The Chao Phraya River is one of Bangkok's most atmospheric spots to dine at, with cool river breezes and the swaying and creaking of the surrounding piers accompanying the slow flowing river barges that make their way down the river. There is a wide selection of cuisines and spots for all budgets here as well. One can opt for elegant French at the longstanding Le Normandie in the Mandarin Oriental, recently awarded two Michelin stars, or break the bank at the also two Michelin-starred sky high Mezzaluna, which isn't on the river, but gives some of its most sweeping views, high above the city. Back down on the water, the deservedly popular Steve Cafe and Cuisine has Thai cooking in an atmospheric 60 year old traditional house, and other superb romantic spots along the water include The Eatery, right opposite Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), where the riverfront tables take waterfront dining to new heights, and the unique Sheepshank Public House, which serves organic creative American cuisine in an old boatyard. For the best combination of outstanding authentic Thai cuisine, creative drinks, and tables set right opposite the iconic Wat Arun (best when the sun goes down and the night lights get turned on), head for yet another award-winning branch of the well known Supanniga, in its latest incarnation as Supanniga X Roots, combining great food with Bangkok's best coffee roasters.