Bangkok is not only the best place to taste Thailand’s world-renown cuisine in all its spicy glory but also one of the street food capitals of the world. A walk from neighborhood to neighborhood will reveal a huddle of street food vendors in each, giving sustenance to regulars and newcomers alike. But what if Bangkok had more? Is it possible that not only has this hub in Southeast Asia mastered international travel but also international food? Here are five restaurants serving up great food in Bangkok.
1. Eat Me
Hidden on a side street near Soi Convent in the Silom business area, the only thing that makes a bigger statement than Eat Me’s name is the food on offer. This restaurant has taken on the trends of west and introduced fine dining without the expensive dress code and stuffy atmosphere. There is delicious international cuisine from rabbit to venison and of course some very good steak. Add a full bar serving up Eat Me’s own take on some classic drinks in combination with great desserts and a chilled out vibe and you have all the trappings of a fancy restaurant from home in Thailand.
More at: http://eatmerestaurant.com
Just like no list would be complete without a French restaurant, the same goes for an Italian one. Offering up hearty, authentic Italian cuisine from the 35-floors above the sprawling metropolis of Bangkok city, Medinii brings a taste of Italy with new Asian twists. There is free flow pizza and pasta every evening as well as rich and delicious desserts. Monday to Saturday there is a fine lunchtime buffet on offer while Sunday sees one of the most well-known brunches in town. At night enjoy the romantic ambiance and choose from one of the most extensive wine lists anywhere in the city.
No list of the top restaurants in Bangkok would be complete without Gaggan, one of the best restaurants in the world. Serving up modern Indian cuisine, Gaggan is located in a quiet soi near Langsuan road in an ancient while colonial house. Inside Chef Gaggan has brought his brand of cutting-edge boldness to the favourite Indian staples and has done it all right in Bangkok. From his intense training in Spain to cooking for celebrities and political figures throughout the world, Chef Gaggan has been putting smiles on the faces of the people of Bangkok since opening his restaurant in 2010.
More at: http://eatatgaggan.com
Sticking in the same region, no international restaurant list is complete without a French restaurant. Indigo gives its patrons a fantastically made meal every time. Located in yet another side street off of Soi Convent, Indigo is housed in a colonial L-shaped building with a lounge which opens into a court yard—good for having a drink. Here you can try the cheese soufflé, escargot and ravioli with lobster. Or try a staple of French food: steak tartare which Indigo makes its own version of. With more veal and beef options available coming from their butcher shop across the street, Indigo has a little slice of France in Thailand.
5. Seven Spoons
Here is a lesser-known pick. Located in a shop house near Bangkok’s backpacker district of Khaosan Road, Seven Spoons has a local restaurant feel with delicious Mediterranean and vegetarian food. With an extensive menu with pastas, salads, steak, and vegetarian favourites like eggplant along with a full bar serving up strong cocktails and the fact there are only about four or five tables for dining, and it’s no wonder this place is full every night. Make sure to book ahead as space in limited. Come and enjoy fantastic food in an unassuming place.
More at: http://sevenspoonsbkk.com
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