Bangkok: French Restaurant on Soi 8?

Jul 11th, 2009, 06:02 PM
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Bangkok: French Restaurant on Soi 8?

Help me out with this mystery.

On my last stayed I thought I saw a French restaurant deep in Soi 8. Sorta set back a bit with a garden in front. Down a bit from Det 5. Was I dreaming?

Any rants or raves about it? Did the name start with a B?
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Jul 11th, 2009, 06:13 PM
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That's the Le Banyan restaurant and it's about 18 years old. Setup by Michel Binaux and Bruno Bischoff who used to work as chef and maitre d' at the Normandy in the Oriental. Their restaurant specializes in pressed duck amongst other French food. I use to eat there years ago but have not visited it for over 10 years now.

If French food is what you want and you don't want to spend big money then there's a new place call Bonjour Restaurant. French owner and French chef and the food is not bad.
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Jul 12th, 2009, 04:36 AM
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Thanks for that information. I don't particularly care for French food, but will maybe look for the soi 8 place, for something different from my usual routine. When I read Degas' description of the place, I wanted to say "That's Kinnaree!" but I guess it isn't!
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Jul 12th, 2009, 09:48 AM
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Thanks Hanuman - appreciate the links. Bonjour is on my list now. Le-Banyan looks a bit pricey, but might be worth a splurge dinner.

Carol - I wandered down the Soi after eating at Kinnaree. We ordered too much food and had to walk it off. Another great meal there.
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Jul 24th, 2009, 12:31 PM
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A couple weeks ago I ate at Indigo, the French restaurant that is down the small soi opposite Molly Malone's on soi Convent. It was one of the best meals I've ever had in Bangkok. The price (with wine) was about 2,000 Baht each for appetizer, salad, main course and desert.

I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for French food in Bangkok.
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