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Dining Out 4 minutes 28 June 2020

Discover The Globe Through These Delicious World Cuisines With Citi Credit Cards

These restaurants offer a globetrotting taste experience without ever having to pack your bags.

Bangkok dining out Thailand

Even if you cannot travel now or if you have to put off any trip plans, you can still have new international experiences even without having to leave the country. Going out to eat different types of cuisines is an excellent way to explore. You may even discover a new favourite dish or flavour. These delectable discoveries are all but guaranteed at these Michelin Plate restaurants selected by Citi. And the special offers for Citi credit cards are an added bonus to discovering the world through diverse cuisines for an unforgettable dining experience.

A restaurant located in an antique Thai-styled house in Bang Rak District. (© Baan Suriyasai)
A restaurant located in an antique Thai-styled house in Bang Rak District. (© Baan Suriyasai)

Asian Embassies

Sample the distinct cultures across Asia through the many different types of cuisines. From menus created for maharajas to grilled delicacies, from Thai comfort foods to royal cuisines witnessing a renaissance, you can taste them all at these restaurants.

Baan Khanitha
This house has been welcoming diners with Thai warmth, hospitality, and deliciousness for over two decades. Traditional Thai cooking techniques turn the freshest ingredients into flavourful feasts. Try the green curry with lobster or phad thai with fresh prawns, and don’t forget the tom yum made from homemade chilli paste.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Get 10% discount on food only and get a complimentary welcome drink, valued THB 190 (limit 1 drink /card /table /sales slip). Offer available 1 Mar 2020 until 28 Feb 2021.

Indus
Dine like a maharaja in a home decorated in fabulous 1960s chic. Soak in the Indian artwork as you are served dishes inspired by the Mughal Empire. The excellent ingredients are perfectly spiced for deep, rich flavours. Enjoy the kebabs and naan before moving onto vegetarian specialities or delights from the tandoor oven. Indus is truly one of the finest authentic Indian restaurants in Bangkok.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Get 20% discount for lunch, only Monday – Friday 11:30 - 14:30. (a la carte menu only; please reserve a table in advance). Offer available from 1 Apr 2020 until 31 Mar 2021.

Rich and spicy Indian flavours fit for a maharaja served at Indus. (© Indus)
Rich and spicy Indian flavours fit for a maharaja served at Indus. (© Indus)

Sri Trat
Experience the flavours of Trad, a province along Thailand’s eastern seaboard famous for its seafood and intense curries, prepared fresh in Bangkok. Savour Trad’s flavours in such favourites as fried rice with dried chilli and salt, gaeng chamuang, gaeng massaman, young durian, and Trad-style minced pork with fish. Even the chili and fish sauce condiments are unique here.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Get a complimentary Malva Nut & Young Coconut Jelly in Fresh Coconut Milk Sauce, valued THB 150 when spending THB 1,500 or more /sales slip, or Get a complimentary Assorted Thai Dessert Platter, valued THB 350 when spending THB 3,000 or more /sales slip (limit 1 dish /card /table /sales slip). Offer available from now 1 Apr 2020 until 31 Mar 2021.

Punjab Grill
Enjoy Indian cuisine with a contemporary twist at Punjab Grill. Start with tempting appetisers such as chaat filled with palak patta and enhanced with avocado bhel. Chef Bharath’s recommended signature dishes include exotic flavours like tawa scallops and chaamp taajdar. And the vegetarian dishes are superb options for those who do not eat meat.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Get 20% discount on food only. Offer available from 1 Apr 2020 until 31 Mar 2021.

Baan Suriyasai
An antique Thai house is where Baan Suriyasai calls home. Colonial and Victorian style and architecture creates a classic romantic atmosphere as you dine on royal Thai dishes that are rare gems. Delicacies you may not find elsewhere include watermelon with toasted fish flakes and five-spice stew with medium-boiled egg, the recipes for which the chef and owner uncovered to reintroduce to diners. This setting is ideal for events and functions with private rooms that can seat up to 22 guests.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Get a complimentary Coconut Milk and Mango Ice Cream with Toppings when spending THB 2,500 or more /sales slip (limit 1 serving /card /table /sales slip). Offer available from 1 Apr 2020 until 31 Mar 2021.

The wine library awaits. (© Enoteca)
The wine library awaits. (© Enoteca)

The Italian Jobs

Cross the globe to Old World culture and cuisine, to Italy. Italian food is a favoured fare for people far and wide. Menus range from simple, like having dinner at a friend’s house, to fine-dining affairs for more discerning diners. Here are some of the best, selected for you.

Gianni
When talking about Italian restaurants that have been in Bangkok a long time, Gianni is definitely a topic of conversation, as they have been serving authentic Italian cuisine to gourmands and foodies here for over two decades. Quality ingredients, superb techniques, and understanding and attention to detail are what makes Gianni stand apart from other Italian restaurants. Recommended dishes include porcini mushroom risotto and salt-crusted sea bass.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Get 10% discount on food only. Offer available from 1 May 2020 until 31 Mar 2021.

Creativity on a plate from Chef Francesco Lenzi. (© Lenzi)
Creativity on a plate from Chef Francesco Lenzi. (© Lenzi)

Enoteca
Enoteca has a distinguished atmosphere as soon as you walk through its doors. There is a Mediterranean air about, with wicker chairs, natural woods, and exposed brick that enhances the flavours of every dish. Every region of Italy is represented on the menu, with finest ingredients imported from Europe so that diners can taste true Italian cuisine. Specialities include beef shank in red wine, vitello tonnato, and foie gras ravioli.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Get 10% discount on food only. Offer available from 1 Nov 2019 until 31 Dec 2020.

Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen
You will feel like you’re at a friend’s place for an Italian lunch or dinner at Lenzi. Chef Francesco Lenzi creates a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere as he takes a break from the kitchen to chat with diners. The meats and cheeses from his family farm in Tuscany are recommended. The restaurant is an all-around favourite, with packed seats almost every night, so a reservation is highly advised.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Get a complimentary Tiramisu valued THB 280 (limit 1 dish /card /table /sales slip). Offer available from 1 Mar 2020 until 28 Feb 2021.

Dishes featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients. (© Water Library)
Dishes featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients. (© Water Library)

European Affairs

Beyond Italy, the Western hemisphere has many flavours for you to try. Here we see traditional cooking methods and modern culinary techniques transform premium ingredients. Some may play with blending East with West on the plate, while others focus on authenticity. Either way, every bite will transport you.

Water Library
This contemporary European restaurant is comfortable and stylish, even for being in a mall. Focusing on seasonal ingredients, the chef team creates flavourful fine dining. To accompany every taste, there is a diverse selection of mineral waters from across the globe.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Get 10% discount on food only. Offer available from 1 Jan 2020 until Dec 2020.

White Lies
Formerly at La Scala, Chef Maurizio Menconi brings his culinary inventiveness, blending techniques and flavours from East and West, to every dish. The contemporary elegance emanates from the Baccarat chandeliers to the creative menus that change with the seasons. Reservations are highly recommended, and the restaurant seats only groups of two or more.

Exclusively for Citi ULTIMA, Citi Prestige, Citi Premier, Citi Mercedes, and Citi Royal Orchid Plus Preferred and Select credit card members: Get a complimentary Edible Sea Shell valued THB 400 (limit 1 dish /card /table /sales slip. Please confirm privilege when reserving your table). Offer available from 1 Nov 2019 until 31 Dec 2020.

The natural world inspires the atmosphere as well as the menu at Cuisine de Garden. (© Cuisine de Garden)
The natural world inspires the atmosphere as well as the menu at Cuisine de Garden. (© Cuisine de Garden)

Cuisine de Garden
The fine dining classic in Chiang Mai comes to Bangkok. Chef Nan transforms the elegance and beauty of nature into an impressive ten-course tasting menu to delight diners. Every meal is enhanced by the warm, natural atmosphere with graceful modern accents.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Get a complimentary dessert or amuse bouche valued THB 250 (limit 1 dish /card /table /sales slip). Offer available from 15 Mar 2020 until 28 Feb 2021.

Artur
Make your way past crushed red velvet interiors to a fine-dining experience of classic French cuisine like no other at Artur. Lobster bisque, foie gras terrine, and Burgundy escargot shine. Then there are the mouth-watering steaks -- American Angus, côte de boeuf, and Australian Kobe. Ask the owner, Artur Kluczewski, for recommendations as he makes his rounds.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Get a 10% discount. Offer available from 1 Mar 2020 until 28 Feb 2021.

You can find more information about the privileges for Citi credit card members at
www.citibank.co.th.

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