Chidlom and Ploenchit Restaurants
Where and What to Eat in Chidlom and Ploenchit
This thriving business and commercial area, with its high-end shopping and high-class crowds, has its fair share of chic and smart places to fill your tummy. Its restaurants, food courts and chain restaurants serve a clientele comprised of ravenous bargain hunters and the city's affluent elite: post-office suits, international execs and 'hi-so' (high society) Thais.
The restaurants here are among the Bangkok's best, ranging from privately owned establishments to superlative hotel dining. Most stock wines from Italy, France and the New World.
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 tasty vegetarian offerings. The group of restaurateurs now own five other branches across Bangkok, although their flagship venue at the Intercontinental Hotel is where Bawarchi’s mini-Indian empire all started, and still remains our personal favourite. With plenty of colour, stylish furnishings, as well as a nightly live band playing classic sub-continental music, the result is a grand venue that oozes a distinctly royal Indian vibe.
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For many years, Le Beaulieu has been synonymous with great French Cuisine in Bangkok. This well-known and long-established restaurant had an excellent reputation in busy Sukhumvit, but times changed and the crowded Soi 11 was no longer a fit with the clientele of Le Beaulieu. Chef Herve Frerard returned with a bang at a stylish venue in the Le Meridien Plaza Athenee on Chidlom, a perfect match for this elegant and sophisticated restaurant that easily addresses the needs of Bangkok's demanding young gourmets. The new Beaulieu takes a step forward and innovates with two distinct concepts. In an elegant dining room, the restaurant serves the excellent cuisine we know and love whilst the outdoor terrace serves tapas in a relaxed and easy going atmosphere. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11.30 - 2.30 pm , 6.30 pm - 11.30 pm, Closed on Sunday
- Location: Athénée Tower (Lobby), 3 Wireless Road (ask for Plaza Athénée Hotel)
- Tel: +66 (0)2 168 8220
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
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
A futuristic dining room of blue neon lighting and geometric patterns isn’t the style you would expect of a Chinese restaurant attached to a luxury five-star hotel, and that is why we love the setting of Mandopop Chinese Restaurant in Bangkok. Too many restaurants hark back to the past when looking for inspiration for their dining room: ming vases, latticed screens, and a colour scheme of red, cream and wood. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sunday lunch : 11.30 – 14.30, Dinner daily : 17.00 – 24.00
- Location: Ground Floor Oriental Residence, 110 Wireless Road Bangkok
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...
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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