Must-Visit Fine Dining Restaurants in Bangkok

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Here’s a curated list of our favourite fine dining restaurants in Bangkok adored by both locals and tourists. These fine dining restaurants are a must-visit the next time you visit Bangkok as whether you’re looking for a Michelin-starred restaurant or a World’s 50 Best Restaurant, this list has got you covered.

1. GAA  - First Indian Female Michelin-Star Chef

Must-Visit Fine Dining Restaurants in Bangkok

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Boasting the first ever female Indian Michelin-Star Chef Garima Arora, GAA’s menu features the freshest ingredients of each season. The seasonal menu is based on locally sourced ingredients, prepared with traditional techniques featured heavily in Indian cuisine to give you GAA’s unique take on Indian food. It’s not hard to see how GAA earned its place on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants! GAA offers only set menus, but their vegetarian tasting menu is highly raved, even by non-vegetarians, do give it a go!

2. Bo.lan - Zero Carbon Footprint

Must-Visit Fine Dining Restaurants in Bangkok

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Here’s fine dining without the guilt! Bo.lan aims to keep their carbon footprint to the minimum by maintaining its own vegetable garden and a waste recycling program. With a strong emphasis on sustainability, enjoy the best of sustainable fine-dining Thai cuisine in the stunning Bangkok restaurant. Be impressed by the fine dining Thai style from the wife and husband duo at Bo.lan as seen on Netflix.

3. Issaya Siamese Club - Thai Fine Dining with a View

Must-Visit Fine Dining Restaurants in Bangkok

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Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine in a gorgeous setting at Issaya Siamese Club. Feast on high-quality, luxurious Thai dishes while surrounded by lush greenery in the bustling city of Bangkok. Feel close to nature with al fresco dining! Chef Kittichai’s dishes are based mainly on Thai cuisine that features tastes and techniques from all over the globe. One of the pioneers of the farm to table concept, expect fresh ingredients to deliver a taste of local Thai flavours in the heart of Bangkok. Popular must-try dishes would be the Moo Hanglay (pork tenderloin) and the Mussamun Gae (lamb shank curry).

4. Nahm at Como Hotel - Michelin Star Thai cuisine

Must-Visit Fine Dining Restaurants in Bangkok

Indulge in the strong flavours that Thai cuisine is famous for at Nahm. Led by renowned chef Pim Techamuanvivit, this Michelin-Starred restaurant in Bangkok serves up bold flavours that balance hot and cold, sweet and salty. Traditional Thai fare gets a glow up at Nahm with dishes that are a feast for both the eyes and the tongue. A dish you cannot miss is their steamed leopard coral grouper.

5. Yao Restaurant at Bangkok Marriott Hotel - Chinese Fine Dining

Must-Visit Fine Dining Restaurants in Bangkok

Craving for some Chinese cuisine? Yao Restaurant offers Chinese fine dining with a stunning view of the Bangkok skyline. Known for more than just their panoramic views, Yao Restaurant features the best of traditional Chinese food and offers its own unique take on Chinese food. It’ll be a shame if you miss out on trying their dim sum! Their Foie Gras & Shrimp Dumpling is one of their more memorable dishes. Nestled on the 32nd floor of Bangkok Marriott Hotel, this Bangkok fine dining restaurant is great for a romantic dinner for two. There’s also the rooftop bar if you want some fresh air and great drinks!

6. Sühring - German Fine Dining

Must-Visit Fine Dining Restaurants in Bangkok

Holding the Number 45th place in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019, enjoy modern European cuisine in Thailand at Sühring. German chefs Thomas and Mathias are twin brothers who bring to Bangkok their vision for contemporary German cuisine with touches of modern European influences. Their bond gives a touch of the warmth of family in their luxurious dishes. Join them in their cosy villa in Bangkok for a fancy meal and get up close and personal with the chefs themselves for a glimpse into their philosophy and love for food. A German classic and one of the favourite dishes at Sühring Modern would be their Pork Knuckle, wonderfully crispy yet not too oily!  

7. Som Tam & Chardonnay Restaurant - Most Expensive Som Tam 

Must-Visit Fine Dining Restaurants in Bangkok

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Ever paired Som Tam with Chardonnay? This humble dish of raw papaya salad, a staple in Thai cuisine, goes well with Chardonnay; inspiring the name of the restaurant. Don’t miss out on their Som Tam, the most expensive raw papaya salad in the world. Pair the excellent array of East meets West dishes with their wide selection of fine wines at Som Tam & Chardonnay Restaurant. Unwind after a lavish meal at the rooftop bar speakeasy situated at the top of Hotel M. They are known for their Gin and it is a must-visit bar for Gin lovers.

8. Sorn - Southern Thai cuisine  

Must-Visit Fine Dining Restaurants in Bangkok

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Be captivated by the colourful ingredients that Sorn uses in their traditional Southern Thai dishes! But first, don’t forget to book months in advance. This popular fine dining Bangkok restaurant brings the best of traditional Southern Thai cuisine with the use of claypot to slowly cook the dishes to impart a subtle charcoal note. Their ingredients are sourced daily from 14 provinces in the region. Observe the chefs at work in the see-through Sorn kitchen whilst you enjoy your meal. One of the most interesting dishes would be the 2 Degree Lobster which is a raw 7-coloured Phuket lobster chilled exactly to two degrees for that creamy bite of lobster with spicy Thai seafood sauce. 

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