Looking for a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok City? Step into a slice of Parisian charm amidst the bustling streets of Bangkok at Vamps Cuisine. Nestled in the heart of the city, this enchanting French restaurant in Bangkok captures the essence of French gastronomy with its exquisite dishes and elegant ambience. From the moment you enter, you are transported to a world of culinary delights inspired by the rich traditions of France.
I had the pleasure of visiting Vamps Cuisine and here are my honest thoughts on everything I tried!
A Taste of France in the Heart of Bangkok
As soon as I stepped into the restaurant, I was immediately drawn to the captivating ambience created by the brick wall interior and the vibrant bright red accents sprinkled throughout the space. The combination of these elements exuded a distinctive charm that hinted at the establishment’s unique character. The elegant furnishings, from the plush seating to the beautifully adorned tables, further enhanced the sense of luxury and sophistication.
However, amidst the unmistakable Parisian vibes, there was an unexpected twist that reminded me of the location. While the ambience and decor whispered of France, the restaurant infused a touch of local flavour by playing Thai pop music in the background. This fusion of cultures, blending the elegance of France with the vibrancy of Thailand, created a unique and intriguing atmosphere.
Nonetheless, the restaurant’s interior wasn’t the only thing that left a lasting impression on me – so did their food! Let’s move on to talk about the five dishes I tried at Vamps Cuisine.
Escargot with Garlic Butter
As an appetiser, we were served a French delicacy – Escargots with Garlic Butter. For those who are unaware, these are edible snails and are typically prepared with a generous amount of garlic butter to create a rich and indulgent taste. This combination of garlic and butter melts to form a luscious sauce that wraps around the tender escargot meat.
Every bite of the escargot was a melody of slightly chewy texture while the garlic butter gave the dish a fragrant coating of sauce. When you add the escargot on top of the crusty bread it was served together with, the bread soaks up the delicious sauce, providing a truly indulgent and memorable experience.
Seafood Crepe with Lobster Bisque
The Seafood Crepe with Lobster Bisque was a divine culinary experience. The crepe was made with batter that was sweet and had a slight bite to it. Laid under the crepe blanket was a medley of fresh seafood like prawns, scallops and squid. To balance the sweet flavours, a good amount of lobster bisque was added to the plate which provided a savoury mouthfeel. The dish was then garnished with a slice of lemon, chopped tomatoes and even some caviar, tying the whole dish together with some luxury.
I thoroughly enjoyed this dish because of its intriguing flavours and creativity. That balance of sweetness and savouriness can often be hard to manage but Vamps Cuisine did not disappoint!
Beef Bourguignon with Creamy Mash
Beef Bourguignon is a beloved classic in French cuisine, known for its comforting and satisfying qualities. Vamps Cuisine displayed great expertise with their version of this slow-cooked stew made with beef, red wine, aromatic vegetables, and a medley of herbs and spices.
Accompanied by buttery mashed potatoes, the soft beef was truly the star of the show. It was incredibly tender and was infused with the savoury flavours from the wine, herbs and vegetables. The red wine imparted a depth and richness that’s robust with complex flavours that you must try out for yourself to understand!
Duck Confit with Carrot Puree and Orange Sauce
Vamp Cuisine’s Duck Confit was by far my favourite dish that I had while I was there! The skin was a beautiful golden brown and it was cooked perfectly crispy. The flaky salt on the duck leg highlighted flavours of the duck fat in which it was rendered and cooked in. This resulted in a super tender and succulent bite. When the dish first came out of the kitchen, you could still hear the sizzling on top of the skin!
The succulent duck leg was elegantly presented, nestled upon a velvety bed of carrot puree, complemented by luscious orange sauce. The addition of the orange sauce to the dish brought a delightful burst of flavours, adding a tantalising layer to the overall flavour profile.
To end off our glorious meal, we were served a sweet treat of Crepes Suzette, which is different from your usual crepe because of its unique citrus sauce. It’s made by caramelising sugar and adding citrus flavours like orange or lemon juice. Another thing that sets them apart is its presentation. Crepes Suzette is often flambeed, which involves igniting the sauce with a flame to create a dramatic effect.
The end result is a delectable sweet treat of warm crepes, drenched in the sweet citrus sauce, garnished with a sprinkle of orange zest and a dollop of whipped cream, adding a cool and creamy element to the dish. Talk about indulgence!
To conclude, Vamps Cuisine is truly a culinary experience like no other. If you’re looking for a French restaurant in Bangkok, this restaurant should take first priority. Whether you’re seeking a romantic dinner for two or a sophisticated dining experience with friends, Vamps Cuisine promises an unforgettable journey through the flavours of France, right here in the vibrant city of Bangkok!
- Hour: 4.30pm – 10.00pm (Tues-Thurs), 12.00pm – 10.00pm (Sat & Sun) (Closed on Monday)
- Location: 418/2 Samakee Rd, Ta Sai, Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi 11000
- Recommended Package: Sharing Set for 2 People (Choose 4 Dishes Such as Beef Bourguignon with Creamy Mash and More Menus with Drink) Book through us now to get the NET price of only 1,150 Baht.