The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake

March 28, 2018 by David Herd

Mantra restaurant Pattaya

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake at the Mantra in Pattaya, still without a doubt the best buffet I have ever had the pleasure of devouring. 🙂

Too much sake is never enough.

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake

Not only is the food rather amazing but the cold sake is included in the buffet price of B1,999 or $64 USD. I usually polish off between 10 & 12 shots. 

Magnificent sushi

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeThere are nine different kitchens offering food from around the world but I often seem to get stuck in an orbit around the seafood & sushi stations.

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeA nice preview for when I visit Japan again in May.

Oyster selection

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeMy preference is usually the beautiful Oysters from France.

My first attack

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeNow you may understand why I get stuck at the seafood station. 🙂 

Delicious lamb chops

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeImported from NZ & cooked perfectly.

 The happy group

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeThree Aussies & three Europeans all thoroughly enjoyed the magic Mantra.

Dim Sum Station

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeAnother of my favourite cuisines, featuring the Peking duck rolls.

 What about desert you ask?

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeMany fabulous choices at the desert station

Two Aussies

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeBoth these guys Paul & Richard hail from Sydney & love Pattaya. Paul used to run a couple of photo labs on the Gold Coast, I have used some of his photos hear & the quality & style shines through.

Anyone for strawberries?

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeAnother one of Paul’s shots.

Cheese selection

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeTripAdvisor rate Mantra #26 of 975 Restaurants in Pattaya, I really think it should at least be in the top 10.

My foray into the desert selection

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeThis was my final dish at another magnificent lunch at the Mantra.

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake

Exotic Seafood Including Japanese SakeThanks for visiting my Exotic Seafood Including Japanese Sake photo blog, & thanks to Paul Mooney for some of his excellent photos.

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Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

November 23, 2015 by David Herd

Mantra Sunday lunch

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya has been my favourite restaurant since it opened about 10 years ago. Sunday brunch is amazing allowing you to sample food from seven different kitchens. My number one dish is Alaskan crab and oysters from France.

 Sashimi and Sushi

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

As I said there are seven kitchens to choose from, however I rarely get past the seafood, sashimi and dim sum. 🙂

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya October 2012

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

I’m even stuck on the seafood in this photo blog. 🙂

 Dim Sum station

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

Dim Sum has always been one of my favourite cuisines, the Peking Duck rolls at the mantra are to die for.

Bring on the duck

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

Delicious.

Not everyone is happy with the duck

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

Leave us ducks alone. 

Dim Sum washed down with cold sake.

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

The Mantra is part of the fabulous Amari hotel and the food, service and décor is world class.

Benjamina Sitthi

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

This gorgeous lady is the public relations manager at the Mantra, she always makes sure we all have a wonderful dining experience. We always seem to spend Xmas and birthdays at this great restaurant.

From the Chinese kitchen

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

 Beef fillet steak with Cantonese onion sauce just melts in your mouth.

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Xmas day 2013

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

All the usual suspects celebrate Xmas at the Mantra.

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya Xmas Day 2014

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

Here we are again celebrating Xmas. I’m with Brendan Daley who is GM at the Mantra, and a Sydney boy as well. Brendan has left the Amari & I have not met the new manager.          

 Looking towards the sushi & seafood

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

The décor is simply stunning, is it any wonder so many of my friends think this is the number one restaurant in Pattaya?

Beautiful presentation

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

The food at the Mantra is presented beautiful, we often take over three hours to enjoy the Sunday brunch.   

Wood fired Pizza

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

They even have a pizza oven. The à la carte servings are smaller at Sunday lunch, the idea is to encourage customers to sample many dishes on the menu. As you can see casual dress is acceptable on Sundays compared to dinner 7 nights per week when you are expected to dress a little more formally.


Mantra Restaurant Pattaya July 7 2015

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

Another birthday, another Mantra celebration.

Le cake

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

A cake and a hat, both birthday gifts from the Mantra.

Lets not forget the beautiful welcoming smile from Anusara songkarin

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

Like most Thai ladies she has a nickname we can pronounce, Beer.

January 2011

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

We have had some big groups at Sunday brunch over the years.

Birthday 2011

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel PattayaThere is no better place to celebrate with friends.

pièce de résistance

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

It has to be the wonderful seafood which I usually wash down with cold sake. The brunch (B.1,690) opens at 11 a.m. and operates until 3 p.m every Sunday, so take your time, wander through the stations, enjoy a glass of wine (the free flow wine buffet is B.1,490)

Of course those prices were in 2013, now in 2017 brunch is B1,990 & free flow wine is B1750.

Birthday for Hamish

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

July 21st 2014 and we celebrate Hamish turning 46.

A lovely lady

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

This is Katoon, these days I only see her on Facebook travelling the world. 🙂 

Farewell from David & Benjamina

Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya

Thank you for visiting my Mantra Restaurant Amari Hotel Pattaya photo blog, there is no better Sunday brunch on the planet.

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