Bangkok is brimming with Michelin-quality restaurants, but if you’re looking for that little something more on the perfect night out, try these combinations. Whether you find yourself in Lumphini or Thonglor, we’ve got a failproof date night recipe for you.
Start at Medici Italian Kitchen, Hotel Muse Bangkok
“Andaman Seabass” Good Food is Great for your health, using local ingredients with Mediterranean Flavor @chef_bartek Follow us on IG: @musebkk | TW: @musebkk [email protected]: @musebkk www.hotelmusebangkok.com #HotelMuse #Medici #ModernItalian #Italianfood #Foodstagram #Foodporn #Foodshot #Fettuccine #Pasta #Dining
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After winning Thailand Tatler’s “Best Italian” category three years in a row, Medici underwent a slight revamp under the helm of new chef Bart Cywinski, who lightened “nonna”’s rustic cuisine with a Mediterranean touch. Premium ingredients such as lobster, snowfish, foie gras and tomahawk are buoyed by an extensive wine list – but the best part of the experience? Live opera singers, serenading you through dinner, every evening.
Then head to Speakeasy Rooftop Bar, Hotel Muse Bangkok
We love Speakeasy at sunset. The drinks are good, the place classy yet unpretentious and the view and sunsets sublime. As with the best rooftop bars, this is located on the fringes of the heart of the city, meaning you can look towards the skyscrapers and not be caught right in the midst of them.
Start at Somboon Seafood Baanthatong
Curry crab from @somboonseafood in Bangkok, the sauce is super delicious and savory, perfect combination with sweetness from the fresh crab meat. - Second page is the garlic shrimp, super fresh and the natural sweetness from the shrimp is preserved. - Third page is the veggie plate, very nice presentations, a good refreshing break from all the seafood dishes. -Last one is the Tom yum shrimp soup, a little too spicy for me but the amount of lemon grass they put it in will make you want to come back for more! See it in my newest vlog [link in the bio]
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With several branches and a steady reputation of delivering the freshest, most consistently cooked seafood since 1969, Somboon is a must for us; no visit to Bangkok is complete without it. Fresh oysters, curry crab and cold Singhas, please!
Then head to Teens of Thailand
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The name may sound a bit dodge but we promise you won’t regret it. Once you enter through the heavy intricate wooden doors, the decor is decidedly eclectic, the drinks gin-focused and delicious, and the vibe rockin’.
Or try FooJohn
Tonight through Saturday we've got 3 great nights of live music, whilst you can enjoy our New menu, both food cultures in three ambiences; the Bistro, Cabaret style in the bar or on the rooftop patio! Oldtown #foojohnbkk #foojohnbuilding
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The FooJohn building comprises Foudejoie, an unnamed bar, and a rooftop Smokehouse – make a beeline for the Prohibition-esqe cocktails at the said first floor bar for a couple of drinks. The nostalgic vibe recalls In The Mood for Love, and who wouldn’t want to pretend-play an extra in a Wong Kar-wai film?
Start at The Never Ending Summer
อีกไม่นานก็เข้าเดือนเมษา เทศกาลที่ทำให้หลายคนหวนคิดถึงที่บ้าน เพื่อเป็นการแก้คิดถึงเราขอจัด Tapas สำรับเดือนเมษาที่รวบรวมอาหารไว้ทั้งภาคเหนือ-อีสาน-กลาง-ใต้ ให้ทานแล้วหายคิดถึงบ้านกันค่ะ . แกงคั่วสับปะรดหอยหลอดผักเปรี้ยว, ป่นปลา, หมูหวานเต้าหู้ยี้แดงกับพริกไทยดำ, ส้าผักกาดจอใส่แคปหมู และเมี่ยงตำเสิร์ฟกับใบมะม่วงหิมพานต์และใบชะพลู . The Never Ending Summer 11:00-23:00 pm 02-8610953-4 [email protected] : @nves . #TheNeverEndingSummer #TheSummerHouseProject #ThaiTapas #Events #catering #ThaiFood #designrestaurant #Bangkok
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Housed in an old warehouse converted by Thailand’s star architect, Duangrit Bunnag, The Never Ending Summer serves authentic Thai cuisine, some dishes subbed with premium ingredients such as kurobuta pork. The space is minimalist, yet welcoming – full of natural light, with lush ferns hanging from the ceiling.
Then head to The Bamboo Bar
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Take the ferry across the water and a short tuk-tuk ride to The Bamboo Bar at the Mandarin Oriental. The fabulous live jazz and superb cocktails are a perfect pick-me-up after the Thai feast.
Start at Le Du
Mango & sticky rice. The mongo season is over let's guess what chefTon will bring for this coming season! #ledubkk #dessert #asia50best #seasonal #michelinguide #michelinguidebkk2018 #newseason #newmenu #ledu2018
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With tasting menus built around local seasonal produce, Chef Ton’s magical balance of sweet, sour, spicy will enthrall. It’s no wonder this Modern Thai restaurant has earned a spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Then head to The Stranger Bar
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Worlds apart, but exciting in a different way from Le Du, a night spent taking in one of The Stranger Bar’s excellent drag shows is always entertaining.
Start at Q&A Bar
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First, make your booking, Q&A is a small space with limited seating. We suggest you dress up, and begin your classic cocktail education with a few aperitifs at 7pm, before heading to dinner 150 metres down the road (you can come back post-dinner).
Then head to Appia
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Food writer and restaurateur Jarrett Wrisley’s classic Roman trattoria features recipes from chef/co-owner Paolo Vitaletti’s family – expect home-made pastas, porchetta, aperitivo cocktails and up to 10 wines by the glass.
Start at Touché Hombre
There’s a perfect combination of Kingfish Laminado where balances out the meaty sweetness from sashimi-grade yellowtail, little heat of aguachile, and some tangy citrus segments to get things right. How does it sound to you as a dinner tonight?
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Mexican food is fun and messy – and shouldn’t dates be the same? Touché Hombre started in Melbourne and now serves up good times in Bangkok with a selection of classic and upmarket favourites. Octopus chorizo or foie gras roast duck tacos got your mouth watering? Order both, that’s what dates are for.
Then head to The Locker Room
You got down and dirty with the Mexican, now it’s time to take it up a notch. Barely a year old, this speakeasy was the much anticipated collaboration between four top bartenders in the region and the result does not disappoint. Together, you can #findthelockerroom, then celebrate your success with some craft cocktails.
This article originally appeared on Wanderluxe by The Luxe Nomad.