L3 Eatery at Le Fenix Hotel
International restaurant Sukhumvit 11
Located on the 2nd floor of Le Fenix Hotel in Bangkok, L3 eatery serves international and Thai food in a modern lounge space, with great regular deals on their all you can eat buffet lunches. This popular hotel has an envious location on Sukhumvit 11, a road well-known for its party atmosphere. But if you are looking for a quiet meal before heading out to join the crowds, L3 eatery is a possible option. L3 Eatery is open daily from 11:00 until 23:00, but you can also make the most of their menu in Le Fenix Flow Bar, a smart bar and lounge that looks out onto the busy street below. The closest BTS is Nana. The ten minute walk is a little too far for comfort in the Bangkok heat, but there are plenty of tuk tuks and motorbikes at the entrance to the street to hop on for the short ride.
L3 Eatery is warm and welcoming, and uses the same accent colours as the rest of Le Fenix Hotel: bold oranges and reds that give the restaurant a modern Mediterranean feel. Floor to ceiling windows let in plenty of light during the day and give you a glimpse of Bangkok’s party street during the evening. Head down a flight of stairs and into reception and you will find Flow Bar. In fact, with a glass backed bar you can check out the numerous tipples on offer before you even step inside! The glass facade is double height, and there are a row of comfortable seats along the bar. Grab a pew and check out the cocktail and drinks menu. Whether you are looking for a classic, something creative or even a refreshing mocktail, the friendly bar staff will have you covered. L3 also serves a decent selection of wines by the glass and bottle.
With a three page menu it can be difficult to know what to pick, but plenty of Italian-inspired dishes and a handy chef’s recommendations made my decisions easy. I started with a Le Fenix cocktail (380 baht), which thankfully is as far removed from the infamous prawn cocktail of the 80s as possible. Large enough to share as a starter, warm scallops are served on a bed of fresh asparagus and miniature Japanese mushrooms. Add to this a tasty salsa of tomatoes, onions, avocado and crab salsa and the dish remains light, but rich in flavours. Other recommended starters include the French onion soup (220 baht) that comes topped with a wedge of sourdough and melted Swiss cheese, and the traditional Caesar salad with crispy bacon and a poached egg.
L3 restaurant also has plenty of tasty-sounding dishes when it comes to main courses. We tried the Margarita chicken (380 baht), a meaty cut of breast meat that was piled high with cheese, tomato salsa and served on a bed of mash with a rich gravy sauce. The grilled fish (450 baht) had an Italian flavour, in a creamy mushroom sauce and served with carved potatoes. If you want to make the most of local food whilst you are in Thailand, then check out the Thai menu at L3 Eatery for an impressive selection of soups, curries and noodles. If you still have room then don’t overlook the dessert menu. Banana Tottie spring roll (240 baht) is an intriguing sugary twist on a classic appetiser, or try the homemade crepe cake (180 baht), a favourite sweet treat in Bangkok, topped with a fresh raspberry sauce.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 until 23:00 Daily
- Address: 33/33 Sukhumvit Soi11, Sukhumvit Rd
- Tel: +66 (0)2 305 4000
See the Rates for Le Fenix Hotel