Elements Restaurant at Okura Prestige Hotel
Restaurant in Bangkok
Dinner at Elements is a truly memorable experience. This chic restaurant serves exceptional cuisine sourced from all over the world, in a relaxed atmosphere featuring an open kitchen design and stunning terrace. The result is a world class restaurant that welcomes guests without the pretentions of typical fine dining establishments, and in a city that sometimes values style over substance, Elements is executed perfectly. Located on the 25th floor of the Okura Prestige Hotel, Elements Restaurant in Bangkok is easy to reach thanks to a direct walkway from Ploenchit BTS Station.
The layout is urbane and welcoming with a timber wall mount backed by soft purple neon lights and light wood floor boards. There is a chefs table in front of the open kitchen that can seat up to eight lucky diners who can have their meal served by the head chef with personal interaction, however Elements has been designed in such a way that different areas appeal to different diners: secluded two person tables sit up against the floor-to-ceiling windows for those who require privacy and another eight person table stands surrounded by a soft veil with a full glass divide between table and kitchen to give a sense of intimacy not often found in such a high class restaurant.
For diners who appreciate real gourmet quality, Elements doesn’t disappoint. There is no cutting corners here: oysters are amongst the freshest we have tried in Bangkok, truffle is shaved liberally and foie gras is cut deliciously thick. They describe their style as ‘modern logical cuisine’ which in effect means handpicking the finest ingredients and crafting them into dishes that deliver on taste and are visually stunning. With its connections to Okura Hotels, there is an undercurrent of Japanese flavours (tuna sashimi laid on a crab meat, radish and wasabi base is an obvious example) but really the skilled chefs are given free rein to create imaginative cuisine using modern culinary techniques.
Elements is a great place for a date as the creativity that goes into each dish will ensure you never run out of conversation, or if you want to impress friends without the formality of a more traditional fine dining restaurant. Just be sure to save room for dessert because the patisserie chef devises signature creations that will blow your mind.
Friday Nights at Elements Restaurant
On Friday nights Elements has introduced a brasserie-style evening that follows the Sunday brunch traditions of all-you-can-eat-and-drink for one set price. But unlike a buffet, the menu for the evening is displayed on a rustic chalkboard and everything is served straight from the kitchen, à la minute. You are free to choose white and red wine, local beers and cocktails, and the in house sommelier selects wines to enhance the flavours of the particular night’s menu. The menu changes every week according to seasonal ingredients but expect samplings of their à la carte offerings with other gourmet selections thrown in. When we ate at Elements there were several offerings developed by Michelin star chef Thomas Kammeier who had recently visited so we were offered Nanteser duck with carrot mash and shallot and Iberico pork belly with onion cream, both available as many times as we wished. The Friday night experience costs 2,500 baht (not including service charge).
The beauty of this dressed down sophistication is that guests are free to choose how they wish to dine. You may want a traditional five courses, starting freshly shucked oysters, and progressing through entrees, soup, fish and meat courses, or perhaps just a pick and mix from the menu: if you want multiple servings Carabiniero lobster, so be it!
About the Hotel
- Opening Hours: 18:00-22:30
- BTS: Ploen Chit
- Address: 57 Wireless Road, Ploenchit, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 (0) 2687 9001