The Vibe: Located in one of Bangkok’s oldest residential areas near Chinatown, Seven Spoons is undoubtedly a bit off the beaten track. It is situated in a tiny converted tea house in an area steeped in history and authentic Thai culture that is not usually frequented by tourists or expats. The menu is seasonal and features mostly vegetarian dishes that are hearty, organic and locally produced. This cozy little venue boasts a full service bar, but they have only four tables for dining so reservations are mandatory. Seven Spoons is laid back and casual with an easy going bohemian vibe that makes dining an intimate pleasure.
What To Eat & Drink: Start your meal off with a signature cocktail such as the Silver Spoons which consists of Martini Bianco, spiced rum, lime, lemon grass and galangal. It’s tropical and refreshing, while being quite formidable. We also recommend the Better Weather which is Jack Daniels, white honey, apple juice w/ fresh ginger for something a bit sweetener but just as nice. For appetizers try the Chicken, Fig & Gorgonzola Cheese Quesadilla. Made with free range chicken and dried figs, it is served with a bright and fresh tomato salsa that is thoroughly addictive. Next order the Quinoa Salad w/ Mango, Avocado & Mushroom Fritti. This is a spectacular quinoa dish with alluring tropical elements that really work well. For a main dish the Spiced Moroccan-style Meatballs w/ Spaghetti is not to be missed. It is familiar and comforting with a spicy heat that should appeal to both Thai and western palates. Next try the Beetroot Ravioli w/ Mixed Seafood & Tarragon Pesto. The pink pasta retains a hint of the aroma from the beetroot and the pesto balances the strong seafood flavors from the squid and shrimp. End your meal with a nice organic sorbet such as the evocative Sesame Seed or tasty Mango.
Insider Insight: Seven Spoons has created quite a buzz since they opened in September 2011 and to simply say that they are unique only begins to scratch the surface of what makes this restaurant so special. The high quality cuisine and creative combinations are homey and delicious, and it is sometimes hard to believe that this is food that is “good for you”. This is guilt free dining at its best and you will find it reasonably priced with most cocktails priced under 250 Baht, appetizers under 200 Baht and most salads and entrees priced between 200-400 Baht. Because of their limited seating you must call ahead for reservations, and you may also want to call ahead for directions as they can be somewhat challenging to find.