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50/50

June 09, 2014
Are You Feeling Lucky?
The whirring rhythm of shuffling cards, the bright flash of dice pitched hopefully down a table, the roar of a crowd cheering on a spinning roulette wheel – it’s not a typical scene in Bangkok, thanks to the Thai government’s strict anti-gambling laws, but is indeed what you’ll find at the capital’s latest – and 100% legal – themed resto-bar. Casino-inspired 50/50 is the brainchild of Nutthapol ‘Nick’ Pavapaiboon (who has, fittingly, clocked time at Las Vegas’ famed Bellagio resort), and though you might be playing for drinks rather than chips, you’ll be having such fun a few rounds in that you probably won’t notice.

In clement weather, guests can perch on the verdant garden patio, otherwise take a pew in the gleaming dining room, an opulent blend of engraved marble tabletops, exposed Edison bulbs and polished concrete floors. Warm up with a cheeky signature cocktail, like Bo’s Tox (absinthe, Perrier and bubblegum-flavoured syrup garnished with lime), before getting acquainted with the flavour-packed Asian-fusion eats. Menu highlights include a piquant tom yum pasta with sautéed tiger prawns, roasted duck breast dressed in a 12-year port reduction, and gooey salted caramel and chocolate molten cake. Then when all’s said, done, sipped and supped, why not try your hand at one of the casino games – after all, the odds are pretty good at 50/50!


H1 Place / 998 Thonglor Soi 20 / +66 80 581 5050 / 11am-midnight daily / facebook.com/FiftyFiftyRestaurant
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