This is where you go to live that "crazy rich" lifestyle.
This is where you go to live that "crazy rich" lifestyle.
- By ASIACITY STUDIO
- | Dec 07, 2018
The latest addition to Bangkok’s high tea scene comes by way of the newly minted Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. The 70-seat lounge-slash-tea room follows the opulent decor and atmosphere the hotel is known for (liberal use of crisp white marble, super high-end European furniture) and has the tea, pastry and cocktail menu to match. B1,900 gets you a set for two packed with executive pastry chef Remy Janicot’s best selections (we’re eyeing up the salted caramel macaroons and freshly baked scones) to match with an impressive selection of quality blended teas. Heck, there’s even some great tea-inspired cocktails. Try the Golden Gown—a playful blend of Iron Balls Gin, white vermouth, peach tea and Gramona Gran Reserva Brut Cava.
Between 15-16/F, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, 151 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-846-8888. Open daily 9am-10pm.
The arrival of Bangkok’s latest onsen on the 12th floor of Gaysorn Village means you can pamper yourself in an upscale Japanese style. Here, they source mineral water from Kusatsu, a town renowned for its naturally-occurring hot springs, in one of their signature baths. While B750 can get you all-day entry to its five different pools, people who don’t want to show too much flesh can book one of the private baths for B1,800.
12/F, Gaysorn Urban Retreat, Gaysorn Village, 02-253-8899. Open daily 10am-10pm.
Gaggan’s awards list is dizzying: “Asia’s Best Restaurant” in Asia’s 50 Best for four consecutive years, two Michelin stars from 2017-18, and its perennial top 5 ranking in our yearly Top Tables Awards. Here, there is only one tasting menu—25 courses for B6,500 that will last three hours. Some of his creations are one-of-a-kind (like a dish dubbed “Lick it Up” that you eat exactly as described) to other, more hushed deconstructions of food history. His curry, for example, has transcended into raw scallops dressed only in chili oil, curry leaf oil, shallots and a quenelle of cream.
68/1 Lang Suan Rd., 02-652-1700. Open Mon-Sat 6-11pm.
Just across the street from Gaggan’s pristine white house is an standout, yellow building where Garima Arora turns locally-sourced ingredients into cross-cultural gold befitting her newly minted Michelin Star in 2018, and top 15 ranking in Top Tables 2018. One of the best examples of her approach in practice is the kanom la, where she reinvents classic Southern Thai crepe floss as a savory taco, in which succulent poached grouper, pungent mustard seed and caramelized milk yield a marvelous result. The tasting menu runs from 10-14 courses (B2,400-2,900) and if you prefer some paring drinks, Gaa has both juice and wine pairing options.
68/4, 68/5 Lang Suan Rd., 091-419-2424. Open daily 6-11:30pm.
Chef Randy Noprapa, a former pupil of Iron Chef’s Masaharu Morimoto, reinterprets traditional sushi with some East-meets-West flair. Like Bangkok’s prestigious sushi dens, the omakase experience here hinges on fresh imports to craft some of the most authentic sushi in town. There are two set menus (12 pieces/B1,900, and 16 courses/B4,500) and, if you want to have dinner with the chef himself, and omakase offering (18 courses/B6,500). If you want to go full beast mode, try the gigantic 1.05kg M6 Australian Darling Downs Wagyu tomahawk (B4,200) or the Fillets Bowl of Beef on Rice (B1,500).
3/F, Portico, 31 Lang Suan Rd., 02-041-6056. Sun-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Sun-Thu 6-11pm; Fri 6pm-midnight
Aiming to give a bit of life to long lost Thai recipes, chef couple Jason Bailey and Bee Satongun have revisit the old cookbooks from King Rama V up until King Rama VII and scour the countryside for the fresh local ingredients to match. Across Paste’s tasting menu (B2,000-3,700), the couple introduce incredible flavor diversity: from slow braised pork belly, infused in coconut cream and served alongside sour plum and pink fish roe, to a smoky Southern yellow curry with red spanner crab.
Gaysorn Village), 3/F, Gaysorn Plaza, 999 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-1003. Open daily 11am-1:30pm, 5:30-9pm
The Champagne Bar by Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
On the 57th floor of the new Waldorf Astoria Bangkok hides this super-luxurious speakeasy bar serving a Champagne selection that’s perfect for any occasion. Pretend to be royalty as you can ascend through its palatial marble double staircases right at the entrance. But the decor serves only a facade, as the real show begins when you start ordering Champagne. There are four options by glass, with prices even the rabble can reach, starting from B680 for Charles Collin Blance de Noirs Brut, NV, up to B1,200 for for a glass of Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose, NV. If you have a plenty of baht to burn, opt for their 1999 Billecart-Salmon, Clos Saint-Hilaire which will get you off with only just B32,250.
57/F, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, 02-846-8888. Open daily 5pm-midnight
The finest residences in the heart of Bangkok
Ratchadamri latest opening of luxury residences might be one of the best yet. Thanks to its prime location with an easy access to BTS Ratchadamri just five minutes away, Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard is perfect for owners interested in properties that go beyond aesthetic facades and who are looking for a complete, pampered service equal to that of luxurious hotels. Each apartment also boasts lofty 3-meter-high floor-to-ceiling windows to add space, airiness and natural light. The building has also been designed to meet the latest in green technology and fully complies with both the Thai 2009 Green Building Code.
The property is also home to the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, the first such collaboration in Southeast Asia. As one of the world's elite-level hotel brands, a visit to Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is a must for both travelers and locals alike (it's one of the highest profile openings of the year, and already boasts some of the city's best food and drink venues). Prices for rooms start at about B13,000 per night, and include all the world-class amenities you would expect, such as spas, bars and restaurants. For that matter, the Magnolias residences (starting at 12.97MB, ready to move in) are sound investments for travelers looking to adventure about the area (and greater SEA) with a comfy, luxurious pad to come back to as home base. The building's ultra-luxurious interior has helped play a role in the property winning three top prizes at the Thailand Property Awards 2014, including best Architectural Design Award, Best Interior Design Award, and Highly Commended – Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok) award. . If you are looking to get a taste of the full luxury experience in Ratchadamri you can visit the sales gallery, hop to the top floor with a glass of bubbly and take in the stunning views of surrounding Bangkok.
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