Playful, elegant, creative yet never devoid of flavor, the dishes at Suhring entertain and satisfy in equal measure.

And though it might be German, the only time you’ll see pork knuckle is as the wafer-thin panini sandwich that kicks off the 12-course tasting menu.

Exclusively for Citi credit card members: Get 15% discount on 12 servings set menu (Suhring Experience) excluding beverages and priority reservation for dining in the kitchen room for Citi ULTIMA, Prestige, Preferred, and Select Today – 31 Dec 17 For three years, Gaggan and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon have been battling it out for first place.

Our annual Top Tables Bangkok 2017 guide launched on Mar 29 at Attitude rooftop bar, Avani Riverside, in an event that welcomed over 200 guests comprised of chefs, restaurateurs, food industry professionals and Now in its eighth year, Top Tables is Bangkok’s most trusted guide for discerning foodies.

Sponsored by Citibank, San Pellegrino, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Singha, this year's Top Tables is compiled by a completely independent panel of 30 foodies, bloggers, journalists and F&B professionals who vote on the guide’s Official Selection (70 restaurants) and Top 30. ) This year there's a new name taking the number 1 spot: Suhring—German twins Thomas and Mathias’s modernist take on German cuisine.

“If you look at the [Top Tables] Top 10, or even the Top 30, it’s all people who are making an effort to be unique: who go to greater lengths for their produce, who reinvent something, who dig deeper into the roots of a cuisine," says editor in chief Gregoire Glachant.

"You could really go through the list and I bet every restaurant would tick at least one of those boxes.” This year, the guide has also welcomed a slew of inventive newcomers like 80/20 (#15), who have brought a fresh approach to Thai food while retaining its flavor profile; Freebird (#16), who champion the fresh ingredients of Australian cuisine; and Bunker (Official Selection), whose dishes revel in new American culinary stylings.

The full list of 100 restaurants is available as a free booklet inserted in This unique blend of German culinary traditions and high-wire contemporary cooking is a restaurant of firsts: the first time Bangkok has seen German fine dining; the first time its chefs have owned and managed their own restaurant; and the first place to topple L’Atelier from the no. Even before Suhring opened, we heard talk of twin chefs Thomas and Mathias Suhring (formerly of Mezzaluna) setting themselves up for disaster by trying to do German fine dining in Bangkok.

Any doubt was quickly put to bed when critics tried the food.

Over time, its chef, Olivier Limousin, who never fails to praise his mentor, has emerged as his own man.