Baan Silom in Bangkok
Charming outdoor complex of dining and shopping
Baan Silom is a charming outdoor complex of dining and drinking options, boutique shops, spas and beauty clinics all built around a central tree-lined courtyard. The colonial style architecture is immaculately maintained with ornate wooden verandas and white colonnades, and the shaded avenues are perfect for strolling arm in arm for a spot of window shopping. It is certainly more enjoyable than the generic atmosphere found inside multistory shopping malls.
Baan Silom is located on Silom Road just before Soi 19, a few minutes’ walk from Surasak BTS Skytrain Station. If walking from the station, follow signs for Jewelry Trade Centre (JTC).
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- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour
- Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise
- Calypso Cabaret Show
- Thonburi Klongs & Grand Palace Morning Excursion
- Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise
- Siam Niramit Show
- Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World with Private Roundtrip Transportation
- Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour
- Dream World Excursion with Roundtrip Transfer
The idea of Baan Silom is to bring a variety of prestigious restaurants together offering a regional speciality cuisine. With some of the best dining options in the city your only problem will be choosing one.
661 Silom – Meet & Meat
661 Silom occupies the corner building with a glass front façade and chic timber and steel design. There are actually two parts to this bar and restaurant. Downstairs, there is a gastro pub with a menu devised by celebrity chef McDang and Southeast Asia’s only Dom Perignon lounge offering the world’s finest champagne by the glass. Grouped together under the term Meet, this is a place to come and relax and enjoy the lounge house music, sample signature cocktails, delectable gastro-bites or even enjoy a glass of fizz in the exclusive Dom Perignon lounge. There is also an al fresco bar popular for a lunchtime coffee and with the after work crowd, offering a relaxing view of the central courtyard.
Upstairs is the flagship restaurant, a premium steakhouse called Meat. With floor-to-ceiling windows, earthy tones, cow hides and an open kitchen, this is a modern and welcoming space that retains a sophisticated ambiance. Steak is imported from Australia, Japan and Germany with prices ranging from around 850 baht for a premium rump cut to 4,000 baht for Kobe beef tenderloin. For non-meat eaters the kitchen always aims to have a few fish options available. There is also a three course lunch set at Meat, priced at 661 baht which runs from 11:30 to 14:30.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 – 24:00
- Tel: +66 (0)2266 8661
Award-winning Lebanese restaurant Nadimos covers the entire Middle Eastern region with its hefty menu of Arabic favourites. Rich and healthy, diners should certainly try their hummus and babaganoush dips with flat bread and pickles. The yougurt and cucumber is a lovely fresh dish to try on a hot day and the succulent chicken and lamb schwarmas and kebabs are cooked in the traditional style and all meat is halal. Shisha pipes and Lebanese style coffee can be served outside for a traditional end to the meal. Many of the ingredients are imported directly from Lebanon so the tastes are authentic.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 - 23:30
- Tel: +66 (0)2261 9816
Taling Pling is a famous Thai restaurant with several branches around Bangkok. The Baan Silom restaurant location has a modern, casual design and is popular with both locals and visitors. The menu has a nice mix of tourists classics such as pad Thai and their signature green curry with roti bread, along with some rarer dishes such as green chilli paste and wing bean salad.
It’s fair to say that the chefs at Taling Pling cook with international guests in mind, staying true to original recipes but turning down the spice levels and adding a touch more sweetness than those restaurants serving only local Thai guests. Taling Pling is an enduring restaurant with a loyal following thanks to classic Thai cuisine, excellent value for money and a relaxing, casual atmosphere. For larger groups there is a Family Set priced at 1,900 baht; alternatively, enjoy the large a la carte menu of home-cooked style dishes.
- Tel: +66 (0) 2236 4829 30
For shoppers in need of a pick-me-up there is a large Starbucks coffee shop here, and if you are looking for a quick bite to eat there is Tum Kitchen, offering an everyday menu of Thai favourites, and Noodle Bar which serves great tasting noodle soup with a choice of meat.
Shopping at Baan Silom focuses on bespoke, one-of-a-kind items for those who like to stand out from the crowd. Featuring an interesting variety of boutiques, an afternoon of shopping here is very pleasant, especially for engaged couples thinking about tying the knot.
If you are looking to get married in Thailand, Baan Silom has the best concentration of wedding related shops in Bangkok.
Saree Bridal Idea
Saree Bridal Idea is an extremely experienced bridal boutique that can tailor wedding dresses to buy or rent. The style at Saree is modern and errs on the minimalist style of dresses with detailed ornate touches. Although there are a few overtly frilly gowns with long trains, the style here is very much in style with the current European trends with intricate lace patterns apparent in some of the designs, and there is also an extensive range of bridesmaid dresses in house. Prices start from 30,000 baht to buy a custom-made dress and 9,000 to rent. There is also a grooms range starting from 10,000 baht for a two-piece suit.
Some customers have flown from Europe especially to visit Saree, which is testament to the quality on offer. Unlike the vast majority of tailors, Saree Bridal Idea has its own personal tailor and they recommend at least two fittings for tailored gowns. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can also help with advice about any facet of your upcoming wedding.
- Tel: +66 (0) 266 7472
Connected to Saree Bidal Idea, Sirena is a bespoke shoe shop specializing in wedding footwear. They can design something based on your budget, with a whole range of heel shapes and sizes, but for those who want something truly special the crystal-encrusted pin heel made with Swarovski glass is sure to impress. There is also a groom section with a full range of colours and styles, and the option of built in heels for that extra lift for the wedding photos.
This is one of the most famous wedding shoe brands in Thailand and the skilled artisans at Sirena will happily copy an existing shoe or customise based on your specifications; they can even match elements of your dress fabric into your footwear for true bespoke style.
- Tel: +66 (0) 85 982 2218
Hilittlecraft is a highly creative wedding invitations and souvenirs boutique that can custom design the finer elements of your wedding plans. Their small shop has a beautiful showroom displaying their past invitations and other wedding paraphernalia such as photo albums, photo collage displays, picture frames, key rings, and cash deposit boxes.
You can choose wedding invitations off plan starting from 20 baht per card, or have a custom design based on your personal love story for 90 baht per card, which even comes with your own logo (minimum order 100 cards). It is important to book an appointment here because to create a concept for your invitations and wedding gifts can take up to an hour. Hilittlecraft also arrange photo-shoots for pre-wedding photos.
- Opening Hours: 7:00 – 23:00
- Tel: +66 (0) 8634 0182 1
Other boutiques of note include bespoke jewelers D Quality Design, florists Plaung Thong Floris where you can order beautiful bouquets for any occasion, custom shoe shop Areethan (formerly Madam H), art gallery @Silom Arts which deals in original fine art by classically trained artists, and tourist favourite NaRaYa, selling extremely popular fabric bags and accessories that are appealing and excellent value so you can stock up on high quality souvenirs here.
Cellution Clinic and Le Vimarn are located on the second floor of Baan Silom, offering beauty treatments, and My Best Salon & Spa is on the ground floor, perfect for an afternoon of pampering.
- Location: Silom Road just before Soi 19
- BTS: Surasak
- Tel: + 66 (0) 2236 8388 Fax: + 66 (0) 2236 8389
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