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Bangkok’s Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct

July 15, 2017 by David Herd

The Commons Soi 55 Thonglor

Bangkok’s Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct Bangkok’s Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct is off Soi 55 Sukhumvit in Thonglor. A wonder collection of eateries in an interesting “factory like” building.

Interesting name

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct One of the many terrific food outlets on the ground floor market area.

Fresh bread fro the bakery

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct We enjoyed some of this bread with lunch at “Roast”.

Soul food anyone?

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct There are some fabulous choices of interesting cuisines at this fabulous Bangkok’s Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct.

Here is the best tip I can pass on to you.

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct 

Both my brother Warren & I both agree the lunch “special” at “Roast” on the top floor is the best value we have ever had in Thailand, & in most other countries as well. There is a choice on entree, main course & desert for only B340 or $10 usd.

The set lunch Menu

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct 

The quality of the food & presentation is exceptional.

Smoked salmon & avocado

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct Warren chose this for his main course after his mixed leaf Caesar to begin.

Wonderful pasta.

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct 

After my entree of potato chowder I had what may be one of the best pastas I have ever eaten.

We both had the Millefeuille for desert.

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct And yes, it tasted just as goo as it looks. 🙂

The busy kitchen at “Roast”.

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct We were both so impressed not just with the food, but the presentation, service & cleanliness of this reasonably hard to find top floor restaurant.

The “Roast” bar

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct 

Do yourself a favor & put the Roast on your Bangkok bucket list. I’m not exaggerating how good this place is, TripAdvisor rates it #107 of 9,975 Restaurants in Bangkok.

Bangkok’s Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct Craft beer

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct Craft beer bars are a little bit like the “selfie stick”, they are everywhere. I’m not really a fan of paying double the price for a beer & not knowing if I’m going to like it or not.

 The Plant House

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct The Commons is 90% food with a couple of exceptions like the Plant house, there is also a large children’s play room.

The Lobster Lab

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct This was my first choice for lunch before my brother found the “Roast”, however I will return. 🙂

Source is the resident grocer.

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct Just another one of the fabulous food outlets.

Meat & Bones

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct What a great name, Split logs piled in the open kitchen hint at the way in which food is prepared, although due to sizing constraints all meat is roasted off-site, at a house on Sukhumvit Soi 105.

I love this mural.

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct There is a lot to like about Bangkok’s Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct.

Liquor outlet at The Commons

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct They have covered most of the bases here. 🙂

 Location

Bangkok's Artisan Cafe Restaurant precinct 

Thonglor is quite an upmarket area of Bangkok. Follow THIS LINK for more on this area.

One One Hotel is 5 minutes walk  from the Commons.

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 You will get an excellent rate if you book through THIS LINK. About B1,800 or $53 usd per night.

                         

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Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

July 1, 2017 by David Herd

Surf & Turf

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

 Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant offers good food in a great seaside location on Wongamat beach. There’s a huge menu & my only complaint is the wine cost, like many other Pattaya restaurants they do not offer a glass of house wine for between B120 & B150. This oversight certainly costs them customers.

What a fabulous view

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

I prefer lunch over dinner for two reasons, the fabulous view & I find the wine far too expensive at night.

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

As you can see the beer prices are fine.

Let’s take a look at the food

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

My seafood pasta was very good indeed.

Scallop Mornay was excellent.

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

Just looking at this photo makes my mouth water. 🙂

Succulent Oysters

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

As you can see, the food is beautifully presented.

Spanish Paella

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

One of the many interesting dishes on the extensive menu.

 Chicken, onion rings, sweet corn , YUM!

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

 By now you probably realize why this is a favorite Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant.

Spinach soup, what a great color.

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

Often a soup & a selection of entrees suits me better than a large main meal.

TripAdvisor rating

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

TripAdvisor rate Surf & Turf 111 out of 870 restaurants in Pattaya. I’m a little surprised there are only 870, I really thought there were more. On another subject I have never been a fan of food served on wooden plates, I just wonder whether are are as hygienic as normal plates?

Two visitors from Australia

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant Ross Kennedy & Bryce Mathews enjoying their first visit to Pattaya.

Looking south

Excellent Beachside Pattaya Restaurant

Looking south towards Pattaya, the high rise on the left is “The Cove”, an upmarket condo & the the other one is “Cape Dara” a 5 star hotel on the beach. For a discounted room rate just book through THIS LINK.

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Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant

June 14, 2017 by David Herd

Lunch by the Bay

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant is on the waterfront in Naklua. At low tide the view is not very attractive & the restaurant itself resembles a large barn. Put all that aside & just enjoy the fabulous fresh seafood & quick efficient service.

A big tin shed

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant The customers who regularly eat here would be 95% Thai, mainly because tourists would never walk past or hear about it.

Location

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant

Either catch a Baht bus from the Dolphin roundabout or just hire a taxi. Believe me it’s worth the effort. 

What about the food you ask?

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant Fresh, reasonably priced & lots to choose from.

Clams with lots of garlic

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant Delicious, in Australia we call them pippies.

Prawns cooked to perfection

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant Fresh & cooked to perfection.

Why are they are so fresh?

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant Shortly before they arrive at your table they are happily swimming around without a care in the world. 🙂

Salted fish, a Thai specialty.

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant Thai’s have mastered salted fish, one of their many terrific dishes.

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant Being an amateur camera enthusiast I’m more than happy with the low tide mudflats of Naklua, it provides so many more photo opportunities.

Can you imagine the “for sale” sign?

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant Needs a little work. 🙂

 Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant That’s my late great friend Larry Krausz who sadly passed away in January 2017 after suffering a major stroke. We were friends for nearly 30 years & I think of him often.

Pineapples & Melons

 photo eed2a397-b519-499a-aae5-4848c9a70082.jpg So it doesn’t just sell seafood. 🙂

Fresh crabs

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant

Always a battle to eat but well worth the fight. 🙂

 Not attractive at low tide

Mum Aroi Pattaya Seafood Restaurant However the food is so good you won’t even notice the mud flats.

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Bath River Avon South West England

June 9, 2017 by David Herd

Ancient English City

Bath River Avon South West England

City of Bath photo Bath69.jpgBath River Avon South West England is quite a beautiful city. Located 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 13 miles (21 km) south-east of Bristol. In 2011, its population was 88,859.

The Royal Crescent in Bath

Bath River Avon South West England

Many notable people have either lived or stayed in the Royal Crescent since it was first built over 230 years ago, and some are commemorated on special plaques attached to the relevant buildings.

The Royal Crescent now includes a hotel and a Georgian house museum, while some of the houses have been converted into flats and offices. It is a popular location for the makers of films and television programmes, and a major tourist attraction in its own right.

The Empire is a landmark building

Bath River Avon South West England

Like many other cities I visit I took advantage of the open top tourist bus to see many interesting parts of the city.  The Empire is a landmark building in Bath in the heart of the city was built in 1901.

Inside the Empire is Garfunkel’s an interesting restaurant and is part of a chain with branches in London and Edinburgh.

Roman Baths

Bath River Avon South West England

Bath is famous for the Roman Baths that date back to when the first shrine at the site of the hot springs was discovered by the British king Bladud who built the first baths in 836 BC.

Bath River Avon South West England

Bath River Avon South West England

Pulteney Bridge  was completed by 1774, and connected the city with the newly built Georgian town of Bathwick.  Pulteney Bridge is open to pedestrians, but only buses and taxis can drive across.

The weir at Pulteney Bridge

Bath River Avon South West England

Quite an impressive sight.

Bath Abbey

Bath River Avon South West England

The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul,  commonly known as Bath Abbey, it is an Anglican parish church and a former Benedictine monastery. Founded in the 7th century, Bath Abbey was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries.

The Abbey in Bath

Bath River Avon South West England

It is a pleasure to walk around this lovely city.

No motor vehicles here

Bath River Avon South West England

Beautiful walkways with no traffic.

 Red wine with lunch

Bath River Avon South West England

David Herd, Bill Austin and Simon Wilmont enjoying some cold beers in Bath.

St Christopher’s Inn

Bath River Avon South West England

Here is cheap accommodation in the heart of the city.

Sleeping rough in Bath

Bath River Avon South West England

Hoping to earn a few quid playing the flute.

 Typical homes in Bath South West England

Bath River Avon South West England

Very distinctive architecture in Bath River Avon South West England.

County Hotel Bath

Bath River Avon South West England

Bath celebrity chef Martin Blunos has returned. This well known Chef has opened his latest venture at the County hotel. Martin became a fixture on the Bath cullinary scene in the 1990s with his restaurant Lettonie which earned two Michelin stars. Simply named Blunos, the new restaurant will be dedicated to serving fresh fish and seafood and Martin says it will be very different from Lettonie.

Holburne Museum in Bath

Bath River Avon South West England

The first public art gallery in Bath is home to fine and decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne. The foundation stone was laid in 1796 and the building was ready by 1799. Bath South West England is certainly worth a visit, not far away on the same river is Bradford on Avon, put it on your itinerary.

Bath Priory Restaurant

Bath River Avon South West England You feel as though you are a guest in a wonderful private house rather than a hotel. 

Priory restaurant

Bath River Avon South West England The award-winning restaurant, serves superb modern European cuisine.

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Pirate Chambre Excellent Bangkok Restaurant

May 22, 2017 by David Herd

Local Trattoria since 1997

Pirate Chambre Excellent Bangkok Restaurant

Pirate Chambre Excellent Bangkok Restaurant

Pirate Chambre Excellent Bangkok Restaurant at Chit Lom, a little hard to find the restaurant’s entrance located on the 3rd floor of the Maneeya Centre building, which directly links to BTS Chit Lom at the Siam end.

Pirate Chambre Excellent Bangkok Restaurant

Pirate Chambre Excellent Bangkok Restaurant Walk down the narrow stairs & through the bar into the beautiful restaurant.

Excellent decor

Pirate Chambre Excellent Bangkok Restaurant I really like the fact the tables are not too close together which certainly improves the atmosphere.

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 Baked seafood entree

Pirate Chambre Excellent Bangkok Restaurant This tasty dish is prepared and served in a traditional snail serving tray.

This is a superb dish beautiful served

Pirate Chambre Excellent Bangkok Restaurant  This superb entree featured morsels of French mussels, clams & prawns, flavoured & baked with herb butter, cheddar, Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.

If you lean closer to the screen I’m sure you will be able to smell the garlic. 🙂

An important message 

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This really is the best advice I can give you. 🙂

Beef Ribs

 photo Pirate Chambre 2.jpg Another dish cooked perfectly was the bone-in braised beef short rib in red wine sauce (750 baht),  slow-cooked until the meat became soft and fell off the bone, yet still retained a pleasant chewy texture. Notice the packet of baked garlic which was very tasty indeed.

A choice of vegetables

 photo 647f4e82-bc2b-4597-9e53-d1f0d442f1ff.jpg Choose the vegetables that you prefer with your ribs.

Here is my favourite main course

 photo Pirate Chambre 3_1.jpg The slow cooked lamb shank is absolutely delicious. 

Anyone for cake?

 photo 79f1fcfa-d065-4083-ada6-832624cc263b.jpg It would not be a proper Italian restaurant without cake. 🙂

In Bangkok you must visit some of the wonderful sky bars.

Farewell from Pirate Chambre

Pirate Chambre Excellent Bangkok Restaurant Many thanks for visiting my Pirate Chambre Excellent Bangkok Restaurant photo blog.

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Location

 photo ffdbb46d-4b1a-4542-9cb4-197b60a9d577.jpg Hard to find but persevere. 🙂

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Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

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Brighton Beach famous English resort

May 6, 2017 by David Herd

The Eye Brighton beach

Brighton Beach famous English resort

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 

Brighton Beach famous English resort, what a pleasant surprise. If you can overlook the pebbles on the beach instead of sand there are so many great pubs and restaurants to choose from. The photo above was taken from my hotel, the New Madeira, only 40 Quid per night.

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Brighton Beach famous English resort

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 

Brighton is a great city with lots of things to do and see.

The opposite view

Brighton Beach famous English resort

Two major attractions, the Eye & the Pier. 

La Chateaux Du Vin

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 

Above is AgnesPaulo and Nikki at my favourite restaurant, La Chateaux Du Vin, open for lunch as well as dinner, if you go there please pass on my regards.  😀

Delicious smoked salmon

Brighton Beach famous English resort 

Above is Smoked salon on Matzo which  is an unleavened bread traditionally eaten by Jews during the week-long Passover holiday.

Delicious seafood pasta at La Chateaux

Brighton Beach famous English resort

The restaurant quickly became my favourite place to eat in Brighton.

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More delicious meals at La Chateaux.

David Herd on the Brighton Eye.

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 

You get a great view of the city and Brighton beach, the ride is well worth the few Quid.

Girls night out in Brighton.

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 

These Brighton babes are ready for a big night out.

Great view from the eye.

 Brighton Beach famous English resort

Only an hour by train to London, if you like lots of pubs & restaurants then put it on your list.  

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 Brighton Beach famous English resort

An awesome from the eye.

Brighton Beach restaurant

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 

Lots of places to dine along the foreshore.

No bikinis here

Brighton Beach famous English resort

Laying fully clothed on pebbles is not my idea of a day at the beach.

The Fishbowl

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 

Another quaint little English pub where to can eat fish & chips with a cold beer.

Cafe Rouge

Brighton Beach famous English resort

This chain of restaurants have lots of branches in London as well, good low cost French food.

The Victory Inn

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 

So Brighton Beach has many great little pubs in this wonderful seaside city. 

The Royal Pavilion

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 

The Royal Pavilion is a former royal residence. It was built in three stages, beginning in 1787, as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811.

 Great Ham & salad sandwich at the Bath Arms hotel.

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 

The leg ham was perfect.

I had some great food in this terrific town.

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 

A great seafood lunch beside the beach.

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On Brighton Pier.

Brighton Beach famous English resort

Brighton Beach is a lot fun with lots of great pubs & restaurants.

Holiday Inn Brighton

Brighton Beach famous English resort

 

Great location overlooking the beach, just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate.

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The New Madeira hotel is in a great location across the road from the Brighton Pier, only 40 Quid per night for a single room, the walls are a little thin so the rooms can be a little noisy, but the price is right as is the location. If you want something more upmarket choose the Holiday Inn.

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Great Pattaya German Restaurant

April 7, 2017 by David Herd

As good as any restaurant in Pattaya.

Leckerle German Restaurant

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

 Great Pattaya German Restaurant located in Soi 33 off naklua Rd just north of the Dolphin roundabout. It’s one of many very good restaurants in the lively busy Soi. 

Two sections

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

The outoor & open area as you can see in the photo plus the air conditioned bakery  in the first photo which is where I prefer to eat.

Lets talk about the food

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

It is such good value for the excellent quality. I guessing 80% of the customers are German, in fact the Naklua area is where they prefer to live.

 Lots of healthy entres

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Leckerle have a large menu to choose from, all dishes are reasonably priced.

However this one is my favourite

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Pea soup with German sausage. The good news is that it’s the best I have ever tasted, the bad news is it is rather filling and I have to settle for a small 2nd course. 🙂

 Everyone loves the soup

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Here is my good friend from Australia Geoff Robinson & his Thai lady Nana, they agree with me that Leckerle is great value.

A wonderful waffle

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

What a way to finish.

More Aussie friends

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

The big guy Viv Kennelly is another friend from Australia, I introduced hiom & his friends to Leckerle in February 2017 & they likes it so much they returned the following evening. 🙂

Another favourite dish

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

After the soup this is a small dish I often order, prawns & bacon on German bread, delicious.

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Another tasty small dish I often have after the soup. Slices of ham on German bread. 

 Nice decor

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Plus another bomus is they always seem to play very good background music from the 80s & 90s.

Hamish & I attack the Pork Knuckle

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

My friend Hamish Elton also loves his food & remarked the knucle was one of the best he has eaten in Pattaya.

A monster schnitzel

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

 You have to be pretty good on the fang to get through this one. 🙂

Even super tooth Ray Ebzery was a little overwhelmed.

Great Pattaya German Restaurant 

To his credit he bravely battled through it. 🙂

Another excellent dish

Great Pattaya German RestaurantTender pork & sauerkraut. 

How many calories here?

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Far too many to worry about, this pancake is sooooo good. 🙂

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Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, & a 10 minute walk to Leckerle, great value at only $30 usd per night as of 2017. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

Farewell from Leckerle

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

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Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

February 19, 2017 by David Herd

Sunday lunch at The Edge

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

 Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant is a wonderful dining experience particularly on Sunday. It is in direct competition with the fabulous Mantra at the Amari hotel. Further on in this review I will endeavour to make comparisons between the two.

Fresh seafood

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Fresh seafood is of course the star of the show, however there are many more special offerings guaranteed to delight you.

An impressive choice of Oysters

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

There are 4 or 5 variety to choose, mainly from France.

 My first course

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

 Oysters, crab, prawns, caviar & fresh white bread, I always find it difficult to get past the seafood counter. 🙂

Did I mention caviar?

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Certainly one of my favourite delicacies, salmon Roe.

 Lots of sushi & sashimi

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

As I said before, it’s hard to get past the fresh seafood. 🙂

Sushi

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Too much sushi is never enough. 🙂

I travel to Japan every year and the Hilton sushi is certainly high quality.

Outside seating

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Catering for smokers & those who want to get closer to the view.

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

A beautifully designed kitchen & restaurant.

Check out my review of the Hilton Sky Bar. 

BBQ duck & ribs.

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Funnily enough the six baskets contain 6 different variety of Chinese buns, a little bit of overkill I feel. I would much prefer to see some Shumei & prawn dumplings similar to what’s on the menu at the Mantra.

BBQ seafood station

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

You really need a big appetite to cope with this fabulous buffet.

 Hardworking chefs

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

This is one of my favourite photos from Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant.

 Pizza

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

No matter what you fancy it is all here. 🙂

The Bakery

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

The bread here is excellent.

An excellent cheese selection

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant I was at Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant on Sunday February 19, & sadly I overindulged & could not fit in any cheese. 🙂

An amazing choice of deserts to finish.

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Put this great buffet on your list, & many thanks for visiting my Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant photo blog.

I have given a lot of thought to which is the best buffet, the Hilton (with the salmon caviar) or the Mantra (with the Alaskan crab), & the verdict is Mantra by a short 1/2 crab claw. 🙂 

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Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

February 12, 2017 by David Herd

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road between Nana & Asoke stations is on the 32nd floor of the hotel. L’Appart restaurant at the recently opened Sofitel is a delightful multi-faceted venue occupying the entire 32nd top floor of the hotel tower.

Great Asoke View

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

On the left is the Westin Hotel which is next door to Terminal 21, & on the right is the Sheraton.

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The pool at The Westin Hotel.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

The hotel is only 50 metres from Asoke Station. For a great room rate at The Westin use THIS LINK to book now & pay later.

 Waiting for the lights to come on.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

Tonight there was quite a bit of haze over the city which effected the sunset & the view.

Terminal 21 on the left

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

A great view in every direction.

Thirty minutes later.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

The Bangkok haze is still around I’m afraid.

Pachara Suites Soi 6 Nana

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Looking down on Soi 6 which is a very good location, close to Nana Plaza & Nana station. Use THIS LINK for an excellent room rate at Pachara Suites.

Nana Station 

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Of course Soi 4 Nana is one of Bangkok’s most popular area for tourists.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

An excellent rooftop bar.

Bangkok looks great at night

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Of course Murray Head is famous for the great song about “One Night in Bangkok. “

 

 Lets check out the bar

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

The entire 32nd floor is occupied by the L’Appart restaurant & the Sky Bar.

Relax on the lounge with a cocktail or two.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

The whole place is beautifully designed.

L’Appart kitchen.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

It certainly is a great looking kitchen. 🙂

Sit outside &  watch the city lights.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

There are probably between 25 & 30 Bangkok Sky Bars & this is one of the best. L’Appart opens daily from 5:00 pm at the Champagne Bar, and dinner is served from 7:00 pm.

Sukhumvit Road

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

A birds eye view.

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

An excellent hotel & rooftop bar close to Nana Station.

Farewell from The Soffitel

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Many thanks for visiting my Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok photo blog, I hope to see you there soon. 🙂 

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Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

Buy one get one free between 5pm to 7pm daily at happy hour.

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Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

December 15, 2016 by David Herd

46th level Sky Walk Condominium

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

 Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok is another spectacular venue to add to the many other “must do” places to visit in this great city. Located between Sukhumvit 69 & 71 only
five minutes walk from Phra Khanong BTS station.

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

 

As usual with Bangkok Sky Bars it’s always best to arrive before sunset to get the benefit of seeing the city in day light, dusk & night.

Who is this guy?

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

 

He greets you as you arrive at Sky Walk condominium, he could almost be saying “take me to your leader”. 🙂 

Here we are at the bar

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

If you fancy a cocktail Pina Colada, Mojito or Mai Tais are around 200-250 Baht.

OK, back to the wonderful view

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

The late afternoon traffic is starting to build up. 

Open from 6 pm to 1.30 am.

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

Compared to many of the other Bangkok Sky bars drink and food prices are quiet reasonable starting at B120 for a Singha beer.

The city lights are coming on

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

In my opinion enjoying a cold beer or a Margarita & watching the city lights come on in Bangkok is the perfect way to spend an evening.

Pra Khanong district

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

 Pra Khanong district is a middle class residential area rather than a commercial district. 

Only 12 minutes by Sky Train from Nana.

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

 

I usually stay in Soi 11 Nana and it only takes 12 minutes by Sky Train to get to Pra Khanong station. Then take exit 3 and walk 5 minutes along Sukhumvit to the Sky Walk Condo.

 As you can see the restaurant is stunning

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

A small beautifully designed intimate room with chandeliers to add to the opulence.

Well worth a visit

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

On this occasion I dined elsewhere however I certainly will return to Cielo try out the intimate restaurant.

Casa Teo

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

This restaurant looks very interesting indeed, it’s located at the front of the Sky Walk condo. Check them out on Facebook. 

Lovely colourful fountain.

Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok

Also located in the forecourt of the Sky Walk condo, thanks for visiting my Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok photo blog.

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