It's a hotel restaurant, but you feel as though you're stepping into a Thai village, simple, cool and spacious, a refuge from the mad bustle of Bangkok.
Thiptara, which means 'heaven on water', is set beside the Chao Praya River, and is so utterly dreamy and romantic that if you're not with someone you love, you wish you were.
It feels very Eastern with the softly lilting live music and flickering candles, and the silvery river meandering by.
The restaurant is built on wooden decking in lush tropical gardens, nestled under a majestic Banyan tree.
You can choose to eat in the teak open air pavilions or a table right beside the river.
The overall feel is simple and authentic, with attentive, welcoming staff always on hand.
The food is traditional Thai home cooking, fresh, mouth watering, and one of the best Thai restaurants in the city.
This is a five star hotel dining room, combined with the grace and simplicity of a home in the countryside .
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