LOCATED right in the heart of Bangkok’s hippest street, Wine Republic has been keeping Bangkok bar flies buzzing with its extensive selection of international wines, boozy and innovative cocktails, plus international eats for three years now.
Every night its outdoor terrace is teeming with young, good looking Thais and foreigners who come to feast their eyes on each other and indulge in dishes such as White wine seafood spaghetti (B280++) while lapping up the atmosphere of the street.
The food menu, which features a selection of snacks, salads, pastas, pizzas, risotto, steaks, seafood and a few local favourites with a gourmet spin, such as Laab Salmon (B220++), is reasonably priced, ranging from B60++ for Garlic bread up to B680++ for an Australian T-bone steak.
You can tuck into decent pasta selections such as Paccheri porcini and truffle oil (B350++); thin-crust pizzas like the four-cheese Truffle oil & porcini (B420++); and seafood treats such as the Canadian Lobster Thermidor (B1,050++ for 500g), which, to save diners from any meat-flicked-down-shirt embarrassment, is served with the flesh already outside the shell.
A recent addition to the offerings, and highly recommended, is the Grilled tenderloin foie gras (B850++ for 200g). Made with top grade Aussie beef, the meat melts in the mouth and is bursting with juicy flavours which pair perfectly with the richness of the foie gras.
Wash down your meal with an innovative cocktail such as the Gordon Roug – a refreshing Sangria-like concoction which blends white wine, vodka, Pimm’s No 1, vanilla syrup, and a handful of juicy chopped fruits – an American craft beer like Rogue, or as the restaurant’s name suggests, a glass or two of your favourite wine. Renowned labels from France, Italy, South Africa, Spain, USA, Argentina and Chile are available, starting at B200++ per glass, and B850++ per bottle.
137 Corner Thonglor 10, Wattana ☎02 714 7599 :facebook.com/rpb.wine