Located on the 61st floor of the Lebua at State Tower, Chef’s Table is a new restaurant that sits 820 feet above the city of Bangkok. Because of the restaurant’s unique location, the architecture firm in charge of the project, dwp, created a conceptualized theater-like, 360-degree open culinary kitchen with an open floor plan.
The design team needed to revisit the original building blueprints to safely remove major building pillars to create the open floor plan and extend the restaurant past the exterior of the building. One hundred steel beams were added to the floor to aid in supporting the structure of the restaurant, which included design additions, kitchen appliances, and a new elevator.
The 360-degree open kitchen was formed with three-dimensional hewn carrara stone counters. An overhead circular champagne gold hood holds the intricate machinations of the custom ventilation system that keeps the restaurant from overheating and odor-free. The filtration system takes up the entire 62nd floor of the building.
Most of the seating is arranged around the open kitchen so diners can watch the chefs prepare the food. A private room includes a series of booths in double-height window pods that protrude into the sky and offer open views from the 61st floor.
Additionally, there is an outdoor terrace and bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling views of Bangkok’s skyline.