The Local
The Local

The Local

It’s a gorgeous old Thai house, split into a couple of buildings. Within, there are several private rooms as well as a collection of old Thai cookbooks and a small museum. It’s impossible not to be charmed by the whole set-up and the willingness to diverge from the template for Thai restaurants.

The Local
Xuan Mai
Xuan Mai

Xuan Mai

Maybe Vietnamese food is considered too close to Thai food without the same punchiness. Whatever the reason, it’s a real pity because the excellent Xuan Mai proves that Vietnamese cuisine deserves to be considered well and truly on its own merits.

Xuan Mai
Shades of Retro
Shades of Retro

Shades of Retro

Shades of Retro, though, was one of the pioneers, set up in Thong Lor 14 years ago and now tucked around the corner from its original premises. If it was an original when it first opened, it remains a unique place today.

Shades of Retro
Truth within the everyday
Truth within the everyday

Truth within the everyday

After many years travelling throughout Thailand, Prapas Krongboon has built a portfolio of quietly observed images of the Kingdom and its people.

Truth within the everyday
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Park Society

Australian chef Angela Brown took over the kitchens at Park Society early in the year and in the process bagged…

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Sheepshank

A former boat repair shop on the Chao Phraya River next to Phra Athit Pier makes a unique and charming setting for…

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Moulin

It’s hard to know quite what to expect from this newish arrival to the backstreets of Thong Lor, with a…

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25 Degrees

This ‘bordello meet’s burger bar’, a spin-off from Los Angeles and adjoining the Pullman G Hotel, arrived at the tail-end…

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Panorama

Even the view is delicious The Crowne Plaza’s signature restaurant Panorama launched a new dining concept last month tagged ‘Inspiring…

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Twenty-Seven Bites

A newcomer among Bangkok’s hotel buffets, Radisson Blu Plaza’s Twenty-Seven Bites is hoping to strike big with its ambitious array of international…

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W does brunch

The new high-energy weekend brunch at W Bangkok features all the hallmarks of the world’s most chic hotel brand: live DJs spinning…

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Shades of Retro

Bangkok’s watering holes have undergone a radical shift in recent years, the rise of slick cocktail lounges and low-key boutique places changing…

Temple of the Holy Footprint, Saraburi, Thailand
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The Holy Footprint

Thousands will this month travel to Saraburi for Tak Bat Dok Mai. You see a great rocky bluff, swathed in woods…

Temple of the Holy Footprint, Saraburi, Thailand
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The Holy Footprint

Thousands will this month travel to Saraburi for Tak Bat Dok Mai. You see a great rocky bluff, swathed in woods…

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Spoonful Zakka Cafe

Langsuan Road, realm of the white collar worker and aimlessly roaming expat housewife, hides a place where you can cool down, enjoy…

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Spoonful Zakka Cafe

Langsuan Road, realm of the white collar worker and aimlessly roaming expat housewife, hides a place where you can cool down, enjoy…

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Keaw Kham

Forget designer malls. Jatujak weekend market is Bangkok’s true paragon of retail. This is shopping as survival of the fittest: only…

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Khlong Thom

This city’s obsession with all things retro may be most in evidence at hipster markets like Talad Rot Fai and…

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Lumpini Park

The biggest and most popular slice of public space in Central Bangkok, Lumpini Park is 142 acres of trees and…