The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, Dec. 1. Everyone is warmly welcome. Club Member Tony Heron will moderate an open discussion of current topics. 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.
One of Thailand’s greatest Divas, Jennifer Kim, renowned vocalists and celebrity coach and judge from the TV show “The Voice Thailand”, accompanied by saxophonist Koh Mr. Saxman will highlight the 12th annual Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya Charity Concert starting at 6.30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. The night begins with cocktails at the hotel’s Soul Lounge, followed by a sumptuous buffet dinner at the Hall of Fame. Drinks are free-flow and unlimited. The evening will also include a charity auction and raffle with many wonderful prizes. Tickets are priced at THB 2,990 per person or THB 3,490 per person for a premium table. For information and reservations, Tel. 038 428755-9 or visit website: http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net.
This year’s Pattaya International Fireworks Festival will take place on the evenings of Nov 29 & 30. The festival will feature spectacular shows by teams from Japan, the Philippines, Switzerland and Taiwan. There will also be booths selling locally made products, a carnival-style parade, shows, concerts, magic and juggling acts and 3D painting photography along Beach Road. Beach Road will be closed to traffic from 4.00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Pattaya Soul Club will be holding a 2nd Anniversary Special Event on Saturday, November 30 at the White Horse Pub on Soi Khao Talo from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Come along and enjoy the very best of Northern Motown & Soul. Admission price is 400 baht and includes a free flow of wine, San Miguel beer and Brunty’s Cider. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Hand to Hand Foundation. For more information, go to: www.facebook.com/PattayaSoulClub.
The Thailand World Music Championships will be held in Pattaya from 11-14 December. The contest will be staged at both the Indoor Athletic Stadium in Soi Chaiyapruek 2 and along Pattaya Beach Road and will feature marching show bands, street parades, drum and brass battles and music from individuals and ensembles. For a full schedule of the events, go to www.twmc.or.th/schedule/index.
A joint Chambers of Commerce Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening will take place on Friday, Dec. 13 from 6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. at the Amari Orchid Pattaya Resort on Beach Road, North Pattaya. Admission cost is THB 400 per person for chamber members and THB 850 for non-members and will include a free-flow of beer & wine (available while stocks last). For more information and booking, go to www.bccthai.com, www.austchamthailand.com, www.amchamthailand.com or email [email protected]
Chef Alberto Bruni invites you to enjoy bird and game autumnal culinary treats at “Acqua” Italian restaurant.
Acqua grilled venison fillet.
Grilled marinated quail is served with an original Mesclun salad. Lush venison fillet is accompanied by a rich red currant sauce and he has created a delicious rabbit ragout which is served with sage fettuccine for a true taste of Italy. Prices start from THB 360++ (subject to 10% service charge and 7% VAT). Acqua Italian restaurant is located in the Main Lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 18.30-22.30 hrs. Call for reservations at 038 301 234 ext. 4266.
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.
Great Brazilian food at Zico’s.
Zico’s Pattaya restaurant of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort is Pattaya’s only Brazilian Churrascaria restaurant. Enjoy succulent meat and fresh seafood; as much as you can eat on long skewers which gracefully pass through the tables. Special on every Wednesday and Thursday enjoy free flow beef unlimited 2 hours with 15 skewers at only Baht 999+ per person (subject to 7% VAT). And don’t miss the great selection at the salad bar. Brazilian Samba Queens perform at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. with an amazing dance routine and hot music (except on Mondays). For more information or table reservations, contact 038 043 516 or email: [email protected]
Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant is famous for its authentic Shanghainese and Szechuan cuisines prepared to perfection by master Chinese chefs. Enjoy a dim sum lunch daily from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and dinner from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. daily. Also make sure to call in at the Montien Bakery Shop for freshly made cakes, pastries and breads plus a range of Thai desserts. Open daily from 9.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. (Every day). For more information, call the Montien Hotel, Pattaya, tel. 038 428 155, 038 361 340 ext 1620, 1621, or email [email protected]
The Bay Italian restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience in a contemporary setting with both indoor and outdoor seating and a scenic view of Pattaya Bay. 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. 2270.
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 420 net; Friday and Saturday @ THB 480 net, Sunday Brunch @ THB 1200 net; Wine Buffet @ THB 800 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. Edge restaurant is located on the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya. For bookings, please dial +66 (0)38 253 000.
Oyster delights at Mantra.
Oysters – the Pearls of the Sea – are currently featuring strongly at Mantra Restaurant & Bar. Executive Chef Leonard Faust and the Mantra culinary team have selected the best from the oyster world: Flat Belon and Pousse en Claire, Hokkaido Rock, Calm Cove Pacific, Hammersley, Coffin Bay and Eagle Rock are all on the exciting menu. Enjoy the oysters simply served fresh on the half shell with your favorite condiments or try the Bloody Mary oyster shooters, the Samurai oysters poached in sake or treat yourself with the Canadian lobster & oyster omelet. Mantra’s superb wine selection also offers you a vast choice of great names from France, Italy, Australia and Chile by glass or by bottle. For more information or booking, send an email to [email protected] or call 038-429591.
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] mataharirestaurant.com or go through the website at: www.mataharirestaurant.com
Tacos on Tuesday at Tavern by the Sea.
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 THB 449 net per person. Taco Tuesday offers as much as you can eat, beef, chicken and pork tacos plus chili con carne, Mexican beans, vegetables and salad bar for just THB 399 net. Wednesday is Ribs & Wings evening: finger licking good ribs and 6 different kinds of wings – all you can eat for THB 399 net per person (and with 1 glass of Heineken beer THB 449 net per person). Friday & Saturday Churrasco Nights offer 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]
Enjoy a great vantage point for the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival at Hilton Pattaya.
Hilton Pattaya is preparing to present some fabulous food and beverage offers to coincide with the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2013, which will take place from November 29-30 at Pattaya Beach. Edge restaurant on level 14 will be serving up a seafood buffet with spicy Thai selection from 6 p.m. until 10.30 p.m. The buffet dinner is priced at THB 1,800 net per person including a glass of welcome sparkling wine. An extensive wine buffet is also offered at an additional cost of THB 1,150. Seats at Drift allow for uninterrupted views over Pattaya Bay and include free flow wine, beer, pouring spirits and soft drinks for THB 1,450 net per person (available from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.). VIP packages are also available. Horizon Lounge on level 34 will offer a set menu for guests who arrive before 8 p.m., available at THB 2,500 or 3,000 net per person including a Horizon welcome drink. All non-dining guests have access after 8 p.m. at THB 1,850 net per person including free flow of wine, beer, pouring spirits and soft drinks. Bookings are essential. For more information or reservations please dial 038 253 000 or email [email protected]
Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya is now fully open and offering the following: Wednesdays – Thai Night with live Thai contemporary modern art dance in Oceana 18:00-22:30, THB 800++. Sunday Champagne Brunch (12:00-15:30) every first Sunday of the month, THB 1,100 ++ Excl. beverages, THB 1,800 ++ incl. white wine, red wine, sparkling wine, soft drinks and THB 2,500 ++ incl. white wine, red wine, ½ bottle of Champagne, soft drinks. Every day – afternoon high tea in Espresso from 15:00-17:00, THB 350++ for a single set including tea and coffee. Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya is located on Phratamnak Soi 5. For more information and booking 038 306 337, e-mail: [email protected]
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort invites you to watch Pattaya’s biggest firework festival of the year from the Mirage Roof-garden on Friday, 29th and Saturday 30th November. The 19th floor lounge will be opened only for this special occasion and a snack platter with 2 drinks will be served from 19.00hrs onwards at only THB 599++ per person. Call to reserve at 038 301 234 ext 4314.
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.
The Peak restaurant offers a variety of dim sum items during the All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch. 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 BBQ pork kebab.
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.
Poo Bu Maa Thod Kratiam at Flare.
Intimate surroundings and a magnificent wine wall provide a distinctive backdrop for sophisticated dining at Flare restaurant. Experience an exquisite new menu of the authentic taste of Thai cuisine, as it captures the freshness of its surrounds and fuses it with a global twist. Sample “Hoy Nang Rom” made with fresh Fine de Claire oysters from the southern regions of France or perhaps a “Som Tum”, imaginatively prepared tableside. Finish your evening with “Cafe Bo’Lan” or maybe “Bai Tuey” – a very international crème brûlée. Also available are an exciting range of wines from Thailand’s emerging vineyards. Available for a limited time only in Flare, level 15 of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily. For bookings, please dial 038 253 000 or email: [email protected]
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.
Breaded fish fillet with French fries at Cascade.
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.
Chill out to the DJ’s beats as you sip on signature cocktails at the Horizon lounge and take in stunning views of Pattaya Bay. Located on the 34th floor rooftop of the Hilton Hotel Pattaya, Horizon lets you party with friends and sample the delicious cuisine in one of the three flexible private dining rooms. Bar opens from 5:00pm until 1:00am – restaurant from 6:00pm until 11:30pm. Guests can indulge in style with a twist or simply relax in the most chilling Infinity Bar and enjoy the gentle sea breeze and romance sunset in a comfortable and relaxed entertainment venue. The new ‘Sunset Session’ promotion offers guests an array of signature cocktails and “best sellers”, including Yello, Sea Breeze, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Bloody Mary, Singapore Sling and beers on a one-for-one basis. The promotion is available daily from 5 pm to 7 pm at Horizon. For more information or reservations please call +66 (0)38 253 000 or email: [email protected]
‘Lambada Pizza’ at Havana Bar & Terrazzo.
Available at Havana Bar & Terrazzo is a new delicious signature pizza: “Lambada Pizza”. Savor a taste of lamb, grilled red capsicum, sautéed onion, cherry tomato, roasted garlic, Kalamata black olive, topped with feta cheese and mint leaf served on thin and crispy pizza base. Enjoy the signature taste of Italian pizzas while listening to the live music performances. Served every day at only THB 395 net (receive 50% discount from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily). Havana Bar & Terrazzo is located at the Holiday Inn Pattaya, on Beach Road, north Pattaya. For more information or reservation please call 038 725 555.
Premium Prosecco at dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya.
dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya has introduced its premium branded sparkling wine “Baraquda Prosecco” to complement the upcoming festive season. Designed for celebratory sipping or leisurely refreshment as the perfect start or finish to any dining experience, this top-of-the-range premium Italian Prosecco is priced at only THB 1,500++ per bottle and is only available at the dusitD2 baraquda pattaya. For more information or purchase inquiries, call 038 769 999 or [email protected]
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya is currently offering a special health check-up promotion from now until the end of December (pre-paid packages can be used up to 28th February 2014). More than 68 health care packages are included in the promotion with discounts of up to 50% off normal prices. For more information, go to www.bangkokpattayahospital.com.
Sugar Hut Resort & Restaurant, located only 5 mins from central Pattaya, is offering a special room package at only 7,999 Baht for 3 days 2 nights (2-persons). The package includes accommodation in a one bedroom suite villa with ABF and original Thai set menu for 2 persons (lunch or dinner). Relax at the large swimming pool with unique outdoor sauna and stream facilities or go jogging around the tropical garden. For more information and reservations, call 038 264 186 or 038 251 686, Email: [email protected] visit website: www.sugar-hut.com.
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.
Pattaya Players amateur dramatic society will be staging its fourth-annual Christmas Pantomime production of “All at Sea” on November 29th, 30th and December 1st, 3rd and 6th at various venues around Pattaya. The production will feature free admittance to the show as a “thank you” for all the support and dedication audience members have shown during the last five years of the Pattaya Players’ existence. Tickets are therefore not necessary but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so you are encouraged to arrive early. The full venue line-up and performance details can be found at www.pattayaplayers .org or email [email protected] gmail.com.
Mantra Restaurant & Bar has teamed up with Howard Posener, one of the finest close-up magicians in the world, who will perform intimate magic at your table while you enjoy mouth-watering Mantra Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. Howard will be performing his magic every Wednesday from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. through to the end of December. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is situated at the Amari Orchid Resort at the north end of Pattaya Beach Road. Open 18:00 to 1:00. For more information or booking, send an email to [email protected] or call 038-429591.
Latino Groove dance nights take place every month at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn on Beach Road, North Pattaya. Admission is free of charge and all are welcome. For more information, call 038 725 555 or go to www.facebook .com/HavanaBar.Pattaya.
dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya invites you to come and relax, sip a cocktail or two and enjoy the dulcet tones of classic live jazz performed by the famous saxophonist Aht Gunlayanakupt, a.k.a. the Kenny G. of Thailand. Performances of “a new jazz in town” are held every Friday and Saturday evening at the the rooftop sunset lounge from 8 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 038 769 999 or send an email to [email protected]
Happy hours have turned on at the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. The Beach Bar offers the longest Happy Hour in town, from 5 pm – 7 pm, with 50% off the drinks menu prices. Enjoy a stunning sunset with your favorite drink in hand. Surprises are in store every Friday so don’t miss out! For more information or reservations, contact 038 411 940-8 or email info @pullmanpattayahotelG.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]
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.
Organizations & Associations
Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family Group: Is an alcoholic or addict adversely affecting your life? Maybe we can help. Meetings are held Sunday, 12:30 p.m. at the Highlander Restaurant, Soi 9 (Soi Skaw Beach, Pattaya 2d Road), and at 10:30 a.m. at Jomtien Plaza Condotel, 4th Floor. For more information, call John on 089 933 7227 or Katie 087 131 6072.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.