The gourmet’s guide to Bangkok

Sirocco, photo by Tumitu Design

Bangkok is a paradise for backpacker and foodies who live interesting local flavors. The Thai capital is the kind of place where you don’t have to worry about your stomach, because there is always plenty of cheap and delicious street food to get you through the day. But if you are a connoisseur of fine cuisine, you will probably be interested in what Bangkok’s restaurants have to offer on the gourmet side of the menu. Although street food is already pretty delicious as it is, just imagine how a fancy restaurant can please your taste buds. Here is a gourmet’s guide to Bangkok, for those who like to indulge in delicious food.

Blue Sky Restaurant

Blue Sky Restaurant prides it self not only on the flawlessly prepared culinary delights on its menu, but also on the ambiance and the view. The restaurant is perched on the 24th floor of the Sofitel Grand Hotel, and it not only offers a breath-taking view of the city while you enjoy your dinner, but also of the starry sky above. The spring rolls, the Blue Sky sibi and the lemon tarts are a crowd favorite.

Sal Rim Nam

photo by Food & Spirits Magazine on Flickr

If you are afraid that a gourmet restaurant would be too devoid of traditional Thai values and charm, then you can rest assured that Sal Rim Nala has not fallen into the trap pf being too ‘western’. This great Thai restaurant on the banks of Chao Praya River allows you to admire the passing boats, listen to traditional music and see Thai dances, and of course enjoy a menu laden with all sorts of Thai dishes.

Eat Me

Eat Me Restaurant doesn’t stick to any rules when it comes to food, which is why it is so beloved by Bangkok’s gourmet crowd. The dishes are not exclusively Thai, but more or less inspired by the Pacific Rim. The restaurant offer late-night dining every day, so if you find yourself a bit peckish or want a midnight snack, head to Eat Me and pamper yourself with beetroot soup, tea-smoked pork or zucchini carpaccio.


photo by avlxyz on Flickr

Sirocco is not only famous in Bangkok’s fine dining scene, but has made a name for itself in the international gourmet community. The view from the 63rd floor of the State Hotel is of course magnificent, but the food is what really makes people come back, although it is one of the most expensive restaurants in the city. The menu contains Mediterranean dishes with a Thai twist.

Bed Superclub

Dinner in bed, cooked up by one of the best chefs in the world? You can’t get more gourmet than this. Bed Superclub is known chiefly as a nightclubs, and most of its patrons don’t even know that the venue doubles as one of the best res1taurants in the city, that could not have been left off the gourmet’s guide to Bangkok. Asian flavors mix with European influences – one of the most popular dishes is the Tasmanian beef rib-eye with sesame-garlic glaze and kim chee salad.


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