Hovering between Thonglor and Ekkamai is Sukhumvit Soi 59.
It’s a short soi with a number of condo and apartment buildings, as well as a few restaurants and hotel accommodation.
This is soi is perfectly situated between the two BTS stations and a quiet location in the foodie and nightlife haven that characterises this neighbourhood.
Let’s take a look at the highlights.
The Garden of Dinsor Palace
Found between Sukhumvit Soi 59 and Soi 61 is The Gardens Bangkok — a restaurant on the grounds of the historic Dinsor Palace. The setting and architecture is truly beautiful, with the palace itself dual storey and in the colonial style. It was built in 1930 as a royal residence for HRH Princess Ramphai Prapa.
Executive chef is Autumn McTaggart, originally from Seattle, who draws heavily from French cuisine to design her dishes. There is a dinner, brunch and vegetarian menu available, all at reasonable prices.
You can also hire out the site for weddings, kids’ parties and business functions.
Mother May I Kitchen
A Thai restaurant that describes itself as a home kitchen and bakery. It’s open daily from 11am to 10pm, and is an incredibly relaxing place to meet with friends for a bite to eat. The interiors are homey, open and relaxed and the gardens green and inviting.
You Rea Guan
This is a large Korean restaurant near the Mother May I Kitchen on Soi 59. It’s comprised of two buildings: one of which is for more formal parties with advance set menus decided on in advance; and another which contains a barbecue restaurant and has a number of private rooms.