Go overboard on the Pad Thai? Or just need a break from testing out your personal chili pepper tolerance? Check out these incredible Western dining options in Bangkok, from the finest of French cuisine to SoCal-inspired taco trucks, and every flavour in between.
With its wide, open-floor restaurant, Goji Kitchen + Bar takes its guests on a journey through an enormous variety of international cuisine, featuring more than 10 stations of buffet options that includes freshly-shucked oysters, professionally-rolled sushi, made-to-order pasta and suckling pig roasted on a parilla grill.
A cosy and casual neighbourhood haunt, Papa’s Kitchen doles up the most mouthwatering Western comfort food in the city. The “Guv’nor” beef burger and Buffalo chicken wings have cult-like followings, while homesick British expats rave about Papa’s perfectly beer-battered fish and chips. Finally, don’t leave without grabbing a slice of their homemade pecan pie.
This Silom hotspot opened to the tune of its founding mantra: “to break the mold of what contemporary cuisine can be in Southeast Asia.” Their New York-trained chef has delivered on this promise, combining unique and creative taste combinations delivered in minimalistic ways, with all focus on the food. The latest new menu item is an incredible dish of Angus short ribs with candied sweet potatoes and Korean BBQ sauce, or its five-course “Sustainable Market Menu” for which all produce is sourced directly from local, sustainable organic farms and paired with natural organic wines.
With a homey, inviting atmosphere, the chefs at Bangkok’s only true German restaurant bring a contemporary feel to classic dishes, without relying on the staple street wurst that’s become synonymous with German fare overseas. Its Himmel and Erde – or Heaven and Earth – dish is a medley of black pudding, green apples, and crispy potatoes paired with a decadent pasta unique to southern Germany. Or try the lamb imported from Holland, cooked in an aromatic broth with seasonal greens, paired with one of their selection of excellent German and Austrian wines.
Eat Me is a stylish restaurant with an on-site art gallery featuring edgy young, local artists, serving an enticing selection of international cuisine. Dishes include spicy rabbit ragu, lemongrass chicken, grilled squid, roasted lamb, king salmon, and sea urchins with rice, and there’s a good choice for vegetarian diners too. There’s an extensive selection of enticing desserts, wines, and cocktails. For something completely different to the norm, try the Thai-inspired Laab-Moo cocktail – it contains shallots, cilantro, roasted rice, and ham.
Located in the Patpong Market area, this restaurant does one cuisine and does it well: barbecue. Its interior is dimly lit, with high ceilings acting as acoustic boosters to the slow croon of jazz and blues music, and the sporadic array of photographs lining its brick interior give a polished vibe to its BBQ-shack ethos. Almost all of its menu items revolve around its top-of-the-line smokers, resulting in intense flavours packed into its slow-cooked brisket, lamb, ribs, and even mac ‘n’ cheese portions. Be sure to give its namesake pugs Basil and Su a bit of love!