Thaifoodies return to old Bangkok to chill by the riverside at Riva Surya and review the contemporary Thai cuisine at Babble and Rum. Babble and Rum features indoor and outdoor seating – we went for a table right at the end of their spacious outdoor deck to take in the sights and sounds of the river and enjoy the sunset.
Riva Surya Bangkok Website
The Riva Surya is perfect for anyone wishing to escape the hectic pace of busy Bangkok or to make your Thailand vacation memorable. With just 68 rooms all of which feature a private balcony, this boutique hotel wonderfully embraces the relaxation of old style river life with modern conveniences we all seek.
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We started our evening with a couple signature cocktails while watching the river flow slowly past.
Tom Yum Martini (250 baht) - Vodka, triple sec, sweet and sour chili and lemongrass
Riva Finale (250 baht) - Choya umeshu, sakura syrup, lemon, mint and topped up with sprite
Rivajito (250 baht) - Mekhong, sweet and sour, mint leaf, brown sugar, lime wedge and topped up with soda
As the sun began to set we started to sample the contemporary Thai and international cuisine at Babble and Rum.
We sampled a variety of dishes from the well designed menu - Spinach and Cheese Quesadillas, Saeng Wa Goong, hearty Lentil Soup, Soft Shell Crab & Mango Salad, Duck Confit, Thai Tea Creme Brulee.
While all our dishes were yummy we highly recommend the Seang Wa Goong, Soft Shell Crab & Mango Salad and the amazing Duck Confit.
If you are looking for a casual and relaxing dinner destination that ticks all the right boxes for quality, ambiance and genuine Thai food be sure to book your table at Babble and Rum at Riva Surya - you'll thank us!
Riva Surya Bangkok
23 Phra Arthit Road
Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
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