The heart of Bangkok’s business district hosts the dynamic club dining venue, Ku De Ta. Hedonists flock to this expanding brand that has made its way to The City of Angels from Balivia Singapore. Ku De Ta Singapore is on top of the famous Marina Bay Sands and the brand
new Bangkok edition is just as ambitious and far more spacious. Taking up the top two floors of the Sathorn Square Building, bars, lounges, restaurants and entertainment areas are spread out over several rooms, each with their own theme. In total there are two clubs, seven bars, three restaurants and some private rooms, the unique expanse of luxury and diversity has won Ku De Ta international awards and acclaim.
Bangkok is entering a new phase of entertainment as the adventurous set look for the next big thing, and the fusion of size and luxury that this vast, eclectic lifestyle venue will
surely meet their demands. From the opening Ku De Ta has aimed to redefine the nightlife scene of Thailand’s capital, multiple level dance platforms, world renowned chefs, and some bespoke cocktails will surely do just that.
Sathorn Square Building, 39th & 40th Floors,
98 North Sathorn Road, Bangkok
The central premise of this lovely, home cooking style cafe is just that; a taste of home away from, or maybe even your grandma’s cooking. Run by a husband and wife combo, Steve is actually Thai and it was his wife’s mother who originally gave them the idea for the restaurant. Staying true to their roots, the cafe is housed in an elegant, riverside shophouse from the 1950’s and the owners have kept to this design with the view out to the Chao Phraya River and the ambiance being relaxing as ever. This is not a rushed establishment, everything takes time andno meals are cooked in advance, so relax and enjoy sitting surrounded by the glory of classic Bangkok.
There are no signs or advertisement hoardings, so you have to know the scent of mother’s cooking, and the sunset over the river should draw you near. The sleepy back streets will help you know you’re on the right track and all the locals will know Steve’s, this place gets rave reviews for its salubrious setting but also for its food. The menu covers every region of Thailand as wells dishes influenced or derived from China and other nearby countries. The cafe opens for lunch and stays open till late at night.
68 Sri Ayuthaya Road, Soi Sri Ayuthaya 21
(Devet), Vachiraphayabaan, Dusit, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 8 1868 0744, +66 (0) 2281 0915,
+66 (0) 2280 2989
When you’re finished shopping and tired from walking the boardwalk of Asiatique, this brickwork establishment is the perfect place to unwind in intellectual comfort. The theme, as you may have guessed is black and white and everything, down to the jewellery worn by the waitresses and outside the chess theme is even more lavish, oversized chess pieces artfully line the outside of the bar.
The building is strong, industrial brickwork and the low slung chairs and tables and comfortably chic sofas facing the stage that runs down the middle put you in mind of a moodily lit after hours bar, which is exactly what Checkmate is.The bar behind is sizeable and the low, amber lighting perfectly complements the quality of liquor on sale. Food is a mixture of Thai and international cuisine, with seafood being the favourite.
There are bands playing regularly in the evening and the bar and restaurant area is often full with locals after work as well as tourists unwinding after a long day of shopping and sightseeing.
ASIATIQUE THE RIVERFRONT, Warehouse 10
Charoenkrung Road, Wat Prayakrai,
Bangkor Laem, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2108 4704, +66 (0) 8 9503 5206