nahm Bangkok becomes the first restaurant in Thailand to be recognised in the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards
- Category: Awards
- Created on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 11:52
nahm Bangkok becomes the first restaurant in Thailand to be recognised in the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants AwardsThe acclaimed Australian chef David Thompson, who heads up the award-winning Thai restaurant nahm at The Halkin in Belgravia, has been recognised for his second opening: nahm at the Metropolitan, Bangkok. The awards are organised annually by Restaurant Magazine and took place at Guildhall, London. nahm, Bangkok is Thailand's first ever restaurant to earn a place in the World’s Best Restaurant awards.
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the awards are created by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 800 international industry leaders, each selected for their expert opinion of the international restaurant scene.
Accepting the award, Thompson said: “I am delighted to receive this accolade, which recognises the lengths we go to at nahm, Bangkok to deliver Thai food. It acknowledges the very hard work of all the staff.”
nahm has been a destination-restaurant in Bangkok since it opened in September 2010. Thompson blazed a trail in London with his fresh approach and commitment to authenticity. On Thai soil, nahm, Bangkok was an instant hit, winning him a loyal following among Thais, expats and hotel guests.
Dishes such as coconut and turmeric curry of blue swimmer crab, stir-fried frog with chilies and cumin leaves or durian steeped in scented coconut cream are complemented by an interior that combines traditional Thai design motifs with the Metropolitan’s contemporary aesthetic. Created by Japanese interior architect Koichiro Ikebuchi, the space is rich in locally-sourced, hand-crafted gold leaf, teak and Thai silks creating an intimate yet relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is open weekdays for lunch and Monday to Sunday for dinner.