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“Amazing place for wine, tapas or dinner.”
Review of Islero Bangkok - CLOSED

Islero Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$108
Description: In a city known for wide-ranging culinary excellence, it takes agility and finesse to earn acclaim among Bangkok's most sophisticated diners. Islero Spanish restaurant makes all the right moves. Just like a top-flight torero, any restaurateur who steps into Bangkok's culinary ring must perform at the highest level. Every step, every maneuver must be carefully considered and precisely executed. Yet, it's not enough to merely get the job done, as important as that will always be. Your art and craft likewise must be done with style, flair and no small amount of brio. At Islero Spanish restaurant, diners will be forgiven if moved to shout "Bravo!" at the taste of every distinctive dish. Moreover, while Spanish cuisine is available elsewhere in the city, no venue can match the scope of Islero's menu. Rather than rely on familiar Spanish favorites - although certainly those see their own innovative interpretations - the menu at Islero stands apart for its many dishes served nowhere else in Bangkok. Best of all, Bangkokians who might otherwise travel to Europe for such outstanding cuisine - and indeed likely have roamed the world seeking unforgettable culinary experiences - can put their passports away this time and head to Islero for Spain's finest flavors. Islero takes its name from Spain's most famous fighting bull, a legendary toro whose ferociousness has come to symbolize strength and determination in any endeavor. That endeavor at Islero pertains to creating unrivalled Spanish cuisine worthy of the most emphatic applause. Mastery in the kitchen If there's a matador - a superstar bullfighter - of cookery at Islero, it's certainly Chef Emiliano Vignoni Alvarellos. His glittering culinary career includes not only positions at two-Michelin-starred Mugaritz and Atrio restaurants, but also work and training at no less than famed three-Michelin-starred El Bulli in Catalonia, Spain. The chef further honed his craft when with Seville's two-Michelin-starred Hacienda Benazuza at El Bulli Hotel. Last but not least, he has also worked at W Verbier Switzerland (Voted best ski hotel in the World in 2016), with world-renowned Chef Sergi Arola from Spain who also was chief consultant for various restaurants in Colombia, Istanbul, Brazil, Spain, Chile and Dubai. Beyond a matador of the kitchen, Chef Emiliano can be thought of as an author, that is, a culinary artist who composes the story of every meal - a cucina del autor. For the chef, the revered traditions of Spanish cuisine are his inspiration and the plate his page. Gusto in a glass Superior wines and imaginative cocktails further define the Islero experience. In collaboration with both local distributors and a few from Marbella, Spain, Islero features a large number of Spanish labels and endeavors to bring new and rare Spanish wines available nowhere else in the city. Further setting apart Islero from the herd just the same are cocktails by renowned "mixsultant" Joseph Boroski who comes on board Q1 2017. At the very start of his hospitality career at age 17, when among his first clients was Paul Newman, the American set about to redefine cocktail culture for a generation. He would later move from his native New England region to New York City, there quickly going from working behind bars to designing them, in addition to developing menu concepts, organizing events and training staff members. He also gained valuable experience on the food part of F&B by working alongside top chefs including Ian Kittichai and Rodelio "The Food Buddha" Aglibot. After working on five continents for major brands such as Ritz-Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, W Hotels, Louis Vuitton and many more, as it happens Jo Boroski is now based in Bangkok, where he heads his own bar and hospitality school. It's thus Islero's good fortune that this maestro of the mixed drink is on hand to train restaurant bar staff, as well as to create special tipples exclusively for Islero's "CAVA" menu. What's CAVA? It's Islero's quick and casual options featuring lighter selections from the restaurant's main menu. CAVA guests even have their own section in the dining room featuring high tables and bar-style seating ideal for colleagues gathering after work, friends meeting up or for any groups desiring terrific food and drink in a relaxed and fun setting. CAVA also is where Islero's cocktail culture gets into full swing with staff shaking their stuff nightly and presenting occasional cocktail-making demonstrations. The true spirit of Spain Regardless which menu or seating option chosen, at Islero all guests enjoy personalized service. Chef Emiliano as well as his talented kitchen team are always happy to combine their kitchen duties with the sharing of expertise and enthusiasm. In fact, at Islero kitchen staff including cooks serve the main dishes they prepare. It's precisely such an approach to dining - one that takes fully into account the discerning diner's own expertise and indeed hunger for more knowledge - that makes Islero unlike not only any other Spanish restaurant but any international cuisine venue in the city. Spain's well-known conviviality and love of pleasure fully come alive as well at Islero. Whether amid CAVA's chilled-out vibe or within the main dining area's sophisticated ambience, guests enjoy a setting where every design element, every sight and sound, has been carefully considered and skillfully realized. Islero - a legendary fighting bull representing strength and determination. In Bangkok, Islero restaurant brings the same spirit to every dish for a true taste of Spain.
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Description: In a city known for wide-ranging culinary excellence, it takes agility and finesse to earn acclaim among Bangkok's most sophisticated diners. Islero Spanish restaurant makes all the right moves. Just like a top-flight torero, any restaurateur who steps into Bangkok's culinary ring must perform at the highest level. Every step, every maneuver must be carefully considered and precisely executed. Yet, it's not enough to merely get the job done, as important as that will always be. Your art and craft likewise must be done with style, flair and no small amount of brio. At Islero Spanish restaurant, diners will be forgiven if moved to shout "Bravo!" at the taste of every distinctive dish. Moreover, while Spanish cuisine is available elsewhere in the city, no venue can match the scope of Islero's menu. Rather than rely on familiar Spanish favorites - although certainly those see their own innovative interpretations - the menu at Islero stands apart for its many dishes served nowhere else in Bangkok. Best of all, Bangkokians who might otherwise travel to Europe for such outstanding cuisine - and indeed likely have roamed the world seeking unforgettable culinary experiences - can put their passports away this time and head to Islero for Spain's finest flavors. Islero takes its name from Spain's most famous fighting bull, a legendary toro whose ferociousness has come to symbolize strength and determination in any endeavor. That endeavor at Islero pertains to creating unrivalled Spanish cuisine worthy of the most emphatic applause. Mastery in the kitchen If there's a matador - a superstar bullfighter - of cookery at Islero, it's certainly Chef Emiliano Vignoni Alvarellos. His glittering culinary career includes not only positions at two-Michelin-starred Mugaritz and Atrio restaurants, but also work and training at no less than famed three-Michelin-starred El Bulli in Catalonia, Spain. The chef further honed his craft when with Seville's two-Michelin-starred Hacienda Benazuza at El Bulli Hotel. Last but not least, he has also worked at W Verbier Switzerland (Voted best ski hotel in the World in 2016), with world-renowned Chef Sergi Arola from Spain who also was chief consultant for various restaurants in Colombia, Istanbul, Brazil, Spain, Chile and Dubai. Beyond a matador of the kitchen, Chef Emiliano can be thought of as an author, that is, a culinary artist who composes the story of every meal - a cucina del autor. For the chef, the revered traditions of Spanish cuisine are his inspiration and the plate his page. Gusto in a glass Superior wines and imaginative cocktails further define the Islero experience. In collaboration with both local distributors and a few from Marbella, Spain, Islero features a large number of Spanish labels and endeavors to bring new and rare Spanish wines available nowhere else in the city. Further setting apart Islero from the herd just the same are cocktails by renowned "mixsultant" Joseph Boroski who comes on board Q1 2017. At the very start of his hospitality career at age 17, when among his first clients was Paul Newman, the American set about to redefine cocktail culture for a generation. He would later move from his native New England region to New York City, there quickly going from working behind bars to designing them, in addition to developing menu concepts, organizing events and training staff members. He also gained valuable experience on the food part of F&B by working alongside top chefs including Ian Kittichai and Rodelio "The Food Buddha" Aglibot. After working on five continents for major brands such as Ritz-Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, W Hotels, Louis Vuitton and many more, as it happens Jo Boroski is now based in Bangkok, where he heads his own bar and hospitality school. It's thus Islero's good fortune that this maestro of the mixed drink is on hand to train restaurant bar staff, as well as to create special tipples exclusively for Islero's "CAVA" menu. What's CAVA? It's Islero's quick and casual options featuring lighter selections from the restaurant's main menu. CAVA guests even have their own section in the dining room featuring high tables and bar-style seating ideal for colleagues gathering after work, friends meeting up or for any groups desiring terrific food and drink in a relaxed and fun setting. CAVA also is where Islero's cocktail culture gets into full swing with staff shaking their stuff nightly and presenting occasional cocktail-making demonstrations. The true spirit of Spain Regardless which menu or seating option chosen, at Islero all guests enjoy personalized service. Chef Emiliano as well as his talented kitchen team are always happy to combine their kitchen duties with the sharing of expertise and enthusiasm. In fact, at Islero kitchen staff including cooks serve the main dishes they prepare. It's precisely such an approach to dining - one that takes fully into account the discerning diner's own expertise and indeed hunger for more knowledge - that makes Islero unlike not only any other Spanish restaurant but any international cuisine venue in the city. Spain's well-known conviviality and love of pleasure fully come alive as well at Islero. Whether amid CAVA's chilled-out vibe or within the main dining area's sophisticated ambience, guests enjoy a setting where every design element, every sight and sound, has been carefully considered and skillfully realized. Islero - a legendary fighting bull representing strength and determination. In Bangkok, Islero restaurant brings the same spirit to every dish for a true taste of Spain.
Reviewed September 10, 2017

I have visited islero many times the last couple of months, at least 3 per month and the quality of food and service is superior. The food is always well prepared and the menu has already been updated 2-3 times adding new flavors and options. The menu is very creative and authentic. I am not Spanish but since i come from Mediterranean the tastes and the smells really resembles and match my expectations.
The wine variety is sufficient.
Service is fast, polite and always worth, really professional.
Parking is easy at the Athenee or access can be from PloenChit which is a short 4min walk but i have tried both without any problems.
It is one of the hidden gems of Bangkok and if you haven't tried that yet then its definitely worth the try.

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Thank Ernesto-Anestis K
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Hathaichanok C, General Manager at Islero Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Dear Ernesto-Anestis K,

Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our food and service. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We hope to welcome you back to Islero soon!

Best regards,

General Manager

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

Good taste, great service! I've going to Islero Bangkok for my birth day celebration. they can recommend me wisely! I've never tried modern Spanish cuisine before, so when they tried to suggest me, it's great! Tapas is good and Lamp is exciting. They have a lot of wine, Spanish wine. I've tried Alexander vs The ham factory, that is incredible wine! 100% Tempranillo, full-bodied, that was harmonious with the lamp, I suggest everybody try this, that something you die for! Because of my birth day, they have some surprises for me, that was great chocolate 2 courses! I can't remember anything except that was delicious. One of both was chocolate ice-cream in cigar roll, so sweet and full of flavour. Lastly, I think I have to come back to your restaurant because it was my great time and great experience in Spanish cuisine.

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Thank Draf A
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Hathaichanok C, General Manager at Islero Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Dear Draf A,

Many thanks for your patronage and support to our restaurant, it was our pleasure to have you with us on your birthday celebration and selecting us for your 1st time Spanish cuisine dining experience. We do appreciate the time you have taken to leave us your valuable comments and delighted to know that you enjoyed every moment.

We look forward to your returning in a near future.

Best regards,

General Manager

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

My last visit to Islero was over a year back. The variety of well executed creative dishes earned them a 5 stars then. It continued to impressed me with the variety delicious modern and traditional spanish dishes. The execution had became more mature. They had gone from strengths to strengths. Service was good and our server knew his product. Wine list was very good. A strong Michelin star potential.

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Thank Xexplorer
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Hathaichanok C, General Manager at Islero Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Dear Xexplorer,

Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our food and service. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We hope to welcome you back to Islero soon!

Best regards,

General Manager

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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Great wine. Great service, especially, Mr.Oza, Once he learned that it is my birthday then he provided me complimentary birthday sweet. He also recognized us pairing with the wine that we love...

1  Thank Nongnapa W
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Hathaichanok C, General Manager at Islero Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

Dear K. Nongnapa W.,

Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our food and service (especially for Mr. Oza). It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We hope to welcome you back to Islero soon!

Best regards,

General Manager

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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Magical journey through the senses. The Spanish traditional tastes turned into the high standard level of innovation and vanguard. The excellence of products( more than 80 % are imported) and the perfect dishes execution just take you into a lovely experience.
Main courses such as "Lubina" Seabass sea salt bed, Roasted suckling pig, "Rubia Gallega" Strip loin or Paellas cooked at the moment worth a must go visiting.
Octopus in stewed pork sauce, home made oxtail croquettes just to mention some tapas are simply delicious.
I was talking to friendly Chef Emiliano with a high excellence Cuisine background, who was working in restaurants such as the internationally awarded El Bulli or Mugaritz. Also the professionals Chefs Billy and Iliana are in kitchen taking care for the succesfully execution.
A place to keep in mind in Bangkok and come back.
Good ambience, nice terrace, friendly professional staff.
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1  Thank Javier L
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