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Seafood Buffet at the Hilton Pattaya


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Yesterday I had the seafood buffet at Edge on the 15th floor of the Hilton Pattaya hotel. It's the Friday buffet at Edge (different one each day of the week) and is billed as a Seafood BBQ Buffet, but I didn't think the BBQ angle was that strong. There was a variety of seafood available, but only three items - river prawns, squid and shrimp skewers and sea bass in banana leaf - were BBQ'd "on demand."

A very classy walkway into Edge.
 
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It also shares an impressive entrance display with Flare, the Hilton's Thai restaurant that's open in the evening.

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Edge has beautiful dining areas indoors and on the terrace.

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There was too much wind to eat out on the terrace, but it offers some great views to go along with a meal.

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The buffet was divided into separate stations- raw ingredients and prepared salads; sushi; breads; non-seafood hot dishes; seafood and seafood BBQ; desserts and fresh fruit.

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The sea bass in banana leaves waiting to be grilled.

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Tasty meatloaf and roast turkey carved on demand.

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My companion and I got there at 1.20 p.m., which was a mistake. The buffet had been heavily plundered by then and the dishes weren't being refilled. They had had almost run out of river prawns; I think my companion and I got the last two. The buffet runs between noon and 2 p.m., with the dessert and fruit tables remaining active 30 minutes longer. It pays to get there as close to noon as possible.

But despite our bad luck with the river, there was still plenty to eat, although some of the serving dishes were pretty empty. There were too many dishes to list, but the pics give some idea of the variety. There were also many Asian-style noodle and rice dishes that I didn't photograph. We missed out on the sea bass in lemon sauce and the salmon because we arrived late.

My favorites were the roast turkey and the focaccia. I could have made a meal alone of the focaccia with the basil dipping sauce. I took small sample portions to be able to taste as many different dishes as possible and went back for second helpings of the ones I especially liked.

My first plate, with seafood spaghetti and pumpkin and potato lasagna.

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The lasagna was great!

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My second sample plate with turkey, the squid and shrimp skewer and the sea bass:

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Sushi:

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The dessert selection was enormous. The best for me was the bread and butter pudding:

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The one chocolate pastry was enough for a chocolate overdose for a week

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My dining companion really went for the desserts. She thought she'd never tasted anything better.

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The cost of the buffet was 540 baht per person, including 7% VAT and 10% service charge. That's not cheap, but considering the quality of the food, it's good value for money. Where the Hilton gets you is the price of the drinks: 160 baht for a large orange juice; 120 B for a can of Coke; 60 B for a bottle of water. In total, the meal for two cost 1,540 B.

 It's well worth a visit, but get there early.

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Another great review.

Thanks.

 

Lb

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Top of the line reporting as usual, thanks for that, the pics made the food look even more appetizing.

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Thanks for that, great report answered a lot of questions, I was thinking of going the day we arrive but on second thoughts I think I'll wait a week get there around midday and enjoy the offer.

 

Great pictures as always

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Oh forgot anyone have any details of the dinner buffet mentioned above, price etc

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Looks good food and good value but who the fuck gets up at lunchtime!

My Pattaya budget is perfectly adequate as long as I don't spend any of it

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Looks good food and good value but who the fuck gets up at lunchtime!

 

Probably 95% of the people visiting Pattaya.

 

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would also recommend the rooftop lounge...great views,nice breeze,comfortable...2 for 1 cocktails 5pm-7pm

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