Eat Me – The name is less of a suggestion and more a promise of something irresistible. This gallery and restaurant on Soi Convent in Silom lives up to its name by serving mouth-watering modern international food, good drinks and some very tasty desserts. The restaurant has been wowing the crowds for years which is no mean feat given Bangkok’s fickle dining scene and even fickler diners. Things are kept things fresh with ever-changing art exhibitions, an inventive menu and a smart casual dress code.
This two-store white house is easily recognizable, bordered by tall plants in over sized pots. Enter via the bar and lounge area and grab a cocktail while listening to the live band in the courtyard. Upstairs you will find the dining room with a small outside terrace that wraps itself around the building.
The best seats in the house are on this balcony, where you are surrounded by green bamboo and can hear the music floating up from below. The decor is modern and simple: washed-out walls and wooden floors. The art they display provides the counterpoint, with photos or painting hanging around the room.
The contemporary international menu offers over 50 delectable choices. For starters we try witless, cherry and mozzarella salad with asparagus and the red onion tarte tatin. The salad is light and fresh, the cherries’ sweetness balancing out the tart lemon dressing and bitter leaves. The tarte is pure comfort food, warm buttery pastry with caramelized onions, gooey brie and a rich red wine glaze. It’s worth getting a side of mash, creamy and smooth and enough for two to share. Despite being ready to burst we couldn’t leave without sharing a portion of date and butterscotch pudding, Eat Me’s most popular sweet treat. Eat Me also serves yummy ice-creams including chestnut with rosemary and dark chocolate chill. Drinks include a respectable selection of wines by the glass or bottle and some original cocktails; including a Siam daiquiri with a twist of lemongrass, ginger and kaffir lime and a thirst-quenching passion fruit caipiroska.
If you prefer your dessert in liquid form I recommend a lemon meringue martini, a dash of citrus taking the sugary edge off the Bailey’s. Despite being busy, the service was first class, food appeared in a timely manner and our drinks were kept topped up. Eat Me Restaurant never disappoints, and consistency is difficult to come by in Bangkok.