Chef-partner Francesco Deiana is reckoned to make some of the pastas in town. Luckily, Bangkok has two branches of this simple but popular restaurant.
Thonglor Branch: 161/6 Thonglor 9 Road, North Klongtan, Wattana, Bangkok Tel. +66 (0) 2 392 8688, +66 (0) 86 300 1111
Silom Branch: 10/15 Convent Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Tel. +66 (0) 2 236 5558, +66 (0) 61 773 6526
Set in a rambling old-style house, with large garden and lawn, this lovely restaurant is a wonderful escape from the big city. Sit inside, on the balcony or under the big banyan trees and enjoy traditional Thai cooking as well as freshly baked bread, exotic desserts, fresh fruits and the foods mother used to make.
Sukhumvit 63 (Ekkamai) 10, Lane 2, Phra Khanong Nuea, Bangkok 10110 Tel. 097 990 5990
Yen Akart Bistro
Newly opened Thai-European casual dining venue.
26/1 Yen Akat 1, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120 Tel. 02 671 9214
Beloved by expats, No Idea is a thoroughly unpretentious gastropub for drinks, lunch and dinner, with lots of daily blackboard specials. Owned by Head Chef Khun Duangdern and overseen by the ever-friendly former pilot David from New Zealand.
3-4 Sukhumvit 22, Bangkok 10110 Tel : +66 (02)-663-6686
Opened 20 years ago and still run by partners Thomas and Rene, Chesa Swiss Restaurant is a Bangkok institution, with a loyal crowd of expats and Thais. Set in a renovated teak house, with private room and ample parking, the venue has reportedly extended its lease for at least another three years.
Sukhumvit Soi 20, Bangkok 10110 Tel 02 261 6650
Thailand-based Australian chef David Thompson’s latest venture is located on the 5th floor of in Central Group’s first building on Charoenkrung Road. Dating back to the 1950s, it’s been beautifully revamped and serves David’s trademark dishes taken from old cookbooks.
1266 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Tel. 02 116 8662
Simple neon-lit eatery run by former employees of David Thompson at Nahm, specializing in rarely seen Thai dishes, with special emphasis on hot plates and curries.
Nakhon Kasem Soi 5 Alley, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100 Tel.098 882 3251
Recently opened in the house formerly occupied by Sensi, this Italian restaurant focuses on cuisine from Emilia-Romagna, a region noted for its culinary heritage and foodstuffs. Lots of Italian favorites served in homey ambiance.
Soi 17 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, Lane 5, Sathon, Bangkok 10120 Tel. 093 138 8373