Restaurants in Silom are a hot topic at the moment for any food-lover in Bangkok. Fine-dining venues have been popping up in this lively area on a regular basis over the past few years, and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Many of the best restaurants in Silom have renowned chefs plying their trade in the kitchen, inevitably helping them gain international recognition throughout Thailand and the rest of Asia.
Silom is also well-known for its abundance of delicious street food, mostly catering towards the sea of workers who spill out of the nearby offices at lunchtime and in the evenings. However, for the best of what Silom has to offer in the way of fine Thai and international dining - often in some rather stylish and contemporary settings - look no further than our list of the Top 10 Restaurants in Silom.
From their incredible octopus with crab mayo and chorizo to their raw Wagyu beef salad, as well as their melt-in-the-mouth marinated oysters, Le Du restaurant boasts a creative, innovative and ever-changing seasonal menu (‘Le Du’ means season in Thai). Le Du defines their lunch menu as ‘European bistro’, but dinner is a whole other concept, which could loosely be described as innovative haute cuisine.
The restaurant space is relaxed, sleek and comfortable but on the whole quite plain, paving way for the astonishing food to do all the talking. Prices for the four-course menu start at a very reasonable 990 baht, although if you have a big appetite and want to fully explore the culinary delights of Le Du, go for the full seven courses at just over 1,500 baht. A true Bangkok dining experience for those who appreciate bold, skilfully prepared cuisine. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11:30 - 14:30; Monday to Saturday 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: 399/3 Silom Soi 7, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 8307 36860 and +66 8156 26464
Bunker Restaurant in Bangkok, set in a cool three-storey building in Sathorn, serves refined cuisine, picking dishes from across the culinary traditions of Europe with the addition of some American bravado. Their belief in strong flavours is apparent throughout the menu: salads are served earthy and partially raw, the cured foie gras is especially creamy, the pastas are rich and filling. Bunker serves immaculate cuisine, but it's also a fashionable, intimate space with impeccable service – certainly among the best high-end restaurants in Bangkok. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Kitchen: 17:30 – 23:00 daily (Bar: Sun-Wed until 01:00 & Thu - Sat until 02:00)
- BTS: Chong Nonsi
- Tel: +66 (0)2 234 7749
With a name as risqué as ‘Eat Me’, you would hope that the food at this stylish Silom restaurant would justify such a bold name. With a packed house every night, rave reviews from critiques across town, and a consistent place in Pellegrino’s ‘Top 50 Restaurants in Asia’ list (as well as our own Top 20 list), Eat Me clearly delivers something special.
Doubling up as an art gallery with new exhibitions every three months, the international menu at Eat Me has an emphasis on the seafood, including razor clams, mussels and shrimps served up in a variety of imaginative ways. They also do an incredible roasted leg of lamb for sharing and their beef tagine will take you all the way to the streets of Morocco. Look at for the swanky two-storey white house on Convent Road, just a short walk from Sala Daeng BTS. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 15:00 - 01:00
- Address: 1/6 Pipat Soi 2, Convent Rd, Silom
- Tel: +66 (0) 2 238 0931
Mezzaluna Bangkok is a truly exceptional fine dining restaurant located on the 65th floor of Tower Club at lebua. Famed for its set menus that come in four or seven courses only, Mezzaluna impresses with a new daily menu of world-class haute cuisine prepared by a visionary chef. Chef Ryuki Kawasaki has worked his way around the world in a game of ‘who’s who’ with culinary giants including Pierre Gagnaire and Joel Robuchon, so it’s fair to say we had sky-high expectations on our latest visit – all of which were exceeded with aplomb. This is an expensive restaurant (4,900 baht for 4 courses, 5,900 baht for 7 courses), but if you are looking to dazzle someone on a special occasion, Mezzaluna has it all. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 18:00 to 01:00 (last order 22:30
- Location: Lebua Hotel
- BTS: Saphan Taksin
- Tel: +66 (0) 2624 9802
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Bangkok opened in early 2015 and sent shockwaves through the dining scene in Thailand. Serving French haute cuisine with a focus on meticulous preparation of taste, texture and style, this is the latest addition to the prestigious restaurant group run by Joël Robuchon, a man who has been called ‘Chef of the Century’ by the Gault Millau guide – and with an unparalleled 28 Michelin stars awarded to his restaurants across the world it’s hard to argue with his pedigree. Although Joel himself is not in the kitchen on a daily basis (he visits frequently and has famously high standards), the kitchen is headed by Executive Chef Olivier Limousin, who previously ran the kitchen at the two Michelin starred restaurant L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in London. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30 - 14:30, Dinner 18:30 - 22:30 Everyday
- BTS: Chong Nonsi, exit 3
- Address: 5th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE
- Tel: +66 (0)2 001 0698
La Table de Tee ticks all the boxes when it comes to fine dining in Bangkok. Firstly, their five-course menu is utterly delicious, well-presented and at just over 1,000 baht per person, doesn’t break the bank either. French cuisine is the overwhelming inspiration of most of the dishes, although head chef ‘Tee’ was born in Thailand and trained in England, so expect more complex flavours to be incorporated into his ever-changing, ever-impressing menu.
The choice of what to eat is flexible and you’ll generally be presented with a range of soups, risottos, meat-based mains and a couple of exquisite French desserts to choose from. Although a little hidden down a small road near Sala Daeng BTS, La Table de Tee is growing in popularity by the day. Book ahead, especially if you want a table at the weekend. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 18:30 - 22:00
- Address: 69/5 Soi Sala Daeng, Silom Road, Bangkok
- Tel: 66 (0)2 6363220
Good views and an even better menu of international delights seem to be a winning combination for Scarlett, a critically acclaimed restaurant lying 37 floors up at the Pullman Hotel Silom in Bangkok. Occupying almost an entire floor of this five-star hotel, designers of Scarlett have spared no cost on the decor, with an abundance of warm wooden flooring, huge windows taking advantage of the view and a rather swanky central bar with thousands of glasses dangling from above.
The architect of Scarlett’s menu is 2-Michelin chef Manuel Martinez, so it’s no surprise that the menu is exotic, creative and uses some of the world’s finest local and imported ingredients. Expect mouth watering and intriguing additions to their menu such as lobster caesar salad, slow-roast rack of lamb, bone marrow with shallots, and Pacific Ocean snow fish. Scarlett’s comprehensive wine list features over 150 reds and whites from around the world too. Starters and desserts are around 300 baht whilst most mains are in the 400-800 baht price bracket. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00-01:00 (Daily)
- Location: Pullman Bangkok Hotel, 37th Floor, 188 Silom Road
- Tel: (+66) 2238 1991
Somtum Der is a more humble addition to our Top 10 Restaurants in Silom list, but that doesn’t mean their north-eastern Thai favourites won’t leave you wowed. ‘Som tam’ is the name of the game here, a popular papaya salad bursting full of flavour with an outrageous combination of spice (chilli), sourness (lime juice), sweetness (palm sugar) and touch of saltiness (fish sauce). We counted over 15 variations of the salad on their menu including with salted egg, extra shrimps or grated coconut instead of papaya. Order your som tam with some sticky rice (kow niow) alongside their range of meaty delights including nam tok moo (spicy pork salad), suea rong hai (barbecued beef with a dip) or gai yang (grilled chicken).
Although there are a thousand other equally delicious restaurants in Bangkok serving up pretty much the same thing, Somtum Der wins extra marks for its lively open kitchen area, trendy two-storey interior (with air-con), quick service and great central Silom location. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00-22:00 Daily
- Address: 5/5 Soi Saladaeng, Silom Rd.
- Tel: 02-632-4499, 084-764-4291
One of Bangkok’s most instantly recognisable restaurants (it’s set in a bright pink house), Namsaah Bottling Trust opened in 2014 and is the creation of Thai celebrity chef Ian Kittichai. ‘Chef Ian’ is a Thai food expert and entrepreneur who has already set up restaurants in New York and Mumbai. He is also the brainchild behind Bangkok’s critically acclaimed Issaya Siamese Club, just a short drive away in Sathorn.
As for Kittichai’s brightest creation to date, the food, just like at Issaya, is classic Thai with a twist. With the menu featuring the likes of pad Thai with foie gras and their interesting phad kapraow (fried Thai basil) burger, ‘classic Thai with a twist’ could well be interpreted as ‘fusion food’. However, don’t let that put you off: Namsaah’s creations work superbly well, impressing both foreign guests as well as local diners with more discerning opinions on Thai cuisine. Away from the food, Namsaah has an equally innovative range of cocktails and hosts live DJs on the weekends. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 00:00 (daily)
- Address: 401 Soi Sirijullassayvok (aka Silom Soi 7) Silom, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 2 636 6622
Indigo restaurant on Bangkok’s Convent Road is a long running French eatery that sticks firmly to tried-and-tested recipes, leaving any French citizen yearning for a trip back to their homeland. Classic dishes, a warm and welcoming atmosphere and efficient service have all contributed to the steady success of this now well-known Silom restaurant.
The pretty, colonial-style house features a cosy dining area with plenty of wooden touches, whilst the air-conditioning makes this space a perfect getaway from the oppressive Bangkok heat during the day. At night when the temperatures subside, many prefer to dine al fresco in the the romantically lit garden area. Recommended dishes include their rabbit stew with white wine, pan friend sea bass, steak tartare, and don’t forget to slurp up one of their fresh oysters which are imported in twice-weekly. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:30 - 01:00
- Address: 6 Convent Road, Silom
- Tel: 02-235-3268
For a taste of Tokyo right in the heart of Silom, look no further than Daimasu Izakaya. From the traditional decor, Japanese-speaking waiters, right down to the imported ingredients and booze all the way from The Land of the Rising Sun, there are few Japanese restaurants in Bangkok that rival Daimasu’s authenticity.
The concept is modern Japanese barbeque, which means you’re sat down at a table with your very own grill and cooking appliances. The modern element comes in the form of a ventilation pipe: essentially a giant vacuum cleaner that hovers above your grill sucking up all the smoke keeping the small restaurant fresh and free from barbeque fumes. On the menu is a serious choice of meat, seafood and vegetables for the non-carnivores. Overall, Daimasu Izakaya is a relaxed and fun dining experience, even more so if you explore their comprehensive range of sakes. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Lunch: 11:30 - 14:00 - Dinner 18:00 - 23:00
- Location: Daimasu, 9/3 Soi Tan Tawan., Surawong Road, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 (0)2 634 1477