If you ask trendy Bangkokians, they will say this place is not as popular as it once was – and it seemed true the night we visited. We still had an enjoyable evening though with some delectable Thai dishes, while sharing the 80-foot-long table with other diners. There are booths too for those who prefer privacy. Sit by the windows and you can enjoy a great view of Benjakitti Park with the city’s largest lake, and Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.
The food is modern Thai – traditional ingredients but modern Western presentation. Dishes worth trying include the very refreshing tuna and octopus capriccio with sesame vinaigrette, roasted rice and chickpea salsa (THB1,500/$46); complexly flavored Japanese sea scallops with dried scallops, broccoli, black pepper sauce and crispy garlic (THB990/$31); and hearty fried sea bass with green mango salad and sweet tamarind chili sauce (THB700/$22). After dinner, head out to the poolside terrace for a relaxing drink and some gentle evening breezes (the pool belongs to the serviced apartments that are housed in the same building). Open daily 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM, dinner is served 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, snack menu until 1:30 AM; 25/F, 48 Column Tower, Sukhumvit Soi 16; tel +66 2 302 2557-9; longtablebangkok.com