sala rattanakosin eatery and bar
Cuisine: Asian, Eclectic, Thai
Price Range: $$
The sala rattanakosin eatery and bar brings the concept of "waterfront dining" to a whole new level. Reserve one of the front tables by the window here and you will face directly out to the Chao... Read More
The sala rattanakosin eatery and bar brings the concept of "waterfront dining" to a whole new level. Reserve one of the front tables by the window here and you will face directly out to the Chao Phraya, with Wat Arun, the iconic "temple of dawn," directly in front of you. It's a hopelessly romantic setting and the intimate dining room in the classy sala rattanakosin Bangkok hotel delivers not only on the atmosphere, but on the food as well. The menu has a melange of both Thai and western dishes, with superb seafood dominating the list. Dig in to some tiger prawns with chorizo, tikka spiced salmon filet, or soft shell crab in yellow curry. Healthy western or fusion dishes often fall flat on their face in Bangkok, but not here. The roasted quinoa salad with black olives and feta cheese is divine, as is the ahi tartare, in which ahi tuna gets marinated in fresh herbs and lemon juice and served up with avocado relish over sesame wonton crisps. There is an excellent selection of wine and signature cocktails to go with the food, and if you get here early, the vistas and vibe continuously change, with the orange sunset hues out the window giving way to blue hour, and then the temple lighting up in gold as the night arrives. Just make sure to score one of those coveted up front tables if you really want to wow your date.
- Waterfront Dining: "Get here most conveniently by taking the Chao Phraya River ferry to the Tha Tien Pier, from where it is a 5-minute walk over to the restaurant."
- Best for Waterfront Dining Because: For a truly romantic and atmospheric spot right over the river and Wat Arun, The Eatery is perched in the perfect place.