8 of the Best Upscale Restaurants in Bangkok

Thailand is a land of fine flavors and wonderful food and nowhere is this more evident than in Bangkok. The capital of Thailand boasts some truly outstanding restaurants where you can live the dining experience of your dreams. From fine French food to outstanding Thai cuisine, you can find a restaurant for any taste in Bangkok. Where do you want to eat next?

There is such variety of cuisine and restaurants in Bangkok. This really is a city where you can come and eat in a new place every night of the week without getting bored. And if you are a fan of fine dining in luxurious settings, with a focus on high-quality food and ambiance, you are in for a treat. Bangkok is the place to come for some seriously indulgent meals.

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Bangkok has long had a reputation for high quality restaurants and an increasing number of chefs now have Michelin stars, and their reputations are extending beyond the borders of Thailand. We take a look at where to go for fine dining in Bangkok when you want to sample some excellent food, in wonderful surroundings.

1) Savelberg

The menu at this stylish and refined – without being pretentious – restaurant is based on strong French character. The décor is minimalist yet friendly, and overall this is a great place to relax while sampling some delicious food.  It is also a good choice when you want to sample some tasty local produce, as the chef likes to focus on locally available fare when creating his dishes.

2) L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Chef Joël Robuchon has a selection of restaurants around the world and the restaurant L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is one of the best. It opened in 2015 and since then has remained popular with visitors and residents of the city alike. This restaurant serves French food with an emphasis on fresh and high quality ingredients. The restaurant also prides itself on exceptional service and you are sure of a fine night when you choose this Bangkok restaurant to dine at. Plus, the wine list is great and one of the best for a Bangkok restaurant.

3) Vogue Lounge

This place was originally just a bar, but it has recently revamped its offerings and now has a wide menu of outstanding food as well as its standout drinks. The chef creates a list of interesting favorites that are all beautifully presented. The atmosphere is laid back and stylish, with leather chairs and polished tabletops, low lighting, and bronze decorations. The cocktail list is long and definitely worth lingering over. This is one of the most stylish fine-dining restaurants and bars in the city.

4) Nahm

Nahm makes use of traditional Thai cooking methods with a twist to make this restaurant one of the most highly regarded in Bangkok, as well as the whole of Asia. If you want to sample fine Thai food made with wonderful ingredients, this is the place to come.

5) Issaya Siamese Club

This timeless Thai restaurant may be hidden on a small road but it is worth seeking out for its setting and its food. The old house is in the middle of a luscious garden and there is an old verandah and wooden staircase that set a romantic scene. This has been a favorite in the city for many years. It is a particularly good place for a romantic meal celebrating a special occasion.

6) J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain

J’aime is a concept restaurant run by talented chef Jean-Michel Lorain. The atmosphere is particularly attractive, and the setting upscale and refined. The cooking is classic cuisine from France, with old favorites combining with new modern takes on classic dishes.

7) Le Normandie Bangkok

This fine-dining restaurant has been an institution in Bangkok for over 40 years. And it shows no sign of losing popularity or dimming its own unique style. The restaurant is located in Bangkok’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel and has been providing high quality food for expats, visitors, and residents alike for all this time. The food is based on French cuisine but there are many surprises within the diverse menu. The views over the water from the hotel are also impressive.

8) Vertigo at Banyan Tree

This is a famous Bangkok bar/restaurant located 61 floors above the ground and with an outstanding view across the city. The setting is unique, and the food and drinks are also memorable, with the bar area serving stylish cocktails and the dining area a feast of delicate flavors.

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