The Best Fine Dining Restaurants In Bangkok

With a world-class street food scene, Bangkok, Thailand is an unmissable culinary destination / Pixabay
With a world-class street food scene, Bangkok, Thailand is an unmissable culinary destination / Pixabay
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Bangkok‘s reputation for its thriving, culinary scene has long passed the borders of Thailand and gained worldwide recognition. An ever increasing number of Michelin chefs have relocated to the Thai capital in order to delight locals and visitors alike with exceptional dishes and extraordinary flavours too. Let’s take a look at where to sample their creations.

Fine Dining in Bangkok

1. Vogue Lounge

Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, French, European, Contemporary, Thai

Vogue Lounge Bangkok
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Originally started as a bar, the Vogue Lounge now offers a truly dazzling menu, which has had Bangkok’s food critics raving. Under two-star-Michelin chef Vincent Thierry, the charming restaurant invites the visitor to lean back into its stylish leather chairs, perfectly complemented by bronze tables and polished black bar tops. The international menu features signature Vogue Lounge Bites, meticulously prepared and artfully served. The sumptuous treats are best accompanied by the restaurant’s brilliant, fruity cocktails. Vogue Lounge is without a doubt the city’s most stylish address and excels in all categories.

2. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Restaurant, French, European, Fusion, Contemporary

LAtelier de Joël Robuchon Saint-Germain
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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, one of the exceptional chef Robuchon’s concept restaurants around the world, opened its doors in early 2015 and has been a roaring success ever since. With its French haute cuisine, its strict attention to the preparation of premium ingredients and outstanding service, the restaurant added another brilliant spark to Bangkok’s thriving culinary scene. The high standards are upheld by executive chef Olivier Limousin under the watchful supervision of the owner himself, who frequently keeps tabs on proceedings. Within the modern setting, expect to revel in rich and unique flavours served alongside exceptional wines.
Address: 5th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE, 96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand

3. J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain

Restaurant, French, European, Fusion

When the extraordinarily talented Chef Jean-Michel Lorain opened his dazzling restaurant J’aime at U Sathorn in Bangkok, it became the first restaurant in the city to house a three-Michelin-starred chef. The refined setting with an underlying upside-down theme creates a particularly unique and enchanting ambiance. After managing his successful Côte Saint Jacques restaurant in Burgundy, Lorain has sought to replicate his menu while also extending it, adhering to classical cooking from France, balanced by modern accents.

4. Savelberg

Restaurant, French, Fusion, Contemporary

The premiere chef Henk Savelberg has closed down his famous Hague restaurant to bring his culinary vision to Bangkok, where he has been working tirelessly to perfect his dishes. The stylish restaurant is decorated with large windows and minimalist elements, giving it a spark of elegance without too much pretension. The menu is dominated by French influences and the food arrives perefectly presented. The restaurant has a reputation for relying on local produce as much as possible and Savelberg is always around to ensure the high standards of his kitchen are upheld. Savelberg is arguably already one of the most notable venues in the Michelin restaurant scene and is taking Bangkok by storm.

5. Le Normandie Bangkok

Bar, Restaurant, French, Fusion, Contemporary

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Le Normandie Bangkok is a culinary institution in the Thai capital. It has been hailed as the best fine-dining experience in the city and for the past 40 years has set the standards for excellent service and premium cuisine. Next to its marvellous menu, the waterfront views make for a truly elegant setting in which to enjoy a glass of wine. Culinary influences are drawn from the French tradition with only the best imported products used to prepare the mouthwatering food. Set in the famous Mandarin Oriental Hotel, le Normandie Bangkok has truly proven consistent quality and continues to impress its visitors.

6. Nahm

Restaurant, Asian, Thai

Nahm has recently received recognition as the best restaurant in Asia and its head chef, David Thompson, has advanced Thai cuisine to unimaginable levels here. With his unpretentious cooking, the renowned chef has returned to basics and perfected the balance of flavors Thai food is so famed for. From street food to premium dishes, expect a wonderful dining experience when visiting this, one of Bangkok’s best restaurants.

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