A 126-year-old Mansion Becomes W Bangkok’s Latest Restaurant

  • On Sathorn Road, the restaurant is housed in a 126-year-old mansion that formerly served as the Russian Embassy.

    On Sathorn Road, the restaurant is housed in a 126-year-old mansion that formerly served as the Russian Embassy.

  • Thai decor and an open kitchen are part of the main dining room, which serves a travel-inspired menu.

    Thai decor and an open kitchen are part of the main dining room, which serves a travel-inspired menu.

  • An Indian-inspired cauliflower dish from chef Fatih.

    An Indian-inspired cauliflower dish from chef Fatih.

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A neoclassical mansion on the grounds of the W Bangkok, the House on Sathorn has finally been reopened as an extension of the hotel’s food and beverage offerings. The 1889 building, which initially served as a private residence before becoming a hotel and then the Russian embassy, has seen its carved ceilings, etched pillars, and lavish sitting rooms meticulously restored, with interiors by AvroKO adding a sleek urbanity to the setting. For his part, young Turkish chef Fatih Tutak has created Asian-accented menus (including the Mumbai-inspired cauliflower dish pictured above) for the main restaurant, while a wide selection of drinks and high tea are served in the adjoining bar. Comfort food is on order in the tranquil courtyard, while a pair of DJ’d lounges will be joining the lineup soon (66/2344-4000). —Ron Gluckman

This article originally appeared in the October/November print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“House Proud”)

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