Located by London Bridge, Champor-Champor is one of my favourite Southeast Asian restaurants in the city.
What first attracted me to Champor-Champor was the bohemian and interesting decor. On arrival, I really felt like I could be visiting a cosy and atmospheric restaurant in the heart of Bangkok. Unique artifacts adorn the colourful walls and Buddha statues can be spotted aplenty. In the evenings, sparkling candles are dotted throughout the restaurant on the tables.
As this restaurant had been booked for my birthday and there were eight of us, we were given our own private room slightly cordoned off from the main restaurant. This really made the dinner feel like a special occasion and we were certainly treated like it by the staff too.
Most importantly, the food is completely dreamy and the menu is full of exotic and flavoursome combinations; ones I would have never imagined to combine. I went for the pan-fried red snapper served with spicy Malaysian sambal sauce and for dessert, I couldn’t resist a favourite of mine; Thai rice pudding. This version was served black with a sweet sticky sauce, paired with refreshing mango ice cream.
Although slightly pricey, I would wholeheartedly recommend Champor-Champor for a special occasion or perhaps a romantic evening out.