Bangkok is increasingly becoming a new culinary destination in Asia thanks to the many fine dining restaurants it hosts. One of the latest additions is the The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn situated in the more upscale Silom area.
The man behind the kitchen is Chef Fatih Tutak. Originally from Turkey, Chef Tutak has worked at many different places all around the world such as Nihonryori Ryugin in Toyko, Noma in Copenhagen and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Three years ago, Chef Tutak felt it was time to start something from scratch himself and that is what led him to Bangkok.
Here he was able to open two restaurants in a beautiful colonial house next to the W Hotel ( find out more about this hotel ): one which serves a more bistro type of cuisine called The Courtyard and one which offers genuine fine dining called The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn. In the latter, chef Tutak and his team serve a modern, Turkish influenced cuisine which combines traditional Turkish ingredients with modern techniques and a variety of ingredients found throughout Asia. The logic behind this approach is that chef Tutak wants to show the richness Turkish cuisine has to offer and bring it into the twenty-first century by reinterpreting some of the traditional dishes.
Inside The Dining Room feels warm and distinguished thanks to design of the building it is housed in. The colonial design with a lot of wood and high ceilings give the dining room a sense of grandeur without being stiff or pompous. As is quite common in Asia, guests can also sit at the long bar which runs along the entire dining room. Before or after dinner, guests can have a drink at the stylish bar opposite of the dining room.
In general, The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn strikes the right balance between fine and relaxed dining. Excellent and creative food in a remarkable setting, the type of place where you can go back frequently and still be surprised.
Written by Sebastiaan