Penthouse Bar + Grill
Time Out says
Park Hyatt Bangkok’s massive three-level dining complex, with six restaurants and bars under one roof
After a long wait, the crown jewel of Thailand’s first Park Hyatt is ready to be experienced. Taking over the top three stories of the hotel tower, Penthouse Bar + Grill is home to six different food and drink outlets: The Grill Room, Chef’s Table, The Cocktail Bar, The Mezzanine, The Whiskey Room and Rooftop Terrace.
New York-based AvroKO studio (which also breathed life to the opulent House on Sathorn) created this space to depict an apartment of a fictional, globe-trotting jet setter whose life revolves around collecting unique vintage finds and outstanding art pieces from around the world. The art deco-influenced, marble-and wood-dominated venue is dotted with gentlemen’s toys, such as a vintage Royal Enfield bike, and colorful art pieces.
For the complete dining experience, start your journey at the Grill Room on the 34th floor, which trains the spotlight on charcoal-grilled meat and seafood that’s sourced from all around the world. Start with something light like a round of Fine de Claire oysters from France (B560/6 pcs) or the refreshing Red Salad (beetroot, roasted pepper, cabbage, tomato, radish, pomegranate, goji berries, B430) before digging into a thick juicy steak. Options include grass-fed prime tenderloin (B950/180g) from the US or grass-fed Ranger’s Valley ribeye (B1,450/300g) from Australia. But if you’re coming in a group of at least four people, their giant wagyu beef tomahawk (B4,550/1.5kg) from Australia takes communal dining to a different level. Peruvian-style marinated beef skewers (B560/160g), marinated with South American Aji Panca chili peppers, is an interesting choice if you want your meat with a smoky kick. The place also offers a private chef’s table service for guests that would like to celebrate an occasion in privacy. The special service accepts a minimum of eight people. Just make a reservation ahead of time.
After dinner (or for any occasion that requires drinks), head up to the 35th floor for boozy tipples that come with panoramic views of Ploenchit. Three areas offer different drinking experiences. The Cocktail Bar is where you can have head bartender Simon Brandmayer mix you reinvented classics, like 250 CC (B360), a spirits-forward drink that mixes Martin Miller’s gin with La Quintinye Rouge vermouth, La Fee Bohemian absinthe, Chartreuse Green, Giffard lychee syrup and chocolate bitters. For a sweet and sour sips, try Granny Fizz (B360)—Simon’s winning cocktail from the Cointreau Cocktail Competition—which blends H by Hine VSOP cognac with lavender-infused Cointreau, lemon juice, cherry jam, whipping cream and egg white. Tonic is used to give the drink a fizzy finish.
If you’re looking for more privacy, make your way half a level up to The Mezzanine, which shares a drinks list with the main bar (reservation required). Finally, the Whiskey Room promises live jazz (from Wednesday to Saturday), a hushed atmosphere and over 120 bottles of whiskey from all over the world behind closed doors.
Despite its elegant setting, Penthouse Bar + Grill is surprisingly convivial, and is perfect for either a business dinner or an after-work rendezvous. Another surprise: despite this being a posh dining room in a luxury hotel, the prices of food and drinks are somewhat reasonable. You won’t need to break the bank to impress your date. The last annex, Rooftop Terrace on the 36th floor, won’t open until the end of the year but, judging from what we’ve already seen, it promises to be amazing. Stay tuned for more updates.
Park Hyatt Bangkok
88 Wireless Road
|Opening hours:||The Grill:12:00-14:30, 18:00-24:00/The Bars Sun-Wed, 17:30-1:00, Thu-Sat 17:30-2:00|