Maverick Restaurant Bangkok

Gastronomic French Cuisine in Sukhumvit

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Maverick Restaurant in Bangkok is a highlight of the dining scene in Sukhumvit, serving modern French cuisine and creative cocktails in a cool dining space free from the stuffiness of old-school French fine-dining. Prices are incredibly good value for this level of creative food and drinks – we would go as far to say, you can’t find French cuisine of this sophistication at such good prices anywhere else in downtown Bangkok.

Maverick is located a few minutes from Asok Junction on Sukhumvit. You can walk from Asok BTS Station and Sukhumvit MRT Underground or take a quick two minute taxi. The restaurant is open from 11:30 to 14:30 for lunch on weekdays, and dinner from 17:30 (closed on Sunday).

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Designed by Steve Odell, famed designer of W Bangkok, the layout at Maverick Bangkok is modern, minimalist and very New York in style. As you enter, a sleek black cocktail bar dominates the space, and the work going on behind the bar is very special.

Herb infused liquors and syrups have been painstakingly experimented with to come up with some fine cocktails. Take the Blushing Lady: a martini of gin, crème de famboise, lime and whisked egg white to give each sip some clear weight. 

The cocktail most famed is the absinthe and pomegranate mixed with apricot liquor and passion fruit – strong, fruity and expertly balanced. What’s more, throw the skilled bartenders your favourite tastes and let them go to work on crafting something special just for you.

While not exactly molecular, famous French dishes are given stylish touches with a clear focus on attractive plating. Fortunately, the food is as pleasurable to eat as it is to look at.

Escargot (360 baht) are served in a metal tray with thimble-like indents each containing a deliciously soft and tender snail smothered in cafe de Paris butter with garlic, herbs and excellent homemade brioche bread fingers for dunking. Slow cooked ‘sous vide’, these molluscs are so succulent and almost reminiscent of mushroom in texture. Another highly enjoyable starter is the French classic, foie gras terrine (450 baht), served on a spiced crostini, rubarb jelly and tea leafs to garnish. The tastes are typical French but there is playfulness to the dish that is typical of Maverick Restaurant Bangkok.

For mains, go for the duck done two ways (795 baht), with a slow-cooked breast and flaky rillette of the leg, with iodized grapes and butternut mash. The combination of the different cuts of duck is excellent. All of the beef is imported at Maverick Restaurant and prices start at 895 baht for a 180g fillet up to the ultimate sharing dish, the 900g Cote de Boeuf for 3,375. There is an excellent value wine list of European wines here too, and because of a nifty new contraption on hand in the restaurant, almost any wine on the menu can be enjoyed by the glass.

You can’t leave without experiencing their desserts: gooey chocolate moelleux with a tart mandarin sauce, amazingly light raspberry soufflé, and touching on the ‘avant garde’ tag, passion fruit and tofu cheesecake with fennel, black sesame and an intense passion fruit sorbet. All desserts are around 200 baht and we advice you take each of these and share.

The dinner menu offers two options: set menu or a la carte. The set menu starts at 995 baht for three courses although some selections require a surcharge. Dish sizes are slightly reduced compared to the a la carte offerings, but even so this represents great value and places Maverick as among the very best value French restaurants in Bangkok. Lunch is more pragmatic with pasta dishes, soups and salads served from a concise menu, with a daily fixed price of 400 baht for three courses.

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