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“An unusual place - great food and fatastic wines” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Water Library Chamchuri

Water Library Chamchuri
2nd floor, Chamchuri Square | Samyan, Bangkok, Thailand
006621605188
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Ranked #18 of 8,068 Restaurants in Bangkok
4.5 of 5 stars 197 Reviews
Price range: $30 - $150
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Eclectic, Wine Bar
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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.
Bangkok, Thailand
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
“An unusual place - great food and fatastic wines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Well i never heard that you needed a library for your wine so i went with a bit of a sceptical mind.

Rest assured the food is outstanding the wine selection is best in class - and yes they do have all ver nice waters but......

Visited August 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Bangkok
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great work from the Chef!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012 via mobile

Surprising to find this nice restaurant sitting in a shopping mall! Nice tables, good service. After the strange croissant as amuse-bouche, the cauliflower soup offers the first subtle blend of tastes. The sea bass and the beef cheeks are very well done. The dessert is nicely presented, with excellent quality ingredients. The sunday menu is a good deal, but wine, coffee and water are just too expensive. However, we will come back for the great chef!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Enjoyable but Pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The quality of food is good and enjoyable – A decent wine list to choose from - I found the service were too slow, but attentive and not overly obtrusive - The décor a bit cold and the chairs too low. Although enjoyable dining experience,
The prices are too expensive for what it is.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“I'd go back any time, awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

A great menu creatively presented with much care and thoughtfulness. Although I have only tried the lunch menu I am so impressed. The trouble is finding a friend that can really appreciate the quality and impeccable flavors...good job Water Library!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wirral UK
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Almost Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Really nice decor and ambience. Service very good, with added attention from both Manager and Owner.

Very enjoyable meal, although the Crispy Foie Gras needed more of the fruit sauce, and some may have considered the lamb a little over-fatty.

Comprehensive wine list, although at usual rediculously high prices in Thailand.

Overall, a good experience - highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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