A traditional Spanish restaurant set in a beautifully converted two-level house on Sukhumvit Soi 53. Surrounded by leafy gardens with al fresco seating, Arroz evokes a homey ambiance with a rustic, wood-heavy décor,
>> 112 Sukhumvit 53,
Tel 096 407 6154
A newcomer to Bangkok dining scene, Albricias serves authentic Spanish food by Chef Joan, a veteran of three Michelin star restaurants. The word Albricias means ‘good news’ or relates to the present given to someone when bringing good news.
>> Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok, 291 Soi Naradhiwas Rajanagarinda 24, Bangkok 10120
Tel. 02 672 0200 Ext 44
Da Noi Ristorante Italiano & Bar
A cosy venue with live music nights, Da Noi serves regional cuisines under the supervision of Chef Antonio Maurizio Boffa, aka Jimmy, from Ravenna, Romagna.
>> 269 Sukhumvit 31,
Tel. 062 462 5662
One of Bangkok’s most consistently popular and highly rated restaurants since opening back in 1998, Eat Me’s exciting menu is put together by Head Chef Tim Butler from New York. Set over three floors, this venue has a bar and a bamboo-shrouded veranda.
>> 1/6 Soi Phipat 2, Convent Road, Bangkok 10500
Tel. 02 238 0931
Firmly established as one of Bangkok’s most sophisticated Italian eateries, Biscotti serves home-style Italian pizzas, pastas and seafood from an open kitchen. A casual but always lively trattoria-style venue set in a five-star hotel.
>> Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel,155 Rajadamri Road,Bangkok10330
Tel. 02 431 9494
Housed in a gorgeous and rare century-old French colonial-style house, Blue Elephant Bangkok Cooking School and Restaurant serves recently rediscovered Thai dishes as well modern-day popular Thai dishes and the food of tomorrow.
>> 233 Sth Sathorn Rd,
Tel. 02 673 9353
Bangkok’s only Michelin-listed Greek restaurant, Aesop’s is all about modern Greek food in a lively, party atmosphere with dancing and, it is said, occasional plate smashing!
>> 120 Soi Saladaeng, 1/1 Silom, Bangkok 10500
Tel. 062 567 7751
Giglio Trattoria Fiorentina
This Tuscan-focused restaurant is headed by the former chefs of Bottega di Luca and Appia, with savoury dishes like the recommended home-made pici pasta with fresh black truffle slices and fresh cream, and the dry-aged sharing steak. The rooftop dining area should be booked in advance.
>> 149, Sathorn Soi 12, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Tel. 088 923 0961
Tucked deep into the network of lanes behind Soi Yen Akart, Clara is worth finding for its stunning design and Chef Christian’s delicious Italian modern cuisine.
>> 69 Soi Prasartsuk, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120
Tel. 095 879 6257
A new generation eatery beautifully put together both within and outside, this refined, contemporary restaurant serves breakfast, brunch and dinner with wine and cocktails.
>> 99 Sukhumvit 49, Bangkok 10110
Tel. 095 859 4496
Located in Icon Siam on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya river, Blue takes diners on a culinary journey of contemporary French cuisine – created by the highly respected Chef Alain Ducasse.
>> Icon Siam, Bangkok 10600
Tel. 065 731 2346
Char Restaurant and Rooftop Bar
Offering three distinct venues, each with its own individual touch of casual sophistication and elegance,
Char is a great place to enjoy masterfully crafted cocktails and drinks with stunning cityscape views.
>> Hotel Indigo, 81 Wireless Rd, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 207 4999
Charcoal Tandoor Grill
Led by popular local entrepreneur Rohit Sachdev and his Soho Hospitality team, Charcoal serves delicious kebabs suffused with all the authentic aromas and secrets of traditional tandoori cooking, delivered in a sleek, modern, and vibrant environment.
>> 33/8 Sukhumvit 11, Fraser Suites Hotel, Bangkok 10110
Tel. 089 307 1111
The fact that it’s been around since 1966 says so much about the consistent quality of this legendary Bangkok steakhouse. Its delicious grilled meats and seafood selections are simply timeless.
>> InterContinental Hotel, 973 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 656 0444
Serving tasty north Indian cuisine since 2005, Indus is widely recognized as one of Bangkok’s most successful Indian restaurants. Lots of cosy corners inside plus beautiful garden outside.
>> 71 Soi Sukhumvit 26, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Tel. 086 339 8582
Open for nearly three decades, Lin-Fa serves classic Chinese cuisine against a beautiful backdrop of museum-quality Middle Kingdom antiques and art.
A must-try is the restaurant’s signature Peking Duck.
The Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok
>> 477 Sri Ayuthaya Road, Phaya Thai Rd, Bangkok 10400
Tel. 02 247 0123
J’Aime by Jean-Michel Lorain
A three-generation family business awarded Michelin stars back in France, this Bangkok restaurant is run by father and son team of Michel and Jean-Michel. Expect lots of wonderful cooking and high standards here.
>> U Sathorn Bangkok 105/1 Ngam Duphli, Thung Maha Mek, Bangkok 10120
Tel. 02 119 4899
Serving classic and ‘progressive’ Italian cuisine together with fine European wines, La Scala enjoys a beautiful poolside setting in a very elegant hotel.
>> The Sukothai Hotel, South Sathon Rd, Bangkok 10120
Tel. 02 344 8888
Dining out in Bangkok doesn’t get any higher than in the city’s tallest building. Breathtaking views guaranteed.
King Power Mahanakhon
>> 114, 1 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Tel. 02 677 8721
Cocotte Farm Roast & Winery
Popular with Bangkok’s trendy young set and local expats, Cocotte is a contemporary wood charcoal grill and rotisserie restaurant serving steaks and wines, cheeses, cold cuts and cocktails in a buzzy, hip setting. Indoor and outdoor seating.
>> 39 Sukhumvit 39, Bangkok 10110
La Bottega Di Luca
Located in one of Bangkok’s most popular expat enclaves, this long-established Italian restaurant serves traditional Italian food and wine in a comfortable, relaxed setting.
>> The Terrace, 2nd floor, Sukhumvit 49,
Tel. 02 204 1731
An international franchise from India, Punjab Grill offers authentic tastes of classic Punjabi dishes in a modern contemporary atmosphere with a ‘British Indian.’
>> Radisson Suites Hotel, Sukhumvit 13,
Tel. 02645 4952
This popular basement restaurant oozes character – and a very decent menu featuring the best of Italian cooking. You might get lucky and also enjoy some live Italian opera.
>> Hotel Muse, Lang Suan Road,
Tel. 02 630 4000
Founded in 2009 by Alex Morabito, Opus is a definitely a work of culinary art, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Culture for the authenticity of its cuisine - contemporary Italian served in relaxing, softly lit surroundings. The wine list is long.
>> 64 Pan Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Tel. 02 637 9899
La Cosa Nostra
Chef Alessandro Frau has joined forces with a local wine merchant to produce this exciting hideaway venue. Intimate indoor seating, al fresco dining and a long list of good value wines are but some of La Casa Nostra’s virtues.
>> 22 Soi Sathorn 1, Bangkok 10120
Tel. 02 287 2402
Reckoned by many to be Bangkok’s premier venue for Northern Indian delicacies, multi-award winning Rang Mahal sits atop the Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok.
>> Rembrandt Hotel, Sukhumvit 18, Bangkok 10110
Tel. 02 261 7050
Michelin two-star R-Haan is a fine dining Thai restaurant led by Chef Chumpol who uses spices and ingredients from recipes of old to create authentic Thai food. For every sitting of its ‘Dining Experience’ guests get to savour at least 18 menu items.
>> 131 Sukhumvit 53 (Pai Di Ma Di), Bangkok, Thailand
Tel. 095 141 5524
Rib Room & Bar
Under the direction of talented Chef Philippe, this rooftop restaurant maintains its place among Bangkok’s best steakhouses by cooking top quality meats, along with
gourmet French cuisine, great choice of wines and spectacular views of the city.
>> Landmark Hotel, Sukhumvit 4-6, Bangkok 10110.
Tel. 02 254 0404
New York Steakhouse
Solid in every sense, from the over-large seats and tables, décor and ambiance in the style of an authentic Big Apple steakhouse, premium cuts of meat, and knowledgeable staff. This is definitely one of Bangkok’s classiest diners.
>> JW Marriott Hotel, 4 Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok 10110
Tel. 02 656 7700
Now well into its third decade, Philippe is regarded as one of the finest French restaurants in Bangkok. The owner is always on hand to recommend dishes and wines, or even for a friendly chat. Timeless décor.
>> 20/15-17 Sukhumvit 39, Bangkok 10110
Tel. 02 259 4577
A classy joint featuring six venues for dining, whisky and cocktails in the style of an urban penthouse on several of the upper levels of the Park Hyatt Bangkok.
>> 34-36th Floor, Park Hyatt Bangkok, Wireless Road, Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02 011 7480
Designed in the style of a Tuscan villa, Rossini’s serves lunch and dinner featuring contemporary Italian cuisine. Elegant décor and serene ambiance.