Just around the corner from Asoke BTS, the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok’s most centrally located hotels. And, last month, after a fairly turbulent period in this neck of the woods, they relaunched a couple of their best-known outlets. BarSu reopened after a refurbishment and their flagship Italian restaurant Rossini’s also returned with a menu dedicated to gourmet modern Italian cuisine.
Of course, there are still plenty of regular attractions in place – whether for guests or for passersby. For example, Basil, the hotel’s Thai restaurant, turns out some top-noptch Thai staples.
Among the appetisers, the soft-shelled crab, or poo nim clook nga thord (B390), sets the bar high early on. Served with sesame seeds and tamarind sauce, there’s the full gamut of salty, spicy and sweet, encapsulating in one mouthful why people the world over can’t get enough of Thai food.
The chef’s recommendations include the grilled scallops in coconut milk, or tom kha hoy shell yang (B400). Normally the best seafood dishes go easy on seasoning to retain the seafood flavour, but the coconut milk is mild enough that it doesn’t dominate but still introduces a delicate aftertaste.
For brunchers, the Orchid Cafe offers a mix between buffet dining and a la carte. Among the buffet highlights, there are some inventive salads as well as some seriously good bread.If you fancy something more substantial, then there’s a list of rotating daily specials.
For nightcaps, check out the Living Room upstairs, where there’s live jazz and an impressive range of wine and spirits to choose from.
The Grande Spa brims with different treatments for those looking for an afternoon of relaxation and pampering. In particular, try the healing stone massage (B3600 for 90 min).
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
250 Sukhumvit Rd | 02-649-8888 |sheratongrandesukhumvit.com