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Vogue Lounge

Address:96, Narathiwat Ratchanakharin Rd., Si Lom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand

Tel:+6620010697

Service day:Everyday, Service hours: 10:00-02:00

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One of the most anticipated dining spots to open in Bangkok, Vogue Lounge is already making a name for itself. A sense of exclusivity oozes wall to wall, and the classic tricolour scheme of black, white and gold emits an air of “je ne sais quoi” that makes you question whether you’re stylish enough for a table. During the day, large windows give reign to daylight, making the lounge an appropriate place for a business lunch. But as night falls, resident DJs and mixologists reset the mood with fancy cocktails and deep house music, partnered effortlessly with tapas-sized dishes created by chef Vincent Thierry. The outdoor area, reminiscent of a swanky New York City rooftop bar, provides diners with cool breezes year-round (air-conditioners help out during the hotter months). Diners include expats, businesspeople and stylish foodies looking for haute cuisine with a killer view.

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THE SET-UP

One of the most anticipated dining spots to open in Bangkok, Vogue Lounge is already making a name for itself. A sense of exclusivity oozes wall to wall, and the classic tricolour scheme of black, white and gold emits an air of “je ne sais quoi” that makes you question whether you’re stylish enough for a table. During the day, large windows give reign to daylight, making the lounge an appropriate place for a business lunch. But as night falls, resident DJs and mixologists reset the mood with fancy cocktails and deep house music, partnered effortlessly with tapas-sized dishes created by chef Vincent Thierry. The outdoor area, reminiscent of a swanky New York City rooftop bar, provides diners with cool breezes year-round (air-conditioners help out during the hotter months). Diners include expats, businesspeople and stylish foodies looking for haute cuisine with a killer view.

THE MENU

The Duck foie gras terrine (B350) arrived looking like a fancy dessert, which had us thinking we’d mistakenly ordered berry pudding as an hors d’oeuvre. The terrine is covered in glistening red berry jelly, which gives the dish the perfect tang needed to balance out the rich foie gras. Instead of the usual bread or baguette, hazelnut crumble is served on the side. The contrasting smooth and crunchy textures gave our taste buds an appetising introduction to the dishes that followed. The subtle flavours of Dived scallop “a la plancha” (B350) allows the quality of the Hokkaido scallop and Iberico ham to shine, the combination of which is a match made in foodie heaven. Fans of fresh seafood should not miss the Line-caught sea bass (B350), which is beautifully presented in a futuristic manner. The oyster Bearnaise sauce, a glorious buttery liquid we could have chugged on its own, brings umami to an entirely new dimension. But the sumptuous feast did not end there — our last savoury dish was the 48-hour cooked Wagyu short rib (B350). The two-day effort to cook this fine piece of Japanese beef is apparent from the first bite. To describe it as “melt-in-your-mouth” would be an understatement. Textures of beetroot and teriyaki pearls are dotted around the plate, giving the dish a lovely spike of sweetness. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the Almond parfait (B250), an ensemble of mascarpone cream, arabica coffee jelly and almond tuile with cocoa nibs. For drinks, opt for one of the restaurant’s signatures — the MahaNakhon julep (B340) or Afternoon sazerac (B340). Classic cocktails, red and white wine, liquor, tea and coffee are also available.

INSIDER TIP

Vogue Lounge brings together some of the top names in the food industry to create a flawless fine-dining experience. Besides Thierry, a former three-Michelin-starred chef, the team includes Cyril Cocconi, the former chef de cuisine at Elements, and Hideyuki Saito, a mixologist master from Japan.

SOCIAL MEDIA MOMENTS

The stunning presentation of each dish screams to be Instagrammed. Also worth a snap are the beautiful silhouettes of the surrounding buildings at sunset and the iconic monochrome photographs that adorn the walls.

VALUE & VERDICT

French cuisine comes with a hefty price tag — no surprise there — but at Vogue Lounge you’re guaranteed to dine on dishes crafted from the finest ingredients and presented like minimalist masterpieces. Bear in mind, though, the bite-sized portions mean you can finish each dish in about four bites. It’s a great place for special occasions or when you feel like splurging — but not for when your stomach (or bank account) is running on empty. G

- Jarupat Buranastidporn

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96, Narathiwat Ratchanakharin Rd., Si Lom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand

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