Discreetly tucked away behind a small car park on a inconsequential side street in Bangkok is Smith. The only clue to the amazing food and spacious interior lying in wait behind an unmarked door is the painting of a butcher window display on the corrugated iron wall facing the street.
The Industrial Interior of the old warehouse space is kept warm and friendly with generous lashings of dark russet wooded tables framed in wrought iron and steel.
Found by chance the warehouse cried out to the partners from Hyde and Seek (another top Bangkok bar restaurant) to be saved form the wrecking ball of the next condo developer passing by.
The partners developed the restaurant concept around the old warehouse with influences from their experiences in New York. A herb garden teaches the apprentice chefs on staff to appreciate the provenance of everything that is used. Pioneering a Head-to-Tail Philosophy Smiths goes to great lengths to use local produce where feasible and the best from overseas when not.
I recommend going for the Big Ticket items on the menu such as the incredible Rack of Lamb. Wash it all down with one of the wines from an excellent international wine-list (rarely seen in Bangkok) and you will have the ingredients for a perfect evening.
The crowd is sophisticated Thai Foodies with a smattering of well dressed westerners. Lets hope they can keep it that..