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Bangkok’s Best Riverside Restaurants

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King Rama I named it Chao Phraya, and this “River of Kings”, as translated, is the lifeblood of the Kingdom, connecting its people to each other and to the Gulf of Thailand and beyond. The Chao Phraya River, along with its thriving riverside, is also the heart and soul of Bangkok, the Thai capital. It represents the juxtaposition of this captivating city – the grand and the gritty that both charms and bewilders which provides incredible scenery as you dine, whether from street vendors or luxury hotel rooftops. Plus, the choice of cuisine is just as diverse so you can discover the best riverside restaurants, where the food is as good as the scenery.
Updated on 19 January 2023
Le Normandie by Alain Roux
5F, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 48 Soi Charoen Krung 40, Charoen Krung Road, Bang Rak, 10500 Bangkok
฿฿฿฿ · French

Delicious French cuisine from the team led by Alain Roux of three MICHELIN-Starred Waterside Inn in the UK, the first French restaurant in England to receive such acclaim. You cannot miss the impressive view overlooking the Chao Phraya River and elaborate flower arrangements filled with local flora from floor-to-ceiling windows.

Blue by Alain Ducasse
Unit L101, 1F, ICONLUXE ICONSIAM Shopping Centre, 299 Charoen Nakhon Road, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, 10600 Bangkok
฿฿฿฿ · French Contemporary

Contemporary French fine dining by the chef ranked second in terms of total MICHELIN Stars worldwide served in an elegant room with panoramic river views in an iconic shopping complex. Their a la carte and tasting menus are available for lunch and dinner.

Praya Dining
Praya Palazzo 757/1 Soi Somdet Phra Pin Klao 2, Bang Yi Khan, Bang Phlat, 10700 Bangkok
฿฿ · Thai

Accessible only by boat, the Praya Palazzo Hotel’s Praya Dining is located in a century-old Palladian-style mansion on the banks of the Chao Phraya. Roasted shrimp dip with crispy catfish salad and stir-fried pork in yellow chilli paste are recommended.

Chakrabongse Dining
396/1 Maha Rat Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, 10200 Bangkok
฿฿฿ · Thai

A spectacular setting, where views of the Chao Phraya River and Wat Arun, or the Temple of Dawn, provide the perfect backdrop to your culinary journey inside one of Bangkok’s most precious historic houses. Check their website as the set menu changes daily. There is no à la carte service available. Reservations are necessary.

Riva del Fiume
GF, Four Seasons Hotel at Chao Phraya River, 300/1 Charoen Krung Road, Yan Nawa, Sathon, 10120 Bangkok
฿฿฿ · Italian

The view from the terrace is of the Chao Phraya, but inside, this modern Italian restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel feels more like Lake Como with its European vibes, open kitchen, and wood oven. At the helm is an Italian chef who worked at several MICHELIN-Starred restaurants in Europe. Try handmade fresh pastas of many different shapes and sizes with their own special characteristics and history.

Côte by Mauro Colagreco
2F, Capella Bangkok, 300/2 Charoenkrung Road, Yan Nawa, Sathon, 10120 Bangkok
฿฿฿฿ · French Contemporary

Côte brings contemporary Riviera-inspired cuisine to Capella Bangkok on the Chao Phraya. The elegant dining room’s earth tones lead the eye to panoramic river views and beautifully presented food. The menu offers the luxury of choosing not to choose as the chef shows off his creations based on exceptional ingredients under the influence of the famed Mauro Colagreco of a three MICHELIN-Starred restaurant in France.

392/16 Maha Rat Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, 10200 Bangkok
฿฿ · Thai

Meaning “House of Flavours”, Rongros preserves traditional Thai tastes on the banks of the River of Kings with a stunning view of Wat Arun. Highlights include the green curry with rib-eye beef served with roti and the tangy glass noodle salad.

Supanniga Eating Room (Tha Tian)
392/25-26 Maha Rat Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, 10200 Bangkok
฿฿ · Thai

The homestyle Thai food at this casual restaurant comes with postcard-worthy views of the majestic Chao Phraya and iconic Wat Arun. Try Chinese cabbage and braised pork belly with herbs and cowa leaves. For rooftop seating at sunset, book in advance.

44 Mu 4, Soi Wat Bang Chak, Bang Tanai, Pak Kret, 11120 Nonthaburi
฿฿ · Thai

Located in a charming riverside house built in 1957 near Bangkok, Chang-Wang-Imm serves delicious wallet-friendly Thai cuisine with relaxing Chao Phraya views. The traditional Thai curry with pork, shrimp paste, and basil is flavoursome and not-to-be-missed.

Suan Thip
17/9 Mu 7, Sukhaprachasan 2 Road, Bang Phut, Pak Kret, 11120 Nonthaburi
฿฿ · Thai

Its lush garden of trees and small ponds is peaceful and pretty, while a Thai-style pavilion is the perfect setting for weddings and celebrations. Inside, the relaxed vibe continues with riverside views, while the refined cuisine is inspired by royal recipes. Highlights include stir fried red curry with crispy catfish and Miang Kham for starters.

This article was written by MICHELIN Guide Thailand.

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