We’re on Charoen Krung Road in Bangrak, the heart of Bangkok’s riverside creative district and street food paradise. Artists, foodies and culture hounds flock here to create and collaborate, and, of course, to eat and shop! Grab a bite one of the many street food stands or wine and dine at one of Bangkok’s Michelin-starred restaurants, all a short walk from our front door. Stroll around the leafy backstreets and pop into cool new galleries and boutiques featuring Bangkok’s coolest design labels.
Find us in a quiet block off Thanon Si Wiang (Si Wiang Road), right off the main Charoen Krung drag. Charoen Krung Road starts off at the Grand Palace, meanders through Chinatown, hooks up with central Bangkok at Silom Road and ends at Sathorn Road by the river. The Bangkok SkyTrain (BTSSaphan Taksin) and Sathorn Pier on the Chao Phraya River are only 400 meters away.
We weren’t the least bit surprised when Michelin bestowed their stars and awards to a handful of humble food carts and fine dining restaurant within walking distance of The Prince. Take a neighbourhood stroll, work up an appetetite and don’t miss a chance to try our local Michelin-approved spot.
Baan Padthai – the chefs here use 18-20 organic ingredients in each plate of padthai, including homemade, organic tofu and fresh crabmeat. They’ve managed to elevate this everyday, humble Thai dish to new heights (Michelin Bib Gourmand)
Jok Prince – dished from a stall right outside our doors, this version of congee (rice porridge topped with pork meatballs and an egg) is one of the city’s best (Michelin Bib Gourmand)
Le Normandie – Michelin calls this superb restaurant’s French cuisine, fab wine list and impeccable service, plus jaw-dropping Chao Phraya views, absolutely stellar (2 Michelin Stars)
Mezzaluna – the menu will leave you starstruck! Five and seven course set menus teeming with European flavours and executed with Japanese precision (2 Michelin Stars)
Charoen Saeng Silom – classic pork knuckle stew with melt-in-your-mouth pork and aromatic Chinese herbs. They’ve been dishing up this local favourite since 1959 (Michelin Bib Gourmand)
Sanyod – small is beautiful! This 25-seat hole-in-the-wall eatery dishes Thai-Cantonese dishes that are swoon-worthy. (Michellin Bib Gourmand)
Blue Elephant – recipes culled from royal kitchens and artfully executed are as delightful as the restaurant’s colonial-era dining room (Michelin “The Plate”_
80/20 – this crafty culinary outpost garnered kudos for using artisan and locally-sourced ingredients for its fusion menu, bold flavours and cool cocktails