Impressive newcomer serving modern Italian cuisine a la carte and a tasting menu. Located on the first floor of a chic purpose-built venue, with parking below.
726 Soi Suan Phlu, Bangkok.
www.belugabangkok.com Tel. 097 229 4353
Rendezvous au Lys
Tucked away in a small ‘moo baan’ in Nang Linchi, Rendezvous au Lys is set in a delightful garden surrounded by trees. Most of the seating is outdoors, but there is handsome bar within. The cuisine is French. Outstanding wine list.
148/11 Nang Linchi 6 Alley, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120 Tel.02 077 5453
Hugely successful French-Mediterranean restaurant occupying a wooden house in a quiet side street, with a reputation for serving outstanding seafood dishes that are updated daily according to the season. Run by chef/owner Martine Pailloux from France. Expect to see another branch soon.
44 Narathiwas, Soi 15, 10120 Yannawa, Bangkok Tel. 6692 568 0444
A Bangkok institution that’s been cleverly updated into a retro modern eatery serving authentic Thai/Chinese street food, including its famous Hainanese chicken rice. Recognized by Michelin as one of the best of its kind.
Montien Hotel, 54 Surawong Road, Bangrak 10500
Tel. 02 233 7060
One of Bangkok’s great success stories, El Mercado is a bistro-deli famed for its cold cuts, cheese board and Mediterranean daily changing dishes.
490 Soi Phai Singto, Ratchadapisek Road, Bangkok. Tel. 099-078-3444
Run by suave owner-chef Cedric, Cagette is a relaxed French restaurant with a certain degree of Italian influence in its menu, set over three floors offering a great selection of Parisian starters, reasonably priced mains, oysters, pastas and fresh seafood from France. Its many large windows and balcony look out onto lots of mature trees.
15 Yen Akat Road, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120 Tel. 02 249 1684 firstname.lastname@example.org
Swish Italian restaurant with floor-to-ceiling back bar complete with library-style rolling ladder and an all-female bar team. Well known Chef Danilo Aiassa creates some great dishes to go with the cocktails and specialty drinks. Located in the Kimpton Maa-Lai Hotel.
78 Soi Ton Son, Lumphini, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 056 9999
Serving a diverse range of menus from Northern and Northeastern (E-san) Thailand.
100 Maha Set Rd, Si Phraya, Bangkok 10500
Tel. 02 235 0023
Now in its 57th year (though in various location) Fireplace Grill can certainly claim to be Bangkok’s oldest non-Thai restaurant, serving imported steaks, lamb and a wide seafood choice, as well as a comprehensive wine list. A class act.
InterContinental Bangkok, 973 Phloen Chit Rd, Bangkok 10330 Tel. 02 656 0444
Bangkok’s pet-friendly café and bar specializes in bespoke crafted brews, specialty coffees and an all-day menu, plus cocktails after dark cocktails and music. Take your dog or cat in the hotel’s beautiful gardens.
Kimpton Maa-Lai Hotel Bangkok, 78 Soi Ton Son, Lumphini, Bangkok 10330 Tel. 02 056 9999
Big favorite with Bangkok expats, Indigo is a charming and relatively inexpensive French-style restaurant with indoor seating and pleasant outdoor area.
6 Convent Rd, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Tel. 02 235 3268
Michelin-starred Owner Henk Savelberg is the chef that other Bangkok chefs admire, which says a lot about his French-influenced cooking. Recently relocated from Wireless Road to a quiet lane off Soi Yen Akat, the new architecture-designed Savelberg is a spectacular all-white affair.
36/1 Yen Akart 2, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok. Tel. 02 252 8001
With such a good name behind it, you can’t wrong with Benihana if you’re new (or even a regular) to Japanese cuisine. Known for its steaks and the showmanship of its teppanyaki chefs. Benihana Steakhouse is located in the Avani Atrium Bangkok Hotel.
Avani Atrium: 1880 Phetchaburi Rd, Bangkok 10310 Tel. 080 062 1035
Tucked away in a small side street between Sukhumvit 27 and 31, Enoteca is noted for its authentic Italian cuisine, cosy atmosphere and great wines that live up to the literal meaning of its name – Wine Library.
Sukhumvit 27, Bangkok 10110 Tel. 02 258 4386