Chef-owner Tim Butler
Modern international cuisine
Soi Pipat 2 (20 metres off Convent Road), Silom, Bangkok 10500
Chief reason to visit: Chef Tim Butler’s gastronomic ingenuity is the key draw to Eat Me. The American-born cook combines diverse ingredients to create bold flavour blends in a laidback art gallery setting.
Typical dishes: Charred abalone with plankton risotto is one of the most talked-about dishes. Other options include tom yum Maine lobster with cucumber and chilli, bouillabaisse with carabinero prawn, scallops, clams and nduja, and chilled Dutch harbour king crab. Those seeking something different for dessert can try the homemade ice cream and sorbet in varieties such as chestnut rosemary and blueberry mangosteen.
What’s the dining space like? Tucked down a small soi (narrow Thai lane), the restaurant is set on the upper two floors of a former house with indoor and outdoor seating on the balcony surrounded by greenery. On the ground floor you can relax or dine in the cocktail bar and lounge.
What’s the vibe? A laidback atmosphere appealing to multiple crowds: those who want to party, those who want to chill and listen to music over a few cocktails and those who want a romantic date night dinner for two.
What else? Guests are treated to a complimentary farewell shot of homemade chocolate vodka or a limoncello digestive.
Images: Ongwat Studio