Community Happenings – Friday July 27 – August 2, 2012

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REBA-ES and the Agency for Real Estate Affairs will present a seminar on the recently surveyed Pattaya property market on Wednesday 8 August from 12 p.m. at the Eastern Grand Palace Hotel, Soi Khaotalo, Pattaya.  The seminar will provide an analysis of residential properties including single houses, duplexes, townhouses, shophouses, condominiums and land plots.  Keynote speakers include Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Dr. Sophon Pornchokchai, president of the Agency for Real Estate Affairs.  Admission cost is 850 baht per person including handouts and refreshment.  Registration fees can be paid to any REBA-ES member or direct to the Agency for Real Estate Affairs http://www.trebs.ac.th/English/SUMMARY/seminar_pattaya.php.

A joint AustCham/AmCham/BCCT Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will be held on the evening of Friday 17 August at the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa.  Members can register for the event through their relevant chamber websites and non-members can obtain more information by emailing [email protected]

The next Movers & Shakers corporate charity network event will be held on Friday, August 31 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Glaz Bar of the Plaza Athénée Bangkok hotel.  All business professionals are invited to attend.  Admission cost is THB 400 for all ladies and VIP voucher-members and THB 750 for everyone else.  A free flow of beer & wine plus a mouthwatering range of delicious finger-snack food will be included in the cost of admission (available while stocks last).  For more information, go to www.facebook.com/moversshakerscharity.

General Auction held at the World of Sport Restaurant in Naklua every Thursday at 8:30 p.m.  Viewing from 12 noon on the day only.  Antiques, collectables, toys, small items, furniture, household items, Thai souvenirs, etc. Only 10% seller’s commission.  Located on the main Naklua Road, 200m up on the right side from the Dolphin roundabout.  Tel. 087 141 0309 or 038 416 670 for more information.

Clubs and Associations

The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, July 29.  Everyone is warmly welcome.  The speaker will be Sheena Walls, general manager of Mermaids Dive Center. She will talk about scuba diving and courses available in Pattaya as well as an in depth look at the artificial reefs that have been created by shipwrecks nearby.  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.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) organizes regular lunches and coffee mornings on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  There is also a newcomers coffee meeting at Casa Pascal on Second Road on the last Monday of every month.  No reservation necessary and the coffee begins at 11:30.  For more information email [email protected], or go to the website at www.pilc-pattaya.com.

The Scandinavian Expat Club Pattaya meets every second Sunday from Jan 8th 2012 at the Green Tree Restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road Soi 1 from 1 p.m. onwards.  Everyone welcome.

The Pattaya Irish Society meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Moonrakers in Pong.  Call John on 086 112 0988 for details.

Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya welcomes you to their Wednesday meetings in the Rotary room, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel: Time 18.30 for 19.00. Contact Reidar Andersen (Membership) 086 842 8240.

The Rotary Club Pattaya Marina meets every Friday at 7.00 p.m. at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, Wongamat Beach, between Soi 16 and 18 in Naklua.  The evening meetings include a sumptuous international buffet.  For more information contact Club President Yves Echement at [email protected]

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.

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).

The Dutch Expats Club meets the last Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.  Feel free to see our website for the location address: http://nvtpattaya.org. New members are always welcome.

DACH-Club – Meetings of German speaking residents for dining, discussions, films and gemutlichkeit. Pat’s Leckerle, Soi 33 Naklua.  Check website http://www.dach-th.org/location.html.

The RLC (Rayong Ladies Circle), which operates mainly in the Ban Chang and Rayong areas, is a friendly and social group of international women.  They hold a monthly coffee morning, amongst many other activities, on each second Tuesday of every month in the home of one of their members.  Everyone most welcome to join!  For more information, send an email to [email protected] or visit the website at www.rayongladiescircle.com.

Fred J. Estes Post 9876 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America is a social group in Pattaya that helps American Veterans and their dependants with benefit assistance related to the Veterans Administration, Social Security and service related agencies.  There is no charge for our assistance.  Post meetings are every second Tuesday at 1300 hrs. at the Hogsbreath Saloon at 148 78/79 Sukhumvit Rd. on Soi 46-3 (formerly Soi Batman).  There are informal social gatherings every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:30 until 14:00.  For more information contact Eric Larsen, Post Commander, tel. 038-423462, email: [email protected] or visit the website at vfwpost9876.org.

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.

Dining

La Ferme Restaurant on Naklua Road offers a weekly 3-course lunch set menu at THB 350/person available from Monday to Friday.  Every weekend La Ferme also serves fresh mussels imported directly from the Netherlands and prepared by Belgium Chef Kenneth Goessens.

La Ferme Restaurant. La Ferme Restaurant.

La Ferme Restaurant is a combination of French Brasserie & Bistro style restaurant with a relaxed and upscale setting serving a mix of French, Belgian and Asian food.  The all day dining menu is available daily from 11:00 a.m. to midnight.  Ample parking in Woodlands Resort.  For more information or to make a reservation call 038 421 707 or email [email protected]

The Tide Resort invites you to enjoy an international buffet every Saturday night, at Fusion Cuisine, at the best value for money price of only 389 baht/person.  For more information and reservations call 038 399 200 or click on the website at www.thetide-resort.com or facebook.com/thetideresort.  Fusion Cuisine is open daily from 06:00 a.m.-02:00 a.m.

Raspberry Crème brûlée Bar. Raspberry Crème brûlée Bar.

Sheraton Pattaya Resort presents their new dinner promotion on Saturdays: “Aroy Seafood Market Buffet” features international favorites; salads, sushi, sashimi, imported cheeses with homemade fresh baked breads and Asian specialties, plus a stunning selection of tantalizing desserts.  The buffet price is at THB 1,499 per person, special for children aged 4 to 12 years old receive 50% discount and free for children aged under 4 years old, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. every Saturday at Elements restaurant.  Also don’t forget to try the dessert of the month, “Crème brûlée” with four delicious flavors to choose from: Raspberry, Caramel, Passion Fruit and Mascarpone – available at 295 baht (all inclusive) until the end of July.  For more information, call 038 259 888 or go to www.facebook.com/sheratonpattayaresort.

Kort Night at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. Kort Night at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.

The Stylish Beach Club Restaurant of Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, (North Pattaya) presents “KoRT Night” (Knights of the Round Table) every Tuesday night from 6.30 – 10 p.m. for only THB 755 net with ½ bottle of wine or THB 655 net without drinks.  Enjoy a 4-course menu from the French section such as Parma ham and sweet melon, light coconut cream soup with sago pearl, Pina Colada lamb rack Hokkaido seaweed sauce, short sea food paella with the day’s market catch, “Cote de boeuf” for 2 persons, smooth chocolate cake with mint sherbet and more!  Indulge in this delectable meal and enjoy the ambiance with music on Wongamat Beach at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. Reservations essential, please call 038 411 940.

Traditional English draught scrumpy cider now available in two strengths at Tropical Bert’s on 2nd Road next to Soi 6/1.  Weston’s Bounds at 4.8 % and Weston’s Traditional at 6% both on sale at the promotional price of 150 baht per pint or 80 per half.  Why not try the pork and cider night every Wednesday for an even better deal?  Coming soon Brains smooth bitter and Brains stout, and with a Brains quiz night every Thursday you could even get to try them free (if you win of course)!  Tropical Bert’s offers cold beer and a warm atmosphere and is the home of the Royal British Legion Thailand.  For more information, call 089 807 2335.

Edge restaurant, Hilton Pattaya invites you to sample the 7 days 7 themes lunch menu.  Monday lunch features a post weekend BBQ with freshly grilled sausages, pork cuts Korean style, classic minute beef steaks with BBQ condiments like sauces, spices & mustards, and the famous chorizo burritos.  Tuesday lunch has an Italian flavor with pizza and pasta while on Wednesday sandwiches & burgers features classics & some new favorites.  Thursday lunch offers a variety of delicious Asian food including sushi, vegetarian spring rolls, Singaporean chicken, duck rolls and freshly baked naan bread plus many more.  Friday is seafood lunch featuring seafood on ice or from the grill while Saturday’s Signatures & Sweets includes international delights & homemade cakes.  Lunch is served 12noon – 2.30pm, only at THB 380 net per person except Friday Seafood lunch for THB 420 net per person.  Dinner at Edge is served from 6pm – 10.30pm, at only THB 850 net per person except Friday Seafood for THB 980 net per person.  Edge is located on level 14 of the Hilton Pattaya.  For reservations please call 03 825 3077.

Spicy penne salad with pomelo and shrimps at Sunrise Sunset Restaurant. Spicy penne salad with pomelo and shrimps at Sunrise Sunset Restaurant.

The executive chefs at Sunrise Sunset Restaurant will be serving up various delicious new dishes this month.

Experience a touch of pasta fusion with spicy penne salad with pomelo and shrimps, penne pasta and spicy shrimp salad with pomelo, onion and tomato or try the exquisite Salmon Fettuccine Delight, dark green pasta with smoked salmon in white cream sauce.

Then last but not least Hot and Herbs, stir-fried spaghetti with spicy seafood and basil leafs.  Sunrise Sunset Restaurant is located at the Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa and is open 24 hours a day.  For enquiries and bookings, call 038-428-678, ext. 530.

Siam Bayshore Ma Hor. Siam Bayshore Ma Hor.

Take a culinary tour of Thailand with this month’s signature dishes at the Siam Elephant Bar & Restaurant.

Choices include Ma Hor, sliced pineapple topped with pork ginger and fresh herbs or try our classic Phad Thai Goong Sod, stir fried noodles with shrimps, tofu, beans, sprouts and egg in tamarind sauce.

Both superb dishes guarantee seaside dining satisfaction.  Siam Elephant Bar & Restaurant is located at the Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa and is open daily for dinner (17:00-23:00).   For enquiries and bookings, call 038-428-678, ext. 576.

Refreshing Lemon Mojitos at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn, Pattaya. Refreshing Lemon Mojitos at Havana Bar & Terrazzo, Holiday Inn, Pattaya.

Havana Bar at Holiday Inn Pattaya is a one of a kind Cuban style bar with a live band and the Terrazzo as its outdoor alternative.  You can find great promotions here daily such as the “7 days 7 surprises”, Happy Hour from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. “get 2 drinks for the price of 1” (on Wednesdays extended to midnight).  Recommended menu includes the signature pizzas, thin and crispy crust with homemade tomato base with over 20 selections of toppings.  Every day from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. enjoy any pizza at 50% discount.  Havana Bar & Terrazzo is located on Beach Road, North Pattaya in front of Holiday Inn Pattaya.  For more information call 038 725555 or visit www.dining-experience.com/pattaya, or www.facebook.com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.

Furama Jomtien Beach Hotel invites you to welcome in the rainy season with their delicious freshly baked Furama style pizzas.  Try a slice of the authentic Italian style pizza served on thin crust dough and topped with a layer of smoked salmon, mozzarella cheese and capers.  Those who prefer a taste of an ocean don’t miss out on Seafood Pizza that offers fresh toppings from the sea such as prawn, squid, scallops, and New Zealand mussels.

Delicious oven-baked pizzas at Furama Jomtien Beach. Delicious oven-baked pizzas at Furama Jomtien Beach.

Other toppings include Hawaiian Pizza, Mixed Sausage Pizza and Margherita Pizza.  Come to savor all the tasty pizzas served right out of the oven every day from June to August at FRIX restaurant, Furama Jomtien Beach, Pattaya.  For more information call 038 418 999 or email [email protected]

Hilton Pattaya has launched its newest bakery offering, ‘Cake ‘n’ Calories’ at the picturesque Drift on level 16 of the hotel.  ‘Cake ‘n’ Calories’ is available daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the menu includes muesli and cereal creations, fresh fruit juices and smoothies, a variety of desserts, whole cakes, power bars, giant cookies and macaroons.

Guests can access free high speed wireless Internet while admiring stunning views of Pattaya Bay at Drift.  The service is also available to-go.

For more information, visit www.pattaya.hilton.com or contact the hotel directly on 038 825 3000.

Cake ‘n’ Calories at Drift, Hilton Pattaya. Cake ‘n’ Calories at Drift, Hilton Pattaya.

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Le Marin Restaurant at the Cape Racha Hotel in Sriracha invites you to end your day with a high quality set dinner.  The four-course menu includes an all-you-can-eat antipasto and salad bar and a delicious choice of main courses, such as Beef Roulade with potato wedges or Orecchiette with Parma Ham and mushrooms; plus homemade cake or ice cream for dessert.  The set dinner is priced at 350 baht ++ per person, including a glass of wine.  For reservations or more information call 038 314 288 or visit the website at www.capecollection.com.

Baadshah, the new Indian Restaurant in town situated on 3rd Road (opp. where X-Zyte used to be) invites you to sample the most fascinating and superbly flavored dishes of North India.  They serve a wide range of delicacies from many parts of the country which you can savor at the relaxing indoor or cozy outdoor seating.  For reservations or more information call 038-411690 or email at [email protected]

Experience the natural clean, fresh flavours of pristine harbour-fresh seafood at the Cascade Restaurant this month.  Try the Thai-scented sashimi of snow fish ‘checkerboard’ of carpaccio, baby spinach, tomato concassee, Sriracha aioli (THB 450); Fresh salmon tartare & chilled tomato consommé, garnished with cucumber, chives, trout roe, extra-virgin olive oil (THB 290); or lettuce gazpacho with freshwater crayfish with shallot & chive dressing, and ciabatta wafers (THB 290).  The Cascade is located near the Main Lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open daily from 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.  For reservations call (0) 3842 5611-7 ext. 2153.

Linda’s Restaurant can be all things for all people.  Serving a wide selection of Norwegian dishes, there are also abundant European/international dishes, as well as a full line-up of Thai items.  The food is excellent and the portion sizes tending to be on the large side, and the prices reasonable.  The wine list is also inexpensive.  This restaurant is definitely worth visiting.  You will not be disappointed.  Linda’s Restaurant, 315/177-180 Moo 12, opposite the Jomtien Complex, Thappraya Road, Jomtien.  Open seven days from 7 a.m. until late.  Reservations: 038 252 726, 087 813 0115.  Email [email protected]

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 [email protected] or go through the website at: www.mataharirestaurant.com

The Tavern by the Sea Restaurant introduces the following daily promotions: Monday Curry Night features the tastiest curries, naan bread and salad buffet for just 449 baht net per person.  Friday is Thai Food Fair where you can enjoy all the different authentic Thai style foods available around Thailand.  Only THB 550 net per person.  Saturday Churrasco Night offers prime meats and seafood, grilled to perfection on the fire and freshly skewered for you on the churrasco pens at the Tavern.  All complemented by a full buffet of starters, side dishes and desserts.  Only THB 690 net per person.  Every buffet is open from 18.30 – 22.00 hrs.  There is also a daily happy hour from 11 am – 6 pm.  Watch all the premier live sports on one of the many widescreen TV’s or on the big projector screen (Sports hotline 038 418 419).  Amari Orchid Pattaya, Beach Road, North Pattaya, Tel 038 418418, E-mail [email protected]

The Royal Cliff Hotels Group presents a fantastic dining opportunity at the Larn Thong authentic Thai traditions restaurant every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. located at the Grand Hotel.  The hotel’s 5-star international culinary team will prepare a spectacular seafood and BBQ spread featuring selections that will leave you in awe.  This tri-weekly dining delight is a great chance to re-energise and get together with family and friends for amazing food at an unbeatable price!  For more information, please visit www.royalcliff.com.

Eat to the Beat at Starz Diner located at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya between 2nd Road and Beach Road, Central Pattaya.  Named for its eclectic collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and show kitchen, Starz Diner is Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s all-day dining restaurant located on the ground floor serving up authentic Thai-Chinese, Japanese, Californian and Italian cuisine.  Enjoy free flow drinks and a whole spit roast pig on Saturdays for baht 980++ per person and Sunday-Friday at baht 880++ per person.  Show time for live music is from 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.  For more information call 038 428 755-9 or go to http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net.

The Beach Club Restaurant at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G invites you to sample Asian fantasia cuisine to tempt the senses every Monday night.  Subtle spicing and your favorite dishes are presented in an “eat as much as you can” buffet for only Baht 799.  On Wednesdays more sumptuous oriental cuisine awaits you for only 799 baht including 75 cl of wine.  Enjoy selections such as tabouleh, fattoush, Greek salad, hommos, couscous with lamb, chicken, merguez, mix fish and cat fish.  Complete your oriental dining experience with temping desserts such as Moroccan date pudding, cinnamon oranges, M’hanncha, baklawa or sweet cous-cous.  On Thursdays Brazilian flair arrives with favorites such aschurrasco; chicken leg with piripiri sauce, pork sausage, pichanha, top sirloin, alligator, duck breast in soya glaze, prawns and more.  Salads and appetizers include Avarje (fried shrimps ball), kibe (Lebanese Kee-bee), grilled shrimp skewers with honeydew gazpacho.  Come to taste the best of South America for a special price of 799 baht for all you can eat including 75 cl. of wine per person.  For more information or reservation, please call 038 411 9408.

Flare restaurant at Hilton Hotel Pattaya offers a sophisticated, contemporary and truly memorable dining experience in opulent surroundings and with wonderful views.  The Flare restaurant is open from 6.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. every day.  Fridays feature roasted aged Australian rib at THB 999 net (ladies cut) and THB 1,111 net (gents cut).  Saturdays offer a 4 course set menu with such delicious items as Pacific oysters, Atlantic salmon, Japanese sea scallops and Porterhouse steak.  Cost for 6 guests THB 15,000 net (book 2 days in advance).  For more information, please call 038 253 077.

King scallops at The Peak. King scallops at The Peak.

The Peak Chinese Restaurant offers a ‘Pacific Harvest’ this month, featuring the giant king scallop from the coastal waters of America’s Washington State.  Sample dishes include wok-fried king scallops with asparagus & shiitake mushrooms, young garlic and pungent brown sauce (THB 650); pan-fried king scallops with flat noodles, brown sauce, carrot, straw mushrooms (THB 650); and sautéed king scallops with XO sauce, mixed bell pepper, shiitake & enoki mushrooms, carrot, broccoli florets, baby corn (THB 650).  The Peak seats 80 and is located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, 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.

Manhattans Restaurant & Bar: Open Monday to Saturday for dinner with fine dining in a great atmosphere.  Offering Pattaya’s best steaks, seafood and an exciting a la carte menu.  Set 3-course gourmet menu at THB 995- excl. VAT.  Resident pianist in the restaurant every night.  Call 038 259 790 for reservations and more information.

The Paulanergarten beer garden offers all your favourite German and Thai cuisines accompanied by imported beer from Munich.  The menu boasts a wide range of foods for your dining pleasure including mouth watering desserts and a special selection of fine wines.  Soak up the amazing sunset views from the 3rd floor location of the Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya (Beach Road side) as you dine.  Call 081 866 7547, 082 790 1782 or go to www.paulaner-thailand.com.

The Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant at the Montien Hotel, Pattaya is famous for its authentic Shanghainese and Szechuan cuisines prepared to perfection by master Chinese chefs.  Enjoy a dim sum lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  Separate dining rooms are available for private parties.  Also don’t forget to call by the Montien Bakery Shop where you can find a wide selection of breads, cakes, cookies & Thai desserts.  Open daily (Sundays – Thursdays) 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. (Friday – Saturday) 8:00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.  For reservations call The Montien Hotel, Pattaya Tel. 038-428155, 038-361340 ext 1620, 1621 or E-mail; [email protected]

Mediterranean inspired flavours at The Bay. Mediterranean inspired flavours at The Bay.

An Italian restaurant with a contemporary setting, The Bay offers a relaxed dining experience with both indoor and outdoor seating and a scenic view of Pattaya Bay.  With its sumptuous Italian dishes and boasting one of the finest views in town, The Bay has established itself as one of the best restaurants in Pattaya.  Located at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Resort, next to the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya, The Bay also hosts a fabulous BBQ buffet dinner every Saturday evening.  Seating is available for 200 in both interior and terrace settings.  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. 2270.

Casa Pascal fine dining restaurant offers a breakfast & lunch buffet every day from 08.00 – 14.00 hrs at 175 Baht + 7% VAT featuring freshly baked breads & croissants, breakfast items, salads, cold delicacies, smoked fish, BBQ grill on terrace, egg station, 8 hot dishes and soups and desserts and coffee & tea and juices.  Dinner is a la carte from 18.00 hrs till late with culinary delights such as goose liver, imported seafood, the best steaks and much more.  A gourmet 6-course set menu is also available.  For reservations please call (038) 723-660 or 081-983-4182.

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.

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a weekly set menu, served from midday to midnight, 3 courses for 255 baht / 2 courses 230 baht / 1 course 195 baht. Starters include potted ham with thick toast & English mustard or homemade turkey broth or hot prawns in cognac.  The main courses offer spaghetti with your choice of Bolognaise, vegetarian tomato sauce or Carbonara, or pork burger or grilled king mackerel steak (caught by manager Wanchai) served with boiled potato, peas & butter/lemon/chili sauce.  Dessert includes a choice of chocolate brownie cake with cream or strawberry sundae or pineapple crumble with custard.  This menu can be served within 45 minutes if you’re in a hurry.  Tel. (038) 361 874, e-mail: [email protected], Website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com.

Flow is a deli corner located at lobby level of Holiday Inn Pattaya, welcoming you with its freshly baked cakes, breads, sandwiches and pastries daily with aromatic Brazilian coffee beans.  A variety of hot, iced, frappe and fruit smoothies are available to quench your thirst during the day.  Also included are 3 computer stations equipped with high speed internet to accommodate customers’ communication needs.  Special offer daily from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. receive 50% discounts on items such as pastry, bakery, sandwiches, salads and beverages. Call 038 725 555 for more information.

The Brunch Experience

Dynamic, Stylish & Seriously Cool at Fabulous Sunday Brunch @ Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Pattaya; Experience the hottest Brunch concept in Pattaya.  It’s the perfect timing, from 11:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs, for a seriously cool culinary journey, an innovative & stylish approach to Sunday Brunch 1,690+ per person.  With a dazzling array of chic delicacies, this stylish and sophisticated brunch offers a fabulous selection of foods from around the world, oysters, cold cuts, prime roasts, chocolate fountain and more.  Upgrade your brunch to include a wine buffet for an additional 1,150+ per person.  For reservations and more info call 038 429 591 or [email protected] or visit www.mantra-pattaya.com.

Sunday Brunch with the view at Edge restaurant, Hilton Pattaya!  Experience LIVE cooking and buffet stations featuring fresh seafood and salad selections, Parma ham cut, Japanese, Italian and Thai specialties, as well as grill and carving stations plus huge dessert stations including warm crepes, ice cream, sorbet and fresh fruit with chocolate fountain.  At Edge, you could also enjoy fabulous panoramic ocean views of the gulf of Thailand!  Sunday brunch at Edge also includes ‘Kidz corner’ featuring ‘Cooking club’ and much more fun activities for all kids.  Enjoy a range of brunch delights on every Sundays from 12.00 till 3.30 pm for only THB 1,200 net per person while wine buffet at THB 700 net per person.  Edge is located on level 14, Hilton Pattaya, for reservations please call 038 253 077.

Pullman Pattaya Hotel G presents Pattaya’s first and only Beach Club style Sunday Brunch ‘Gossip Beach Brunch’ from noon to 5 p.m. with live music every Sunday.  An extravagant buffet is available offering delicious appetizers & salads, fresh seafood, sushi & sashimi, BBQ selection, cold cuts, carving and more!  Personalize your brunch by selecting one of three buffet prices: Baht 788 net for appetizer and dessert; Baht 1,200 net for appetizer, dessert, a la minute main course including a bottle of Perrier; Add only Baht 600 for a bottle of sparkling wine or mix and match your table to suit your appetite!  Free for children under 12 years old.  For more info or reservation call 038 411 940-8.

Entertainment

The Royal Cliff Hotels Group in association with the Bangkok Grand Opera will bring “A Jubilant Evening of Operatic Treasures” to Pattaya to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 80th birthday.  The event will take place at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel’s Siam Ballroom on Sunday August 12 starting at 7 p.m.  The evening will feature renditions of classic arias from Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Sullivan and many others and will highlight some of classical music’s most treasured creations.  Tickets for this one off event are just 700 baht (300 baht for students) and 500 baht for Royal Cliff in-house guests.  For more information and reservations, call 038 250 421 or email: [email protected]

Spectacular seafood buffet at the Royal Cliff Resort. Spectacular seafood buffet at the Royal Cliff Resort.

The next exciting G Session Beach Party will be held on Saturday 4th August from 7 pm at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. The theme will be an anniversary White Party! (Dress Code: White).  Entrance is free with GIP Free Flow Passes and weekend accommodation packages are available.  For more information or reservations, contact 038-411 940-8 or email [email protected] hotelG.com.

The North Star Library on Sukhumvit Road, north Pattaya holds regular Thai language classes Mon – Fri from 10.30 till 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. till 2.30 p.m.  Cost of admission is 100 baht per session for library members and 200 baht for non-members.  Private lessons are also available for 200 baht per hour.  In addition, the library also holds Yoga training every Tuesday from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Father Ray Foundation.  Cost is 1200 baht for 6 sessions (first session free).  For more information, call 081 575 4854 or email [email protected]

Sala Chalermkrung Khon” a newly formed Thai masked dance group of 80 people from a variety of leading institutes are presenting every Friday and Saturday at Bangkok’s Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre: “Khon” (the acme of Thai dramatic arts) at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are priced at 1,000 and 1,200 baht.  For reservations please contact Sala Chalermkrung, tel: 02 224 4400, website: www. Salachalermkrung.com or Thai Ticket Major, tel: 02 262 3456, website: thaiticketmajor .com.  Sala Chalermkrung is located at corner Tri Phet Road, Charoen Krung Road.

Come and enjoy the live music at the Jazz Pit Pub from 8 p.m. to midnight 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.  The Jazz Pit is located on Soi 5 off Pattaya Beach and 2nd Road. Tel: 038 428 374.

Promotions

From now until the end of July, the Cliff Spa at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Pattaya is offering a 45 minute natural face lift therapy, including facial cleanser, exfoliation, massage and moisturizer, for just 1,500++ THB.  Complement your Cliff Spa visit by combining any therapy with the Natural Face Lift @ only 1,200++ THB.  For more information please contact the Cliff Spa at 038 250 421 ext. 2828 or got to website: www.cliffspathailand.com.

Color your Life package at Amburaya Spa, Sheraton Pattaya Resort includes: aromatic footbath – green tea body wrap with green tea purifying facial – and massage of your choice, plus receive a complimentary seasonal berry and yogurt parfait after the treatment.  Package prices start from THB 4,500 net per person.  For more information or to make a reservation call 038 259 829 or go to www.facebook .com/sheratonpattayaresort.

The Royal Cliff Beach Resort Pattaya invites you to celebrate the coming mother’s day weekend (August 10-12) with a special promotion package to show your mom how special she is.  Check-in with your mom and receive complimentary dessert and fresh fruit vouchers, complimentary fresh flower corsage and a special spa treatment offer – buy one for mom and receive yours half price.  For more information or reservation, call 038 250 421, email: [email protected] or visit: www.royalcliff.com.

Fashion

Newly opened!  For exquisite prêt a porter women’s apparel, jewelry and decorative accessories at unbelievably reasonable prices, visit Chuthathip Exclusive Dressmaker, located in the Pattaya Focus Shopping Arcade on Second Road opposite Pattaya Bowl/Ibis Hotel.