Until recently far from the major centres of attraction in Bangkok, the east bank of the Chao Pharya River now contains one of the most popular places in the city. Housed in a former ice warehouse in an industrial wasteland, the “Jam Factory” building is the vanguard brainchild of starchitect Duangrit Bunnag. Thai traditions are revisited in both the art gallery and the high-concept restaurant. The impressive décor is very New-York-loft, with lots of wood and polished concrete.
Under a large canopy, head chef Naree concocts dishes “made just the way our mothers made them”. Plated works of art, the food is flavourful and creative: crispy crab omelettes, fried barramundi in a dill soup and served with Jerusalem artichoke, or spicy beef shank cooked a la Southern Thai. New flavours abound, in a hip ambience of Bangkok bohemianism.
Never Ending Summer Restaurant
41/5 Charoen Nakorn Road
+66 (0)2 861 0953
Menu: around 750 THB