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Since 1958, The Le Normandie has been the apex of formal dining in Thailand. The ultra-elegant restaurant, atop the renowned Mandarin Oriental, offers panoramic views of Thonburi and the Chao Phraya River. The dining room glistens, from place settings to chandeliers, and the warm tones of the butter-yellow silks impart a delicious glow. Perfectly manicured flora and fauna fill the room with fragrance and color. Some of the world’s highest-ranked master chefs have made guest appearances here, adding their unique touches to the various menus, all of which change regularly. In 2018, under the guidance of chef Arnaud Dunand-Sauthier, Le Normandie was awarded two Michelin stars. The five- or seven-course set menus showcase the talents of the kitchen with signatures like sea urchin and potato foam with champagne sauce. The service, as you might expect in such an establishment, is impeccable with no detail overlooked. If you want to indulge your sweet tooth, ask to look at the dessert trolley—it overflows with appealing options. Wines of every caliber pepper the extensive wine list.