Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Bangkok

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Published: January 30, 2020

Love month is here and, while Bangkok might be no romantic match for Paris, the Thai capital gets at least a little bit smoochy for Valentine’s Day. Expect cards, roses and gifts to pop up at department stores and shopping centres around the city – and if you’re looking for somewhere to spend the occasion with a loved one (or to find a loved one in the first place), then look no further.

Romantic spots for dinner and drinks

Steve Café & Cuisine - photo by Nokkie Kemakawat

The city is packed with restaurants that make the perfect place to impress a date or show your significant other how much you still care. From exclusive 5-star hotels to small, romantic restaurants tucked into hidden corners of Bangkok.

By The River and On The River

Sitting by the river opposite your loved one seems to create a romantic picture wherever you may be. Bangkok is no exception and there are tons of riverside restaurants that could create a great backdrop for your Valentine.

The first riverside restaurants that come to mind are usually the ones overlooking The Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). These include Sala Rattanakosin and The Deck. We love Steve Café & Cuisine, a 30-second walk from Thewet river pier or even a very brief shuttle boat hop for a more exclusive arrival, where the menu of hard-to-find traditional Thai dishes is complemented perfectly by the sunset views of the golden Rama 8 bridge. Almost next door is the appropriately named restaurant “In Love” although the food and atmosphere can be hit and miss.

Or perhaps spend an evening on the river on a dinner cruise. We would suggest avoiding one of the big boats and choose a more intimate option such as Suppaniga or Manohra Cruise.

Rooftop Bar & Restaurants

You can also take a high step to enjoy the Bangkok view on a rooftop. Feel the breeze of the wind while you are enjoying quality cocktails. You have plenty of choices for rooftops bar and restaurant. But we recommend you book in advance your table; you won’t be the only one to have this idea. 

For a romantic rooftop drink, you should consider:

  • Vertigo, Banyan Tree Bangkok: The famous one
  • Sky Bar, Lebua at State Tower: The Hangover reference
  • Octave, Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit: The trendy one
  • Hi-So Rooftop Bar, Sofitel So on Sathorn: With Lumpini park view
  • Red Sky Bar: The 360 Bangkok View

If you want to have dinner, here are a few options you could consider:

  • Above Eleven: The Peruvian Japanese restaurant in the heart of nightlife
  • Sirocco Sky Bar & Restaurant: The classy dome
  • Seen Restaurant & Bar: The cocktail overlooking the river
  • Le Normandie: The 2 Michelin star French restaurant
  • Penthouse Bar + Grill: Award winning destination
  • L’Appart Restaurant: The classic Parisian apartment
  • La Casa Nostra: The authentic Italian cuisine
  • Eat Sight Story: The private view on the river
  • Wild & Co.: For fun and adventure
  • Red Lotus Café: The floating market romantic destination
  • Wang Hinghoi: Feel the nature and the four elements
  • Haoma: The fine and eco-friendly cuisine
  • Suhring: The modern German
  • Sala Rim Naam: The full Thai culture inspiration, food, river view and dance

For a list of special valentines restaurant deals, check out this article by BK Magazine or our article on more great Bangkok restaurants?

Activities to do with your beloved one

Learn to cook Thai food

Photo Expique: Thai cooking with a twist

Learn to cook Thai food is a fun way to do an original activity together and to understand better about Thai culture. What better place than learning to cook Thai food at the Flower Market during valentine’s day? Expique and Market Experience offering a special Valentines promotion that if you book a class with your loved one before the 14th of February, and you can get a free roses bouquet. 

Explore Bangkok by night

We have already mention the options to take a dinner cruise and watch over Bangkok from a Rooftop bar.

Of course, if you just want to cuddle up to your partner while whizzing around Bangkok in a tuk tuk, then our Bangkok Night Lights Tuk Tuk Tour is also an option. Experience Bangkok under the moonlight, visit temples and markets and enjoy typical Thai food, and with a stop in the Flower Market, there is no excuse for not picking up that perfect bunch of roses. Or you could make it a private tour (although you will be accompanied by a guide a driver) and we can customize to offer a truly romantic and special evening.

Photo Expique: Bangkok Night Light Tuk Tuk Tour


Nothing’s better than a relaxing moment before valentine’s dinner. Why don’t you take a spa with Thai massage together before a romantic night? We recommend the oasis spa where you have different packages and different kinds of massage to rest after a day of exploring. 

Where will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day in Bangkok? Let us know in the comments!

Buying Flowers

There are flower shops all over Bangkok and they are share a common theme over Valentines – the price goes up. As always the cheapest place to get flowers is Pak Khlong Talad Flower Market and although the price doubles for Valentine’s Day, you can still get a nice bunch of roses for 600-800THB.

Explore Bangkok with Expique

At Expique our mission is to help people discover the real Bangkok and the local cultures. We do this through a range of experiences including Food Tours, Walking Tours, Tuk Tuk Tours, Cooking Classes, and Market Experiences

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