10 Places To Dine This Valentine's
Valentine’s Day comes once a year, and picking the right restaurant to bring your other half to on that day is essential. It requires proper forethought and planning, so we at Thailand Tatler are here to help you pick up the slack.
We've found 10 venues around the city offering special Valentine’s courses. Each highlights a unique selling point, be it atmosphere or cuisine, so let this list help you out—even if it’s already this late in the game.
1. Anantara Siam-Bangkok Hotel
With a great variety of Valentine’s dinner courses to suit your significant other’s palette no matter how picky they may be, the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel will satisfy both your culinary and romantic needs this upcoming February 14th. The hotel's Mocha & Muffins offers a variety of Valentine-themed cakes and desserts to sweeten up the date, while a heavier five-course steak dinner at Madison or a Japanese five-course at Shintaro offer the best of the East and West to make a lovely couple’s night the best it can be. Dinner starts at 5,500 baht per couple.
02-126-8866; email@example.com; siam-bangkok.anantara.com
Picture this. An overlooking night view of Bangkok city in all its glory and a fine complementary bottle of prosecco while experiencing the most sublime flavours together with a special someone. The Radisson's Attico offers a degustation menu that promises to take the two of you on a gastronomic journey until just an hour before midnight. It’s true romantic for Valentine evening. Prices start at 3,000 baht per couple.
3. Blue Elephant
Love is nothing short of a magical experience, and who else would you rely on but a magician to make someone truly spellbound? Chef Nooror Somany Steppe is ready to brew this year’s Valentine’s special dinner course at Blue Elephant Restaurant with her magic wand. The ingredients used are all fresh, premium and local, as can be seen by the Caviar Lobster Salad or Natural Sea Grape Artichoke. The establishment’s Ginseng Duck Bird’s Nest Soup is infused with a special love potion—effectiveness guaranteed. Everything here is magical, lovely, and full of authentic Thai spirit. Prices start at 5,800 baht per person.
02-673-9353-5; firstname.lastname@example.org; grandhyatterawanbangkok.com
4. Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
The Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok at Ratchaprasong is the place for an unforgettable lovers’ rendezvous this Thursday. If you’re in the mood for French, try Tables Grill’s French Blue Lobster prepared by Michelin-starred chef Hans Zahner. Feeling for your favourite cuisine of Italian rather? Drop by Spasso to taste chef Roberto Parentela’s special four-course menu. There’s also Dining Room’s international buffet with its fresh seafood bar will make the world your oyster for a day. With this many options, there’s bound to be something just right for you and your date. Prices start at 2,100 baht per person.
02-254-6250; email@example.com; hyatt.com
5. InterContinental Bangkok
Theo Mio at the Intercontinental Bangkok is a lovely place to taste Italy while in Thailand, and a lovelier place to be this Valentine’s. Experience chef Theo Randall’s world-class culinary skills with a romantic four-course dinner for two—plus complimentary toast of prosecco—as you two get to meet the man in person. Dishes vary greatly from family-style pizzas to carpaccio of beef fillet or his signature Cappelletti di Vitello. You can’t ask for a more Italian Valentine’s Day. Prices start at 3,000 baht per person.
02-656-0444 ext 6430; bangkok.intercontinental.com
6. The Landmark Bangkok
The Landmark Bangkok has a meaty, multi-layered Valentine’s Day in store for you and your boo. Rib Room & Bar Steakhouse on the 31st floor lets you experience an exquisite three-course à-la-carte dinner by Philippe Gaudal while enjoying the romantic rooftop view. Atrium International Buffet at the lobby is an all-you-can-eat, and the Huntsman Pub down at the basement floor offers a more brutish, British pub-style atmosphere for the unconventional date.
02-254-0404 ext 7777; firstname.lastname@example.org; landmarkbangkok.com
7. Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
If music be the food of love, head to the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit for lots of it. The District Grill Room & Bar’s jazz ensemble will turn on the romance as the two of you enjoy freshly-prepared meat dishes, while the Octave Rooftop Lounge offers a rooftop view to complement their live sounds. Should neither of those be your thing, head to 57th Street restaurant for a more down-to-earth buffet.
8. Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok
A great cocktail captures love’s fleeting essence in a single glass. Make it happen this Valentine’s at the Rembrandt’s newly opened 1826 Mixology and Rooftop Bar on the 26th floor, where mixing cocktails is treated as nothing less than art. Spend the evening with 1826 and enjoy great panoramic views, live music, seafood and, of course, on-the-nail cocktails. In addition, Rembrandt has a variety of other restaurants offering their own Valentine’s special for those looking for a heavier meal. Prices start at 3,000 baht per couple.
02-797-0000; email@example.com; rembrandtbkk.com
9. Royal Orchid Sheraton
Let love flow freely and take your SO to a riverside restaurant thisValentine’s. After a hectic workday, let tranquil river views wash away the fatigue, leaving behind only a pleasant pink feeling. If that sounds ideal, the Royal Orchid Sheraton has four riverside restaurants to fulfill that need. Riverside Grill has an international five-course dinner with a variety of fresh seafood ingredients; Giorgo’s Italian Set Dinner presents a Gorgonzola blue cheese-crusted beef fillet; Thara Thong’s Valentine’s set menu has the best of Thai cuisine; and Feast’s international buffet dinner covers what the other three don’t. Prices start at 2,500 baht per couple.
10. Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok promises to deliver a romantic experience deserving of Saint Valentine’s good name. Their Front Room, meticulously designed by Hong Kong-based architect Andre Fu, evokes a romantic air infused with authentic Thai spirit. This mood is further enhanced by their nine-course special menu by chef Fae Rungthiwa Chummongkol, featuring love-themed dishes such as the Love Bird, an exquisite duck liver strawberry puree dish in the shape of a heart. Other options at this hotel include the Bull & Bear steakhouse, The Loft and The Champagne Bar, all of which offer an incredible view of the Bangkok skyline. Prices start at 5,500 baht per person.
02-846-8888; firstname.lastname@example.org; waldorfastoria3.hilton.com
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