Childlom is an area of embassies, malls and tree-lined streets, as well as a decent selection of restaurants. Running along the sois between Ploen Chit and Chit Lom BTS, it has an international feel to it, and this is reflected in the variety of restaurants on offer here. At first you notice the fine-dining restaurant, usually European, but there are also plenty of casual cafes in this area too. Be sure to investigate the hotels too, Okura, Intercontinental, Oriental Residence and Hotel Muse all have some great restaurants, some which were included in our top ten restaurants in Chidlom list. If you want to experience tasty, affordable Thai cuisine then Kalpapruek is our top pick.
Dinner at Elements is a truly memorable experience. This chic restaurant serves exceptional cuisine sourced from all over the world, in a relaxed atmosphere featuring an open kitchen design and stunning terrace. The result is a world class restaurant that welcomes guests without the pretentions of typical fine dining establishments, and in a city that sometimes values style over substance, Elements is executed perfectly. Located on the 25th floor of the Okura Prestige Hotel, Elements Restaurant in Bangkok is easy to reach thanks to a direct walkway from Ploenchit BTS Station. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 22:30
- BTS: Ploen Chit
- Address: 57 Wireless Road, Ploenchit, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 (0) 2 687 9001
It seems odd that a small white colonial house on a small backstreet off Langsuan Road serves some of the most daring Indian food this side of Calcutta, which, incidentally, is the hometown of chef Gaggan Anand, the mastermind behind the impressive dishes. His credentials are impressive: cooking for Bill Clinton and interning at the world famous El Bulli in Spain before finally opening the doors to the restaurant that shares his name in late 2010. Since then his innovative molecular Indian cuisine has been delighting restaurant goers in Bangkok. Gaggan is located on a quiet, unassuming side lane off Langsuan Road, but be sure to book ahead if you want to sample these delights. Even on a Tuesday night both floors of the restaurant were packed full of foodies. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 12:30 – 14:30 and 18:00 – 23:00
- BTS: Chit Lom
- Address: 68/1 Soi Langsuan (opposite Soi 3)
- Tel: +66 (0) 2 652 1700
Savelberg Bangkok opened at the Oriental Residence (Chidlom/Ploenchit) at the beginning of 2015, and is run by Henk Savelberg, a critically-acclaimed chef behind four different Michelin-starred restaurants in the Netherlands. The Dutch international made a name for himself in the French fine-dining scene over the past three decades, and the menu at this Bangkok outlet is no different: immaculately presented signature dishes, available a la carte or as a set menu. Unlike other Michelin-affiliated restaurants in Bangkok the main man is working the kitchen on a daily basis so you know you’re getting the real deal.
Find the restaurant by heading down Wireless Road from Ploenchit BTS Station - it’s next to the Dutch Embassy. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00-14:00; 18:00-22:00 (Closed Sunday)
- Location: Wireless Road, next to the Dutch Embassy
- BTS: Ploenchit
- Tel: +66 (0)2 252 8001
Osha is a Thai restaurant that takes authentic dishes and adds playful techniques and modern presentation to create something totally unique. Tom yum soup is delivered in a percolator, prime wagyu beef is tossed with holy basil in a granite bowl and cocktails come served with royal crowns. It's a whimsical restaurant that delivers on taste and style. Find Osha Bangkok on the corner of Wireless Road and Ruam Rudee Road, close to the Ploen Chit BTS and Lumpini MRT Station. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 11:00-14:30., 18:00-01:00
- Location: Wireless Road
- BTS: Ploenchit
- Tel: +66 (0)2 256 6555
Saneh Jaan Restaurant is a stylish restaurant that offers an elegant take on heritage Thai cuisine. The style of the room evokes early 20th century European design and the historic photos of old world Thailand add to the ambiance. The menu features traditional Thai dishes made with only the finest local ingredients, including black bean curd, hand-pounded curry paste, dried rice noodles, glass noodles and vegetables that are grown organically nearby. The dishes are a hand-chosen selection of Thai recipes from a number of different locations around the country. Try the crispy sweet and sour vermicelli with grilled freshwater prawns or the cumin-leaf curry with free-range chicken. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 22:00 everyday
- BTS: Ratchadamri Station
- Address: G/F, Sindhorn Tower, 130-132 Wireless Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 (0)2 650 9880
- Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30 - 14:30, Dinner 17:30 - 22:30 - Closed on Tuesday
- Address: Just next to Lumpini Park on Wireless Road, near Japanese Emabassy
- Tel: +66 (0)2 655 8995, +66 (8)1 432 4050
Zuma is a beautiful and exquisite Japanese Restaurant designed by Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Studio Glitt Tokyo. It’s set on the ground floor of the St Regis, one of the trendiest hotels in Bangkok. The restaurant offers several ways to enjoy Japanese cuisine. You can sit at the sushi counter as it's often the best way to enjoy a true sushi experience in Japan, or if you are a meat lover, try the robata yaki. Zuma prides itself on its robata, where a chef skillfully cuts and grills beef, lamb or seafood for the customers seated around the cooking table. Among the familiar sushis, sashimis, fishes and salads listed on the menu, some unusual names might intrigue you. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 23:00
- BTS: Ratchadamri
- Address: G/F, 159 Ratchadamri Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 2 252 4707
Bawarchi Indian Restaurant at the InterContinental Bangkok is the flagship venue of this well-known Indian-Thai family of restaurateurs. With over 15 years in the game, Bawarchi Restaurant has won over locals, tourists as well as Bangkok’s substantial Indian community with their famous tandoori kebabs, delightful range of creamy curries and long list of flavoursome vegetarian dishes. Although the group now own five other branches across town, the Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok is where Bawarchi’s mini-Indian empire all started.
Step inside Bawarchi restaurant and the first thing you notice is colour, and lots of it. That’s not to say the interior is overly garish; pastel shades of blue, green pink and yellow are all pleasant on the eye together with hanging drapes, stencilled wall art and an impressive ceiling installation. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 00:00 Daily
- BTS: Chit Lom
- Address: Intercontinental Hotel (President Tower Arcade) B-level, 973 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 (0) 2 656 0102-3
Erawan Tea Room (Erawan Mall)
The Erawan Tea Room, overlooking the famous Erawan shrine is an attractive restaurant and tea house located in Chidlom. It’s popular for its English style afternoon teas, which also comes in a Thai set too, which includes scones with Chiang Mai strawberry jam, flower shaped dumplings with crab, crispy basket bites with roasted coconut, chilli lime and ginger and of course, mango and sticky rice. The selection of herbal teas here is excellent too. Although afternoon tea is a highlight this is also a great stop for lunch if you’re shopping in Chidlom. Thai favourites include grilled pork with sticky rice, pad thai, fried rice and noodle soup. The restaurant is calm compared to the hubbub outside, and the modern Asian interior is relaxing.
- Location: 494 Ploenchit Road, Ratchaprasong Junction
- BTS: Chidlom
- Tel: +66 (0) 2 250 7777
Glasshouse at Sindhorn Bangkok is a new dining spot that stretches from Wireless Road on one side to Langsuan Road on the other. It’s a looming structure of glass and steel housing four high-end restaurants and a couple of cafes and convenience stores. In particular, Glasshouse has four flagship restaurants: Café Parisien, Japanese seafood restaurant Misho, Milano Café serving classic Italian food and CigarOne for single malt whiskeys, cigars and signature mixes. Find them all at the northern edge of Lumpini Park. Come for lunch and take advantage of some excellent lunch specials, or enjoy dinner in stylish surrounds, either inside the two storey plaza or dine al fresco and enjoy the live music performed in the garden. Read More...
- Location: On the corner of Wireless Road and Sarasin Road
- Address: Chit Lom or Ploenchit (requires a five-minute taxi journey)
- Tel: +66 (0)2 650 9993