The big changes at Central Embassy keep on coming. Following the launch of the sixth floor's stunning Open House
(an art bookstore-slash-co-working-space-slash-posh-foodcourt), the luxury mall has now unveiled its new fifth-story space.
Siwilai City Club sees the mall's effortlessly cool flagship boutique expand into a rooftop bar, chillout lounge and succcession of restaurants, all within reach of those tie-die-for shopping finds.
The club's spacious area (all 1,200 sq meters of it, as designed by Canadian design firm du jour, Yabu Pushelberg) is split into various sub-zones, much of it geared towards food and booze, but done so in a way that says, "stay for as long as you like."
At the "Eatery," fusion tapas dishes like mackerel crudo (B350) get dished out alongside cocktails and beer, while substantial grilled wagyu T-bones (B2,700) can be had at the alfresco "Grill" zone. Siwilai is very keen on toting the sustainability and the local emphasis of dishes here, so that "wagyu" even comes from Thai-farmed cattle. (More on what that is here.
Most impressive might be the "Terrace," where lounge-y outdoor beach chairs invite you to sit back in the sunshine and enjoy 180-degree views of Bangkok.
Occupying the same space, there's also a deli and ice-cream parlour, as well as the "City Lounge" zone, where more tapas dishes like roast bone marrow (B490) and crisp chicken skin (B450) come with a vinyl record soundtrack.