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Colonial Bistro

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Sathorn
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167/2 Sathorn7, South Sathorn Rd., Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 2 679 0799
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Newport Beach, California
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Having lunch at the Colonial Bistro is like stepping into a different world away from the hustle of the Silom area. Bright white old colonial home turned into a restaurant, offering reasonable Thai lunch specials. Note: the portions are small, but delightful, and mostly spicy. A great place to enjoy a calm lunch or go with colleagues for a celebration

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Thank ZiaHansen
Paris, France
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Very good fusion of Thai and European cuisine. The service suffers a little because English among the staff is poor- so unless you speak Thai- make sure your translate app is working. No wifi even though they advertise that they have it.

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Thank Sanjeev S
Bangkok
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2013

This is a nice restaurant located in Business area. We went there with my aunt and she ordered steak for me and my husband. We have been living in Europe for so long and can tell that here is the nice place to eat steak. This place is cozy and lovely, nice place to hang out with friends, family and... More 

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Thank Sumita M
Singapore
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

This restaurant begs and gets the award of the worst restaurant I have been in over last 20 years across 25 odd countries - and I eat at restaurants on an average 2-3 times a week. When I went there for the first time, I thought it was an outlier incident - after all the location is good. But then... More 

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Thank I_too_enjoy_travel
blue_beau, Owner at Colonial Bistro, responded to this review

After receiving your feedback that full of anger and disappointed, we would like to apologize for all that matter and thank you for your response and promise to improve our service better in the future. Though given word "the worst restaurant" still questioning us. We still believe that we still got other good marks in term of quality of food,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2013

My partner and I shared a lovely, romantic dinner here over a year ago, after being fortunate enough to read a rave review in a Thai Engligh-language newspaper. The food was exquisite and very reasonably priced, and the atmosphere was elegant and sophisticated. So when we were in Bangkok again recently with 2 friends we were thrilled to be able... More 

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1 Thank Lucie789
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2013

Went to this place today and have never experienced such slow service of meals. Waitress was fine but after 50min of waiting for my lunch it was time to get up and leave for next meeting. Wish I could comment on food but unfortunately did not get to try. Seems ridiculous that they offer lunch menu in the business district... More 

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3 Thank bkkfoodie
blue_beau, Owner at Colonial Bistro, responded to this review

As the owner of Colonial Bistro, I would like to apologize for what happened and for the time you wasted. Our explanation as I investigated after you rejected the Chicken pesto crepe dish is there was an technical error with the printer in the kitchen that did not print out the order at the manner of time. When the waitress... More 

Brisbane
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Beautiful Elegant Restaurant in the heart of Sathorn district. We found it by accident, thought it was a nice coffee shop until we went upstairs to the beautifully furnished dining area. Thai and Western food is good quality, professional friendly staff. A breath of fresh air, like this place very much.

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1 Thank toresfan
Bangkok, Thailand
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2012 via mobile

The interior design is nice. The atmosphere is very cosy. I order fried Kway Teow with Karaage chicken. Such a good menu!

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1 Thank Yong M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
International, Thai
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167/2 Sathorn7, South Sathorn Rd., Bangkok 10120, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Sathorn
  • Neighbourhood: Sathorn
  • Phone Number: +66 2 679 0799
Description
Dating back around 100 years during the reign of King Rama VI, a crystal-clear canal ran through Sathorn Road surrounded by shady tamarind trees. Colonial-style houses with Western culture's influence could be witnessed along both sides of the road. After years of disappearance, Colonial Bistro has returned to life offering home-made authentic Thai cooking, yet with the perfect blend of the Western taste, reminding us of the harmonious Colonial and Thai cultures in the old days.

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Sathorn
Sathorn is Bangkok’s central business district, but here you’ll find much more than international banks and suited-up office workers. Take a stroll along the small alleys between the skyscrapers and you’ll find yourself among Bangkokians living life at a much slower pace. Feast on fantastic Thai food which you can find in the town-house restaurants, office food courts and sidewalk food stalls spread all over the area, especially around St. Louis Hospital. A visit to Sathorn is not complete without a drink at one of the glitzy sky bars perched atop its skyscrapers.
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