The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Siem Reap
If you're looking for fine dining in Siem Reap, then you're in for a pleasant surprise. The scene has exploded in recent years with many restaurants producing some top-quality food in luxurious surroundings. Remember to book directly on our website for the best deals and discounts around and save money with your booking.
Fine Dining in Siem Reap is growing and each year the town boasts yet another culinary delight to choose from. You’ll find the wonderful flavours and luxurious surroundings right on the doorstep of Angkor Wat. Remember, we have exclusive special offers available, so book with us for peace of mind and some great savings.
What is fine dining?
According to the Cambridge English Dictionary “fine dining” is defined as:
A style of eating that usually takes place in expensive restaurants, where especially good food is served to people, often in a formal way.
So, there we have it. A fine dining restaurant caters for the higher-end market. They are not the kind of places to turn up in your shorts and flip flops and they’ll often have a formal atmosphere.
The first thing you’ll notice when entering a “white tablecloth” restaurant is frequently the decor. You’ll often find stunning, luxurious surroundings with a quiet ambience.
Next, you’ll notice the high standard of service ensuring that fine dining etiquette is followed throughout the meal.
Then it’s down to the food and drink. You’ll often find more exotic choices on the menu and much smaller portions. There’s often many courses and wine which accompanies the food. Fine dining is also sometimes called Gourmet restaurants or Gastronomic restaurant and are places where cooking has risen to become an art form and Chefs are the centre piece of these high-end restaurants.
Chefs in these kinds of restaurants are known to be expert in their fields, knowing all cooking techniques of their region/country and are true innovators when it comes to creating new tastes and flavours.
Siem Reap, thanks to the Angkor temples, benefits from visitors from all over the world. This makes it attractive for anyone who wants to discover new food. Khmer Gastronomy is becoming more and more popular worldwide thanks to the fine dining Chefs that work very hard to be the best and to deliver an amazing experience rather than just another meal. These chefs are putting Siem Reap on the culinary map.
Usually, fine dining restaurants offer a unique set menu (or 2) without many choices. The purpose of these establishments is to offer a culinary journey to their guest, using fresh produce and last-minute preparation. This Is only possible through a narrow selection of produce and dishes (from 4 to 10 dishes per set menu).
Fine dining restaurants also tend to be on the more expensive side. It’s understandable because all that quality and luxury doesn’t come cheap.
Are Reservations Required?
The best restaurants always need to be booked in advance. If a restaurant serves excellent food, provides an amazing service and seats you in luxurious surroundings then it’s fair to say that you probably need to book in advance.
Most of the places listed on this page are fully booked weeks in advance, you understand that booking in advance Is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
We recommend that you make all your bookings online with us because we will confirm your booking using real people! This allows us to deal with any special request which you may have. Fine dining restaurants in Siem Reap also give us exclusive special offers so you can enjoy a great meal and get even better value for money.
Michelin Starred Restaurant in Siem Reap
A good sign of quality is when the restaurant has a coveted Michelin star. Unfortunately, the Michelin guide has yet to reach Cambodia. However, this isn’t the only metric in which to test quality.
Indeed, many chefs in Siem Reap have trained with the best chefs in the world. They’ve trained and collaborated in kitchens which do have the envied Michelin star and brought that flair and quality with them to Siem Reap.
Most of the fine dining restaurants displayed here regularly collaborate with famous Michelin Starred Chefs and Meilleur Ouvrier de France (which the highest Chef recognition) and it is more than probable you already heard some of these names abroad.