If you’re going to eat out, do it right.

It’s no secret that Sathorn is a haven for those who like to dine out and would rather skip the traffic along Sukhumvit. Boasting a plethora of cuisines and a fun variety of vibes to choose from, it has really evolved to become a One-To-Watch neighbourhood for foodies.

But such is Sathorn’s newer, more fun reputation.

Formerly, Sathorn was associated with skyscrapers and suits. It is home to the central business district and is still very much the mothership for all banks, insurances, co-working spaces, and gyms for people who work out at 6am before their meetings.

It’s a highly-powered and energetic neighbourhood throughout the week because of this, and in light of these movements, has given rise to a number of really interesting lunch deals.

Regardless of whether you’re a power woman or man looking for your next power lunch spot, or you’re just in the ‘hood for the afternoon, here, we’ve put together some of the best lunch deals in Sathorn. Between friendly price-points and high-end offerings, there’s a little something for every tastebud here. Most of these menus are only available on weekdays and at set hours, but a few can also be enjoyed on the weekend. Read on and take note.

[Featured Image Credit: Mahanakhon Sky Bar; Hero Image Credit: 1919 Italian Bar & Restaurant]

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Ocken

Whilst you’ll normally find us at Ocken for brunch, the casual fine dining restaurant actually also offers up a pretty lucrative lunch menu, too. Featuring options like chicken paillard, cappelini with crab, and a scrumptious black forest gateau (amongst so much more), diners get to put together a 3-course set of their choosing. If you really want to knock it out of the park for lunch hour, definitely stop by Roots next door for a cup of coffee, too.

The time: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm (last order 2.30pm)
The deal: 3-course set menu at THB 780++
The vibe: A few neighbourhood hisos in a lax ambience, featuring plenty of beautiful natural light

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Mahanakhon Sky Bar

If your lunch entails a date or a business chat where you need to impress, head to Mahanakhon Sky Bar. Jaws always drop at the view here, and it’s great content for the ‘gram feed. Beyond the setting, we’re big fans of their new 3-course lunch set, which comes with options spanning New England clam chowder, confit duck leg, seared snapper, and more. The price point is very friendly given these options, though be warned: it’s a very filling meal, and you may feel your head be in the clouds thereafter.

The time: Daily 11.30am-3pm
The deal: 3-course set menu at THB 990++
The vibe: Business men and power women who know how to appreciate a good view

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1919 Italian Bar & Restaurant

Looking to embrace the Italian art of having a good time? Head to 1919. Whilst we usually come here for bites before cocktails at Vesper next door, you’ll be happy to find that they have a really great lunch offering, too. It’s ideal for pasta lovers, given that the menu offers plenty of their most-loved dishes, such as the rigatoni carbonara, the linguine vongole, the bucatini amatriciana, and even black ink pasta. Pair with one of their salads and you’ll be good to go.

The time: Mon-Fri during lunch hours
The deal: Each dish from a select menu comes at a friendly THB 190+
The vibe: Laid-back on leafy Soi Convent, a calming backdrop for a food coma

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J’aime by Jean-Michel Lorain

Fine dining for lunch? You only live once. J’aime by Jean-Michel Lorain offers up a fantastic ‘picnic’ lunch menu, featuring many beloved dishes from the full menu. The set begins with a velouté of beetroot and tamarind, followed by a grilled spring onion tart and a choice of red snapper or rolled pork collar for mains. We love the dessert too: chestnuts, gingerbread, and wild honey. Divine.

The time: Everyday except Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and not on each last Sunday of the month
The deal: Set lunch at THB 1150++
The vibe: A picnic in a sophisticated, secret garden

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Bardo Social Bistro and Bar

Since its opening, Bardo has amassed quite a following. Buzzing at Happy Hour even on a weekday, it has become a go-to for Sathorn residents (and some Sukhumvit lovers who made the trek across town). For lunch, Bardo is a bit less hectic and a bit more peaceful, and offers up a lunch menu to suit. Whether you go for the burgers or the kofta or the aubergine toast, there’s always something creative to enjoy, and a very friendly price point, too.

The time: Every day except Saturday during lunch
The deal: 3-course set menu at THB 390++
The vibe: French people, foodies, people who will probably be back for drinks that same evening

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Kai

You probably know Kai for its Sunday Roasts, but you need to come on days that are not a Sunday, too. The lunch menu is pretty extensive, and covers a lot of the classics we so know and love. Highlighting produce from New Zealand, pick between New Zealand spring lamb croquettes, bacon and mussel chowder, battered New Zealand fish of the day, pies of the day, and so much more. Really, really satisfying.

The time: Mon-Fri from 11am-3pm
The deal: 2 courses at THB 590, 3 courses at THB 690
The vibe: Anyone with an affinity for great, New Zealand food in an unpretentious setting

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Paii Set Lunch

Ending our list with one of the best locations of them all, head to Paii within the bright yellow House on Sathorn for a wonderful afternoon. Within the storied mansion, you’ll get to pick one starter, one main, and one dessert to enjoy. Options include snow fish, river prawn, and beef short rib, so definitely come with an empty stomach. Lunch within one of the neighbourhood’s most beautiful landmarks? #Living.

The time: Wed-Sun at lunch time
The deal: Pricing depends on the main course selected (THB 750-1100) and includes starter, main, and dessert
The vibe: Vibrant and ‘gram-worthy

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Lisa Gries
Creative Content Director, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.