Top 10 Restaurants for Business Meals
Where to Go in Bangkok for a Business Dinner
Food is an integral part of Asian culture and in Bangkok there is a vast assortment of dining options to be enjoyed. At its most basic level, the food at a business meeting is only a small part of the package; the ambience and service are far more important to the meal’s end – which usually signifies the conclusion of the business exchange. In short, the venue is a reflection of your business self and should complement the aims of the meal accordingly.1Mandarin Oriental - International Buffet Riverside Business Breakfast
Famed for its colonial-style décor and acclaimed standards of service, the Oriental breakfast is served on the verandah in full view of the Chao Phraya River. The buffet-style breakfast delves into an array of cultures and flavours bringing an international feast of morning delicacies to the table. Fresh fruits, fragrant coffee, traditional teas and seasoned meats all add up to make the perfect way to start the day with a client of two. Read More...2Madison- American Style Steakhouse Chidlom - Ploenchit Business Breakfast - The Four Seasons Hotel
Moving away from the river and into the city, The Four Seasons Madison lacks the Chao Phraya view of the Oriental but more than makes up for it with a truly exquisite breakfast menu. Traditional Asian and Western dishes are served as well as bread fresh from the bakery and indeed it is the overall freshness of the fare that really captures visitors' attention upon entering the restaurant. Read More...3Kuppa - International and Thai Sukhumvit Business Lunch
Kuppa's interior comprises floor-to-ceiling glass windows, buffed concrete walls and marble-top tables. A one of its kind in Bangkok, Kuppa's Thai and Australian management partnership is evident throughout, from the décor to the Australian beef, the sandwich selections, salads and of course the traditional Thai fare. After finishing up with a coffee, a stroll around the attached art gallery is the perfect after-dinner treat. Read More...4Blue Elephant - Thai Sathorn Business Lunch
Housed in a 100-year old building, The Blue Elephant is not only an innovative restaurant but also a cooking school. Featuring both set menus and a banqueting option it is perfect for small business conferences. With an all-Thai menu, Blue Elephant serves historic dishes from the ‘Forgotten recipes’ section, present-day options labeled 'Blue Elephant Classics', and futuristic dishes known as 'Our Chef's Creations'. Read More...5Ugolini - Italian Chidlom - Ploenchit Business Lunch
Ugolini offers a wide selection of Italian fare and ranks among Bangkok's finest and most popular Italian restaurants. The thing that makes Ugolini superior to most other restaurants in Bangkok is the dedication of owner Roberto Ugolini and chef Mario Fraschini to authentic, regional ingredients imported directly from Italy. The unique tiered layout of the restaurant is ideally suited to business lunches as seating can be as public or as intimate as required. Read More...6Koi Restaurant - Japanese Sukhumvit Business Lunch
Koi restaurant in Bangkok is the third to open worldwide – the other two branches being in New York and Los Angeles. Koi's contemporary blend of furniture with dark wooden floors makes for a balanced interior. Before choosing from a selection of 20 sushi and sashimi items along with 16 hand-cut rolls and a choice of three great signature rolls, the wait staff serve up small jugs of hot sake to begin the feast. Read More...
Tapas is as good as it gets for Spanish food in Asia. Serving up traditional and modern tapas dishes, the ambience is decidedly informal and patrons will be struck by the ease and comfort they feel upon walking into the restaurant – in part due to the excellent staff and service that ensues. The Paella is one of the best, but it will take 30-40 minutes to reach the table giving business diners the chance to talk things over.
Renowned for its dim sum, diners at Evergarden have even been known to phone in their dim sum orders prior to arrival. A large portion of the menu is traditional Cantonese. A definite must-try is steamed snow fish in soy sauce; the fish is cooked to perfection. Peking duck here is a long-time favourite and comes highly recommended. The elegant colonial-style décor is what separates this Chinese restaurant from its competitors.
Part of The Peninsula luxury business hotel chain, Jesters is in a league of its own when it comes to serving exquisite Mediterranean and Chinese cuisine in a contemporary setting. The award-winning restaurant commands river views set against a backdrop of Bangkok’s stunning skyline. Only open during the evening, Jester's has a distinct nocturnal feel to it with its discreet lighting and edgy yet hospitable interior.
Best described as a sophisticated steakhouse, patrons are treated to the finest imported steaks, live lobster and other varieties of freshly caught sea food, topped off by an impressive wine list at Prime Bangkok Hilton. The contemporary decor and relaxed tones make for a comfortable setting and what with its impressive riverside location; the evening view of the illuminated Bangkok skyline is stunning.