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 felt like I could be visiting a cosy and atmospheric restaurant in the heart of Bangkok. Unique artefacts adorn the colourful walls, and Buddha statues scatter the restaurant. In the evenings, sparkling candles flicker throughout the venue on the tables.
As this restaurant had been booked for my birthday and there were eight of us, we had a private room cordoned off from the main seating area. This made the dinner feel like a special occasion, and we were treated like it by the staff too.
Most importantly, the food is dreamy, and the menu is full of exotic and flavoursome blends; ones I would have never imagined to combine. I went for the pan-fried red snapper served with spicy Malaysian sambal sauce. For dessert, I couldn’t resist a favourite of mine; Thai rice pudding. This version was black with a sweet sticky sauce and refreshing mango ice cream.
Although quite pricey, I would recommend Champor-Champor for a special occasion or perhaps a romantic evening out.