Namsaah Bottling Trust is a cultured bar and restaurant in Silom that is hard to ignore. The bright pink exterior is certainly a head-turner, but it’s the intriguing gastro bites and signature cocktail list that makes Namsaah such a popular hangout with Bangkok’s cosmopolitan set.
The menu has been designed by Chef Ian Kittichai, the most prominent chef in Bangkok and a celebrity in his own right. Unlike his previous fine-dining restaurant, Issaya Siamese Club, the menu here is a combination of gourmet gastro bites downstairs and a more refined dining experience upstairs in one of the two dining rooms.
- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour
- Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise
- Vertigo & Moon Bar Rooftop Dining
- Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise
- Shangri-La Hotel's Buffet Dinner Cruise
- Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour
- Siam Niramit Dinner Show
- Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show
- Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise
- Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Half-Day Tour
The starters menu doubles as the bar snacks page with pan-Asian classics reimagined by the talented Chef Ian. The croquette noir (200 baht) and Sriracha-aioli popcorn shrimp (380 baht) exemplify how standard fare is enhanced in flavour and presentation at Namsaah. However, the salmon tartare wonton tacos (260 baht) are a standout dish at Nam Saah Bottling Trust: the soft, diced salmon is mixed with an unmistakeably Thai style chilli and lime dressing in crisp taco shell. For something more substantial go for the chunky pink krapow burger, made with wagyu beef and a toasted pink bun made with peppercorns for the distinctive colour (450 baht). If dining upstairs, there are more traditional Thai offerings such as a succulent duck red curry and steamed sea bass in a chilli lime broth.
Certainly stick around for cocktails at the broody bar downstairs. Several signature mojitos jump off the page, including a sweet and tingly mango chilli concoction, as well as a signature aide de camp’s choice made with gin, basil and elderflower. Our favourite is the highland classic whisky sour, delivered without bells and whistles – just a beautifully balanced taste. Cocktails range from 200 baht to 300 baht.
A big part of the charm of Namsaah Bottling Trust is that it still retains the feel of a home – a very sophisticated home it must be said, with period artefacts, wooden floorboards and moody red lighting. Ultimately, this place will suit those who are more experienced on the international dining scene – clientele looking for premium quality delivered with casual sophistication.
Namsaah Bottling Trust is located on Silom Soi 7, just a short walk away from Chong Nonsi BTS Station. Walk down Soi 7 and you can’t fail to notice the bright pink house with white window panes.
Namsaah Bottling Trust
- Opening Hours: 17:00-02:00 everyday
- Location: Silom Soi 7
- BTS: Chong Nonsi
- Tel: +66 (0) 2636 6622
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/namsaahbottlingtrust