A family-friendly hang-out hub arrives in Sathorn’s Soi 10
Tucked away behind the bright blue building that houses Revolucion Cocktail (and until recently Clandestino Cantina), the newly opened Blue Parrot comes as a breath of family-friendly fresh air to the bustling neighbourhood of Sathorn Sois 10 and 12. In stark contrast to Revolucion—known for its Cuban-themed cocktails, appetizing tapas, and plenty of late night salsa dancing—this latest outlet places a strong emphasis on providing a relaxing environment for the community, including its youngest members.
The venue itself features plenty of lush greenery and shaded areas, an inviting swimming pool surrounded by cabanas and loungers, a children’s play area complete with kiddy-sized picnic tables, a small bar (for the adults), a large tiled BBQ, and two pétanque strips—the French version of boules that sees players tossing or rolling hollow steel balls. Guests may choose to sit at the bar, next to the pool, or in the family-style seating area that encompasses the children’s play area—so mums and dads can keep a watchful eye on their little ones.
Helming the kitchen (as well as the live BBQ) is French chef Nicolas Valanchon who serves up classic European fare with a modern twist. We started our meal with the Full Green Salad (B150/210), a playful mixture of zucchini, asparagus, broccoli, romaine lettuce, green mango, fennel, cucumber pumpkin seeds, pistachio nuts, and a secret green dressing. For the health-conscious, the Blue Parrot Salad (B150/210) is a light combination of slow-cooked chicken, mixed quinoa, cucumber, carrot, beetroot, mango, spinach, and coriander tossed in a low-fat dressing. A low-calorie start to our evening had it not been for the fresh homemade bread that was finished within minutes.
From the mains menu, the Lamb Saddle Persillade (B470), slow-cooked Australian lamb with fresh garlic and parsley, and reduced lamb juice with confit garlic, and the Grilled Grouper Vierge (B270), cooked to perfection and topped with a traditional vierge sauce comprising of tomato, olive oil, black olives, and basil, were both fine examples of simple food done well. Homemade Pommes Dauphine (B90) and Veggie Tagliatelles (B90) cooked with shallot confit butter replace mundane French fries and roasted vegetables as side options, amongst others.
For children there’s a simple menu featuring Ham & Cheese Coquillettes Risotto, Mini Chicken Roast, and Steak & Cheese (the latter two each served with a choice of side dish). Served with a drink each set is priced at B190.
As no meal is complete without dessert, the Tropical Sin (B150), caramelized fruit, vanilla ice cream, and coconut crumble topped with tarte passion fruit, and the Chef’s Chocolate Mousse (B180)—a chocolate lover’s dream—wound things off nicely.
Inheriting some features from its neighbour, wine cocktails, gin-based, and Cuban-themed cocktails make an appearance on the drinks menu. Every Thursday night also sees a DJ playing funky house music and an all-you-can-eat buffet on offer.
By Kelly Harvey
50, Sathorn Soi 10
Tel: 02 235 4822
Open: Wed-Mon, 11:30am-11pm