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All Six to Twelve is housed on the ground floor of Urbana Langsuan (Fraser Place) on Langsuan Road. This light and airy monochrome café serves affordable fusion and international comfort food in a warehouse-style setting. It’s the ideal place for fun and relaxed dinner and drinks with friends. It’s also only a ten-minute walk from Chit Lom and is open from 06:00 till midnight. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: From 6:00 till midnight every day
  • Location: About ten minutes walk from Chit Lom BTS on the left hand side of Langsuan. Walk up the drive that leads to Urbana Langsuan and it’s on the corner of the building.
  • BTS: Chit Lom
  • Address: All Six to Twelve, Urbana Langsuan (Fraser Place Langsuan), 55 Lang Suan Rd., Bangkok, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 2506799
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Baan Restaurant on wireless road is a hidden place serving real Thai family cooking, prepared by the very talented Chef Ton from the now-famous Ledu Restaurant in Silom. TThe food at Baan (meaning ‘home’) is 100% Thai without compromise; Chef Ton has brought these recipes from his childhood and added his knowledge of traditional ingredients and cuisine. So if you have been living in Thailand for a while or are a frequent visitor, names listed on the menu such as Som Tum and Kao Pad will definitely look very familiar. Some might (and will) ask why should you to pay more to eat dishes that can be found on the streets for half the price. The answer is simple: this is what makes the difference between ‘Food’ and ‘Cuisine’; between ‘cooking’ and ‘home cooking’ (in addition to a brand new cozy restaurant with air-con of course).

This is also where the passion for cooking steps into the bigger picture. Chef Ton brought his best Savoir-Faire (means ‘know how’ but you knew that) to Baan, and each dish takes you further than just your regular fried rice on the street. Of course not everyone will be able to appreciate the difference it makes to use free range eggs and grass-fed, dry-aged beef, but let's hope most of you will. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30 - 14:30, Dinner 17:30 - 22:30 - Closed on Tuesday
  • Location: Just next to Lumpini Park on Wireless Road, near Japanese Emabassy
  • Tel: +66 02 655 8995, +66 814 324050
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Bringing the finest French and Italian recipes to your table, this fusion restaurant combines traditional European dishes with Asian accents such as Tokyo onion curry, pan-fried foie gras with eggplant in Japanese miso and balsamic sauce, and grilled pork fillet with umeboshi (Japanese apricot) sour sauce. It is set out over four floors, the second of which features a DJ and the fourth reclining loungers and a glass-top ceiling. The interior is distinctively chic, a great place to enjoy food and wine in good company.

  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Location: 999/9 Rajdamri Road, in front of Central World.
  • BTS: Chidlom
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Bar@494 at Grand Hyatt Erawan is a hidden gem in downtown Bangkok. This small but classy space stocks some of the best value wines in Bangkok, a fact confirmed by a bustling bar of expats and locals on most nights of the week. It is located on the basement floor of the Grand Hyatt Erawan so there are no real views to speak of, but the wines are great, the service prompt, and the deals are just about unbeatable in central Bangkok.

The happy hour promotion runs from 17:00 to 19:00 when four selected wines and several beers are available on a buy-one-get-one-free deal. If that’s not good enough, the wine buffet from 19:00 to 21:00 sees five select labels on offer in unlimited amounts for the price of 599 baht. On any day there will be one sparkling, two white and two red labels available. What we love about the wine buffet at @494 is that they are kept on a large bench so it’s possible to help yourself, instead of waiting for serving staff to fill your glass. The regular price by the glass starts from 299 baht. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 15:00-24:00
  • Location: Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
  • BTS: Chit Lom
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 254 1234
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This upscale Italian in The Four Seasons Hotel practices an open-kitchen concept that enables customers to observe the cooking process and enjoy the aromatic flavours of the fresh ingredients while enjoying a glass of wine from the extensive wine list, also served by the glass. Lunchtime offers an express menu and antipasti buffet, while the evening menu is a more subdued affair with an a la carte menu featuring popular Italian treats such as pizza, pasta and seafood.

  • Opening Hours: 11:30-14:30 and 18:00-22:30
  • Address: Four Seasons Hotel, 155 Rajdamri
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2 126-8866
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Babette’s Steakhouse at Hotel Muse Bangkok offers premium cuts of Aussie, American and Japanese steak in an Art-Deco styled interior. Chequered floors, plush seats and 19th floor views make the dining room at Babette’s one of the most sophisticated in Bangkok, with several partitions making the large space feel decidedly more cosy.

Thankfully, the brief but excellent menu more than complements the exalted surroundings. This space was previously the modern Thai restaurant Sua Tha Ros, but this has been sacrificed for a far meatier steakhouse. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 22:30 daily (lunch is available on weekends only 12:00 – 15:00)
  • Location: 19th floor, Hotel Muse, 55/555 Langsuan Road
  • BTS: Chit Lom
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 6304000
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Bawarchi Indian Restaurant at the InterContinental Bangkok is the flagship venue of this well-known Indian-Thai family of restaurateurs. With over 15 years in the game, Bawarchi Restaurant has won over locals, tourists as well as Bangkok’s substantial Indian community with their famous tandoori kebabs, delightful range of creamy curries and long list of flavoursome vegetarian dishes.

Although the group now own five other branches across town, the Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok is where Bawarchi’s mini-Indian empire all started. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 - 00:00 daily
  • Address: Intercontinental Hotel (President Tower Arcade) B-level, 973 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok
  • Tel: +662 656 0102-3
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On the ground floor of the Arcadia Suites hotel, Bodega Restaurant serves delicious Thai and European favourites in a chic restaurant with floor to ceiling windows overlooking an attractive water feature. Whether it is a rib eye fillet steak or classic pad Thai with monstrous river shrimp, Bodega Restaurant has compiled a menu that has something for all the family and the service is quick and efficient. Arcadia Suites is just a few minutes from Ploenchit BTS Station on Sukhumvit Road, close to both the British and Swiss embassies. You can walk there fairly easily or you can call for a complimentary tuk tuk shuttle service to pick you up from in front of the skytrain station. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 - 22:00
  • Location: Arcadia Suites Hotel, 15 Wireless Road Soi Nai Lert (5 minutes' walk from Ploenchit BTS)
  • BTS: Ploenchit
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2305 6565
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Cafe@2 - Conrad Hotel Bangkok

Describing itself as a French-Thai brasserie, you might mistakenly think that the menu at Café@2 in Conrad Hotel Bangkok follows the fusion cuisine line. But no, this upscale eatery offers classic Thai and French dishes on its lunch and dinner buffet menus, each prepared by respective native chefs. Traditional bouillabaisse, mussels mariniere, cote de boeuf in sea salt crust, foie gras, beef Burgundy, and an assortment of imported French cheeses and seafood represent the French culinary side, whereas Thai dishes are made up of curries and a variety of noodle dishes, all whipped up at the live cooking station.

The interiors blend contemporary French and Thai design elements, and feel warm and pleasant, not at all intimidating. A selection of wine covers both French and Thai labels, as well as international beers, French traditional aperitifs, Thai teas, coffees and freshly blended juices.

  • Opening Hours: 06:00 – midnight
  • Location: 2nd floor, Conrad Hotel Bangkok on Wireless Road
  • BTS: Ploenchit
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 690 9299
  • Cuisine: French and Thai buffet
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Cafe Claire at the Oriental Residence is a discreet but impressive restaurant on Wireless Road, just next to the US Embassy in Chidlom area. Until recently this beautiful leafy street of Bangkok was not known for having any high end restaurants so the arrival of Cafe Claire was a much needed addition. The Oriental Residence, although not related to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, is a name synonymous to luxury, great service and high quality dining, so with a lot of curiosity we decided to give it a try. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Breakfast: 06:00 to 10:30 - Lunch: 11:30 to 14:30 - High Tea: -14:30 to 17:00 - Dinner: 18:00 to 23:00
  • Location: 110 Wireless Road (just next to US Embassy), Lumpini, Patumwan Bangkok 10330
  • Remarks: Reservation recommended, especially for Saturdays and Sundays
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Central Embassy is not just about the ultra-luxe designer brands and cool spaceship design that has had heads spinning across Bangkok. Just like most malls in Bangkok, the 18-billion baht shopping complex is home to a wealth of restaurants spread over the top floors, and several of them just happen to be some of the most exciting new places to eat in Bangkok.

From one of the most talked about restaurant brands taking over Bangkok at the moment, to a world-famous Ramen joint, we’ve eaten our way through Central Embassy and bring you this list of all the best places to eat. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 until 22:00 every day
  • Location: Basement, Central Embassy Shopping Mall, Ploenchit Road
  • BTS: Ploen Chit
  • Address: Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  • Tel: +66(0)2 119 7777
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A delightful experience for your eyes, ears and palate, this cutting-edge dining venue boasts a theatre kitchen concept where you can enjoy cooking shows along with your meal. The lofty, industrial-chic kitchen sports a red, black and metallic colour theme and houses eight cooking islands where the world’s most popular and regional cuisines are presented along with mouthwatering local desserts and drinks.

Upon entering the Food Loft, you will receive a 1,000-baht voucher with which you can buy from any food and drink station. This ticket will then be scanned at the cashier upon leaving, and you only pay for the amount deducted from the ticket, which should be equivalent to the total cost of your meal. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 daily
  • Location: 7th Floor, Central Chidlom
  • BTS: Chidlom station
  • Cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Indonesian, Singaporean, Italian, sandwiches and soups, desserts
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Chikalicious Dessert Bar Bangkok is a must for all fans of sweet treats. Using fine-dining culinary techniques, this bar serves refined cakes, tarts, sorbets and ice creams – all made in house by talented patisserie chefs. Certainly, it’s the only place in Bangkok to offer a three-course dessert with wine pairing, freshly prepared in front of your eyes. Chickalicious Dessert Bar is located on the fifth floor of Central Embassy Shopping Mall in Chidlom. It is easy to get there via public transport as the BTS Skytrain has direct access from both Ploenchit and Chit Lom Station. This is the brand’s third establishment after New York and Tokyo. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
  • Location: Central Embassy Shopping Mall, 5th Floor.
  • BTS: Chit Lom or Ploenchit
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2160 5892
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With downstairs serving as a bar, patrons can enjoy a drink before dinner and observe the chefs work their magic through the glass-walled kitchen. If it takes your fancy, eating in the bar is an alternative to the main dining area, upstairs. The restaurant's concept is to provide a broad range of more modern dishes and serve them well. These include oysters, southern fried chicken steak, crab cakes, honey-glazed duck breast and crispy Caribbean jerked lamb spring rolls.

  • Opening Hours: 11:30 - 14:30 and 17:30 – 24:00
  • Location: Ruam Rudee Village, Soi Ruam Rudee
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2650 8049
  • Cuisine: International
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This place is worth visiting just for the chocolate cheesecake and Baby Boom strawberry cake alone. If you desire something a bit more substantial then try one of the hearty rice-and-meat-based dishes, stews, pastas, Thai and western salads or thick soups. The menu comprises both western and Thai accents to great effect but is particularly renowned for its delicious desserts and fragrant coffee. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
  • Location: 20/12-15 Soi Ruam Rudi, Phloen Chit Rd.
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2-254-7117
  • Cuisine: Thai/International
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Craberman on Soi Mahatun (not too far from Ploenchit BTS) is a small restaurant that really contrasts with the posh surroundings, such as the many nearby fancy hotels and Central Embassy shopping mall. The restaurant has a warm and relaxed atmosphere and is as easy going as the owner; prices are also quite low - but there is a catch...

At Craberman, you have to cook your own seafood on those typical clay barbecues Thai people love so much when partying among friends… It’s a buffet style, so for 499 baht only you can eat as much fresh seafood as you want (within an hour or so). Considering this is right in the middle of Bangkok, that price is a real bargain. At first you might feel a little shy to pick up those surprisingly delicious blue crabs, prawns, squids and scallops from the display, but once you see your neighbours grilling at the speed of light, you start feeling a little more comfortable. Anyway, if you cook too slowly or you look a little shy, the owner comes and adds half a dozen prawns to your barbecue! Read More...

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D'Orsay Restaurant

D'Orsay restaurant is a cozy little French brasserie located on the third floor of the recently renovated Portico lifestyle mall on Lang Suan Road, not far from BTS station Chidlom. Like most of the restaurants in Portico, D'Orsay is rather discreet and easily missed but with the balance between imported fresh products and the right price it deserves to be better known. We did try quite a few restaurants in Childom and this is now one of our favourites when in the area. D'Orsay feels homey after dusk with red velvet curtains and art deco fresques on the walls surrounding the central cocktail bar. With well balanced lighting, the atmosphere is warm and without being defined as really romantic, it is a great place for a tete a tete dinner.

  • Opening Hours: Tue – Thurs, Sun: 11:30 am – 14:00 and 17:00 – 22:30. Fri – Sat: 11:30 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 23:30
  • BTS: Chidlom
  • Address: 3rd Floor The Portico Langsuan, Langsuan Road
  • Tel: 02 650 4747, 02 650 4748
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Eathai in Central Embassy is an upscale food court that has a neat concept of sourcing classic Thai dishes from across the whole country. It is a fun and affordable way of tasting regional varieties of great tasting Thai food. Taking up a massive space on the basement floor of the luxurious Central Embassy Shopping Mall, cooking stations are separated into northern, southern, Issan (northeastern Thai), vegetarian, seafood, and a street food concept area. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
  • Location: Central Embassy Shopping Mall, Ploenchit Road
  • BTS: Direct Walkways from Chit Lom and Ploen Chit BTS Skytrain Station
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2119 7777
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Dinner at Elements is a truly memorable experience. This chic restaurant serves exceptional cuisine sourced from all over the world, in a relaxed atmosphere featuring an open kitchen design and stunning terrace. The result is a world class restaurant that welcomes guests without the pretentions of typical fine dining establishments, and in a city that sometimes values style over substance, Elements is executed perfectly. Located on the 25th floor of the Okura Prestige Hotel, Elements Restaurant in Bangkok is easy to reach thanks to a direct walkway from Ploenchit BTS Station. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 18:00-22:30
  • BTS: Ploen Chit
  • Address: 57 Wireless Road, Ploenchit, Bangkok
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2687 9001
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With a reputation that precedes it, this classic fine-dining venue at Intercontinental Hotel bangkok has been surprising its patrons' taste buds for over 40 years. Dimly lit, with large armchairs and fresh white linen-topped tables that serve to support the extensive choice of meat on the menu, patrons can enjoy steaks sourced from all over the globe. A carnivore’s paradise. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri noon-14:30, 18:30-22:30, Sat-Sun 18:30-22:30
  • Location: Intercontinental Hotel 973 Ploenjit Rd., Ratchaprasong
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2 6560360
  • Cuisine: Steaks
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Located on the seventh floor of the Central Chidlom Department Store, The Loft is a contemporary take on a traditional food court.  Upon entering you are presented with a bar-coded card with 1,000 baht of credit, affording pretty much all the food and drink your heart desires, the cost of which is then subtracted from the card before leaving.

The place is made up of kitchen islands, preparing and selling freshly made dishes from around the globe: Thai, Mediterranean, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese or Japanese and a wide selection of desserts; from ice cream to cakes to mouth watering pastries. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
  • Location: 1027 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, seventh floor Central Department Store
  • Tel: +66 2 655 7777
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Mediterranean and Thai
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It seems odd that a small white colonial house on a small backstreet off Langsuan Road serves some of the most daring Indian food this side of Calcutta, which, incidentally, is the hometown of chef Gaggan Anand, the mastermind behind the impressive dishes. His credentials are impressive: cooking for Bill Clinton and interning at the world famous El Bulli in Spain before finally opening the doors to the restaurant that shares his name in late 2010. Since then his innovative molecular Indian cuisine has been delighting restaurant goers in Bangkok. Gaggan is located on a quiet, unassuming side lane off Langsuan Road, but be sure to book ahead if you want to sample these delights. Even on a Tuesday night both floors of the restaurant were packed full of foodies. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:30 – 14:30 and 18:00 – 23:00 Monday to Sunday
  • BTS: Chit Lom
  • Address: 68/1 Soi Langsuan (opposite Soi 3)
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 652 1700
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Glasshouse at Sindhorn Bangkok is a new dining spot that stretches from Wireless Road on one side to Langsuan Road on the other. It’s a looming structure of glass and steel housing four high-end restaurants and a couple of cafes and convenience stores.

In particular, Glasshouse has four flagship restaurants: Café Parisien, Japanese seafood restaurant Misho, Milano Café serving classic Italian food and CigarOne for single malt whiskeys, cigars and signature mixes. Find them all at the northern edge of Lumpini Park.  Read More...

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Hyde and Seek

Adding a playful twist on fine dining, this trend-setting gastro bar puts the tastes of New York, Asia and London on its menu. A team of multinational chefs, led by celebrity Thai Chef Ian Kittichai, spearheads the ‘fun dining’ concept, with imaginative creations such as beer-battered popcorn shrimps served with tartare sauce, 200-day aged angus tomahawk steak with coffee-spiced sauce and braised wagyu cheek and scallop ravioli with sweet corn and horseradish. The dessert and cocktail menus are just as wild. True to its theme, the Hyde and Seek experience extends to DJs spinning funky tunes seven nights a week.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00–01:00 (Mon–Sun)
  • Location: Athenee Residence, Soi Ruamrudee
  • BTS: Ploenchit
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2168 5152
  • Cuisine: International
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Ippudo Ramen

Ippudo’s first ever branch in Thailand opened on the third floor of Central Embassy in September 2014, and since then the popular Japanese noodle chain has been packed most lunch times. Ippudo specialises in ramen noodles, as well as a whole menu of other Japanese favourites such as gyoza and pork buns. Décor is just as sleek as the dozens of other branches across the world, with a huge kanji calligraphy screen the main focal point, as well as wooden benches, polished black tiled flooring and a semi-open kitchen adding to the overall buzz of the place. Signature Ramen dishes, which are all made with 100% fresh ingredients onsite, range from around 200 – 300 baht

  • Opening Hours: 10:30 – 22:00 Daily
  • Location: Third Floor, Central Embassy Bangkok
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 160 5672
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Sunday Brunch at Swissotel Nai Lert Park ticks all the boxes when it comes to a great feast in comfortable surroundings. There’s everything you could want here, from sushi to dim sum representing Asia and roasts and pastas showing off the best of Europe. Not to mention the heavily-laden dessert trolley! But often, brunch in Bangkok can cost thousands of baht. Thankfully, ISO restaurant at Swissotel Nailert Park Hotel on Wireless Road provides slap-up brunches that start at only 1199 baht++ per person, including soft drinks and juices. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00
  • BTS: Ploen Chit
  • Address: Swissôtel Nai Lert Park, 2 Wireless Road, 10330, Bangkok
  • Tel: +66 2 253 0123
  • Price Range: Soft drinks and juices: 1199++ baht, Beer and wine: 1599++ baht, Prosecco: 2199++ baht
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Italics Restaurant serves wholesome, hearty Italian cuisine at a great value price in downtown Bangkok. Previously, it was hard to find casual western food in the Ploenchit area of Bangkok, but Italics is the type of restaurant you can return to again and again – and it doesn’t take genius to work out why: the wood-fired pizzas are packed with ingredients (pizzas start from 290 baht), the pasta flour and olive oil is sourced from Italy and the burrata is exceedingly fresh and comes with a luscious pesto and tomato for a fancy Caprese salad (390 baht). Read More...

  • Location: 63/3 Soi Ruam Ruedi, Ploenchit
  • BTS: Ploenchit
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 253 2410
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Kalpapruek at Mercury Ville

There are pages and pages on the menu at Kalpapruek, enough Thai dishes to ensure that you can come back for seconds, even thirds. An independent Bangkok chain with restaurants in Silom, CentralWorld and Emporium, the dining room at Mercury Ville is bright and breezy, with a large table covered in cakes and plenty of seating. It’s popular with workers from surrounding offices at lunchtime, but you shouldn’t have to wait too long for a seat. There are Thai specialities from the north and south, including som tam, khao soi, fish mousse in a leaf and curries served with rice or roti. There are also western dishes: quiche, quesadillas, tasty chicken paté and more. Leave room for one of their delicious slices of cake.

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King Kong

Housed inside a two-storey modern shop-house, the street-facing side of Unico office building, this all-you-can-eat Japanese Yakiniku restaurant is popular among office workers and groups of friends catching up after work. The two-page menu covers all the basics, from sliced beef, pork and chicken to giant prawns, salmon fillets and shaved-ice desserts and ice-creams. You have two hours to eat as much as you like at one go. Soft drinks, soup, rice, vegetables and relishes are included. King Kong’s secret is in the dipping sauce and perfectly marinated beef slices.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00
  • Location: Lang Suan Road, about 50 metres from BTS Chidlom
  • BTS: Chidlom
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 254 5177
  • Cuisine: Japanese Yakiniku
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Liu – Conrad Hotel Bangkok

One of the best restaurants in Bangkok’s Chinese fine dining scene, Liu – meaning willow in Mandarin – is as timelessly elegant as its namesake. The muted gracefulness of the room forms a perfect backdrop for the complex flavours of the food. Liu’s specialties include Cantonese, Shanghainese and Sichuan fare, such as the popular Dong Po Pork (stewed pork belly in black soy sauce served with Chinese buns), Braised Fresh Abalone in Oyster Sauce, and Sauteed Garoupa Fillet with X.O. Sauce.

At lunchtime it serves an immense variety of dim sum items, ranging from popular shrimp and pork dumplings to minced pork buns and spare ribs. A perfect option for lazy brunches with the family. It’s extremely popular, so do book ahead at Conrad Hotel Bangkok.

  • Opening Hours: Lunch & Dim Sum 11:30 - 14:30 daily; Dinner 18:00 - 23:00 daily
  • Location: Conrad Hotel Bangkok on Wireless Road
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 690 9999
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: Pricey
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La Monita Mexican restaurant has been an expat favourite in Bangkok practically since it first opened its doors in 2009. Tasty food, cheap-ish prices and friendly service are a winning formula in Ploenchit business district of downtown Bangkok and ensure a packed dining room most nights of the week.

Located down a small soi directly beneath Ploenchit BTS Skytrain Station, the whole block leading up to La Monita Bangkok has a naff ‘80s office vibe, but once inside the restaurant, the simply styled and brightly painted shophouse feels authentic – just like a neighbourhood taqueria in Mexico or California. They have kept it simple and forgone the sombreros and cactus (for the most part), just bright picnic tables and stools. It’s a bit rough and ready, but it works. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 23:00
  • Location: 888/25-26 Ploenchit Road (look for an alley next to Mahatun Plaza)
  • BTS: Ploenchit
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 650 9581
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La Monita Taqueria

This vibrantly coloured, shop-house style eatery is arguably the best Mexican restaurant in Bangkok. After receiving rave reviews from the media, the place is always packed at evenings. The multi-page menu features all the typical Mexican fare – tacos, burritos, nachos, fajitas and the likes – plus a selection of specialty dishes, including Mexican rice (arroz a la cubana), Mexican sandwich (tortas) and classic Mexican breakfast (huevos rancheros). The drink list is limited to various variations of strong margaritas, capirinha, and corona beer. Call ahead to reserve a table.

  • Opening Hours: 11:30-22:00 (Mon-Sat)
  • Location: Mahatun Plaza Arcade, Ploenchit Road
  • BTS: Ploenchit
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 650 9581
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Madame Langsuan (previously known as Madame Krok) is a popular Thai restaurant on Langsuan Road, where Issan food is prepared authentically and sold at very good value prices. The dining room is clean and bright thanks to the second storey location and floor-to-ceiling windows, while the service is brisk but friendly.

Now occupying the second floor of Portico Lifestyle Mall, you can walk from Chit Lom BTS Station in a couple of minutes and, surrounded by several hotels and serviced apartments, this is a great option for a regular but consistently good meal in the area. In fact, visitors to Bangkok lucky enough to stumble on Madame Langsuan often make it their regular restaurant for lunch or dinner. Read More...

  • Location: 2nd floor, Portico Mall, Langsuan Road
  • BTS: Chit Lom
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Theo Mio at Intercontinental Bangkok is an Italian restaurant located on the ground floor of the hotel and spilling out onto the wide pavement around Ratchadmri Junction. It is headed by celebrity chef Theo Randall, who has his own restaurant in London and has previously worked at Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK and US. Although he is not in the kitchen every day (Chef Chris Beverley runs the kitchen, moving from the sister restaurant in London), there is a certain expectation that comes with dining somewhere endorsed by one of the world’s top chefs. The result is reassuringly good thanks to classic Italian dishes prepared honestly, with clean, precise flavours that seem so… simple.

Simple might not sound positive when describing the recipes of one of England’s most respected chefs, but what Chef Theo does is allow ingredients to come through cleanly. There doesn’t seem to be one superfluous flavour or ingredient. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 07:00-23:00
  • Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Ploen Chit Road, Ratchadamri Junction
  • BTS: Chit Lom
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 656 0444
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Nabezo Hotpot

No self respecting shopping mall in Thailand is complete without at least one hot-pot restaurant, and the best place to indulge in some D.I.Y cooking at Central Embassy is Nabezo, on the fifth floor. The concept here is exactly the same as any other all-you-can-eat hot-pot shabu-shabu, sukiyaki (or whatever you want to call it): order you choice of soup, vegetables, beef, pork, chicken and seafood, throw everything in, wait, then dip the fresh produce in the choice of sauces served with rice. As well as this Central Embassy branch, Nabezo have over 30 others in Japan, so you know you’re getting the real deal.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 daily
  • Location: Fifth Floor, Central Embassy Bangkok
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2 160 5623

Osha Bangkok recently opened its towering doors at a prominent corner spot on Wireless Road opposite Lumpini Park, and is run by the same family behind five hugely successful Thai restaurants in San Francisco. Along with some outrageously spectacular décor, the Osha team have recruited Thailand’s celebrity Iron Chef, Thaninthorn Chantrawan, who’s now the man responsible for the restaurant’s menu of ‘authentic Thai cuisine with a molecular twist’ – and a twist there certainly is. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Lunch: 11:00 – 14:30; Dinner: 18:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Wireless Road, Lumpini Pathumwan, Bangkok
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 256 6555
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Roof 409 Bangkok may just be one of our new favourite places to drink in Chidlom, opening-up at the start of 2015 on top Mercury Ville’s additional fourth floor. Occupying a pretty elevated terrace space right next to Bangkok’s Skytrain, this stylish bar and restaurant is a great place to enjoy a wide range of imported beers, signature cocktails and modern, French-inspired bistro dishes. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 00:00 daily
  • Address: Roof 409 Bar & Bistro, 4th floor, Mercury Ville, Chid Lom, Bangkok
  • Tel: +66 (0) 81 995 6984
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Savelberg Bangkok opened at the Oriental Residence (Ploenchit) at the beginning of 2015, and is run by Henk Savelberg, a critically-acclaimed chef behind four different Michelin-starred restaurants in the Netherlands. The Dutch international made a name for himself in the French fine-dining scene over the past three decades, and the menu at this Bangkok outlet is no different - although do expect some of his immaculately presented signature dishes to lean more towards the contemporary side of things.   Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00-14:00; 18:00-22:00 (Closed Sunday)
  • Address: Savelberg, G/F, Oriental Residence, 110 Wireless Road, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Tel: +662 252 8001
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Saturday afternoons are sometimes a little slow, but thankfully the team at Muse Hotel have come up with the perfect antidote: a champagne filled Saturday brunch and day club, where you can party from lunch until sunset and still be fresh as a daisy for your Sunday morning round of golf or trip to the spa with the ladies. Running from 11:30 until 17:00 on the first Saturday of every month, this weekend shindig brings together entertainment in the form of belly dancers, opera singers and DJs, and Italian rustic cuisine at Medici Kitchen Bar, topping the event off with a glass of Moet & Chandon and free flow alcoholic wines, cocktails and long pours. Read More...

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Smooth Curry Thai restaurant in Bangkok has a simple but winning combination, serving traditional Thai dishes created with the finest ingredients in a warm and attractive dining room. The service and food quality is five-star but the atmosphere is unstuffy, and once you’ve discovered this gem you’ll want to come back for more. Smooth Curry is located on the 3rd floor of the Plaza Athenée Hotel on Wireless Road. Getting there is simple: it’s only a five minute walk from the sky train at Ploen Chit and taxis will be familiar with the hotel name. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • BTS: Ploen Chit
  • Address: Level 3, Plaza Athenée, 61 Wireless Road
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 650 8800 ext 4340
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Somboon Seafood

The long-running Somboon Seafood chain opened up its seventh store in Bangkok to mark its 45th anniversary, and this Central Embassy branch is probably the classiest of the bunch. From the humble beginnings of a small shop house near Siam, Somboon has become synonymous with crab curry, and this was actually where the famous ‘phad-phong-karee’ (fried crab with yellow curry) originated.

Head to level five in Central Embassy to try the original recipe, just expect to pay a bit more for the prime location. Other recommended dishes include their spicy pork stew, deep fried rock lobster with garlic and classic tom yam goong.

  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 22:00 daily
  • Location: Fifth Floor, Central Embassy Bangkok
  • Tel: +66(0)2 160-5965 6
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Su Tha Ros is a fantastic Thai restaurant which serves tasty and traditional dishes with a modern twist, in a chic dining room with a view. Located in the stylish Hotel Muse on Langsuan Road, a ten minute walk from the BTS at Chit Lom, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day, with the set lunch menu offering exceptional value. You can’t miss the hotel with its distinctive turrets and gothic styled grand entrance on the left hand side of the road as you walk from the BTS. The restaurant is on the 19th floor of the hotel and offers impressive views towards Wireless Road and the leafy grounds of the American and Dutch embassies. Not all the tables have views so we recommend that you book ahead if you want dinner with a vista. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 06:00 – 22:30
  • Location: 19th floor, Hotel Muse, 55/555 Langsuan Road
  • BTS: Chit Lom
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 6304000
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Stepping through the doors at Summer Palace Chinese restaurant transports you to another world. Decked out in rich reds and dark polished wood, it’s chic but traditional, and reflects the care put into creating an experience that goes beyond excellent food. Serving traditional and modern Cantonese cuisine, the restaurant is popular with discerning Chinese families in Bangkok, a sure sign that the dishes on offer are of high quality. Located on the mezzanine floor of the Intercontinental Hotel near Chit Lom BTS, it comes as a surprise after the sleek marble look of the lobby. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: The restaurant is open daily for lunch (11:30 –14:30) and dinner (18:00 – 22:30).
  • Location: Summer Palace Mezzanine level, InterContinental Bangkok, 973 Pleonchit Rd.
  • Tel: 02-656-0360
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With gourmet ingredients sourced from across the globe, the ‘magnifique’ Sunday brunch at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel is an absolute treat for gastronomists and just the plain greedy alike. This four hour, all you can eat buffet runs from 12:00 to 16:00 every Sunday at Sofitel Sukhumvit, just minutes from Asok and Nana BTS Stations. If you are in the mood for something extra special don’t hesitate to book a table here and experience the kind of menu that could make a lottery winner jealous. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 16:00
  • Location: 189 Sukhumvit Road, between Soi 13 -15
  • MRT: Sukhumvit
  • BTS: Nana/Asok
  • Price Range: Sunday brunch buffet with soft drinks: 2,250 baht - including free-flow champagne: THB 3,200 baht.
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Sunday brunches are to be found all over Bangkok, with many hotels competing for the most extravagant food displays. Still, only a few are known to be a real ‘experience’ or something you wouldn't or couldn't do on regular basis but would want to try at least once. Until recently, the title of 'The most awesome brunch in Thailand' belonged to the Four Seasons Hotel on Ratchadamri Road, but the very exclusive St Regis is a hot new contender in town. The brunch is set in the VIU (view) restaurant on the 12th floor and as it starts at twelve o’clock, it feels a lot like a lunch to me. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: St Regis Bangkok on 159 Rajadamri Road
  • BTS: Ratchadamri
  • Tel: 02 207 7819 or 02 207 7777
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If you love seafood, champagne and more than a little indulging then there is no better place to be on a Sunday at 12:00 than lining up with those in the know at Intercontinental Bangkok’s famous buffet. Bringing together a live jazz band, impeccable service and enough food so that no-one goes home hungry, this is an experience that is definitely worth adding to your holiday to-do list. As soon as you walk into Espresso restaurant for your Sunday brunch you are greeted by a smorgasbord of food of all different varieties and origins. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00 on Sunday
  • BTS: Chit Lom
  • Address: Intercontinental Hotel, 973 Ploenchit Road
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 656 0444
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Savoey Restaurant Mercury Ville is very popular for lunch with the dining room filling up soon after midday with locals and foreigners – always a good sign! The menu is identical to the riverside venue but this is a more convenient location for office workers from Ploenchit and hungry shoppers around Siam.

We are sceptical about restaurants which, after initial success decide to expand, opening new venues all across town. We have known this to succeed, but more often we’ve seen them fail. No such fear with Savoey though because we have actually eaten in several of their branches and they all measure up to the same high standards. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 540 2nd Floor, Mercury Tower (connected to Chi Lom BTS Station)
  • Tel: +66 (0)2 255 1790
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The number of Italian restaurants and pizzerias in Bangkok is testament to the popularity of Italian cuisine and proves that dishes created with simple flavours and premium quality ingredients are appreciated all over the world. Ugolini Restaurant in Bangkok keeps with this tradition and really excels by serving Italian specialties with an effortless style that is as authentic as anything you’d find along the cobbled backstreets of Rome. The management team at Ugolini has plenty of experience having owned restaurants in Phuket and Bangkok for over a decade and while they have wide-ranging plans to modernise in other locations, Ugolini Restaurant will stay squarely in the traditional Italian model. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:30AM-02-30PM and 05:30PM-10:30PM
  • Address: 59, 59/6 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road Lumpini, Patumwan Bangkok
  • Tel: +66 (2) 252 8108
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The Water Library really is the stand-out restaurant at Central Embassy, both in terms of its décor and quality of food. With a mix of fine-dining spots across bangkok, as well as more affordable outlets at Sathorn and Central World, these prolific restaurateurs seem to be taking the Thai capital by storm. This Central Embassy branch is no less stylish than its other locations, with plush leather seating, cast iron installations and lavish wooden flooring – all helping you to forget that you’re sat in the middle of a shopping mall. True to its brasserie concept, expect the likes of duck confit (690 baht), lamb rack and Merguez sausage (890 baht) and lobster thermidor (1,390) to star on the menu. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 22:00 Daily
  • Location: Level 5, Central Embassy Shopping Mall, Ploenchit Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2160-5893
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Yamazato Bangkok is a fine-dining restaurant that evokes the calm and graceful aesthetics of Japan to the point that you could quite easily forget you are in Thailand. With Japanese chefs in the kitchen, Japanese staff in kimono serving the food and traditionally decorated private dining rooms, this is a completely immersive experience. Anyone looking for the best Japanese food in Bangkok simply must consider Yamazato for lunch or dinner. One caveat, however, is people unaccustomed to the subtleties of high-end Japanese cuisine might not realise just how good this food actually is, and why it costs more than most Japanese restaurants in Bangkok. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 - 23:00
  • Address: Okura Prestige Bangkok Hotel, Wireless Road
  • Tel: +66 (0) 2687 9000

Zuma is a beautiful and exquisite Japanese Restaurant designed by Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Studio Glitt Tokyo. It’s set on the ground floor of the St Regis, one of the trendiest hotels in Bangkok. Zuma is actually more an Izakaya lounge than a traditional Japanese restaurant and it combines in a very large space several ways of enjoying Japanese cuisine. The restaurant is vast, basking in well-distributed soft lighting, keeping its tables in a cozy atmosphere while counters just next to them are brightly lit. If you prefer to enjoy few cocktails before or after dinner, you can walk to the pleasant outdoor air-conditioned terrace. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily Lunch 12 :00 – 15 :00, Daily Dinner 18 :00 – 23 :00
  • Location: G/F, 159 Ratchadamri Road
  • BTS: Ratchadamri
  • Tel: 66 2252 4707
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