It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Restaurant Review : Hemingway's, Bangkok, Thailand

Hemingway's is another new place since our last visit, and it's just across the soi from cheap and cheerful Suda.  "Our menu reflects the great adventures and travels of Ernest Hemingway and the amazing tastes and flavour the world has to offer.  Our menu is inspired by his passion for food and drink, and we're sure you'll find the menu fitting of his appetite for life."  Hmmmm, okay.

The gorgeous building that Hemingway's is in seems to have been a restaurant for years, even back when we were living there, but we hadn't ever gone inside before.  The lure of Mojitos was too much for us this time, however, and we wandered down soi 14 and into the comfortable bar.

The cocktails were great, as was the selection of tapas style nibbles, which we all enjoyed sitting up at the bar in the warm Thai evening air.  We asked for the menus and, after a quick peruse, decided we may as well stay for dinner, so we headed into the large dining room after an hour or so in the bar.

Now, the food was okay - not amazing and not bad.  Several things that we asked for weren't available, and there was only one other table of guests.  I had a half rack of ribs with fries and slaw and it was fine, but not good enough to hurry back for.  Later on our Thai trip I read a fairly scathing review of Hemingway's, which might explain why there weren't many other diners.

However, the Mojitos and the nibbles in the bar are top notch and the prices are reasonable, so maybe go there for that, and then somewhere else for dinner.  The service is good and the staff are friendly, and it's a mere hop, skip and a jump from Asok SkyTrain (BTS) and Sukhumvit Tube (MRT) stops.

1 Sukhumvit Soi 14
Sukhumvit Road
Klong Toie
Bangkok 10110
Phone:- +66 2 653 3900

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