A hidden tropical backyard in Sathorn proves to be
the perfect spot for family…and wild nights.
“One more Ricard?” A question you often hear at Blue Parrot, the hip, vibrant, hidden bar in trendy Sathorn. And, it can be at any time of the day too, the French pastis drink on offer to customers as they put their feet up on a warm, weekend afternoon or accept the aperitif for a hit of anise-flavoured va-va-voom before entering the upstairs nightclub at Revolucion Cocktail.
Like those lazy summers in Europe, bustling Bangkok can seem chaotic and overwhelming in comparison, but the city has its quieter, relaxing spaces too. Formed by Revolucion Cocktail, the Shanghai-based cocktail bar team, Blue Parrot offers customers a slice of tranquil heaven, away from the fumes and traffic-choked roads, offering up tasty French-inspired dishes with a Thai-twist and refreshing drinks—just what’s needed in these sweltering days.
Head Chef Jeremy Godde, handsomely cooks behind the kitchen stove, magically serving his fall-off-the-bone sous-vide Pork Ribs, topped with a special homemade sauce. Umph! Just the thought of it makes me want to shut down my laptop and rush over. There is also a fantastic Whole Grilled Sea Bass, carefully cooked on the grill and served with tartar and tasty chilli sauces. The “Pool Platter” is perfect for those wishing to indulge in the afternoon—corn chips, mozzarella stick, crispy fish rolls, caesar salad rolls and parma bruschetta—and the Set Lunch is a steal at B390 for 3 courses and B290 for 2 courses. There is also a kid’s menu, and, for when they’ve still not burnt off enough energy, a cool-looking swimming pool onsite, designed in the shape of an ABSOLUT Vodka bottle. You’ll also find two lanes created to play Pétanque, that popular French pastime involving boules.
Given its tucked away location, it’s easy to walk right past Blue Parrot, but that would be a mistake. This is a place of friends and food and fun and games. There is also the newly opened Mexican restaurant, La Lupita, located onsite and back downstairs on the lawn, day beds on green grass and a special troublemakers’ play area for kids—slider, kid’s kitchen, tea set, blackboard, board game, Uno… everything they could want.
Bar drinks are all created by the team behind Revolucion, so you can rest assured that what’s being prepared is from professionals with serious game. Watch them shake, pour and serve a wide variety of cocktails—or pour a glass of the much-loved Ricard. Oh, and you must try one of their Espresso Martinis, or two, or seven. It’s the ideal setup for daytime with the kids or fun evenings with friends. Alternatively, why not book it out for a party? Actually, I’m going to do just that.
by Memy Chia
Sathorn Soi 10
Tel: 02 235 4823
Open: Daily, 11:30am-11pm