nahm in World’s 50 Best Restaurant Award 2014

| May 19, 2014
David Thompson’s sophisticated homage to Thai gastronomy has been ranked at number 13 across the globe – and the best in Asia

COMO Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that ‘nahm’—it’s contemporary Thai restaurant found at its urbane hotel Metropolitan by COMO, Bangkok—has been placed at number 13 in a guide of the world’s 50 best restaurants. The list, put together by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, was announced at London’s Guildhall at the end of last month.

Since opening in September 2010, the restaurant has quickly become one of Bangkok’s most popular eating destinations, serving the robustly-flavoured alongside the subtly-spiced — a trademark of  high-quality Thai cuisine. In 2013 ‘nahm’ was ranked at 32 in the top 50 restaurants list, jumping a remarkable 19 places higher this year. This recognition follows the announcement in March 2014 that ‘nahm’ had been chosen as the best restaurant in all of Asia.


Organised by Restaurant magazine, the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list is an annual snapshot of the views and experiences of over 900 international experts including food critics, chefs, restaurateurs. There is no pre-determined criteria defining ‘best’; a simple dining experience where exceptional innovation is shown could be judged higher than a more opulent meal from a widely-feted restaurant team.

The success of ‘nahm’ is largely down to the work of Executive Chef David Thompson and his deep knowledge of authentic Thai cuisine. Influenced by centuries-old recipes and cookbooks from private Thai households, his style combines big, bold flavours with meticulous attention to detail, fresh local produce and traditional cooking methods. Australian-born Thompson’s standout dish of guinea fowl curry with shampoo ginger and holy basil is a prime demonstration of his commitment to the tradition tenets of Thai cooking: blending sour and sweet, salt and spice. Thompson is no stranger to success, having been at the helm of the previous incarnation of ‘nahm’ in London, helping it become the first Thai restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star.

Overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, ‘nahm’ takes inspiration from the temples of the ancient Siam city of Ayutthaya in its design, featuring bare wooden tables and uncovered brick pillars. Guests are able to dine within it’s cool interiors or out on the terrace, and there is also a private dining room available for both corporate and social functions.

To find out more about ‘nahm’ or to book, please contact +66 2 625 3388  or email

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