What do you get when you combined world renowned mixologists with world renowned chefs? A colorful crowd, that’s what. Hyde and Seek has chicks in little hats that Antione Merriweather used to wear during the Men of Film skits. “HATED IT!” Scarves are everywhere and there’s a gay crowd that will make any metrosexual jealous. Oh yeah… great food, creative drinks and an overall dining experience as well. But who cares about that! What the hell is she wearing and who is she with? OMG!
Okay, so Hyde and Seek has great dishes by executive chef Peter Pitakwong and innovative drinks by the Sorum brothers… blah blah blah.
Of course the food is good. 12 hour braised pork belly and certain dishes marinated for over two days. Dude, the meat is falling off the bone. Here’s the kicker; average meal is 350-400 baht. Not bad H&S. Not many places in the world give you this type of food, service, décor and crowd with meals hovering at 15 bucks.
The restaurant has a Victorian décor that they pull off nicely. They have normal, classy seating; nothing too flashy. The outdoor seating seems to be the happening place here. All the smoking, drinking, and conversing and gossip; seems to be more of a party then an eatery. This place isn’t only happening after sunset. They have a lunch specials Monday through Friday; one appetizer and one entrée for 295 baht. Same deal on the weekends, but with a breakfast menu.
The bar is big, not the room itself, the actual bar area. This is a refreshing sight to see in Bangkok. The set up allows the bartenders’ room to move and the spectators a peek into what makes a “Bitter Truth” (one of the many original cocktails offered). Also the bar gives a nice ambiance to the room.
Rarely seen in Bangkok, Hide-&-Seek offer flights of whiskey (a sampler of whiskey in layman’s terms) which also comes with a bit of nosh for only 995 baht. They have a cool 10+1 menu which is 10 new drinks every month, plus the most popular concoction from the month before. One cocktail, the Pump It Up, comes in a soap dispenser; pretty cool right? The recommendation here is either one of the many creative cocktails or a bottle of wine. Go to Cheap Charlie’s if you want a Singha.
The hip upscale crowd of Farang and Thai creates a mellow fun mood. Don’t worry about assholes (that is what Bed Supper Club is for) as the people that frequent Hyde and Seek are of a classier variety. People definitely go here to be seen. You will rub shoulders with some Thai celebs, but good luck actually knowing who they are or what movies they’ve done.
Hyde and Seek
Address: Athenee Residence, Soi Ruamrudee, Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok
MRT: Lumpini, need a taxi