A SWEEPING view of the Gulf of Thailand sets the scene for some good ol’ fashioned feasting at Hilton Pattaya’s all-day-dining restaurant, Edge.
Located on the hotel’s 14th floor, the restaurant, well-known for its hearty selection of international cuisines, makes the most of this view thanks to a dramatic floor-to-ceiling window which sweeps across the front of the restaurant. Carefully considered seating in front of this gives almost every diner the chance to admire the visual splendour beyond the glass, and, even better, there’s even an outdoor terrace where the views are complimented by the cooling caress of the ocean breeze and the sound of the surf below.
If you’re visiting Edge at lunch you’re in for a treat because each day the restaurant takes on a different cuisine theme, starting on Mondays with the Post Weekend Barbecue (B420) – featuring freshly grilled sausages, Korean style pork cuts, and chorizo burritos – and finishing on Sundays with the superb Sunday Brunch (B1,200), a family friendly banquet which does its best to burst the buckle off your belt with its extensive international offerings and tempting desserts, including homemade ice cream, an irresistible chocolate fountain, and even authentic Austrian apfelstrüdel!
In between this there’s Mediterranean Fare on Tuesdays; Burgers, Salads & XXL Sandwiches (B420) on Wednesdays; Asian Favourites on Thursdays (B420); Pattaya Seafood on Fridays (B480); and, on Saturdays, Classics & Confectioneries (B480), which includes all kinds of sweet treats from Thailand and abroad.
As for dinner, every Mon-Thurs, and again on Sat-Sun, the International Dinner Buffet is just B850. On Fridays, the Seafood and Wine Buffet is great value at B980 and B800 per guest.
If you are a fan of Asian cuisine you should definitely try the restaurant’s Khao Soi, a traditional dish from the north of Thailand which features soft and tender chicken drizzled with a sweet and spicy curry.
Alternatively head to the Indian corner of the buffet, where you’ll find a delicious Tikka Massala – just perfect when scooped on a roti or poppadum and enjoyed alongside yoghurt raita and sweet chutney.
Diners with more international tastes, meanwhile, will find all kinds of palate pleasing options on offer, including pizzas, pastas, cheeses, imported grilled meats, and much more. Ultimately, for casual dining in stylish surroundings, it doesn’t get much better than this.
333/101, Moo 9 Nong Prue, Banglamung, Pattaya. Open daily for lunch 12pm-2.30pm; dinner 6pm-10pm. Sunday Brunch 12pm-3.30pm.