Bangkok’s latest restaurant and bar offers fine dining and cocktails in a trendy setting above the Chao Phraya River.
With unrivalled skyline views, bold flavours, fantastical mixology and sultry beats, the accurately-named SEEN has debuted in the Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel, 26 floors above bustling Bangkok. Opening a year after its Lisbon-based sister, da Costa’s, it is the vision of Olivier da Costa, one of Portugal’s most successful “chef-preneurs” and social scene moguls.
SEEN was designed by M&J London and is a 1980s-meets-Art Deco hideaway. It features both indoor and outdoor spaces and seating up to 185 guests.
The restaurant’s cuisine is led by Executive Chef Alexandre Castaldi, who has experience in both Michelin-starred Parisian restaurants and some of Asia’s hottest dining establishments. Using locally-sourced, organic produce, the global and refined menu boasts an epicurean tour with artisanal tapas, a sushi bar and signature dishes including truffled lobster salad and prime tomahawk steaks.
Bold interiors and a starry underfoot surface create a dreamlike and intimate setting in the main bar, where award-winning Head Mixologist Mochammad Fadli has curated a wide range of cocktails, wines and Champagnes. Creative cocktails are served with contemporary Thai twists such as the Sin to be Seen long drink, blended with jackfruit-infused plantation rum. Having led award-winning bars from Palmer & Co. in Sydney to 1515 West in Shanghai, Mochammad’s concoctions have been recognised by the industry’s leading publications.
In the rooftop garden, plush daybeds overlook the Chao Phraya and hypnotic beats spun by a roster of jet-setting DJs selected by Music Director Scotty B, set the mood. The Ministry of Sound regular is a master of Nu-disco, soulful house and tech.
For exclusive events and functions, the more private 27th-floor sky bar is available via a private glass lift and offers skyline views for up to 64 guests. The iconic Avani+ Bangkok rooftop infinity pool is also a common venue for stylish pool parties.
SEEN is open daily 6.00 pm – 1.00 am. Spaces are also available for private events.