Il Fumo, which means ‘smoke’ in Italian, is a steakhouse that focuses on high quality meat and fish being cooked over a charcoal grill. The fine dining establishment with a keen eye for the details and even the almond wood, olive wood and cherry wood is imported directly from Italy in order to impart the best flavours.
Phone: +662 286 8833
A partnership between the twin chefs Thomas and Mathias Sühring and Gaggan Anan, Sühring features a contemporary take on German cuisines. Offering modernised traditional dishes, the restaurant is recognised as one of the best restaurants in Asia (no. 13).
Phone: +66 2 287 1799
Farm-to-table is now a well-established dining trend in Asia, but in Bangkok’s Haoma, the tables have been brought to the farm. Haoma diners visit a serene Bangkok house surrounded by lush vegetable plots, and even a mini fish farm. Chef and patron Deepanker Khosla takes inspiration from the freshest produce available and blends culinary styles to deliver a range of striking contemporary dishes.
Phone: +662 258 4744
Freshly brewed coffee, modern Australian cuisine and well-paired drinks in a mid-century modern house with garden. The high attention to detail in the kitchen is reflected in everything from the service to the sophisticated online booking system (have your credit card details handy).
Phone: +66 2 662 4936
Taking over Japanese den Kom-Ba-Wa’s vacated shophouse in Soi Suanplu, Saawaan is Fred Meyer’s (the mastermind behind Issaya Siamese Club and Baan Phadthai) latest dining concept. Literally means ‘heaven’ in Thai, Saawaan serves up a series of deconstructed Thai cuisine that elevates traditional recipes with creative, modern twists.
Phone: +662 679 3775
Authentic southern Thai cuisine with Supaksorn Jongsiri, the owner of local Thai restaurant Baan Ice, re-creates his home food in an elegant in Sukhumvit Soi 26. Focusing on the traditional cooking techniques, from charcoal to clay pot, he emphasises on using only the freshest ingredients painstakingly sourced from 14 southern provinces
Phone: +6699 081 1119
Canvas serves six and nine course tasting menus of contemporary Bangkok cuisine, working closely with high quality local producers via The Royal Project Foundation, Sloane’s, Adam’s Organic, Best Country Beef, Boutique Farmer, Organics and Co., and Sweet & Green. Chef Riley – the creative visionary behind the Canvas kitchen – makes it a point to use nearly 100% locally sourced ingredients and reinterprets them in ways diners may have never imagined.
Phone: +6699 614 1158
Crowned as the best restaurant in Asia three years in a row, Gaggan offers progressive Indian cuisine and plays with molecular gastronomy. Colourful and innovative, each of the dishes is, simply put, edible art on a plate.
Phone: +66 2 652 1700
Via Maris — a Silom bistro serving up Mediterranean cuisine for all lovers of Spanish, Italian, and Middle Eastern food. The brainchild of the husband and wife team behind Vesper Cocktail Bar, il Fumo Restaurant, and La Dotta Pasta Bar & Store, Via Maris is known for being a relaxed spot to kick back with good food and good vibes, since its opening at the end of last year.
Phone: +66 2 236 5558
The influx of trendy eateries and bars on Sathorn Sois 10 and 12 in recent years have cemented this compact neighbourhood’s status as a dining hotspot in the heart of Bangkok’s Central Business District, with no signs of the wave slowing down any time soon. The latest addition to the area is the much-lauded Bunker, which showcases New American cuisine with some Asian touches — from the Big Apple to the Big Mango — in a hip, multilevel setting.
Phone: +66 92 563 9991