Looking at photos of Secret Garden, you would never guess that this beautiful restaurant is located on Sathorn Road, one of the busiest avenues of Bangkok. Sathorn is the city’s business area often jammed with cars, lined with tall glimmering glass towers, and if you haven’t heard of Secret Garden, you would probably walk past its discreet facade without noticing it.
Secret garden is first a cute bakery but also a Thai restaurant. Set in an English styled white building surrounded by a beautiful garden, you can chose to dine in a cozy indoor room decorated with green tones, flowers and large chandeliers, on the wooden terrace or if weather permits, al fresco under very large trees.
Each area has its own atmosphere but the garden is always the most popular. If you are just in a cake mood, the bakery room with its inviting large sofas is very famous for its crepe cakes (a cake made of many layers of thin pancakes).
The Thai food served here is great and authentic, not cheap but still affordable, a perfect place to take your guests or family for a nice Thai experience.
From the large selection of classic Thai dishes on the illustrated menu, we started with a delicious Tom Yam Goong Maenam cooked with large river prawns, a real treat around here. As main dish we ordered some Pla Samlee Yum Ma Muang, a large deep fried cotton fish served with a green mango salad served with plenty of cashew nuts. Don’t miss their special Pad Pak Boong Sen .
This classic water vegetable is prepared in a traditional way by tearing each branch in small strings. Everything was excellent and beautifully presented; we returned several times since. Too bad we never save any space to try their famous cake! Service is friendly and efficient and in most cases, food is served fast.
Secret garden has now more than six branches including some inside shopping malls, but none can rival the beauty of this old English house and its majestic hidden garden.