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Opposite Mess Hall

Though Thailand’s capital has a wealth of fine dining restaurants, until recently most were formal affairs. Not so with Opposite Mess Hall.
27/1 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 51, Bangkok, Thailand

The Overview

Headed by chef Jess Barnes, a veteran of the city's growing pop-up scene, this gallery and exhibition space is drawing hipsters and creative types with the promise of smoked bone marrow dumplings and savory waffles piled high with duck pâté, confit and ultra-crisp skin. On the side are craft beers and tipples featuring farm-stand ingredients like local peaches poached until melting. Even if the fare is decidedly haute, the joint has an easygoing irreverence. There's no parking, no reservations for small groups, no waiters to take your order, and everything from the perpetually changing small plates to the long tables is meant to be shared. It's a convivial sort of vibe that wouldn't feel out of place in Brooklyn, but is somehow very much at home in Bangkok.

Tel: +66 2 662 6330


Image courtesy of Christopher Wise


Published on Dec 11, 2013

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