Sala Rattanakosin Eatery and Bar

Riverside Restaurant and Rooftop Bar

Sala Rattanakosin restaurant offers one of the most iconic views it’s possible to find in Bangkok. Located on the riverside directly opposite Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), owners of this boutique hotel have made the most of this privileged location by constructing the entire side of the property out of glass. This means you have a magnificent snapshot of Bangkok as your backdrop during a meal or while relaxing over drinks.

As well as a 15 room hotel, Sala Rattanakosin is actually made up of several areas: an alfresco riverside deck, a modish second floor restaurant replete with bare brick and brushed concrete, and a fifth floor rooftop.

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If you are coming to dine, the menu is pretty much split down the middle with Thai classics and some Mediterranean style western dishes. It feels a little scattergun in approach, but it’s a strategy that clearly works as the dining room is split almost half and half between foreigners and Thais most nights of the week. It’s certainly one of the only restaurants in Bangkok where you can order Spanish mackerel roasted with thyme and chorizo, plus tom yum kung soup with huge river prawns and both turn out successfully.

Somewhat surprisingly, the man in the kitchen is an Englishman. Chef Tony Wrigley’s cuisine is characterised by fresh ingredients and balanced flavours, and other recommendations from the menu include soft shell crab tempura with green mango and chilli (290 baht), and the crispy pork belly glazed with tamarind with morning glory and a zesty ginger jelly (570 baht).

The best views of all, however, are from the rooftop bar. Logically named, The Roof, this fifth floor open air bar has views of Wat Arun and the Chao Phraya River on one side and the golden spires and glittering shrines of The Grand Palace and Wat Pho on the other. Truly, you can see many of Bangkok’s most treasured cultural monuments in one panoramic sweep. Up on the roof there are many secluded nooks with nothing but soft candlelight and the lights form the river. To say this is a romantic spot is an understatement, and I’m sure more than one “I do” has been uttered up here.

The drinks menu has a long list of cocktails from 295 baht, with plenty of signature concoctions and five kinds of mojito.

A word of note, anyone unfamiliar with Bangkok’s Old City might find Sala Rattanakosin a bit hard to find, but just remember it’s on the riverside directly behind Wat Pho and you will be able to find it.

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Sala Rattanakosin is a beautiful boutique hotel which offers one of the best views in the city, overlooking the river and directly opposite Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn.The hotel has that rustic yet modern feel with brick walls and smooth lines.This is a small hotel, with only 17 rooms, meaning you get attentive service as well as peace and quiet.There are five room types, starting with the standard.For a view of Wat Pho or the River View, there is a small selection of deluxe rooms.All guestrooms are decorated in a simple modern monochrome palette, with hot showers in the en suite bathrooms, flat screen televisions, air conditioning, a mini bar and hot drinks making facilities. Read More...

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