HOW MUCH? B760 per person
WHAT YOU’LL HAVE: The Japanese fine-dining-and-wining den offers a budget-friendly lunch offer that lets you choose two starters featuring dishes like gyoza (Japanese dumpling) filled with black cod and prawn and briefly seared Hamachi with onion tomato and garlic ponzu plus one main dish.
ADD THIS: upgrade your mains with premium selections like black cod marinated with saikyo miso and spicy beef tenderloin with red chili and soy sauce for an extra B460.
Available 11:00-14:45, 0 2252 4707
HOW MUCH? B350 per person
WHAT YOU’LL HAVE: This Silom’s swanky Italian institution pleases office workers in the proximity with the pocket-friendly lunch menu that doesn’t play down on the top-notch European ingredients. The set offers a two-course meal from which you can choose among drool-worthy appetizers, tomato based pizza, pasta and mains.
ADD THESE: Desserts (additional B140) feature indulgent homemade tiramisu and chocolate and mint truffle ice cream. And of course, you can still enjoy the signature cocktails inspired by famous modern art pieces as you munch on your meal.
Available Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30, 0 2235 2777
HOW MUCH? B850-950 per person
WHAT YOU’LL HAVE: Bangkok’s newest addition to the family of luxurious hotels, Park Hyatt Bangkok, has recently unveiled its main restaurant that sits by the hotel’s infinity pool and whips up seafood-centric dishes with Asian upgrades. Besides the reasonable food prices, the restaurant offers a tempting lunch deal that lets you choose between two - (B850) and three-course (B950) meal that comes with a selection of starters like baby squid with chorizo, grilled spring onion and pickled ginger and pan-fried smoked salmon with Asian vegetables and miso for main.
Available 12:00-14:00, 0 2012 1234
HOW MUCH? B590-B990 per person
WHAT YOU’LL HAVE: The upscale Japanese-fusion eatery by celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto offers three choices of proteins like braised black cod with ginger-soy reduction and Japanese wagyu grilled steak plus one vegetarian option. The set comes with a selection of the veggie tempura or mixed salad, selected sushi and miso soup.
Available 11:30-14:30, 0 2060 9099
HOW MUCH? B1,450-1,950 per person
WHAT YOU’LL HAVE: The Bangkok outpost of the Michelin-acclaimed chef Joël Robuchon now allows you to dine on his exquisite creations for under B2,000. Choose between a three-course menu that features one (B1,450) or two (B1,950) starters with dishes like crispy poached egg served with Pata Negra ham on a soft celeriac and green apple mousse and cherry tomato menu whipped up by the talented German chef Mirco Keller that promises to wow your lunch date. The starters include prawn gazpacho with lobster rouille and mango as well as foie gras served with crispy tofu, shitake mushroom and leek. Chilean seabass, Iberico and Wagyu all make their ways into mains while desserts see indulgent selections like chocolate meringue candies, lemon olive oil and tomato jelly. With L’Atelier best known for the swanky tasting menu, the lunch deal lets you explore a smaller 4-course version coming with the likes of white asparagus with curry-flavored king crab, morel mushrooms on soft boiled eggs and a choice of sweet from the dessert cart.
Available 11:30-14:00, 0 2011 0698
HOW MUCH? B1,000-B1,300 per person
WHAT YOU’LL HAVE: This fine dining institution in the unusual site of the university-owned Chamchuri Square churns out the monthly-changing two-and three-course (B1,000/B1,300) and yogurts and apple tart with vanilla bean ice-cream.
Available 11:30-14:30, 09 5085 7777
HOW MUCH? B1,200 per person
WHAT YOU’LL HAVE: Our favorite Thai restaurant is known for innovative fine-dining creations with respects to the traditional Sanitwonge recipe. The lunch set here will get you two courses for a minimum of two diners, with an array of starters like grounded salmon served with watermelon, miang-styled canape of oysters and roasted duck rice cracker and mains which included seared scallop with mangosteen salad and a choice of Southern Thai mud crab curry or oven-roasted chicken glazed with palm sugar and wild honey.
Available 12:00-14:30, 0 2656 1003
HOW MUCH? B1,500 - B1,700 per person
WHAT YOU’LL HAVE: The Amsterdam-hailing fine-dining Japanese institution Yamazato at The Okura Prestige hotel offers the massive kaizeki-style lunch set that lets you choose among the ordinary lunch kaiseki (B1,500) with grilled beef or port for main, sushi kaiseki (B1,700) and teppan-kaiseki with the options of Australian Angus beef, pork loin and king crab, snow fish and prawn, and salmon and scallop.
Available 11:30-14:30, 0 2687 9000
HOW MUCH? B1,100 per person
WHAT YOU’LL HAVE: The opulent French institution at U Sathorn Hotel created by the vision of prestigious chef Jean-Michel Lorain dishes out an affordable five-course lunch set featuring veggie-heavy starters like broccoli and olive oil cream served with sweet water snails and seaweed caviar and garden vegetable tartar with smoked eggplants and pickled pink radish. For main dish, you can pick between pan-seared squid stuffed with basil-scented mascarpone and slow-cooked chicken breast that comes with pumpkin mousseline.
Available 12:00-14:30, 0 2119 4899