April 8th, 2012
Mellow Restaurant and Bar in Bangkok has a modern, cosmopolitan style that would sit comfortably in major metropolises such as New York, Tokyo, London or Sydney. With a prominent corner location facing onto the main road in the upmarket Thonglor dining and lifestyle area of Bangkok, Mellow has enjoyed a sustained popularity with both local residents and visitors since it opened in 2010. Spread over two levels in a box-shaped, steel and glass framed building, Mellow offers an international menu for all-day dining, and a more upbeat bar scene with DJs in the evenings. The menu encompasses Western “comfort” style dishes, blended with Asian influences and ingredients. And the bar specialises in serving up creative cocktails and premium spirits for an increasingly discerning clientele in Bangkok. With both indoor and outdoor seating options, Mellow can be a destination for a casual lunch, afternoon coffee and chill-out space, or a more lively night-time venue for dining and socialising over drinks and tunes provided by the live DJs.
Mellow has a prominent frontage onto the main Thonglor street
The design of Mellow embraces an industrial-chic style with a tempered palette of grey, black, blond timbers, and exposed brickwork. The external facade features full height walls of black, steel framed glass windows on two sides that bathe the interior with natural light and open up the internal spaces to the street life outside. The restaurant is entered via a heavy, industrial grade stainless steel door. Inside, the ground level features the main dining space that flows through to outdoor terrace tables, with the bar and kitchen at the opposite end of the room. A broad timber staircase leads to the upper level, where there are further dining tables, and an open-air balcony that overlooks the bustling Thonglor street.
The interior design has been executed with functional simplicity, with clean lines and minimal detailing creating informal spaces that feel naturally comfortable. Extensive use of blond timbers for the furnishings, is matched with tan leather sofas, and an eclectic assortment of dining chair styles- variously upholstered with fabrics and black leather. The ” industrial” elements include exposed overhead ducting, polished concrete flooring, the walls of raw brickwork, and the front door and upstairs bar counter fabricated from brushed stainless steel.
Mellow also regularly showcases the works of local and international artists with customised installations and artwork on the walls and windows.
The main dining space on the ground floor with full height glass windows on two sides
Mellow showcases the works of local and international artists- with murals on the windows and interior mirrors
Dining tables on the upper level overlooking main Thonglor street
Upper level open-air corner space provides vantage spot for enjoying balmy evenings
The beverages menu at Mellow features an extensive selection of attractively priced classic and innovative cocktail creations. The Mellow Signature cocktails include MELLOW MELON– Tanqueray Gin,Japanese Musk Melon,Lemon Thyme,Hint of Apple & Pear. Best Served with Parma Ham ; and PURPLE HAZE– Ketel One Vodka,Red Wine,Pear,Apple,Orange & Spiced Up with Hint of Cinnamon. Other cocktail selections include varieties of Mojitos, Martinis, Prosecco cocktails, classic and standard cocktails, and sochu based cocktails.
Premium spirits served include large selections of single malts, Japanese whisky, sake, sochu and umeshu. The wine list features an interesting selection of fairly priced New World wines, complimented by a number of French and Italian wines, champagnes and sparkling wines. Imported premium quality beers from Japan and Belgium highlight the beers on offer, supplemented by Hoegaarden and Asahi on tap, and local brand bottled beers.
The well stocked bar on the ground level- conveniently adjacent to the entrance and main dining room
LYCHEE MOJITO- Bacardi Rum, crushed lychees, lime juice, mint leaves, topped with soda
SILVER FIZZ- Tanqueray Gin, egg white, lemon juice, crushed lemon, sugar cane syrup– MELLOW signature cocktail
COSMOPOLITAN- Ketel One Vodka, pressed lime juice, cranberry juice, Grand Marnier
The kitchen at Mellow serves a contemporary food menu that includes concise groupings of western comfort foods with selections of pizzas, pastas, salads; and mains such as “Classic Fish and Chips”; “Sirloin Steak”; and “Pan Roasted Sea Bass”. The Asian twist to the menu is found in a number of dishes where the traditional ingredients are supplemented with local flavours and spices. The appetizer of Grilled Vegetables is transformed with the addition of the Northern Thai style spicy almond dip. And the traditional Calzone has the seemingly incongruous, but delicious, addition of smoked clams seasoned in Larb (Lao style) spices to the standard cheese filling. The presentation of the dishes is vibrant and fresh, and the serving portions are generous.
Service works smoothly with a breezy informality that suits the relaxed, casual atmosphere that is the enduring attraction of Mellow.
MELLOW WINGS- a twist on classic fried chicken wings
GRILLED VEGETABLES & SPICY ALMOND DIP- Seasonal Vegetables served with Northern-Style Almond Dip, Taro Chip & Flat Bread
CALZONE LARB CLAM CHEESE- Pizza Stuffed with Smoked Clam, Seasoned with Larb Spices
BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB- Coke-Marinated Short Ribs served with Cheese Polenta, Baked Butter Garlic, Grilled Vegetable & Coke Gravy
Mellow Restaurant & Bar
Address: Ground Floor at Penny’s Balcony Mall, Thonglor Soi 16, Bangkok. 10110 Thailand
BTS Station: Thonglor
Reservations: +66.2 382 0065
Twitter: @ MELLOWTHONGLOR
Sunday to Thursday 11:00 am ~ 01:00 am
Friday & Saturday 11:00 am ~ 02:00 am
Happy Hour– Sunday to Thursday 5 pm ~ 8 pm Buy 1 Get 1 Free Cocktails, Asahi Draft, Wine, Sake, Umeshu
Lunch Set- Daily 11 am ~ 3 pm
Music- LIVE DJ everyday 9 pm ~ 1 am (Jazzy,Funk,Soul,Old School,Indie Electro)
Another Mellow opened at The Crystal lifestyle mall in the LadPhrao suburb of Bangkok in February 2012.