14th August 2014 at 13:15 #483542
Anonymous14th August 2014 at 13:15 #483543
During our stay at the Banyan Tree in Bangkok (see also review) we went to the Moon Bar twice and the Vertigo Grill once.
The restaurant and bar are co-located on the rooftop on the 61st floor. There are a number of stairs to climb up and down, so I wouldn’t recommend it for people with walking disabilities.
We had heard many good things and were looking forward to our experiences. We arrived on both occasions shortly after the Moon Bar opened at 17.00 hours and hadn’t any problems finding a seat.
The cocktails were very delicious and made addictive as did the stunning views over the city.
On one occasion we had the Chao-Pra-Ya and the Vertigo Sunset, on the other the Catalyst and the Saffron Sunrise. Prices were identical at 1280 THB (ca. 29.50 Euro or ca. 40 USD) for two cocktails. Snacks came with the drinks and were a nut and dried fruit mix, kale chips and spicy nuts. I liked especially the chips. They had an unusual flavor.
It was nice to see the sunset; first Bangkok was bathed in golden light, then the Blue Hour arrived and soon afterwards only the twinkling lights of the city and the moon were visible. It was romantic.
The staff was attentive and made sure they took the order correctly each time.
Dinner at Vertigo was included in our “Taste the Delights of Bangkok” rate, so we had to pay only for the drinks. We had reserved a table for the very first seating and it wasn’t busy yet, but the restaurant was full when we left.
We were brought to our table and handed the menu. We could choose from three starters, three main courses and one dessert. Our waiter advised us if we didn’t like the dessert it could be exchanged with others. He also checked for any dietary requirements. Most of the dishes didn’t contain anything we were allergic to, so we didn’t have to have it tailor made for us.
As drinks we had a bottle of water, an Apple Spritzer and mango juice. We both decided to go for the tuna ceviche. He had the wild salmon trout with Moroccan salsa and I the spiced aubergine with saffron rice. As dessert we enjoyed the mango cheese cake.
The most interesting dish was the tuna ceviche.
When it was darker a lamp in the shape of a mushroom was placed on our table and a photographer from the hotel made the rounds to capture all customers. A memento of our visit was given to us later in the form of a framed portrait photo, what a wonderful idea to really capture that special moment here which we enjoyed so much.
Time was flying by and our evening on the top of the Banyan Tree was very memorable.
We enjoyed the responsive and attentive service, the excellent food, the atmosphere and the views.
The drinks came in at 880 THB (ca. 20.25 Euro or 27.40 USD).
We recommend to go at least to the Moon Bar, but if you can, splurge on a Dinner at Vertigo. Costs should be around 100 Euro / 140 USD per person for a three course meal and alcohol free drinks.
Would we recommend this Bar and restaurant to a friend? YES!
Would we love to have dinner at this Bar and restaurant again in the future? YES!
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