As one of Bangkok’s most celebrated luxury establishments, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is a culinary destination recognised by gastronomes from all around the world who wish to dine at some of Bangkok’s most refined eateries, including all-day dining Voilà! Restaurant and the Wine Boutique for artisanal platters and tipples, among other fabulous venues. However, the hotel’s crown jewel is Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie that is quickly becoming this year’s best rooftop bar in Bangkok. Here, diners can indulge in Belgian-inspired delicacies, one of the largest selections of craft beer in Bangkok, and unrivalled sunset views 32 floors above Bangkok’s bustling Sukhumvit district.
THE ONE AND ONLY BELGIAN RESTAURANT IN BANGKOK
Recognised as Bangkok’s first and only contemporary Belgian restaurant, Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie has taken over the expansive space that was once housed exclusive fine dining establishment L’Appart Restaurant and Rooftop Bar. However, fans of Bangkok’s culinary-scene will find that the new restaurant exudes a much more laidback ambience that encourages social dining in comparison to its predecessor.
The Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie’s interiors are a tribute to the European brasserie—combining dark wooden furnishings with aesthetic touches of white and maroon leather, marble table tops and copper lamps. Centre to the Bangkok-based restaurant is an open-plan kitchen that allows patrons sitting in the dining area to watch the talented culinary team by Chef Sebastien Segurola prepare their mouth-watering menu. Moreover, adjacent to the kitchen is an eye-catching copper beer tap that showcases a different brew each month. Yet another reason the rooftop bar is a top place to enjoy craft beer in Bangkok.
To further enhance the restaurant’s casual spirit, the walls are decorated with Belgian-inspired murals depicting beer, hearty home-style meals and images of famous pop culture references that include characters from The Adventures of Tintin by Belgian cartoonist Hergé.
THE BEST PLACE FOR CRAFT BEER IN BANGKOK
However, despite inviting interiors that provide the perfect setting for any occasion in Bangkok, Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie’s panoramic terrace provides yet another reason to love this rooftop restaurant in Bangkok. Not only does the outdoor seating area’s size and versatility make it a great choice for a private party venue in Bangkok, but Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie’s outdoor area provides the perfect vantage point to enjoy a famous Bangkok sunset while nibbling on a list of uniquely Belgian bar snacks like frites maison (homemade french fries) and croquettes with different fillings.
This unrivalled view coupled with delicious menu selections are just some of the reasons the restaurant is well on its way to becoming the best rooftop bar in Bangkok. However, everyone knows that delicious food is best enjoyed with a refreshing beverage and luckily, Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie’s extensive drinks menu has it all, including one of the largest selections of craft beer in Bangkok with over 60 varieties (bottles and draught) to choose from and four exclusive taps that cannot be found anywhere else in Bangkok. Lovers of wine in Bangkok can pick from a long list of tipples by glass or bottle, and for fans of sundowners in the forms of cocktails, there are plenty of innovative options such as the fruity Frenchtini and flavourful Belga Mojito.