Hot Spot

199 Soi Promsri 2, between Sukhumvit Soi 39 and 49, Bangkok
T+662 392 2747
Lunch and dinner daily
$About $20
Every night BMWs and Land Rovers fight through the city's noxious traffic; their Prada-clad occupants heading for the oversized cushions outside this pair of retro-fabulous 50s houses in the Sukhumvit neighbourhood. Zesty spring rolls and lemongrass chicken skewers dunked in tamarind sauce get the palate off to a familiar start. Spicy wing bean salad has plenty of zing, as do creamy braised scallops with sweet onions and chili oil. Linger under the stars or head into the lounge-like Summer Chocolate Bar to indulge in a selection of equally standout chocolate treats, vanilla crépes and Thai tea custard.