ONE of Bangkok’s original wine bars, Wine Pub at Pullman Bangkok King Power has been delighting oenophiles and foodies with its European-inspired cuisine and international wines for over seven years now – a remarkable achievement in a city as fickle as Bangkok, where barflies prefer to feed on the novel and usually vacate a venue as soon as they hear a new one has opened.
While changes to the menu and promotions have normally been subtle, with little tweaks made here and there, last month the restaurant went all out and introduced not only a brand new a la carte menu, but also a new all-you-can-eat promotion offering top-quality bites at excellent value for money.
Served from 6pm-10pm and priced at just B990 per person, the all-you-can-eat deal changes daily. Mondays feature Beef carpaccio served with French fries, Tuesdays offer Paella with saffron rice, Wednesdays serve up Pasta with a choice of 10 different sauces, and Thursdays feature a hunger-busting Set of beef, chicken and duck burgers. Kicking off the weekend, on Fridays, is a selection of Hot and cold tapas, while Skewered beef, pork and chicken is available on Saturdays, and a Mixed seafood platter on Sundays.
The same great value carries over to the new a la carte menu, which has a wide range of tempting starters, mains, tapas, and desserts to choose from, as well as exquisite cheese selections which range in price from B290 for one selection, to B1,590 for a platter of 12.
You can Make your own salad for just B390, enjoy Soup of the day with home-made bread and butter for B290, savour delicious Lamb rigout risotto for B490, and indulge in Imported Tasmanian black mussels, prepared in a variety of ways, for B990.
While Wine Pub’s best-loved signature dishes have survived the transition to the new menu, including the excellent Cote de boeuf – a meaty feast, for four persons to share, which includes a whopping 1.5kg of Wagyu beef served with soup, two side dishes, and one dessert – the new Make Your Own Main section is loaded with highlights and should not go unnoticed. Simply select one dish ‘from the earth’ or ‘from the sea’ (Grilled lamb chops from New Zealand at B890, or Grilled dame of salmon from Scotland at B990, for example) and you can then choose two sides and two sauces to accompany your selection.
When it comes to washing down your food, expect to be spoilt for choice. Wine Pub lives up to its name by stocking a wide selection of international labels and has wines to suit almost every taste and budget. Bottles range in price from B??? to B????, and wines by the glass start at just B???.
Factor in Wine Pub’s intimate atmosphere, chilled out beats spun by resident DJs, friendly and knowledgeable service, and handy location, and you have all the ingredients for a great night out.
Wine Pub, Pullman Bangkok King Power, 8/2 Rangnam Rd, Thanon-Phayathai (free tuk tuk service available from near Victory Monument BTS)
Tel: 02 680 9999 www.pullmanbangkokkingpower.com