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Water Library Chamchuri

2nd floor, Chamchuri Square | Samyan, Bangkok, Thailand
006621605188
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Ranked #20 of 7,821 restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $150
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Eclectic, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A restaurant as an ideal, is an open place. Open for new impressions, great food and beautiful wines…good friends, smiles and laugher accompanying a meal. At Water Library Chamchuri we want our guests to experience all that by offering fine cuisine and attentive service, without any stiffness and formality, but in style and with class. In the heart of Bangkok’s Business district, next to the famous Chulalongkorn University, Water Library is the perfect location for your business lunch or a dinner with friends.Led by German Chef Mirco Keller the kitchen offers a set lunch, and a la carte as well as tasting menu for dinner on highest level of contemporary fine dining.General Manager Oliver Kramny and Restaurant Manager Manop Chakumrod, former “Le Normandie, Mandarin Oriental”, ensure a perfect and yet personal service, and a wine list with over 370 labels, mostly offered at retail prices, will make your dining experience remarkable.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A restaurant as an ideal, is an open place. Open for new impressions, great food and beautiful wines…good friends, smiles and laugher accompanying a meal. At Water Library Chamchuri we want our guests to experience all that by offering fine cuisine and attentive service, without any stiffness and formality, but in style and with class. In the heart of Bangkok’s Business district, next to the famous Chulalongkorn University, Water Library is the perfect location for your business lunch or a dinner with friends.Led by German Chef Mirco Keller the kitchen offers a set lunch, and a la carte as well as tasting menu for dinner on highest level of contemporary fine dining.General Manager Oliver Kramny and Restaurant Manager Manop Chakumrod, former “Le Normandie, Mandarin Oriental”, ensure a perfect and yet personal service, and a wine list with over 370 labels, mostly offered at retail prices, will make your dining experience remarkable.
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Water Library has put together a team of extremely talented & passionate professionals. The food is great, the drinks amazing, but what is really memorable is the service.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I wrote one of the early reviews on the Water Library in 2011 and said then that it was one of Bangkok's better kept secrets and well.....I guess the word is out. Since that time the original chef has moved to another of the owners Water Library restaurants on Soi Thong Lor and the menu updated with numerous new items.... More

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San Diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Not to be missed when in Bangkok. The ultimate in flavors and texture. Beef at it's best. We ran out of words to describe how incredibly wonderful the different presentations were. Undoubtedly the best tasting burger ever. The beef cheek was ordered twice. The staff and the chef were very friendly and the ambiance in the bar was festive

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Syracuse, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The water library restaurant exudes class from the moment you walk in and see the towering arrangement of water bottles from around the world. The food is as good as any fine dining restaurant in New York or Paris, but Bangkok prices. The owner is in the water business, hence the towering bottles from all over the world. He is... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We wanted to treat our friend o a special lunch for her birthday and someone had recommended the set lunch at the Water Library. Having been previously at night and completely blown away with the service and quality of food and wine it seemed a great opportunity. We were not disappointed, with the same excellence of service and quality for... More

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Urbana, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I had a great time here with my friend. We went to the one at a department store and the service was wonderful. Ask the server for the recommended menu. I recommend it!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

What a lovely experience, so very special! Everything was A+......the ambiance, the food, the service, the attention to detail...everything was great! The service was very attentive and food was insane! One expects to pay a little more for a dining experience likes this so I was prepared even though it was not over the top! It's the type of restaurant... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Little hot croissant that they served was really good. We had the Chef's signature set and my favorites were the cold capellini, ongsen egg veloute, tofu, beef and chilean seabass. This was the second time that I visited this place and with the outstanding food flavor and top notch service that they provided I shall continue to be one of... More

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Los Angeles
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Okay, I was really skeptical about going to Water Library. I love good food, but in general I find the food at expensive restaurant to often be less enjoyable than in a good street stall (and Bangkok has quite a few). In Thailand in particular, I usually find that expensive restaurants are beautiful, but they have mediocre food. This is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My wife and I visited this restaurant with a few friends. There was nothing that this place could compare to as it is so far above anything else we have been to. The food, wine and service are of world class standards. Thoroughly recommend to visit.

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