As you walk into this refreshingly different Thai restaurant and cocktail bar in Birmingham, you will be greeted by a feast for the senses, with décor bringing gothic and Asian influences together, smoking cocktail theatrics and exotic Southeast Asian dishes with modern twists. The restaurant’s interior tells of its Thai history with walls covered in murals of Siamese warriors and as you glance up, find yourself beguiled by hanging lanterns, chandeliers, caged skulls and unique knickknacks everywhere you look. Take a ride on the swing, sit at modern glowing feature tables or curl up in the stylish teal caged sofa booths before exploring the innovative menus. The East-Asian fantasy is also brought to life by the cherry blossom lined Oozells Square which the restaurant looks out on and provides a terrace for outdoor dining in warmer months.
Siamais boasts of its “dual night out” experience, offering customers separate bar and restaurant areas divided by a curtain, giving diners the choice of what kind of evening the night will turn into. Its name not only tells of its Thai history as it derives from the former name of Thailand, Siam, but it is also a play on the word Siamese, meaning two, and pays homage to the unique dual dining style.
The trendy restaurant and bar is open from 12pm until 11pm on weeknights and 1am on Friday and Saturday nights and serves up flavourful gourmet Southeast Asian dishes on beautifully distinctive marble plates that bring in culinary influences from Japan, Vietnam, China and Singapore.
The menu focusses on light and aromatic dishes prepared with fresh ingredients that draw in authentic Thai flavours. Start with a Tom Yum soup or satay skewers and then dish up one of the creamy Thai curries, described by a reviewer as the “best Thai curry” since a trip to Thailand itself. Enjoy stir fried dishes full of flavour and texture such as the stir fried duck in a sweet tamarind sauce. Finish your meal with one of the specialised desserts with the Margarita Panna Cotta being highly recommended. Open up the leather-bound cocktail menu and take your taste buds on a journey with over sixty uniquely concocted cocktails and mocktails that are ingeniously designed to complement any meal on the menu. Try one of their imaginative cocktail creations such as the Sunrise to Set: shaken vodka and cherry liqueur, flamed before your very eyes.
Siamais is perfect for an intimate and romantic evening out but also can be fun night at the bar with friends. The restaurant and bar also offers a bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday where you can enjoy the brunch menu and sip on unlimited Prosecco, beer and cocktails.