La Table De Tee

La Table de Tee is Bangkok’s first ‘Chef’s Table’, where Tee Kachonklin creates a daily changing Tasting Menu. Tee pays homage to fine dining through his Franco-Thai inspired menu, the sourcing of perfect ingredients and its commitment to the very best of restaurant service.

La Table de Tee restaurant is a real find: somewhere you can enjoy well-presented, delicious French food in an intimate romantic setting. What sets it apart from the crowd is that the five-course inspired set menu is only 950 baht per person (not including service charge). We’ve searched high and low but no-one matches La Table de Tee for quality, value and atmosphere in Bangkok. The small restaurant is situated down a back alley on Soi Sala Daeng, just a few minutes from the BTS and MRT stops on Silom Road.

The restaurant is named after Tee, the Thai young chef who trained in London but wanted to combine the best of local with what he had learnt whilst abroad. There are definite Thai touches in the flavours, but on the whole the menu feels very French. The first course is usually a soup, but don’t expect a watery bowl without flavour, Tee packs the broth with texture and taste. On our last trip we enjoyed the tiger prawn and cumin soup, a pile of pasta a riso surrounded by juicy prawns and crunchy bacon bites in a creamy cauliflower soup. The second course was slices of pink duck, served with firm asparagus tips and sweet char-grilled red peppers. The thick balsamic dressing was a perfect accompaniment to the meat.

There is a decent wine menu, with glasses starting at 240 baht and some Thai wines as well as French and New World. The cocktail menu is short but they mix decent, strong drinks, as well as Shirley Temples for anyone who’s not keen on hard liquor. You leave Table de Tee feeling full and smug. Snagging a table at one of the hottest restaurants in Bangkok and enjoying plates of scrumptious food for around 1,000 baht is enough to make anyone boast.