On CIM’s recent trip to Bangkok with Marriott International, we discovered Thailand is looking beyond its traditional roots and going global with its culinary offering. Here are our top five picks of where to get your foodie fix in Bangkok:
theCOMMONS is a new four-storey complex that has everything from food and drinks, to retail stores, a gym and a space just for kids. It’s already winning awards for its architecture but the variety of food outlets is what really makes this place stand out. Whether you fancy Mexican, Hawaii-style poke, Vietnamese, burgers, ice cream or simply a nice cold beer, theCOMMONS has it all. Head up to the top level, called the Top Yard, for a delicious brunch at Roast or a coffee-workshop in theCOMMONS Kitchen.
2. Goji Kitchen + Bar
Whether or not you’re staying at the newly-opened Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Goji Kitchen + Bar is definitely worth a visit. It’s a contender for the best hotel breakfast buffet, with endless options such as grilled meats, fresh seafood, western breakfast favourites, as well as dim sum, sushi and Korean fare. Goji’s open-plan kitchen means you can watch the chefs prepare your meals right before your eyes. We can guarantee you’ll be going back for seconds.
3. 72 Courtyard
Another contemporary food and dining complex, 72 Courtyard is a lively spot for a meal and drinks. It’s home to a number of food outlets including Lady Brett for casual barbecue eats, the Australian-born Touché Hombre for Mexican fare and cocktails, and Little Bao for tasty Bao burgers filled with pork belly, crispy chicken and even ice cream. Pay a visit to Evil Man Blues for serious cocktails like the Jetlagged, made with bourbon, coffee liquor, sweet vermouth, black walnut bitters and Grand Marnier.
4. Soba Factory
One of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park’s six dining venues, Soba Factory is a micro Izakaya (Japanese gastropub) that specialises in homemade Japanese soba noodles and grilled yakitori skewers. There’s also a selection of premium Japanese beers, sakes, sake cocktails and whiskies on offer.5