Just as there has been a huge revival of retro in Bangkok as of late, which promises some salvation for old buildings and shophouses as they become vogue rather than designated for the condo developers scrap heap, so has there been a boom in good gourmet food based on organic principles and the "slow food" movement. Gastro 1/6 is a new restaurant that follows this trend, and is a wonderful little tucked away foodie haven where one can linger long over some of the best brunch and breakfast served in town.
Gastro 1/6 garden — Photo courtesy of Kamonwan SanissaraSituated in a tranquil little garden in the courtyard of an art gallery on a small sidestreet, Gastro 1/6 would probably be more comfortable in a brunch borough of New York than Bangkok, and the vibe here is simple and chilled. It takes awhile for the food to be prepared, in line with the restaurant's motto of "eat responsibly" which includes cooking everything from scratch and using as many organic products as possible.
Indeed, the yoghurt here is homemade, as are the sausages, bread is baked at a small local bakery, and all the greens come from Chakorn organic farm. Gastro 1/6 is only open for breakfast and lunch, and the big seller here is the full size English breakfast, which features eggs, sauteed mushrooms, spinach, and baguettes. The poached eggs with asparagus, parmesan cheese, and truffle oil are also popular and delectable, and there are many other standouts on the menu such as tortillas with Iberian ham or pasta with chorizo.poached eggs — Photo courtesy of Kamonwan Sanissara
If you are wondering about the name, gastro comes from the gastronome cooking pan and 1/6 is the size of the tray used in fine cooking schools.