Restaurants are back on the scene, and the time has come for us to embark on a hunt for heavenly delights again.
Finally, the dine-in restrictions in Bangkok metropolitan area have eased. Restaurants are gearing up to welcome back dine-in guests, and nothing is more exciting than this. As things slowly start to move back to normal, here’s what’s new in dining for June 2021.
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Sri Lankan food delivery from Cocolombo

If you’ve never had Sri Lankan food, then it’s probably time for you to check out Cocolombo. The Sri Lankan delivery service helmed by the team behind Ministry of Crab is bringing the exotic flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine into the spotlight. What’s more, food and curries actually come served on a banana leaf to keep its culinary traditions. With a choice between meat-based or vegetarian curries, orders come with Papadum seasoned flatbread, Lentil Curry, pickles, salad, and intensely flavourful sambals. Definitely a must-try.
More info: Cocolombo
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 9am – 7pm
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La Bomba Italian sandwiches

Sick of the same old sandwich? This is for you. Here at La Bomba, old-fashioned sandwiches are made fancier, and prepared by the team behind Yen Akart’s CLARA restaurant. They serve Italian gourmet sandwiches with crispy crusted homemade Foccacia bread and stuffed with loads of premium Italian products. Out of their 7 savoury Italian sauces, you can mix and match with your choice of fillings, too. Prepare to be bombarded with flavour.
More info: La Bomba
Opening hours: Mon- Sat 12pm-7pm
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Bun Meat and Cheese World Tour

If you’re looking for some comfort burgers, then you need to make your way to Bun Meat and Cheese. Taiki Tsubota, who’s well-known in Bangkok for his exceptional burgers, is making burgers inspired by his travels around the world. He’s translating those wonderful memories into burger masterpieces this season. It’s called the “Bun Meat and Cheese World Tour” and has already featured a “Fake Shack” version of Shake Shack that instantly went viral in foodie circles. Keep an eye out for what’s coming, or stay true to the classics with the Homeburg Burger, too.
More info: Bun Meat and Cheese
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 11am-8pm
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New menu at Aksorn

Askorn is where the most authentic and classic Thai dishes are turned into a wonderful evening of fine dining. Helmed by the renowned chef David Thompson, every few months the Aksorn team selects a cookbook from their massive collection to use as the basis of the current menu. It’s a way to revive some of the forgotten classics that truly deserve to be enjoyed by today’s diners. It’s a beautiful thing to remember when considering Aksorn’s setting, too: it’s located atop Central: The Original Store, the first ever location of the department store. For June, the menu is inspired by food columnist and cookbook author Nutchanand (Pao) Osathanond, and her recordings of unpublished family recipes. Priced at THB2800++ (and wine pairing at THB 1400++), head here for an evening of romance and nostalgia.
More info: Aksorn
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 5pm-9pm
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Dragon Boat Festival at Pagoda Chinese Restaurant

The Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Hotel is celebrating China’s Dragon Boat Festival at Pagoda Chinese Restaurant. Guests can savour “Jiaxing Zongzi”, the traditional dish of the Dragon Boat Festival here. It’s filled with sticky rice and a choice of sweet or savoury fillings, then wrapped in lotus leaves. These handcrafted delicacies are available with a wide array of premium meat options, vegetarian options, and sweet varieties. If that’s a tough choice, don’t you worry. A box of three lets you sample one of each.
More info: Pagoda Chinese Restaurant
Opening hours: Fri – Sun 11:30am – 2:30pm & 5:30pm – 9:00pm
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Lavender afternoon tea at Up & Above Bar

If you love anything with a lavender fragrance, this is for you. The Okura Prestige Bangkok is offering a wonderfully refreshing Lavender Afternoon Tea at Up & Above Bar. Guests can indulge in sweet treats including Lavender and Blackcurrant Macarons, Lavender and Mango Chocolate Bon Bon, Lavender Bavarois, and more. Choices of fresh-brewed tea and coffee are available for the perfect companions to these indulgences. Bring a friend along, and you’re in for a sweet lavender surprise.
More info: Up & Above Bar
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 12pm – 5pm
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Pride lunch at the Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

The Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok presents a three-course lunch on weekdays to celebrate pride month. The menu allows guests to mix and match starters, mains and desserts. Some of the options include Traditional Eggplant Parmigiana, Marbled Wagyu Steak with Roasted Vegetables, and everyone’s beloved Tiramisu with Baileys. Definitely something to look forward to.
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Unlimited dishes at Praya Kitchen

Get ready to indulge in unlimited Thai and international dishes as Praya Kitchen, the Thai restaurant at the Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse. Apart from a free-flow juice bar, guests can enjoy a vast selection of distinctive delicacies offered during the weekends. Chef signatures will also be available, such as Tiger Prawns, Blue Crabs, and Rock Lobsters. However, the Australian Wagyu and New Zealand Lamb Rack are the stars of the show that you definitely should not miss.
More info: Praya Kitchen
Opening hours: Fri – Sat 5pm – 9pm & Sat-Sun 12pm – 3pm
Karatpetch Vattanapoon
As a culture enthusiast, Karatpetch loves to travel, learn new cultures and languages, and has great zealousness for food. She is also an amateur dancer of various styles. Watching sports, sightseeing, cooking, knitting and exploring beauty goodies are her moments of simple joy.