The Kitchen Table, W Hotel, Bangkok, ThailandBack to Forum
Anonymous28 Aug 2014
Before going to Bangkok we planned also to try out The Kitchen Table at the W Hotel Bangkok.
Having good experiences with the W Istanbul, where we have stayed, and the W Hong Kong, where we stopped for a snack, we were looking forward to the sister property in Bangkok.
We were impressed by the grounds, the former Russian Embassy, which is now used for events, and the
newly built tower containing the hotel.
The lobby was bright and modern and the lady of the gift shop was so nice to direct us to the elevators and the right floor.
The decor and design is stylish and contemporary. We liked it.
Unfortunately our dining experience wasn’t exactly what we imagined.
We were warmly greeted and brought to our table. The restaurant was already buzzing.
Soon the menu arrived. There were a la carte choices or a two course or three course lunch with a soft drink included.
Having had two course options previously it meant for us either a starter/main course or main course/dessert combination.
Not so at the Kitchen Table. The waitress explained to us we had to order an appetizer and a main course or take the three course to have dessert.
In the end we decided to have the three course, even so we already knew we weren’t that hungry. Thinking about it now, it would have been better to forgo the set menu completely and order a la carte.
We ended up with one mocktail (The Conscious), a mango juice, a large bottle of Voss water and two Sprite, one Caesar Salad, one paprika corn soup, two gnocchi in tomato sauce and goats cheese, one espresso tiramisu and a plum tart with vanilla ice cream.
The Caesar Salad, tiramisu and The Conscious were the best.
The salad was made with anchovies, which my better half and I love. It added a nice flavor to the salad.
My soup was good, but got a bit too one flavored after a few spoons. I was only able to taste the paprika.
The gnocchi were fresh, the sauce and the goats cheese tangy. Overall we were happy, but it was slightly too salty.
While his dessert was excellent, mine wasn’t perfect. The plums and vanilla ice cream were in fact outstanding, but the tart crust was very hard and had been spiced with anise and wasn’t what I really liked.
The staff was very friendly, efficient and concerned, because we couldn’t finish our meal.
The price for the lunch was 1989 THB (ca. 46.60 Euro or 62.40 USD).
Considering our experience we wouldn’t go back to The Kitchen Table for lunch, but instead go to the Woo Bar, enjoying cocktails and the dessert buffet instead, or enjoy coffee.
Would we recommend this restaurant to a friend? Maybe!
Would we visit this restaurant again for lunch in the future? Maybe not, but would try the Woo Bar instead.28 Aug 2014