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“Good experience but not that great food...”

Hyde & Seek Gastro Bar
Ranked #730 of 10,929 Restaurants in Bangkok
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Amherst, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good experience but not that great food...”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The servers were attentive, the place is cute and nice.
The food is not that great as we expected (from the big hype floating around the web.)
We tried:

Caesar's salad: good one, a bit too salty (for me)
Popcorn shrimp: not crispy at all, the color is quite brown (caused by old, repeated-used cooking oil???).... very disappointed.
Truffle risotto: the best of what we tried this time, good texture and aroma.
Wagyu burger (medium cooked): seem like well-done for me, the beef is too beefy???
Lychee and peach crumbles: too sweet, doesn't crumble go best with more sour fruits?
Coffee: thanks god it's good!

The price is right, we went for lunch special so it's not that expensive, plus the portion is big enough for filling your afternoon stomach.

  • Visited May 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Shaken and Stirred.”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

This groovy hangout is the place to come for serious cocktails, prepared by not-so-serious staff:

I wouldn't say it's worth schlepping halfway across Bangkok for, but if you're in the area, it's a good call.

Fortunately for us, Hyde & Seek was only a 5 minute walk from the back of the Conrad Hotel: you'll find it on Soi Ruamrudee; it's almost next to Bacchus restaurant and approximately 200 metres from Ploen Chit BTS (don't walk too fast - it's shielded from street view).

On approach you just know you're in for a fun night: a wave of cool funk hits you as you walk through the door (there's a house DJ - with mixing deck - tucked in one corner).
Of course I immediately wanted to bust out some of my best James Brown moves, but my wife said I'm too old for that sort of thing now.

The vibe is buzzy; the clientele were an eclectic mix of people who might otherwise never have socialised together.
Tables are provided, both inside and outside, but the ho-hum dude food is merely a distraction: the supercool cocktails and the busy mixologists are the star attraction.

So, sit at the bar and watch them showcase their skills: each drink is crafted with forensic precision: some of these guys have a back belt in Thai mixology.

Some cocktails are elegant and classic; some are just downright insane.
One of the female bartenders discovered we were from England and said she was working on a cocktail called 'Fish and Chips' (surely that can't be right?)
She was soon to be at some World Championship heat in Singapore, so you may see a Fish and Chip cocktail at a bar near you, someday.

Clearly this isn't some trendy Manhattan Martini haunt, but the inventive drinks here are better than the generic cocktails served at BKK's rooftop bars; plus it's way more fun !

Visited April 2014
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great night!”
Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

Just finished a great evening at the Hyde and Seek.
The menu is so varied and interesting, we had the whole chicken for 2 altho it did say marinated in ginger beer we felt this taste to be missing( our only criticism) but in no way spoilt the meal, it is a great place with a great vibe.
The owner Nath took the time to explain and recommend a drink from the extensive cocktail menu which did not dissapoint, a table near the bar is great entertainment!
A must do whilst in Bangkok and watch out for his new place opening soon at the Central, Hyde and Seek, Peek a Boo!

Joanne and Chris
Melbourne, Australia

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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“Food amazing, service good, bit pricey”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

The food we had was amazing (whole chicken for 2 persons) it didn't include any vegetables, potatoes etc so everything was extra. The drink is very expensive which is the downside, however I will definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Toronto
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Phenomenal Cocktails!!! Great food!”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Nath is a famous bartender/mixologist and you basically cannot do better in all of southeast Asia save for maybe Singapore. Ridiculous cocktail list with modern, classic and even some molecular drinks. Totally worth it just for the drinks alone. That said, the food was really great! Great ambience as well. Well worth a visit!

  • Visited March 2014
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