Shut just after it opened earlier this year, a stylish speakeasy has reopened again to serve Bangkok’s west side.
With lockdown measures relaxed yesterday and Bangkok’s restaurants allowed to welcome diners again, a hidden venue on the Thonburi side named S’Amuser – French for amuse – has unlocked its dainty orange entrance to serve food and drinks for people in a semi-private dining setting.
Owned by Chanisara “Belle” Buranabungvong, S’Amuser is a gender-inclusive tailor shop by day and hidden hangout by night. The small bar-slash-restaurant offers private seating and only accepts three tables per day via advance booking. More seatings including some on the rooftop are expected in the future.
Though not as ambitious or serious as what patrons will find at typical fine-dining restaurants, the menu still includes a five-course set for THB990 and plenty of a la carte options. The prix fixe menu features dishes like wagyu kaprao, with a generous portion of grilled beef done right and topped with a sunny-side up egg, as well as a flavor-packed spaghetti in black truffle sauce.
For the drinks, highlights include the Muan e li, whose subtle flavors of rice milk made from jasmine rice balance out the strong punch from Thai rice wine (sato) and Mekhong whiskey. The floral cocktail Graciosa, meanwhile, features a combination of rose wine, vodka, and house-made hibiscus syrup served in a very insta-worthy bird cage.
What we’d recommend is the Japanese melon sake Tanoshi topped with food-grade 3D-printed art: Send a picture ahead of time, and they’ll print it out and put it on your drink. It’s a fun way to celebrate special occasions. All cocktails are THB310.
During the current lockdown, cocktails have been remade as mocktails. Opening hours also are temporarily 1pm until 8pm. All customers are required to book in advance.
S’Amuser is located in a small alley of Soi Charoen Rat 6, just five minutes by foot from BTS Wongwian Yai.
92 Charoenraj Rd., Bangkok, Thailand
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