The arrival of the Michelin guide to Bangkok in 2018 came with much fanfare from the local and international foodie community. Now expanded to include notable dining destinations in Chiang Mai, Phuket and Phang-Nga, the restaurants listed in the guide have inspired many a food-loving trip. Of course, Bangkok already has a well-deserved reputation for delicious food for every budget. But fear not, if your budget’s not up for pure fine dining, the bib gourmand section highlights affordable yet oh so tasty choices. Your new goal should be to try all the Michelin bib gourmand restaurants in Bangkok! Read on below to see just how many are near ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai.
Location, location, location!
Bangkok’s old town neighbourhood has a storied history! The original home of the Royal Palace as well as many noted temples, ministries and cultural institutions, it also has a thriving merchant presence. As a result, many age-old eateries are still in business serving their decades-proven recipes. This has not escaped the attentions of the Michelin guide inspectors, and there are a bevvy of bib gourmand restaurants and even two 1 star restaurants located in this particular part of Bangkok.
Michelin bib gourmand restaurants in Bangkok
- Krua Apsorn Sam Sen: Even the Thai royal family has eaten the food cooked here. Crab is the highlighted ingredient here; their star dishes are stir-fried crab with yellow chili plus crab omelette. Getting there on foot is a bit tedious, instead take a car from the hotel for around 10-15 minutes until you arrive.
- Sae Phun: A classic dish is the star here that will make many a foodie reminisce about childhood memories: Chicken stew! Enjoy it on rice or with noodles. It’s 13 minutes away by foot or only a 6 minutes car ride from the hotel.
- Phan Fa: A family-owned restaurant now in the capable hands of the 3rd generation, their top dishes feature seafood and are beloved by their die-hard fans. It’s moments away from the scenic Golden Mount, too. Get there after a 14 minute walk or a 4 minute car ride from the hotel.
- Rat Na Yot Phak 40 Years: It’s proudly stated in the restaurant name how long they’ve been at it. Be sure to try their wok-fried flat rice noodles, available fried in soy sauce or smothered in a rich gravy with assorted toppings. Add some satay for a full meal. It’s an 11 minute walk or 6 minute car ride from the hotel.
- K.Panich: Mango sticky rice is a beloved Thai dessert that is elevated to new levels of delicious here. The secret? An 80-year old family recipe. For the adventurous, be sure to try the durian sticky rice. It’s a 13 minute walk or 7 minute car ride from the hotel.
- Ten Suns: Come try braised beef noodle soup like you’ve never had before. Tender and irresistible, with a fragrant broth that comforts the soul. Choose from a 15 minute walk or 5 minute car ride from the hotel.
- Eat Pad Thai: Pad Thai gets glammed up! This street-side dish gets elevated with the use of quality and premium ingredients like UK Berkshire pork and larger than average shrimps. It’s a 12 minute walk or 7 minute car ride from the hotel.
Michelin 1 star restaurants in Bangkok
- Jay Fai: You know you have something special when you’re the first street food stall in Thailand to be awarded a Michelin star! Must-try dishes are the premium crab omelette or the drunken seafood noodles. Jay Fai’s shophouse is merely a 6 minutes car ride away or a 20 minute walk from the hotel.
- Methavalai Sorndaeng: A traditional Thai establishment serving tried and true takes on local dishes you might not easily find elsewhere. Classic décor and live music add to its charm. It’s a brisk 12 minutes walk from the hotel.
A Bangkok economy design hotel with the best location
There’s more to this ibis Styles than being the best hotel to stay at when you want to eat your way through the Michelin bib gourmand restaurants in Bangkok! Its convenient location is perfect for serious Bangkok explorers who want to experience a different side of the Big Mango. Take the time to stroll down leafy sois and experience a different kind of bustle from downtown Bangkok. Guests are minutes away from important cultural sights like The Grand Palace, or even the riverside attractions like Wat Arun or IconSiam shopping mall. Continue to the rest of Bangkok’s transit network through the extension of the MRT line. Top tip: Let the daily hotel shuttle van drop you off at Phra Arthit pier or MRT Sanamchai station! For the real explorers seeking that backpacker feeling: Grab a bus and head down south with the rest of the tourists.
Stay in comfort & style
But back to the hotel! Designed with a “colourful Thai retro” theme in mind, it features 3 different room types with 215 rooms in total. There’s just something for every traveller.
- Standard room: Classic for good reason! Available in double or twin bed configuration and in two colourways.
- Triple room: Three’s never a crowd when you stay here! Three adults can comfortably relax with one single bed and a bunk bed.
- Family room: The best room in the hotel for families or large groups! Four adults can unwind in spacious 40 sqm.
What’s more, guests can also unwind by the hotel’s signature rainbow pool. Boasting three different depths, it’s photogenic fun for the whole family. If you’re still hungry, time to grab a bite at Streats Bangkok Khaosan. Consisting of Streats Café, Streats Bar & Bistro and Streats Bakery, there’s a meal for every taste waiting to delight. If you’re an ALL (Accor Live Limitless) member, enjoy even more great deals and members-only perks.
The Michelin Guide in short:
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