First we ventured to the wilderness of Sukhumvit on an evening during weekdays and found Quince easily, as the structure of the building that houses the eatery is already outstanding. It’s a tall building with lots of glass and steel that looks modern and a bit cold from the outside but combines a certain rustic charm with a modern flair once your inside.
There are three areas inside the restaurant, the cooler part at the front that can be more lively, a rather cozy and private garden at the side and a more comfortable area at the back. We didn’t had a reservation and so we were seated in the garden… so we highly recommend to call before you come here!
The menu is not very extensive but features a good range of interesting dishes from starters, salads, a few pasta dishes to a nice selection of meaty mains, like a rib eye steak or a veal schnitzel and then there is a special menu with some more elaborate dishes that changes on a regular basis. The menu gave us the impression that someone thought about the dishes here and we became rather excited if these creations would work.
So we started with a salad with ham, apples, ricotta cheese and pomegranates which was nicely balanced and very pleasant. As main dish we tried the Pappardelle with a slow cooked duck ragu that tasted delicious and the Ricotta Gnocchi that also tasted very nice and had a beautiful and fluffy texture.
From the desserts we tried the Crisp Meringue with lemon curd, fennel, passion fruit and pineapple sauce which turned out to be… too much on one plate which is absolutely overwhelming. The apple-rhubarb crumble was nice though very sweet.
So after this successful and promising visit we decided to try the Sunday Brunch. In the broad light of day the restaurant looks still inviting, clean and neat. The brunch menu has some cereal options, sandwiches, salads, egg creations and full meals
The coffee we got was nice enough, the juices however were bland and didn’t fulfill our expectations as the watermelon with basil and a ginger mocktail weren’t refreshing but rather boring.
We tried one of the poached eggs options which are served on sourdough bread that tastes slightly burned, together with a heap of ungarnished salad and a very intense tomato relish that’s sour and sweet and pretty overwhelming… this doesn’t come together as one tasty dish. The croque monsieur is nice, especially with the dijon mustard which gives it the extra kick.
But the most simple dish turned out as the one we liked the most: bread with butter and jam. That doesn’t save the day however and so we think that Brunch isn’t really Quince’s strong point and can’t compete with places like Kuppadeli or Rocket.
So while we liked dinner very much at Quince we are not to keen on the brunch. We will keep checking on whats happening on the menu and will surely be back for more of the delicious dinner treats!
Sukhumvit Soi 45, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, 10110 BKK
open daily from 11:30 – 01:00
phone: +66 02-662-4478, price approx 350 up (pp)
Location: 13.728337, 100.573466
This story was originally published on the 18.3.2015 at http://www.crankylittlemonster.com/blog/quince.html