The Coca family (do not think badly of the name), has dedicated over 20 years to restoration and has several locations scattered around Bangkok. I visited a friendly local restaurant that can be found in a Thai style house from the time of King Rama VI, in the heart of Silom Road. It has a large mango tree in the front yard, which the name of the restaurant originated from. The restaurant, decorated with wooden furniture and flowers, has a friendly atmosphere with an indoor area with air conditioning and an outdoor patio with fans which is very nice and where live Thai classical music is performed at night. The menu offers a wide variety of traditional dishes from all of the regions in Thailand. For example: Po Tuon - seafood with chili paste and coconut milk, seasoned with herbs; Shrimp Pad Thai - large shrimps wrapped in a tortilla, served with crunchy vegetables; Pla Chon Wang Chao - fried fish with fresh coconut sauce, chili and tamarind, served with vegetables; Choo Chee Goong Nang - large freshwater shrimps sauteed in Choo Chee curry sauce. I ate Choo Chee Goong Nang. It was delightfully spicy!
Among the many facilities, bars and restaurants in the Bangkok Dusit Thani hotel, the Lobby Lounge was my favorite. It's on the ground floor of the hotel and offers fantastic views of the garden. It's open every day of the week from 7am until 1am. They serve soft drinks, cocktails, and snacks. I'd really recommend a visit!
The Brasserie restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok, located on one of the most central streets of the city like Silom Road, close to the Patpong night market. It's described as casual-chic, and is open daily from 06.00 am with a breakfast buffet. Open the whole day until 22.30 hours, it also serves as many dinners as lunches. The choices for both meals are: 1) international buffet with Thai products or 2) All inclusive menu with all sorts of fresh products from the daily market. It is an excellent option and in addition to the fact that is is open all day it's very convenient.
The Orchid Lounge restaurant is on the ground floor of the Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok on Silom Street, one of the best areas of Bangkok. It's a good place to get a sandwich or a snack, or grab a cocktail. The restaurant is open 24 hours a day, making it perfect if you want a bite to eat and don't want room service, which is often overpriced.
The Sky Coffee Shop is located on the 18th floor of the Hotel Baiyoke in Bangkok. It's an unique place to eat for a couple of reasons. Firstly, you can see the chef cooking in the kitchen with clay pots and it's interesting to see what he's doing. The food is very good and cheap, but the dessert menu is a definite highlight. Great views of the city too from the huge windows. No need to stay at the hotel to eat at the restaurant, but if you are staying here you get a 10% discount. Open all day, so a good option if you lose track of the time.
Clean and always almost empty. The decor is modern, the service is friendly and fast, and the food is quick and tasty. A wide selection of western food, mainly based on fish dishes. The special price is an excellent option: classic fish and chips only costs 99 baht (Monday to Friday), and you can have a salad for 35 baht. In Bangkok there are two, one on the fifth floor of Terminal 21, and the other on the seventh floor of Central World.
Ratchadamnoen Klang is a street that has a great atmosphere and you can find considerably cheaper prices than on the expensive and parallel Khao San Road. It has all kinds of restaurants, but my favorite is definitely one called the Cool Corner because of the excellent quality and the value for money. Only once did I find that the dish I ordered didn't seem to be what I hoped for. The squid, which you can see in the pictures, was ridiculously small and did not seem worth the 160 bath I paid for it (remember that this is Asia...). Otherwise, the food was very good(especially the noodles with vegetables and prawns that you can also see in the pictures) and I paid good prices. You can buy Chang Beer for 60 bath, simple "rice with ..." dishes for 60 or 70 bath, or more elaborate dishes such as the secret BBQ pork for 90 bath. Also, Red Snapper costs between 250 and 300 bath. Of all of the restaurants that are in the area, and after having kissed a lot of frogs, I recommend it without hesitation. In a week, I went back four times.