Asian Gastro Lounge Spice & Barley Opens by the River

16 October 2020

Combining authentic Asian dining with a unique laid back ambience, Spice and Barley is the brand new gastro lounge to open by the banks of the Chaopraya River at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok hotel.

“Spice” evoking the pan Asian cuisine that takes centre stage in a menu curated by celebrity chef Sam Leong. The founder of Michelin star restaurant Forest at Equarius Hotel in Singapore, Leong has cooked for VIPs such as former US presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, and Queen Elizabeth II, his latest Bangkok offering promises distinct flavours and innovative presentation, with a little surprise in each dish.

“Barley” denotes the signature beers exclusively selected by Belgian brewery Cornelissen to set the tone in the restaurant. The team at Spice & Barley worked with the brewers at Cornelissen, curating a range of beers to perfectly pair with Asian cuisine and Thailand’s tropical climate.

The two elements come together in an indoor-outdoor setting, where guests can relax, drink, dine and share. The carefully crafted food and beer menus, teamed with an exceptional selection of spirits and cocktails are enhanced by a unique roster of Chinese-inspired live music and performance.

The lounges concept is based on a fictional tale of three Sichuan sisters, immortalised in portraits displayed throughout the lounge. The story follows a poet, a performer and a cook scattered to the winds to seek their fortunes. Their meandering journeys are woven into the decor and their adventures expressed in the cuisine, the drinks and the spaces. Spice & Barley invites guests to celebrate the sisters’ happy reunion on the banks of the Chao Phraya; to discover dramatic displays on The Stage; share a dish or a drink at the Barley Bar and take in the view from the Pepper Deck.

Located on the third floor of Riverside Plaza, Spice & Barley guests are invited to experience the city’s newest and most exciting Asian gastro lounge concept every Wednesday – Sunday from 12.00 noon – 2.30 pm for lunch menu and from 5.00 pm – 10.30 pm for dinner menu.