While the title of this post may be hokey, the restaurant it describes is anything but. The In Love restaurant, located conveniently at the Thewet pier river taxi stop, is a must for anyone passing through this gorgeous city.
The easiest way to get there is by river taxi, which is also one of the nicest ways of touring around the city. As you leave the pier, the In Love restaurant is directly on your right. You enter through a canopy of tropical plants into the restaurant interior, which has both indoor and patio dining. Unless there’s a monsoon, you must eat outside. Watching the hectic symphony of boats on the river is mesmerizing, along with some stunning views of the Rama VIII Bridge.
In most restaurants with a rich atmosphere, the food usually pales. I am pleased to tell you that this is not the case with the In Love. The service is prompt and polite and can offer the guest a standard variety of beverages, plus cocktails as there is an in-house bar. The menu is comprised of a lot of classic Thai dishes, including both seafood and chicken based plates. What I ordered though is something I still talk about and have yet to find anywhere else.
Basil crispy chicken. It sounds so simple, but was the single most memorable meal I had in Bangkok. Unusual for a Thai meal, at least ones I have had, was the fact it was crispy and not sautéed and the combination of basil and light garlic was pure heaven. I think we ate other things, but all was erased by this one dish. If they still have it, and I hope they do, I would strongly advise you give it a try.
So, about an hour before sunset, head out on a river taxi to Thewet and watch the sunset with a glass of wine (or Singha) in hand.
In Love Restaurant
Thewet pier stop
2/1 Krung Kasem Road
Khwaeng Sam Phraya
+66 2 281 2900