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Beast & Butter: One of the Best Burgers in Bangkok

The restauranteurs behind Beast & Butter are not new to serving up superb burgers in Thailand. They started in Chiang Mai with a food truck in 2014 before opening a successful sit-down restaurant in the city that still packs in crowds to this day.

Situated on Chiang Mai’s vibrant Nimmanhaemin Road, the two young Thai sibling owners of Beast Burger have built a strong reputation for the two-floored, modern, glass venue since its launch in 2016. Many of their customers believe that they create some of the finest burgers that can be found in the entire country.

Beast & Butter opened in Bangkok early last year to similarly strong reviews, with the Thai capital being an obvious choice of locations to expand to, based on the popularity that they’ve been seen in the North. Their American-style burgers have it all: they’re juicy, flavourful and big enough to satisfy any appetite.

Beast & Butter Is the Retro-Cool Burger Joint We’ve Been Waiting For

The aesthetic of the Thonglor Soi 10 location is both vibrant and cool: with its colourful yellow facade the structure sure stands out on what is one of Bangkok’s busiest nightlife destinations. The distinctive yellow exterior is complimented inside by the combination of classic brown leather booths, luxurious marble tables and lively green tiles, resulting in a relaxed, friendly vibe that’s perfect for dining with friends or chowing down solo.

Gourmet burgers are the order of the day at Beast & Butter with a clear emphasis on using fresh and high quality ingredients – Classic beef patties are served rare or medium-rare and normally have American or Cheddar cheeses generously melted on top of the meat. The tasty sandwiches are paired with a choice of craft beers on tap or one of the restaurant’s deliciously moreish ice-cream milkshakes.

A Classy Thonglor Diner With Luxury Burgers and More on the Menu

We were happy to have the chance to skip the global franchises and get to try the food at this fresh, independently-run casual dining venue. The Double Double was our choice of burger to get the full Beast & Butter experience, and boy, what a burger it was!

Double dry-aged Angus beef patties and double cheddar cheese accompanied bacon, caramelised onions and beast sauce in between brioche buns. The Double Double was perfectly cooked and as flavourful as it was succulent: the saltiness of the bacon was just right to balance the creaminess of the cheese. Decent value for THB 340++.

As a side-order to our meaty Double Double, we chose the Sweet Potato Fries – A generous portion of salty, sweet and crunchy strands of delicious sweet potato were wonderfully complimented by tangy aioli sauce, well-priced at just THB 130++. They had been perfectly seasoned and were clearly made using top quality oil.

Try the Salads, Steaks, Mac and Cheese..or the 5-Dollar Milkshake!

The beef burgers are undeniably awesome here, but are not the only option that hungry Bangkokians have to choose from at Beast & Butter; the Parmesan Chicken is a good selection if you want to try something different. It features chicken thigh, pickled red cabbage, pickled cucumber, cos lettuce, parmesan and sriracha mayo, benefitting from the additional moisture and fat content thighs have compared to chicken breast: a great deal for THB 230++ for a premium burger made with ingredients of such a high standard.

For a really healthy choice, we can recommend the Balsamic Steak Salad as seen below: it’s a mix of a medium rare tenderloin steak, chimichurri, rocket, cherry tomato, pickled red cabbage and soy balsamic vinaigrette. The thick dressing has sweet-tart undertones and the coriander in the chimchurri balances the flavour of the vinaigrette, allowing the taste of the perfectly cooked tenderloin to shine. It is well worth the THB 340++ cost.

There is a superb selection of ice-cream milkshakes at Beast & Butter, and for us the pick of the bunch is the Salted Caramel shake. The delicious caramel sauce really brings out the perfect sweet-salt taste of this milkshake, making it a perfect choice as a slightly lighter yet yummy dessert, which will only set you back THB 220++.

Overall, we were extremely impressed with the food on offer at Beast & Butter, who have taken the burger scene in Bangkok by storm since opening. The hype is well-justified as the team behind this establishment have succeeded in bringing good value, authentic American-style dining to Thonglor, with the snazzy interior and exemplary service both adding to the superior dining experience.

Beast & Butter is located at: Thonglor Soi 10. You can book a table on: 065-441-1145 or by messaging them through their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/beastandbutter