Fireplace Grill at Intercontinental Hotel
Award-Winning Steakhouse in Bangkok
In the basement of the Intercontinental Hotel in Bangkok you will find one of the best steakhouses in the city, serving rare and delicious Kobe beef imported from Japan. Open for lunch during the week and dinner every day it is a stylish yet comfortable space with a theatrical open kitchen so you can view your dish on the grill. Service is so smooth it’s barely noticed, and it is easy to lose track of time enjoying a meal here.
The dining room decor is sophisticated, containing a range of masculine touches; understated dark wood and natural red and orange tones. The open kitchen takes centre stage in the middle of the restaurant and offers you a front row view of the chefs at work. Fringing the room is the fantastic selection of wines from both old and new worlds. There are two private rooms available with enough room for twelve; one sponsored by Veuve Cliquot that blends the bright orange colour of the brand into the secluded dining area; the other dedicated to famous Australian wine, Penfolds Grange. The walls of wine racks give the impression of a cellar, albeit an extremely classy one.
The lunchtime menu is great value, from which you can order two, three or four courses, with the entire set costing only 799++ baht. The food here is sure to seal any deal, and it is a really popular place for midday business meetings. The skill of the chefs really stand out in the presentation and flavours of the food. As an entrée we enjoyed the salmon terrine served with toasted brioche: it has a slightly sweet taste complemented by the citrus dressing. Another popular starter is the white asparagus with mushrooms and parmesan brittle that has a rich and creamy taste, and yet isn’t too heavy – a perfect entrée before a steak main course. The set lunch offers three main courses: fish and chips, aromatic chicken supreme with black pudding and thyme jus or the waygu minute steak, a bold but simple dish that lets the flavor of the meat shine.
Fireplace Grill’s ‘must eat’ dish on their a la carte menu has to be the award-winning duet of waygu Master Kobe and 24 hour slow braised short rib. This deeply satisfying dish of is served with foie gras croutons and garlic mashed potato. Adding to the impressive grilled dishes that, the pan-seared snow fish served on a bed of lobster ravioli is refined choice, with foie gras broth adding some extra depth to the fish. There are three choices for dessert but you will not regret picking the strawberry crumble. Packed with berries on a bed of custard, a medley of different textures topped off with shards of glass-like strawberry snaps. A good choice for the chocoholics, the chocolate cheesecake is garnished with passion fruit curd with a side of candied orange ice-cream.
- Location: Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok
- Address: 973 Ploenchit Road