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The Peninsula Bangkok has two main dining outlets. The better known is Cantonese fine-dining restaurant Mei Jiang. The elegant, sun-drenched dining room features carpeted floors, starched table linens, teak accents and attentive service. Latticed wooden windows offer splendid views of the lawn and the river beyond. Mei Jiang is beloved for its made-to-order dim sum menu, with delicate offerings like the crispy Japanese turnip rolls wrapped in rice noodles. For special occasions, get one of their diverse set menu options.
More casual though equally memorable is the home-style Thai restaurant, Thiptara, which offers a mostly al fresco tropical garden setting under a large banyan tree, surrounded by traditional teak Thai houses from Chiang Mai. Try the deep-fried catfish salad with grilled river prawns.
The outdoor River Bar has sofa seating close to the water so you can watch the river traffic while sipping a sundowner.