Since our previous visit to BKK, the fab Smith restaurant has opened. Smith is a new concept for BKK, nose to tail dining. Nothing is wasted. Now, whilst I'm not mad on trotters or snouts, I think this is a great idea. Don't be frightened off, there's not too much mad stuff on the menu (though there's currently a dish featuring pigs tail, and another with head cheese - um, no thanks!) - and there's loads of really well done normal food too.
I had a fried squid starter which was scrumptious, washed down with a great fruity cocktail, and then my main was a wagyu burger (Australian Wagyu patty, squid ink brioche, golden gouda, spider mustard and rosemary fries). I was curious about the squid ink brioche - it tasted just like any other brioche bun - but it was black!).
They also have a cooking school, knife store, and a chefs table available - and it looks like they do a Sunday BBQ lunch, but you might want to check that's still current. Smith was absolutely hopping the night we were there, jammed with young and gorgeous Thai couples, and several large tables of office girls, each brandishing the customary two mobiles phones (hey, we're in Thailand now!), and enjoying scads of cocktails. Service was brisk and friendly and everyone spoke English.
Smith is tucked just inside Sukhumvit Soi 49 (click HERE for a map), and it's not much from the outside, but it's fab and trendy-posh-warehouse-y inside. We'll definitely go back.
1/8 Sukhumvit Soi 49
+66 2 261 0515 (bookings recommended)