Bangkok: 5 comfortable restaurant patios because this is all still a bit much

City: Bangkok

The world is reopening, but maybe you’re taking things a bit slower.

Bangkok is open for dining in full swing. That said, maybe you also need a bit of a breather. After all, just like everyone else across the world, you have spent quite a year in relative solitude. The idea of dolling up, hanging out with friends you haven’t seen since 2019 might be overwhelming. 

Not to worry, these places offer comfortable outdoor settings where you can dip your toe in the social hot tub without the pressure of jumping in just yet. 

Eat Me 

Image credit: Eat Me, Bangkok.

Eat Me is an institution that’s kept up with the times. Part gallery, part contemporary dining and bar offering refuge from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, Eat Me is a two-storey building restaurant of modernist and nature. Hidden down a side soi in Sala Daeng, the progressive menu covers a broad spectrum of dishes, guided by simplicity and solid culinary principles. The front-of-the-house staff are trained to focus on customer engagement through “positive thinking” and a “service-mind” attitude, contributing to its 20 years of success. 

Reopening in October

Location: 1, 6 Phiphat 2, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

The Commons Thonglor, Second floor 

Image credit: theCOMMONS

As soon as you walk into this open-air second-floor patio with communal seatings, you’ll see what you’re in for. Sibling duo Vicharee and Varatt Vichit-Vadakan’s vision for theCOMMONS was to build a wholesome community within an active outdoor space surrounded by lush greenery – a first-of-its-kind type of development. An all-day community space, theCOMMONS is home to everything from succulent fresh lobsters sourced from sustainable fisheries by The Lobster Lab, big hearty bowls of East Bound Vietnamese Grilled Pork Noodles, to a perfect cup of cuppa from all-day eatery Roast. For drinks, choose from the 12 taps of beer (and wine!) at Beer Cap. 

Location:  The Commons, 335 Thonglor Soi 17, Bangkok, Thailand

H Dining

Building up a household name with its housemade, freshly made bread during the pandemic, H Dining is an all-day dining concept focusing on feel-good, hearty food. From the same owners of the minimalist Hands and Heart coffee shop and located a few doors down from its predecessor, you will sense familiarity once stepping into H Dining. Their range of bread hits includes Grilled Black Angus Ribeye Sandwich, Kimchi Pulled Pork Sandwich, Truffle Babka. Outside, you’ll find lush greenery, and picnic tables, an ideal setup for small gatherings, and the restaurant is pet-friendly too. 

Location: 4 Sukhumvit Soi 38, Bangkok, Thailand


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KOF x Gram

KOF is a coffee shop chain, where else Gram is most well-known for its soufflé pancakes. Together, they form a delicious partnership for the city’s most “grammable” coffee and desserts! Tastefully designed, the outdoor seating area offers plenty to admire, from sleek wooden seating to high mirrored walls. Try KOF Signatures such as Yellow Americano, Red Espresso Fizz or Jellicino and treat yourself to Gram’s mini premium pancakes with fresh cream. 

Location: 25, 3 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand

The Missing Burro 

Image credit: The Missing Buro

Located in a tranquil garden, you cannot get more outdoors than The Missing BurroTwo Mexican brothers transformed a shipping container into a kitchen, serving up authentic Yucatan cuisine with offerings such as traditional corn tortilla cooked in a banana leaf, carnitas (braised pork) with an incredible sauce that packs a punch with Mexican chillies. The Gringa is a decadent queso cheese and meat-filled tortilla, while the Mole (occasional weekend specials) is cooked perfectly from scratch. Their bar boosts some of the best Tequilas and Mezcales you can find on this side of the world. Have yourself a Margarita, a tequila or two.  

Location: 145 Soi Thong lo 7 Bangkok, Thailand

Head to their website here for instructions on how to get there.

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