Flavours that will evoke a twinge of “envy”
From the moment you step into 3nvy, you’ll find yourself in a mythical cosmos inhabited by mysterious antiquity and art sculptures made of paper. With beautifully painted wall murals of dark forests and black crows, this contemporary European restaurant is a reimagining of a gothic fairytale. Full of mismatched vintage chairs upholstered with hand-painted fabrics, the interior evokes a cafe-style bistro with a fearless imagination. Meanwhile, larger parties are invited to use their quirky dining room, where the dining table and chairs sit in the sunken portion of what appears to be a swimming pool—complete with all-white tiles and a metal ladder (pool table… get it?). And if you like, the wavering sheen of a reflective pool can be projected in the dining area to add playful aquatic touch to your next dinner party.
Owner Thanyatorn Vajanopath, a Le Cordon Bleu London Alumni Chef in Patisserie, describes the restaurant as her long-time dream. Just as she imagined, the bistro serves up classic European plates with a twist—from brunch favourites to comfort food. It’s a cozy spot, perfect for hanging out with friends, especially as the menu offers several sharing plates to choose from. The creamy Mushroom tart (B250) is a crisp phyllo pastry filled with a generous, gooey amount of cheese with a luscious egg yolk on top, while the refreshing Smoke salmon salad (B380) is a colourful composed salad, stacked in successive layers of salmon, prawn, avocado and mango.
Made with puréed beetroots, the homemade pasta in the dish named Cry Me A River (B520) has a fantastic ruby colour. Seasoned with Thai spices and served with prawn, the pasta is punctuated with spicy and garlicky tones. Another highlight is the “slow-cooked until the meat nearly falls off the bone” 180 Shank (B890), which is succulent, moist and rich tasting. Best paired with a glass of Merlot, this hearty lamb shank also comes with a Yorkshire pudding, winter vegetables, and creamy mashed potatoes.
As is to be expected from a Le Cordon Bleu patisserie alumni, the carefully designed dessert menu is not to be missed. If you’re craving a real New York-style cheesecake then a slice of Thanyatorn’s Daydream (B165) would be a must-try. It’s rich, creamy, pure melt-in-your-mouth bliss, with a delightful blend of sugar and cracker in its crust. Alternatively, the Red wine poached pear (B330) is a simple, light dessert with a delicate floral scent. Served with cloud-like airy whipped cream and cookie crumbles, the poached pear is wonderful way to end a meal.
For those who might be interested in a refreshing mocktail, try a fruity, tangy bubbling sodas (B135) with flavours such as passion fruit, or the signature 3nvy (B135), which is infused with rose essence and strawberry, lending it a beautiful fragrance. By Anne Wong
1246 Rama 4 Rd.
Open: Tue-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 9am-3:30pm