David Thompson’s Thai street food restaurant, Long Chim—another jewel in the State Buildings’ crown—is set to open before the end of the year.
The Perth restaurant will open in the CBD's newly restored State Buildings on December 1, marking chef Thompson’s return to Australia after 14 years overseas.
Following the success of the first Long Chim in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands, this next Long Chim has a 130-seat dining room with open plan kitchen, a cocktail bar and a large outdoor courtyard.
Long Chim Perth is located in the vaulted cellar beneath the State Buildings in the heart of Perth’s CBD. The interiors are designed by Space Agency and will feature street art by renowned Thai artists Alex Face, Diamond One and Gong.
“The streets of Bangkok are the part of Thailand I love the most. I want to capture the character, the pace and the flavour of the city with its beguiling tastes, colour and excitement. Quite simply, Long Chim is my Bangkok in Perth,” David said.
Menu stars will include beef skewers perfumed with cumin and turmeric, chive cakes, pineapple curry of crab with kaffir lime, deep-fried squid with garlic and peppercorns, roast duck with pickled ginger, crunchy pork with Chinese broccoli and oyster sauce; and to finish, durian ice cream or banana roti. Yummm! The bar will feature Thai-inspired cocktails and late night bar snacks.
Open for lunch and dinner, bookings will open on 9 November. Best get in quick!
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Image credit: Long Chim