You may not associate Bangkok with romance – not like, say, Paris, or Rome, but come February 14th the city lights up with love. Plenty of romantic restaurants in Bangkok offer special Valentine’s Day menus that will impress your other half and create Valentine’s night to remember. Looking for romance in Thailand’s capital city? Try these restaurants for their romantic ambience, stylish surroundings, and great food.
1. Vertigo at Banyan Tree
For dinner with a view, visit Vertigo – a famous rooftop bar that sets the perfect romantic tone for the night. You can gaze into each other’s eye or gaze at the sparkling buildings below you and the stars above. The food is always great here but on Valentine’s Day it’s particularly special with a five-course feast laid on with champagne and cocktails.
2. Sala Rim Nam at Mandarin Oriental
Located on the riverside, the setting is not the only special thing about this Bangkok classic restaurant. While the location is stunning, the service is also divine, and the food is expertly prepared, imaginative, and – most importantly – tasty. The menu is classic and contemporary Thai food and is an ideal restaurant for those looking to get a taste of excellent local cuisine.
3. Le Beaulieu
You can’t go wrong with classic French fare for Valentine’s Day. Le Beaulieu is a cozy, sophisticated dining room with excellent French cuisine and some great wines to get the conversation flowing – ideal for a first date. This is not the cheapest restaurant, so make sure your partner is worth it!
4. Park Society
For a dazzling Valentine’s Day – or any other special occasion – pay a visit to Park Society. The rooftop restaurant at the Sofitel So Bangkok hotel serves French food and also a selection of dishes from the Asia Pacific region including seafood and special steak. The desserts are also special, as is the view over Lumpini Park.
5. Al Majlis Tearoom
If you want something a little different, try Al Majlis Tearoom. The décor in this romantic restaurant/ bar is straight out of Arabian Nights with its soft cushions and Moroccan-style decorations. The gardens are a romantic place for a drink or meal. If you just want to come for drinks, this is a great place to hang out.
Nahm is a prestigious classic in Bangkok and the location for a truly memorable romantic meal. This knockout restaurant serves classic food and an extensive selection of wines. If you want to impress with good food then this is the place to take your date.
A beautiful concept restaurant that scores high on the romance chart. L’Appart is modeled on a classic French apartment and has an open kitchen, an outdoor terrace and even a library. Predictably, the French cuisine is classic and delicious. Plus, you get great views over Bangkok. Fine wines, champagne, and excellent desserts round out the pretty picture.
8. Issaya Siamese Club
This amazing Bangkok restaurant ticks all the boxes – fantastic food, romantic surroundings, and lots of character. The food is a standout point, with organic ingredients, classic Thai dishes and fresh seafood jostling for space on the menu. The restaurant is even housed in an old Thai mansion with a garden and lawns for that special nighttime meal with your loved one.
9. Le Normandie
A classic, and classy, a French restaurant in Bangkok is located on the top floor of the Oriental Hotel. Menu highlights are prepared by visiting French chefs and you can dine with fine views over the river. This is another restaurant that may break the bank but it could be worth it – you will certainly enjoy Valentine’s meal to remember at this Bangkok institution.
For Italian food and a romantic, intimate atmosphere, JoJo is the place to go. This is an elegant, stylish place that serves some of the best Italian dishes in the city. The dining room is perfect for a romantic meal, or the candlelit patio is a great choice for an intimate dinner for two. Desserts are to die for, too.
11. Rang Mahal
Looking for something spicy this Valentine’s Day? Rang Mahal is Bangkok’s premier Indian restaurant situated in the Rembrandt Hotel. With views over the river and décor that is straight out of India, this is a special place to eat. The food is rich and plentiful and the atmosphere is rightly special.