Breeze Restaurant at lebua
Pan-Asian Cuisine in Bangkok
Breeze is a fine-dining restaurant for a special occasion. Serving delectable Chinese-inspired cuisine on a stunning terrace – 51 storeys above the Chao Phraya River – this is a Bangkok restaurant with added ‘wow’ factor. The menu here spans the entire Asian continent and the kitchen boasts talented staff who mix tradition with modernity to create truly unique offerings. Add to this the most remarkable cocktails in Bangkok and you can see why Breeze is packed almost every night of the week.
Open from 18:00 to 23:30, Breeze Restaurant is part of The Dome at lebua, a collection of five outstanding bars and restaurants on the top floors of lebua Hotel.
Stepping onto the glass-and-steel walkway that leads to Breeze restaurant, the view of Bangkok is simply dazzling. The large terrace allows for tables to be spaced apart but we would recommend booking one closest to the balcony edge for maximum privacy and romance.
To complement the tasting menu, Breeze has recently launched ‘China 2020’, an a la carte dining and cocktail menu that is pushing the boundaries of experimental Asian cuisine. In total there are five dishes and five cocktails to choose from, each of them offering incredible innovation; or to put it another way, presenting their vision of the future of Chinese cuisine.
Start with Appearance, a collection of the world’s finest delicacies: Maine lobster in soft champagne sauce, foie gras, chunky abalone with guacamole and deep-fried fine de Claire oyster in orange jus. It comes with a hefty price tag of 3,490 baht but you will rarely find such an esteemed collection of rarities on the same exquisite plate. It’s a real feast for the senses and sums up Breeze Restaurant perfectly.
For a touch of theatre, Back in Time (2,180 baht) is delivered by staff on a shoulder pole and there is a gong to signify its arrival. Most importantly, the Australian lamb shank with Chinese cabbage and mushrooms is delightfully soft and succulent, with a rich XO sauce for that touch of classic China. There is also a fun beef tenderloin dish called Excitement (3,900 baht), which comes with a rack of sauces and dice. The idea is you roll the dice and take the corresponding sauce as the accompaniment with your tender, sliced beef.
There is plenty to choose from for both meat or fish lovers at Breeze Restaurant, and this menu appeals as much to westerners as native Asians. The wagyu beef is a real standout off the taster menu, served pre-cut in the Japanese style, a smoky aftertaste mixes with the delicate marbling; it is truly a melt in the mouth experience.
The cocktails created especially for Breeze are equally impressive. The Head Mixologist Ron Ramirez is really taking the art of cocktails into uncharted territory. In his China 2020 menu there is Fire (750 baht), a heady, rum-based cocktail that is prepared at your table. First, fruit and cognac is flambéed in the glass and flavoured ice sorbet is then added. It is a masculine cocktail with a punch and yet so well balanced. For a touch of extravagance, go for the champagne-based Aroma (1,390 baht), served in a classic bone china tea cup, with Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne, mint tea bag, raspberry liquor, and home-infused maple syrup, chilli and tobacco. It might sound overpowering but actually the champagne keeps it light and fruity with the mint and raspberry leaving a delicious aftertaste.
For all you budding mixologists out there Experiment (610 baht) allows the guest to mix their own drink with an impressive science set brought to your table and waiting staff to talk you through the process of mixing this vodka based concoction just to your liking. It is certainly a fruity drink, with aloe vera and basil seeds adding a depth of texture.
Just like the view, prices at Breeze are among the highest in the city so a meal here is not an everyday occurrence. Everything is designed to add a touch of the extraordinary to an evening; the finest ingredients, innovative cuisine, excellent service – a fine-dining experience to remember.
- BTS: Saphan Taksin
- Address: 51st floor, lebua Hotel, Silom Road, Bang Rak
- Tel: +66 (0) 2624 9999