February 22nd, 2012
The GREYHOUND CAFE at The Crystal Lifestyle Mall in Bangkok is one of the recent additions to the growing family of Greyhound Cafes in Bangkok, and also more recently with the opening of two branches in Hong Kong. Housed in a prominent corner location within the mall complex, the curving glass facade of Greyhound Cafe provides a pleasant outlook over the gardens and trees separating the mall from the main road. A casual lounge area opening directly onto the pavement offers a relaxing environment for evening snacks and drinks, and compliments the main indoor dining areas. The design and menu at The Crystal branch follow the popular theme of the original Greyhound Cafes in Bangkok- with its quirky furnishings and innovative cuisine that combines the best of Thai and Western influences into a delightful assemblage of dishes.
The Crystal is one of the new style of community malls that are now proliferating in the affluent suburbs of Bangkok- providing local residents with an appealing mix of lifestyle themed stores and an abundance of casual dining and coffee outlets. The Greyhound Cafe, with its corner location and external access, benefits in staying open later into the evenings- and now joins the J Avenue branch of Greyhound Cafe in showcasing the new evening concept of “Ground Hey”@ Greyhound Cafe. “Ground Hey” offers guests a relaxed environment to unwind in the evenings with generous Happy Hour deals on drinks, a tasty snack menu, and on Thursday to Saturday nights, live DJs play an eclectic range of tunes- ranging from hip hop, soul & funk, soft indie rock, and electro-pop ( from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm at J-Avenue only).
The open lounge area and street frontage entrance at Greyhound Cafe
The timber panelled external lounge- with circular wine display counter
The main cafe dining area- highlighted by out-sized spherical lights suspended low from the ceiling
A outer semi-circular space follows the curvature of the building and provides a relaxing “greenhouse” atmosphere
The main dining room- looking back towards the mall entrance passageway
The “Ground Hey” concept at Greyhound Cafes ( J Avenue and The Crystal branches only at present) offers an enticing menu of drinks and bar snacks at attractive prices. A concise selection of red and white wines sourced from wine producers in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy and Chile- all priced in the range of approximately THB 900 to 1,200, and additionally, a selection of proseccos from Italy priced between THB1,100 and 1,300. Cocktails featured include the Signature cocktails of Greyhound, plus a selection of classic cocktails such as martinis, mojito, caipirinha, margarita, daiquiri, singapore sling, and cosmopolitan. The signature cocktails are featured in the photos below. All cocktails are well priced at between THB 180 and 220 each.
The Happy Hour promotion features a choice of 2 glasses of selected cocktails for only THB250; and 2 bottles of selected white wines for THB1,290 ; and 2 bottles of selected red wine for THB 1,690.
Signature cocktail- the “GHC”– Chardonnay, Umeshu, Chinese plum & syrup
Signature cocktail- “Strawberry Sour”– strawberry liqueur, strawberry jam, lime juice & apple jelly
Classic cocktail- “Cosmopolitan” – Vodka, cranberry and fresh lime juice, orange zest, syrup
Classic cocktail- “Singapore Sling”– Gin, Cherry Heering, orange juice, lime juice, Grenadine, topped with soda
The food angle of the “Ground Hey” concept is represented by a “Late Night Food & Snack Menu” that features a number of the all-time most popular Greyhound appetizers and snacks. These include Mini Pork Ribs; Calamari Fritti; Crispy Ravioli with Salsa; and the dishes photographed below. All dishes are ideal for sharing amongst friends whilst enjoying the drinks and laid-back music.
Salmon Sashimi in spicy hot sauce
Yum Japanese Seaweed with Glass Noodle – Japanese seaweed salad with glass noodle, chilies, boiled shrimps, minced pork, chopped shallots and celery in spicy dressing.
“Greyhound Famous Fried Chicken Wings” – Deep fried marinated mini chicken wings in fish sauce.
GREYHOUND CAFE @ The Crystal, Bangkok
Address: 1st Floor at The Crystal Lifestyle Mall, 64 Pradist Manudharm Rd., Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230 Thailand
Reservations: +66.2 515 0937
Sunday to Wednesday 11:00 am ~ 11:00 pm
Thursday to Saturday 11:00am ~ 12:00 am midnight
“Ground Hey” Happy Hours: The Crystal 6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm J Avenue 8:00 pm ~ 10:00 pm
Other Greyhound Cafe branches in Bangkok: J Avenue; Emporium; Central Chidlom; Siam Center; Phaholyothin; Ratchayothin.
New Hong Kong branches: Greyhound Cafe @ IFC Mall , and Ocean Centre at TST.