Chic venue captivates Bangkok diners with superb French cuisine and impressive, fairly priced wine list
December 31st, 2012
Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant opened early in 2012 in a lofty space on the penultimate floor of the fashionable Pullman Bangkok Hotel G in downtown Bangkok. A contemporary, lifestyle themed restaurant and bar, serving a traditional French cuisine, complimented with a large selection of wines at reasonable prices, the concept for Scarlett was first launched at an acclaimed sibling property- Beijing Hotel G- several years ago. Reflecting the sleek design and chic lifestyle of the Hotel G concept, Scarlett in Bangkok exudes a vibrant atmosphere, ideal for both relaxed yet stylish dining, and as a chill out venue for friends to enjoy some fine wines whilst taking in the brilliant views offered from the heights of the 37th floor space. The expansive venue includes a large restaurant dining room and bar space, plus an open air terrace section for a more casual atmosphere.
The stellar cuisine served at Scarlett is firmly grounded in traditional French cooking techniques and recipes, and is the product of an ongoing collaboration between Executive Chef Sylvain Royer, and renowned Parisian restaurateur and Michelin 2 star Chef Manuel Martinez. The menu features an impressive variety of cold cuts and cheese, tapas dishes, daily and seasonal specialties, and a highlighted selection of traditional French dishes created by Chef Manuel Martinez and grouped under “Old Time Favourites”.
The Wine List at Scarlett is a well-formed collection of over 150 labels – the bottles showcased in an impressive glass-fronted cellar at the entrance to the restaurant. Wines by the glass are featured- with the selection of 10 varieties frequently updated on the chalkboard menus. The bar also offers a concise range of cocktails that are also updated on a regular basis- with details listed on chalkboards above the bar counter. The outdoor terrace is splendid option for after-work drinks and watching the fabulous sunsets. Live DJs on Friday and Saturday nights and some buzz to the chill out atmosphere.
Scarlett opens nightly (except Sundays) at 6:00 pm for dinner, and with the restaurant solidly busy every night- popular with locals and hotel guests alike, bookings are strongly recommended.
Wine Bar & Restaurant
The reception counter at the 37th floor entrance to Scarlett- with empty wine bottles protruding from the back-lighted, rustic timber panelling.
The entrance passageway to the restaurant is flanked by the glass-fronted wine cellar and chalkboards inscribed with the complete wine list.
The high communal tables, crafted from solid dark timber, are a popular feature at Scarlett. Bold inserts of mosaic floor tiling underneath the high tables delineate the different dining sections.
The impressive bar exerts a bold presence in the centre of the dining room. Long black marble counters on three sides provide plentiful seating options for either dining at the bar, or simply imbibing some wines and cocktails
Diners at the classic bistro style tables and chairs enjoy spectacular city skyline views thanks to the floor to ceiling glass wall.
Other seating options on the main restaurant floor space include comfortable leather sofas and banquette settings.
The front section of the floor space adjacent to the entrance features the cheese and charcuterie display counters on one side, and the wine cellars and open air terrace on the other.
A timber counter extends across the entire front of the terrace – with fabulous views over the inner city and nearby Chao Phraya River.
The extended terrace area features different seating zones- with options including comfortable sofas, setting s of small tables and chairs, and a long communal table for casual open air dining. Lush green faux-vegetation evoke the serenity of an outdoor garden atmosphere.
The communal high table setting on the terrace is a good option for small groups.
Up to 40 guests can be accommodated on the spacious terrace. Weekend nights feature live DJs.
Selections from the Menu
The Restaurant Menu features a wide-ranging assemblage of popular French dishes, impeccably prepared, and priced commensurate with the quality. The range of dishes includes seafood specialties, pates & terrines, salads, pasta, grills, and tartars. Some stand out dishes include Wagyu Beef Cheek- braised 12 hours, forestiere garnished, Pomme mousseline, mustard jus; Kurobota Pork Belly & Du Puy Lentils- braised pork belly, A.O.C. lentils; and L’Aller et Retour- classic Beef tartar, pan-seared.
Highlights from the ”Old Time Favourites” menu of Chef Manuel Martinez include- Saint-Jacques d’Hokkaido- grilled scallop with truffle dressing; Le Ravioli de homard et foir gras, crême de cèpes- lobster and foie gras ravioli, cep mushroom cream; and La Côte d’Agneau, épaule confit et ratatoille- roasted lamb chop, confit shoulder, ratatoille.
And classic French Desserts include favourites such as Vanilla Creme Brûlée; Grand Marnier ‘Souffle’; and Mille Feuille ‘Grands Augustins’.
Preparation counter for cold cuts, cheeses and tapas dishes
Assortment of hot and cold tapas dishes
Nicoise Salad- Mesclun salad, white anchovies, Spanish tuna, black olives, quail eggs, basil oil.
Salmon Tartar- Salmon back, lime, hargan oil, smoked à la minute.
Boston Maine Lobster- Grilled, extra virgin olive oil dressing
Wild Scottish Salmon- Pan seared in butter, creamy greens & curry sauce.
Scarlett- Wine Bar & Restaurant at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
Address: 37th Floor at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 188 Silom Road, Bangkok. 10500 Thailand
Skytrain: Chong Nonsi BTS
Reservations: +66.2. 238 1991
Opening Hours : Monday to Saturday 6:00 pm ~ 1:00 am Closed on Sundays.
Music: Guest DJs spinning House music Friday & Saturday nights from 10:30 pm to 1:00 am.