March is set to be a bumper month for exciting new restaurants in our food-obsessed city. From authentic French fare to Mediterranean eats and wagyu beef galore, we’ve rounded up 7 new Bangkok restaurants to help you stay on top of the ever-changing local culinary landscape.
Priding itself as a restaurant where ‘local ingredients meet global influences’, Prelude aims to utilise the modern French-influenced neo-bistro style of cooking to elevate humble local produce. Focusing on quality Thai ingredients and a creative, zero-waste cooking approach, this eatery stands out amongst its fine dining counterparts in Thonglor. Whether you pick a two-, three- or six-course tasting menu (THB 750-1,200), you’ll be amazed by the artistry and thoughtfulness put into every dish. Start off the meal with delightful halloumi, a cheese dish that uses every single part of the sunflower and pairs with house-made black garlic vinaigrette. For mains, try the risotto with crabs, caramelised onions, and local cheese.
Prelude, Arena 10, 225/11 Thonglor Soi 10 Bangkok, +666 1384 1067
French-food lovers are in luck as Jojo at The St. Regis Bangkok welcomes their two-Michelin-starred guest chef of the month, Patrick Jeffroy. Experience a world of scents and flavours with the French chef’s exclusive 6-course lunch and 8-course dinner menu, effortlessly combining the best from land and sea. Begin the meal with mussel soup with saffron and salmon roe, inspired by the chef’s beloved home region of Brittany. For authentic flavours of France, don’t miss out the chef’s special duck suprême with daikon, vegetables and wine-laced pear. Jeffroy’s exclusive menu will be offered for a limited time only, from 19 to 24 March, so make a reservation now before it’s gone.
Jojo, The St. Regis Bangkok, 159 Rajadamri Road, Bangkok, +662 207 7815
A quirky smokehouse and rooftop bar in the heart of Chareonkrung that focuses on the craft of traditional smoking and barbecue, SpareParts serves up perfectly charred dry-rub ribs flavoured for 6-8 hours (THB 380 for 3 bones; TBH 700 for 6 bones), pulled pork (THB 180), smoked Sriracha-marinated hot wings (THB 180) and a range of delicious sides. For first-timers, try a bit of everything with their Pit Platters, which come with yummy fried onions, pickles, coleslaw and free flow sauces. The bar’s cocktails also go well with the grilled goodies — we simply couldn’t get enough of their Pineapple Express, a bourbon-based drink featuring smoked pineapple (THB 200).
SpareParts Smokehouse, FooJohn Building, Charoenkrung Soi 31, Bangkok, +66 95 060 6286
Cagette Canteen and Deli
Seafood lovers, treat yourself to this new Mediterranean eatery nestled in lower Sathon. The French farmhouse-themed bistro is perfect for a weekend brunch, with the freshest ocean delicacies on offer everyday. You simply can’t go wrong with their signature ‘Seafood Bouquet’, which features fresh oysters, mussels, whelks, cockles and prawns (THB 990). Craving for more? End the meal on a sweet note with their scrumptious homemade chocolate eclair (THB 260).
Cagette Canteen & Deli, 15 Yen Akat Road, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok, +662 249 1684
Link Cuisine & Bar
Following its success in Koh Samui, Link Cuisine & Bar has now opened its doors in Bangkok. This uber chic restaurant features an alfresco dining area in a secret garden setting, where it serves up Italian-Asian fusion dishes that will satisfy even the city’s most critical foodies. From truffle and mushroom ravioli (THB 650) to flavourful Mediterranean red snapper (THB 595) and crispy, melt-in-your-mouth pork belly (THB 495), the menu offers a wide selection of decadent dishes that will keep you coming back for more.
Link Cuisine & Bar, 19 Thanon Yen Akat, Khwaeng, Bangkok, +662 077 4804
A newcomer to trendy Thonglor, the 5-storey Viva Thonglor is the place to be for adventurous diners who appreciate a bit of playfulness on the plate. Best known for their innovative takes on simple classics — think fruity mango gazpacho and squid ink croquetas — this casual spot creates dishes that will stimulate your palates in surprising ways. We especially like their fried chicken waffle and wagyu tomahawk served with jeaw (a Thai dipping sauce), sticky rice and crispy shallots.
Viva Thonglor, 387 Sukhumvit 55 Klongtan, Nua Wattana, Bangkok, +662 000 9698
While this may not be the place to bring your veggie-loving friends, the industrial loft-style restaurant Wagyuism is not gauche by any means. Although 100% meaty, the dishes are refined and delicately executed, and you’ll get to savour some of the best wagyu beef in grades A4 and A5 from Kobe and Hokkaido. Must-try dishes include grilled wagyu white miso (THB 480), wagyu soba (THB 500). Not into beef? They restaurant also serve equally delightful Kurobuta pork, chicken and giant Thai river prawn.
Wagyuism, 110/9 Soi Ari Samphan 5, Samsen Nai, Phayathai, Bangkok, +668 2232 2323