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Thailand Tatler’s 2018 Top 20 Best Restaurants Revealed

Thailand Tatler’s 2018 Top 20 Best Restaurants Revealed
By Thailand Tatler
April 19, 2018
Showcasing the crème de la crème of dining experiences across the nation

At an exclusive gastronomic event held at Central World’s ZEN Event Gallery last night, Thailand Tatler announced its top 20 eateries from across the country based on its definitive annual Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurants dining guide. Now in its 17th year, for the 2018 edition 234 premier dining outlets across the country—150 in Bangkok and 84 upcountry—were reviewed anonymously and scored in four key categories: food, setting, drinks and service, and given a total points score out of 100.

While all 234 outlets reviewed can be considered among the best in the country, our honours list this year features the 20 restaurants that achieved a rating score of 92 or more. We are delighted to announce the top 20 best restaurants as follows:

Tied in 13th place, with a score of 92 out of 100 were the following eight restaurants:
Acqua in Phuket
Fireplace Grill
Locus Native Food Lab in Chiang Rai
M Krub
New York Steakhouse
Sirocco
Sushi Zo
The Dining Room

Tied in 9th place, with a score of 93 out of 100 were the following four restaurants:
Il Fumo
Le Du
Paste
Water Library

Tied in 5th place, with a score of 94 out of 100 were the following four restaurants:
Gaggan
Jahn
J'Aime
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

In 4th place, with a score of 95 out of 100:
Suhring

In 3rd place, with a score of 96 out of 100:
Elements

Runner-up for the second year in a row, with a score of 97 out of 100:
Mezzaluna

And finally, in first place for a second year in succession, with 98 out of 100:
Le Normandie

ACQUA

Sicilian chef Alessandro Frau’s wonderful contemporary Italian outlet in Phuket
Sicilian chef Alessandro Frau’s wonderful contemporary Italian outlet in Phuket

FIREPLACE GRILL

The legendary Fireplace Grill at the InterContinental Bangkok, which has been delighting diners for 50 years
The legendary Fireplace Grill at the InterContinental Bangkok, which has been delighting diners for 50 years

LOCUS NATIVE FOOD LAB

The unassuming but utterly unique Locus Native Food Lab from Chiang Rai
The unassuming but utterly unique Locus Native Food Lab from Chiang Rai

M KRUB

The upscale Chinese restaurant run by chefs Man Wai Yin and Marc Razurel at the Mahanakorn Cube
The upscale Chinese restaurant run by chefs Man Wai Yin and Marc Razurel at the Mahanakorn Cube

NEW YORK STEAKHOUSE

New York Steakhouse at the JW Marriott Bangkok, which is certainly a cut above the rest
New York Steakhouse at the JW Marriott Bangkok, which is certainly a cut above the rest

SIROCCO

Lebua's ultra-chic rooftop venue, where rooftop dining reaches new heights
Lebua's ultra-chic rooftop venue, where rooftop dining reaches new heights

SUSHI ZO

Located at the Athenee Tower, Sushi Zo leads the way for omakase dining outlets in the city
Located at the Athenee Tower, Sushi Zo leads the way for omakase dining outlets in the city

THE DINING ROOM

The beautifully appointed restaurant at The House on Sathorn where Turkish chef Fatih Tutak serves up all manner of delights
The beautifully appointed restaurant at The House on Sathorn where Turkish chef Fatih Tutak serves up all manner of delights

IL FUMO

Considered by many to be Bangkok’s outstanding contemporary Italian grill
Considered by many to be Bangkok’s outstanding contemporary Italian grill

LE DU

Where chef Ton Tassanakajohn’s pared down modern Thai cuisine hits all the right notes
Where chef Ton Tassanakajohn’s pared down modern Thai cuisine hits all the right notes

PASTE

The unpretentious Thai restaurant helmed by husband-and-wife team Jason Bailey & Bongkoch Satongun
The unpretentious Thai restaurant helmed by husband-and-wife team Jason Bailey & Bongkoch Satongun

WATER LIBRARY

A rising star at Chamchuri Square, where fine wines meet fine international cuisines
A rising star at Chamchuri Square, where fine wines meet fine international cuisines

GAGGAN

The multi-award-winning food lab-cum-restaurant run by celebrity chef Gagan Anand
The multi-award-winning food lab-cum-restaurant run by celebrity chef Gagan Anand

JAHN

Jahn, the jewel in the culinary crown of not only the Conrad Koh Samui but the entire island
Jahn, the jewel in the culinary crown of not only the Conrad Koh Samui but the entire island

J'AIME

Jean-Michel Lorain’s vibrant and superbly run restaurant at U Sathorn Bangkok
Jean-Michel Lorain’s vibrant and superbly run restaurant at U Sathorn Bangkok

L'ATELIER DE JOEL ROBUCHON

The chic and contemporary L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon at Mahanakorn Cube
The chic and contemporary L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon at Mahanakorn Cube

SUHRING [4TH PLACE]

The eponymously named German restaurant run by twins Thomas and Mathias Suhring, which rated 95 out of 100
The eponymously named German restaurant run by twins Thomas and Mathias Suhring, which rated 95 out of 100

ELEMENTS [3RD PLACE]

The Okura Prestige Bangkok's restaurant serving innovative French cuisine with a Japanese twist, which rated 96 out of 100
The Okura Prestige Bangkok's restaurant serving innovative French cuisine with a Japanese twist, which rated 96 out of 100

MEZZALUNA [RUNNER-UP]

Runner-up for a second year in a row with a rating of 97 out of 100 was Lebua’s Mezzaluna, where chef Ryuki Kawasaki’s culinary creations never fail to impress
Runner-up for a second year in a row with a rating of 97 out of 100 was Lebua’s Mezzaluna, where chef Ryuki Kawasaki’s culinary creations never fail to impress

LE NORMANDIE [1ST PLACE]

Our best restaurant for a second year in succession, with a superb overall rating of 98 out of 100, was Le Normandie at the Mandarin Oriental
Our best restaurant for a second year in succession, with a superb overall rating of 98 out of 100, was Le Normandie at the Mandarin Oriental

Our congratulations to Chef Arnaud Dunand-Sauthier and his team at Le Normandie, to the chefs and owners of our other Top 20 restaurants, and indeed our congratulations and thanks to the restaurateurs of all the wonderful dining outlets that make up Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurant Guide 2018.  

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