Restaurants in Riverside
Bangkok’s Riverside is home to some of the best restaurants in town, many of which take advantage of the cool breezes, sumptuous views across the water and sit in ideal spots next to the Chao Phraya River’s many piers and luxury hotels.
As in so many waterfront cities, the restaurants that line the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Paya River are often, by default, tourist traps.
Alongside the old temples, warehouses, wooden houses and old buildings you’ll find local restaurants perched on old wooden piers serving seafood platters, floating restaurants and smart places to eat in Thai houses along the river banks.
Under the direction of the eclectic Englishman, executive chef Tony Wrigley, indulging in fresh, local flavors will be a must for locals and visitors alike. Sala Rattanakosin Restaurant and bar, sala rattanakosin’s restaurant, is a scenic, riverfront dining option, overlooking the legendary chao phraya river and the mystical temple of dawn.
Most visitors to Bangkok have heard that the iconic Wat Arun on the riverside is also known as 'The temple of Dawn', but the best time to capture its beauty is at sunset. And the best place to witness the sun disappearing precisely behind the monument is from the balcony of 'Arun Residence', a great restaurant located right across the Chao Phraya River.