Located in Sukhumvit Soi 39, the restaurant serves up traditional Japanese along with international fusion dishes. The two-story shophouse is furnished with wood, Japanese style, with an open kitchen at the center. Try the Canadian lobster roll, OMG roll (rice rolls with tuna and fatty tuna),...
Previously a Facebook Japanese-inspired bakery, White Day has now opened a shop over on the Thonburi side of the river. They say the desserts are now more complex, while the emphasis is also on creative presentation. Try the new dishes like the Three Degrees of Chocolate (B195), which comes with...
International restaurant Vertigo in Bangkok has a great view
One of the city’s first sky-high dining options remains a popular choice for special occasion dining. (It was voted best restaurant for Western food by our readers in 2010.) The focus is on grilled dishes, the mouth-watering smell of which greets you at the top of the (many) stairs. With the...
Besides being known as a color bar and hair salon, Velvetimo also serves Japanese-style sweets and Lavazza coffee. The retro house is decked out with a few contemporary touches and features an English-style garden where you can relax while indulging in desserts like the signature mango tart (B105)...
This spacious two-story restaurant triples as a gallery, bar and furniture shop. Come here for Thai dishes and western fare whipped up to suit the local palate, admire the works of aspiring artists, wind down with after-work cocktails or simply drop by to snag some furniture—mostly retro...
The latest trendy Isaan joint is Tor Um Tum which is actually sat in the same place and run by the same chef as the old Tum Mour. The new look draws in a younger crowd seeking authentic Northeastern dishes like somtam Thai (B40), laab ped (spicy minced duck salad, B90) and yam nuea yang (spicy...
Located on a buzzing soi off Rama 2 Rd., open-air restaurant The Village Garden is yet more evidence that street food—not restaurant—reigns supreme across the river in Thonburi. Opened not too long ago, the place attracts big crowds with its spacious garden that offers a pretty relaxing...
In addition to Hof Eat and Art, BACC is welcoming another cool artsy eatery, The Painter’s Table. Here, you’ll find art exhibitions and a large communal table where you can get creative with some new friends over a few snacks such as choc balls or the daily savory dishes like kanom jeen...
The buzz: Thai Chef Kittichet “Eiam” Thirapongpattana, who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Sydney in Australia, serves up inventive and artfully presented food in a casual but busy space. Situated in the same soi as The Oyster Bar near Oakwood Residence, this restaurant is proving popular...
With its bright yellow exterior Andaman is easy to spot and exudes a fun and quirky vibe. And nothing says fun more than fondue. Their specialties include this communal cheese option (B650) where you can enjoy dipping cubes of crusty bread into a hot pot of melted cheese. Not into fondue? You can...
Yellow Spoon Pastry offers up a compact, daily pastry menu, courtesy of a pastry graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Australia who has spent time working in hotels. The team promises simple but satisfying treats with no use of margarine, artificial additives or preservatives. Bite into salted caramel...
A good place to take your visiting friends, this restaurant boasts fun and authentic Laotian dining in a classic setting. The traditional musicians play dreamy wavering notes round the base of the magnificent tree that stands at the center of the restaurant. Clad in traditional Vientiane wear, the...
Located right next to its sister restaurants S&P and Maisen, this branch of Vanilla offers an intriguing focus on old-school Thai cuisine. As expected for the Vanilla brand, the décor is tastefully chic. The wood-dominated restaurant offers a Japanese-inspired vibe, while the menu is all about...
TWG
The shiny décor here is perfect for moms of the khun-ying variety but, really, TWG is only really worth a visit for its tea. (Perfect if mom’s on a diet.) Bordered by monogrammed glass, TWG’s trademark look of European elegance is completed by a dark marble floor, wood paneling trimmed...
The design boasts clever lighting and custom artwork—a wave of bamboo flowing between Tsu and Nami. Tsu is Chef Aki’s sushi-ya. In the middle is a bar/reception area and next to it is Nami, the tepanyaki steakhouse. The unconventional chef sources some of the best fish from Tokyo and...
It doesn't look like much with it's crudely painted scenes depicting the Swiss Alps and otherwise barebones decor, but this little cheese shop and restaurant has some of Bangkok's best fondue and raclette.
The Nine
Tropical garden-esque and village-themed, The Nine is a semi-outdoor complex with three sections: the Market Village, the West Village and the East Village. Seri Market dominates the Market Village and features the same concept food stalls as we’ve seen before at Paradise Park (out on...
The Gardens of Dinsor Palace is the kind of place you can visit any time of day with its serene atmosphere courtesy of the rabbits hopping about and its pond with geese. There are four eateries to choose from, too: fine-dining Rendez Vous (lunch sets start at B590), Gabriel’s Bistro &...
The recipe here was created by M.C. Sulapwanleng Wisuthi during Rama VII’s reign. The Sukhothai Palace variation has five side dishes (B295): luk kapi (deep-fried shrimp paste balls), hom tord (deep fried shallots), prik yuak yud sai moo (green chili pepper stuffed with minced pork), chai pow...
Introducing yet another new, hip café in town, Wonderwall. Sat a short walking distance from BTS Phrompong, the place’s sleek, minimal design comes courtesy of Be Grey, whose previous works include Karmakamet, In the Mood for Love and Casa Lapin. Nestle down amid the familiar décor—...
This famous café from Chiang Mai settled in Bangkok a year ago, featuring the same Moroccan style as its Northern sister. Trust us, the mood and tone cannot get more girly than this. Here, they serve up different mixes of teas from around the world. Try the signature, Vieng Joom On Tea, a...
Vatel has taken a remote and unlikely location for a French restaurant—the Talingchan strip on the outskirts of Bangkok—and made it a homey alternative for unfussy diners looking for an affordable French meal. Its inconspicuous spot on a narrow alleyway before a U-turn means that Vatel...
The tea house trend that recently gave us TWG at Emporium and the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has now delivered Twinings Tea Boutique. Spot the big Twinings sign right after you come in from Ratchadamri entrance, then plop yourself down on their blue sofa for an afternoon tea set (B450) or signature...
Brunch restaurant: Trader Vic
Known for its strong cocktails, Trader Vic’s also has a good selection of grilled meat and fish, as well as foie gras and Australian oysters. A stunning view of the river is a bonus, as is their solid choice of cold cuts, salmon and sushi. B1,599++ and B1,899++ (for free flow wines). 
Working with a healthy gluten-free, non-dairy concept, Theera serves up a regularly rotating range of bakery treats, from mouthwatering gingerbread cake with homemade granola (B150) and brownie banoffee and milk crumbs (B100), which you can enjoy along with some organic tea. Breakfast dishes are...
Our favorite brunch, being outdoors, is unfortunately closed until Nov 2010. When it’s open, you can expect unparalleled views of the river, excellent free-flow Champagne, impeccable service and a spread that looks a bit smaller than other hotels but covers all the favorites just as well. Did...
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-649-8353. Open Daily 9:00AM - MidnightThe Living Room didn’t fare that well in last year’s high tea round-up because, at B470, it wasn’t that good a deal. But now that its B500 for a limitless buffet of sandwiches, cakes and other tasty...
The adorable, colonial-style boutique hotel is now serving Sunday brunch, with late-morning classics like croquet madame and French toast, in addition to more decadent dishes like oyster Rockefeller and blinis with lumpfish caviar. Best of all, you don’t have to choose just one. The three-...
With a vibe like the cute movie set of a romantic comedy, Tessa is a relaxed and informal spot to come enjoy a nice meal or homemade desserts. As well as an impressive selection of international dishes ranging from salads to steaks, Tessa also offers more than 60 ice cream flavors, and a decent...