top of page

Restaurant Bo.lan in Bangkok

Arriving in Bangkok again after the wonderful, lazy days on two of Thailand's better islands! We just chilled at the hotel as a start, finding even more interesting things to do later on the web and letting our taste buds have some rest before our first restaurant visit at Bo.Lan!


We found and fell in love with the story of Bo.Lan early while planning our journey to Thailand. Two brilliant Chefs in Duangporn Songvisava (aka Bo) and Dylan Jones meeting at Naam in London and opened their restaurant back in Bangkok in early 2009.


The name is obviously a play with Duangporn's nickname and the end of Dylan's name but it also could be a kind of presentation of the deep and respectful philosophy in their food for traditional Thai Cuisine. "Bolan" sounds like the Thai word for "vintage" and "ancient" and their tasting menu has so much tradition and history in it but at the same time an approach that feels vibrant, playful, modern, and fresh!



Entering Bo.Lan felt like coming home. So relaxed and friendly service. Don't be surprised to get served by a barefoot waitress! At Bo.Lan you eat set menus which change very often due to seasonal ingredients and the Chef's inspiration and mood which is great - knowing every dish you get is served with a lot of know-how and love put into them. Your first dish is served in the kitchen by Chef Dylan Jones and his cheering team as you enter! What a wonderful way to make an introduction!



At Bo.Lan you eat a lot of small dishes traditional Thai Style and starters came after you got a shot of strong Thai "moonshine"! We took a Beer Tasting to go with the food so as more dishes and beers arrived we also felt more and more "tipsy" but also more comfortable as well so we enjoyed every minute!



If you want to experience an evening with a lot of tasty food and super friendly service Bo.Lan is definitely an option. Real value for money spent and a food memory for life!



We'll write a longer restaurant review of Bo.Lan in Stories & Guides later with more food photos and thoughts so check that section out!


Bo.lan is a 4/5 Sticks & Spoons Recommendation!


Huggy, huggy, kissy, kissy!


// Sticks & Spoons Food Travel




Inside Bo.lan video from The World's 50 Best Restaurants (The World's 50 Best Restaurants YouTube)


Salted Spanish Mackerel at Restaurant Bo.lan (The World's 50 Best Restaurants YouTube)

331 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Where's Your Next Food Travel Destination?

Find Cheap Flight Tickets Online

For a quick and easy meta-search for the cheapest flight ticket available, Skyscanner is outstanding. Find Airfare to the right price, right away, scanning thousands of flights in one single search!

Accommodation on Your Destination

Want to book the best Hotel, Resort, Bed, and Breakfast, or even an Igloo, perfectly matching your travel budget? Booking will guide you seamlessly to the most valuable accommodation possible.

Find Your Perfect Travel Insurance

A Travel Insurance for Frequent Travelers, made by Travelers. No one understands your need better or knows what Travel Insurance should cover better than those who Travel full-time. Travel Safely!

Hassle-Free Visa Online in 3 Easy Steps

Find out if you need a Visa to Travel, purchase, and get it delivered directly online as easily as 1-2-3! The benefits are simplicity, speed, and reliable service topped off with awesome Customer Support. Travel Plans are made simple.

Find Experiences, Activities, and Tours

Join a Cooking Class, learn about Local Cuisine, Skip the Line to Museums and Attractions, Take Guided City Walking Tours, and much, much more. Get Your Guide here. Create New Memories!

Travel Resources for Travel Planning

We have gathered our best travel tips and travel hacks to start travel planning your next trip and vacation today in our Travel Store, Complete with Travel Resources. Plan how to get there, where to stay and what to do.

Get Your Guide.jpg
bottom of page