If you ever come to Bangkok, there is one place that I recommend you to go for a fancy dinner with your partner or just few drinks with your friends. It's a gorgeous place to see gorgeous people. The place is Sirocco, a roof top outdoor restaurant and bar on the 63rd floor of the State Tower building at the end of Silom Rd near the Chao Phraya river.
The experience starts when you enter the lobby of the second tallest building in Bangkok, if you mention 'Sirroco' the staff will guide you to the express elevator that brings you from the ground level to the 63rd floor just within seconds. The dress code is 'smart casual", so don't wear slippers, shorts (for men) and ripped jeans, they also don't allow you to bring backpack and shopping bags (you have to leave them at the lobby).
When you reach the 63rd floor, you will be guided to the balcony outside where Sirroco is located. The view from there is fantastic, especially with the Chao Phraya river just accross the road. The best time to come here is just before sunset, you can see how the sky beautifully changes its colors. Go to the bar (Sky bar) order few drinks (non alcoholic cocktails are available for B300++) before you start you dinner (reservation is required for dinner) and bring your camera too. Take photos of Bangkok skyline, many people do.
To my surprise, even though being at the top of the hi rise building, the wind was not as strong as I imagine, instead it was a cool breeze and a nice evening. Live jazz music performs every day.
The foods are delicious but expensive (among the most expensive in Bangkok), they serve Mediterranean menu with various selections of seafood and steaks. Dinner set menus are also available and starts at B2900++ pp. excl. drink. I tried the pan seared scallops served with caramelized onion ravioli and Riesling chervil reduction for starters and the Australian beef tenderloin served with baby leeks, mushrooms, dauphine potatoes and truffle sauce for the main course. The scallops were fantastic, the steak was smooth and tender but the taste was not up to my expectation.
The restaurant was full at that night, but after 11pm the tables started to get empty, several people came before midnight just to get a couple cups of coffee.
Alaskan crab cake and fried calamari
Mediterranean shellfish salad
Pan-roasted black sea bass and tiger prawn on kalamata
Grilled Maine lobsterChar-grilled marinated rack of lamb
Opening Hours : 6pm -1am (if weather permitted). Major CC accepted. No children under 7. Corkage fee B2000.
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