Seen is the place to be seen

tasty March 12, 2019 15:10

By The Nation

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Avani Hotels & Resorts launches its newest rooftop destination, Seen Restaurant & Bar, with picturesque views overlooking the Chao Phraya River at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel.

The city’s newest spot is the culinary brainchild of Portuguese “chefpreneur” Olivier da Costa, following its success from the first two Seen locations in Sao Paolo and Lisbon.

Seen Restaurant & Bar is a rooftop restaurant, lounge and garden designed by M&J London that incorporates a series of indoor and outdoor spaces. 

Respecting the Seen brand’s 1980s-meets-Art Deco vibe, a sense of place is imbued through local materials such as bamboo, along with the use of fluid flowing forms and furniture inspired by the curves of the Chao Phraya River. 

Upon entering, guests will be immersed in the trendy yet relaxing atmosphere, with catchy beats from a line-up of jet-setting DJs brought in by music director Scotty B.

The floor-to-ceiling windows-wrapped restaurant offers a mix of international delights. The regionally inspired cuisine designed by chef Olivier da Costa is a rendition of locally sourced, fresh and bold flavours, presented with a flair that is best to be shared. 

Guests will be able to enjoy an array of culinary delights in the fluid S-shaped dining room that takes form from the Seen logo, at the formal dining room or at the sushi bar.

After dining, guests can ascend to the exclusive skybar for daybed seating overlooking the skyline, accompanied by surreal cocktails from award-winning head mixologist Mochammad Fadli. 

Well-known for his whimsical creations, he creates cocktails at Seen as a concoction of Asian, American and European flavours, with fresh ingredients and local products. 

There is also a specially curated list of wines and champagnes available at the bar that plays well with the rooftops’ iconic abstract wall and starry surface underfoot that reflects the night sky. 

 “It is with great pleasure that Seen opens our first location in Asia, right here in Bangkok, the City of Angels. Bangkok has always been at the forefront of the global culinary scene, and I believe that Seen Bangkok will achieve the same level of success as its predecessors in Brazil and Portugal. As I always emphasise, this is much more than a restaurant, but rather an experience for all the senses, proudly opening our doors to welcome all Thais and international visitors,” said Olivier da Costa.

The restaurant and bar is open daily from 6pm to 1am.