Sühring Restaurant would grace any city in the world, so the fact they decided to open in Bangkok is a great boon for the city. It may sound surprising, but the modern German cuisine is truly exceptional and the familial setting feels inviting and genuine.
Opened in March 2016 by the famed twin chefs – Thomas and Mathias Sühring (known best in Bangkok from their celebrated tenure at Mezzlauna), this has been the highest profile restaurant opening of 2016 thanks to the fact they are serving something as yet unknown to Bangkok’s fine dining lovers – seasonal, high-end German cuisine.
Serving a set menu of 9 or 12 courses only (a la carte may be introduced in the future) and changing according to seasonal produce, dinner at Sühring is a full evening of exploratory dining, and the price – while expensive in terms of an average meal in the capital – is incredibly good value for money when you consider the quality of the cuisine. The 9 course set menu costs 1800++ baht, while the full 12 courses costs 2500++ baht.
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On a leafy residential street in the fancy neighbourhood of Sathorn, Suhring takes over the first floor of chef's house, and they have gone to great lengths to keep the ambiance of a home. There’s no stuffiness, few formalities and loads of positive energy.
Split into separate rooms, you can choose to dine in the open kitchen, the living room or out in the cool and bright conservatory at the front of the house. Dotted around the house are small mementos from the Chef’s home back in Berlin or from their grandparent’s summerhouse. For a romantic date we would advise sitting in the glass conservatory, which looks lovely when lit up in candle light, but if you are serious about high-end cuisine we would suggest a place in the kitchen room so you can have your dishes handed to you by the chefs personally.
The evening’s menu is updated daily but typically runs through a series of appetisers, a salad, a bread course, and onto mains and desserts… plural! Shuring’s cuisine is casual and sophisticated in equal measure, very modern, and a pleasure to experience. Also, plating and presentation is varied and fun; for example, foie gras on brioche comes balanced on a tall wine flute filled with a 2012 Alois Kracher Austrian dessert wine, meant for nibbling and sipping, and during the appetisers, old tin boxes need to be pried open to reach the appetisers inside to reach the tasty canepes of avocado, smoked eel and horseradish or Frankfurter grüne soße with potatoes and egg (Frankfurt green sauce, made with seven fresh herbs in traditional style).
During the bread course, a host of pots and cutlery cover the table and it feels very much like being in a friend’s kitchen, lumping toasted camembert lightly spiced with paprika onto warm pretzel. The sourdough used at Shuring has been fermenting for months before the restaurant even opened, such is the level of dedication to even the smallest details. Of course, all bread is baked in-house and there is an idea to introduce a smoke house for curing authentic German meats, but for now all cold cuts are sourced from a supplier in Germany.
Notable mains include German style, roughly cut egg noodle with toasty garlic and summer truffle, delightfully tender lamb from a supplier in Holland, cooked sous vide with seasonal beans and an aromatic broth, and a modernist plate of smoked wild trout served with white asparagus. Desserts are light and fruity, such as the tonic sorbet, cucumber and buttermilk, or the deconstructed rhubarb and strawberry cheesecake. The wine list is dominated by German and Austrian wines, with a smattering of new world labels too. The sommelier is on hand to pair wine to the evenings' menu.
Dining on German cuisine in the kitchen of a luxurious house in Bangkok is an unexpected yet delightful experience; indeed, it seems the Suhring twins love confounding expectations as much as providing an accomplished dining experience. The Shuring twins' take on light, creative German food is, in our humble opinion, a huge success.
- Opening Hours: 18:00-23:00 daily
- BTS: Chong Nonsi (5 minute taxi ride still required)
- Address: 10 Yen Akat Road Soi 3, Chong Nonsi, Sathorn
Address in Thai: No. Soi 3, 10 ถนน เย็นอากาศ แขวง ช่องนนทรี เขต ยานนาวา กรุงเทพมหานคร 10120
- Tel: +66 (0)2 287 1799
- Price Range: 1800++ for 9 courses; 2500++ for 12 courses