AMADA Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside Hotel has always been a great spot to enjoy a meal by the river. Top notch service and high quality food makes sure of that. As for the atmosphere – well, the tranquil banks of the Chao Phraya feel far removed from the din of the city center. And it’s lovely.
Dining inside the hotel is equally as impressive. After undergoing extensive renovations, the hotel’s Eurasian Fine Dining has now re-opened next to the lobby and offers a brand new a la carte menu featuring a modern take on French bistro favourites, plus the chef’s award-winning signature ‘Thai’ set menu.
Lobster bisque (B210), artfully poured from a teapot onto Hokkaido scallop topped with caviar, is a good introduction of what’s on offer. Ditto the Seared Hokkaido scallop (B510), which comes with white onion, smoked bacon foam, green pea puree, crispy bacon crumble and risotto ball (B510).
For mains, the Grilled Hakata Wagyu tenderloin (served with pan fried foie gras with spinach, porcini cannelloni, roasted potato and port wine reduction sauce. B1,450) is a must for carnivores – rich and moreish with every bite. The melt-in-the-mouth Braised beef cheek in red wine sauce (B550) served with mash potato and sautéed young vegetables butter is also delicious.
If you fancy some Thai dishes, do not miss the chef’s award-winning signature Thai four-course set menu. Reasonably priced at just B599, this features Spicy shredded and salted pork salad and fried spicy minced chicken; Spicy shrimp wonton soup; succulent Braised beef Massaman curry served with grain fried rice; and tasty Pumpkin custard served with butterfly pea and lemon juice.
As for the a la carte dessert selection, the signature Lemongrass crème brûlée served with mango sorbet (B160) is light and refreshing and well worth a try. And don’t miss the signature cocktails – especially the Chao Phraya Martini, a concoction of cool citrus vodka spiced with ginger and cooled by a touch of Kaffir lime leaf (B260).
2074 Charoenkrung Rd. Open daily 6pm-10pm,
02 688 100, ramadaplazamenamriverside.com