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Written by Kriti Gupta
Co-written by Annabella Sim, Constantine Colin
Edited by Dawn Pillay

Birthdays, anniversaries, and Valentine’s. There’s nothing wrong with these occasions, except couples hardly wait for them to arrive anymore.

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Celebrating love has become a regular business and what better way to treat your spouse, than spending a lovely evening together in the most romantic spots with dreamy views?

If you’re wooing a new love or indulging in the warmth of a stable relationship – here is a shortlist of 15 restaurants that vows intimacy, elegance, stunning views and great cuisine!

You can get a main course at every restaurant on this list for less than $10 per pax! So bring a date, and have a simply fantastic time.

Note: All prices below are subject to government tax and service charge unless otherwise stated.

1. Float in love at this river cafe – Riva Floating Café

Whoever said you need to rush to the beachside for a relaxing day out, probably has yet to visit Riva Floating Café.

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With the river breeze cooling you down, this boutique café by Parndhevi Resort offers cool vibes mixed with a delightful panoramic view of the river.

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Remember to slow down and allow your love to overflow with a plethora of refreshing drinks and Western dishes to indulge in. (We hear the spaghetti and pizza is good!)

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Experience the joy of additional love in the air by sailing in the Riva Coffee Cruise to Nakhorn Chai Sri and Donwai Market on Saturdays and Sundays from 1.30pm to 4pm. The 1 and a half hour cruise offers snacks, drinks and unlimited love at just 250 Baht per person.

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PS: If that’s still not enough, you may opt to extend it with a night stay at Parndhevi Riverside Resort and Spa itself!

Riva Floating Café

Address: 29 Moo 3 Phutthamonthon Sai 7, Hom Kret, Sam Phran 73110, Thailand
Getting there: This restaurant is actually located outside the city. It is approximately a 40 minute drive from the nearest BTS station, Bang Wa.
Contact: +66 34 312 190
Opening hours: Tues-Fri, 10.30am to 8pm; Sat-Sun, 10am to 8pm (Closed on Mondays)
Price: From 80-500 Baht (Approx. USD $3-15)

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2. Have a romantic farm date on us – Sheep Village Farm & Restaurant

Ever wanted to walk hand in hand with your partner in your own delightful little farm with sheep, chicken and ducks flocking around? Yes? This is your place to be.

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Sheep Village Farm and Restaurant offers out of ordinary décor depicting a farm village concept – that comes with live music too!

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If you’re married and have kids, this would be the perfect place to bring them along while having romantic time too! They’ll be so busy with the ducks that your romantic date will hardly be interrupted. A win-win for all!

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Have a romantic stroll around its many sections like the waterfront area, the restaurant and the bar, all featuring above par services and menus at very reasonable prices.

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We guarantee that you and your loved one (and kids, if you’re bringing them) will enjoy the fun and memorable time together.

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So, who is up for some fun tonight? Mehhhh!

Sheep Village

Address: 162 Charan Sanitwong 86/1, Bang Phlat, Bangkok
Contact: +66 85 777 5544
Opening hours: Daily from 4pm to 1am
Price: From 101-250 Baht (Approx. USD $3-8)

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3. Bali in Bangkok? – Buri Tara Wine Bar & Restaurant

This posh dim fancy spot will satisfy your needs for an outdoor Balinese-styled riverside settings, that comes with mesmerising scenery to complement.

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Pro Tip: The best seats in the house are at the outdoor terrace overlooking the river.

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Live bands playing jazz and acoustic music are guaranteed to complete your night, whenever you’re there.

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For food, order up some river prawns, spicy herb smoked salmon, or deep fried spinach and cheese spring rolls. You won’t go wrong with this.

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And after all that, there’s nothing more romantic than drinking champagne under the stars.

PS: Boys, if you’re celebrating anything from proposals to anniversaries, this might be the perfect place to do your thing!

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Buri Tara Wine Bar & Restaurant

Address: 762/2 Rama 3 Rd. Bangpongpang, Yannawa, Bangkok
Contact: +66 2 682 9457
Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 12 midnight
Price: From 320–1,000 Baht (Approx. USD $9 – 30)

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4. Get a 360-degree view of Bangkok at this revolving restaurant – Club lounge @ Grand China Princess Hotel

Now if your boo loves live music, but can’t make it out on weekends, don’t worry. Club lounge in Grand China Princess Hotel not only performs live music EVERY evening – but it also gives you a panned view of Bangkok without having you to move from your seats.

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Guess what? This dining place on the 25th floor REVOLVES! (Well, not fast enough to give you motion sickness if you’re worried.)

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You’ll hardly notice any movement. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete a round, and to give you a spectacularly panoramic view of Bangkok below.e

Carefully spaced out to provide more privacy, this club lounge and restaurant serves some of the best International dishes in town, specialising in Pork Chop and Tuna Salad.

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Club Lounge

Address: 25th floor, Grand China Princess Hotel Yao-Wa-Rat rd., Bangkok
Phone: +66 2 224 9977
Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 1am
Price: From 251-500 Baht (Approx. USD $7-15)

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5. Sun-kissed vibes and cool summer winds – The Summerhouse Project

Hanging herbage, huge shaded lamps, floor-to-ceiling windows and an open kitchen.

Living up to its name, The Summerhouse Project is a place that comes alive with sun-kissed vibes and cool summer winds.

If you’re looking for a romantic yet chilled out date, this place is what you’re looking for. From zebra-striped couches to a wooden patio overlooking the soothing blues of Chao Phraya Riverside – this summer paradise has everything you want, and comes with a chic design too!

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Stay inside and hide in the cooling shade, or sit outside for the ultimate summer soiree. Either way, you and your date are bound to enjoy time spent here.

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This adopted western sibling of The Never-Ending Summer, a famous Thai restaurant designed in a warehouse theme in a jam factory – has a wide range of drool-worthy European dishes like Crab Cakes with Slaw, Quinoa Tabbouleh and Beer Battered Fish n’ Chips, to name a few.

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The Summerhouse Project

Address: 41/5 Charoen Nakhon Road, The Jam Factory, Khlong San, Bangkok
Contact: +66 2 861 0953
Opening hours: Mon- Fri, 5pm to 11pm;Sat -Sun, 10am to 11pm
Price: From 251-500 Baht (Approx. USD $7-15)

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6. Take a walk through Wonderland – Misstar Café!

Opened by Thai actress and model, Davika, the café has proven to be quite popular, and we can see why! The garden outside Misstar Café is just like Wonderland: a water fountain in the middle, cherubic statues and delicate flowers all around.

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Misstar Café has tons of food to choose from, but their cakes are the main highlight. A popular choice is the rainbow crepe cake that has been the star in many Instagram photos.

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If you’re feeling thirsty, try one of the café’s frosty milkshakes in different flavours, or have hot chocolate by melting a chocolate star on a stick! Misstar Café certainly has a knack for cute and innovative things.

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When you’re done, take a stroll in the garden like Alice, but make sure not to fall down the rabbit-hole!

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Misstar Café!

Address: 23/3 Sukhaphiban 5 Road, Ao Ngoen, Sai Mai, Bangkok
Getting there: Take the MRT to Phahon Yothin station, then take a 24 minute taxi ride to the cafe. (It’s slightly far out!)
Contact: Line – misstarbydavika
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 19:00
Price: 200 – 600 baht (approx. 5.6 USD – 17 USD)

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7. Get tangled up in this botanical glasshouse – Top Knot

An air-conditioned botanical glass house with potted plants and vintage fittings on the rooftop of Hotel Once Bangkok, makes Top Knot one of the cosiest places to spend time with your sweetheart.

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Enjoy a picnic here with the 360-degree view of the bustling city in the evening with stunning lights and views of ChaoPhraya River.

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Feast upon an array of sumptuous barbeque along with its signature cocktail, Yaowarat, made with harmoniously mixed lemongrass syrup, pineapple and clove-infused gin (because you’ll regret if you don’t!)

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Enjoy acoustic live music every Saturday and Sunday with an overwhelming variety of fine wine and imported beers.

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The food and ambience combined, makes Top Knot an extremely romantic choice for every couple – maybe especially for those who are thinking of tying the knot! #sopunny #wetried #justsaying 😛

Top Knot

Address: 2074/99 Charoenkrung 72/2 Bangkorlaem, Bangkok
Contact: +66 2 688 2596
Opening hours: Daily from 6pm to 12midnight
Price: From 350–1,000 Baht (Approx. USD $10-30)

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8. Spoil your lover with a fusion feast – Sala Rattanakosin

Sala Rattanakosin, a vibrant and luxurious place with 15 stylish guest rooms in the city of Bangkok offers a romantic dining option – overlooking the beautiful ChaoPhraya river and historical temple of Dawn called Wat Arun.

Soak in the beauty of the sunset and plunge into the fantastic fusion tastes of Western and Thai food (Think twice-cooked crispy pork belly or tikka spiced salmon fillet) by British Chef, Tony Wrigley.

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The eatery and bar lays out different menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So if you’re interested, you can always plan time during your trip to taste the menus of all three meals. XD

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When you’re here, make sure to head upstairs and snag the perfect seats for a glorious 360-degree open view of the King’s Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun – which provides the perfect backdrop for a perfect date night!

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Sala Rattanakosin

Address: 39 Soi Tha Tian, Maharat Road, Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok
Contact: +66 2 622 1388
Opening hours: Daily from 7am to 10pm; Rooftop Bar, Daily from 5pm to 12 midnight
Price: From 320–1,000 Baht (Approx. USD $9 – 30)

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9. Straight off a postcard – 99 Rest Backyard Café

Craving for a savoury dish? 99 Rest Backyard Café is sure to satisfy your tastebuds! Located inside a villa with glass windows and long tables from end to end, be sure to expect lots of natural lighting for taking photos.

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The ‘Yum Som-O Hoy’ Scallops is a popular dish on their menu. Three jumbo scallops nestled on a bed of pomelo salad, who could ask for more?

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99 Rest Backyard’s signature dish, Khao Phad Moo Hong, is fried rice with caramelised pork belly. Be sure not to miss it!

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When you’re done with your meal, head outside to admire the beautiful garden. It looks much like a postcard that you would get in France, or even resembling Monet’s ‘Japanese Bridge’ painting. The peace and quiet of your surroundings is just what you need after some great food!

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99 Rest Backyard Café

Address: Thanon Rama 9, Suan Luang, Bangkok 10250, Thailand
Getting there: Take the SRT to Ramkhamhaeng station, and take a 7 minute taxi ride to the cafe.
Contact: 02-300-4339
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 11:00 – 23:00
Price: 300-1000 baht (approx 8-28 USD)

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10. It’s a vintage romance you’ll have – Siam 77 Vintage Home and Restaurant

When you walk into this dining place, the first thing you’ll notice is the delightfully vintage décor – and after a while you’ll probably wonder what the fuss is all about, at this place that resembles your grandparents’ house.

Wait till your dishes arrive at the table!

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The real eye-candy will be watching your partner awestruck with the supersized prawns and lobsters. Big, or rather, humongous, is the word that best describes the seafood served here.

 

Sit at the waterfront,
watch the busy life of Rama 5 from afar,
hear the soothing sound of crashing waves,
update your Instagram with antique collectibles like grandfather’s clock, portraits, Raleigh bicycle, and get engrossed in some quality conversation with your beau.

Now, would you like a sunset with that?

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Extreme foodies with hard-to-please tastebuds swear by the charcoal-burned giant shrimp served at Siam 77. (PS: It’s sold by its weight!)

Siam 77 Vintage Home & Restaurant

Address: 77 Moo 6, Pibul Songkram Road, Lad Khwan Subdistrict, Mueang Nonthaburi District., Nonthaburi
Contact: +66 2-527-7535
Opening hours: Daily from 4pm to 12 midnight
Price: From 170-1400 Baht (Approx. USD $5-40)

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11. It’s a picture-perfect gem with fine wines and great food – The Deck by the River

Property of the Arun Residence, The Deck is a little hidden paradise overlooking the river, with a mesmerising backdrop of Wat Arun by the Rattanakosin horizon.

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The three-floor deck offers up fine wines and great food, and also showcases breathtakingly beautiful sunsets daily!

Make sure to book your table at the top deck and reach before sunset to complete your evening beautifully.

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We guarantee that this picture-perfect gem will leave you and your boo in the bubbly mood, and with a romantic memory to wistfully talk about for days.

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The Deck by the River

Address: 36-38 Soi Pratoo Nokyoong Maharaj road , Phra Barom Maha Rachawang , Phranakorn, Bangkok
Contact: +66 2 221 9158
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs, 11am to 10pm;, Fri- Sun, 11am to 11pm
Price: From 251-500 Baht (Approx. USD $7-15)

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12. Snuggle with your Beau – Eagle Nest

Looking at the lit-up Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaeo across the river will never get old for fellow Bangkokians.

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Eagle Nest is an al-fresco bar which promises glam views from a beautifully laid out roof terrace consisting of both a deck area and a well-stocked bar.

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Watch the sun descend behind Bangkok’s historical temples with satisfying munches and refreshing drinks that are pocket-friendly.

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Whether the spotlight’s on the great view or delicious food – you decide! Remember to go ahead and take a selfie – you can thank us later.

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Eagle Nest

Address: 47-49 Soi Pen Phimarn ,Tha Tien , Maha Rat Road,Phra Nakhon District, Sala Arun Hotel, Bangkok
Contact: 02-221-9158-9
Opening hours: Daily from 5.30pm to 11pm
Price: From 251-500 Baht (Approx. USD $7-15)

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13. Get a view of sparkling lights and passing river cruises – Dheva River House

Dheva River House is currently emerging as an up and coming spot for pre-wedding photoshoots, since it’s so romantically vintage.

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Once you’re here, you’ll be so enamoured that you’ll probably forget to place your order!

Witness sparkling lights reflecting off Chao Phraya River with Rama VIII bridge above, while watching river cruises pass by. Basically, it is one well curated paradise within the busy city of Bangkok.

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In case you need a little more privacy, just ask and you’ll be ushered to a quiet corner waiting for you

Chat the night away and relish old memories, while falling in love with terrific traditional Thai food like Snail Red Curry, Tom Tum Kung and Green Curry – some of what Dheva River House has to offer.

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Dheva River House

Address: 58/4 Soi Si Ayutthaya 21, Si Ayutthaya Road, Wachiraphayaban, Dusit, Bangkok
Contact: +66 84 145 5053
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 23:00
Price: THB 251-500 (Approx. USD $ 7-15)

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14. Hang out in a net – On the River Café

Who doesn’t dream of lounging on a Catamaran net and sailing the Caribbean islands?

Well, if you lop off the sapphire Caribbean waters, the sea breeze, and the Catamaran from your fantasy – you will find the exact same thing at On the River Café.

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The very comfy netted platforms hanging off the edges of the coffee shop will feel like a bed of roses extending over Chao Praya River.  (Just mind the rainy season unless you are willing to bring on the swimming suit.)

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Try drinks such as the lotus-infused signature On the River Iced Tea, the Sunset on the River smoothie – and unique concoctions combined with desserts like Blueberry Cheese Pie made as a blended drink, or a simple Caramel Macchiato.

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For desserts, the mixed-berry compote Noah’s Ark or just the old favourite Honey Toast will more than satisfy your sweet tooth!

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The best thing about On the River Café:
“Good atmosphere, good coffee” – Supansa Ang

On the River Café

Address: 16/1 Keranawatana T.Bangprok A.Muang
Getting there: The coffee shop is actually located outside the city, further away even than Don Mueang International Airport. It is approximately a 40 minute drive from the nearest BTS station, Mo Chit. Your most hassle-free option is to call the coffee shop and they will direct the taxi driver to the exact location.
Contact: +66 092-621-7070
Opening hours: Daily, 11am – 9pm
Price:
From 85 Baht/USD$2.40 (for a hot Cappuccino),
From 100-250 Baht (Approximately USD$2.80 – 7)

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15. Wake up and smell the coffee – Plantation Café

Looking for a great place that has all-day brunch and coffee? Well, you’ve found it! Located inside the Pud English garden, you can take a stroll and enjoy the scenery before heading to the café.

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The Plantation Café is also a specialty coffee place, so be sure to try their espresso drinks, especially their newest coffee invention, the ‘Breve’!

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It consists of a double ristretto shot with cold milk and cream that will awaken your senses. They get their single origin beans from Ethiopia, Columbia and Hondura.

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Feeling hungry after all that caffeine? Order an Angus Steak, Baked New Zealand Mussels or a pasta dish. The café has lots of food to offer, including alcoholic drinks and cakes.

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Plantation Café

Address: 26/1 Pradist Manudharm Road, Khlong Kum, Bangkok 10240, Thailand
Getting there: Take the MRT to Ratchadaphisek station, then take a 16 minute taxi ride to the cafe.
Contact: 84-670-6772
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 – 23:00
Saturday – Sunday, 09:00 – 23:00
Price: 300 – 800 baht (approx. 8.5 USD – 22.7 USD)

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Ready to blow your sweetheart away with a treat at these lavishly romantic restaurants?

“If the person is right, bring them to a place that’s right too!”

Let us know which restaurant you’d love to visit in the comments below! We want to hear from you!

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