Aubergine - Bangkok
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The interiors of a European restaurant and the plush Asian garden around make this an unforgettable setting for a romantic dinner, or a good meal between friends or business colleagues. Aubergine is a truly unique Bangkok restaurant experience.
The food arrives looking like a work of art, but the flavour lives up to it's image. Aubergine has succeeded in creating an easy-going, bistro style atmosphere. You can eat in the restaurant, at the bar, or take your meal al fresco on the terrace. In the evenings there is an a la carte menu on offer. Aubergine's location in the busy Silom area only adds to its sense of being a French gem of a retreat from busy Bangkok.
Aubergine is refreshing in that it does not try to be trendy or in any way overly fashionable, which means that although the building is impressive, the atmosphere is subdued and calming in an old-fashioned type of way.
The dishes are delightfully classic. For those with a huge appetite Aubergine definitely falls under the category of fine foods served in rather compact portions rather than hearty servings. Many of the luxury type dishes have a price tag to match too, and whilst Aubergine is by no means the most expensive French restaurant in Bangkok it is not a sit-down bistro cheapie by any means. For this reason the set menus are a good choice and appeal with warm goat's cheese salad, pan fried duck breast with orange sauce, and crème caramel. Dinner sets are reasonable too with servings of Carpaccio of beef with white truffle oil, parmesan and rocket salad, along with lamb daube Provencal served with white beans, tomato and red wine, followed by homemade lemon tart and sorbet.
Aubergine has an attractive curved bar area which adds character to the interior and a nice touch for those wanting a pre-meal aperitif. There are private dining rooms for groups and the variety of different dining areas lifts Aubergine out of being just a pleasant looking restaurant to somewhere with real charm.
The menu really brings a little bit of France to Bangkok. The a la carte menu includes snails, frog legs with garlic butter and foie gras which is pan-fried and served with caramelized green apple, and comes with rocket and a raspberry sauce. Amongst the main courses is a traditional bouillabaisse with French imported fish fillets, served with saffron and an olive oil and breadcrumb sauce with garlic. Other mouthwatering mains include slow cooked Provencal style lamb shank served with gratin dauphinois potatoes, and pork filet mignon with a Normandy calvados sauce, mash potato and vegetables. Desserts include a flamboyant crepe suzette flambéed at your table for those wanting the full, old style French dining experience.If all of that doesn't make your mouth water then we don't know what will!
Daily lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Daily dinner: 6pm - 10:30pm (Last Order)
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