Beside the river promenade, next to the Wat Ratchaburana and the Wat Phra Si Sanphet, there is a boutique hotel that is amazed as a paradise. The restaurant in this hotel has the most beautiful view on the river bank of Ayutthaya. When you open the iron gate, walk along the curved red wall aisle, and you will come to Sala Ayutthaya’s restaurant. Unlike the simple style of the red brick and white wall, the slightly industrial design in the restaurant adds a lot of warmth to it.
The restaurant is divided into indoor and outdoor dining areas. The large glass windows not only provide good lighting, but also the view of the Chao Phraya River. The outdoor seats can bring all the exquisiteness of the river into your eyes. On the other side of the river is Phutthaisawan Temple. The restaurant provides breakfast, dinner and drinks. With such a view, it seems that you won’t get tired after eating for a day there.
The morning sun is just right, although it will be a little hot, sitting in the semi-open outdoor area, leaning on the sofa cushions, eating breakfast in Sala Ayutthaya Eatery & Bar feels very comfortable. In the afternoon, when ordering desserts or drinks, with the river breeze blowing, you will feel that time seems to slow down. When night falls, candles are placed on the tables and chairs by the river, lights are lit on both sides, and the ancient temples reflect the river. The historical traces of the ancient city and the modern brilliance seem to be frozen in the space, making people feel like being in another time and space.
The quality of the restaurant is said to be comparable to that of a five-star restaurant, and the prawn platter can be said to be the signature here. Speaking of prawns in Ayutthaya, for foodies, it is a delicacy that you will regret if you don’t taste it.
The shrimp body is much larger than the palm of your hand. The meat is firm and sweet. Whether it is grilled or baked, it is enough to make people salivate. In addition to the prawns that you have to try, the prawn platter in the restaurant also has seafood such as mussels and squid, with three special sauces, which are so delicious that you can’t stop.
Even if you can’t stay in Sala Ayutthaya for one night, you can enjoy the same view just by ordering a drink in the restaurant.
Address: 9/2 Moo 4, U-Thong Road, Pratu Chai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 13000 Thailand
Phone number: 66-35-242-588