lifestyle+travel proudly proposes the Delectable Trail, for views and reviews on top-notch dining places. We've chosen 7 of the best restaurants in Thailand for you to take a look at! Ocean Bistro Feel A serene spot to unwind while you dine, as you are embraced by the horizon where the turquoise sea meets the sky from the panoramic windows. The show kitchen sits at the heart of the restaurant and you can witness the fresh catch-of-the-day being cooked to perfection. The menu covers both Thai and Western cuisine with the use of supreme quality products, from meat to seafood to herbs. Dining here pleases not only the palate, but also the eyes, as the plate decorations are pretty impressive. Food Daily opening hours Seating: 116 with private dining area X2 Pattaya Oceanphere 95 Moo.2 Bangsaray Satthaip Chonburi 20250 T: +669 1010 2999 E: stay@X2pattayaoceanphere.com W: x2pattayaoceanphere.com Oxygen Dining Room Feel Dining in the heart of the pure nature would already be bliss, yet the experience would be triple with the culinary creation of Michelin-starred French chef Nicolas Isnard . Oxygen Dining Room undoubtedly arms with a delectable menu in contemporary style. This glass-clad dining room amidst ancient Tamarind trees on the back of the Ping River blends seamlessly with the at-ease surroundings, allowing diners to feel as if they are dining in a serene shady garden. The stylish bar also serves a selection of creative cocktails. Food Daily opening hours Breakfast: 7.00am-10.30am Lunch: 11.30am-2.30pm Dinner: 6.30pm-10.30pm Seating: Indoor 40, outdoor 20 X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort 369/1 Thanon Charoenrajd, Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50000 T: 66 53 931 999 W: x2resorts.com/resorts/chiang-mai-riverside Pebbles Bar & Grill Feel Nothing beats dining in exquisite ambience, overlooking the tranquil sandy bay, while lavishing crème de la crème cuisine that elevates succulent tastes to another level. Here, you can be assured that top quality ingredients are sought after from local fisherman piers, the hotel organic garden, as well as from all over the world. Under the baton of Kankamol Mongkolmit, the Executive Chef, innovations of tasteful mixtures are created, teamed up with striking presentation. Food Daily opening hours Dinner: 5pm-11 pm Bar: 5pm – 12am Seating: outdoor 32, indoor 70 and bar 12 Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa 9/9 Moo 3, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Pattaya 20250 Thailand T +66 38 259 099 W: marriott.com/hotels/travel/pyxbr-renaissance-pattaya-resort-and-spa/ Praya Kitchen Feel Imbue the vibe of the bygone years with the perfect blend of fusion touches from the present and the future culinary tradition at Praya Kitchen. Chef Attapol Naito Thangthong and Chef Somkid Ketkaew strove their best to revive some of the rarest, favourite, traditional Thai recipes and conduct them with only the freshest, top-quality seasonal ingredients. The Praya Showcase which features food stations and corners are not to be missed. Food Mon-Fri Lunch THB 788++ - Includes Juice Bar Sat-Sun Lunch THB 888++ - Includes Juice Bar & fresh seafood selection Sunday Brunch THB 1,588++ - Surf ‘n’ Turf Sunday Brunch that includes live seafood carving, imported beef and Oyster Bar Mon-Thu Dinner THB 988++ - 'Chef's Childhood Memories & Forgotten Thai Recipes' Fri-Sun Dinner THB 1,388++ - 'Pak Nam Seafood Market' that includes live seafood carving and signature desserts Daily opening hours Lunch: 12.00pm - 3.00pm Dinner: 6.00pm -
Mother’s Day is a time for celebration, togetherness and appreciation. This year the holiday falls on Monday 12 August 2019, treat your precious mother to a special meal at one of these locations. Up & Above Restaurant The special Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch at The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s Up & Above Restaurant features main course choices prepared à la minute, including pan seared foie gras on brioche and grilled Canadian lobster, piquant Thai dishes, Japanese favourites such as fresh sashimi and sushi, takoyaki, yakitori and gyoza, and a wide range of international items available at the extensive buffet. 11 August 2019 from noon - 3 p.m. at Up & Above Restaurant. Mother dines for free in groups of three or more (limited to one mother per table). Priced at Baht 2,800++ per person (including free-flow mocktails and soft drinks); Baht 3,500++ (including selected free-flow wines, Prosecco, local beers, cocktails, mocktails, and soft drinks); Baht 4,100++ per person for the full Sunday Brunch (including free-flow Champagne, Prosecco, selected wines, local beers, cocktails, mocktails, and soft drinks); and Baht 1,050++ per child aged under 12. For information and reservations, please contact 02 687 9000 Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort Riverside Terrace Dine by the river on an exquisite buffet at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort's Riverside Terrace, with a raw bar with fresh seafood and a smouldering barbecue offering up prime imported meats. Thai dancers stage the Tales of Hanuman in the background to cast an enchanting spell on the evening. The buffet is priced at THB 1,499++ per person and THB 750++ per child aged from 6 – 12 years old. Manohra Cruises Manohra Cruises for an unforgettable night on Mother’s Day. Enjoy a beautiful restored antique rice barge and cruise the majestic Chao Phraya River in old world elegance. Pass iconic landmarks and soak up the magic of the Bangkok’s skyline by night. Price at THB 2,300 nett per person with special offer mother dines for free when come with a group of 4 or more. For more information or reservations, call 02 476 0022 Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Brasserie Europa Families are invited to celebrate Mothers’ Day at Brasserie Europa on Monday 12 August, when all mums enjoy complimentary dining. The special Mother’s Day buffet lunch is amazing value at just THB 1,225++ per person. The celebration Mother’s Day dinner, priced at THB 1,800++ per person, is equally spectacular. Both buffets combine an extensive selection of hot and cold dishes, international favourites and Thai flavours. Mother’s Day lunch buffet available from 12:00 noon to 15:00 hrs. Dinner buffet available from 18:30 to 22:30 hrs. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Brasserie Europa on 02 162 9000 Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Celebrating Mother’s Day at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin on Monday 12 August with two fabulous Michelin-star dining experiences. The five-course set lunch, priced at THB 2,200++, begins with a welcome non-alcoholic drink and continues with a selection of creative Thai dishes that every mum will appreciate. The eight-course set dinner, priced at THB 3,400++, is an amazing culinary presentation that includes a welcome
Features a rich assortment of delicious Thai cuisine, as well as our International Buffet Breakfast and imported treats such as Australian lamb and beef, Italian pasta, Indian kebabs, and homemade Chinese noodles. Get the perfect start to your day with one of Patong’s best breakfast selections! Whether sightseeing, shopping, or relaxing at the resort, let us take you on a culinary journey with European and Asian favourites, buttery croissants and pastries, or vegetarian and halal specialties! A-la-carte options for lunch and dinner as well as buffet themed evenings every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are also available for your enjoyment. Every Monday, we are delighted to introduce our traditional Thai cuisine “Phuket’s Night Market” Buffet Dinner. Choose from a unique and authentic selection of local cuisine, featuring traditional Phuket only THB 799 per person. Every Wednesday, Embark on a journey to the four corners of Asia and enjoy a lavish array of Thai, Chinese, Japanese and other Oriental recipes with our “Oriental Buffet Dinner” only THB 999 per person with a special promotion of “Dine 4 Pay 3”. Every Friday, savour a gourmet selection of local and imported seafood with our “Grand Seafood Barbeque” featuring a seafood-on-ice station displaying scampi, rock lobsters, French oysters and Japanese sashimi, while snappers and blue crabs are being prepared for the barbecue every Friday at THB 1,399 per person with a special promotion of “Dine 4 Pay 3”. Experience the ultimate of local and traditional cuisine “Jewel of Phuket’s Cuisine” prepared by our Executive Chef Anurak Kannittharat. The highlight of this set menu is not only its innovative use of great and fresh flavours but we use all ingredients that could be found in Phuket fresh market and seafood from the Andaman Sea for only THB 1,400 per couple. If you are looking for authenticity and a taste bud revival, Bubbles Restaurant represents a quality, reasonably priced alternative to touristy dining. Located on the ground floor and daily open from 06:30 – 24:00. For more information or reservation, please call +66 76 231 999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harrods is known for its outstanding dining quality, well-sourced ingredients, along with renowned chefs with high culinary experiences. It is undoubtedly a dining destination for everyone to have an ultimate Western culinary experience here in Bangkok. More than 60 menus are felicitously selected by Harrods. The kitchen is nominated by Chef Nicholas Burel. The appetizer menu consists of Spicy Scallop and Mash, Truffle Cappuccino, and Diver Scallops and Mango Salad to make your mouth watered before going on to the main course. ‘Harrods Heritage Willington’, the signature dish of Harrods, is the recommended main course offering both Beef Wellington and Salmon Wellington. The Beef Wellington is served with a great quality Australian beef tenderloin wrapped with foie gras and sautéed mushroom in a puff pastry served with sautéed vegetables and madeira sauce. For the Salmon Wellington dish, it comes with Norwegian salmon fillet wrapped with sautéed spinach and puff pastry, served with sautéed vegetables and beurre blanc sauce. Apart from the must-try entrée, Harrods also offers Pan-Roasted juicy Kurobuta pork chop in black pepper sauce, served with mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. On top of that, Deluxe Fish and Chips in beer-battered cod loin served with English fries, tartar sauce and malt vinegar is suggested. Harrods serves only the finest dishes cooked with traditional techniques by chef Nicholas Burel to reserve the authentic taste of Western culinary. Harrods, the temporary all-day dining restaurant, is awaiting for you to try the flavour of Western cuisine at Harrods at G floor, Siam Paragon, Harrods the Plantation Rooms at 2nd floor, Central Embassy, and Harrods Café and Ice Cream Parlour at G floor, Emquartier.
World Gourmet Festival Celebrates 20 Years of Extraordinary Culinary Journeys in Asia’s City of Angels
Bangkok’s oldest international culinary spectacular is returning to one of the capital’s most exclusive addresses for a landmark 20th year with a star-studded line up of some of the world’s leading chefs, and a tribute to the City of Angels’ world-renowned street food culture. From 2nd – 8th September 2019, sixteen acclaimed chefs from nine countries – from France to Japan and from Taiwan to Portugal – will present an international culinary feast at the 20th World Gourmet Festival at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. With no less than thirteen Michelin stars amongst them, the brigade of chefs includes: Wolfgang Becker: Becker’s Restaurant in Trier, Germany (2 Michelin stars) Hervé Deville: Momo in London, United Kingdom Alan Geaam: Alan Geaam in Paris, France (1 Michelin star) Kai Ho: Taïrroir in Taipei, Taiwan (2 Michelin stars) Chiho Kanzaki and Marcelo di Giacomo: Virtus in Paris, France (1 Michelin star) Hideki Ii: Shirosaka in Tokyo, Japan (1 Michelin star) Richie Lin: Mume in Taipei, Taiwan (1 Michelin star) Angel Zapata Martin: Barrafina in London, United Kingdom (1 Michelin star) Hajime Otowa and So Otowa: Ciel et Sol in Tokyo, Japan (1 Michelin star) Rui Silvestre: Vistas in Vila Nova de Cacela, Portugal (1 Michelin star) Andrea Spagoni: BeefBar in Hong Kong (1 Michelin star) Yoji Tokuyoshi: Tokuyoshi in Milan, Italy (1 Michelin star) Each chef will host two dinners in the hotel’s award-winning Biscotti, Madison, Spice Market and Shintaro restaurants. On Friday, 6th September 2019, Taiwanese chefs Kai Ho and Richie Lin will be joined by the chef behind Thailand’s much-loved and respected streets-to-stardom culinary tale, Ian Kittichai, whose restaurants include Issaya Siamese Club in Bangkok, Tangerine in Singapore and Spot Dessert Bar in New York City. Chef Ian is an experienced hand when it comes to the World Gourmet Festival and his participation in the 20th anniversary celebration brings him full circle – in 2000 he was a member of the hotel’s culinary team who led the visiting international chefs during the inaugural event. The trio of gastronomic artists will prepare a six-hands collaborative dinner of six courses – two each of their signature creations. In a first for the World Gourmet Festival, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel will showcase the City of Angels’ enviable status as the best city in the world for street food on Thursday, 5th September 2019, when Bangkok’s popular street vendors will prepare their fare in food stalls strewn around the Parichart open-air garden courtyard. And as has become a tradition and crowd pleaser in recent years, the exclusive fringe events in the hotel’s iconic lobby and Aqua Bar return, including the hugely popular World Gourmet Brunch on Sunday, 8th September 2019. Foodies and budding and professional chefs alike can attend master cooking classes by all the visiting chefs, where they will have the opportunity to see and taste specially prepared dishes from the chefs’ World Gourmet Festival menu repertoire. Joining the stellar line up of chefs this year is famed Dutch chef Roger van Damme from Het Gebaar in Antwerp, Belgium, who was awarded the best pastry chef in the world honour at the ‘Best Chefs Awards’
Diners have a favourite casual American restaurant just steps away from Chaweng Beach. That is the essence of Stacked. Inspired by a beachside “surf shack” and American classic summer, the eatery itself is spacious and modern – the restaurant design of natural colours and materials reinforces the welcoming atmosphere with reclaimed tin roofing, playful wall decorations and a chic LED chandelier making for an ambience that is both funky and sabai sabai. Whether you’re opting for a traditional burger or one that is unique, Stacked has got it covered for those who are looking for a flavourful Thai taste. Stacked offers three iconic menus inspired by three renowned Thai specialities. “Taste of Siam” conjures up a trio of traditional Thai dishes that have been morphed into burgers. The “Kraprow Moo Burger” features warmly heated burger bread stacked with gently grilled spiced pork and the full flavour of aromatic Krapaw sauce and basil leaves herb aioli and chilli along with a fried egg on top. It definitely works. Similarly, opt for the popular “Tom Yum Pla Burger” with battered Alaskan pollock, or the “Larb Gai Burger”, which is all about crispy chicken and northern-style spices. Each of these delicious burgers comes replete with French fries and Stacked coleslaw. Stacked is open daily from 12:00 to 24:00. For reservations, please call +66 (0) 7791 5222 or book through www.stacked-samui.com.
Bangkok celebrates its 238rd birthday this year. As such a long-running happening city, Bangkok is surely packed with abundant attention-grabbing genres to explore that could actually keep you busy for several days. Let’s discover what Bangkok has on offer and plunge into the “Staycation” trend – where you check in to the city hotels and enjoy their premium services as a treat to yourself without making the effort of travelling outside the city. THE OKURA PRESTIGE BANGKOK ❱ STYLE The Okura Prestige Bangkok hotel is a stylish, elegant, luxurious and contemporary five-star hotel located at the heart of Thailand’s capital city. The hotel combines unrivalled levels of comfort and convenience with the warmth and charm always associated with genuine Thai hospitality. ❱ STAY All 240 rooms and suites offer impressive views across the dynamic Bangkok skyline through the triple-glazed e-coated panoramic windows. The rooms combine comfort and luxury with the very latest technological developments designed to impress business and leisure travellers. ❱ SAVOUR Delightful dining choices at Up & Above – the all-day dining venue, Michelin-starred restaurant Elements which is inspired by the famous Michelin two-star Ciel Bleu and the signature Japanese restaurant Yamazato, which has also received an award from Thailand’s best restaurant and the recognition from the Michelin Guide Bangkok. ❱ SENSES Relax in the amazing 25-metre cantilevered pool; keep fit in the state-of-the-art fitness centre; find peace and tranquility at The Okura Spa where the tranquil journey begins with a professional consultation and continues to an elegant, fully-equipped treatment room. Trained therapists use exclusive organic teas in a range of treatments designed to conjure relaxation and well-being. ❱ SCENE The Okura Prestige Bangkok is located in the award-winning Park Ventures Ecoplex building which is situated at the heart of the city’s Central Business District on Wireless Road, close to the embassies of the United Kingdom, United States and Japan. The hotel offers direct access to the city’s BTS SkyTrain network at Phloen Chit station and sits close to major shopping malls and commercial districts. The hotel enjoys easy access to and from the city’s two international airports. THE OKURA PRESTIGE BANGKOK Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand T. +66 (0) 2687 9000 F. +66 (0) 2687 9001 W. okurabangkok.com AVANI + RIVERSIDE BANGKOK HOTEL ❱ STYLE Overlooking Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel welcomes discerning global travellers with contemporary style, intuitive service and stunning views across Asia’s most dynamic city. From the rooftop bar and pool at the top of the 26-storey hotel, down to the lobby, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok is a place to relax and unwind, and a base from which to explore nearby neighbourhoods and popular tourist sites along the ‘River of Kings’. ❱ STAY All of the hotel’s 248 stylish guest rooms and suites boast uninterrupted city and river views and all elements are geared towards the promise of a relaxing stay and a good night’s sleep. The neutral décor is a blend of comfort and modernity, natural materials and high-tech equipment, along with extra conveniences. Each of the spacious River View Junior Suites features a bathroom with a view,
Inspired by beautiful ingredients from the eight regencies of Bali, The Warung at Alila Villas Uluwatu presents “8 Regencies Journey”, featuring four epic nights of gastronomy crafted by four esteemed guest chefs. Consistently delighting diners with its wholesome authentic Indonesian cuisine, The Warung is a must-visit destination for local and international foodies and tourists, as well as acclaimed chefs who share a passion for Indonesia’s culinary heritage. In its latest culinary extravaganza, each chef will transform ingredients from two regencies into sensational dining experiences that celebrate the best of Bali. Embark on a culinary journey from coast to coast, including Tabanan, the ‘rice bowl’ of Bali; Badung, home to the tourist hot spots of Uluwatu and Seminyak; and less visited regions such as Buleleng in the north and Negara in the far west. 14 June 2019 Buleleng and Karangasem by Chef Kieran Morland Chef Kieran has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the restaurant industry and at some of the world’s most renowned venues, including Momofuku in NYC, Wapping Project in London, Syracuse in Melbourne, and Ku De Ta in Bali. Currently Executive Chef of Merah Putih and Sangsaka Indonesian restaurants in Seminyak, Kieran is a chef who not only understands the basic elements of a great dish, but also the finer details that make an exceptional meal. Representing Buleleng and Karangasem regencies, Kieran will present some dishes that are based from Boni (Balinese berries), cassava, kluwek, andaliman and many more. 9 August 2019 Badung and Bangli by Chef Nic Philip Chef Nic is Executive Chef of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, whose signature restaurant, Salon Bali, combines authentic Indonesian flavours and spices with contemporary techniques and presentation. Stints in Michelin-starred establishments in Europe coupled with his love of travel and passion for Asian flavours imbue Nic’s culinary style with plenty of inventiveness and enticement for the senses. Nic will transform Bali’s most favourite fruits Salak (snake fruits) and Plaga Pinneaples into some sensational dishes. 25 September 2019 Negara and Klungkung by Chef Wayan Kresnayasa Hailing from Nusa Penida in the Kelungkung regency, Wayan Kresnayasa is Executive Chef of Potato Head Beach Club and Kaum Global, where he plays an instrumental role in putting Indonesian cuisine on the map. With a Culinary Arts degree from Chicago’s Washburne Culinary Institute, Chef Wayan honed his skills in the acclaimed kitchens of two-Michelin-starred Acadia and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York. He was named Chef of the Year at Bali’s Best Eats 2018. On this event, Chef Wayan will recreate some local delights into world-class dishes that are based on Kaffir lime, Corriander, and Turmeric as they are known as the local products from Negara and Klungkung regencies. 10 October 2019 Tabanan and Gianyar by Chef Putu Dodik The final stop on the journey will be created by Putu Dodik, Chef de Cuisine of Nusantara by Locavore, and part of the original Locavore team. As an Indonesian, Chef Putu is proud to show what can be achieved with local ingredients and regularly invents new dishes that challenge traditional cuisine without losing the original ingredients and flavours. Chef Dodik will show his
Following the success of the first Thai Gastronomy Series I, Michelin one-star Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is pleased to announce an exceptional collaborative “Thai Gastronomy Series II” on Saturday 8 June 2019, featuring Chef Chumpol Jangprai from one of Bangkok’s most innovative fine-dining establishment: one-Michelin-star R-Haan, Wisdom of Thai Cuisine. Three culinary masters, each famed for producing memorable and innovative Thai cuisine, will join hands to create a six-course dinner that focuses upon Thai gastronomy with innovative interpretations. This exclusive dinner brings together guest chef Henrik Yde- Andersen, founder of Kiin Kiin restaurant in Copenhagen and the inspiration behind Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin; chef Chumpol Jangprai, Co-Founder of R-Haan Thai Fine Dining; and Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Head Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Together they will prepare and showcase an extraordinary “Thai Gastronomy Series II” dinner. “This latest exquisite collaboration is between chefs of Michelin one-star restaurants with a proven passion to escalate Thai gastronomy to the next level. They will adapt the popular concept where guests witness theatre-style performances of the chefs and their team members as they prepare and present each course,” explained Alex Pichel, General Manager of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Each will create and produce two courses with interactive live-cooking demonstrations, tantalising guests as they create a very special culinary journey featuring different flavours and textures, each created with impressive passion and flair. Dishes created for this six-hand culinary collaboration include Thai Ceviche with Halibut and Passion Fruit by Chef Henrik Yde-Andersen; Phuket lobster tom yum prepared by Chef Chumpol Jangprai using a traditional recipe handed down through several generations; and roasted Alaskan King Crab Leg served with Turmeric and Krachai Root Foam, Coconut, and Pickled Radish by Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin – Thai Gastronomy Series II with Chef Chumpol Jangprai will see the three culinary masters join forces to create an unforgettable experience for an exclusive collaborative dinner for one night only on Saturday 8 June 2019. The dinner will include a wine pairing with each label selected carefully to complement the dish, priced at THB 5,800++ per person for six courses. Dining prices are exclusive of 7% government tax and 10% service charge For more information or to make a reservation, call +66 (0) 2 162 9000