Valentine’s Day is coming up and if you are planning to be in the City of Angels with your angel, you’re probably going to want to find a sweet little spot to enjoy a romantic dinner in Bangkok. There is no shortage of nice restaurants both Thai and international, but here are just a few recommendations. (If none of these appeals, be sure to check out NileGuide’s list of Most Romantic Restaurants in Bangkok.)
OK, Big Spender, here’s your chance to impress, not just with your wallet, but with one of the THE best views in Bangkok. Vertigo isn’t named just for the most amazing sky-high view; the bill may also make you dizzy. Is it worth it? I’d gamble on it. The stars, the skyline, the international gourmet food, the service. If you aren’t feeling it after this experience, you may not have a pulse.
The restaurant takes its name from the outdoor dining area beneath a sprawling old tree draped with lights. Dine on traditional Thai food with an elegant touch and then be sure to take advantage of the on-site dessert cafe. If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, the Soft Chocolate Cake is going to score you post-meal points.
The Deck has the setting. The Chao Phraya River is a real charmer at night and the open-air deck (thus the name?) looks right over the water toward Wat Arun which lights up at night. It’s a small restaurant, not one of those expansive riverside terraces with dozens of wait staff squeezing past your chair back, and gives you a bit more intimacy than most. The food has a touch of Thai and some Italian influences, and the prices are reasonable with most dishes coming in under 300 baht. And before or after the meal, settle in at the rooftop bar for a slightly better view with a cocktail in hand.
In the Mood For Love
That about says it, no? This stylish sushi restaurant does some creative rolls, a few of them with some warming spices. Sip sake and get like the name suggests.
Have a Cheap Date
Romance is all in your attitude, no? Maybe a paddleboat ride and picnic at Lumphini Park? Your favorite food cart or the legendary “Pumpkin Lady”? Many local restaurants allow you to bring in your own alcohol without a corkage fee, so maybe you could even head over to a food court such as On Nut with a bottle of wine and order a table full of that amazing Thai food you love so much.
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Photo by Kevin Revolinski