Pencities | The Peninsula Bangkok

Mod-Oz Diner
October 23, 2016

We’re all global grazers these days, pecking at Japanese in Paris or munching on Malaysian in Sydney, and we don’t raise an eyebrow when we find Kiwi baristas down a back alley in Hong Kong. Smart Bangkok restaurant Freebird rides that multi-culti wave in style.

Fresh from the hot-right-now Singapore dining scene, this much-lauded Aussie team brings together kickin’ coffee and superfood smoothies by day, and produce-driven, East-meets-West fare by night, in a warm and inviting Mid Century-style house and garden. Perch at the marble kitchen bar, chill at a table or take to the terrace – any which way, the Greymatters-designed wood-n-tile-lined interiors at this secret retreat will wow.

Freebird’s mod-Oz menu is backed by a best-in-Asia wine list. Kick off with starters (an organic sea urchin for sir?), then share small plates, such as fresh ricotta cavatelli with beetroot, or a whole roasted cauliflower with sunflower seed miso, raisins and parmesan (trend alert!). Heartier meat and fish mains feature hamachi with blue swimmer crab, tarragon, roasted corn, yuzu kosho and dashi. Light desserts include blackberry ice-cream, lime leaf posset or peach tart with ginger beer sorbet. Option paralysis? Bag A Taste of Freebird degustation, with or without dessert.

Sip seduction spans champers, prosecco, cocktails, sake and wine, strong on new-wave Aussie tipples. Don’t miss the fun ‘Sommakase’ flight, which sees wine, sake and even cider paired with your plates.
Freebird / 28 Sukhumvit Soi 47 / +66 2 662 4936 / 8am-5pm & 5.30pm-late daily /