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    Thailand - Samut Prakan (outer Bangkok) Restaurant review - 'Sailom Bangpu'

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    Name:- Sailom Bangpu

    Address:- 55 Moo 2, Sukhumvit Road, Tambon Thai Ban, Amphoe Mueang Samut Prakan, Samut Prakan, 10270, Thailand

    Phone:- +66 2 709 0892

    Website (facebook) :- https://m.facebook.com/sailombangpu/

    Rating:- Very Good <-> Excellent


    Straight up ... I LOVED this place.

    Why?
    • Stylish,
    • ambience,
    • parking,
    • food and cost ... well, our friends paid the bill, but it was not expensive for what we got.
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    My Thai Partner was looking to catch up with some old work friends, and that always means FOOD.
    We have small kids, so the options do narrow.

    Someone suggested Sailom Bangpu located just outside greater Bangkok and, while it was a bit of a drive for us, it was a good compromise.

    Personally, I hate trying to park around Bangkok and dreaded trying to find a spot for this place - no problem there ... heaps of room.

    At the end of the Soi, backing onto the water.


    Parking ... no problem!

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    Lunch or Dinner?

    Dinner, definitely.

    Well, the place looked nice during the day ... but it comes alive at night.


    NIGHT AND DAY ...

    From this ...




    To this ...




    From this ...




    To this ...




    Lastly, this ...




    To this ...




    We arrived in the late daylight hours and it really was a treasure to just stroll round the place looking at the attention to detail and, in a very Thai way, making something from nothing.

    These lights are nothing more then an old wicker baskets with some cheap fabric and a light fitting, but they looked great.

    Day and night ...






    Had too much to drink at the Bar ... twilight might look like this!




    Seating?

    There are probably 5 or 6 different options there, rotunda, open plan, separate building (see earlier photo) ... but no real 'one on one' or 'couple' dining.

    But, this place is vast and I'm sure that a table could be secured just for two.

    Being an outdoor venue, dry weather offers most dining options, but there are heaps of places if the heavens open up.



    Rotunda





    Us?



    We sat outside.

    Again, doesn't look much in the daylight, but at night, it comes alive.

    I'll post part II of this a little later.
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    To each his own obviously, however to me that place looks dry, hot and pretentious; I have no idea what the food tastes like of course.

    There are many nice places around Samut Prakarn and my favourite by far is Bangpoo Seaside Resort - directly opposite Bangpoo Industrial Estate - at the end of a Pier jutting out into the Estuary.

    I have been going there for many years and never disappointed - inexpensive, very fresh Seafood and excellent service.

    Patrick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
    To each his own
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    Bangpoo
    Please. Patrick. It isn't that kind of a thread. This is about seafood eateries not smashing ladyboy batty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    To each his own obviously, however to me that place looks dry, hot and pretentious; I have no idea what the food tastes like of course.

    There are many nice places around Samut Prakarn and my favourite by far is Bangpoo Seaside Resort - directly opposite Bangpoo Industrial Estate - at the end of a Pier jutting out into the Estuary.

    I have been going there for many years and never disappointed - inexpensive, very fresh Seafood and excellent service.

    Patrick

    Thanks for that Patrick.



    I've been to that Pier several times, sunsets are awesome, but I've never eaten the Restaurant ... maybe you could write a review and then we can compare the two places?


    If you ever are looking for a place to celebrate the (now departed) Kings Birthday, go to the Bang Pu pier at night ... great. Link

    They have a Band, some fireworks and, the night I was there, no other Westerners that I saw.


    I'll shuffle off and find a few more photos of our night at Sailom BangPo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    maybe you could write a review and then we can compare the two places?
    Only in terms of decor, since you don't mention anything about the food.

    Nice pics though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    To each his own obviously, however to me that place looks dry, hot and pretentious; I have no idea what the food tastes like of course.

    There are many nice places around Samut Prakarn and my favourite by far is Bangpoo Seaside Resort - directly opposite Bangpoo Industrial Estate - at the end of a Pier jutting out into the Estuary.

    I have been going there for many years and never disappointed - inexpensive, very fresh Seafood and excellent service.

    Patrick
    Patrick, is that the Army place? I used to go there regularly in the 70s but the visits slowed down as the traffic got worse. It was the first place I went to that had crocodile meat on the menu.

    My wife's father was an Army officer and the family went there regularly at weekends in the 60s. Ballroom dancing was reportedly all the rage then and the pissed Army officers were very keen on tripping the light fantastic after lunch.

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    Part 2

    The site is large and multi faceted, so appropriate signage is needed.



    Maybe, the 2nd larger sign was placed there just in case one assumed that there was only one sea view seat available ...


    MENU:-

    I have little idea, sorry about that. At these style of functions, I usually eat what the kids eat.

    Never Fear though ...



    or ...





    Bit hi-tec for this Neanderthal though ... all the ordering is done through this ...




    I just let the Girls fuss about that side of things and I can enjoy a beer with Mr Kid



    and yes, that is Fish and Fried Rice ... I eat what the kids eat.



    Quality/Taste of the menu selections? Great, from the limited items I consumed.

    None of the Lassies had bad words to say about the food and they are relatively hard task masters.


    Cost? No idea ... we didn't contribute, we offered, but it was declined.
    They all earn some healthy coin and wouldn't hear of it.

    There were 7 Adults and 2 rugrats. We had about 6 Beer Singhas between the two of us and the bill apparently started with the #2. So, even if the hit was say BHT 2,900 good value IMHO.


    Service:-

    No bored pesky wait staff in your face, order via the phone. Service didn't appear or seem slow.

    The food arrives via these things ...







    http://youtu.be/BrBnWkvq_Io


    Random food shots below ...
















    Blurred action shot to protect the innocent.



    The Lassie in the centre of the photo name is called as Pe Pu ... or Pee Poo ...


    As the sun sets and Twilight starts to twinkle, the outside setting comes alive.




    Where that person is standing is a sea wall and a pedestrian path which, in typical Thai fashion becomes a motorcycle path also. Distracting, but not an annoyance.


    Below is the view looking back to the Restaurant.






    Still not sure? Fancy a beer instead. There is an expansive Beer Garden to cater for that.



    On the night we were there, must have been 50/60 Westerners.
    No disrespect, but they didn't look like School Teachers.
    More like casual Business attire.

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    Verdict? I loved this place. It's more then a Restaurant, it's a visual feast.

    I've only scratched the surface of the decor on show.

    http://youtu.be/6d6yAJp8qKc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shy Guava View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    To each his own obviously, however to me that place looks dry, hot and pretentious; I have no idea what the food tastes like of course.

    There are many nice places around Samut Prakarn and my favourite by far is Bangpoo Seaside Resort - directly opposite Bangpoo Industrial Estate - at the end of a Pier jutting out into the Estuary.

    I have been going there for many years and never disappointed - inexpensive, very fresh Seafood and excellent service.

    Patrick
    Patrick, is that the Army place? I used to go there regularly in the 70s but the visits slowed down as the traffic got worse. It was the first place I went to that had crocodile meat on the menu.

    My wife's father was an Army officer and the family went there regularly at weekends in the 60s. Ballroom dancing was reportedly all the rage then and the pissed Army officers were very keen on tripping the light fantastic after lunch.
    Yes, it.s the Army place - I think it's basically a hospital / recuperation centre for the military; it's also called Bangpoo Bungalow - lots of smallish bungalows on the premises used for ummmm liaisons in the past, not so much now however!

    Still popular on weekends but because there are so many patrons they only have a limited Menu, during the week there is much more choice.

    On Sundays they still have a large, noisy, Band with singers and Thai dancers.

    The place actually closed for several years - maybe 10 - 15 years - ago because the old, wooden causeway bridge was in a state of disrepair and potentially dangerous; happily after a few years the whole place was restructured with a good concrete causeway and new buildings for the restaurant area.

    Patrick

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