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“Best Cocktail Bar in Bangkok!”

Water Library Chamchuri
Ranked #232 of 10,823 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $150
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Siam
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 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
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39 reviews
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“Best Cocktail Bar in Bangkok!”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

First I thought Water Library Thonglor is this high end fine dining restaurant, super exclusive etc... After hearing some friends rave about the place and the drinks they make there at the bar on the ground floor I gave it a shot and went last Friday with friends.
One word: AWESOME! The best (and most creative) Cocktails I had in a long time...nice service, relaxed live music from a small jazz band and good food (for which we had to wait a little, but it was quite busy though...). Maybe it is not a loud place to party, but as we wanted to hang out and talk, it was just perfect, and not too expensive neither. we had (quite a few) cocktails, and they were all between 250 and 350 thb and all tasted delicious!!! a bottle of wine for 1,200.- which the sommelier recommended and it was really nice, and the food and snacks we had was all around 150 to 300 thb per dish...so all in all great value.
A small cocktail on the house after we paid the bill and they even gave us a miniature glass bottle as give away, in which they put their own home made bitters for us to make cocktails at home. nice touch to a great evening! We will be back. soon.

  • Visited December 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

This is an amazing restaurant in every way -- the food, the decor, the ambience, the friendly staff, the friendly chef. A huge range of wines. The fish was very good, as well as the croisants. Definitely a must go.

  • Visited January 2012
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2 Thank ascklee
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“Great food and service”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Food is superb from bread, starter, main course to dessert. Atmostphere is not bad. Staff is friendly and good service.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“Oh. My. GOD!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Was treated to a meal here and it was SUPERB! Had a six course set menu that featured all sorts of wierd and wonderful combinations - the sort of stuff where you think "errrr....not sure I want to eat this", but it was all utterly delicious. The service was also exceptional. It's not cheap, but certainly first-rank dining. If you can go here, do so.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Wotchit
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Hebron, Connecticut
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87 reviews
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“You won't want to miss”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We are the US friends of the previous reviewer and can only echo how fantastic our evening at the Water Library was. The decor set the tone for an evening of inventive and exquisite food. It was truly a fine dining experience enhanced by attentive service. Don't miss it!

  • Visited October 2012
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