Life has changed. Currently surrounded by uncertainty and anxiety, many of us are struggling to come to terms with this unprecedented pandemic. The health issues, economic impact, social distancing, lock downs and global travel restrictions have all become part of life as we know it. We can only hope that in the not too distant future we can visit friends and family again whilst looking back on this period and reflecting on the worldwide impact it has had. In the meantime we are thinking back to our last trip before COVID-19 put a halt to any further travel, and are dreaming of vegan fine dining in Bangkok. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can visit these restaurants again and savour their plant based creations…
Located in the upscale Metropolitan Hotel and led by Chef Pim Techamuanvivit, Nahm has continued to entice diners to this award winning restaurant. Launched by renowned chef, David Thompson is has regularly won awards since inception in 2010; it currently sits at number 22 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and has won a Michelin star in each of the last 3 years. They offer a multi course Botany menu which is perfectly plant based. Seasonal ingredients are used throughout a selection of traditional dishes with modern twists which elevate them to the level you would expect from a restaurant of this calibre.
Considered by many to be the finest Cantonese restaurant in Bangkok, Mei Jiang at The Peninsula Bangkok boasts an enviable location overlooking lush gardens and the Chao Praya river. Chef Jackie Ho and his team serve dishes that are both beautifully presented and packed with incredible flavours. The exquisite cuisine combined with the refined ambiance and elegant service make Mei Jiang a favourite with discerning diners. There are vegan options on the a la carte menu and a wellness dim sum lunch menu which can be served vegan. As part of the excellent Green Monday initiative you can enjoy dishes using the innovative OmniMeat and a selection of new plant dishes due to be added in the near future.
The Allium Bangkok
The Allium Bangkok is the French fine dining restaurant at The Athenee, a Luxury Collection Hotel. European chef de cuisine, Roxanne Lange is of Dutch heritage but her refined cooking style is classic French inspired. You can expect impeccably presented food that will impress you with it’s complexity and creativity. With much of the produce sourced locally and organic where possible this is an ideal fit for the multi course, plant based menu on offer. This is vegan fine dining of the highest level where the food, the service and the ambiance combine to create plant based perfection.
Since 2009 on Sukhumvit 53, the husband and wife team of chef Duangporn “Bo” Songvisava and chef Dylan Jones have continued to excite diners with their refined interpretation of traditional Thai food. Currently number 19 in Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants and boasting one Michelin star, bo.lan‘s cooking style and elegant restaurant design, that encompasses three dining rooms and an outdoor area, continues to impress. The multi course ‘Bo.lan Balance’ menu is wholly vegan and takes you on a Thai culinary journey before arriving at a platter of their sumptous petit fours.
If you are also dreaming of vegan fine dining in Bangkok then you won’t go far wrong by choosing any of these 4 restaurants. Each with their own unique styles but every one creating plant based cuisine that will leave you wanting to come back for more. Let’s hope we can beat this global pandemic and make our dreams come true…
Paul Eyers is Founder of Vegan Food Quest. Vegan Food Quest have become luxury vegan travel specialists as they continue to find, eat and write about the best vegan food in the world.