Brasserie Europa at the Siam Kempinski Hotel serves a refined menu of European classic dishes in a chic dining room with views of the hotel’s inner courtyard. With so many places to eat in Siam Paragon, you might think it strange to walk straight through the mall and into a swanky five-star hotel but those that do are in for a pleasing shock at the value for money this restaurant offers – particularly because the Kempinski brand is better known for opulence than value.
The freshness and the quality of ingredients is top notch, as you would expect, and the whole charm and ambiance of the place is sophisticated without being stuffy. While not exactly evoking the feel of a brasserie, it is nonetheless a place we love for a fancy meal in Siam that costs no more than most of the restaurants in the shopping mall across the street.
The restaurant is long and narrow, split into sections by wooden partitions, making the space feel much more intimate. Floor to ceiling windows let in plenty of light and give you a great view of Siam Kempinski’s impressive swimming pool. The marble floors and cherry red velvet armchairs give the Brasserie its distinctive European feel, and it’s true you could easily be in Paris or Madrid, with the low buzz of conversation and clinking of glasses adding to the convivial atmosphere.
Every meal at Brasserie Europa starts with some fantastic freshly baked bread, homemade butter and cured meats - served on the house - while you study the concise menu of dishes, picked from across Europe. Appetisers start from 350 baht, with a definite highlight being the seafood bouillabaisse (550 baht), attractively plated and packed full of flavour thanks to a thick, condensed version of this classic French dish that is simply a must for seafood lovers. Vegetarians are well catered for too, with a medley of asparagus served in a Hollandaise sauce, French onion soup, and a delightfully fresh burrata cheese, which is brought to life with the addition of shavings of bottarga fish roe.
So far this is not typically food you would associate with a brasserie, but the main menu focuses far more on meaty treats, such as steak frites (served as a US ribeye for 1300 baht or Wagyu for 1600 baht), an impressively thick Australian lamb rack (1200 baht) and a classic Weiner schnitzel, produced with milk-fed veal and served with potaoes and a red current jam. At 750 baht, it’s also great value. There’s plenty of fish options on the menu too, and some pasta dishes.
It’s worth noting that Siam Kempinksi has a highly recommened Sunday Brunch, the longest in town, offering five hours of unlimited dining at Brasserie Europa from 12:30 to 17:00 every Sunday.
The restaurant is only steps away from Siam Paragon. If you are taking the BTS, alight at Siam and walk through the mall, heading towards the back of the shopping centre food court to the north exit on the basement floor. Siam Kempinski is just across the road.
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- Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00 to 15:00, Dinner 18:30 to 22:30
- BTS: Siam
- Address: Brasserie Europa at Siam Kempinski Hotel, 991/9 Rama I Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 2162 9000