The atmosphere, furnishings and even the menu at each Greyhound Cafe are fresh and effortlessly city chic and the Greyhound image is all about smart-casual, modern city lifestyles. These are the restaurants where ladies do lunch in the upmarket malls of Central Chidlom, Siam Paragon and Emporium, and where young, hip and upwardly mobile types chat and hang out to be seen at J Avenue in Bangkok's stylish Thong Lor neighbourhood.
European bistro bites, Asian appetizers, as well as restaurant style mains, and Thai dishes with a twist, are offered alongside pastas and gastro café style sandwiches and burgers served on planks, for a relaxed style dining. The well thought out menu not only looks attractive but tastes good too, making the Greyhound eateries a safe and effortlessly appealing choice.
Greyhound started as a chain of menswear shops focusing on casual, designer style wear and this attitude and lifestyle statement has been carried through to the restaurants too. The Asian foods have the right balance of clean flavours to appeal to those who want a taste of Thailand that is not so much about authentic recipes but modern-day interpretations. Seafood spring rolls are a light and crispy starter with scallop, shrimp and squid, and asparagus too. New Zealand sirloin is grilled and served with a hot and spicy Thai sauce, and some sticky rice for another interesting Asian appetizer. A salad starter with pomelo, ground dried shrimp and crispy fish, has roasted coconut added before being doused in a lemon dressing and served with romaine lettuce and wild betel leaves. This is fusion at its best, with its tangy, crunchy, and moreish zest.
On the European side, bruschetta, calamari, and pate with brandy and green peppercorns are perfect to start if you want something a little different than Asian cuisine. Greyhound gives equal emphasis to both Western and Thai food, and this is the type of restaurant where you can easily mix up tasty Asian appetizers with some fish and chips in beer batter. The menus are perfectly pitched and the prices are about right too, being just high enough to make you appreciate that this is a stylish café-come-bistro and low enough for you to stop off for a pre, mid or post shopping bite.
Greyhound cafes are not Thai, Mediterranean, or simply contemporary. What they are is totally Bangkok, and reflect the fun, relaxed side of the city and the idea that eating is a lifestyle choice. For anyone on holiday stopping off at a Greyhound is not going to challenge your taste buds or stun your senses but it will serve up good quality, interesting dishes in modern surroundings. For families of fussy eaters abroad, or groups where everyone wants something different, each Greyhound Cafe is designed to tailor to every taste, across all borders.
Ground Floor, Siam Paragon Shopping Centre, Rama 1 Road, Siam-Chitlom--Ploenchit, 10330View Larger Map
Best For Whom
- All Ages
Best For What
- A Bit of Romance
- Fine Dining