Serving up modern European cuisine since 2009, Water Library Chamchuri has definitely proven its lasting appeal. The kitchen is led by German-born chef Mirco Keller, offering an haute couture dining experience with an innovative, seasonal menu.

Ambience

Just as the name suggests, Water Library Chamchuri boasts a collection of water bottles from all over the world, tastefully displayed in tree-like cylindrical tower. Designed by the Pote Lee, the founder and global water importer, the restaurant décor features dark wood furnishing and floor-to-ceiling windows. A setting of contemporary elegance, the intimate dining room is an ideal spot for a romantic dinner or private gathering.

Food and Drink

Combining the finest ingredients with culinary expertise, chef Keller incorporates Asian flavours into modern European dishes. Always creating novel flavour combinations, chef Keller ensures fresh bites and pleasant surprises every time you visit.

The meal begins with a mouthwatering collection of starters, each finely crafted and elegantly presented. Served with butternut squash purée, grilled onions and nutty beurre noisettes, the tender Sicilian octopus is cooked to perfection. The tuna tartare is also a notable highlight. Brimming with creativity, the tuna is interestingly paired with crispy sweetbread, potato soup, dashi and black truffle.

It would be a mistake to pass up the Maine lobster with bone marrow sauce, sautéed spinach and black truffle. The succulent lobster’s bold, signature flavours are raised to new heights by the rich bone marrow sauce and an ethereal whiff of black truffle.

For those who enjoy French poultry, try the crispy-skinned French Bresse pigeon with smoked sea eel sauce, boudin noir and Japanese pickled cucumber. The pigeon is moist, and its meaty gravy is beautifully tempered by the pickled vegetable.

Verdict 

Tucked away on the second floor of Chamchuri Square, an office building with shopping mall, Water Library Chamchuri continues to surprise local residents and travellers with its refined dining experience. Alongside à la carte dishes and an extensive wine list, the restaurant also offers a set lunch menu at THB 1,000++ per person and a delectable tasting menu starting at THB 2,880++ per person.

 

Water Library Chamchuri by Mirco Keller, Level 2, Chamchuri Square, Thanon Phaya Thai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, +66 9 5085 7777

Kiki Dhitavat
Originally from Bangkok, Kiki (@curatedbykiki) is an Aussie transplant with a dash of New York City DNA who fell in love with digital media, fashion, tech and the news. A wanderlust at heart, she is sure to be collecting mileage points or Michelin stars somewhere in a new destination when she's not working.