This longtime expat favourite continues to wow diners with its homely atmosphere and exclusive dishes and deals
SWISS cuisine in Bangkok doesn’t get any more authentic than the fare on offer at Chesa. For just over 12 years this homely restaurant, located in a beautifully renovated teak house on Sukhumvit Soi 20, has been satiating Swiss appetites with a wide range of the country’s most popular dishes plus traditional favourites you won’t find elsewhere in Bangkok.
Take Capuns Auf Chesa Art (B350++), for example. This dish, which originated in Canton Grison, Western Switzerland, was first created by farmers in search of a simple yet tasty meal and has since gone on to become a national delicacy.
Featuring spiced dough mixed with bacon, wrapped with Swiss chard, topped with cheese and served in a creamy sauce, it has a deliciously chewy texture and rich flavour that balances perfectly with the bitter tastes of the chard. It’s a real treat, and in Bangkok you’ll only find it at Chesa.
Another option unique to Chesa, albeit not a single dish, is Bangkok’s only a la carte Sunday Brunch. Served from 11am-3pm, it offers a family-style serving of dishes brought directly to your table. Select as many items from the menu as you like, and as many items as you want. Priced at just B1,350++ per adult and B750++ for kids aged 6-12, it’s a great deal. What’s more, pay B1,980++ per person and this includes free-flow beers, wine and Prosecco.
Swiss cuisine is influenced by German, Italian, and French cuisines, and Chesa’s a la carte menu reflects this with a selection of pasta, meat and seafood dishes, many of which will be instantly familiar to fans of hearty