Lady Brett, 149 Sathorn Soi 12 Bangkok, Thailand
BTS Chong Nonsi
The folks behind Rocket have just expanded their restaurant empire next door. The welcoming Lady Brett, however, dips its toes into the nightlife with its interior inspired by the 20th century taverns of New York. Things are kept very cozy thanks to the wooden bar and window frames, while the menu is focused on simple and natural flavors.
Mains are dominated by meat, ranging from the fire-roasted mustard chicken (B360/B675), hanker steak (B795) and braised lamb shank (B690), courtesy of Chef Rene Michelena, formerly of Hong Kong bar and restaurant Lily & Bloom. Sides include baked zucchini with onion and cheddar (B120) and grilled buttered corn (B120).
Away from the food, your attention should be on the bar which serves up lots of signature cocktails and sexy infusions with ingredients like chamomile and ginger. Try the Crisp n’ Cloudy (rum, pear, ginger and cocoa, B330) or Paloma (tequila, grapefruit and soda, B330).
Upstairs is a small lounge, U.N.C.L.E., offering more premium spirits and handcrafted cocktails, from B420. Do note, it’s still their soft opening period, so you can expect more food and drinks—and Rocket-like crowds—to follow. They also have a private room (seating 12-14) for those looking to throw a party, business function or enjoy an exclusive meal.