Dining

Restaurants

The Service 1921

Rating

Date of reviewMay 28, 2018
Cuisine Asian
LocationChiang Mai

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, 123-123/1 Charoen Prathet Rd., Chaing Mai 50100, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Overview

Lunch hours

Noon-2:30pm

Dinner hours

5:30pm-10pm

Dress Code

Smart Casual

Corkage

From 500 Baht

Reservation

No

Buffet

Yes

Private Room

For 14 People

Accept Credit Card

Yes

Smoking Area

No

Review

Setting

Set in a colonial-style teak house overlooking the Ping River and iconic Iron Bridge, Service 1921 draws its inspiration from the British spies of the 1920s. The theme is maintained through the names of the cocktails and the menu, which arrives in an envelope marked Top Secret. There is even a secret room accessed via a hidden library panel.

Rating : 18/20

Food

The menu is a tad confusing at first as it encompasses Thai, Lanna, Laos and Sichuan dishes. However, when ordering dishes to share Thai style, the cuisines complement one another surprisingly well. Deep-fried soft crab is steeped in the flavours of sesame and tamarind and offers a bit of crunch to offset the rich tender textures of poached pork dumplings served with aromatic Sichuan sauce. The hearty tom yum gai sai hua plee is intriguingly served Japanese kami nabe style in flame-resistant paper. Two interesting desserts are banana kluay buad chee, which is served with a scoop of coconut ice cream instead of the traditional warm coconut broth, and another Thai classic of tabtim krob in which the liquid coconut sauce is turned into a smooth pana cotta which is served with ice cream.

Rating : 32/40

Wine

A lip-smacking list of Asian inspired cocktails and a wine list that meets all tastes and pockets with a wide selection from the major wine producing regions.

Rating : 18/20

Service

Rating : 18/20

Price   $$$$$

1,400 Baht/Person

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