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Top Choice Thai in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini


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 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 Bangkok’s history.
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…
Bar in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini


The kind of new bar that feels like it's been here forever, Smalls combines a cheekily decadent interior, an inviting rooftop and live music on Thursdays and Fridays. The eclectic house cocktails are strong, if swee…
Ice Cream in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Guss Damn Good

After a year of appearing in pop-ups and coffeeshops, Guss Damn Good has finally found a perma-home. Don't miss the Kuppa espresso made using locally roasted coffee, Tokyo Mist made with yuzu orange and a plum sorbe…
Bar in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini


This six-story shophouse-turned-artspace in bustling Silom has something for everyone: film screenings, indie concerts, gallery nights displaying local talent and parties that rage late into the night. Drinks are si…
Chinese in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

China House

Art deco Shanghai comes to life in this refurbished colonial-style house in Bangkok. The big draw here is the unlimited dim sum lunch Tuesday through Friday and weekend brunch buffet, but under the guidance of a fiv…
Club in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

DJ Station

One of Bangkok’s and indeed Asia’s most legendary gay dance clubs, here the crowd is a mix of Thai guppies (gay professionals), money boys and a few Westerners. There are several similar clubs in Soi 2.
Barbecue in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Smokin’ Pug

Ask any American expat what their favourite non-Thai restaurant in town is, and the odds are outstanding that the Smokin’ Pug is the answer. Start with a half order of the baby back ribs, which fall off the bone wit…