7/F, The Ascott Sathorn Bangkok, 187 South Sathorn Road. +66 (0)2 676 6982
Minimalist and sleek, Aldo’s is The Ascott Sathorn’s underrated outdoor Mediterranean Bistro and Wine Bar. For the health conscious, its Mediterranean menu is among Bangkok’s best, featuring a heavy helping of fresh salads and seafood.
But for those who feel Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be about weight watching, they carry a heartier selection of meat-based dishes and scrumptious desserts like the melting chocolate cake.
Make sure you call in advance to reserve one of the private gazebos by their gorgeously lit pool.
2. Rang Mahal
Rembrandt Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 18, BTS: Asok. +66 (0)2 261 7100
For one night, you and your date get to be Moghul prince and princesses at the luxe Rang Mahal, a gourmet Indian restaurant set on top of the Rembrandt hotel.
Rang Mahal is 100 percent grand, from the fine cuisine and swanky ambience to the entertainment. Nibble away on traditional Moghulite curries and dishes hot off the tandoor in an exotic Indian setting as a live band croons the night away.
3. The Lake House
18 Soi Phrom Mitr, Sukhumvit Soi 39. Tel: +66 (0)2 662 6349
There is no need for a three-hour road trip to escape the big bad city when you have a quiet little haven right smack in the middle of it.
This wine bar and restaurant is an old traditional Thai house turned exotic eatery, set in a tropical forest-like garden surrounding a large pond.
For the best experience, make sure you grab one of The Lake House’s outdoor gazebos right by the lake and spend the night nibbling on their great selection of wines and tapas.
4. The Nest
33/33 Sukhumvit Soi 11. Tel: +66 (0) 26 54 6935
This chic rooftop restaurant and bar is perfect for a snuggle and cuddle session.
Pick one of The Nest’s cocoon-shaped beds and forget the world around you as you pick through dishes of Thai and Western food and indulge in more than one fish bowl martini whilst the house DJ keeps you humming to soft jazzy and bossanova beats. (And we all know what jazzy and bosanova beats do for a lady’s libido.)
Banyan Tree, 21/100 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok. Tel: +66 (0)2 679 1200
It’s a view of Bangkok unlike any other, envoking an endless stream of cliches and superlatives from travel writers around the world.
But it really doesn’t get much more romantic than this open-air rooftop venue, set on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel on Sathorn Road.
Perfect for a one-on-one rendezvous under the gorgeous night sky, woo your significant other into the bedroom with their impressive menu of steaks and grilled seafood coupled with a glass or two of premium champagne.
We’d even go so far as to say this place was designed for marriage proposals. If your date is the cheesy sort to go for that kind of thing, of course.