Top 10 Restaurants in Chidlom
Best Places to eat in Chidlom, Bangkok
Childlom is an area of embassies, malls and tree-lined streets, as well as a decent selection of restaurants. Running along the sois between Ploen Chit and Chit Lom BTS, it has an international feel to it, and this is reflected in the variety of restaurants on offer here. At first you notice the fine-dining restaurant, usually European, but there are also plenty of casual cafes in this area too. Be sure to investigate the hotels too, Okura, Intercontinental, Oriental Residence and Hotel Muse all have some great restaurants, some which were included in our top ten restaurants in Chidlom list. If you want to experience tasty, affordable Thai cuisine then Kalpapruek is our top pick.
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
For many years, Le Beaulieu has been synonymous with great French Cuisine in Bangkok. Set over two floors connected by a spiral staircase, the indoor restaurant is small, with only few tables downstairs plus two more rooms upstairs reserved for larger parties. The decor is elegant, all with warm tones and large paintings, perfect for a romantic dinner. Chef Herve Frerard makes a strong point about high quality ingredients flown daily and directly from France according to seasons and supply, selected by a trusted assistant at the best French markets. This is the biggest difference compared to other French restaurants - cooking French with local ingredients will never be the real thing. 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
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
Cafe Claire at the Oriental Residence is a discreet but impressive restaurant on Wireless Road, just next to the US Embassy. The restaurant is quite vast with a definite 'French cafe' atmosphere: lots of white wood and large windows. A reasonable amount of tables are well distributed so it doesn't feel cramped or too quiet. The short but well balanced menu works great and includes oysters, crab cake, entrecote and roasted lamb, and well as Thai specialities such as Chiang Mai noodles. Finish off with a crepe suzette or molten lave cake. With a casual design, the right price for this level of ingredients and such excellent service, it's no wonder why Cafe Claire is a successful restaurant. 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
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. The restaurant offers several ways to enjoy Japanese cuisine. You can sit at the sushi counter as it's often the best way to enjoy a true sushi experience in Japan, or if you are a meat lover, try the robata yaki. Zuma prides itself on its robata, where a chef skillfully cuts and grills beef, lamb or seafood for the customers seated around the cooking table. Among the familiar sushis, sashimis, fishes and salads listed on the menu, some unusual names might intrigue you. 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
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.
Step inside Bawarchi restaurant and the first thing you notice is colour, and lots of it. That’s not to say the interior is overly garish; pastel shades of blue, green pink and yellow are all pleasant on the eye together with hanging drapes, stencilled wall art and an impressive ceiling installation. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 00:00 daily
- Location: Intercontinental Hotel (President Tower Arcade) B-level, 973 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok
- BTS: Chit Lom
- Tel: +662 656 0102-3
7. 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, 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 desserts are just as wild. The bar takes over much of the restaurant, but they do mix some of the best drinks in Bangkok and have almost every kind of spirit to keep you in the mood. 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
8. Erawan Tea Room (Erawan Mall)
The Erawan Tea Room, overlooking the famous Erawan shrine is an attractive restaurant and tea house located in Chidlom. It’s popular for its English style afternoon teas, which also comes in a Thai set too, which includes scones with Chiang Mai strawberry jam, flower shaped dumplings with crab, crispy basket bites with roasted coconut, chilli lime and ginger and of course, mango and sticky rice. The selection of herbal teas here is excellent too. Although afternoon tea is a highlight this is also a great stop for lunch if you’re shopping in Chidlom. Thai favourites include grilled pork with sticky rice, pad thai, fried rice and noodle soup. The restaurant is calm compared to the hubbub outside, and the modern Asian interior is relaxing.
- Location: 494 Ploenchit Road, Ratchaprasong Junction
- BTS: Chidlom
- Tel: +66 (0) 2250-7777
9. 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.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
- Location: Corner of Langsuan Road
- BTS: Chit Lom
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