Bangkok, After 15 successful years, the legendary “Jim Thompson, A Thai Restaurant” is closing for renovations, only to return with a fresh concept inspired by Jim Thompson’s life and legacy. This culinary journey, steeped in respect for the past, present, and future, is set to launch by mid 2023. The new concept will showcase an extensive selection of traditional Thai dishes, Progressive Thai creations and special Chef’s Degustation menus aiming to transport diners back to the magical atmosphere of Thompson’s own dining table.
• Revamped Concept: Launching mid 2023, the renovated “Jim Thompson, A Thai Restaurant” will blend tradition and innovation, inspired by Thompson’s life and legacy.
• Captivating Design: Featuring contemporary furnishings, rich materials, and open kitchen, the stunning design creates a theatrical and timeless dining atmosphere.
• Unique Environment: The location by the pond with a view of the klong and the Jim Thompson House provides a one-of-a-kind setting, creating an urban oasis.
• Varied F&B offerings: From a casual lunch or a vibrant dining experience, to exquisite afternoon tea and an exciting bar, on offer is a range of options to suit any preference.
• Multi Purposes Function Rooms: Featuring cutting-edge technology, our venue can host a variety of private functions, including weddings, seminars, board meetings, and more.
Renowned for his exceptional hospitality, Jim Thompson welcomed writers, diplomats, and Hollywood stars to sample delectable Thai delicacies at his table. The new concept and restaurant design will honour Thompson’s hosting skills and generous spirit, featuring discreet Jim Thompson imagery, contemporary furnishings, and Split into different levels it will offer everything from a casual dining room and an al fresco terrace to formal dining areas and private rooms.
The restaurant will offer a variety of dining experiences, ranging from a casual lunch for museum-goers to a high-energy vibe dining scene in the evenings. Guests can also enjoy a unique afternoon tea with a stunning view of the Jim Thompson house and garden or unwind with pre- or post-prandial cocktails at the bar overlooking the serene klong.
Additionally, the function rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and can host events of different sizes and styles, ensuring that there is something for everyone.
Casual Lunch Spot: Perfect for museum visitors looking for a break during a hectic day of sightseeing and shopping. It will offer authentic Thai cuisine in an al fresco setting overlooking the pond filled with beautiful koi fishes.
Vibe Dining: In the evenings, the menu is upgraded and enhanced with a great wine list, beats, catering to the beautiful people in the mood for a gastronomic journey. This menu will focus on progressive Thai cuisine and degustation menus.
Afternoon Tea: The delightful Afternoon Tea will embody the essence of the Jim Thompson lifestyle, complete with unparalleled views of the Jim Thompson house and garden – a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and a great alternative from the typical afternoon tea in 5 star hotels. This experience is perfect for those looking to pass the afternoon in a relaxing yet elegant setting while indulging in a selection of sweet and savoury treats.
The OSS Bar: The OSS Bar, inspired by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the intelligence agency of the United States during World War II, will be the ideal spot for pre-dinner and post-dinner drinks. Our team of professional mixologists is dedicated to crafting some of the finest cocktails in town while providing exceptional hospitality. The OSS story will be woven into our beverage offerings, enriching the overall experience through captivating storytelling. To further enhance the atmosphere, we will feature live music, creating the perfect ambiance for our guests. Additionally, our stunning terrace will invite patrons to savour their drinks, enjoy a cigar, or simply unwind while taking in the picturesque views of the klong.
Function Rooms: Designed to cater to a range of events and occasions they are equipped with a 4mx2m high-definition LED screen and VC conference facilities. The Function Rooms can accommodate up to 50 persons for seminars, 100 for private dinners, and 150 for cocktail events, with direct and private access to the terrace overlooking the klong. Whether you’re hosting a corporate conference, a special celebration, or a social gathering, the versatile function rooms provide the perfect setting for a successful and memorable event.
Leading the F&B experience is a world-class chef with extensive expertise and a passion for showcasing the best of local cuisine. The revamped Jim Thompson Hospitality quarter is set to open by mid 2023.
About Jim Thompson
No brand spells heritage like Jim Thompson, the Thai Silk Company founded in 1951 by James H.W. Thompson, an architect, an art collector, a socialite, and an entrepreneur who has been famously recognized as the driving force behind the revival of the Thailand’s silk industry. Jim Thompson’s disappearance in 1967 remains the largest mystery in South East Asia until today. Today, Jim Thompson is the iconic global lifestyle brand from Thailand with a reputation for beautiful silks and “Beyond Silk”.