In a city famous for its congested roads, sidewalks and astoundingly confused approach to city planning, it is nice to know that there are a restaurants within the city that offer their guests the chance to enjoy world class cuisine from a perspective that is “far from the maddening crowds”. Rooftop restaurants in Bangkok offer their clientele some of the most breathtaking views of this eclectic town while serving up spectacular dining and drink options that are guaranteed to make for a most memorable night out. In no particular order, we have listed below a few of the more popular dining spots in Bangkok that are noted for their fine food, service and view of the city.
Vertigo & Moon Bar- Located on the 61st floor of the Banyan tree hotel on Sathorn Road, Vertigo lays claim to being one of the very first rooftop restaurants in downtown Bangkok. The restaurant itself is intimate, the food and service is superb and the view gives one a feeling of being on top of the world. To be forewarned, the dining is al fresco and is not recommended for anyone who is jittery about high places. The appetizer plate is a must have for starters, with seared bay scallops, tuna tartar, lobster spring rolls and a Caesar salad that are sure to delight. Menu specialties include roasted snowfish, wagyu tenderloin, rosemary scented rack of lamb and an extensive vegetarian menu. After finishing the meal, many customers move on to the adjacent Moon Bar to continue enjoying the sights of Bangkok from 61 stories with after dinner aperitifs or wine. Dress code is smart casual and because of the limited seating, reservations are recommended.
Cloud 47 – As the newest rooftop bar and restaurant on the Bangkok scene, Cloud 47 chef Akasith Katthanet offers guests a wide selection of both international and Thai cuisine that is reasonably priced in a casual atmosphere. The restaurant itself is located on the 47th floor of the United Building in the center of Silom Road. With lots of space, an open air environment and a panoramic 180 degree view of Bangkok, this is definitely a great destination if you are looking for some eye popping photo ops of your trip to Thailand. The dining area has a roof suspended three floors above that ensures a rain free experience while still maintaining a unique al fresco ambiance.
The Dome at The Lebua Hotel on Silom road is home to three distinctive restaurants that offer some of the finest views and best dining to be found anywhere in the city. On floor 52, The Breeze offers its guests both open air and indoor seating while enjoying Asia inspired dining from Chef Sam Pang Pin Lee. The Sirocco, on the 63rd floor lays claim to the title of the world’s highest al fresco restaurant. Voted one of the 101 best restaurants in the world in 2013, you will need to make reservations at least a week in advance to enjoy the varied and delightful fare served daily from 6:00 – 1:00. Two floors above Sirocco, Mezzaluna offers enclosed dining with a skyline view of Bangkok that offers guests an option of their 4 course tasting menu or the 7 course menu with wine pairings. Specialties at Mezzaluna include Rainbow Trout cooked on cedar wood, Nova Scotia Lobster and seared diamond lamb, to name just a few items from their large and varied menu.