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Dining in the Sky

Yes, that’s right! Dining in the sky. There are so many cool places in the city of angels. The places we bring you here are the top cool places of them all because they are really located on the top.

The concept of dining on top of a sky-high building is not new in Bangkok. It has been here since the 1970s. I remembered quite well that my dad liked to bring us to those tall buildings for dinner. One of my fond memories was when my dad took us out to Chokchai Steak House on Sukhumvit 26 (currently is the UOB Bank) where it used to be one of the tallest buildings on Sukhumvit road.

We also dined at the Tiara, Dusit Thani and the revolving-floor restaurant at Narai hotel, where those buildings were quite tall back then. Now thirty years have past, Bangkok has completely transformed and become unrecognizable to many people.

Nowadays, when thinking about high building in Bangkok, Baiyoke is surely the one that comes to mind. It offers an international buffet on top of the building, which is quite good for the small price you pay, plus you get the spectacular view of Bangkok from the highest building in Thailand.Just the elevator ride alone to observation deck and the revolving view point cost Baht 200 net but if you dine at Crystal Grill
(costs Baht 590 net), the ride is included.
he Tiara at Dusit Thani had been very successful in those days but changes was a must to compete with newer venues. The Tiara was revamped to D’Sens in 2004. D’Sens has been modeled on the famous Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier in France with the concept of 2-Star Michelin chefs, Jacques and Laurent Pourcel,
the legendary twin brothers from Languedoc who created Le Jardin des Sens and earned it the culinary world’s ultimate accolade. D’Sens offers a fine dining French cuisine and chic interior decoration with orange domination ambiance and attractive fish tank bar.

TThis may sound odd but interesting; you need to check out male toilet. What a daring concept…peeing in the sky (see the virtual tours).

The Le Normandie at The Oriental Bangkok was a pioneer in rooftop dining concept. You can call it the capital of French cuisine and fine dining in Bangkok. Apart from its superior food and classic decoration, it offers a spectacular view of the Chaophraya River from the top of the most famous hotel in Thailand.

In these days, the adaptation has been developed to an open air dinning concept. Starting from the Banyan Tree Bangkok, a stylish slim building with a hole in the middle, the building adds a unique character to the Bangkok skyline.
Due to the small layout space, the Vertigo on top of the Banyan Tree Bangkok offers a 360 degrees panoramic view in from all seats. The seats are pretty hot so reservation is a must.
Le Bua at State Tower is a new local hotel brand, which is very well known for its restaurants, the flagship outlet is Sirocco. Advertising itself as one of the finest Mediterranean cuisine under the stars, the restaurant has been widely accepted since its inception. If you are looking for great food and breathtaking views this is the place to be.

V9 at Sofitel Silom is another interesting outlet for those who appreciate great ambience. Located on the 37th floor, V9 offers an innovative international cuisine (a la carte). For those who loves steaks, the newly renovated Rib Rooms and Bar at the Landmark Bangkok is another place to check out. Being on the topmost of the hotel (31st floor), it offers panoramic views of central Bangkok. Customers can also enjoy the chef cooking skills while they are cooking in the see-through kitchen. For those who want to get away from Bangkok, roof top dinning is also available at White Lotus restaurant, Hilton Huahin Resort and Spa. It serves fusion Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine (a la carte) with a panoramic view of the Gulf of Thailand.

Bangkok is full of surprises. Once you think you know where everything is; there is always somewhere new that makes keeping up difficult. But this time you don’t have to waste your time finding them. We’ve tracked them all down so you know where they are and what it’s like. Enjoy!!!
Some of the venues here haven’t been reviewed yet. Be sure to check us out in a couple of weeks. If we find new places under this theme we’ll be sure to include them.

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