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“Quite Exceptional!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Water Library Thonglor

Water Library Thonglor
The Grass,Thonglor Soi 12 | Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+(66)027149292
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Ranked #72 of 8,056 Restaurants in Bangkok
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Fusion, Wine Bar, Asian fusion
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Water Library Thonglor, the second outlet of Water Library after Chamchuri, offers an entirely new concept for food, cocktail and wine lovers in Bangkok. Water Library Thonglor features an exclusive 10 seat fine dining restaurant, a wine room available for private events and dinners, as well as one of Bangkok's best cocktail bars. Step into an oasis in the heart of Thonglor.Bar:Extravagantly designed atmosphere, luxuriously toned in wood and leather.At this popular meeting place locals and international guests alike enjoy the exceptional creations from multiple Award winner Mixologist and Corporate Bar Manager, Mirko Gardelliano.Together with his experienced and passionate team, Mirko Gardelliano hails a repertoire of over 50 award-winning cocktails (priced between 280.- to 350.- thb), with 45 homemade infusions, including Gummy Bear Haribo, Truffle D`Alba, Pandan, Ferrero Rocher, Tamarind, Wasabi and many more. Besides these creative explosions for your taste buds, the bar menu also includes classic original cocktails, nitrogen cocktails along with premium spirits from around the world, beer as well as a large wine selection for every taste.We also offer food – from tapas and bar snacks, to full dinner dishes prepared from our Swiss Chef Urs Lustenberger (bringing with him classical training from his teacher, 3* Michelin chef Juan Amador).On Tuesday until Saturday come hear live music and Djs inviting our guests to swing and party.For those who enjoy outdoor relaxation and maybe a nice cigar, choose from our selection kept in our humidor, the comfortable terrace Lounge, equipped with noble sofas. It is the perfect place to spend time with friends and unroll the day in good company.“ Just tell your best friends”Wine room:Our wine room at Water Library Thonglor welcomes you to a winery path of more than 300 of the finest red, white, and of course sparkling wines and champagnes. Enjoy your favorite labels, or follow the recommendations of our Sommelier to discover new wines!Our wine room can also be booked for private events, tastings and dinners for up to 20 guests (sit down dinner), or 40 guests (private cocktail party).Restaurant:10 chefs from 4 different countries, follow the lead of Executive Chef Haikal Johari, prepare dinners for an exclusive 10 guests-per-night dinner. Offering a set-menu of 9 courses with a strong focus on high-end seasonal produce and creative preparation and presentation, the chefs of Water Library Thonglor want to take their guests on a culinary journey. It is not only a dinner but an experience you will never forget.The set menu can be enjoyed according to your preference, or with two different wine pairing options chosen by our Head Sommelier Khun Peach.All this in the heart of ThonglorSee you tomorrow
Singapore, Singapore
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“Quite Exceptional!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Whilst extremely expensive, the food; quality and presentation is exceptional. The wine pairing is of a very high standard and the is generous in it's offerings. The culinary team engage with the diners and explain about each course, gives a great insight and shows just how much preperation and thought has gone into the food. The waiting staff are extremely attentive. Having eaten in many fine restaurants in major cities across the world can genuinely say this is up there with the finest.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Master Mirco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Visiting Water Library Thonglor is to witness a master mixologist at work -- amazing materials using unconventional techniques results in a one-of-a-kind dining/drinking experience led by Mirco, the head mixologist. A new addition to the bar is its upscale bar-food menu, adding to its charm as a sophisticated chill-spot amidst the Thong Lor night scene.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Liestal, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The best bar in Thonglor district”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We spent a relaxing evening at the Water Llibrary Bar. The bar offers a great atmosphere with chilling music. The gently and professional stuff and his manager Mirko will satisfy every wish of the guests. It is allways a pleasure to taste the amazing drinks. They are so special! We definitely recommend a visit to this beautiful bar. Sonia & Angelo

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best in Bangkok”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Be ready to spend some relatively serious $ but it is worth it. This tucked away little restaurant only seats about 10 people max at its counter-bar style seating where you get to interact with the Sioux chefs who plate your food...so be sure to get reservations in advance. Once there, get ready for multiple mouth watering and complex yet so tasty plates that, not to be cliche, but really take you on a culinary trip around Asia and the rest of the continents too. We had the tasting menu and the drink pairing which I highly recommend as the drinks complimented each dish superbly. The menu changes every night so just give them your dietary restrictions and sit back... We are definitely going back, again and again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A romantic escape with amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I was in a competition with my boyfriend during a recent visit and he picked water library. After I saw the presentation of the first 3 appetizers, I knew i was loosing. On top of the food being fresh and delicious, the presentation was spectacular and I have not seen such dedicated chefs. Everything worked magically to create a symphony . If you need some magic, this is the place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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