One of the newest restaurants to open in Bangkok, zesty Uno Mas takes diners to a delightful Iberian and Mediterranean culinary journey.
by Percy Roxas.
A new restaurant recently opened in Bangkok aiming to bring us the best of the celebrated Iberian Peninsula and Mediterranean cuisines: Uno Mas, located at the 54th floor of the Centara Grand at CentralWorld hotel. Uno Mas – that’s Spanish for “one more” — unveiled its inspired menu and outstanding wine list, served within a casual but elegant atmosphere, and enhanced by the panoramic views of Bangkok.
Uno Mas (02-100-6255// email: email@example.com) is actually a reincarnation of the hotel’s former fine dining restaurant, Fifty-Five. Redesigned to fit the new concept, the restaurant was split into three zones. Deliberate Moorish design elements and accessories connect the three venues together, with an electric color palette, inspired by the distinctive powder-blue accents that color the town of Chefchaouen, to the striking terracotta hues of the Moroccan walls.
The reception area now boasts a blue-glazed floor reminiscent of the Mediterranean sea, and bamboo clad walls lead directly to the stunning 42-seater Wine Cellar, an 8m-wine tower cosseting over 2,000 bottles that straddle both the Old and New Worlds. Wine aficionados can choose from 36 wines by the glass or have the wine angel fly through the air to pick their preferred bottle. A Flamenco guitarist and a DJ spin Latin tunes to provide the right vibe.
Just past it is the Tapas & Raw Bar. Split into two levels, it offers cozy seating on ledge, tables for larger groups on the elevated wooden deck, and bar stools around the bar counter. In the center is a huge display of the freshest oysters and other seafood. Other display cases feature carefully selected cheese and olives, pickled vegetables, fish, as well as the renowned Pata Negra hams and salamis. Here, culinary artists serve up delicious traditional and creative tapas and pinxtos such as gambas pil pil (a clay pot of sizzling prawns in olive oil, cayenne chilies, and garlic); golden fried chiperones (tiny Spanish calamari battered and fried); whole fried sardines with Spanish lemon; bite-sized pieces of aged rib-eye; fried and salted piquillo peppers; and more.
The 78-seater Dining Deck not only offers amazing views of the city skyline, but also more substantial meals from the show kitchen. Here, chefs use special fire pits and the unique Josper oven to prepare their signature whole roast Spanish suckling pig, lamb, and other grilled seafood. Another pit imparts a distinctive flavor to the paellas and the Valencian fideuà. Oh, there is so much more to choose from.
With its delightful food, zesty ambience, professional service, and reasonable prices – Uno Mas promises foodies in Bangkok a real treat! Open from 4 p.m. till one past midnight.