10 new Michelin starred restaurants in Thailand worth a visit

The second edition of the Michelin guide Bangkok has just been released and this year, has expanded to include Phuket and Phang-Nga as well. The results showed 23 restaurants in Bangkok and Phuket had achieved a star, while four establishments in the capital clinched two. Restaurant Sühring, was upgraded from one star in the previous guide, to two this time and a new lone entry in Phuket marks the island getaway’s first star. Here are 10 new restaurants in Thailand that have just earned a place in the list.

1. Canvas

Serving both six and nine course tasting menus, this restaurant features Thai ingredients while bringing in flavours from all over the globe. They change their menu seasonally, so you will certainly be in for a unique dining experience.

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2. Gaa

Garima Arora, the executive chef of the restaurant, has become the first Indian woman to receive a Michelin star. Gaa offers a choice of 10 and 14 course tasting menu, both of which have wine and juice pairings available. They even have a menu specially dedicated to vegetarians.

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3. Le Du

With a focus on the seasonal produce of Thailand, chefs here combine their modern cooking techniques to dishes that are the cream of the crop. Opt either for their four course menu; which allows you to select the dish of your choice for every course, or have a go at their six course tasting menu.

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4. Methavalai Sorndaeng

This is the adjoining restaurant of the Methavalai Residence hotel in Bangkok. Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine in a fine dining setting at this restaurant, with the highlight being their steamed duck.

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5. PRU

The only restaurant on the list from Phuket, this restaurant offers Western cuisine with a local touch. What really makes it unique is the fact that they use ingredients from their very own farm, which ensures a freshness of ingredients. They have six and eight course menus available, as well as a six course vegetarian menu.

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6. R-Haan 

An opportunity to enjoy traditional local food in a fine-dining environment, R-Haan offers three different three-course menus all of which give you a choice of appetiser, main, and dessert, served with an amuse bouche.

7. Sorn

This restaurant has been serving up authentic Thai fare to locals for over 20 years. Their menu boasts a wide variety of dishes, ranging from appetisers to sharing plates, and even dessert. They have lunch specials available as well, and offer take-out and delivery services.

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8. Saawaan 

This fine-dining Thai restaurant is set in a converted shophouse in the heart of Bangkok. Each of its dishes represents a common technique or concept found in traditional Thai cooking. They offer a single 10-course tasting menu, with an option of adding tea or wine pairing as well.

9. Suan Thip

Feast on delectable Thai cuisine in the midst of the visually appealing flora and fauna. Their à la carte menu has a wide range of local dishes to choose from, and one of their house specials include their Kaeng Kee Lek (herb curry with salted fish). On special occasions, they offer themed dinner menus as well.

10. Ruean Panya

Enjoy the homely feel and artsy décor of this place, while tasting the food personally cooked by the owner herself. They are best known for their seafood. Have a go at their Mud crab coconut dip or ‘Lhon Pu’ and toasted giant prawn.

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