Eating out in Bangkok is an amazing experience. Whether you eat for cheap from a Bangkok street stall or you choose a Thai banquet on a boat, there are always memorable dining experiences just around the corner. And one of the best ways to enjoy Bangkok’s culinary scene is to dine at one of its fine dining restaurants.
Bangkok has more than its fair share of luxury restaurants. Choose from sky-high dining with 180 degree panoramic views of the great metropolis, or intimate, cozy dining spaces serving traditional Thai food. There are plenty of upscale hotel restaurants to choose from, and some wonderfully decadent bars that serve excellent food.
If you can’t decide where to go, why not take your pick from some of our favorite smart restaurants in the capital? There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for traditional Thai or fusion Western favorites.
Paste is a great restaurant for trying out classic versions of traditional Thai favorites. It’s all about a creative take on traditional Thai and you’ll love the attention to detail as well as the freshness of the ingredients. The restaurant is run by chefs Jason Bailey and Bee Satongun.
2) Deck by the River Restaurant
Located within the Arun Residence, this is a fabulous restaurant right next to the famous Chao Phraya River that runs through Bangkok. It has amazing views because you’re right across from the iconic Bangkok temple, Wat Arun. This is a long-running, always popular restaurant serving a selection of fusion food with influences from both Thailand and the west.
Did you ever believe that German fine dining could be such a hit in Bangkok? The team behind this innovative new restaurant has struck gold with an unlikely combination. The food is always wonderful in texture, taste, and presentation. It is all based on German classic cuisine but there are added influences from all over the world.
4) Issaya Siamese Club
This Bangkok restaurant has been a classic since its opening in 2011. There is an impressive outdoor dining area as well as an indoor dining room. This Bangkok restaurant is set within a wonderfully unique Thai house and you can immerse yourself in beauty and history as you enjoy the food.
5) Gaggan Progressive Indian
Gaggan is a relatively new addition to the Bangkok dining scene and it cannot be missed. This is a restaurant serving innovative and extremely creative food. There are many surprises on the menu and a vast array of courses that show you the detail in Indian food from a really creative perspective.
Vertigo at the Banyan Tree is one of the favorite fine dining restaurants in Bangkok. One of Vertigo’s top features is its view. It’s a sky bar and the best time to arrive is just as the sun begins to set. There is a set menu or you can choose from the a la carte selection. It is an amazing experience to sit here as the sun goes down, enjoying some fine food and some great cocktails.
7) Le Du
This is a hidden treat in Bangkok serving a selection of wonderfully flavored delicacies. Based on a combination of Asian classic tastes combined with cooking techniques from Europe, Le Du is a fusion restaurant that delivers on its promises of excellent dishes.
This beautiful restaurant serves a range of wonderful dishes with great attention to detail. It is always popular and there are such a lot of delights on the menu it is hard to know which one to choose. Nahm is a gastronomic experience, and something not to be missed in Bangkok.
9) Pizza Massilia Ruam Rudee
If you are looking for a gourmet pizza restaurant you need to visit Pizza Massilia Ruam Rudee. You can’t get more authentic than the pizza at this restaurant. Plus, there are many different pasta dishes and appetizers to choose from if you do not want to go down the full pizza route.
10) Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin
Sra Bua has been consistently raising its game and has been focusing on a new menu that brings the very best of Thai food to the table. There is also a whole lot more on offer, and a variety of lunch specials. If you want to sample some stunning food, you can’t go wrong with this Bangkok eatery.
11) Le Normandie
If there ever was a classic restaurant in Bangkok, it is Le Normandie. It was opened in the 1950s and it has since then delivered the finest quality food delivered in a fine style. Benefiting from excellent renovations over the years, the environment has been transformed into a modern dining experience.
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