Looking to butter up your big boss or impress a client? Need a suitable spot to set an enjoyable atmosphere while you discuss a deal? Book a power lunch or dinner at one of these sophisticated Bangkok restaurants selected by the MICHELIN Guide to wine and dine when business is on the menu.
Yu Ting Yuan (One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
Modern designs blend with classic Chinese influences for a lavish location featuring large windows looking out to a reflective pool. The ambient lighting in the evenings creates a beautiful vision. The culinary team has worked together for years, creating exceptional Chinese dishes. Impressively delicious must-tries include the crispy Peking duck, as well as the extensive dim sum choices, barbeque, and fresh seafood. If you stop by for lunch, their Dim Sum Set Lunch for 1,600 THB++ features dim sum delights selected by the chef along with other dishes, including their signature barbeque, and topped off with their famous mango sago dessert.
Address: Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, 300/1 Charoen Krung Road, Yan Nawa, Bangkok. Tel. +66 2032 0888
Blue by Alain Ducasse (One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
Blue by Alain Ducasse opened its doors to diners at ICONSIAM in 2019. Decorated in deep blue, ivory, and gold, the luxurious surroundings match the views of the regal Chao Phraya River. The fine French cuisine is meticulously prepared with the highest quality ingredients sourced locally and imported under the watchful care of world-class chefs. Make your next lunch a special occasion with their sublime lunch sets, served from 12.00 to 15.00 starting from 1,950 THB++ for three courses and 2,550 THB++ for four courses. Featured dishes include Madara cod served with cauliflower and hazelnuts or Guinea fowl served with daikon and sorrel.
Address: L101, 1st Floor Icon Siam, 299 Soi Charoen Nakhon 5, Charoen Nakhon Road, Khlong Ton Sai, Klong San, Bangkok. Tel. +66 2005 9412 or email email@example.com.
Yamazato (MICHELIN-Selected, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
This Japanese restaurant in The Okura Prestige Bangkok offers three different dining experiences, a sushi bar, a teppanyaki station, and a fine dining area. Kimono-clad staff serve its wide range of dishes, including an excellent omakase and the chef’s menu that must be reserved two days in advance. Fish is flown in fresh from Toyosu Fish Market, and even much of the dishware is from Japan. Lunch features a la carte and set menus which change to match the seasons, including Kaiseki for 1,700-1,800 THB++ or Gozen for 700-1,200 THB++. Whether it's fresh sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki, bento, or various meats, you can be sure that everything has been carefully selected and prepared so that every bite tastes of Japan.
Address: The Okura Prestige Bangkok, 57 Witthayu Road, Lumphini, Bangkok. Tel. +66 2687 9000
Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen (MICHELIN-Selected, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
This popular eatery is Italian in its food as well as its warm, welcoming atmosphere. Chef Francesco Lenzi selects premium ingredients such as meats and cheeses straight from his hometown of Pisa and prepares them into authentic Tuscan dishes. For lunch, they offer a three-course set for 980 THB++ or four courses for 1,180 THB++. Recommended dishes include the tender 48-hour sous vide cooked Iberian Pluma Pork, Creamy Potato & Stewed Shallots or Argentina Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, Organic Rocket Salad, Cherry Tomatoes, Aged Balsamic & 36-month aged Parmesan Cheese. Every choice is a delight for the eyes and perfect for the palate.
Address: 69/2 Soi Ruam Ruedi 2, Witthayu Road, Lumphini, Bangkok. Tel. +66 2001 0116
Indigo (MICHELIN-Selected, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
You’ll find French people at many of the tables at Indigo, where their authentic flavours have long been a favourite among expats and lovers of French cuisine. The menu is filled with classic French dishes, and its location in Soi Convent by the Silom intersection is convenient for the Skytrain and the underground. Among their set menu, we recommend the lush and mellow Crab Mousse in white wine sauce served in a whole crab.
Address: 6 Convent Road, Si Lom, Bangkok, 10500. Tel. +66 2235 3268.
La Scala (MICHELIN-Selected, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
La Scala has reopened and now welcomes lovers of Italian cuisine from around the corner and around the world. Chef Eugenio Cannoni, who hails from Piedmont, has transformed its classic Italian style by adding a more contemporary flair, from creative premium ingredients to a more modern interior. Over 80% of the ingredients are sourced directly from Italy, and the breads and pastas are made by hand in-house to ensure the best freshness and quality. Set menus include two courses for 980 THB++ or three courses for 1,180 THB++. You can select such courses as Seafood Risotto, Mantis Shrimp, Roasted Calamari, Traditional Seafood Sauce; Oxtail Plin Ravioli, Rosemary Demi-Glace; or Organic Chicken, BBQ Eggplant, Mint.
Address: Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel, 13/3 Sathon Tai Road, Thung Mahamek, Bangkok. Tel. +66 2344 8888
This hip pasta bar serves delicious pasta, both freshly made in-house and dried organic options from Italy. Diners can choose a table downstairs where they can watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen or sit upstairs for more privacy. Recommended is the tortellini, freshly made by the chef, or select from seasonal menus that change monthly. If you still haven’t had enough, you can buy pasta and sauces to make your taste of La Dotta at home. There are affordable set lunch menus, two courses for 350 THB++ or three courses for 440 THB++, with rotating pasta choices, both fresh and dried.
Address: 161/6 Soi Thong Lo 9, Khlong Tan Nuea, Bangkok. Tel. +66 2236 5558 or +66 6 1773 6526
Le Normandie (Two MICHELIN Stars, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
Since 1958, Le Normandie at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok has developed a well-earned reputation amongst French cuisine connoisseurs, and is still an international dining destination. Elegant interiors with intricate flower arrangements and expansive windows overlooking the Chao Phraya are a feast for the eyes as every dish is prepared with the finest ingredients and exceptional skills and presented with world-class service. At the end of 2021, Le Normandie was renamed Le Normandie by Alain Roux and continues to offer outstanding dining experiences for lunch and dinner. For an impressive lunch, try Le Menu Decouverte, three courses for 2,500 THB++ with such choices as Pan-Fried Red Mullet with Braised Fennel, Orange, and Anise Sauce or Pan-Fried Veal Medallions with Carrots, Crispy Veal Head Fritters, and White Wine Jus.
Address: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok, Bang Rak, Bangkok. Tel. +66 2659 9000.
J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain (One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
Another MICHELIN-Starred French restaurant in the Sathon neighbourhood, J’AIME may discombobulate you at first with a grand piano hanging from the ceiling and upside-down chandeliers. But then you taste their innovative French food, and all is well with the world. Try the Picnic Lunch Menu for 1,150 THB++ with Duck Orange Pudding or Seafood Blanquette for seafood lovers. J'AIME was founded by renowned Chef Jean-Michel Lorain with his daughter joining in as well as his protégé Chef Amerigo Sesti overseeing the kitchen.
Address: U Sathorn Bangkok, 05/1 Soi Ngam Du Phli, Thung Mahamek, Bangkok. Tel. +66 2119 4899
Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin (One MICHELIN Stars, MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2022)
Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin offers distinctive contemporary Thai elegance in its menu and decor. With a la carte and set selections, we recommend the Winter Journey, a four-course set for 1,850 THB++. It is ideal for lunch with reinvented street food favourites for appetisers to main courses and desserts that are rich in creativity and authentic Thai flavours. Add a little tipple or try the juice pairing to enhance every bite, with or without alcohol.
Address: Siam Kempinski Bangkok, 991/9 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok. Tel. +66 2162 9000