Cadence by Dan Bark
Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok

27 fine-dining restaurants to indulge in now that lockdown restrictions have been eased

The city’s haute cuisine scene is back with a bang!

Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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How long has it been since you last treated yourself to a luxurious dining experience as a reward for all your hard work? It’s been a while for many of us, since many fancy restaurants went into hibernation for a few months following the lockdown. 

But restrictions have been lifted and the city is slowly waking up, Bangkok’s fine-dining scene along with it. Renowned restaurants across the city have unlocked their doors to welcome back diners in search of creative and memorable dining experiences.

We’re sure you’re all set to put on your best togs and revel in something other than microwave-heated leftovers. Here, we’ve rounded up swanky spots offering a range of culinary specialties in varying price ranges. Enjoy!

Aksorn
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok

Aksorn

David Thompson, the first chef to snatch a Michelin star for a Thai restaurant, continues to profess his love for traditional Thai cuisine at Aksorn, following recipes found in old cookbooks.

A multi-course menu (includes 13 dishes) is available for B2,800++.

Click here or call 0 2116 8662 for reservations.

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Charoennakhon
  • price 4 of 4

Executive chef Wilfrid Hocquet seeks out the best ingredients to create modern French dishes inspired by acclaimed culinary treasure Alain Ducasse. Tasting menus for both lunch and dinner are available (from B1,950 to B5,950) so make your way to ICONSIAM to indulge in the restaurant’s new winter menu, plus gorgeous views of Chao Phraya River.

Click here or call 0 2005 9412 for reservations.

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Watthana

American-Korean chef Dan Bark never fails to wow eating aficionados with flavorful dishes influenced by his multicultural background. Cadence is currently churning out a 12-course tasting menu at the price of B4,200++.

Click here or call 09 1713 9034 for reservations.

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  • Restaurants
  • Eclectic
  • Thonglor
  • price 4 of 4

Fine dining is combined with art at Canvas, the Michelin-starred eatery headed by Chef Riley Sanders. Focus is on the use of local ingredients prepared using innovative techniques and presented in contemporary, artistic ways. 

An 18-course tasting menu is available at B4,500++.

Click here or call 09 9614 1158 for reservations.

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Yenarkat
  • price 3 of 4

This fine-dining Italian den by Chef Christian Martena welcomes back diners with Once Upon a Time in Italy Menu Chapter II, which can be enjoyed either as a five-course (B2,680++) or seven-course set (B3,080++).

Click here or call 09 5879 6257 for reservations.

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Charoenkrung
  • price 4 of 4

This French eatery at Capella Bangkok is probably the closest you can get to experiencing  three-Michelin-star cuisine. World-famous chef Mauro Colagreco, who is behind Mirazur, the aforementioned starred establishment, has sent his culinary prodigy Davide Garavaglia to Thailand to create a set menu that lifts Bangkok’s fine-dining realm to another level.

A seven-course lunch (B5,600++) and nine-course dinner (B6,100++) are currently available.

Click here or call 0 2098 3888 for reservations.

  • Restaurants
  • Eclectic
  • Watthana
  • price 3 of 4

Now relocated to Soi Sukhumvit 53, Gaa still greatly impresses with Indian cuisine prepared in a progressive and modish way. Chef Garima and her crew are now preparing an 11-course menu (B4,000++) for the festive season.

Click here or call 06 3987 4747 for reservations.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Ratchadamri
  • price 4 of 4

This fine-dining gem at The St. Regis Bangkok is celebrating the return of dine-in services with 4-Course Sharing Experience (B3,800++), a set menu that promotes enjoying a good meal with family and friends. You can also opt for a three-course meal (B1,900++) if you fancy a quick lunch.

Click here, call 0 2207 7822 or email igniv.bangkok@stregis.com for reservations.

  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Khlong Toei

Spice up your day-to-day diet with a flavor-heavy tasting menu by one of the best Indian fine-dining restaurants, JHOL in Soi Sukhumvit 18.

The three-course tasting menu (B1,399++) is ample for you to get complete insights into coastal Indian cuisine that is all about hot spices and seafood-focused ingredients.

Click here, call 0 2004 7174, or email reservations@jholrestaurant.com for reservations.

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Sathorn
  • price 4 of 4

After months of temporary closure, the Sukhothai’s signature Italian dining room has reopened, and now boasts a new chef, Eugenio Cannoni, as well as new tasting menus (B2,480++ for four courses, B3,400++ for six courses, and B3,980++ for eight courses) that showcase Cannoni’s northern Italian background.

Call 0 2344 8888 for reservations.

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  • Thai
  • Silom

This one-Michelin-star restaurant, also by Chef Ton Tassanakajohn, is offering a six-course menu (B3,000++) that proves why Le Du deserves its star and a spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Call 09 2919 9969 or email info@ledubkk.com.

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Maison Dunand
Maison Dunand

Maison Dunand

After nine years as the sous chef of two-Michelin-starred Le Normandie at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier has moved on and is now opening his own restaurant. Maison Dunand will be serving multi-course menus: B2,200++ for a four-course lunch, B3,600++ for a five-course lunch, B4,600++ for a six-course dinner and B6,900++ for a nine-course dinner.

Call 09 8883 1033 or email reservations@maisondunand.com for reservations.

  • Restaurants
  • Khlong Toei
  • price 3 of 4

Top Russell and Michelle Goh are tempting back avid foodies with the winter menu, a seven- (B3,550++) or five-course (B2,850++) tasting menu that boasts European and Asian influences. Vegan (B2,350++ for five courses) and vegetarian (B2,350++ for five courses) sets are available as well!

Click here, call 09 8862 9659 or email reservation@miarestaurantbkk.com for reservations.

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  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Rattanakosin

Chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn’s traditional Thai restaurant has been busy since it reopened, and it’s about to get busier come November 15, when it launches a new 12-course menu (B2,990++). Tables are booked until the end of the year, so call now if you want to reserve for 2022.

Click here, call 09 7293 5549 or email nusarabkk@gmail.com for reservations.

Potong
Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok

Potong

Respected chef Pichaya “Pam” Utharntharm has embarked on a new culinary venture. Potong pays homage to her family’s Chinese medicine business, which was once housed in the old building where the restaurant now stands.

Her 5 Elements, 5 Senses tasting menu (B4,500++ for 20 courses) gives food connoisseurs a glimpse into the essence of Potong, and reflects both Thai and modern Chinese influences. Rumor has it that the restaurant is booked until next year, so try and make a reservation now.

Click here for reservations.

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Ekamai
  • price 3 of 4

This progressive restaurant by Chef Jay Sangsingkaew introduces Stage 6.0, a set menu that showcases European and Nordic culinary influences.

You can opt for the six-course menu (B2,900++), which focuses on Wagyu beef, or the 10-course option (B3,900++), which gives you the complete lowdown on what Restaurant Stage is all about.

Click here or call 08 3623 4444 for reservations.

  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Thonglor
  • price 3 of 4

This two-Michelin-star restaurant impresses diners with reinvented classic Thai dishes made with local ingredients. Its latest tasting menu is called Sustainable Wisdom of Thai Herb Samrub and comes either as a five-course meal (B2,912++) or in eight courses (B3,512++).

Click here or call 09 5141 5524 for reservations.

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Samlor
Samlor

Samlor

Following his departure from 80/20, Chef Napol “Joe” Jantraget didn’t wait too long to set up another venture, still with dessert specialist Chef Saki Hoshino. The duo has come up with a 13-course menu called Coalescent (B3,200++) at their new Thai restaurant, offering dishes  that reinforce their reputations as two of the city’s most innovative chefs. 

Call 06 4210 1520 or send a message to LINE (@samlor.bkk) for reservations.

Samrub Samrub Thai
Samrub Samrub Thai/Spice Market

Samrub Samrub Thai

Private dining kitchen Samrub Samrub Thai by Chef Prin Polsuk is once again taking up part-time residency at Spice Market, the Thai restaurant of Anantara Siam. Multi-course meals (B2,300 for seven courses, B2,800 for 10 courses) highlight flavorful dishes such as a Peranakan-influenced tumis curry with tiger prawn and young mangosteen. This dish is so rare that it’s barely served, even in Thailand’s Peranakan town of Phuket.

Call 0 2126 8866 or email dining.asia@anantara.com for reservations.

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Saawaan
Saawaan

Saawaan

Sujira “Aom” Pongmorn, bestowed the Young Chef Award in the 2021 edition of the Michelin Guide, has created an 11-course tasting menu (B1,980++) at one-starred Saawaan that will be served throughout November.

Click here or email contact@saawaan.com for reservations.

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  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Sukhumvit 26

If you’re all about intense spicy flavors, then Sorn is the place for you. Its 15-course tasting menu (B4,800++) has long fascinated discerning diners eager to sample well-executed southern Thai cuisine.

Call 09 9081 1119 for reservations.

  • Restaurants
  • Siam

The Summer Journey menu is once again being served at Siam Kempinski’s one-Michelin- star Thai restaurant. Favorites, such as the siphon-infused tom yum soup, can still be enjoyed, but the menu now includes new creations by Chef Henrik Yde Andersen and Chef Chayawee Suthcharitchan, such as a coriander waffle and spicy cod salad.

Stop by for lunch for either a four-course (B1,850++) or a six-course (B2,600++) meal between 12:00 and 15:00, or come for a six-course (B2,600++) or eight-course (B3,200++) dinner between 17:00 and 20:00.

Click here, call 08 3623 4444 or email dining.siambangkok@kempinski.com for reservations.

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  • Restaurants
  • Yenarkat

Sühring is the only Thailand-based restaurant to bag a spot in the 2021 edition of World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Make a reservation and try the nine-course (B3,500++) or 12-course (B5,000++) set menu to see why the restaurant and the twin brothers behind it deserve this accolade.

Click here for reservations.

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary Asian
  • Siam
  • price 4 of 4

Chef Andy Yang, the culinary personality behind this chef’s table establishment, seems to be extremely busy until at least mid-2022. Standard, the restaurant’s signature tasting menu, comprises 13 courses and is priced at B6,900. If you’re lucky (or persistent), you may just succeed in booking a table.

Call 08 3399 9888 or email table38reservations@gmail.com for reservations.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Chula-Samyan

This long-standing fine-dining institution has a Classic Menu that serves seven French-inspired dishes for B3,400++. More modest offerings include lunch sets (B1,290++ for two courses; B1,590++ for three courses; B2,190++ for four courses).


Click here or call 09 5085 7777 for reservations.

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