Dad’s friends in Bangkok took us out for dinner to Chandrphen Restaurant, which is more than 70 years old. It reminded us of the old Army Institute restaurants / Gymkhana Club restaurants in Delhi. ( The website, like most websites of Thailand-based businesses, currently show condolence message for the passing of the King of Thailand. )
The food at the restaurant was nice – the sauces and toppings they provide on the side can make or break the taste of a meals so definitely do not miss out on those.
We ordered fish, crab, chicken, semolina, and finally, coconut ice cream. Clearly over-ate. Not many options when it comes to liquor – we got a few pitchers of draft Singhs beer. If you are a well-known patron, you can also bring your own alcohol and they will serve it to you. When leaving tips, if you leave the tip at the table, it will be divided among the entire staff – but if you hand it to one particular server, it is theirs alone.
The restaurant was about ten minutes walking distance from our hotel and including Akanksha, we all definitely could use the walk, so we did.
Highly recommended – especially if you’d like a feel of old Thailand.
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