking place on March 28 & 29 at The Courtyard on Soi Siam Country Club Road. The evening performances will include an assortment of finger foods for starters, a delicious buffet dinner, and desserts. A special prize will be awarded to the super sleuth in the audience each evening. Tickets cost THB 750 and can be purchased through Pattaya Players (www.pattayaplayers.org) or at The Courtyard by calling 081 250 6400 or 038 734 522.
Ruffino Restaurant & Lounge at Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya presents Thailand’s premier female DJ, DJ Diva, every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 19:00 - 23:00. Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort is located on Soi 5, Pratamnak, South Pattaya. Tel. 038 306 337 for more information.
Come and enjoy live music at the Jazz Pit Pub from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day (except Tuesdays & Wednesdays). Listen to great music by Thomas Reimer, one of the most famous European Jazz guitar players. If you play an instrument, you are welcome to come along and join in the jam sessions every Monday evening. Jazz trio every Friday at 7-11 p.m., with Thomas Reimer (guitar), Andy Goodson (bass), and Peter Couling (drums). The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374.
Groups & Associations
Al-Anon Family Group: Are you bothered by someone else’s drinking? Maybe we can help. Sunday meeting at 2 p.m., Pattaya, Satree Pattaya Center, 519/56 Pattaya 2nd Road, Soi Skaw Beach near the Skaw Beach Hotel, next door to Scandalia Restaurant. Thursday meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th floor of Jomtien Plaza Condotel. For more information, call the Helpline 092 674 4109 or Richard 084 867 4138.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Mick on 087 994 6224, Bob 087 939 2463 or Joe 082 715 2082. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning. All meetings are ‘open’: contact 084 564 8479. The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Warren on 086 158 9688, Andy 080 570 1404 or Henk 086 070 6684, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302. The Scandinavian Group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays 6 p.m. at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, Thappraya Road Soi 7: contact Hans 085 135 7755 or Rune (Rayong) 089 754 9515. 10.30 a.m. meetings every day at Satree Pattana Centre on Soi Skaw Beach off Second Road. Call 084 564 8479.
For the past 28 years the Samaritans of Thailand have been providing confidential crisis intervention services over the telephone. The English-speaking unit, Samaritans English Help Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support to the expatriate community. English-speaking staff, trained in crisis intervention will provide active, non-judgmental and empathetic listening services on the phone. All calls will be handled on an anonymous basis and are free of charge. Please call (02) 713-6791 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week).
Overeaters Anonymous meetings in Pattaya/Jomtien - The ‘Up to You’ group meets Wednesdays at 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the housing area just behind Pan Pan Restaurant in Jomtien on Thappraya Road. Call Steve at 038-364-207(h) or 089-250-1359 (cell) for directions or more information.
Narcotics Anonymous - Hotline: 082 811 2686. There are 3 English speaking meetings in Pattaya near Central Festival and 2 more in Jomtien each week. Also regular Thai speaking meetings at 12 Midday every Sunday and Persian Farsi speaking meetings at 5.30 pm on Thursdays. Please call the Hotline for details.