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JW Marriott hotel Bangkok

November 2, 2015 by David Herd

Breakfast at JW Marriott

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JW Marriott hotel Bangkok is at Soi 2 Sukhumvit, a short walk to both Ploenchit & Nana station. It’s a luxury five star hotel with some wonderful restaurants. My friend Tony Murphy and I enjoy a very good breakfast in the Bangkok Baking Company. There is another Marriott worth visiting in Soi 57 Sukhumvit, have a cocktail at the wonderful roof bar 48 floors above the ground.

Eggs Florentine

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You can either order from the menu or nominate what you prefer and it will be prepared for you.

Executive chef

Marriott Michael Hogan Michael Hogan looks after all the wonderful restaurants at the JW Marriott, he loves Bangkok and is an Aussie from Banora Point, which is at the southern end of Australia’s Gold Coast.

One of Michaels specialities

Marriott hotel Bangkok The bakery among many other delicacies has a range of delicious pies, I usually take a few back to Pattaya after visiting Bangkok.

You are guaranteed a great rate if you use this link to book your room.

 Restaurants

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok

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Now if that selection is not enough for you then I can’t help you. 🙂

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok

Located halfway between Nana & Ploenchit stations, only a 5 minute walk to either one.

Dim Sum

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok All the usual suspects are available, service & quality is very good indeed.

Marriott pool

JW Marriot

I remember years ago I would stay at a cheaper hotel in Soi 4 and sneak into the Marriott to uses their pool.

January 2000 with Barbara Manelli

David Herd Thailand I just had to throw in a blast from the past, here I am at the Marriott in January 2000 with one of my all time favourite girlfriends who was holidaying from Florence.

As you would expect the rooms are fabulous

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The foyer

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok Looking down on the huge foyer with comfortable lounges for you to relax before heading for the shops. My two favourite shopping centres are Siam Paragon & Siam Centre which are next door to each other, and the amazing EmQuartier, put them on your list of paces to go.

Bangkok Baking Company

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok Delicious snacks & coffee and a great place to relax and read the Bangkok Post.

Great Omelette

David Herd Thailand Another excellent breakfast choice.

Poached eggs, avocado & crispy bacon.

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok

Absolutely perfect at the JW Marriott hotel Bangkok.

Thanks for visiting my JW Marriott hotel Bangkok photo blog, it really is one of Bangkok’s great hotels.

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Bangkok restaurants reviews

December 9, 2013 by David Herd

Bangkok restaurant reviews

Sirocco at the State Tower

Sirocco State tower

Bangkok restaurant reviews,  I guess I’m allowed to call myself a Bon Vivant  given my obsession with eating out at good restaurants. Lets start with the most spectacular restaurant in the whole city. The view from the Sky bar at Sirocco is amazing, the restaurant is very popular with the trendy Bangkok crowd, the food is good but the price is ridiculously high.

Sirocco on the 64th floor.

Sirocco State tower Bangkok

Sirocco is one of the world’s great Sky bars.

Seafood salad at Sirocco

Seafood salad Sirocco

As you would expect the food at Sirocco is excellent.

Centre-Point hotel from Sirocco.

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A very good hotel near the river and the Sky train.

Magnificent sunset at Sirocco.

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I’m sure Bangkok has more sky bars than any city in the world.

Breeze on the 53rd floor.

Bangkok restaurant reviews Here is a tip if you want to save some money, have a couple of pre dinner drinks at the Sky bar  on the 64th floor then go down to Breeze on the 53rd floor and dine there, much better value.

Spectacular lights at Breeze.

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Far less expensive than Sirocco.

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Shangri-La Buffet

Shangri-La Buffet

The 5 star Shangri-La hotel on the river has several restaurants to choose from. I found the best value was their incredible buffet featuring Sushi, Alaskan crab, shrimp, Dim Sum, soups, B-B-Q & a terrific selection of deserts. Free flow wine & beer was included for 2,250 Baht or $77 AUD.

There was a nice surprise when I paid the bill,  received a 15% discount for using my Platinum Visa card. So the price came down to $65. Considering I had 5 glasses of wine from Chile, it was super deal.

Seafood at the Shangri-La

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If you want a great buffet in Bangkok look no further.

Shangri-La hotel

Shangri-La hotel

There is a large outdoor area where you can watch the boats on the busy Chao Phraya River.

Chao Phraya River.

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A nice atmosphere at night beside this mighty river.

Dinner cruise

Bangkok restaurant reviewsThe Shangri-La has a dinner cruise leaving at 7.30 every night.

Vintage at Silom

Bangkok restaurant reviewsWhat a great find this was, I was strolling around the back streets of Silom and stumbled across this very nice Italian restaurant with super friendly staff.

Vintage in Bangkok restaurant reviews

Vintage Silom

Good food, nice atmosphere, a large selection of wine & friendly staff, what more would you want?  😀

Fettuccine with scallops & rock lobster  at Vintage

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Very good food at Vintage.

 Vintage at Silom

Bangkok restaurant reviewsYou will find the Vintage at 19 Silom Soi 21

Basilico Pizzeria in Soi 33

Basilico Pizzeria Soi 33

At the other side of the city in Sukhumvit Soi 33 is another very good Italian restaurant Basilico Pizzeria. Good atmosphere and excellent pizzas. Have a pre dinner drink at “The Office” a very good sports bar just around the corner at Sukhumvit Soi 33, Wattana.

Basilico Pizzeria

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A great place for pizza and pasta.

Oxtail stew at Bus Stop in Bangkok restaurant reviews

Bangkok restaurants reviewsFor over 10 years I have been going to the Bus Stop in Sukhumvit Soi 4 to have their Oxtail stew. I spent 3 days in Bangkok last week and managed to have it twice for lunch even though the price has almost doubled in 4 years, it is still only 350 Baht or $10 AUD.

I introduced a guy & he is also hooked.

Bangkok restaurant reviewsHere is my ex friend John Martin AKA Pothole at the Bus stop Sukhumvit Soi 4 Nana.

I had an unhappy experience at the Bust Stop in Soi 4 Nana in Bangkok 2 weeks ago. For many years I have been ordering the oxtail stew which is fantastic, lunch on the Thursday was excellent, then I returned for dinner on Friday night and they only served 2 pieces of oxtail instead of the normal 3. I complained as the price of B350 remained the same, well the chef was quite rude and unhelpful and refused to make it right, so I paid for my wine and left. After around 16 years of enjoying this great dish I guess it is time for a break, just saying………

Bus Stop Soi 4 Nana

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Don’t expect too much at the Bus Stop, it’s a good value bar with excellent low priced food, and the Oxtail is to die for.

Hanrahans Irish pub

Hanrahans Irish pubRight next door to the Bus Stop is Hanrahans Irish pub & sports bar. Good pub food and lots of screens showing all the popular sports.

Quintessential English breakfast.

Bangkok restaurant reviewsBreakfast 180 Baht or $6 AUD.

Monsoon restaurant in Soi 8 Nana, great food.

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A couple of streets away from the Bus Stop is a terrific restaurant in Soi 8, Monsoon.

Calzone at Monsoon in Bangkok restaurants reviews

Bangkok restaurant reviewsBill Austin from England likes Monsoon.

Beef & Oyster sauce at Monsoon.

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Prior to the beef I had a very good pumpkin soup, my friend had an Australian steak which was magnificent.

Great prawn dish at Monsoon

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One of my favourite Bangkok restaurants.

Terrific new restaurant.

Pirate Chambre

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Terrific new Bangkok restaurant, the Pirate Chambre at Chidlom. Hard to find but worth the effort. The fabulous lamb shank was only B480.

Enjoying a red wine at Pirate Chambre

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Put this excellent restaurant on your bucket list.

Oysters at Crab and Claw, 7th Floor Emquartier.

Bangkok restaurant reviews  Lobsters, New England Clam Chowder and a good selection of oysters (Kumamoto, Calm Cove, Royal, etc…) and fresh home-made pasta.  Lots of choices at this popular establishment. The lobster roll is Crab & Claw’s signature dish, however it will set you back around B1000.

Gulliver’s

Bangkok restaurant reviewsAlways good value at Gulliver’s in Sukhumvit Soi 5, excellent bar to watch your favorite sports. Food is consistently good & terrific atmosphere for a sports bar as is the one in Beach Rd Pattaya.

Gulliver’s Sports bar

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A very good sports bar that often has some nice Thai girls at the bar.

Finish on a high at Vertigo and Moon Bar

Vertigo Moon BarVertigo and Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree Hotel located at 21/100 Sathon Tai, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10500. Another breath-taking view of the Bangkok skyline.

Very nice restaurant

Bangkok restaurant reviewsChez Pape is right up my alley, it’s also up the small alley off Soi 11 just past Cheap Charlie’s.

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Bangkok from the Moon bar at Vertigo

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Sit back and enjoy the Bangkok city view.

Terrific food court at Siam Centre

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A great variety of food here.

David Herd at Le Maverick

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It closed for a while, I hope it has re-opened.

Good food at Le Maverick

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Bon Vivant Bangkok

Bangkok restaurants reviewsThanks for dropping by folks, here I am at Sirocco paying a huge amount for an Australian red, however the view is worth it. Bon Vivant Bangkok was a pleasure to present to you. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter.    

Seafood salad at Sirocco

Seafood salad Sirocco

Excellent food as you would expect but very expensive.

Centre-Point hotel from Sirocco.

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Magnificent sunset at Sirocco.

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Breeze on the 53rd floor.

Breeze State Tower Here is a tip if you want to save some money, have a couple of pre dinner drinks at the Sky bar  on the 64th floor then go down to Breeze on the 53rd floor and dine there, much better value.

Spectacular lights at Breeze.

Bangkok restaurant reviews Please click on Google + to help my page ranking.    

Shangri-La Buffet

Bangkok restaurant reviews

The 5 star Shangri-La hotel on the river has several restaurants to choose from. I found the best value was their incredible buffet featuring Sushi, Alaskan crab, shrimp, Dim Sum, soups, B-B-Q & a terrific selection of deserts. Free flow wine & beer was included for 2,250 Baht or $77 AUD.

There was a nice surprise when I paid the bill,  received a 15% discount for using my Platinum Visa card. So the price came down to $65. Considering I had 5 glasses of wine from Chile, it was super deal.

Seafood at the Shangri-La

Bangkok restaurant reviews

A great Bangkok buffet.

Shangri-La hotel

Shangri-La hotel

There is a large outdoor area where you can watch the boats on the busy Chao Phraya River.

Chao Phraya River.

Bangkok restaurant reviews

A lovely spot by this mighty river

Dinner cruise

 photo Shangri-la dinner cruiseThe Shangri-La has a dinner cruise leaving at 7.30 every night.

Vintage at Silom

Bangkok restaurant reviewsWhat a great find this was, I was strolling around the back streets of Silom and stumbled across this very nice Italian restaurant with super friendly staff.

Vintage

Vintage Silom

Good food, nice atmosphere, a large selection of wine & friendly staff, what more would you want?  😀

Fettuccine with scallops & rock lobster  at Vintage

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 Vintage at Silom

Bangkok restaurant reviewsYou will find the Vintage at 19 Silom Soi 21

Basilico Pizzeria in Soi 33

Basilico Pizzeria Soi 33

At the other side of the city in Sukhumvit Soi 33 is another very good Italian restaurant Basilico Pizzeria. Good atmosphere and excellent pizzas. Have a pre dinner drink at “The Office” a very good sports bar just around the corner at Sukhumvit Soi 33, Wattana.

Basilico Pizzeria

Bangkok restaurant reviews

Good atmosphere and excellent pizzas.

Oxtail stew at Bus Stop

Bangkok restaurant reviewsFor over 10 years I have been going to the Bus Stop in Sukhumvit Soi 4 to have their Oxtail stew. I spent 3 days in Bangkok last week and managed to have it twice for lunch even though the price has almost doubled in 4 years, it is still only 350 Baht or $10 AUD.

I introduced a guy & he is also hooked.

Bangkok restaurants reviewsHere is my friend John Martin AKA Pothole at the Bus stop Sukhumvit Soi 4 Nana.

Buss Stop Soi 4 Nana

Bangkok restaurant reviews

Don’t expect too much at the Bus Stop, it’s a good value bar with excellent low priced food, and the Oxtail is to die for.

Hanrahans Irish pub

Hanrahans Irish pubRight next door to the Bus Stop is Hanrahans Irish pub & sports bar. Good pub food and lots of screens showing all the popular sports.

Quintessential English breakfast.

Bangkok restaurant reviewsBreakfast 180 Baht or $6 AUD.

Monsoon restaurant in Soi 8 Nana, great food.

Bangkok restaurant reviews A couple of streets away from the Bus Stop is a terrific restaurant in Soi 8, Monsoon.

Calzone at Monsoon

Bangkok restaurant reviewsBill Austin from England likes Monsoon.

Beef & Oyster sauce at Monsoon.

Bangkok restaurant reviews

Prior to the beef I had a very good pumpkin soup, my friend had an Australian steak which was magnificent.

Great prawn dish at Monsoon

Bangkok restaurant reviews

The food and the décor are excellent at Monsoon.

Gulliver’s

Bangkok restaurant reviewsAlways good value at Gulliver’s in Sukhumvit Soi 5, excellent bar to watch your favorite sports. Food is consistently good & terrific atmosphere for a sports bar as is the one in Beach Rd Pattaya.

Gulliver’s Sports bar

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Some guys will park anywhere in Bangkok.

Finish on a high at Vertigo and Moon Bar

Vertigo Moon BarVertigo and Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree Hotel located at 21/100 Sathon Tai, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10500. Another breath-taking view of the Bangkok skyline.

Very nice restaurant

Bangkok restaurant reviewsChez Pape is right up my alley, it’s also up the small alley off Soi 11 just past Cheap Charlie’s.

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Bangkok from the Moon bar at Vertigo

Vertigo Moon Bar Banyan tree

Terrific food court at Siam Centre

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Bangkok shopping malls have many great restaurant choices.

David Herd at Le Maverick

Bangkok restaurants reviews

Le Maverick Restaurant will ceased its operation on Saturday 26 September 2015.

Good food at Le Maverick

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Bon Vivant Bangkok

Bangkok restaurants reviewsThanks for dropping by folks, here I am at Sirocco paying a huge amount for an Australian red, however the view is worth it. Thanks for visiting my Bangkok restaurant reviews photo blog.

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