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The most affordable Michelin star restaurants in Thailand

Vaseline 2 months ago

Innovative Thai cuisine, modern French dishes, the flavors of India and more – here are the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurants in Thailand. Often serving smaller menus or set lunches, here is your chance to dine without having to worry about your wallet.

If you want to dine and dine at restaurants that will satisfy your taste buds without breaking the bank, then our list of the least expensive Thailand-based Michelin-starred restaurants is tailor-made just for you. Whether you want to enjoy Thai cuisine with innovative twists, modern French dishes or organic Neo-Indian cuisine, here are the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurants in Bangkok and beyond.

(Hero image: Saneh Jaan; featured image: Haoma)

The most affordable Michelin star restaurants in Thailand

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Blue by Alain Ducasse

A dining experience at Blue by Alain Ducasse features fine French cuisine accompanied by panoramic views of the Chao Phraya River. The restaurant is served in a grand setting and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the metropolis. It offers modern French cuisine prepared with seasonal products. Diners can choose between a lunch menu and a dinner menu.

Place: Blue by Alain Ducasse Unit L101, 1st Floor, ICONLUXE, ICONSIAM Mall, 299 Charoennakorn Road, Klongtonsai, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600
Contact: [email protected] | +66 65 731 2346
Nearest BTS/MRT: Saphan Taksin (BTS)
Opening hours: Thursday-Monday, 12:00-13:45 (lunch) | Tuesday-Wednesday, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM (dinner)
Price range: THB 2,950-7,500
Mood: Luxury riverside dining meets chic French flavors in a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere

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House Dunand

Inspired by his Alpine origins and global culinary travels, Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier greets guests with modern French cuisine at Maison Dunand. The mountain-inspired establishment offers an elegant atmosphere and an impressive selection of fine French wines. Diners can choose between a lunch menu and a dinner menu.

Place: 55 Sathon Soi 10, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Contact: [email protected] | +66 65 639 0515
Nearest BTS/MRT: Phrom Phong (BTS)
Opening hours: Thursday-Tuesday, 12:00-13:30 (lunch) and 18:30-20:30 (dinner)
Price range: THB 1,950-6,800
Mood: Homely yet luxurious, such as dining in chef Arnaud’s own chalet

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Nahm

For gastronomes looking for authentic Thai cuisine with an innovative twist, Nahm serves dishes with an emphasis on fresh, intensive flavors prepared by Chef Pim. The eatery showcases Thailand’s best offerings by sourcing ingredients from Thai artisans, small-scale farmers and fishermen. Diners can choose between a lunch menu and a dinner menu, with vegetarian and vegan options available for both.

Place: 27 South Sathorn Road Tungmahamek Sathorn Bangkok 10120
Contact: [email protected] | +66 2 625 3388
Nearest BTS/MRT: Sala Daeng (BTS), Lumphini (MRT)
Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12:00-14:00 (lunch) & 18:00-21:00 (dinner)
Price range: THB 1,200-3,400
Mood: Relaxed and intimate, with simple dishes packed with flavor

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Côte by Mauro Colgreco

Experience a refined, tranquil dining atmosphere inspired by the Riviera on Côte by Mauro Colagreco. The dishes served at Capella Bangkok’s award-winning eatery are a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional recipes and culinary heritage of the French and Italian Riviera. Expect a luminous, sophisticated interior with panoramic views of the Chao Phraya River. Diners can choose between a lunch and dinner menu.

Place: 300/2 Charoenkrung Road, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
Contact: [email protected] | +66 2 098 3818
Nearest BTS/MRT: Phrom Phong (BTS)
Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12:00-14:00 (lunch) & 18:00-22:00 (dinner)
Price range: THB 2,250-6,500
Mood: Modern, sophisticated, with fantastic river views and unparalleled service

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Saneh Jaan

Embark on a culinary journey at Saneh Jaan, where the finest ingredients from all corners of Thailand are carefully selected to create exquisite dishes. Here, traditional Thai recipes are elevated to new heights through a diverse selection of gastronomic offerings. The menu features well-crafted classics alongside rare vintage recipes. Diners can choose between a lunch and dinner menu, with vegetarian options available for both.

Place: 130-132 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Contact: [email protected] | +66 2 650 9880 and +66 62 534 3394
Nearest BTS/MRT: Floen Chit (BTS)
Opening hours: Daily, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM (lunch) and 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (dinner)
Price range: THB750-2,650
Mood: Thai traditional recipes shine in a cozy yet urban space

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Haoma

Haoma, Thailand’s first urban farm and zero-waste eatery, serves modern Indian cuisine made with local, organic and sustainable ingredients. The Bangkok-based Neo-Indian fine dining restaurant combines Thai ingredients with Indian heritage, as presented in the form of tasting menus and other menus. Diners can choose between an 11-course menu, a 15-course menu and a weekend lunch menu, with vegetarian options available on all three menus.

Place: 231, 3 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Contact: [email protected] | +66 92 891 8222
Nearest BTS/MRT: Phrom Phong (BTS)
Opening hours: Daily, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM (lunch) and 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (dinner)
Price range: THB 2,950–4,700
Mood: ‘Grammable and rich in taste, with a unique herb garden

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PRU

For those who want to dine in the company of the sea, sand and sun, we recommend that you reserve a spot at the Phuket eatery, where a gastronomic journey from community to plate awaits. At PRU, which stands for “plant, raise, understand,” the food crafted and served pays tribute to Thailand’s bountiful seasonal ingredients, with an emphasis on seafood and plants. Diners can choose between a lunch menu, a dinner menu and a plant-based menu.

Place: 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Contact: [email protected] | +66 76 683 344
Opening hours: Friday-Saturday, 12:00-15:00 (lunch) | Tuesday-Saturday, 6:00 PM-10:30 PM (dinner)
Price range: THB 2,950–4,700
Mood: Contemporary, beautiful, surprising

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