remains one of the top destinations for travelling foodies. Many hotels in Bangkok
are catering to these discerning palates, serving up some of the most mouthwatering dishes in the city. Here are some of the best of the ‘foodie’ hotels.
SO Sofitel Bangkok
The SO Sofitel Bangkok has a dizzying number of amenities and panoramic views of Lumpini Park, all of which appeals to Bangkok’s many tourists. The hotel also has a reputation for serving up some of the best cuisine in the City of Angels. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and even a late night buffet at the hotel’s Red Oven. The restaurant is run by well known young Swedish chef, Kenny Karlsson. Red Oven is equipped with nine different stations, each serving a different type of cuisine such as Japanese sushi and robatayaki station.
SO Sofitel Bangkok , 189 Road 13- Klongtoey Nua Wattana, 15 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, +66 02 126 9999
The atmospheric dining room at the Red Oven, Sofitel So Bangkok | © Courtesy of Roderick Eime/Flickr
Millennium Hilton Bangkok
Millennium Hilton Bangkok
One of the eight restaurants and bars at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok is sure to make guests’ mouths water. Those hoping to get a front row seat to see what goes into the making of their meal might prefer Flow Restaurant, where talented chefs prepare both sashimi and sushi specialties. Those craving something a bit more tropical might opt for The Beach, the poolside restaurant serving up fruit smoothies, freshly squeezed juices and light snacks. And on top of delicious cuisine and cocktails, many of the hotel’s restaurants enjoy great views of the Chao Phraya River or the city’s immense skyline.
Millennium Hilton Bangkok, 123 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok, 10600, Thailand, +66 2 442 2000
The view across the city from one of the Millennium Hilton Bangkok’s rooftop restaurants | Courtesy of LWYang/Flickr
The Okura Prestige Bangkok
The Okura Prestige Bangkok
To experiment with new food is often a reason while people travel to the other side of the world, but it can be an expensive hobby. So luckily for foodies in Bangkok, the Okura Prestige Bangkok serves up dishes from all over the globe. There are four options to choose from: Elements, Yamazato, Up & Above Restaurant and Bar and La Patisserie. Elements’ menu is chock full of French cuisine with Japanese influences. Those who enjoy seafood should try Yamazato, which has a sushi bar. The Up & Above Restaurant and Bar is located on the 24th floor of the hotel and has some of the best views of the city. For those with a sweet tooth, the destination of choice should be La Patisserie, which serves freshly baked goods such as cakes, baguette and croissants.
The Okura Prestige Bangkok, 57 Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 687 9000
The menu at Elements is an intriguing mix of French cuisine with Japanese influences | © Courtesy of The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Visitors flock to Arun Residence for the enviable views of the Chao Phraya River but they stay for the cuisine. The stunning Wat Arun, or Temple of the Dawn, is just across the river from diners at Arun Residence but the views are soon forgotten once visitors tuck into one of the Thai or international dishes served here. Guests can dine at the Deck By The River Restaurant or Amorosa, the cocktail and light snack lounge located on the top floor.
Arun Residence, 36-38 Soi Pratoo Nok Yoong, Maharat Road, Rattanakosin Island Bangkok, Thailand +66 2221 9158-9
It’s hard to choose between the view and the food at The Deck at Arun Residence | © Courtesy of Arun Residence
From a free welcome drink to its modern interior, W Bangkok in the heart of the city is all about excellent customer service and experience. There are plenty of dining options to choose from, for those on the go or those who want to enjoy authentic Thai cuisine. And if it’s privacy you are after, you can book a private room at WOOBAR, the stylish lounge bar at W Bangkok.
W Bangkok, 106 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand, +66 (0) 2 344 4000
Delicious Braised Beef Ossobuco is on the menu at W Bangkok | © Courtesy of W Bangkok
The Flava Restaurant & Bar can be found on the second floor of Dream Bangkok. This unique venue is decorated with colored striped walls and carpeting, plush seating and full-sized leopards. From its name to its furnishing, everything about this hotel feels surreal. Flava Restaurant & Bar serves Thai and Western cuisine. Happy hour is best enjoyed at Flava Lite, the poolside bar that serves cocktails and light snacks.
Dream Bangkok, 10 Soi Sukhumvit 15, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, +66 22 548500
There’s nothing surreal about the food at Dream Bangkok | © Courtesy of Dream Bangkok
Riva Surya Bangkok
From the oval-shaped swimming pool by the Chao Phraya River to an abundance of tastefully decorated rooms, everything about the Riva Surya Bangkok exudes luxury and the food is no exception. The hotel is home to the Babble & Rum Restaurant, The Garden and the Mezzanine. The delicious cuisine is complemented by stunning views: the Mezzanine Bar has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the winding Chao Phraya River. At the more contemporary Babble & Rum Restaurant, guests enjoy views of both the river and a lush garden sitting right outside its walls.
Riva Surya Bangkok, 23 Phra Arthit Road, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand, +66 2 6335000
Even the desserts are luxurious at Riva Surya | © Courtesy of Riva Surya Bangkok
Banyan Tree Bangkok