Where and What to Eat in Ratchaprasong
Ratchaprasong has a diverse variety of places to eat. The area's many roadside food stalls means you can easily join the locals by grazing from one of the many fruit, grilled meat, noodle, or beverage stands dotted around, and that seem to multiply as dusk descends. Once you've started, you won't want to stop. Typically, prices are between 25 and 40 baht per plate, and each stall serves a limited menu which can be eaten there or taken home.
All the malls offer extensive eating options. CentralWorld has over 50 restaurants, with cuisine for every palate and prices to suit all wallets. Aside from the typical fast-food outlets, find international cuisine, coffee and snack shops and fusion foods. On the 7th floor is the C Flavour food court, serving pan-Asian foods, and the Central Food Hall, a supermarket selling gourmet bites and basics from across the world.
The Erawan Bangkok has the chic Urban Kitchen, where fourteen international restaurants mingle under one roof. One of its kitchens, Nara, serves traditional Thai cuisine from across the country. Gaysorn has the Greyhound Cafe, Senses Restaurant, Bar Italia and Xinn Tien Di, an authentic Catonese restaurant. And The Amarin Plaza's food court, The Cook (4th floor), serves tasty Thai food at reasonable prices and overlooks the Skytrain.
Restaurants in Ratchaprasong
This fashionable eatery-cum-music lounge is popular among the Bangkok hi-so. Just a few steps from the BTS Ratchadamri, the entrance is hidden from direct street view, adding an air of exclusivity to the place. The venue, set inside the landscaped grounds of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, comprises three restaurants: Fallabella (traditional Italian with a Mediterranean twist), Tai Thai (tasty Thai-style seafood) and the outdoor Monkey Bar where live bands and DJs perform every night.
- Opening Hours: 18:30-midnight
- Location: 100 Ratchadamri Road (opposite the AUA)
- BTS: Ratchadamri
- Tel: +66 (0)2 252 5131-2
- Cuisine: Thai, seafood, Italian
The Spice Market - The Four Seasons Hotel
Tucked away in quiet corner next to a lush tropical courtyard, the multiple award-winning Spice Market in The Four Seasons Hotel is an institution for lovers of Thai food in Bangkok. It offers the finest selection of Thai cuisine in a setting that resembles a traditional spice market from years gone by. Dishes are elegantly presented and garnished with the customary hand-carved vegetables (carving demonstrations are also held in the evenings). The menu is extensive and features dishes from the four regions - each with its own unique influences - but focusing on Central Thailand.
- Opening Hours: Daily for lunch (11:30 to 14:30) and Dinner (18:00 to 22:30)
- Location: Soi Mahatlekluang 1, Ratchadamri Road
- BTS: Ratchadamri
- Cuisine: Thai