Food & Drink


Festive Season Is Very Merry Indeed at the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

From high tea to champagne toasts, this grande dame knows how to celebrate in style.

Dec 18, 2020

AT THIS MOST UNUSUAL OF YEARS DRAWS TO A CLOSE, most of us are in need of a little extra cheer. In order to ensure that the holidays are truly merry and bright, the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is inviting everyone to raise a glass to the spirit of the season. Located in the heart of the Thai capital, this elegant grande dame is justly renowned for its superb drinking and dining options, which is why it’s the perfect place to celebrate.

Until January 3, 2021, guests can enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea Set at Peacock Alley either at 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. daily. The assortment of sweets and savories include traditional scones with clotted cream and jam, gingerbread macarons, caramel hazelnut candle mouse, a lemon and yuzu snowman, a Santa Claus raspberry and vanilla choux, a mont blanc chestnut tartlet, and other decadent delights from executive pastry chef Andrea Noli. Tea sets are priced at Bt2,200++ for two including coffee or premium Mariage Frères tea, although guests are welcome to upgrade with a glass of chilled bubbly.

At The Loft, guests can order special festive craft cocktails courtesy of bar manager Michele Montauti from Bt400++ per glass. Each of these expertly balanced libations draw on the original 1935 Waldorf Astoria Bar Book for inspiration. The result is the perfect marriage of classic mixology with contemporary tastes, all accompanied by gourmet bar bites.

On Christmas Eve, guests can celebrate with a feast at Bull & Bear while enjoying a bird’s eye view of Bangkok’s skyline. This festive five-course dinner, which is priced at Bt7,500++ per person, includes luxe dishes like Alaskan king crab with avocado, cherry tomatoes, coriander, and trout roe, as well as roasted turbot served with champagne leeks, oyster and Petrossian caviar. For a main course, the Japanese Wagyu striploin with a black truffle gratin, asparagus, poached morels and Madeira jus is sure to impress.

Meanwhile, at The Brasserie, guests can celebrate Christmas Eve with a sumptuous buffet banquet including ultra-fresh seafood, yuletide desserts, and imported cheeses and charcuterie. This extravagant spread is priced at Bt3,500++ per person, although for Bt4,500++ guests can also enjoy free-flow wines.

New Year’s Eve is a truly special occasion, which is why the hotel is going all-out with options to make your midnight toast especially memorable. The Loft and The Champagne Bar will feature a live DJ and a live band, respectively, as well as incredible drinks courtesy of Michele Montauti and his team. A minimum spend of Bt5,000 is required at the former, while the latter requires a Bt7,500++ minimum spend. Bull & Bear will offer an incredible five-course menu, which is priced at Bt9,000++ per person, with highlights including charcoal-grilled Brittany lobster and seared Hokkaido scallops with black truffle. The Brasserie will feature a lively buffet, with specialties including grilled tiger prawns and Wagyu tenderloin. Finally, The Front Room will serve an upscale menu of sophisticated Thai dishes conceived of by sous chef Sarocha “Bua” Rajatanawin, which is priced at BT3,000++ per person.

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