For a long time, French and Mediterranean cuisine dominated Bangkok’s luxury restaurants. Exceptional Thai cooking could only be tasted at Bangkok’s crowded food markets served on cheap plastic tables. A visit to Bangkok’s best food stalls accompanied by an expert guide is certain to be a pleasurable experience, both for the tasty food and the high energy atmosphere. But nowadays, authentic and delicious food can also be found in Bangkok’s magnificent high-end restaurants. There are now so many dining options in this capital city, it is difficult to choose a couple of places to patronize. World-famous celebrity chefs, ambiance, style, and flavor; Bangkok restaurants offer all these and more.
Here Is A List Of The 5 Best Restaurants In Bangkok:
Style/Ambiance: David Thompson, the Australian head chef, has been a Bangkok denizen for twenty long years. He has studied all the complexities of Thai cuisine – including tantalizing street food and complex royal dishes. He has written two well-received books on this subject. Thompson’s first Nahm restaurant located at the Halkin Hotel in London was awarded a Michelin star, the first Thai restaurant to be awarded this honor. He is now focusing all his efforts on this new Nahm restaurant. The menu at Nahm is based on 19th century royal cooking which Thompson believes is the ultimate in Thai cooking. You must try the jungle curry made with pla chorn – which is a freshwater fish – followed by Thai desserts which are colorful, sweet and salty. If you are with a special friend and would like to have greater privacy, you can book one of the private dining rooms.
2. Le Beaulieu
Style/Ambiance: This hidden gem, which is situated in a serviced apartment block, offers spectacular haute cuisine. Chef Hervé creates classic French cuisine including traditional bouillabaisse accompanied by garlic bread and a rouille sauce, frogs’ legs which have been deep-fried with garlic purée and crème brûlée along with a revitalizing raspberry sorbet. The restaurant accommodates 60 people and there is a VIP seating area for 14 people in the mezzanine level. Le Beaulieu uses local ingredients which are procured from Thailand’s royal agricultural project.
Style/Ambiance: The two chefs, Dylan Jones and Bo Songvisava can teach you to cook authentic Thai cuisine at a private class for ten people in the kitchens of the Bo.lan restaurant. Both of them have trained at the Michelin-starred Nahm restaurant located in London under David Thompson. They create traditional Thai dishes, but with a contemporary twist. Intensely dedicated to the art of Thai cooking, Dylan is learning Thai so that he will be able to read antique books on the subject of Thai cookery. Just like its cuisine, Bo.lan chooses authenticity for its interiors and rejects cliched Thai designs. It is located in an old residential house and exhibits traditional Thai artifacts including coconut graters and kra-dongs (woven shallow baskets). There is one private room at Bo.lan for 15-20 people. But you can also hire the whole place exclusively if you wish to.
4. Sra Bua
Style/Ambiance: Copenhagen has a Michelin-starred Kiin Kiin and this restaurant is a spin-off of that one. It provides progressive interpretations of well-established Thai dishes like frozen red curry accompanied by lobster salad and curry soup which is served in ice cream cones Sra Bua is situated in Bangkok’s Siam Kempinski Hotel. The table service is immaculate and the decor is sensational. Old-fashioned teak wood paneling is enhanced by modern design aspects such as raised planting beds which are filled with elegant grasses. The beautiful main dining room accommodates 70 patrons and a private dining area is available if you so desire. The best way to sample Sra Bua’s innovative cuisine is to ask for the set menu which comes with expert wine pairing.
5. Eat Me Restaurant
Cuisine: Modern International And Regional
Style/Ambiance: You can opt to dine outside under luxuriant palm trees or inside the stylish dining room. The modest decor of the dining room is enlivened with interesting paintings provided by Bangkok’s major contemporary art gallery-H Gallery. This cosmopolitan venue serves international cuisine and opens late. Last orders are taken by 1am. You must taste the pan-seared Thai Barramundi which comes with spicy coconut broth. Then you can eat a sauternes jelly topped with fresh berries, delicious crème anglaise and luscious cotton candy. In case you don’t want to try Eat Me’s creative dessert menu, you can have a Lemon Meringue Tartini cocktail. This is created with Absolut Citron and topped with Baileys Irish Cream.