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  • Groove at CentralWorld

    Centralworld's Latest Gastronomic Hotspot

    Groove at CentralWorld is an addition to Bangkok’s largest shopping mall, hosting a number of impressive restaurants and bars such as Apinara Thai Cuisine, American Fusion at S’Mores Hunting Lodge and famous patisserie FAUCHON. Open for lunch, dinner and on into the night, Groove at CentralWorld is easily accessible via the Skywalk between BTS Siam Station and BTS Chitlom Station. Designed with a futuristic concept in mind, Groove has an innovative roof which provides a sheltered outdoor dining area for comfort and breezy ambience and there are interesting art installations dotted around the two storey complex. It spans about 20,000 square metres along the side of Rama I Road.

    First Floor at Groove

    1881 by Water Library

    1881 by Water Library is the third bar and restaurant outlet under the umbrella of Water Library after Water Library Chamchuri and Water Library Thonglor. While the restaurants at Chamchuri and Thonglor cater to those with a love for fine-dining, 1881 serves mainly Tapas dishes to complement its guests’ choice of cocktails and beers. Located on the first floor, right next to HOBS (House of Beers), the outlet has floor-to-ceiling glass panels for a spacious and naturally lit ambience with an impressive display of liquor and beers behind the bar counter. 1881 by Water Library offers a variety of uniquely named cocktails by top mixologist Mirko Gardellian like WOW Guava, Kai Sexy Lychee, and BANG-BOOM-BANG, a concoction infused with gummy bears. Suitable for casual brunches and evening dining, guests can indulge in a number of delicious comfort dishes like duck rillettes with quince, ricotta ravioli with roasted tomato sauce, and fresh cheese ciabatta with cherry, tomato and parmesan.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
    • Location: First Floor
    • Tel: +66 02 613 1774 or +66 02 613 1778

    Cicchetti

    Located on the first floor is Cicchetti, a Venetian inspired, Italian franchise restaurant from London. The concept of this glamorous restaurant is derived from the Italian word cicchetti, a delicacy that is considered the Venetian version of Spanish tapas. The restaurant pays homage to the European seaport, which served as a central trading hub for various cultures during the Renaissance, resulting in a distinct melting pot of flavours. Some of Cicchetti’s tantalising dishes are Porcini cream soup with Italian mushrooms, fillet of sea bass, risotto lobster, and French baguette and butter. This is the restaurant for a romantic three course dinner of wining and dining at Groove.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23.30
    • Location: First Floor
    • Tel: +66 (0)2 251 6551

    HOBS (House of Beers)

    House of Beers serves an impressive beverage menu like Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe Blonde on draft and many more beers including Waterloo, Duvel, Kwak, Orval and traditional fruit beers by the bottle. To complement its guests’ choice of alcoholic beverage, Belgian favourites are offered in House of Beers ranging from tantalising meaty dishes such as Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame, grilled pork chops and fish and chips to light yet equally satisfying appetizers like soups, salads and pastas. The beer menu at HOBS is incredibly long with new craft beer labels being added all the time.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
    • Location: First Floor
    • Tel: +66 02 613 1673

    Wine I Love You

    Located on the first floor facing Wabi/Sabi Japanese & Sake Bar, Wine I Love You is a favourite spot for those who want to sit back and enjoy the evening while indulging in their favourite tipple. With a spacious outdoor dining area, this bar can host a number of informal gathering sessions among friends and business associates. Designed in a French bistro style, Wine I Love You has an extensive menu of award-winning comfort foods like cheesy baked mussels, smoked duck with raspberry sauce, and baked potato skins. Wine I Love You’s speciality is its signature concoction of wine cocktails with interesting names like Holy Cup (red wine, red apple juice, raspberry syrup, lime juice, rum, ginger cordial, apple and ginger slice) and Oriental Spring Punch (white wine, Gordon’s gin, chrysanthemum water, vanilla syrup, red apple juice, lime wedge and dried jasmine bud).

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
    • Location: First Floor
    • Tel: +66 02 102 2166

    Wabi/Sabi Japanese & Sake Bar

    Wabi/Sabi is a modern and sleek restaurant with a design concept that leans towards minimalistic aesthetics while serving authentic Japanese cuisine. The result is a rather unique dining experience. With the guests’ privacy in mind, each dining booth is divided by black marble partitions with a projector casting colours and images for a soothing ambience. The stylish atmosphere is fitting for people looking to unwind in style while enjoying an extensive menu of Japanese dishes like wagyu beef sashimi, stuffed mushroom tempura, Hapuka sashimi with fresh chilli lime sauce, and crispy broadbill tuna with vegetable and cucumber sauce.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
    • Location: First Floor
    • Tel: +66 02 252 6451

    Second Floor at Groove

    Apinara Thai Cuisine and Bar

    Apinara Thai Restaurant is a new restaurant concept of the longstanding team at Nara Thai Cuisine and is easy to spot thanks to a series of whirling ceiling fans. With a design that draws inspiration from traditional Thai elements, blooming purple orchids are plentiful with stone seating arrangements on both sides of the entrance. Apinara’s tantalizingly authentic Thai dishes like Pad Thai Phunim (soft shell crab with stir-fried rice noodles) and Nua Yang (Thai grilled beef) are complemented by a wide array of cocktails like its signature Apinara Cocktail, Thai Sabai, Mekhong and Ayudhaya Sunrise.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
    • Location: Second Floor

    Greyhound Cafe

    Greyhound Cafe is a trendy patisserie and restaurant designed in classic tones of black, white and silver. Guests will definitely remember the silver baubles hanging atop the restaurant ceiling, resulting in a modern dining experience. The overall interior is chic and minimalist with indoor and outdoor seating options in comfortable black leather chairs and spacious tables.

    Guests on the go can opt for the takeaway counter, where freshly baked pastries, sandwiches and desserts are available for purchase. Greyhound Cafe also serves healthy cocktail concoctions and fruit juices like mixed fruit punch and pink cooler as well as European, Thai and Asian cuisines like fresh lasagne salad, fettuccini with shrimp and mushroom cream sauce, and crispy sweet corn with crabmeat.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
    • Location: Second Floor
    • Tel: +66 02 613 1263

    S’Mores Hunting Lodge

    With a name that makes anyone instantly think of fresh air, hiking, campfires and wooden cabins, S’Mores Hunting Lodge definitely has the design and decor to match one’s imagination. At the entrance, guests will be met with an intimidating replica of an American grizzly bear and another furry critter behind a glass casing.

    S’Mores Hunting Lodge’s outdoor seating definitely pays homage to the great outdoors, with genuine wooden stools and tables, making you feel like you’re in one of the many beautiful national parks in the US without the risk of getting splinter. Among the American fusion cuisine to indulge in are rib eye fillet topped with Portobello, S’Mores Cheese Burger with optional bacon, Philly Cheese Steak and also lamb bites fried in Thai style.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
    • Location: Second Floor
    • Tel: +66 02 613 1271

    FAUCHON

    France’s leading culinary store FAUCHON is internationally-renowned and this is their inaugural store in Thailand. Located on the second floor of Groove, it has indoor and outdoor seating arrangements, with the latter quaintly equipped with rattan chairs and bright pink umbrellas. Best known for its top quality gourmet products and sweet desserts such as macaroons and éclairs, the store is a combination of a boulangerie, patisserie, with pastry, chocolate, gift collections and a restaurant, making it perfect for guests to dine in, grab and go, or simply come to shop for FAUCHON gourmet products. For an authentic French gastronomic experience, indulge in foie gras with your choice of exquisite wine, champagne or spirits at FAUCHON.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
    • Location: Second Floor
    • Tel: +66 02 264 5808-9

    Groove at CentralWorld

    • Location: CentralWorld, Ratchaprasong Intersection, opposite Gaysorn and Erawan
    • BTS: Chidlom, Siam
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