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Top Choice Thai in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

nahm

Australian chef-author David Thompson is the man behind one of Bangkok's – and if you believe the critics, the world's – best Thai restaurants. Using ancient cookbooks as his inspiration, Thompson has given new life…
Top Choice Park in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Lumphini Park

Named after the Buddha's place of birth in Nepal, Lumphini Park is the best way to escape Bangkok without actually leaving town. Shady paths, a large artificial lake and swept lawns temporarily blot out the roaring …
Top Choice International in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Eat Me

With descriptions like 'charred witlof and mozzarella salad with preserved lemon and dry-aged Cecina beef', the dishes may sound all over the map or perhaps somewhat pretentious, but they’re actually just plain tast…
Top Choice Bar in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Smalls

Even though it only opened its doors in 2014, Smalls is the kind of bar that feels like it's been here forever. Fixtures include a cheekily decadent interior, an inviting rooftop, food-themed nights (check the Faceb…
Top Choice Museum in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Bangkokian Museum

A collection of three antique structures built during the early 20th century, the Bangkokian Museum illustrates an often-overlooked period of the city’s history, and functions as a peek into a Bangkok that, these da…
Bar in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Moon Bar

An alarmingly short barrier at this rooftop bar is all that separates patrons from the street, 61 floors down. Located on top of the Banyan Tree Hotel, Moon Bar claims to be among the highest alfresco bars in the wo…
Thai in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Kai Thort Jay Kee

Although the sôm·đam (spicy green papaya salad), sticky rice and lâhp (a spicy salad of minced meat) of this former street stall give the impression of a northeastern-Thai-style eatery, the restaurant’s namesake dee…
French in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Le Normandie

Although today’s Bangkok boasts a plethora of upmarket choices, Le Normandie has maintained its niche and is still the only place to go for a genuinely old-world ‘Continental’ dining experience. A revolving cast of …
Thai in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Jay So

Jay So has no menu, but a mortar and pestle and a huge grill are the telltale signs of ballistically spicy sôm·đam (green papaya salad), sublime herb-stuffed, grilled catfish and other northeastern Thai specialities…
Thai in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Muslim Restaurant

Plant yourself in any random wooden booth of this ancient eatery for a glimpse into what restaurants in Bangkok used to be like. The menu, much like the interior design, doesn’t appear to have changed much in the re…