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5 new Bangkok restaurants to try this March

Bangkok’s food scene never moves at a slow pace. The city is often, if not always, hungry for the latest and greatest in dining. With a slew of new restaurants popping up every month, Bangkok is becoming one of the best culinary landscapes food lovers could ever dream of dwelling in.

From a brunch spot and a regional Thai restaurant to a chill yet chic pizzeria, ditch the old humdrum spots and head over to these new restaurants to wine and dine at in Bangkok this March.

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Fat Lamb

The food at Fat Lamb echoes a play between Mediterranean fare and comfort-filled American food. The restaurant boasts a warm Mediterranean-influenced décor with heavy use of textile elements and soothing colour palettes. Tuck into their signature dishes like the 24-hour Braised Short Rib (THB 690), Rossini with Foie Gras (THB 1,200) and the herb-infused Lamb Shank (THB 890). Cozy up with their Mediterranean-inspired cocktails like the Marrakech Morocco (THB 240) or go extra wild with the Cappadocia (THB 240) served elegantly on a miniature basket of a hot air balloon.

Fat Lamb, Rama 9, Soi 45, Bangkok, +66 61 418 4545
Open: Mon-Sun, 12-10 pm.

Pizzaiola by Massilia

Running under a “Pizza del Popolo” or “Pizza for the People” concept, Pizzaiola by Massilia offers an array of pizzas that will cater to all food lovers’ diverse palates. Literally translated to a female pizza maker, Pizzaiola is actually helmed by female executive chef Ann — a former pizza maker over at Pizza Massilia. Come for the sublime pizza dough made from organic flour with plenty of classic Italian and Thai-style toppings to choose from. Kick things off with the Sai Ua Chiang Mai Sausages (THB 340 for a large and THB 270 for a medium pizza) and Pork Pad Kra Pao (THB 290 for a large and THB 240 for a medium pizza) if you love a hot, pungent taste. Pizzaiola also makes a good combo with the Carbonara pizza (THB 370), which is addictively delicious.

Pizzaiola by Massilia, 7 FL, CentralWorld, Pathumwan, Bangkok, +66 62 592 8586
Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-9 pm.

Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Deli (Market Place Nanglinchee)

Following the success of their first branch at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, the second Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Deli is now open at the Market Place Nanglinchee. The comfort-food enclave serves up various international dishes like Eggs Benedict (THB 340), Fish & Chips (THB 490), Pad Thai Goong (THB 340) and Beef Rendang in Bento (THB 440). Fitness buffs can also enjoy an array of healthy dishes like the Ricotta & Avocado Sourdough (THB 320), Quinoa (THB 260) and Toasted Granola (THB 280) served with seasonal fruit and yoghurt. The establishment also provides grab ‘n go baked goods and other retail products for any food lover who’s always on the move.

Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Deli, Market Place Nanglinchee, 27, 27/1 Nang Linchi Rd, Yan Nawa, Bangkok, +66 2 287 4165
Open: Mon-Sun, 7:30-10 pm.

Los Atico

Nestled on the 3rd floor of Cali-Mex Bar & Grill on Sukhumvit Soi 11, Los Atico is the sister restaurant of Hong Kong’s much-loved underground bar and restaurant “Los Sotano”, offering creative cocktails and an extensive list of 50 premium Tequilas and Mezcals. Not only does it fuel the city with spirited Mexican firewater, but the restaurant also serves toothsome and authentic Mexican fare. Savour your taste buds with the Guacamole (THB 520) made fresh to order by your tableside, Street Tacos Lobster Drunk on Tequila (THB 190), and the chocolate-y Barbacoa Beef Short Rib (THB 1,700), which is slow-cooked in the restaurant’s house-made chocolate-enriched BBQ sauce. A fan of tequila? Opt for the Tequila USDA Ribeye (THB 2,400), where the steak has been marinated in the Mexican spirit before getting cooked on a sizzling hot pan to medium-rare perfection.

Los Atico, Rooftop Floor Soi Sukhumvit 11, Klongtoey Nue, Wattana, Bangkok, +66 2 015 8100     

Open: Tue-Sun, 5 pm–2 am.

Market Café

When it comes to Thai food, the Market Café within the Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit does not compromise on vivid flavours. More really is more here, particularly pertaining to the use of spices and locally market-sourced ingredients. The all-day dining restaurant opens with a breakfast buffet, offering favourite Thai and international dishes from Khao Neaw Moo Ping (grilled pork with sticky rice) to Japanese Curry, Indian Aloo Paratha and Western breakfast staples like pancakes and baked goods. Throughout the day the Market Café offers a range of regional Thai dishes. The elegant, dimly-lit setting elevates the sumptuously down-to-earth meal into something more of a fine-dining experience (but without the arguably overrated use of foie gras and caviar).

Market Café, 1, Sukhumvit Soi 13, Bangkok, +66 2 098 1346
Open: Mon-Sun, 10:30 am-10 pm.

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.