Valentines' Day is upon us, and that means some of you may be scrambling for sweeping gestures, planning a classic dinner and movie date, or simply searching for a reservation for two at some of Bangkok's most established dining institutions.
In the spirit of this day, we've rounded up some of the most delectable special menus, whether it's your third Valentine’s Day together or your tenth, it will be certainly be an evening to remember.
Suhring (Two Michelin Stars)
A date is always made more special at Suhring, whether you take the early seating at 5.30pm or have a late night course at 9pm. Soak in the scenic glasshouse surroundings, the greenery and the subtle home-inspired touches of the living room that make Suhring a truly 'special occasion' destination without the rigidity. A dinner at Suhring typically lasts 3 hours, and what better than embarking on a culinary rollercoaster with your better half? Sip on a glass of Champagne, take a graceful bite of the classic bread and Parma platter, coast through the pasta bowl, and finish with a pinch off the dessert box – truly a palate-pleasing journey.
Location:10 Soi Yen Akat 3, Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Khet Yan Nawa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120
Phone: 02 287 1799
Gaa (One Michelin Star)
For the curious, adventurous pair, a Valentine’s Day experience at renowned chef Gaggan's
approachable spin-off will be a night to remember. The special menu for the night consists of spice duck donuts, uni with macadamia and burnt coconut sugar ice cream, amongst many other dishes. Enjoy the course on its own, with wine, or for the health conscious/detoxing couple, a juice pairing is also available.
Price: THB 4,500++ per person. Wine and juice pairing available
Location: 68/4 Soi Lang Suan, Phloen Chit Road, Bangkok
Phone: 091 419 2424
Savelberg (One Michelin Star)
A Valentine’s Day dinner at Savelberg is the winning combination of wine, dine and passion. Chef Henk Savelberg has devised a creative set menu suitable for the most romantic of evenings, and this is where to go if you want a celebratory meal. As both the Champagne and conversation flow, the chef will take you through the lobster dish, completed with yuzu, sprinkles of almond and radish, oysters, a slow-cooked and roasted guinea fowl with foie gras, and ending the night how you’d hoped it would end - with a Valentine’s Kiss dessert.
Price: THB 5,000++ per person
Location: Oriental Residence Bangkok, 110 Wireless Road. Lumpini. Pathumwan Bangkok 10330
Phone: 02 252 8001
Nahm (One Michelin Star)
Take a fellow foodie to a dinner date this Valentine’s Day at Thai fusion mainstay Nahm, where innovation is constant and creations are fresh. This year, expect miang-style (Thai way of serving food wrapped in leaves) lobster and a flavourful, rich duck curry with snake fruit for the main dishes. What better way to get re-acquainted to your date than navigating through one of Asia's best restaurants together?
Price: THB 3,900++ per person
Location: COMO Metropolitan, 27 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120
Phone: 02 625 3333
Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin (One Michelin Star)
A Thai fine dining staple at the Kempinski Hotel, Sra Bua has designed a unique, charismatic spin on the Valentine’s menu by catering to both 'him' and ‘her' under the theme ‘Rhythm of Love’. With accompanying menus such as 'cold tom yum' (Thai spicy soup) for the lady and 'warm tom yum' for the gentleman, it'll be an adventure you can both embark on, separately together. Either that, or keep the conversation flowing for those on their first date.
Price: THB 12,999++ per couple (eight course dinner with premium champagne)
Location: Siam Kempinski Hotel, 991/9 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Phone: 02 162 9000
Le Du (One Michelin Star)
A typical night at Chef Thitid (Tonn)'s Le Du would see the menu only with local Thai ingredients, but for this Valentine’s Day, he has thrown in an eclectic mix of imported ingredients for the 6- course menu. Enjoy a bottle of wine or embark on an evening of wine pairing and lose yourself in the tastes of Maine lobster with smoked pumpkin curry, pork rib with grilled eggplant, and end things on a sweet note with the classic chocolate and strawberry combo.
Price: THB 8,800 ++ per couple. Wine pairing THB 1,800++ per person
Location: 399/3 Silom 7 Alley, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500
Phone: 092 919 9969
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (One Michelin Star)
Bangkok-based chef Olivier has emulated the late Robuchon's signature dishes; such as caviar in lobster jelly with cauliflower cream to the ever explosive foie gras salad in preparation for the day of love. For your main course, the rosemary crusted lamb fillet with Robuchon’s signature mashed potatoes will be amongst the night’s many highlights (we also recommend you go light on the deli-cious in-house bread, an exercise of true self-control), so you can enjoy the entire course without loosening your dress pants.
A dinner at Robuchon is an occasion. That combined with Sathorn's glistening skyscrapers, we think a second date is definitely on the cards!
Price: THB 7,500++ per person. Wine pairing THB 3,750++ per person
Location: 5th Floor, MahaNakhon CUBE, 96 Narathiwas Ratchanakharin Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Phone: 02 001 0698
Venture down to Charoenkrung, where the newly renovated shophouse-inspired modern twist on Thai food sits. For this day only, the team are doing a special menu, "Naughty Valentine" for the edgier, non-conformist couple. Bring out your snarkier, bickering playful side with a 9-course menu consisting of tongue-in-cheek "underneath the blanket" (grilled white prawn, caramelised shrimp paste) and "Colourful love" (pan-seared beef or pork tenderloin), amongst other distinctive, candy hearts-inspired dishes.
Pair your dinner with 80/20's explosive cocktails, then take a tipsy stroll along the bustling roads of Bangkok's old town, where many watering holes await.
Price: at THB 3,400++ per person
Location: 1054, 1052, 26 Charoen Krung Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Phone: 099 118 2200
Lenzi (Michelin Plate)
Plates of decadent pasta, aromatic truffles and traditional recipes sourced from Chef Francesco's home in Tuscany sounds like an idyllic Valentine’s Day dinner. Book a corner table by the open kitchen, share a bottle of red and peruse over the large pasta and beef menu. Our favourite is the Spaghetti Lenzi (blood pudding ham over simple spaghetti, rustled together with pork belly ham and prawns) and the foie gras ravioli - both as divine as the person sitting across from you.
Location: 69/1-2 Ruamruedee 2 Thanon Witthayu, 10330
Phone: 02 001 0116