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  • Above Eleven - 33rd floor - Fraser Suites, Sukhumvit Soi 11
  • L'Appart Rooftop Lounge - 32nd floor - Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit at Soi 13
  • Breeze Restaurant - 52nd floor - Lebua at State Tower, Silom
  • The Dome Restaurant - Lebua at State Tower, Silom
  • Long Table Restaurant - 25th floor - Column Tower, Sukhumvit Soi 16
  • Moon Bar - 61st floor - Banyan Tree, Sathorn
  • Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar - 45th floor - Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit at Soi 57
  • Red Sky - Centara Grand Central World
  • Siroccco Restaurant - Lebua at State Tower, Silom
  • Sky Bar - 63rd floor - Lebua Hotel at State Tower, Silom
  • Speakeasy Rooftop Bar - 24th & 25th floors, multiple venues - Hotel Muse, Luang Suan
  • Three Sixty Lounge - 32nd floor - Millennium Hilton, wrong side of the river
  • Up & Above Restaurant and Lounge - 25th floor - The Okura Prestige, Ploenchit at Wireless
  • Vertigo Restaurant - 61st floor - Banyan Tree, Sathorn

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Dinner and drinks with a view: Bangkok's best rooftop restaurants and bars

Old Feb 24, 14, 12:38 pm
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Dinner and drinks with a view: Bangkok's best rooftop restaurants and bars

Hi Folks,

I'm in Bangkok at the weekend and we are currently trying to choose the nicest restaurant for dinner, we would like a great view and of course, the meals should be good as well.

The Vertigo Grill (Rooftop at Banyan Tree) and Sirocco (Rooftop at Lebua State) are currently shortlisted.

Has someone been at either one of them? Or did we forget about a great choice with an unbelievable great view?

Thanks for you help.

Cheers

Duck
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Old Feb 24, 14, 11:50 pm
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Both have good view but I like vertigo's environment better.

Both are merely average for food IMHO, particularly relative to the exhorbitant prices. We usually take visitors there for drinks and appetizers then move on to a better resto for dinner.
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Old Feb 25, 14, 2:36 am
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We usually take visitors there for drinks and appetizers then move on to a better resto for dinner.
I'd appreciate if you would kindly give some examples, thanks a lot!! ^
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Old Feb 25, 14, 7:06 am
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Originally Posted by oberhammert View Post
I'd appreciate if you would kindly give some examples, thanks a lot!! ^
Examples of a better restaurant? I think that there's a thread for that, but here are two to get you started. Bo.lan on Suk Soi 26, and Naj Exquisite Thai Cuisine, with branches on Soi Convent and Suk Soi 33 (where it's called Oam Thong).
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Old Feb 25, 14, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by cyberduck View Post
Hi Folks,

I'm in Bangkok at the weekend and we are currently trying to choose the nicest restaurant for dinner, we would like a great view and of course, the meals should be good as well.

The Vertigo Grill (Rooftop at Banyan Tree) and Sirocco (Rooftop at Lebua State) are currently shortlisted.

Has someone been at either one of them? Or did we forget about a great choice with an unbelievable great view?

Thanks for you help.

Cheers

Duck
Octave at Marriott Sukh 57 is pretty nice too
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Old Feb 25, 14, 9:27 am
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Never been to Vertigo, but did go to Sirocco for drinks. I'm a tourist, so I did the riverboat dinner cruise, then walked to Sirocco for the most expensive drink I have ever had. Great view!
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Old Feb 25, 14, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by oberhammert View Post
I'd appreciate if you would kindly give some examples, thanks a lot!! ^
What kind of food (local, Isaan, Japanese, Italian)? Price range? Setting (formal, casual, outdoors)? Location?

There are thousands of good-to-excellent eateries in Bangkok, and even more that are merely adequate. It's virtually impossible to respond to such a broad question.

Originally Posted by Dr. HFH View Post
Examples of a better restaurant? I think that there's a thread for that...
Yes, there is a lengthy and helpful thread that is worth checking:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/thail...solidated.html

If you don't want to read through the whole thing, or if you find it too focused on Thai food, try searching within this forum for the characteristics that matter to you (e.g., type of food, location, etc.) — there are a number of stray threads that address certain specific interests such as burgers, sushi, etc.
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Old Feb 26, 14, 9:37 pm
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For some strange reason I agree w/all the previous posts. Go up to Vertigo for drinks and eat elsewhere. If it must be a view restaurant try Long Table - http://www.longtablebangkok.com/
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Old Feb 27, 14, 12:59 pm
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Thanks a lot for your answert, the thread is perfect didn't see that ^
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The food and service/ambiance is quite good at all of the Lebua tower restaurants, the only issue is the cost -- Manhattan pricing! It costs 10x more than elsewhere in Bangkok, but you do get a lot of real estate (space between tables and view). Personally I think it is worth the cost, but ymmv. Ignoring price, you won't get better anywhere else in Bangkok.
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Old Feb 27, 14, 11:25 pm
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I agree with what seems to others on this thread. I enjoy all of the rooftop bars. I dont think you can go wrong at any of them. However, drinks there and eat somewhere else. Or reverse, go to a nice "ground level" restaurant and to the roof top bar for a nightcap (or three).
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Above Eleven restaurant in Bangkok. Any experiences?

Hi all,

I'm going to Thailand in just over a week and I have booked a table at Above Eleven, I wanted to have the whole 'rooftop restaurant/bar' experience at night to overlook the skyline - originally had planned the Ban Yaan river cruise but this is under maintenance when I go. I was just wondering if anyone has been and says it's good? The food is Peruvian and Japanese two combinations I really love! Would love to hear experiences if people have any.
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It's okay nothing really special about it I think. Just go with a bunch of friends and have fun! There are quite a plethora of rooftop bars around bkk, above 11 is middleish, definitely not the top. 35th floor is average in bkk.

Central worlds (Siam BTS or chidlom train stop) rooftop bar above the hotel and offices is quite nice on the 56th floor. Any questions feel free to pm me
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Old May 16, 14, 5:41 am
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Thanks, we are also staying in the Muse Hotel for our second stint in Bangkok before flying home, and heard that has a nice bar too. I will check out Central Worlds thanks!
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Old May 18, 14, 6:04 am
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I'm kinda partial to Vertigo (Banyan Tree) & Sirocco (Lebua) for drinks since they're so much higher. Walking up the stairs to the bar level at Vertigo gives me a bit of the heebie-jeebies & I'm not at all acrophobic. Above 11 is way cooler though. We tried Octave (Marriott 57) last week & it definitely had some chic factor & a hip young crowd. We were digging it, until the thunderstorm blew all our drinks off the roof (hope they didn't hit anyone).
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