Opened early this year, Baan Pomphet, the accommodation and restaurant is now a favourite place among café hoppers who visit Ayutthaya, Thailand’s World Heritage City. The charm of its simple yet eye-catching architecture designed by the Onion designer team is in harmony with the city’s ancient remains.
Hundred thousands of bricks that were brought in from Ang Thong Province are the showcase of the restaurant’s design, which when paired with wood create a contemporary image that complements the flair of the ancient capital.
The restaurant on the bank of the Chao Phraya River reveals the 180-degree riverside view of the ancient capital so besides enjoying a delectable meal, restaurant patrons can as well enjoy taking memorable pictures at this ideal location.
Baan Pomphet is run by the same owner as Baan U Thong, Ayutthaya’s legendary restaurant so the dishes maintain the same concept of contemporary Thai cuisine such as the all-time favourite, grilled river prawn but in a different atmosphere.
Its café, which opens every day, serves drinks and bakery items, and is most of the time packed with customers even on weekdays. Baan Pomphet also runs a rooftop bar. Being on the riverside, its atmosphere is definitely incomparable, a wonderful venue for a night out with friends.
Spending a night or two at Baan Pomphet is a perfect choice on any weekend, thanks to the old city being near our current capital. Baan Pomphet offers eight, spacious guest rooms in Brunswick green and royal yellow. The balcony of the innermost Pomphet Room on the second floor provides both fantastic views of the Petch Fortress and the Chao Phaya riverside. The lodging also has a modest swimming pool for overnight guests.
Another advantage that Baan Pomphet provides is that it gets visitors to this old capital to know Petch Fortress which is one of Ayutthaya’s significant historic sites. The Petch Fortress used to guard Ayutthaya from enemies who approached the capital via the river; it was also a major trading hub in the past since it is the confluence of three rivers; the Chao Phaya, the Pa Sak and the Lop Buri Rivers. Baan Pomphet is surely a venue worth visiting for anybody who wishes to explore Ayutthaya’s history with leisure.
U Thong Rd., Tumbon Hor Rattanachai, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya Province
Open: every day, 9.00 am – 8.30 pm