Caturday Cafe
Caturday Cocowalk. BTS Ratchatewi exit 2. Open daily noon-10pm. This new cat café recently opened at Cocowalk, right next to the BTS. Run by veteran GTH director Paween Purijitpanya, the café is decked out with cutesy cat-themed gimmicks while the white house also has many colorful paintings on...
Up & Above
Rather go to a restaurant? Here's our pick of the top standalone places for your Sunday brunch.   Colonnade The deal: B2,700 with a cocktail. The selection: The standouts are the cheese, charcuterie, homemade pasta, braised ox tail and wagyu prime ribs. But Kerry Hill’s architecture...
Nakara Jardin   Tucked deep down a soi behind Ping Nakara Hotel, Nakara Jardin is a sweet secret hideaway. From the parking lot, take the pathway through a French-style garden to the white house with its terrace overlooking the Ping River. The man behind this cute café, Chef Pom, an engineer...
Industrial Decor and Eggs Benedict
Industrial Decor and Eggs Benedict Wooden tables, exposed bulbs dangling from the ceiling, Emeco Navy chairs, a bare cement floor—welcome to [insert random word here] Cafe, the new, hip restaurant that just opened on your street. Its owner studied in New York, and brought back a taste for...
Blue Harbour
Skinhead & Tramlines:  Neversay Cutz  Founded by Way, one-third of local hip-hop trio Titanium, Neversay Cutz does men’s hair with a focus on street cuts and shaves. This is a popular spot for a close shave, not least because they make use of old-school straight razors, but on...
  Key: Number of Deaths in Bangkok per Year   ☠< 50 ☠☠51 - 250 ☠☠☠251 - 500 ☠☠☠☠500 - 1,500  ☠☠☠☠☠> 1,500     1. Road Accidents ☠☠☠   The most recent Bangkok Metropolitan statistics show that in 2012 some 32,393 road accidents occurred in...
2B Bread & Brown Coffee
2B Bread & Brown Coffee 6/F, Emporium, Sukhumvit Soi 24. BTS Phrom Pong. Open daily 10:30am-9:30pm. For those without a TCDC membership, not to worry, 2B Bread & Brown Coffee (located in front of TCDC) is a cozy café that offers free Wi-Fi and plugs for you to charge your laptop. Buy a...
Honmono Sushi
HONMONO SUSHI BK PICK! Honmono is an excellent sushi joint that’s worth the high prices and, thankfully, isn’t a bewildering experience for those of us who aren’t Japanese salarymen. After a year, almost every branch of Honmono still packs in hi-so Thais every night. The...
Steve Café
Steve Café 68 Soi Sri Ayuthaya 21 (Wat Devarajkoonchon), Sri Ayuthaya Rd., 081-868-0744, 02-281-0915. www.stevecafeandcuisine.com. Open daily 11:30am-11:30pm. Located in the small community behind Wat Devarajkoonchon next to Thewet Pier, this 60-year old house was damaged by the floods last year...
Velayenn
Velayenn 808/15 Soi Thararom 2, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Bangkok, 080-900-2610. Open Tue-Sun 12-10pm Owned by a group of friends who love their bikes, Velayenn is a hip cycle café that puts a precedence on vintage bikes. Stop in to peruse a few books about fixies, and enjoy a drinks list (...
Rocket
Rather go to a hotel brunch? Here's our pick of the best all-you-can-eat buffets for your Sunday. Crepes & Co. Despite having to move to a new venue last year, this restaurant retained its colonial allure by taking up residence in a charming white house on Langsuan. Great service and a nice...
Above Eleven
47/F, United Center, Silom Rd. 091-889-9600. BTS Sala Daeng. Open Mon-Sat 5pm-midnight.  Key:  Rooftop  Garden Spots  Riverside  Good Music  Terraces  Community Malls    Rooftop Above Eleven 33/F, Fraser Suites Sukhumvit, 38...
Sinthorn Steak House
Iranian Shahrazad In a soi made up entirely of Middle Eastern restaurants, Shahrazad somehow manages to stand out. It claims to be the oldest one there and it’s even popped up on the radar of foodies’, despite having the most discreet façade in this garish neon jungle. The menu is pan-...
Suspension training at New Moves
1. TRX & Suspensions at New Moves Price:  ★★★★ Facility: ★★★ Classes: ★★★ The latest fitness opening in Childlom, New Moves looks to make you break a sweat through intense natural workout moves, without the use of conventional machines. The venue highlights the fitness technique...
Jae Fai
Jae Fai  A favorite among many chefs in town who praise its use of top-quality seafood, the rad na (B360) here has a pretty steep price, but it’s well worth it thanks to a killer combination of seafood and crispy noodles. The highlight is, of course, the flour-coated sen yai (rice...
Bharani
  These past few years have seen some fantastic new fine-dining restaurants serving Thai food open their doors in Bangkok: Bo.lan, Nahm, Issaya, Supanniga and Paste. But here are the veterans whose food--and prices--all hark to the good old days when fancy Thai food wasn't yet on the map...
Hyde & Seek
La Monita We’ve long been fans of this festive taqueria’s tacos, burritos and margaritas, but it may come as a surprise to you that this place also does an all-day breakfast, that offers way more zesty options than the usual egg on toast with ham. Any self-respecting Mexican place...
D'SENS
BK TOP PICK: Best French restaurant in BangkokD'SENS While Singapore and Hong Kong have more Ducasse and Robuchon spin-offs than you can wave a chef’s hat at, Bangkok can only count D’Sens as a proper Michelin-star annex, of a pair of two-star chefs, the Pourcel brothers, from...
Khun Iad
Khao Soi Chiang MaiIt’s not easy to find the perfect khao soi, but khao soi Soi Haa (as it’s also known) has a really rich, hearty soup due to the homemade paste the owners have been concocting for more than 20 years. The fried noodles are really nice, too, and don’t carry the odd...
O’ReilLy’s Irish Bar
BTS Sala Daeng: O’ReilLy’s Irish Bar 62/1-4, Silom Rd., 02-632-7515. Open daily 11-1am. An Irish Pub located right at the foot of the BTS, O’Reilly’s has a very traditional feel with its tea-stained walls, old-fashioned chandeliers and slightly old-fashioned expat clientele...
Glur Bangkok
Silom Glur Bangkok 45 Chareonkrung Soi 50, 02-630-5595. Open 24 hours daily. BTS Saphan Taksin exit 1.  www.facebook.com/GLURBANGKOK Located just a minute’s walk from BTS Saphan Taksin, Glur Bangkok is a hostel, café and bar wrapped in one and is the latest 24-hour hotspot on our radar...
Want our all-time favorites? See Bangkok's Best Outdoor Bars.   Key:  Rooftop  Garden Spots  Riverside  Good Music  Terraces  Community Malls  Eat Drink Love The Park 9, Sri Nakarin Soi 57. 02-707-8873. Open daily 7am-11pm...
Still don't have a copy of Top Tables 2013? Get it here.   1. Opposite Mess Hall Under chef Jess Barnes’s stewardship, Quince placed third in Top Tables 2013. So really, there’s not much suspense as to whether his new venture, Opposite, will make the cut for Top Tables 2014....
Opposite Mess Hall
Opposite Mess Hall We’d turn vegetarian in a heartbeat if we had Chef Jess Barnes cooking for us round the clock. Needless to say, we are huge fans of his food, which is a blend of Mediterranean and Asian influences cooked up with a fuss-free approach by way of Australia. Fans of his...
1. Kim Aeng Gluay chuem (sweetened banana with coconut milk, B20) may be a mainstay at any market, but this stall’s auntie has dedicated more than 30 years of her life to serving up her delicious secret recipe. The flavor has changed little over the years, and you can be guaranteed the banana...
Tribeca Restobar
Tribeca Restobar Run by siblings Rishi and Shareen Arora, Tribeca is one of the few bona fide brunch spots in town. Much of the menu is devoted to hearty egg, pasta and meat dishes, but their sandwich offerings are just as rewarding. Look no further than their classic Reuben (B240), which is an...
Biscotti & Shintaro at the Four Seasons Hotel
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FILM Fatherland Edgy Thai films often take an age to appear at local cinemas. Take Kongdej Jaturanrasamee’s art-house opus P-047, which took more than a year to hit Bangkok screens after premiering at the Venice Film Festival. Now the same is happening with Yuthlert Sippapak’s (Friday...
Bangkok Poetry Night
Bangkok Poetry Night/Bombyx Stories Bombyx Stories Who Are They? Apart from having a gallery on its second floor (and the occasional hanging sculpture in front of the place), WTF Bar & Gallery and Opposite play host to two regular literary events. The Bangkok Poetry Night is open to everyone...
Anotai
Anotai The place: It’s easy to dismiss Anotai from the rather bland exterior. Step inside, though, and you’ll find a Zen vibe and Cordon Bleu-cooking by the eponymous chef. She gets all her veggies from her own farm, Rai Plook Rak, in Ratchaburi. The décor has a warm homey...