With their new bistro style menu and rooftop lounge, The Londoner proves that bigger really is better. This newly-remodeled eatery combines classic pub fare with a modern dining experience.
Situated near Pattanakarn Soi 32, The Londoner stands tall with rustic sophistication. Decorating the entrance is a traditional London road sign written ‘Soi Londoner’, a clever touch that alludes to how the pub-cum-bistro has found success in combining the best of both worlds.
After its initial establishment in 1997, The Londoner quickly became one of Bangkok’s favourite pubs. The original Sukhumvit location was the go-to spot for sport fans and those seeking a casual drink after work, particularly for the popular two-for-one deal on Wednesdays. Years later, The Londoner remains Bangkok’s oldest micro-brewery, however the newly relocated version goes beyond the traditional pub image.
The Londoner is now a three-storey establishment. The first floor embodies the classic pub atmosphere with the exposed brick walls and leather sofas that made the original location so popular. Meanwhile, the second floor and rooftop terrace exude a contemporary vibe combining black and white patterns with dark wooden furniture and industrial light fixtures. The walls and staircases are adorned with whimsical art pieces and giant murals inspired by British emblems, a unique aspect that creates a casual and fun ambiance.
Leading the kitchen brigade is Chef Vicharn Srisutham, the former Captain of the Thai National Cooking Association. With his impressive credentials, I knew I could expect elevated flavours that go beyond the typical pub standard. The meal began with Jalapeño munchers (B210), crispy deep-fried balls of oozing cheese and potato, stuffed with tangy jalapeños. This simply yet delicious appetiser was served with a creamy curry mayonnaise. Next were the Vegetarian nachos (B220), crispy corn tortilla chips, smothered with melted cheese and homemade guacamole. The sour cream and tomato salsa atop a heavy mix of savoury ingredients provides a dense texture with well-balanced flavours.
For those who savour spicy Thai cuisine, opt for the array of street food favourites on the menu. Highly recommended is the Moo manao (B210) where tender pork slices are marinated and served in a spicy chilli and lime sauce. Another delicious item is The seared tuna niçoise (B390), which highlights the eatery’s love for high-quality ingredients with classic bistro recipes. The incredibly fresh tuna with zesty greens and mustard-based dressing results in rich flavours that leave you wanting more.
Meanwhile, The lamb shank (B550) is a must-try for anyone who enjoys the classic tastes of a traditional pub roast. The tender meat falls off the bone, while the gravy perfectly complements the velvety mash potatoes and roasted root vegetables. The meal ends on a high note with Chocolate lava cake (B220). The warm and oozing chocolate centre, served with subtly sweet vanilla ice cream, is a fitting end to a tasty and satisfying meal.
The Londoner’s extensive drinks menu is a nod to its original roots. The selection ranges from locally-brewed beers to wines and delicious fruity cocktails. Make sure to also check out their list of daily promotions and the all-day happy hour offers that run throughout the week.
One of the signature cocktails is the Festival (B280) which combines vodka with the tropical flavours of orange and juniper berry, topped with a Japanese plum liqueur. Another delicious concoction is The Londoner (B280) which includes staple Thai flavours like lemongrass and lime juice combined with the soft vanilla notes of Martini Bianco vermouth and Stolichnaya vodka. For beer lovers look no further than The Londoner’s own locally-produced Brews, IPA, Pilsner or Pilsner Light choices (B110 half pint), all of which are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
1178 Pattanakarn Road, Kwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang
Tel: 02 022 8025
Open from Mondays to Saturdays from 11am to 12am and Sundays from 9am to 12 am