When I stepped into Central Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, the interior architecture reminded me of the Armani 5th Avenue flagship store in New York City. The sculptural contours and white walls are similar to the contemporary design at the Armani store. Although the shopping mall is yet to be fully completed (the tiles on the top few floors were not laid), I’ve already fallen in love with the spacious environment and of course, the range of luxury brands in the mall.
There are a total of eight floors in this newly opened mall. Central Embassy offers a good range of luxury products catering to different tastes. There are the uber luxurious brands such as Hermes, Bottega Veneta, and Audemars Piguet for the sophisticated and wealthy individuals. For those who prefer younger but no less lavish brands, there are UK’s Paul Smith and America’s John Varvatos. All these top-end brands occupied mainly the first three levels from the ground floor up.
The beautiful contours in Central Embassy
I was pleasantly surprised that they have a wide selection of premium brands all located within a mall. There is even a Cova Restaurant on the ground floor. This Italian cafe moved out of Singapore nearly a year ago.
Bottega Veneta flagship store in Bangkok, Thailand
The restaurants are located mainly on the 5th floor of the mall. Established restaurants such as Din Tai Fung and Somboon (Read Somboon’s review here) are located on this level. In addition, there are also a number of quirky cafes such as Love Eat Bistro and Audrey Café Glamour, which provide an excellent environment to rest your feet and have your tea after shopping.
Many quirky cafes located on the 5th floor of Central Embassy
Located on the top floor is the ultra extravagant cinema, Embassy Diplomat Screens. The Embassy Diplomat Screens is touted to exceed all aspects a plush movie experience and that closest to a “Hollywood’s world found nowhere else in the world”.
For those of us who prefer a more down-to-earth experience, fret not. There are mid-tier brands such as Zara and Fred Perry. There is also Eathai, a food court situated at the basement of the mall, which boasts a good selection of Thai street food. For those with sensitive stomachs, this food court is the next best alternative to try authentic Thai street food without having to worry about upsetting our delicate stomachs.
Eathai offers authentic thai food experiences
Central Embassy is easily accessible by the BTS. It’s connected to Ploenchit Station and also linked to the Central Chidlom mall. Central Embassy is more than an upscale mall. Personally, I quite like the selection of food stalls at Eathai and also, the cafes such as Dean & Deluca. The place is pretty enjoyable for one to spend a lazy afternoon reading a book over an aromatic cup of coffee.
1031 Ploenchit Road
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10300