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#1 Michaelaway

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Posted 2008-12-15 01:17:12

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So, the question is:
Where do YOU say is Pattaya's BEST BUFFET... and why?
We ate breakfast at Lek Hotel in Pattaya the other day. This is one big spread! And a lot of it was pretty good, even. But the day was truly saved by the young lady behind the buffet table, the one with the extra-blank stare. When I asked her to please take a bunch of the slimy, nearly uncooked bacon back into the kitchen for crisping she shrunk a bit I think. So, I lent her one of my pictures of the King (she seemed to know what she wanted to do with it) and, amazingly, in about 2 minutes- PRESTO! Perfect bacon, delivered with a semi-smile. Not bad! My mate was in awe...

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Posted 2008-12-15 01:41:51

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So, the question is:
Where do YOU say is Pattaya's BEST BUFFET... and why?
We ate breakfast at Lek Hotel in Pattaya the other day. This is one big spread! And a lot of it was pretty good, even. But the day was truly saved by the young lady behind the buffet table, the one with the extra-blank stare. When I asked her to please take a bunch of the slimy, nearly uncooked bacon back into the kitchen for crisping she shrunk a bit I think. So, I lent her one of my pictures of the King (she seemed to know what she wanted to do with it) and, amazingly, in about 2 minutes- PRESTO! Perfect bacon, delivered with a semi-smile. Not bad! My mate was in awe...

-Michael

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Thats not very nice. :o

#3 expatgaz

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Posted 2008-12-15 06:05:09

The LEK hotel breakfast is dreadfull.Absolute slop.I wouldn't eat there if free.
As for good buffets its hard.Some of the better Hotels have very fine buffets but at a price.
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#4 LennyW

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Posted 2008-12-15 08:00:41

Breakfast - Marriot
Evening meal - Hard Rock
Both fkn expensive, but both fantastic!!!!!

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Posted 2008-12-15 08:26:44

OK, should this have been "Best value-for-money" buffet?

Personally I ptrfer to have three or four light snacks than one stuff-all-you-can-into-your-gob buffet, so quality comes before quantity.

And for that you have to give the major hotels the winners medal. Royal Cliff, Dusit, Hard Rock, Marriott can't be beat.

#6 MeetJohnDoe

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Posted 2008-12-15 09:01:23

Casa Pascal does great Sunday Brunch...about B 800 with glass of champagne;
Beefeaters for weekend Tex-Mex buffet for B 200 is great value;
Whitehouse on soi VC does good dinner buffet for around B 200 everynite;
Swiss Paradise on Farside does very nice Swiss/Euro/Thai buffet on Saturday nites at B 300 or so if I recall;

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Posted 2008-12-15 09:03:14

The LEK hotel breakfast is dreadfull.Absolute slop.I wouldn't eat there if free.
As for good buffets its hard.Some of the better Hotels have very fine buffets but at a price.
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I totally agree!

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Posted 2008-12-15 10:35:29

For Sat and Sun brunch starts at noon and ends at 4PM you can't beat Beafeaters Tex Mex with all the cheese you want for 200 baht. For Breakfast, not fancy, but good food the Apex hotel for 110 Baht. Sure the major hotels like the duset and amari has excellent five star buffets at five star prices.
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#9 Michaelaway

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Posted 2008-12-15 10:55:31

For Sat and Sun brunch starts at noon and ends at 4PM you can't beat Beafeaters Tex Mex with all the cheese you want for 200 baht. For Breakfast, not fancy, but good food the Apex hotel for 110 Baht. Sure the major hotels like the duset and amari has excellent five star buffets at five star prices.
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Barry, you get it! What I'm talkin' about is YOUR opinion... It's a forum, right? So, if you're livin' here and, like most of us, are trying to live well and economize simultaneously... well, what you had to say, for me, was just right. No problem for me, if anybody wants to live high on the hog; I'll make it Pascal's Sunday brunch one of these days, but I'm sure I'll try Apex & Beafeaters' buffets soon! Cheers to all for their opinions!!
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Posted 2008-12-15 13:29:13

Anybody who lives here and wants to eat a GOOD breakfast at a good price should have the big breakfast at the caddy shack.Its 130 baht and superb.I have no interest in the bar at all.Only one point if the owner reads this,you should put proper toast on with the breakfast,the good continental bread toasted, like you use for the sandwiches.Other than that superb.

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Posted 2008-12-15 13:47:10

I have to say that i am not a great fan of the buffet as I can't really stuff enough down to make it worthwhile.

I have never had the Lek Hotel breakfast buffet but I have had the dinner buffet for 180 baht.

The food is very average but if you like to stuff yourself it is okay value i suppose.

But for 180 baht i can get a much beeter meal in many places in Pattaya.

I am sure the five star hotels are good but i dont want to pay the prices they are asking.

I have been on expenses in Australia for most of the year, Sydney, Melbourne , Brisbane and Perth and can eat at any restaurant i want but you know what i am absolutely fed up with restaurant and hotel food.

You can't beat home cooking if you can cook well.

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Posted 2008-12-15 15:41:23

The Apex is just OK for a buffet brekkie, provided you don't take the food out of the bain maree. If you do you'll get luke warm (and hard) fried eggs and soggy bacon. Ask the girl or guy in attendance at the bain maree for fresh eggs and bacon and you'll have it cooked to perfection for you.

What I like about the Apex is you can get corn flakes to place on top of fruit salad, you can cook your own toast, you get unlimited cups of coffee/tea/juice and the atmosphere is quite nice.

As for the Apex buffet dinner, forget it. Try the Diana Hotel buffet. Here you'll have a cook on hand to personally cook the meat of the day for you.

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Posted 2008-12-16 10:38:51

the saturday night "international buffet" at the montien? about 600 baht and has a great selection. It has baked ham which I always look for

http://www.montien.c...fb_specials.asp

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Posted 2008-12-16 19:08:00

having sampled all the above diners and more having lived in pattaya for the last 6years,i still have no doubt the bst value for breakfast in THAILAND is the elephant bar opposite asia pattaya hotel.i dont know how he does it but his eat as much as you like breakfast with unlimited drinks (sorry lads no alcohol) for 99bht is a trip worth taking.only been on a wensday and thursday but gather by the crowds must be on all week.now chris has his son tony as floor manager a warm friendly start to your day ,i can guarantee. :o

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Posted 2008-12-16 21:51:34

having sampled all the above diners and more having lived in pattaya for the last 6years,i still have no doubt the bst value for breakfast in THAILAND is the elephant bar opposite asia pattaya hotel.i dont know how he does it but his eat as much as you like breakfast with unlimited drinks (sorry lads no alcohol) for 99bht is a trip worth taking.only been on a wensday and thursday but gather by the crowds must be on all week.now chris has his son tony as floor manager a warm friendly start to your day ,i can guarantee. :o



Can you give us some more detailed directions, I don't know the Asia Pattaya Hotel.

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Posted 2008-12-17 01:11:58

Hi all,
the best way to eat cheap is not the buffets.
I have been to all the buffets, Diana Inn, Apex, Lek. And are all OK.
After 9 years, I found a place to eat and you can fill your belly up with beer and grub for peanuts.
There is a barbecue place on pattaya tai going to towards sukumvit road. its out doors and its where thais go for cheap food.
The other option is to goto any bar where its somebodys birthday. Free food whilst ever your buying drinks.
If you are after western foods then Apex buffet is the best and most variety.
I dont eat western food in Thailand, I find it hard to eat a sirloin steak in the heat. I seem to eat Thai food easier.
Why pay 700 baht for a steak thats melting your brains and not your mouth.
I can eat for a full week for this money on thai food.
Best English breakfast is un arguably the sportsman on soi 6. Crazy daves on soi bukhaow is nice as well.
You dont only get an english belly buster, you get a benidorm pub in pattaya.. Only fools and horses at 8 in the morning with a bottle of Sabai Wine cooler.
All this and 250 mg of ranitidine heart burn tablets are enough to stop you giving the toilet a puking.
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Posted 2008-12-17 01:23:21

Hi all,
the best way to eat cheap is not the buffets.
I have been to all the buffets, Diana Inn, Apex, Lek. And are all OK.
After 9 years, I found a place to eat and you can fill your belly up with beer and grub for peanuts.
There is a barbecue place on pattaya tai going to towards sukumvit road. its out doors and its where thais go for cheap food.
The other option is to goto any bar where its somebodys birthday. Free food whilst ever your buying drinks.
If you are after western foods then Apex buffet is the best and most variety.
I dont eat western food in Thailand, I find it hard to eat a sirloin steak in the heat. I seem to eat Thai food easier.
Why pay 700 baht for a steak thats melting your brains and not your mouth.
I can eat for a full week for this money on thai food.
Best English breakfast is un arguably the sportsman on soi 6. Crazy daves on soi bukhaow is nice as well.
You dont only get an english belly buster, you get a benidorm pub in pattaya.. Only fools and horses at 8 in the morning with a bottle of Sabai Wine cooler.
All this and 250 mg of ranitidine heart burn tablets are enough to stop you giving the toilet a puking.
Rio


I really hope you are trolling :o

#18 bob4you

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Posted 2008-12-17 03:28:10

Breakfast - Marriot
Evening meal - Hard Rock
Both fkn expensive, but both fantastic!!!!!

Hard Rock buffet now only on weekends.

#19 expatgaz

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Posted 2008-12-17 06:27:03

Not tried the elephant bar but will now.
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Posted 2008-12-17 08:09:14

Beefeaters has raised their price to 250 baht, still a good deal to make your own tacos. Have BBQ ribs and chicken, too. Montien Friday seafood buffet pretty good for about 700 (they make up for it with high drink prices, not included), also Casa Pascal Sunday Brunch is very good. Sunday carvery at Shenanigans a good deal for 450. The Lek and Apex suck.

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Posted 2008-12-17 08:20:40

Beefeaters has raised their price to 250 baht, still a good deal to make your own tacos. Have BBQ ribs and chicken, too. Montien Friday seafood buffet pretty good for about 700 (they make up for it with high drink prices, not included), also Casa Pascal Sunday Brunch is very good. Sunday carvery at Shenanigans a good deal for 450. The Lek and Apex suck.

  Casa PAscal is too expensive. Sheninigan's is OK the first time but its overpriced for the quality.

Flanigan's(sp?) , the other Irish bar, does the dinner better.

I really believe there is a niche to be filled in the "reasonably priced and delicious" bracket of


about 300 to 400 baht.. for dinner and 100 to 200 for breakfast buffets..

#22 expatgaz

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Posted 2008-12-17 08:54:55

There was a bar in the Jomtien Complex called Asia Moon,now closeed,that did without a doubt the BEST buffet breakfast for a very good price of 160 baht.Iam sure anyone on here who sampled the breakfast their would definately agree.The place closing was a sad loss.Children ate free also.

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Posted 2008-12-17 10:44:31

I loved Asia Moon - it really was the best breakfast and dinner buffet. Many times for breakfast before going home from a BIG night out.
Jamesons carvery Saturday and Sunday for Baht 375 as much as you can eat is also great value.
The other buffet I like is Mantra - when someone else is paying :o

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Posted 2008-12-17 11:24:12

Beefeaters has raised their price to 250 baht, still a good deal to make your own tacos. Have BBQ ribs and chicken, too. Montien Friday seafood buffet pretty good for about 700 (they make up for it with high drink prices, not included), also Casa Pascal Sunday Brunch is very good. Sunday carvery at Shenanigans a good deal for 450. The Lek and Apex suck.

I have gone off shennanigans,went last sunday, 495 for the roast, horrid yorkshire pud, and at 120 baht for a glass of milk they obviously arent after repeat customers,. :o ..

#25 davyboy

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Posted 2008-12-17 14:18:37

The Apex is just OK for a buffet brekkie, provided you don't take the food out of the bain maree. If you do you'll get luke warm (and hard) fried eggs and soggy bacon. Ask the girl or guy in attendance at the bain maree for fresh eggs and bacon and you'll have it cooked to perfection for you.

What I like about the Apex is you can get corn flakes to place on top of fruit salad, you can cook your own toast, you get unlimited cups of coffee/tea/juice and the atmosphere is quite nice.

As for the Apex buffet dinner, forget it. Try the Diana Hotel buffet. Here you'll have a cook on hand to personally cook the meat of the day for you.


Yes MM, Fair value for money, and as you say plenty of juice/coffee!!

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