If you want to eat well in Bangkok you have an amazing amount of choice. Bangkok has hundreds of excellent bars, restaurants and cafes serving a varied mix of food choices in a mix of styles and ambiences. You are truly spoiled for choice when dining in Bangkok. But if you are looking for something really special, why not give these standout restaurants a try?
Each Bangkok restaurant offers something amazing to diners, whether that is beautiful food, wonderful atmosphere, outstanding service – or all three. You can’t miss these Bangkok restaurants for a special meal.
1) Nahm at The Metropolitan Hotel
Nahm is a high quality restaurant headed by a Michelin star chef, serving traditional Thai cuisine with an intense attention to detail. The flavors are superb and the atmosphere in this lovely restaurant is fantastic. Nahm is a great place to go when you want to try delicious traditional Thai food prepared with modern flair.
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2) L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
This classic French restaurant opened in 2015 and has already made a huge name for itself on the Bangkok dining scene. Chef Joël Robuchon is rightly famous for the quality of his dishes and for his meticulously high standards. He is not always in the kitchen here but you can always be assured of a standout meal.
3) Mezzaluna at Lebua Hotel
Mezzaluna is certainly not a cheap restaurant but you will be amazed at what it offers. Situated at the top of the Lebua Hotel, Mezzaluna serves high quality, inventive modern cuisine in its signature four- or seven-course set menus. Chef Ryuki Kawasaki is a true visionary in the kitchen and this food is something to remember for a long time. Mezzaluna is an excellent restaurant for a special occasion.
4) Le Du Restaurant
Le Du is a Thai restaurant serving modern twists on Thai classics. The menu is always surprising, and also includes dishes inspired by other food cultures. Located in Silom, Le Du (which means “season” in Thai) is a lovely place for great food in a welcoming atmosphere.
5) Issaya Siamese Club
This restaurant is located inside an historic house within luscious green gardens, and the scene is certainly set for a memorable meal. Issaya Siamese Club is a remarkable restaurant for its ambience as well as its high quality Thai food. The service is good, and the restaurant attracts a varied clientele.
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6) Sra Bua at Siam Kempinski Hotel
Sra Bua also serves Thai food but this is more cutting-edge, with traditional Thai dishes made over into inventive modern classics. The restaurant is comfortable and stylish with high ceilings and lots of Thai antiques.
7) Eat Me
The Eat Me restaurant in Silom is an inviting place serving good international food, some great drinks, and some unmissable desserts. The restaurant also contains a gallery with rotating art exhibitions, and has been on the dining scene for some years now which attests to its popularity.
8) Elements at Okura Prestige Hotel
elements is a wonderful international restaurant serving great food in a welcoming atmosphere – there is no pretension here. The restaurant has an open kitchen design and a lovely terrace, as well as great views over the city. Come here for a fun, delicious experience.
9) Le Normandie at Mandarin Oriental Hotel
This is a French restaurant institution in Bangkok and has been wowing diners for over 40 years with its haute cuisine. The setting is sophisticated, the wines are expensive, and the food is divine – this is the restaurant you need to come to when you want to impress, and be impressed.
10) Bo Lan
Bo Lan is a Thai restaurant but it is not your regular Thai place. This restaurant is something special, serving inventive food and classic Thai dishes to impress. The menu is sure to impress with its focus on quality and flavor.
11) Gaggan Bangkok
Gaggan is the place to go for inventive and surprising Indian food courtesy of Indian chef Gaggan Anand. This is not your regular curry house – expect molecular Indian cuisine which makes the most of intense flavors and fresh ingredients.
12) Enoteca Italiana
This is one of the best Italian restaurants in Bangkok and serves a delectable menu of Italian favorites. it is a popular place and you need to book in advance to secure a table.
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