Diners can secure their reservations now, with free dishes available for UOB and TMRW card holders
While we’re a big fan of being “regulars” at our favorite restaurants, we also get that sometimes it’s nice to shake things up. Bookings are now open for BK Restaurant Week 2023, and with over 50 restaurants participating this year, it’s one of our most diverse lineups yet. As a fun perk, holders of UOB and TMRW cards issued in Thailand will also receive a free dish with their reservation. The event is also sponsored by premium water brands Perrier and Vittel, whose products will be served at select venues.
Here’s a small selection of this year’s deals. Check out the full list of restaurants here.
Medici Kitchen and Bar
Located inside the Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, Stock.Room is one of the city’s few grocerants (a hybrid grocery store and restaurant), making it a food connoisseur’s true one-stop destination. Appetizers include a tuna and roasted rice dish, and poached tiger prawns served with the tropical combination of pomelo, pomegranate, and coconut flakes. Meat lovers can dig into a perfectly seared rib-eye, or try something different with the umami congee made with truffle barley soy milk risotto.
The Deck BKK
Basically like a Balinese oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle with two-floors and a deck overlooking the city, something about The Deck just makes you want to take a seat outdoors in the plants and trees and sip on a cool drink. They do the classics well here: a simple yet flavorful Waldorf salad appetizer, imported Australian hanger steak main served with “cowboy butter” and your choice of mashed potatoes or fries, and a sweet ending in the form of an affogato.
C.A.L.M Bar and Guingette
For those curious, C.A.L.M is an acronym for comme a la maison ("like home” in French), while “guinguette” means a drinking spot that also serves as a restaurant and dance venue. And that’s exactly what you get here. The food is unpretentious and well-executed, and covers an array of meats and cuisines. Starters include crab tapas, Korean chicken bites, and eggplant caviar; mains range from good ol’ burgers to cheesy lasagnes or lighter salads; and desserts go heavy on the chocolate. There are also several vegetarian options available.
As one of the city’s original Mexican restaurants that still provides some of the best authentic Mexican food, Mexicano is nothing less than a Bangkok legend. The non-vegetarian menu includes chicken wings, rancho salad, and your choice of sweet BBQ pork ribs or spicy chicken fajitas. The vegetarian menu swaps wings for a quesadilla, and the main is a stuffed vegetable burrito. Dessert for both menus is crispy churros with a homemade chocolate sauce.
Rang Mahal has succeeded in bringing Bangkokians grand Indian dining in a stuffy yet opulent setting, with the menu exuding delicious and authentic flavors of Punjab. The beetroot shikampuri starter is made with a delightfully unexpected blueberry chutney. Get the special khamiri roti served with coriander chicken, and the flavor-packed tandoori gobhi steak with musallam gravy. Round off your meal with the tropical duo of baked mango yogurt and jaggery snap. A vegetarian menu is available.
Brews & ‘Ques by Crave
The terrace of Crave Wine Bar & Restaurant at Aloft Bangkok hotel is home to Brews & ‘Ques, an American-inspired barbecue joint with quirky Asian twists. Even the most carnivorous of diners will be satisfied with the four-meat platter: the grilled BBQ ribs come with your typical fries and corn on the cob, there’s the spit-roasted chicken with a spicy Mexican sauce, traditional German currywurst seasoned with curry ketchup, and moo nam tok skewers made with pork that has been been marinated in a homemade Thai spice rub.
Chef de Cuisine Akkawin Pittrachart has proudly composed a menu of home-style Thai cuisine inspired by “ros mue mae” (“mother’s cooking”). Every dish here proudly represents Thai heritage, from the fresh locally-sourced ingredients to the authentic flavors to the refined culinary techniques. Start with a classic: fried chicken with homemade chili. For the main, pick between slow-cooked kurobuta pork belly in red curry, or squid stir-fried with acacia and fermented garlic. Dessert is a cooling sorbet made with Thai black tea, tapioca, and longan flower honey.
Florae’s décor is best described as “nature, but swanky”—tropical flora adorns the dining area, which includes an intimate “butterfly bar.” The flavors on the fusion menu taste just as exciting and unexpected as they sound. A humble salade niçoise is elevated with tuna loin, kalamata olives, and caper berries. Mains are a choice between saffron prawn risotto cooked in a rich bouillon, or duck leg confit served with Moroccan-style couscous and fig jam. Your meal ends with a rich and velvety dark chocolate mousse cake.
Carrots the Vegan Bistro
Carrots’ all-vegan menu is as good for your conscience (and the planet) as it is for your stomach. The eatery produces fresh, high-quality vegan food that absolutely doesn't compromise on taste. The Mexican menu has all the highlights: guac and chips served with tofu feta cheese, a taco platter of six, and a rich chocolate brownie with homemade ice-cream. Alternatively, the Italian menu opens with scallops with truffle pea purée, followed by a creamy udon carbonara, and wrapped up with tiramisu.