Where To Eat in Bangkok – 10 of the Best Places


Thailand’s capital city has an extremely vibrant dining scene and with so many restaurants and bars to choose from, it’s hard to pick just 10 of the best restaurants in Bangkok. However, we’re sharing some of our favourites and can’t wait to hear your recommendations as to where to eat in Bangkok.

Where to Eat in Bangkok – Celadon at Sukhothai

Within the grounds of the elegant Sukhothai hotel, Celadon is a real oasis of calm. Escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok for the duration of your meal whilst you feast upon authentic Thai cuisine. Named best restaurant in Bangkok by Travel and Leisure, the restaurant overlooks a picturesque lotus pond. We particularly liked the Celadon appetiser selection and the birdy shaped dim sum.

Our review of Celadon restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand
Sky Bar at lebua

World-famous as the bar where The Hangover Part II was filmed, Sky Bar is a must visit for its panoramic views and impressive architecture. At 820 feet, its one of the world’s highest rooftop bars and is a great choice when considering where to eat and drink in Bangkok. Why not try a Hangovertini cocktail to fully get into the spirit of things? Just remember to dress smartly – long trousers are obligatory for gentlemen. There’s also a restaurant, Sirocco, where you can dine whilst admiring the illuminated State Tower and the capital’s skyline.

The Sky Bar at lebua hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, is a great place to go at night
Breeze at lebua

Much less crowded than Sky Bar but equally photogenic, Breeze is located on the 51st and 52nd levels of lebua hotel. Executive Chef Sam Pang creates Asian dishes that successfully combine traditional and contemporary influences. Whether inside or outside, the decor is spectacular.

The best rooftop bars in Bangkok, Thailand - Breeze bar at the lebua hotel has breathtaking views
Nahm at COMO Metropolitan

One of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and considered by many as one of the best restaurants in Bangkok, Nahm delights with its subtle blend of flavours. Chef David Thompson is originally from Australia and learnt French culinary techniques before arriving in Thailand. At Nahm, you dine overlooking the swimming pool and every course is a feast for the senses.

Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand - love the Michelin starred food here
Café Claire at Oriental Residence

Nestled inside the luxurious Oriental Residence, a stone’s throw from the American and Dutch embassies, you’ll find Café Claire. If your tastebuds are craving European food or simply something a bit less spicy than traditional Thai food, this fits the bill perfectly. The bistro style decor is light and airy and the dishes are popular classics such as eggs benedict, croque madame and tiramisu. Their afternoon tea is a hit with locals and tourists alike.

Cafe Claire is a relaxed bistro within the Oriental Residence in Bangkok, Thailand
Paste

For innovative Asian cuisine, refined service and decor, look no further than Paste. Chef owners Bee Satongun and Jason Bailey pride themselves on beautifully presented, locally sourced dishes. Just be aware that some of these are rather spicy, although the friendly waiting staff will be able to advise you which ones are most suited to your taste.

Our review of Paste restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand
Asiatique The Riverfront

For a fun and relaxed atmosphere after dinner in Bangkok, head to Asiatique The Riverfront in Wat Prayakrai District. You can even take a river cruise to get there. It’s on the site of the former East Asiatic freight company warehouses and bills itself as a nightime shopping experience. There are also many casual bars and restaurants as well as a ferris wheel. Brasserie 9 is a good choice for waterfront dining.

Asiatique the Riverfront in Bangkok, Thailand - this place comes alive at night
Water Library

Somewhat surprisingly, Water Library started out as a bar featuring a huge variety of bottled waters. That all changed when the owner, Mr Pote Lee, an importer of water and wine met chef Mirco Keller. Since then, Water Library has expanded to 4 restaurants, each with its own stunning design. They’re a favourite with locals for after work drinks and dinner.

Review of the Water Library restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand
Audrey

Inspired by who else but the iconic Audrey Hepburn, founder Janista Lewchalermvongse has created some of the most stylish venues to eat and drink in Bangkok as part of the Audrey Group. A former member of Parliament and TV host, she has successfully turned her hand to dining. Who could resist these flower pot cakes from Audrey? Certainly not us, that’s for sure.

The most Instagrammable flowerpot cakes in Bangkok, Thailand at Audrey
Fresh coconut

Of course, Bangkok is not just famous for its high level restaurants, the street food is second to none. Whilst we didn’t have time to sample it on this visit, we did enjoy a refreshing coconut drink. When the heat is on, it’s an ideal way to cool down – we found ours at Wat Arun Temple.

We hope that you have enjoyed these suggestions of where to eat and drink in Bangkok.
Which places would you add to the list, whether for fine dining or street food?

Fresh coconut is very refreshing - this is at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand

  • I know this is about food, but I really like your dress xx

  • Experiences Luxe

    I ate 2 times at the Celadon last year when I was staying in the Sukhothai Hotel and it was delicious ! The atmosphere is lovely too !

    • I think that place could possibly be my favourite – it was nice that it wasn’t over spicy and the presentation is incredible

  • I’ve eaten at Celadon and Sirroco both are excellent. I’d also recommend Vertigo at The Banyan Tree and the bar at The Mandarin Oriental.

    • We’d have loved to visit the Banyan Tree rooftop bar, we were almost next door but it was only open in the evening – next time!

  • this all looks awesome, i would love to visit one day!

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  • Bangkok is very high on my list of places to visit and just got even higher up on the list after reading this! The restaurants look amazing – foodie heaven!

    Miriam
    http://www.londonktichendiaries.com

    • You’d love it, Miriam! We already have a long list of other places to visit for our next trip. I really enjoyed your W Doha post by the way

  • Hayley Rubery

    LOVE this post Suze, Bangkok is a hub of vibrance – such a great city! I’ve never been to the Sky bar but Ben has been previously and loved it, I need to visit one day!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

  • hmm looks delicious!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • alice

    Love reading this.!

    Alice Cerea
    babywhatsup.com

  • The Sky bar at Lebua sounds wonderful and the interior design of the Water Library certainly seems to be worth seeing! I’ve never visited Bangkok and so it’s lovely to read/see more about what’s on offer there 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Both places have amazing interior design and a cool vibe in common! You’d love both of them, I’m sure

  • Suze your dress is gorgeous and I love that photo of you outside Breeze! I’m definitely going to put the Water Library on my list for next time

  • Sky Bar had been on my list when I visited Bagkok three years ago but I never made it unfortunately as time was running out! Did go to the Moon and Vertigo though which was nice.

  • Hi Suze,

    Really glam shot of you. Awesome.

    Sky Bar. I always wondered where the scene was filmed. We needs move sometimes from our cozy little 40 Baht tofu and curry dishes and 150 Baht messages by Khao San Road to these fab areas. We get ensconced within our comfy zone during 1-2 day stays in this area, as BKK is a layover spot for us on the way to Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Lanta, or Pak Name Pran. Much more to see do, eat and drink in this inspired city.

    Ryan

    • Ah bless you, Ryan! As for the Sky Bar, there were quite a few people heading up there in quirky outfits that I think were definitely inspired by the film. If I go to Chiang Mai, I will hit you up for some tips as I’d love to fit it in next time we visit

  • That rood top place looks so amazing
    xo
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  • Coco Cami

    Amazing post, thanks for sharing 🙂 I would love to visit Bangkok one day!

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

  • Ellie Adams

    For some strange reason Bangkok has never been at the top of my list but I think you just busted all the myths I had. What a stunning place, Sky bar looks breathtaking!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • Well it can get very humid and it’s not an easy place to walk around but it does have some amazing eateries and I’ve never seen so many shopping centres in my life!

  • Stunning shots, lady- love that picture of you on the rooftop with the city view behind you!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • You have to visit there, Ashley, if you go to Bangkok – the views are incredible!

  • You make Bangkok look so luxe. Most Thailand impressions we get are virtually from the islands or drunken Aussie shenanigans at a Full Moon party in Phuket.

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

    • Well it would have been interesting to see that side too, but funnily enough we also visited Phuket and the area we were in was very unspoilt – I’ll be writing about it later this week

  • Wow, Suze, I would have never thought that Bangkok has stunning restaurants. You really made me curious about it. I’ve never been in Asia, but it’s in my plans. Thanks for sharing this post.

  • All of these sound delightful! I’ve never been to Asia (yet) but Bangkok looks like it has so much to offer!

    • It’s certainly better than I’d expected – as long as you plan everything it can be good fun. When we didn’t, we ended up getting hot and sticky and looking for air con!

  • Wow Breeze looks so so beautiful! I’ve never been to Asia but this makes me all the more excited for when I do finally make the trip 🙂 xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

    • I definitely recommend Breeze as it’s less crowded than the iconic Sky Bar but it’s only one floor down so you can go to both

  • Agness

    I’m the biggest Thai food lover on this planet, no joke! When in Bangkok, I was stuffing my face with coconut ice-cream, smoothies, grilled veggies and a lot of fish and meat dipped in sweet chilli sauce. Great restaurant recommendations! <3

    • You’re brave with the sweet chilli sauce, Agness! I did find some of the food a bit too spicy but I washed it down with lots of water

  • ♫ Alison M ♪

    I have never been to Bangkok but it looks amazing. Some of that food is so artistic looking

  • SouthEast Asia has never been on my ‘list’ but it keeps popping up darnit!

  • Thailand is hopefully my next long term trip! I’ll keep that list in mind 🙂

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    • I really recommend Thailand, I just wish we had had longer there as I’d like to visit Chiang Mai and Koh Samui

  • Lucy

    Cafe Claire looks wonderful. I am sitting reading this post, in cold, wet and dark London, oh i’m jealous. It all looks divine Lucy x

  • Follow My Gut

    Ooooh I love this list! I was in Thailand a year ago and had a quick day trip in Bangkok and would have loved to have visited ANY of these spots. Gonna have to take another trip out there now 😛

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

  • What a delectable list! Definitely going to refer back to this next time I’m headed for Bangkok.