To us Bangkokians, Charoenkrung is best known for two things: five-star riverside hotels and, more importantly, food. Eating options in this Bangkok’s old community are abundant. You’ll find everything from a 40-year-old street vendor offering savory roasted duck to Michelin star-worthy fine-dining venue offering finest western cuisine and impeccable service. Have your wallet – or credit cards – at the ready and start exploring one of Bangkok’s most flavorful food districts!
An innovative Charoenkrung eatery that brings local produce to the fore. Rising chef Napol Jantraget leads the enthusiastic kitchen team, which rolls out dishes that play around the eatery's principle—80 percent of the ingredients used here are sourced either from local sustainable suppliers or nearby markets. Food is great while desserts are equally satisfying.
Restauranteur Fred Meyer and Chef Sujira “Aom” Pongmorn reinvents pad Thai by using 18 homemade ingredients, following a secret recipe from the eastern part of Thailand. Instead of shrimp stock, Chef Aom insists on using crab stock as the key ingredient. Try the pad Thaipuu (pad Thai with crabmeat).
A modish yet humble Chinese-themed bistro in Charoenkrungthat serves healthy Thai-Asian fusion comfort food. Chinese motifs and accessories dominate the shop’s interiors: traditional lanterns, worn-out brick walls with peeling plaster and old-school refrigerators storing a variety of snacks and drinks.
With a sweeping view overlooking Chao Phraya River, the legendary Le Normandie at The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok has been offering refined French cuisine to Bangkok’s most affluentyear after year. Steering the kitchen is chef Arnaud DunandSauthier who creates stunning dishes using only the mostpremium ingredients from across the globe.
Trustworthy Thai restaurant Supanniga Eating Room takes its greatest hits and serves it on a dinner cruise that sails daily from River City Bangkok’s pier. There’s also a one-hour sunset cruise that pairs small bites with a selection of Thai-inspired tipples crafted by the team behind Silom restobar Vesper.