Often dubbed the Wallstreet of Thailand, Silom is the place where Thai money is in constant move. It is Thailand’s most famous financial district, lined with banks, insurance companies, investment companies, hedge funds and various other local and global businesses minting money in various sectors. It is, therefore, no accident that you will find some of Bangkok’s best hotels also situated here. The range of the Silom hotel accommodation varies widely.
There are luxurious hotels, international hotel chains, small boutique hotels, apartment accommodation and many others. If you are planning to explore its gastronomical side, then there are plenty of restaurants around here for the avid gourmand. The district is also known for its roaring nightlife at Patpong which has a somewhat seedier reputation. Some call it the true face of Silom once the air of respectability in the financial world has sunk with the sunset.
Thanks to its myriad culinary delights which serve everything from the Thai cuisine to various international cuisines, there are plenty of restaurants in Bangkok and Silom in particularly where you can indulge in the finest of tastes. If you are staying at a good Silom hotel, the finest Thai restaurant could be right at your doorstep. Here is a brief overview of some of the best restaurants in Silom.
Situated in Silom Soi Sala Daeng 1, this is the place to get some of the finest French cuisines. It is popular with the French and the staff is just too nice. The restaurant has good décor and ambience and the food is utterly magnificent. You can have some delicious oysters and lobsters here and there is also the scrumptious steaks waiting for you. If you have exhausted the menu in your Silom hotel, why not try this out? Being a French restaurant, you can also expect that the wine selection at the restaurant is truly awesome with a magnificent variety. The beef at the restaurant has been cooked to perfection. Some call it the best French experience in the East!
Kongju is one of the best places to try out the Korean delicacies. There are plenty of the Kin-Chi offerings here including a variety of 50. There are many other important foods that you can try out in the menu. The best thing about the Kongju is that you can even try out the a la carte menu option. There are many traditional Korean specialties which are served here such as the PaJeon and the traditional Korean BBQs. Dining here can be a little bit inconvenient, but there are waiting staff who can assist you along the way in order to have a smooth dining experience.
The Spanish on 4
From the Korean and the French to the Spanish. Your gastronomical odyssey in Silom continues. The Spanish on 4 is situated in Silom Soi 4 and is the best place to sample some of the Spanish treats in Silom. The restaurant offers a very intimate dining experience with a very “Spanish” feeling. There is an actual Spaniard in charge at the kitchen and you are thus assured of authentic Spanish flavors with nothing being lost in translation.
Situated in Sukhumvit Soi 55, this is the place to sample out the Italian cuisines. The owner is an Italian and all the food is fresh and produced from scratch. You can also have some of the finest pizza in Bangkok at this restaurant. If you prefer, choose a la carte menu and have it prepared to you to the last detail.
Bangkok offers numerous options for a gourmand. Whatever you fancy, you will find it right here. You will be able to indulge your taste buds in some of the finest treats in the world. Do not be limited to what is offered at your Silom hotel.