DIZZYING HEIGHTS

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Published on April 06, 2015 with No Comments

Bangkok’s vertiginous restaurants take your meals to new heights while dazzling diners with a menu that’s out of this world.

01 The Speakeasy

01 The Speakeasy
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Words EMMA RAMSAY

 

22 KITCHEN AND BAR

Dusit Thani Bangkok’s 22 Kitchen and Bar offers diners a menu based on Pacific coastal cuisine, led by Chef Nikolas Ramirez, formerly of El Encanto by Orient Express in California, USA. As guests feast on the lush and expansive Lumpini Park, they can also sample a sophisticated menu such as Scallop Carpaccio with Corn and Avocado Salsa; Heart of Palm Fettuccine with Brown Butter, Sage and Winter Squash; Lobster Bouillabaisse with Miso Ramen Gnocchi and Salt-crusted River Fish with Peruvian Paella and Serrano Chili.

The restaurant’s textured, iridescent silver walls allow the beautiful turquoise banquettes, which run the length of the restaurant, take centre stage. Shades of subtle creams, rich browns and warm copper tones are peppered throughout, with reclaimed wood table tops and metallic table accents completing the elegant yet cosy vibe. With 80 seats and a private room for 14, the restaurant makes an ideal venue for almost any occasion; from casual after-work drinks to small business functions or special nights out between couples or groups of friends.

VERTIGO

The 61st floor of the Banyan Tree hotel offers one of the best options to chill and relax in Bangkok. Housing the Vertigo and Moon Bar, this elongated space of style and pizzaz has always been a favourite among locals as a place to hangout and feast their eyes on the city’s vast skyline.

Enjoy al fresco dining at this roof terrace restaurant while taking in the glittering, 360 view of Bangkok’s cityscape. Sunsets here are glorious; add to that the impeccable signature Banyan Tree five star service, and you’ll feel on top of the world. Pun intended. Dine on fork-tender seafood and premium steaks then walk over to Moon Bar for an informal setting with premium and sexy mocktails on offer.

ABOVE ELEVEN

Above Eleven on the 33rd floor of the Fraser Suites Sukhumvit in Sukhumvit’s pulsating Soi 11 is also the first Peruvian-Japanese restaurant in South East Asia. The venue is inspired by the experience of being in one of the great urban parks of the world. Key features include custom-designed structural trees, a maze in the entrance area and bathrooms serving as observatories of Bangkok’s skyline. According to Rohit Sachdev, Managing Director of Soho Hospitality that manages Fraser Suites, the rooftop restaurant is “an abstract art installation of a park experience with a captivating bird’s eye view of Bangkok.”

As you catch the breeze and enjoy the view, explore the unique menu that includes Seafood Ceviche, Prawns and Seabass in Chilli Sauce, Slow-cooked Lamb Shank and rice served Peruvian style. Secure a front-row seat and it’s all blissful form here on.

THE SPEAKEASY

Located on the 24th and 25th Floor of the Hotel Muse Bangkok, The Speakeasy offers an elegant atmosphere overlooking the city skyline. The vibe is unique and funky, while the ambience drips with cool, vintage decadence. Guests enjoy great views over Sukhumvit and further towards Sathorn and, just 10 minutes from the BTS at Chit Lom, it makes for an easy sojourn.

Amid grey slate domes hide a terrace with faux grass flooring. The open-air sitting room-like decor is further made comfortable with plush sofas. Three private turrets allow for group bookings, with enough room on the curved leather benches for at least 15.

On offer is an internationally-inspired food-and-drink concept with Asian influences. Menus focus on gourmet dishes from Michelin Star Chef Jean Baptiste, served in portions suitable for sharing and nibbling while one mingles and moves about.

SCARLETT

You don’t have to go far for a taste of the famed Paris institution, Le Relais Louis XIII. Head over to Scarlett, located on the 37th floor off Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, where 2 Star Michelin Chef Manuel Martinez and chef owner of Le Relais Louis XIII resides. Within the 400 square metre space, guests can enjoy excellent cuisine in an open air terrace overlooking Bangkok’s skyline. The restaurant boasts a fine selection of tapas, daily specials, imported cold cuts and an impressive showcase of cheeses in different varieties.

In this relaxed yet in vogue atmosphere, guests can choose to sit at the long bar, communal wooden tables, or lounge in the vintage leather sofas, be it in- or outdoor. Touted as the latest meeting point for young executives who like to have fun and chill out, Scarlett will not disappoint for those looking to enjoy sky-high dining and relaxation.

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