Thai Airways has opened an airplane-themed restaurant in Bangkok. The establishment is perfect for those who want the choice of “chicken or beef” on the ground!
The restaurant is open to the public and is situated in what is normally the staff cafeteria.
As passengers arrive at Thai HQ in Chatuchak, Bangkok, they enter the restaurant via the airstairs. Their “boarding pass” is then scanned by the cabin crew, before being seated at their table.
The Thai Airways restaurant has both Economy and Business Class seating. The tables are made by old engine parts and airplane windows.
It is fantastic to see how the airline is able to use old parts of planes as furniture.
The restaurant is staffed by Thai Airways employees, including grounded cabin crew and catering chefs. Thai filed for bankruptcy protection in May.
From 07:00 the restaurant serves as a bakery and “international food” is served from 09:00, until sold-out. Menu highlights include Caesar Salad, Japanese Yakisoba and Sharwama Kebabs.
Prices range from between 95 Baht and 180 Baht ($3-5) so customers are in for an affordable and novel meal.
For those in Bangkok who cannot get to the restaurant, Thai Airways is offering delivery. The airline has previously offered pre-prepared airline meals, available for pickup at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports. We have reviewed a similar service by Gate Gourmet in Melbourne.
Varangkana Luerojvong, Managing Director of Thai Catering, said that following the success of airport meal sales her team were wanting to expand. She runs a group of “esteemed international chefs” from Japan and India amongst other places.
Images: Thai Airways, Twitter