“ Address: 1055 Silom Road / Bangrak / Bangkok 10500 / Thailand / Tel: (66) 2624-9999 „
Some friends of ours recommended that we should dine at Sirocco in Bangkok for one night of our trip to Thailand. The restaurant is situated on the 63rd floor of The Dome at Lebua and offers incredible views across the city.
The restaurant is open between 6pm-1am daily and includes a "Sky Bar" for those that just want to a cool place to go for a drink. The Sky Bar is a 360 degree circular bar that stands at the far end of the restaurant and was packed when we visited. It is certainly THE place to go for cocktails if you can battle through the crowds!
Sirocco offers a mix of dining options but it generally revolves around a Mediterranean based menu. The restaurant guarantees that only the finest, freshest ingredients are used in their dishes and I have to say, the food here was very good. Be aware though, that if like me, your Thai isn't up to much, many of the waiters did not speak particularly good English and it is very easy to end up with a dish or drink that you didn't order.
Throughout your dining experience, a jazz band and singer play on the level above the restaurant under a dome. Access to the restaurant is actually gained by descending some incredible Hollywood-movie-style sweeping stairs making you feel like a star. A word of caution, you may well need a movie star's wallet to pay for your bill - it ain't cheap!
The experience at Sirocco is really all about the views. The food is good but not exceptional and certainly not worthy of its pricing. The views across the city are incredible and its a unique experience to dine with the wind blowing through your hair as you watch the numerous lights of busy Bangkok darting about below you. It takes some getting used to the weighted tables, dining cloths and menus but I suppose it wouldn't be good business if everything blew over the side with a gust of wind! On a negative note, I was amazed that diners are not allowed to take photos of the view, which seemed to me to be just plain mean.