This will be my Restaurant Tips of the World Famous Vertigo Resturant and Moon Bar of the famed Banyan Tree Resort Hotel in Sathorn Road Bangkok.
The bar and restaurant are closed if there are persistent strong rains and winds, otherwise when there is a slight drizzle, then prepare you umbrellas! The Attire is Smart Casual.
The Vertigo Restaurant and Moon Bar is the most famous Bangkok institution for a romantic and altitude busting dining and cocktails. Baiyoke Sky tower maybe the tallest building in Thailand by the Views around the Vertigo Restaurant and Moon Bar of the Banyan Tree Hotel is among the best in the world! The Vertigo Restaurant and Moon Bar is situated at the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel in Sathorn Road and is shaped like a sail less cruising ship on top of a building. the vertigo restaurant is at the center of this ship like structure and the moon bar is on the both edges. They have the same set of chairs and tables and wait staff but the difference is that when you are going to have cocktails at the moon bar, no reservations are needed, while dining at the middle Vertigo Restaurant means having dinner reservations beforehand.
Opens: 5:00 pm to 1:00 am everyday. (moon bar)
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm everday (vertigo restaurant)
Favorite Dish The prices of the restaurant meals here is very expensive (although prices at the Sirocco Restaurant at Lebua at State Tower is more expensive) as they have price fix specials of a 5 course set meal at 100 US dollars per person without drinks included. Ala Carte orders are like $ 50 for an order of the Vertigo Appetizer Plate, $ 70 for a Roasted Snow Fish and $ 120 fora Tenderloin Wagyu. The Moon Bar again does not need reservations and there is no entrance fee (but no smoking too!, the allowed smoking area will be at the 52snd floor at the Latitude Lounge and Bar). Locally Brewed Beers like Singha or Chang or San Miguel or Heineken or Leo Beer will cost 250 baht per bottle and imported beers like Tiger, Asahi, Budweiser or Stella Artois at 320 baht per bottle. Cocktails like their specials the Vertigo Sunset, at 350 baht a glass and other cocktails at also 350 baht per glass like the thai sabai, singapore sling, mai tai, zombie, tequila sunrise, tom collins and more.
This is not about the food they serve or a good wine list. This is about just being there. Vertigo is situated on the 62nd floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel and is open air. The food is mostly fine dining, small portions but good. The wine list is extensive. The Bar is well stocked. I think one should just go to this place to grab a drink and sit and enjoy the experience. The view is THE WHOLE CITY on either side. Its the highest openair restaurant in Asia. Great experience.
Favorite Dish Cocktails.... Dirty Martinis and Bloody Marys are delicious. :)
1. Vertigo Grill
The Vertigo Grill is an open-air rooftop restaurant, sitting on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel. The views are stunning and everlasting! The perfect place for a romantic tête-à-tête, glamorous cocktail party or fashion launch.
2. Moon Bar
If the Vertigo Grill is a little over-budget, I recommend the adjacent Moon Bar. Sitting right behind the Vertigo Grill, the bar offers the same stunning views and offers all kinds of drinks, with a big variety of cocktails and wines. Perfect for a quick stop-over on the way back to your hotel after dinner...
We spent an hour at the Moon Bar and paid 950 Baht for one glass of German wine and one cocktail, including tax and service charges. Quite reasonable!
Dress code: smart casual (no shorts, slippers, sleeveless shirts (for men), etc.)
Favorite Dish Heard about the great view up there and went have a look.. Was shock and awe by the breath-taking view of nite-time Bangkok from 61th flr.. Had a beer and snap some photos.. This place is really a great escape from the city's heat and smog.
This restaurant is the highest open air restaurant in the world, located on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel on what used to be a helicopter landing pad. Not for anyone with a fear of heights for as the name "Vertigo" implies it does make you dizzy. You can also just go to the Moonbar for drinks. It is very breezy up there so it's a nice relief from the Bangkok heat.
please look at 2nd picture below.
Vertigo is an open-air rooftop lounge which is the place where everyone wants to spend a special night with their boyfriends/girlfriends. LOL
Champagne and various selection of cocktails, wines...
You will love it !
there is a moon bar ...the highest al fresco bar in the Asia Pacific, with a stunning venue.
Favorite Dish Barbecued seafood, , 'Grilled Scallops in a Shell with Toasted Hazelnut and Coriander Butter' and 'Grilled Oysters with Parmesan Cheese'
. Opening hours: 5pm - 12am
Food, ambience, surroundings? Surroundings ! I mean you are up there fifty odd stories high ON THE ROOF for crying out loud ! You can wave to the pilots and blow them kisses as they are coming into land at Don Muang (no you can't ...but you know what I mean).
The whole of flipping Bangkok is surrounding you. And you can't even smell one bit of it. Night time, day time, take your camera up and do that romantic thang.
The saying in BKK is "Red Sky at Night Your Pants are Alight, Red Sky In Morning then up the old Thai Wah tonight the table cloths will be flying across the roof, plates frisbeeing their way from one end to the other, and vodka martinis splish sploshing up into your partners' face. Pick a calm day to go up there is the VT finger on the pulse tip.
And then there we are, once again, into the great feel of a restaurant served by attentive staff wearing clothes washed, starched and pressed so well that they would put Unilever and Procter & Gamble's laundry detergent new product development team to the test.
Favorite Dish Do the Thai food.
Its good because it is Thai Food.
Which is probably why the Thai's eat it.
They're not daft you know.