Whether you’re with a group, on a date or maybe on your own, riverside dining makes for a memorable dining experience. Here are a few of our favourite spots at water’s edge.
The Riverside Terrace
The Riverside Terrace sits right on the Chao Phraya River and is a great dining venue to start the evening. The buffet offers a wide variety of foods and the fairy lights, lanterns and jazz band enhance the already relaxing atmosphere.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok
48 Oriental Avenue
Tel: +66 2 659 9000 Ext. 7610
Opening hours: 7am – 11am, 7pm – 10.45pm daily
Viva & Aviv The River
Located within River City shopping mall, the venue provides both indoor and outdoor seating. It’s a great place for people watching as the outdoor patio offers a great view of the hustle and bustle of Chao Phraya river taxis and the tourists boarding boats for dinner cruises.
23 Trok Rongnamkhaeng, Yota Roa
Talad Noi, Sampantawong
Tel: +66 2 639 6305
Opening hours: 11am – midnight daily
Baan Klang Nam
Although this restaurant has been around for decades, it has not lost its simple charms. And the seafood is still as amazing as ever. Even though dining is alfresco, there’s always a pleasant breeze. The crab curry here is a must.
288 Rama III, Soi 14
Bang Khlo, Bang Kho Laem
Tel: +66 2 682 7180
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm daily
Flow offers an extensive menu and not to mention its Cheese Room, where you’ll find 40 cheeses from around the world (it’s also included as part of the buffet). The outdoor patio is so wide that views of the river can be a little hard to come by, especially if you’re sitting inside, so make reservations in advance.
Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel
123 Charoennakorn Road
Kongsan, Bangkok 10600
Tel: +66 2 442 2000
Opening hours: 6am – 11pm daily
Samsara is really nothing more than a tiny wooden house that, at first glance, may seem run down. Not fancy by any means, the place still oozes charm and an incredibly laid-back atmosphere, with local art hanging on the old, wooden walls. Owned by a Japanese-Thai couple, food here is Thai and comes in to-share portions. A great selection of imported Japanese and Belgian beers are on offer as well. It’s a great place for a casual date or for some quite time alone.
Song Wat Road, Sampantawong
(Behind Wat Pathumkongka)
Opening hours: 4pm – midnight daily
This one is a favourite of many and it’s one of ours too. Sitting directly across Wat Arun, you’ll take in one of the best views in Bangkok. We suggest arriving in time for the sunset and cocktails on The Deck’s rooftop terrace.
36-38 Soi Pratoo Nok Yoong, Maharat Road
Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok 10200
Tel: +66 2 221 9158 9
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Thu); 11am – 11pm (Fri – Sun)
Supatra River House
Located on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya in an old Thai-style house, Supatra offers alfresco dining by the river or tables inside the house. There’s also an adjacent traditional Thai theatre belonging to the restaurant's owner. The best way to get to Supatra is by boat. For an additional charge, you can book the restaurant's boat to pick you up from one of the piers along the Chao Phraya.
266 Soi Wat Rakhang, Arunamarin Road
Tel: + 66 2 411 0305
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm (lunch), 5.30pm – 11pm (dinner) daily
Here air-conditioned rooms give on to a lovely landscaped garden done in traditional Thai style with salas, the greenery extending all the way to the river. Magnificent views abound. This is a wonderful place to take the family for Sunday lunch.
Changwattana Road, Pak Kret 3(Soi Wat Koo)
Bangpood, Pak Kret
Tel: +66 2 583 4540 2
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm daily
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