Bistro 33 - Bangkok
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The contemporary interior of Bistro 33 is smart without being overly so, with lots of colour and natural light. The menu is wide and the bistro dishes have a straightforward simplicity that is refreshing in a city where culinary creativity and choice can sometimes leave you yearning for a plate of something you recognise and like.
Whilst some of the prices may seem a little steep for what is essentially a neighbourhood eatery, there are enough reasonable mid-range priced appetisers and mains to not blow the holiday dining out budget out of proportion. Bistro 33 has a relaxed, social ambience making it perfect for lunch as well as dinner, or an afternoon tea.
What is unique about Bistro 33 is its outdoor wood burning pizza oven with a counter where doughy delights are ordered during the restaurant's popular Sunday brunch buffet, which also includes Mediterranean cold cuts and appetisers, alongside traditional roasts. With free flow prosecco it is easy for a Sunday to turn into a leisurely dining day and a chance to pace your trip.
Avocado salad is served with smoked salmon, fresh fruit and prawns as a summery appetiser, alongside deep fried mushrooms that come stuffed with pate or blue cheese, for a more guilty pleasure. Whilst hearty minestrone soup might not be everyone's idea of an ideal start to a meal out in the tropics, smooth chicken liver pate with brandy and tarragon is always a bistro favourite.
There is a good range of salads which includes a classic English ploughman's lunch with crisp bread, cheese and Branston pickle. The menu includes some pub-style dishes too, amongst the fancier bistro offerings, with a selection of pies such as steak and kidney served with mash, which are far better than is usually the case when these traditional recipes are transported abroad to exotic settings.
A homemade burger, club sandwich and tortilla wraps feature on the menu too and whilst it might seem that Bistro 33 is trying to please every diner all of the time with its wide-ranging menu, the quality cuisine, and attractive location means it actually pulls it off.
Eight steaks on the menu, include a Wagyu rump from Australia, as well as meat from New Zealand, Argentina, and Canada, with an American ribeye too. Lamb chops, lamb shank and lamb stew offer more meaty options, balanced out with the lighter textures of snapper and sea bass. These more upmarket mains mean Bistro 33 is ideal for lunch in the sun, before becoming a more intimate setting at night.
11am - 11pm
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