Western comfort food & refashioned classic cocktails at new restaurant & bar by Hyde & Seek team
August 31st, 2015
Recently opened within the glamorous EmQuartier retail and lifestyle complex in Bangkok, Scruffy Apron is the latest restaurant and bar conceived and operated by the accomplished Hyde & Seek team. Since opening the trend-setting brasserie-style restaurant Hyde & Seek back in 2010, a second offshoot Hyde & Seek Peek-A-Boo launched in 2014, followed now by Scruffy Apron. The new opening brings the same casual yet urban-chic brasserie-style dining and bar experiences as the sibling restaurants, with an emphasis on all-day dining and familiar Western comfort foods. Set within an upper-level space of the spectacular new mall, Scruffy Apron offers a spacious layout with separate bar and dining sections, plus open-air seating on the outdoor terrace at the rear. Guests can enjoy all-day dining in a vibrant market-style atmosphere that incorporates multiple cooking stations including a fresh seafood bar, charcuterie and cheese, pasta station, and a hot dog cart. At the bar, the hallmark signature cocktails from the award-winning Hyde & Seek mixology team are the headline attraction, while a full range of refreshing beverages – both alcohol and non-alcoholic are served.
Decor The casual-chic interior design recalls a European brasserie dining aesthetic – classy yet informal. A handsome red leather banquette setting blends comfortably with simple dark timber cafe tables and chairs, while raw brick walls and unpolished timber floors are complemented with decor flourishes such as classic French chandeliers, an antique carved timber long-case floor clock, and the centrepiece vintage zinc bar counter.
Cuisine Encouraging relaxed all-day dining, the wide-ranging menu has been assembled to evoke a European market experience with its cosmopolitan diversity of cuisines. Guests can enjoy meticulously crafted dishes such as Hokkaido Scallop Ceviche with Watermelons, Cilantro & Horseradish from the Almost Raw selection at the Seafood Bar; home-cooked pastas; the signature Aprons Lobster Roll from the Burgers & Sandwiches list; and on the front terrace, the Scruffy Hot Dog Cart elevates the classic hot dog with versions like the Kimchi Dog with cauliflower and Korean spices.
Cocktails At the forefront of Bangkok’s burgeoning cocktail scene since the opening of the original Hyde & Seek in 2010, the bar team continuously refine the cocktail program with their signature renditions of classic cocktails. While respecting authenticity, classics are upgraded with modern technique and premium ingredients to create an approachable and rewarding drinks list replete with a comprehensive selection of cocktails. Featuring prominently are the signature refashioned classics, notable for the unexpected combinations of ingredients and well-balanced taste profiles. A strong selection of accurately re-created vintage cocktails from the early 20th Century add further depth to the cocktail options.
Scruffy Apron opens daily between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm (10:30 am – 11:00 pm weekends). Check out the Scruffy Apron Facebook Page for the latest special promotions and menu information.