Seeing Purple at Bed Supper Club

Bed Supper Club
Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey-nua, Wattana
26 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand
+66 (0)2 651 3537

Time for post 2/2 of delicious dinners Bonnie and I had in Thailand! This one was Bonnie’s pick: Bed Supper Club where, yes you guessed it, dinner was served while reclining on large bed-like couches.

We had made the booking before we left Melbourne for the day we arrived in Bangkok. Not the best idea, as we were both wrecked after a ferry and plane ride from Phi Phi. However, they were happy enough to change the booking to the following night when we arrived fresh and well groomed. When we arrived, we were shown to our section of the ‘bed’. Our booking was for 7.30 on a Sunday night, so the place was not as crowded as I hear it normally is.

We began with cocktails – by this stage I was hooked on Mai Tais, while bonnie chose an equally delicious cocktail from their extensive menu (the name eludes me). A basket of bread was then served along with a little plate of olives – bonus points here.

We decided we would go with the banquet option – 3 courses for 1,500 bhat or roughly $50.00 AUS. Bargain. We both chose the salmon entree to start – a brilliant choice if I do say so myself. The salmon was deliciously moist and was a fusion of Asian flavours paired with dill and a creamy dressing – a mix that worked surprisingly well! It was probably my favourite dish of the night.

For the main, I chose the New Zealand steak with tomato and vege, while Bonnie opted for the Wagu beef and mushroom burger, with sweet potato chips (although when it arrived, only half were made from sweet potato – the other half were made from regular potato!). I enjoyed my steak, as I was craving red meat after so much Pad Thai in Phi Phi. Bonnie struggled to finish the burger though, and I may have helped her out a little.. We weren’t sold on the idea of the mushrooms in the burger though – it added an unnecessarily mushy element that diluted the flavour of the Wagu.

For desert I chose the chocolate pudding (always a winner!) while Bonnie, wanting to be daring, chose the strawberries with basil sorbet option. If it sounds like a weird combination, it was. On paper it should work, however, the balance of sorbet: to trawberries was all wrong and ruined the dish completely. My dish, however, was delicious – a classic pairing of chocolate, vanilla ice cream and honeycomb.

I should also mention that between courses, Bed offers various forms of entertainment: tonight was an interpretative dance from the local theatre company, telling an old Hindu story involving monkeys.. Interesting..

After we had finished our dinner, we went to the other side of the bunker-style building to the bar where we had more to drink. This time, the beds were made of black leather – kinky. We didn’t stay long though, given the place wasn’t very full on a Sunday night.

All in all it was an enjoyable night. The service was great, and the food was excellent. The live entertainment, however strange and random it seemed, added to the overall ambience of the evening (I’m sure there are nights with less ambiguous displays are great). I left feeling as though we had done more than just eat dinner. Definitely worth paying a visit if you’re in Bangkok.

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