Restaurant & Bar openings in Bangkok
Pirate Chambre Local Trattoria
YOU won’t spot any salty sea dogs at this hip new restaurant and bar hidden away on the third floor of the Maneeya Center, but you can still expect a crackling atmosphere thanks to its dark, rustic-yet-modern design and adventurous food menu that features flavour-packed Thai dishes by day, Western classics at night. Highlights of the latter include Bone-in braised beef short rib in red wine sauce served with Chinese buns (B750), Tex-Mex pizza (B390), and Pirate grilled half chicken (B250). Drink enough of the boozy, innovative cocktails, and you’ll soon be swaying like you’ve spent time at sea.
Level 3, Maneeya Center (BTS Chidlom Exit 2). Open daily 11am-3pm, 5pm-Midnight,
02 252 5131-2
LOCATED in the heart of Bangkok on bustling Silom Road, this bustling new restaurant serves a fresh and enticing blend of Lebanese, Moroccan and Thai cuisines, as well as some delicious rotisserie chicken. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, and the owners are clearly passionate about satisfying their guests. Take a big appetite.
22 Silom Rd., facebook.com/AmsacafeNgrill
DINERS who have experienced Punjab Grill’s cuisine in India, Abu Dhabi or Singapore will be happy to know they can now enjoy the restaurant’s signature dishes right here in the City of Angels, at the ground floor of Radisson Suites Sukhumvit. This includes delights such as ‘Avocado Papdi Chaat’ (avocado tossed with sweet and spicy chutneys and marinated cherry tomatoes, and served in flour roll cones), ‘Tawa Scallops’ (pan-seared, spiced king scallops, served with saffron scented Tandoori cauliflower puree and topped with cauliflower fritters) and ‘Tandoori Jheenga’ (tiger prawns scented with carom seed and char-grilled in a tandoori oven, served with mint and coriander chutney). Open daily for dinner, the restaurant is now offering a complimentary
glass of Prosecco to diners who book via its website and visit this month.
Sukhumvit Soi 13 (Between Nana and Asok BTS stations),
02 645 4952, www.punjabgrillbangkok.com
Suan Bua Restaurant
CENTRAL Plaza Ladprao Bangkok’s longstanding Thai restaurant (over 30 years!), is back on the scene after extensive renovations with a brand new look. The new setting incorporates the hotel’s lush garden with the use of glass walls to create a bright and airy, tropical feel. The menu features dishes from all regions of the kingdom, ranging from ultra-spicy southern curries through to tangy northeastern and milder northern fare. All food is prepared using the finest local and imported ingredients, as evident in signature dishes such as Spicy and crispy morning glory salad, Minced chicken in shrimp paste dip served with vegetables, Wagyu beef flank soup with sweet potato, and Australian beef tenderloin in shrimp paste curry with lemon grass and sweet basil.
1695 Phaholyothin Rd., Tel: 02 541 1234, www.bit.ly/1P1yrgR
Blend Bistro & Wine Bar
OFFERING a unique blend of classic dishes from France, Italy and Thailand, and owned and operated by well-seasoned chef Laurent Scire – who counts Michelin-starred restaurants among his former workplaces – Blend is an exciting new addition to Sukhumvit Road’s dining scene. The wine list has been carefully crafted to provide a range of wines that both complement the menu and are perfect for drinking on their own (many are available by the glass), beers start at just B95, and every week there’s new special cocktail to try. Keep your eyes peeled for ‘Tapas and Sangria’ and ‘Wine and Two Oysters’ promotions (details are posted regularly on Blend’s Facebook page).
533 Sukhumvit Rd., (close to Emporium Shopping Mall and midway between Asok and Phrom Phong BTS Stations), Tel: 02 258 8808, www.blend-bistro-bkk.com
Twist Bar and Bistro
LED by French Chef Gregory Caplot, Twist Bar and Bistro at the new Well Hotel (Sukhumvit Soi 20) offers a wide range of western dishes with a French Bistro-style twist. The menu features soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, burgers, grilled meats and seafood, and the restaurant offers the option of enjoying your food in a bright and comfortable dining room or out on a terrace. Instagram friendly, Twist also offers complimentary high speed WiFi. Daily happy hours from 5pm-8pm offer selected drinks at buy-one-get-one-free. Every Sat and Sun from Noon-Close, there’s 25 percent discount on all food and drinks.
10 Sukhumvit 20 Rd., Tel: 02 127 5995, www.WellHotelBangkok.com