Le Cochon Blanc Bangkok is the place for barbequed meats and seafood in Sukhumvit, taking over the large yet tucked away space previously occupied by Baagadin, from which it kept the talents of Chef Chandler Schultz. The entrance of this chic restaurant is seriously impressive thanks to the huge barbeque pit, which is the first sight to greet you as you walk in the door. Slaving over a barbeque big enough to grill the back end of a cow is hot work but, thankfully, there are two spacious air-conditioned dining rooms.
Calling itself a smokehouse, the menu does have some hearty meat dishes, but it actually overachieves in terms of variety. Chef Chandler’s allegiance to southern American cuisine is apparent, with a solo serving steel pot of jambalaya (220 baht), smoked oysters with salsa verde and plenty of heaty meat dishes available.
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Recommendations from the menu include the sous vide rack of ribs with a dry BBQ marinade (580/890 baht), and a sliced hanger steak (1,000 baht for 350g) accompanied by delightfully smooth and creamy mashed potato. A salsa verde and a Thai smoked chilli dip is brought with meat dishes and adds some serious kick.
Desserts are not to be missed, with some fancy creations courtesy of Chef Arissara Chongphanitkul, group patisserie chef of the Issaya group. Strawberry shortcake, apple tart and chocolate petit pot with crunchy pearls are all excellent and served in large portions with some fancy plating (desserts range from 120 baht to 390 baht). You can also end your meal by sampling cheeses aged by Jean-Yves Bordier for 490 baht.
The restaurant has a cool vibe for you to kick back with a few drinks after your meal, including an excellent Margarita. The wine list is very good value, with many options skirting just above the 1,000 baht per bottle mark, while the by-the-glass options are limited but on point, with a mellow Chardonnay and a robust Primovito from San Marzano Santoro both available for 195 baht. Draft Sapporo beer is available for 195 baht a glass.
Le Cochon Blanc is located on the fashionable dining hotspot of Sukhumvit Soi 31 in Phrom Phong. It’s around a 10-minute walk or two-minute taxi from Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain Station. You can’t fail to notice it thanks to the huge pink neon sign outside promising ‘Live Fire BBQ’.
Le Cochon Blanc Bangkok
- Opening Hours: 18:00-23:00 daily
- Location: 26 Soi Phrom Chit, Sukhumvit Soi 31, Phrom Phong
- BTS: Phrom Phong
- Tel: +66 (0)2 662 3814