Bright and buzzy, the downstairs of Arcade is an expertly designed melange of counter dining, lounge seating and restaurant-style tables. Whichever hand you’re dealt, you’ll have your pick of up to ten different dining options plus drinks from the central, sculptural bar. Here expert mixologist present a varied list of very good drinks and serve up the usual wine, beer and softs alongside too.
With so many options when it comes to the food menu, guests are free to enjoy a roaming arrangement of global favourites. From sushi and Indonesian street food through to fried chicken and Nepalese food – you’d be hard pressed to find fault with the variation.
The group behind the space – JKS – are experts in backing crowd-pleasing concepts. Here you’ll have your pick of Bebek! Bebek! (an Indonesian duck specialist), Hero (Indian plates), Shatta & Toum (Middle Eastern), Manna (American fast food favourites), Sushi Kamon (you guessed it, Japanese), Tipan Tapan (Nepalese), Arcade Provisions (deli items and sandwiches) and Jelladrome (the one and only dessert option which deals in jelly and ice cream). Upstairs, on the mezzanine level, there’s Plaza Khao Gaeng – the only ‘proper’ restaurant which specialises in southern Thai food. At the back there’s a private dining space complete with a pool table, ping pong and Mitchers’s Old Fashioned machine.
The joy of having such far-reaching options is that whatever the size of your group, everyone should be able to try something different. Favourites include butter chicken pao buns from Hero; shwarma wraps from Shatta & Toum; momo dumplings from Tipan Tapan; and smashed burgers from Manna. If you’d prefer a slightly more exclusive experience, you’re also able to book the Omakase sitting at Sushi Kamon which guarantees you a seat at the counter itself, so that you can work the skilled team at work. Here you’ll be treated to a multi-course menu of the chefs’ choosing which takes you through the very best dishes of the day.