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“Amazing ambience, and very-very good food”

Water Library Chamchuri
Ranked #218 of 10,831 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $150
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing ambience, and very-very good food”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

I have been to the Water Library four times, and the food never fails to amaze me each time. The ingredients are the very best available, and they are very fresh. I've had the fish every time I visited, simply because the fish is *that good*! The croissant is freshly baked, and served with very nice garlic butter. Besides the excellent taste, the presentation of the food is good, and the ambience, excellent. Bottles of water from all around the world are arranged in a circle to form a water chandelier, and the effect is very romantic. For those who appreciate wine, Water Library has a very large selection of wines from around the world. The waiters and waitresses are very attentive, and the service is impeccable. Overall, Water Library makes for a great gastronomic experience! If you are in Bangkok, a visit to the Water Library is a must.

  • Visited December 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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Templeton, California
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130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Unusual Name but Fabulous, Food, Service and Atmosphere”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Tucked away in a mall, is a fine dining experience in peaceful surroundings. The food and service are both hard to match, even in Michelin starred restaurants. The set lunches and dinners are a true dining experience. The creativity of the chef and warmth of staff are truly a winning combination. The ala carte menu is extensive, and the wine cellar ranks with the best in Southeast Asia.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank templetongirl
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HCMC
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

My husband turned 35 while we were in Bangkok and we wanted to have a special dinner. Through Tripadvisor, we decided to come and enjoyed Water Library.
Food just on US42 and with wine, water and tax it came in a little under $80... worth every cent!!
If you're into good wine, then this place has a real extensive wine collection. And one more, if you are in Bangkok, this is one of the must place you should visit with your partner or family.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Tiffany T
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Taichung, Taiwan
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129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Top notch Continental in Bangkok”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Tired of Thai, Thai, Thai ? ...then take a break and go to this top level Continental venue in a local mall. A bit of a strange location but you will forget about the quirky local mall that it is located in the minute you walk through the door. With great personal service ( the manager, concerned that my wife's main might get cold while she answered nature's call brought it back to the kitchen and returned with a new fresh hot serving when she sat down again!) a well balanced, innovative and thoughtful menu and a diverse well priced wine list the Water Library was a worthwhile experience as well as a memorable one....I can highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“ok but hopes were higher”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Can never fault service in thailand anywhere. Rather expensive and not very good wines (qulaity and matching ) with the pairing. Main order was incoreect so had to wait for that to be corrected and I did pre warn it was a birthday celbration in which we saw others get a cake but not us. tofu and dessert were not impressive but the starter was nice. big money for an ok night in a shopping mall which was not easy to find. Resto closes 10pm which you must be out then.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Expat-kiwis1971
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