Sirocco Restaurant sits proudly on top of Tower Club at Lebua and captivates guests with finest rooftop views in Bangkok, refined Mediterranean cuisine and probably the most creative cocktails we’ve seen in Thailand. Rare delicacies served here are sourced from all over the world and are sometimes exclusive to Sirocco. Obviously, with this kind of exclusivity comes a price, so dinner here will be one of your most expensive in Bangkok, but the experience will live long in the memory of dining at one of Bangkok’s most iconic restaurants.
Sirocco Restaurant in Bangkok is located on the 63rd floor of Tower Club at lebua Hotel, part of The Dome collection of restaurants and bars – including Distil, Sky Bar, and Breeze – for which the hotel is rightly famous. The hotel is less than five minutes’ walk from Saphan Taksin BTS Station and Sathorn Central Pier.
- 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
There are several menu options to choose from when dining at Sirocco. The a la carte option has a host of intriguing dishes but we are most excited about the Heritage Collection menus, which aim to bring the very best of Mediterranean cuisine to Bangkok, using ingredients handpicked from around the world: almonds from Morocco, lobsters from France, Iberico pork from Spain, and much more. For a starter, the Carabinero red prawns (990 baht) are enriched with a Campari gelée to give them a lingering flavour and come highly recommended. For something more filling, start with a pilaf rice dish called baby octopus and Portuguese cod (990 baht) which draws similarities to Spanish paella and comes with thick cuts of fish.
The classic French dish of bouillabaisse is served in a rustic iron skillet that is overflowing with fresh seafood produce, including soft, white monkfish fillets, Brittany lobster and tiger prawns. The broth is a playful mix of pepper and star anise that is present but never as strong as you might find on the south coast of France, and allows the premium grade seafood to take centre stage.
Lebua’s own label wines originating from Pighin in Italy are a sumptuous match to dinner and we were recommended a 2011 cabernet sauvignon friuli grave which paired well with the Iberico rib chop (1400 baht). This prime cut of pork is served with an intense crust of diced porcini mushroom and grape mustard that is heightened by a Chimay beer reduction.
For dessert, we couldn’t look past the delicately layered tiramisu, although the cherry pistachio, which is an artful cherry-shaped candy hiding a ball of pistachio ice cream, with crushed nuts, biscuits and rich chocolate, is also worth a try with its playful combination of textures and beautifully presentation. Both desserts cost 500 baht.
The third menu option at Sirocco Restaurant Bangkok is the ultimate treat for a special occasion: the chef’s taster menu of seven courses for 4,500 baht, with an optional wine pairing of 2,500 baht. It allows the Chef de Cuisine, Gonzalo Ruiz, to really show his skill of using the finest seasonal ingredients from around the world, including seared Challans foie gras served with a walnut and chive crust, rhubarb and pomegranate, and Wagyu beef tenderloin with beetroot, glazed pearl potatoes and shimeji reduction.
To match the decadent Romanesque design scheme – complete with a fountain and manicured garden – there is strict dress code at Sirocco of no shorts, sandals, ripped clothes, athletic uniforms, sleeveless T-shirts for gentlemen, and no luggage or backpacks. A live jazz band takes to the stage every night at 19:30, adding soft background music to complement the ambiance. Reservations are advised, especially if you intend to dine on Friday or Saturday night.
The elegance of Sirocco will create a sense of awe in the most experienced of fine diners: sitting 63 floors high with the Chao Phraya River far below, wrapping itself around the hotel like a silk ribbon, and the innumerable lights of Bangkok sparkling – it’s hard not to feel inspired.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 01:00 (last orders 23:30)
- BTS: Saphan Taksin
- Address: 63rd floor, lebua at State Tower Hotel, 1055 State Tower, Silom Rd
- Tel: +66 (0) 624 9998 (reservations highly recommended)