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 living in. From a chic Indian canteen and edible flower-themed restaurant to a farm-to-table haunt, here’s a list of new Bangkok restaurants to wine and dine at this December 2020.
[Hero image credit: RONG Sabiang; Featured image credit: Signature Bangkok]
For farm-to-table fare with a picturesque setting and vibe, head over to RONG Sabiang. Nestled beside the lush edible organic garden of Sansiri Backyard, the restaurant led by the masterminds behind Rongros is adding a splash of wholesome scrumptiousness to its green community. They’re doing this with an array of Thai and western dishes, highlighting the products grown right at the garden outside – think, organic cabbage, papaya, pumpkin, and even free-range eggs from their own mini chicken farm. If Sansiri Backyard is already on your agenda, make sure to stop by the outlet take your experience up a notch.
RONG Sabiang, Sansiri Backyard, T77 Community, 91 Phra Khanong Nuea, Bangkok, +6695 962 4272; Open: Mon-Sun, 7 am-8 pm.
Ruenton Restaurant at the Montien Hotel
For Thai-Chinese food devotees, Ruenton is your next haven. Awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide, the restaurant nestled within the Montien Hotel is a true Hainanese chicken rice institution. Their take on the classic chicken dish is one of the best in the city — and has been known for this for a very long time. Now, after a very snazzy revamp, the retro-modern setting also gives off a breezy, relaxing vibe perfect for a casual get-together for an incredibly tasty meal.
Ruenton Restaurant, Montien Hotel Surawong Bangkok, 54 Thanon Surawong, Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok, +662 233 7060
Marrying an Indian-style canteen with a wine bar, HERE on Sukhumvit Soi 53 is the new casual dining spot by Chef Garima Arora and her team of Restaurant Gaa (ranked as #15 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and awarded one Michelin star). It aims to fuel you with nutrient-dense yet umami-packed modern Indian dishes. A canteen by day and a wine bar by night, HERE is a place where diners can take delight in an all-day menu complemented by staple drinks like chai and shikanji (Indian lemonade), whilst 5 pm onwards, the venue is transformed into a wine bar with an old world wine list alongside the impressive a la carte menu. Think, grilled meat, vegetarian kebabs, and even betel leaf chaat, to name a few.
HERE, 46/1 Sukhumvit 53, Klongtan Nuea, Bangkok, +6697 140 5647; Open: Mon-Sun, 7:30 am-5 pm for all-day breakfast and 5:30 pm till late for dinner and wine bar.
An ode to edible flowers, Signature Bangkok perched on the 11th floor of the VIE Hotel Bangkok MGallery Hotel Collection, is the new contemporary French restaurant in town led by the French-native Chef Thierry Drapeau who has previously helmed the 2-Michelin-starred Thierry Drapeau Logis de la Chabotterie in the Loire Valley. Following his “cuisine of the soil” philosophy where nature is discovered through gastronomy, his new outlet is an extension of what he believes — but with floral cuisine being the highlight of the show. An organic vegan tasting menu is also available here, so plant-based devotees, here’s a real treat for you.
Signature Bangkok, 11th Floor, VIE Hotel Bangkok MGallery Hotel Collection, 117, 39-40 Phayathai Road, Bangkok, +662 309 3939; Open: Mon-Sun, 6-9 pm.
Spice & Barley
Spice & Barley is a meeting point of Pan-Asian cuisine and premium beer from a Belgian brewery. The restaurant is situated on the 3rd floor of the Riverside Plaza and operated by Anantara Riverside Bangkok. It churns out a boatload of Asian favourites with a menu curated by Chef Sam Leong from Singapore. To amp up your experience, Spice & Barley also offers up a selection of beers exclusively selected by the Belgian brewery Cornelissen to fit the mood and tone of the restaurant. Whether you’re a beer buff or Asian food fanatic (or both), the venue has a little everything to cater to everyone.
Spice & Barley, 257 Charoen Nakorn Road, Samrae, Thonburi, Bangkok, +662 476 0022; Open: Wed, 12-2:30 pm for lunch and 5-11 pm for dinner; Thu-Sun, 12-2:30 pm for lunch and 5-10:30 pm for dinner.