Bangkok Riverside Restaurants

Where and What to Eat in Riverside

Blessed by a cool breeze, the Riverside offers a scenic change to Bangkok's inner-city stuffiness. It's a great place for a sundowner, a romantic dinner cruise, a relaxing lunch, or for afternoon tea.

Alongside the old temples, warehouses, wooden houses and old buildings you'll find classy hotels serving wonderful buffet lunches and sublime afternoon tea. You'll also find local restaurants perched on old wooden piers serving seafood platters, floating restaurants and smart places to eat in Thai houses along the river banks.


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The monthly ‘Say Wine and Say Cheese!’ event at Royal Sheraton Orchid Hotel takes place every third Friday of the month with free-flow wines selected from a different country or region every month and 20 gourmet cheeses sourced from across Europe.  Read More...

Sunday Brunch at Sheraton

Gourmet ingredients and a wide variety of choice are the hallmarks of a good Sunday brunch and nowhere will you find this more apparent than at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel. Read More...

 
Mei Jiang Restaurant

A refined atmosphere and delectable Cantonese cuisine are the hallmarks of Mei Jiang Restaurant on the ground floor of The Peninsula. Read More...

 

Restaurants by the Riverside

Angelini-Shangri-La Hotel

Voted the best Italian restaurant in Bangkok for ten years in a row by the readers of Bangkok Dining and Entertainment magazine, Angelini pair’s world-class Italian fare made from the freshest ingredients with an extensive selection of fine wines. The three-story high venue in Shangri-La Hotel overlooks the Chao Phraya and faces the swimming pool, providing soothing views to enjoy the menu of spaghetti with lobster chunks as well as a make-your-own-pizza or calzone option and a great seafood selection with salmon, sea bass and snow fish.

Opening Hours: 16:00 -12:00
Address: Shangri-La Hotel, 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2 236 7777
Cuisine: Italian

Arun Residence

Most visitors to Bangkok have heard that the iconic Wat Arun on the riverside is also known as 'The temple of Dawn', but the best time to capture its beauty is at sunset. And the best place to witness the sun disappearing precisely behind the monument is from the balcony of 'Arun Residence', a great restaurant located right across the Chao Phraya River.

For this exact reason, the hard to find Arun Residence is now an increasingly popular restaurant and reserving a table has become necessary. Serving an excellent Thai food, it's the perfect place to dine with friends on a trip to Bangkok, or even for a romantic tete a tete. The restaurant is quite narrow but there is plenty of space over the three floors and wooden terrace. Unfortunately, a large boat often parks in front and although it doesn't really obstruct the view, it doesn't looks very good in a photo. Read More...

Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs 11:00 am 10:00 pm, Fri - Sun 11:00 am 11:00 pm (top floor bar opens 5.30pm)
Location: 36-38 Soi Pratoo Nok Yoong, Maharat Road
Tel: 02 221 9158

Babble & Rum

Babble and Rum is a refined bar and restaurant with a chilled-out riverside vibe. The large dining area and chic upstairs terrace are perfect for dinner or a drink, and offer tourists who visit the Old Town a classy and relaxed alternative to the other options along Pra Athit Road. The highlight of Babble and Rum is definitely the first floor bar. Other than the orange legs of the bar stools, the airy lounge continues the monochrome theme of the bistro downstairs. Even though the best view is from the tables that overlook the Chao Phraya River, the most popular area is at the back of the terrace, where you can lounge back on large white sofas. Read More...

Opening Hours: 10:30 to 22:30 every day
Location: Riva Surya Hotel, 23 Phra Athit Rd., Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0)2 6335000

Be My Guest

On the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya next door to the Millennium Hilton, this is one of the riversides cheaper establishments but nonetheless inviting with its sparkly views of the river. The menu consists of classic Thai treats and a variety of seafood options all reasonably priced and generous in size.

Opening Hours: 16:30-24:00
Address: 217 Charoennakorn Klongtonsai Klongsan
Tel: +66 (0) 2437 2653
Cuisine: Thai

Benihana Japanese Restaurant

Benihana Japanese Restaurant offers guests two of Japan’s most popular dining options with a fusion-sushi section, and several cooking islands for teppanyaki (hot plate cooking). This restaurant is famed for its oversized, signature sushi rolls and the larger-than-life teppanyaki chefs who entertain while they cook and offer a memorable show. Benihana is a restaurant brand with an interesting and colourful past that started back in 1960s New York and has since spread to several countries around the world with its unique take on Japanese cuisine, where delicious food is complemented by a fun and frivolous atmosphere. The restaurant is located in the forested grounds of the Anantara Riverside Resort, alongside the Chao Praya River. Read More...

Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30 – 14:30, Dinner 18:00 – 22:30
Location: Ground Floor, Anantara Riverside Resort, 257/1-3 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 476 0022

Breakfast at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

It's Sunday and the week has been busy with work, business or even just some holiday exploration... here is a great and unusual way to make your day a special one, something fun and unforgettable, a pleasant memory to cheer you up when days are grey and cold at home: Have breakfast at the Mandarin Oriental! Of course if you happen to stay at the Mandarin Oriental, this would just be breakfast as usual - you might even wonder what the fuss is all about. But those of us who are not blessed with such luxurious holiday plans cannot otherwise enjoy some of the greatest features that has made this venerable hotel an international landmark.

Location: 48 Oriental Avenue, Charoenkrung Road
Tel: +66 (2) 659 9000

Flow - Millennium Hilton

This open-terrace restaurant in Millennium Hilton offers all-day dining alongside sprawling views of the river. Catering to the taste buds of the international traveller, guests can choose from classic Asian or Mediterranean fare, both equally appetizing and cooked to perfection. The four open kitchens prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner both in buffet and a la carte form, to be enjoyed with the gentle breezes of the Chao Phraya River.

Thursday dinner highlights include the renowned Patravadi Theatre Group presenting contemporary Thai Art performance on the terrace. Sundays cater to parents who can enjoy the live jazz and wine buffet while the children have fun in the kids' corner. Friday nights embrace the Old World with an evening devoted to Wine & Cheese.
Cuisine: International and Asian

Opening Hours: Buffet Breakfast: 06.00-10.30, Buffet Lunch: 11.30-14.30, Buffet Dinner: 18.00-23.00, Sunday Brunch: 12.00-15.00
Address: Millennium Hilton, Lobby Level, Millennium Hilton Bangkok
Cuisine: International and Asian

Harmonique

Set in the courtyard of a century-old house, there is courtyard seating, as well as small open-air dining areas. Serving a variety of Thai dishes tailored to western taste buds, the Massaman(Muslim-style, peanut sauce-based curry) pork spareribs, the mild crab curry, and the deep-fried fish with lemongrass sauce all come highly recommended.

Opening Hours: 11:00-22:00
Address: 22 Charoenkrung 34, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 237 8175
Cuisine: Thai

 

Khin Lom Chom Saphan

The name of this charming open-air restaurant which consists of three pavilions and a lotus pond, roughly translates as chilling out and admiring the bridge – the restaurant has great views of the Ramah VIII Bridge. A popular choice of venue for both locals and tourists who are eager to get an insight into ‘Thai style’ dining, the food is excellent and what’s more, affordable. Dishes include seafood salads, baked mussels, tamarind soup with mud crabs and khinlom chomsaphan.

Opening Hours: 11:00-02:00
Address: 11/6 Samsen Rd, Soi 3, Watsmpraya Phanakorn, on the Chaopraya River by the Rama VIII Bridge
Tel: +66 (0) 2688-3823
Cuisine: Seafood

Le Normandie - Mandarin Oriental

Situated in the Garden Wing of The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, its full a la carte French menu specialises in exemplary seafood and meat dishes, although there's always an alternative but no less exquisite set menu, both at lunchtime and dinner. Not cheap but well worth splashing out for a special occasion.

Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 48 Oriental Avenue
Tel: +66 (0)2 659 9000

Lord Jim's - Mandarin Oriental

Named after the seafaring hero created by the novelist Joseph Conrad, menu highlights include seafood duck foie gras with fresh mango, fresh white crab meat with avocado and whole Boston lobster, amongst other things. This world renowned seafood eatery welcomes guests with a stunning aquarium at the entrance and continues to charm with sweeping views of the Chao Phraya. For non fish eaters there are also a variety of meat dishes on the menu. Located in Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Opening Hours: 19:00-22:30
Address: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, 48 Oriental Avenue
Tel: +66 (0) 2659 9000 Ext. 7680-1
Cuisine: Seafood

The Mango Tree

Located in an 80 year-old Thai house, where the sound of Thai classical music produced by local musicians wafts from room to room. Classic dishes like Gai Hor Bai Toey (chicken wrapped in Pandanus leaf) on the menu.

Location: Soi Anumarn Rachthon, Surawong Road
Tel: +66 (0)2 260 1988

Manohra Dinner Cruise

A moonlight dinner cruise down the mighty Chao Phraya River is the most leisurely and romantic way to view the sights of old-time Bangkok that line the banks on either side. The Grand Palace, Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) and many other Chinese inspired temples are brightly lit and make an amazing backdrop. Anantara’s Manohra Cruise adds a touch of luxury to the proceedings with a sit-down banquet and traditional, warm Thai service on board one of three restored antique rice barges. Read More...

Opening Hours: Cruise Starts 19:30-22:00
Tour Available: Manohra Dinner Cruise

Mei Jiang Restaurant

A refined atmosphere and delectable Cantonese cuisine are the hallmarks of Mei Jiang Restaurant on the ground floor of The Peninsula. Like everything else connected to this hotel, the restaurant is held in the upmost regard for their delectable dim sum, premium quality main dishes, time-honoured service and immaculate dining room. Looking out over a garden and the majestic Chao Phraya River through the full-length windows, Mei Jiang Restaurant delights all the senses to create an extra special dining experience.

Upon entry to the restaurant, gentle and melodic Chinese music mixes with soft chatter from the surrounding tables. The classic décor of pale cream and ornate latticed windows is simple but elegant in design with a central floral display and ornaments of courtly characters from the Ming dynasty. Diners have the choice of a range of set-menus or a la carte dining, but with so much choice available the majority of customers choose the a la carte menu. Read More...

Opening Hours: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:30 - 22:30
Address: 333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 861 2888

Prime - Millennium Hilton

Featuring imported meats from America, Japan and Australia, top cuts of lamb and world-class fresh seafood barbequed to perfection, Prime offers simple dishes in exquisite surroundings. Choose from romantic or private dining rooms or an exclusive chefs table; wherever you sit the extensive wine-list and mouth watering fare pay the perfect complement to the restaurants chic interior in Millennium Hilton.

Opening Hours: 18:000-23:00
Address: Millennium Hilton, 123 Charoennakorn Rd.
Tel: +66 (0) 2442 2000
Cuisine: Steakhouse

River Star Princess Dinner Cruise

Cruising along the Chao Phraya River is almost compulsory for those who want to enjoy a relaxing dinner with a scenic view of Bangkok’s well-preserved attractions. River Star Princess Dinner Cruise allows guests to enjoy a two-hour long cruise and buffet experience as they sail along the tranquil Chao Phraya River, witnessing iconic palaces and jewelled temples lit up on the banks on either side. Starting from River City Shopping Complex next to Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, guests are asked to check in at 19:00. After checking in there are many shops to explore in River City and a row of modern bars and restaurants lining the promenade if you would like to soak up the atmosphere and see the boats coming and going. Read More...

Opening Hours: Cruise Starts 19:00 – 21:30
Tour Available: River Star Princess Cruise

Sala Rim Nam at Mandarin Oriental

Sala Rim Nam at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok combines all the elements needed to be one of the best romantic Thai dining experiences in Bangkok. This is not easy to achieve with so many great restaurants all around town, and Sala Rim Nam succeeds by blending an amazing location by the riverside, not just near to the water but right next to it! Add to this the legendary Mandarin Oriental service, and of course all these would be meaningless without the key ingredient of a truly great place: the food! Prepared by Executive Chef Vichit Mukura, the cuisine at Sala Rim Nam is elaborate but absolutely Thai. The menu is well designed for both beginners and those who are already familiar with Thai food but still want to be surprised.

Opening Hours: Lunch 12 – 2:30pm, Dinner 7 – 10:30pm, Performance 8:15 – 9:30pm
Address: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 437 6211

Silver Waves

A dim-sum lunch at Silver Waves Restaurant, combined with its penthouse-style panoramic view, is one of the classiest ways to spend midday in Bangkok. The a la carte buffet is served from the 36th floor of the Chatrium Hotel overlooking the iconic Chao Praya River and features all the traditional favourites, including shu mai dumplings, spring rolls, har gao, Szechuan hot and sour soup, and sweet gingko beans. Dim sum or ‘little treats’ is a Cantonese style of cooking that has grown from a Hong Kong speciality into a worldwide favourite. There are numerous restaurants offering dim-sum lunches throughout Bangkok but Silver Waves Restaurant offers tasty and genuine portions of meat and seafood delicacies with full silver-service for the surprisingly reasonable price of 599 baht when compared to other rooftop restaurants inside five-star hotels. Read More...

Opening Hours: Lunch 11.30-14:30, Pre- dinner Tapas from 17.00, Dinner from 18.00-21:00
Location: Chatrium Hotel, 36th Floor, 28 Charoen Krung, Soi 70, Bangkok
Tel: 02-307 8888

Steve Cafe and Cuisine

I found one of the best hidden restaurants of Bangkok purely by chance as I was exploring the surroundings of the Thewet area, north of the Grand Palace. Steve Cafe & Cuisine is tucked away on the riverside, far from busy streets, with no easy access and with no big signage. It's almost as if you have to be worthy to find it. Of course it's not an unknown restaurant, since it opened in 2012 word of mouth spread the good news that Steve Cafe has got everything just right, guaranteeing its sucess. It is now recommended that you call in advance if you come for dinner - People love discovering little secret places like this. Read More...

Opening Hours: 11.30 am - 11.pm
Tel: +66 (0) 81 868 0744, +66 (0) 2 281 0915, +66 (0) 2 280 2989
How to get there: by boat disembark at Dhevet pier and walk to main road but only 100 meter from pier cross a small bridge on your left and follows walk to small walkway along the canal until you reach the Thevarakunchong temple and you have to walk to temple pier.

Supatra River House

A free ferry from Maharaj Pier shuttles diners back and forth. In the former two-storey home of Khunying Supatra, founder of the city's express boat business and an advocate for women’s rights, the restaurant has a small museum dedicated to the art she collected. The set menus (B750-B1,200) make for easy ordering.

Opening Hours: Lunch: 10:00-14:00, Dinner: 18:00-23:00
Address: 266 Soi Wat Rakhang
Tel: +66 (0) 2 411 0305
Cuisine: Thai

Thara Thong - Royal Orchid Sheraton

A traditional Thai affair, the floor seating low tables are reminiscent of the Royal Court (table seating is also available). The décor is as charming as one might expect with polished teakwood and intricate furnishings shining under the softly dimmed lights. The menu consists of Thai favourites including king prawns and large steamed sea bass, coconut based soups and curries and mango and sticky rice, a classic Thai dessert. Located in te Royal Orchid Sheraton.

Opening Hours: 18:00-22:30
Address: Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 2 Charoen Krung Road Soi 30
Tel: +66 (0) 2 266 0123
Cuisine: Thai

The Lantern Ice Cream

Teppanyaki Ice Cream at The Lantern Hilton Ice cream and Teppanyaki are two words we never thought would go well together. In our minds, teppanyaki is a Japanese way to grill meat, seafood an veggies on a burning hot metal surface, so it was weird trying to visualize someone dropping a melting scoop of ice cream onto a grill. But the stranger the idea, the more we want to try it, so we crossed the river to reach 'The Lantern', a creative ice cream shop located at the foot of the Millennium Hilton hotel. It's very easy to get to and the beautiful view of the Chao Phraya river is one more reason to give it a try. Read More...

Opening Hours: Daily 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Millennium Hilton Bangkok hotel 123 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok
Tel: 02-442-2000

Tongue Thai

Traditional Thai fare that includes luscious items like soft shell crab curry, mussels in a clay pot, and crispy morning glory. The chefs here though do not go easy on those with a mild palate, with their generous use of chillis in their cooking. Not for the faint-hearted. The nicely decorated interiors exude an intimate ambiance. 

Opening Hours: 10:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 22:00 (Mon - Sun)
Location: Charoenkrung Soi 38
BTS: Saphan Taksin
Tel: +66 (0)2 630 9918 ext. 9
Cuisine: Thai

Trader Vic's Restaurant

Trader Vic’s is a restaurant designed around a Polynesian concept with rattan chairs, exotic masks and illuminated tiki carvings. This theme has a tenuous link to Bangkok at best, but we love how fully immersive the experience is – whether you come for an evening of imported steaks and cocktails, or for their famous Sunday brunch. Located in the five-star Anantara Riverside Hotel, the restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 18:00 to 23:00 with the Mai Tai Bar serving on until 01:00. Their fabulous Sunday Brunch is served from 11:30 to 15:00. Read More...

BTS: Saphan Taksin (take the complimentary Ananatara shuttle boat from Sathorn Pier in front of the station. The boat leaves every 30 minutes)
Address: 257 Charoennakorn Road, Anantara Bangkok Riverside, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2476 0022
Price Range: Sunday Brunch: 1,400++ including soft drinks, 2,199++ including free-flow cocktails, beers and wines

Wine and Cheese Event at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel Bangkok

The monthly ‘Say Wine and Say Cheese!’ event at Royal Sheraton Orchid Hotel takes place every third Friday of the month with free-flow wines selected from a different country or region every month and 20 gourmet cheeses sourced from across Europe. The cost for this buffet of delicacies is a very reasonable 599 baht (not including tax or service charge); recent examples of the wines featured include a soft pinot noir by Hardy’s and a sweet semillon sauvignon blanc by Peter Lehmann Wines, both from Australia. It runs from 18:30 to 20:30. Read More...

Opening Hours: 18:30 to 20:30 on the 3rd Friday of every month
Address: 2 Charoen Krung Soi 30, Bangrak
Tel: +66 (0) 2266 9214

Yuan - Millennium Hilton

This is a contemporary Cantonese affair where the culinary wonders of Ancient China re-emerge on Bangkok’s riverside at Millennium Hilton. Highlights include abalone steak; stir-fried scallops or prawns with XO chili sauce and numerous types of steamed fish – Cantonese style. One of the biggest attractions of this venue is the ‘tea collection’ – Bangkok’s biggest and rarest – that is served in the traditional manner, using what the Chinese once termed a ‘long mouthed’ copper tea pot.

Opening Hours: Lunch, 11.30 – 14.30 and Dinner, 18.00 – 22.30
Location: 2nd floor, Millennium Hilton Bangkok
Cuisine: Cantonese

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