Riverside Terrace Bar at Oriental Hotel Bangkok
Riverside Terrace Bar
Restaurants and bars
Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
+66 2 659 9000
Oriental Hotel, 48 Oriental Avenue
Riverside Terrace Bar is one of the best places in Bangkok for early-evening drinks. No matter how hot it is the river breezes cool you and the river is always busy so there's plenty to see.
If you can't afford to stay at the Oriental and can't afford or don't want to eat at La Normandie then this is a very enjoyable and relatively affordable way of experiencing 5 star luxury. Leave your thongs and singlets behind though - you need to look the part.
Every time we go to Bangkok this seems to be a ritual. In fact this review is just being updated after a pleasant Bombay Sapphire and tonic on a warm August afternoon overlooking the Chayo Praya river from the Riverside Terrace Bar.
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