Our annual Top Tables Bangkok 2015 guide launched last night at an event that welcomed over 200 guests comprised of chefs, restaurateurs, food industry professionals and BK Magazine partners. This year, the guide’s ranking shows profound shifts in Bangkok’s dining scene over the past few months, with the arrival of world-famous chefs and growing recognition for our local talent.
Now in its sixth year, Top Tables has grown into Bangkok’s most trusted guide for discerning foodies. Top Tables is compiled by a panel of foodies, bloggers, journalists and F&B professionals. Voted by 24 judges, 109 restaurants have made it into the 2015 guide.
L'atelier de Joel Robuchon is number 1 in the Top 30, showing how excited Bangkok is about welcoming the man with the most Michelin stars in the world. In second position comes Gaggan, now globally recognized as one of the world’s most important chefs. In third position comes Le Du, which is just barely a year old and helmed by a 29-year-old Thai chef—a strong confirmation that our city’s foodies value local talent and have embraced creative Thai cuisine.
The Top 10 are:
“You’ve got these two amazing trends happening at the same time,” says managing editor Gregoire Glachant. “On the one hand, we’re finally getting internationally famous chefs setting up shop here, which raises the city’s standards and our profile as a destination. And on the other, we’ve never had so many great new restaurants doing Thai food as creative fine dining.”
For the first time, Top Tables also has a Top 30. The restaurants ranked 11-30 are:
12. Le Beaulieu
15. Little Beast
16. Enoteca Italiana
30. 22 Kitchen & Bar
Finally, there are 79 restaurants in the Official Selection. You can also browse the full list of restaurants on the official Top Tables page at bkmagazine.com/toptables
BK Magazine is also delighted to announce its official partnership with Chope, Singapore’s leading restaurant reservation service, which has expanded to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing and is now launching in Thailand. Starting off with the Top Tables 2015 venues, diners can now make a reservation through BKmagazine.com and Chope.co.
“It’s a great system and we’re really happy to finally have it in Bangkok,” says Country Manager Andrew Hiransomboon, who formerly ran Asia City Media Group’s Singapore office. “It makes booking restaurants so much easier. In Singapore, it’s hugely popular so I think people will love it here, too.”
BK Magazine would like to express its gratitude to the sponsors who have supported the Top Tables event. Event Sponsors: Krungsri Bank, Singha, Chope. Venue sponsor: Zoom Sky Bar & Restaurant. Beverage Sponsors: G Four Fine Wine, Bombay Sapphire, Aspall and Brothers. Transportation partner: UBER.
Top Tables 2015 guide is now available as a free booklet inserted in BK Magazine issue number 583 and a downloadable PDF version from BK Bites & Blends e-newsletter, www.BKmagazine.com/newsletters