Restaurants in Silom are a hot topic for any food-lover in Bangkok as fine-dining venues have been popping up in this lively area on a regular basis over the past few years, and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Many of the best restaurants in Silom have renowned chefs plying their trade in the kitchen, inevitably helping them gain international recognition throughout Thailand and the rest of Asia.
Silom is also well-known for its abundance of delicious street food, mostly catering towards the sea of workers who spill out of the nearby offices at lunchtime and in the evenings. However, for the best of what Silom has to offer in the way of fine Thai and international dining – often in some rather stylish and contemporary settings – look no further than our list of the best restaurants in Silom.
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From their incredible octopus with crab mayo and chorizo to their raw Wagyu beef salad, as well as their melt-in-the-mouth marinated oysters, Le Du restaurant boasts a creative, innovative and ever-changing seasonal menu. In fact, Le Du means 'season' in Thai. Le Du defines their lunch menu as ‘European bistro’, but dinner is a whole other concept, which could loosely be described as innovative haute cuisine.
The restaurant space is relaxed, sleek and comfortable, but on the whole quite plain, making way for the astonishing food to do all the talking. The prices for their 4- and 7-course meals are quite reasonable, given the quality of the dishes. A true Bangkok dining experience for those who appreciate bold, skilfully prepared cuisine. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 6pm to 10.30m
- Address: 399/3 Silom 7 Alley, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)92 919 9969
Bunker Restaurant in Bangkok, set in a cool 3-storey building in Sathorn, serves refined cuisine, picking dishes from across the culinary traditions of Europe with the addition of some American bravado. Their belief in strong flavours is apparent throughout the menu: salads are served earthy and partially raw, the cured foie gras is especially creamy, the pastas are rich and filling. Bunker serves immaculate cuisine, but it's also a fashionable, intimate space with impeccable service – certainly among the best high-end restaurants in Bangkok. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5.30pm to midnight
- Location: N Sathon Rd, Sathorn, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)92 563 9991
With a name as risqué as ‘Eat Me’, you would hope that the food at this stylish Silom restaurant would justify such a bold name. With a packed house every night, rave reviews from critics across town, and a consistent place in many lists of top Asian restaurants (including our own), Eat Me clearly delivers something special.
Doubling up as an art gallery with new exhibitions every 3 months, the international menu at Eat Me has an emphasis on seafood, including razor clams, mussels and shrimps served up in a variety of imaginative ways. They also do an incredible roasted leg of lamb for sharing and their beef tagine will take you all the way to the streets of Morocco. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 3pm to 1am
- Address: 1 6 Convent Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 238 0931
Mezzaluna Bangkok is a truly exceptional fine-dining restaurant located on the 65th floor of Tower Club at lebua. Famed for its set menus that come in 4 or 7 courses only, Mezzaluna impresses with a new daily menu of world-class haute cuisine prepared by a visionary chef. Chef Ryuki Kawasaki has worked his way around the world in a game of ‘who’s who’ with culinary giants including Pierre Gagnaire and Joël Robuchon, so it’s fair to say that you can set your expectations high. This is an expensive restaurant, but if you're looking to dazzle someone on a special occasion, Mezzaluna has it all. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 6pm to 1am
- Location: 65th Floor, lebua at State Tower, 1055 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- BTS: Saphan Taksin
- Tel: +66 (0)2 624 9555
La Table de Tee ticks all the boxes when it comes to fine dining in Bangkok. Firstly, their 5-course menu is utterly delicious, well-presented and doesn’t break the bank either. French cuisine is the overwhelming inspiration of most of the dishes, although head chef ‘Tee’ was born in Thailand and trained in England, so expect more complex flavours to be incorporated into his ever-changing, ever-impressing menu.
The choice of what to eat is flexible and you’ll generally be presented with a range of soups, risottos, meat-based mains and a couple of exquisite French desserts to choose from. Although a little hidden down a small road near Sala Daeng BTS, La Table de Tee is growing in popularity by the day. Book ahead, especially if you want a table at the weekend. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 6.30pm to 10.30pm
- Address: 69/5 Saladaeng Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 636 3220
Good views and an even better menu of international delights seem to be a winning combination for Scarlett, a critically acclaimed restaurant 37 floors up at the Pullman Hotel Silom in Bangkok. Occupying almost an entire floor of this 5-star hotel, the designers of Scarlett have spared no expense on the décor, with an abundance of warm wooden flooring, huge windows taking advantage of the view and a rather swanky central bar with thousands of glasses dangling from above.
The architect of Scarlett’s menu is 2-Michelin-starred chef Manuel Martinez, so it’s no surprise that the menu is creative and uses some of the world’s finest local and imported ingredients. Expect mouth-watering and intriguing additions to their menu, such as lobster Caesar salad, slow-roast rack of lamb, bone marrow with shallots, and Pacific Ocean snow fish. Scarlett’s comprehensive wine list features over 150 reds and whites from around the world, too. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 1am
- Location: 188 Si Lom, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thsailand
- Tel: +66 (0)96 860 7990
Somtum Der is a more humble addition to our selection of the best restaurants in Silom, but that doesn’t mean their northeastern Thai favourites won’t leave you wowed. Som tam is the name of the game here – a popular papaya salad bursting full of flavour with an outrageous combination of spice (chilli), sourness (lime juice), sweetness (palm sugar) and a touch of saltiness (fish sauce). There are over 15 variations of the salad on their menu, including with salted egg, extra shrimps or grated coconut instead of papaya. Order your som tam with some sticky rice (khao niow) alongside their range of meaty delights including nam tok moo (spicy pork salad), suea rong hai (barbecued beef with a dip) or gai yang (grilled chicken).
Although there are a thousand other equally delicious restaurants in Bangkok serving up pretty much the same thing, Somtum Der wins extra marks for its lively open kitchen area, trendy 2-storey interior (with air-conditioning), quick service and great central Silom location. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 2.30pm and 4.30pm to 10:30pm
- Address: 5/5 Saladaeng Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 632 4499
One of Bangkok’s most instantly recognisable restaurants (it’s set in a bright pink house), Namsaah Bottling Trust is the creation of Thai celebrity chef Ian Kittichai. Chef Ian is a Thai food expert and entrepreneur who has already set up restaurants in New York and Mumbai. He's also the brain behind Bangkok’s critically acclaimed Issaya Siamese Club, just a short drive away in Sathorn.
As for Kittichai’s brightest creation to date, the food, just like at Issaya, is classic Thai with a twist. With the menu featuring the likes of pad Thai with foie gras and their interesting phad kapraow (fried Thai basil) burger, ‘classic Thai with a twist’ could well be interpreted as ‘fusion food’. However, don’t let that put you off: Namsaah’s creations work superbly well, impressing both foreign guests as well as local diners with more discerning opinions on Thai cuisine. Away from the food, Namsaah has an equally innovative range of cocktails and hosts live DJs on the weekends. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 1am
- Address: 401 Soi Sirijullassayvok, Silom Soi 7, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 2 636 6622
Indigo restaurant on Bangkok’s Convent Road is a long-running French eatery that sticks firmly to tried-and-tested recipes, leaving any French citizen yearning for a trip back to their homeland. Classic dishes, a warm and welcoming atmosphere and efficient service have all contributed to the steady success of this now well-known Silom restaurant.
The pretty, colonial-style house features a cosy dining area with plenty of wooden touches, while the air-conditioning makes this space a perfect getaway from the oppressive Bangkok heat during the day. At night when the temperatures subside, many prefer to dine alfresco in the romantically lit garden area. Recommended dishes include their rabbit stew with white wine, pan-fried sea bass, steak tartare, and don’t forget to slurp up one of their fresh oysters, which are imported twice-weekly. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 11pm
- Address: 6 Convent Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 235 3268
For a taste of Tokyo right in the heart of Silom, look no further than Daimasu Izakaya. From the traditional décor and Japanese-speaking waiters, right down to the imported ingredients and booze all the way from The Land of the Rising Sun, there are few Japanese restaurants in Bangkok that rival Daimasu’s authenticity.
The concept is modern Japanese barbeque, which means you’re sat down at a table with your very own grill and cooking appliances. On the menu is a serious choice of meat, seafood and vegetables. Overall, Daimasu Izakaya is a relaxed and fun dining experience, even more so if you explore their comprehensive range of sakes. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5.30pm to 1am (closes at midnight on Sunday)
- Location: 9/3 Soi Than Tawan, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)2 634 1477