I've eaten with friends and colleagues in all these restaurants in (greater) Bangkok. I'm no food expert, but I do know what I like! Many of my older reviews were also published in Japanese on newsclip.be タイ発ニュース速報. Whether you're after Thai food, or craving a Mexican taco, Japanese buffet or fish & chips, you can find it all here.

* A friendly WARNING: restaurants close, change and move regularly, so before you go make sure to check *

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Brown Coffee *** [CLOSED]

On my way to the express boat from the Grand Palace I ran into this little restaurant at the Tha Chang pier.

The tables inside view the pier and the Chao Praya River, the outside terrace has an inwards view of the little shops at the pier.

The windows are big, the wooden furniture is simple in dark brown, and the decoration is a range of old photos of Bangkok.

Na Pralan [CLOSED]

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg After finishing work at nearby Silpakorn University, we went for drinks and a bit of food at this two-story renovated old shop house alongside the Grand Palace.

The restaurant promotes itself as an art restaurant and is popular with the SU art students and lecturers for a morning coffee or a beer after class. There is old-style wooden furniture and lots of art on the walls on both floors, which provide for a pleasant atmosphere.

On the menu a selection of simple Thai dishes, a few Western dishes and ice cream for dessert.

Tak Sura @ Victory Monument (ตักสุรา)

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg One of the many branches of Tak Sura is located not even 100 meters from the busy Victory Monument.

Like all Tak Sura branches it's an old-style restaurant, this branch in a teakwood house with wooden floors and furniture from a variety of older times. Dark, intimate environment, although you shouldn't sit to close to the speakers :-( Inside there are a few rooms, each with a number of tables, outside a garden and a terrace annex tree house with lots of seats

Monday, October 13, 2008

Rot Sukhon (รสสุคนธ์), Bang Meuang

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg This big family restaurant is located in the eastern outskirts of Bangkok on Srinakarin Road.

Outside there’s a big, open wooden terrace, partially covered, but air-conditioned space is provided for inside.

It serves a whole range of good quality Thai food, and the seating plan is very suitable for group eating like we did with the 10 of us. We had tom yam soup (spicy shrimp soup), kho moo yaang

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Krua Peek Mai (ครัวปีกไม้), Bang Meuang

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg With my colleagues I went for lunch at this big garden restaurant on the Bangkok outskirts on Srinakarin Road.

Outside the place has several wooden terraces with lots of plants, little wooden gazebos for private groups, and inside there’s air-conditioning.

The place promotes itself as a good place to organise your party or family-get-together, with live folk music or DJ every evening from 7 p.m. onwards, and karaoke and catering available.

The places serves Thai, Isan and seafood dishes. The old-style fish,

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hemlock

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg This elegant, artistic restaurant is located on 2 floors of an old-style shop house near Khao San.

There’s a permanent photo exhibition on the walls and teas from all over the world on display. The background music is classical and jazz etc.

The food is traditional Thai from all over the country, and one can find quite a few dishes not available elsewhere, like for example the khao pad hor baybua (fried rice with lotus leaves package);

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Stories (Prachachoen), Nonthaburi

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg We celebrated a friend’s birthday at this pub-restaurant at Prachachuen in the northern outskirts of Bangkok.

It’s quite a high-class and luxury place, with fashionable and pretty design, wooden terraces at different levels, with a variety of wooden and old-style iron furniture. There are little fountains all over the place and a small decorative pool in front of the stage where various life bands perform during the evening (English and Thai songs).

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Madrid

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg Madrid, opened in 1969, is one of the oldest restaurants in Patpong and has always been popular with Bangkok expats. Once in a while one can spot a really old one that must’ve been coming here since the Vietnam war.

The old-style interior is Spanish-inspired and sports at least one bullfighter poster. The booths for 4 are intimate but small if you want to eat; the bar is spacier.

The Thai and foreign food are good (try the Caesar salad and quesadilla!) and drinks not too expensive. It seems to be famous for its great pizza,

Agalico Gardens and Tea Room

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg A friend once took me to this very classy place for a high tea, and some time later another friend organised his wedding reception here.

The mostly white furniture and decorations are in old European style and most of it is for sale. There's a very beautiful English city garden outside with an air-conditioned (!) gazebo. The place opens only Fri - Sun during the day.

Sukhumvit 51
20 Boonchiradorn Building
02 662 5857
http://www.agalico.co.th/

Monday, August 18, 2008

Chokdee Dimsum (โชคดีติ่มซำ)

Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg 24/7 family restaurant located at Ekamai serving a wide variety of fresh, handmade (and cheap) dim sum and other dishes.

33/2-3 Ekamai (Sukhumvit 63)
opposite soi 4
02 714 0312-3