Ivy 47

Restaurants, French Watthana
3 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A new restaurant has taken over the space recently vacated by casual Australian dining room Freebird. Ivy 47 is all about swanky French fare with a decidedly Asian touch.

If you were a regular customer at Freebird, you would notice that, though the exterior of the house has been left untouched, the interior has been livened up with much brighter tones, not to mention a new wine cellar. The private dining room upstairs has been turned into a bar serving excellent pre-dinner cocktails curated by Francesco Moretti, who previously manned the now-defunct Vogue Lounge. Out back, the garden is illuminated with psychedelic lights, giving it a funky, if a bit offsetting, feel.

Chef François Lecouvez, who has done the rounds of renowned French restaurants in town, mans the kitchen, serving up nicely executed dishes like yuzu-dressed salmon tartare (B450) with guacamole and heaps of ikura (red caviar) and tobiko (flying fish roe), as well as soya and apple jelly. The burrata salad (B420) is perfect as a refreshing starter, nicely combining the soft cheese with tomatoes and a touch of basil granita.

If you’re looking for intense flavors in your main course, opt for the Maine lobster (B1,300), cooked beautifully with port wine jus and ginger, or the roasted Pericord duck breast (B920), which has been infused with Earl Grey tea, and is paired with an earthy combination of beetroot and red cabbage. Big groups can share the whole roasted Atlantic seabream (B990), a juicy treat that packs so much flavor even if you don't have it with the accompanying dipping sauces.

Dessert doesn’t disappoint either. Young pastry chef, Prae Chaleewan, delivers comforting sweet courses such as an indulgent chocolate cake with rich chocolate frosting (B350) and elderflowercompressed melon with Greek yogurt (B350).

If you’re looking for a fancy and fulfilling, though not necessarily adventurous, meal, Ivy 47 is the right choice. Plus, its secluded location in a quiet residential area makes is enough to take you away from the city bustle even for a night

By: Phavitch Theeraphong



Address: 28
Soi Sukhumvit 47

Opening hours: Open daily 18:00-00:00

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