The backyard at Revolucion Cocktail and Clandestino Cantina has become Sathorn's newest tropical escape. Blue Parrot takes a more family-oriented route, opening from 11:30am six days a week to offer a brunch-y vibe amid trees and faux grass. On top of a bottle-shaped swimming pool and petanque strip, there's a dedicated play area to keep the little ones occupied. Chef Nicolas Valanchon keeps the food light and fresh with grilled king mackerel vierge served with homemade pomme dauphine (crisp potato puffs) and a line of chilled soups such as the zucchini and basil with avocado tartine. Kick back on one of the sunbeds with fruity cocktails like the R&G (wine spritzer with grapefruit juice and puree).
Sathorn Soi 10
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Another old-house-turned-restaurant in the rising Narathiwat neighborhood, Le Cabanon serves Mediterranean seafood dishes in a setting that evokes holiday homes in the French coastal town of Cap Ferret. That means light blue and white tones paired with dark wood, starters like scallop carpaccio and mains such as grilled lobster, plucked straight from the tank. You’ll also find iconic French and Mediterranean dishes like escargot, lobster soup and burrata with sweet and juicy tri-color tomatoes from Chiang Mai. Finish your meal with the scrumptious fresh raspberry tart.
Akhan Songkhro Soi 3. See full details here
One of Sathorn’s best-kept secrets, Northern Thai street-food specialist Eats Payao, has found a proper home by giving a Nanglinchee shop-house a vibrant pink makeover. Here, they serve up traditional recipes from Phayao province with the occasional premium ingredient or fusion flourish. Signage boldly proclaims this to be the home of "the best khaosoi in town" and the headliner of rich and flavorful Northern-style curry noodles (available with chicken, beef, crabmeat) just about lives up to its billing. Other mainstays include nam prik noom (green young chili dip), kanom jeen ngam ngiaw (a smoky, pungent noodle dish of Shan orgin) and the delicious gaeng hang lay (spicy pork belly curry) to wash down with Mahanakorn beer.
Nang Linchi Soi 8. See full details here
The latest tapas contender in town is the sister restaurant of Madrid’s 12-year-old El Rinconcito de Juan. That restaurant’s chef, Ruben Gonzalez, teams up with husband-wife duo Manatsanan Charoensuk and Jorge Arnanz to give a three-story space on Soi Thonglor a Spanish makeover through beautiful patterned tiles and yellow accents, and serve authentic flavors. Prices are also cheap for this part of town: small plates start at B130 for the gazpacho and B150 for gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns) and albondigas de cerdo caseras (minced pork meatballs in homemade tomato sauce). More substantial is the arroz negro (imported squid ink paella with seafood), which serves 2-3 people.
Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor). See full details here
Possibly Bangkok's tiniest chef's table restaurant takes over a shipping container in the garden of Thai restaurant Kram. Here, chef Chatchai Chaengnakorn, formerly of Honmono Sushi, serves multi-course meals that are big on freshly imported Japanese produce, East-meets-West flavors and delicate plating. A sleek white counter allows only room for six diners, who are served ever-changing menus for lunch (B1,999 for seven courses) and dinner (B2,999 for 10 courses). These could include a fancified version of Edo-style sushi that’s topped with chutoro, uni and caviar embellished with organic edible flowers or a toasted croissant stuffed with an assortment of sashimi, garnished with yoghurt-infused pearls. Bookings are required one day in advance..
Sukhumvit Soi 39. See full details here
Bangkok's ramen lovers are queueing up an hour before opening time to get a taste of the latest arrival from Tokyo. The much-hyped Menya Itto claims to be the #1 ranked ramen shop on tabelog.com, which is Japan's most used restaurant ranking site. Its ramen and tsukemen (dipping ramen) spotlight noodles made in-house daily, tender sous-vide meat toppings, and shio and seafood broths. The signature Noko Gyokai tsukemen (B270/B350) comes with thick noodles to go in a dense, dripping soup that's a mix of seafood and chicken. This complex, well-rounded broth can also be had in a slightly lighter form as a bowl of ramen (B195/B240) that also features thinner noodles. Otherwise, you can also order shio ramen (B230), whose chicken base comes doused with salt from Okayama, Japan.
Erawan, Phloen Chit Rd. See full details here
Bangkok’s hottest new hotel opening, the oft-delayed Park Hyatt, plays host to three tiers of restaurants and bars perched high above the city. The marble-clad The Grill restaurant does a mean line in red meat, from US Prime grass-fed tenderloin to Australian grain-fed ribeye steak up to Japanese Matsunaga A3 wagyu striploin. Seafood, too, covers premium options like Hokkaido scallops and Canadian lobster. Have your protein with adept steakhouse sides like the deliciously crisp onion rings or the hi-so mac and cheese of porcini and morel mushrooms. Add a red salad for a fresh burst of beetroot, goji berry and pomegranate.
Park Hyatt, Phloen Chit Rd. See full details here
The top two stories (plus half a rooftop) of Charoenkrung hipster hangout, FooJohn Building, is home to SpareParts, a new barbecue and bourbon house. Deli-Q food truck's Texas-born owner Caitlin Lee Chullasapya takes care of the rooftop smoke pit, where she smokes her ribs for 6-8 hours. She also smokes the delicious Sriracha-marinated chicken wings for a couple of hours before baking them inside a dry rub crust and serving them with addictive batter-coated crispy fries.Sauces and sides rotate weekly, including Kansas BBQ sauce, curry ketchup, pork jus and Sriracha coleslaw. Ribs are served as mixed platter with pulled pork, burnt ends, chicken wings and crispy onions. The bar offers bourbon-based cocktails to go with all the smoked goodies.
Charoenkrung Soi 3. See full details here
We know the name “Supanniga
” for its casual chic locations and reliable Thai food. But if there’s one thing missing from the restaurants, it’s the view. The third branch of Supanniga sits on the riverside deck of Tha Tien’s Riva Arun, where the scenery is paired with decor that's a cozy mix of earthy tones and vibrant splashes of yellow and orange, and the food is complemented by a special coffee menu from Roots. As usual, you'll find nods to Trat and Khon Kaen cuisine in flavorful standbys like nam prik khai pu (crab meat with chili paste), moo cha muang (pork with Guttiferae tree leaves) and yum pla salid tod krob (deep-fried leaf fish spicy salad).They're joined here by a particularly Thai-influenced range of cold brew coffees like Hanuman, which is infused with dried jackfruit and topped with sun-dried banana, and the Trio, a yummy blend of coffee, chocolate sauce, Thai tea and milk. To go with, there's also a new selection of Thai sweets exlusive to this branch.
Riva Arun, Maharaj Rd. See full details here