Err Restaurant Bangkok is casual dining concept where delicious Thai food and snacks can be enjoyed with a collection of tasty cocktails. The menu runs through expertly prepared street-food favourites, single dishes and some more filling curries, and with cheap prices (the most expensive item on the menu is 360 baht) if you come with friends you can pretty much eat your way through the menu.
Developed by renowned Chefs Dylan and Bo, the couple behind incredibly popular fine-dining Thai restaurant Bo.Lan, Err Restaurant is very different in scope. Kooky graffiti on the bare brick walls, tin plates, soul and funk tunes on the stereo – the vibe is a nostalgic look back at Thailand of the past. It’s really well done and makes a cool ambiance for dinner and drinks.
- Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise
- Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise
- Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour
- Thonburi Klongs & Grand Palace Morning Excursion
- Floating Markets Cycling & Boat Tour
- Private Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha & Reclining Buddha Morning Tour
- Siam Niramit Dinner Show
- Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show
- Safari World & Marine Park Full-Day Tour With Buffet Lunch
- Muay Thai Live Performance
Top choices at Err Bangkok include fantastic mussels in a thick chilli and basil jam (Pad Hoi Prik Poa – 360 baht) and some of the best Issan pork sausage (Sai Krok Issan – 220 baht) we have ever tried. The sour pork is minced and then wrapped around skewers so it is soft to the bite and comes with crunchy cabbage and chilli slices. The spice levels at Err will have a few people reaching for the water jug but we love that fact that they are presenting real Thai food – no bland imitation here. Dishes start from just 60 baht for bar snacks such as toasted watermelon seeds with pickled fruits.
Similar to Bo.Lan, there is a clear focus on sustainability with many ingredients coming from local farmers and artisans – the way it used to be. The Southern yellow curry (Geng Krau Sii Krong Moo – 350 baht) is also bold in flavour, although we were fishing for more succulent pork rib.
The cocktails at Err cover a wide variety of flavours, from the heady passion fruit and chilli concoction of ‘The Err’, to the ‘Waan Noi’, a coffee and banana liquor drink that is anything but sweet. We definitely recommend sampling a few, each made using Thai liquors, from rice to sugar cane and even corn.
Despite the small size of the dining room, looking around you will find plenty of old antiques, children’s toys, and obsolete tools and gizmos of different shapes and sizes. There are even retro children’s games which you are invited to play, including a classic gambling game where you put your chips on one of six symbols then pull a card out of a pot, if your symbol is on the card, you win – trust us, after a few cocktails this is great fun! Err Bangkok is like stepping back into the 1970s for an evening, and with food and drinks this good, it’s a place we will go back to often.
Find Err Bangkok on Maha Rat Road, directly behind Wat Pho in the Old City. It is also close to other cultural landmarks such as The Grand Palace and Wat Arun so it makes a great stop for lunch or post-sightseeing dinner. The casual vibe also means you can rock up in shorts and sandals and not feel out of place.
Err Restaurant Bangkok
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – late (closed Monday)
- Location: 394/35 Maharaj Road (behind Wat Pho on an unnamed small soi leading down to the river).
- Tel: +66 (0)2 622 2291 2