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2018-07-05

VERTIGO & MOON BAR - Dining Sky High

Undoubtedly one of the most heralded Sky Bars in Bangkok, the Vertigo & Moon Bar is known far and wide for its ingenious design and layout - one of Bangkok’s tallest sky bars with 360˚c uninterrupted view of the City of Angels along with a romantic fine dining setting. mylifestylenews writes.


There are certain Sky Bars that no visit to Bangkok is complete without a pilgrimage to the Vertigo & Moon Bar in Banyan Tree Bangkok. Set atop the 61st floor above the metropolis of central Bangkok, the rooftop bar and dining is all about the view. It is the place that has been frequented by visitors from around the globe with admiration, not only for the spectacular panoramic view of Bangkok but also to suffice the curiosity and for a night to remember.



You won’t feel any notions of vertigo while walking up the long stairways to the Vertigo Moon bar to enjoy the uninterrupted view of Bangkok. Such sensation of whirling and loss of balance won’t happen here. In fact, the entire roof top segregates the dining and bar area with the Moon Bar set on an upper deck at one corner and the dining area well laid out, creating multiple levels to expand space and add an ambience bearing a resemblance to a floating cruise deck in the air. It is not a huge space, but it is surprising how many tables are available for dining.


The charming Vertigo & Moon Bar stalwart is home to where an established sky bar that has won quite a few internationally acclaimed awards for sheer style and indulgence. Vertigo’s incredible atmosphere comes alive during sunset and after dark, and providing the weather is doing the right thing, a mesmerizing sunset awaits and you couldn’t be in a better location as you can’t have a more spectacular and memorable cocktail hour or sky-high dining experience in Bangkok than this.


The captivating ambience with scenic views of Bangkok city skyline is just the beginning of this delightful dining experience. Patrons are mainly well dressed (at least decently groomed) at the dining area and dinner is served on lofty, opulent terraces with guaranteed skyline views tantalizing the senses with the specially crafted menu interpretations of the classic fine dining. Some may think the menu is rather touristy and far more refined, you may perhaps choose the wine pairing to enhance your meal in a sublime sky-high dining experience.



<Beetroot & Hendrick’s Gin Cured Salmon>
This is a classic presentation, but with the beetroot and Hendrick’s Gin, the salmon looked very red, which was a bit un-nerving at first. The salmon had a pleasant texture and taste, a little on the fishy side, comes with cucumber salad, whole grain mustard sauce and paired with Sauvignon Blanc, “The Riddle”, Hardy from South Australia.


<Roasted Purple Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Soup>
Despite its unappealing presentation that looks more like hot chocolate after the soup was poured and covered the whole wheat croutons and olive oil, it is instantly redolent of the cauliflower, but the sweet potato was definitely a headline in the taste stakes.


<Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Caramelized Fillet Red Snapper>
The fish was dry and lacking in freshness, the mussel underneath the fish didn’t really go well with the fish texture either and the spicy level of the Sriracha doesn’t do anything to enhance the fish that is garnished with bland potato gratin, baby spinach, celeriac, sliced apple and chives. It was disappointing overall. Paired with Chilean “Gado Negro” Chardonnay from San Pedro Central Valley.


<USDA Prime Beef Sirloin>
While the meat was cooked medium-rare as asked, the meat was tough and chewy and rather disappointing in taste. The hand-cut potatoes, cherry tomatoes, grilled asparagus comes with Bordelaise sauce outshone the meat effortlessly. Paired with French Cabernet Merlot, Les Charmes de Magnol, Medoc.


<Calvados Créme Fraîche Mousse>
A delicious sweet end to the meal that had a refreshing flavours and added some faith back into the menu, as this dish was simply perfection.


While gazing across the Chao Phraya river to the bright lights of the city, there is no better cityscape to be found that has a wealth of different vistas, whatever scene appeals to you. The view from the Vertigo & Moon Bar is definitely a feast for the eyes. The four-course set meal was disappointing in parts, consistency across each menu item is assuredly in need of a little more attention. Another bucket list can be crossed off the list.


Tried & Tested:
Location: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 5/5
Food & Beverage: 2.5/5
Service: 4/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5
Experience: 5/5


21/100 South Sathon Road,
Sathon, Bangkok
Thailand
Tel: +66 0 2679 1200

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