Chocolate Ville, Bangkok, Thailand

Main Entrance to the Village

A relatively new restaurant in an astounding setting in northeast of Bangkok. It is like a theme park, a 2.56 hectare western village where you can eat anywhere inside or outside the 20 something buildings.

What to see

Dutch Mill

The entrance showcases a huge Dutch smock mill that can be seen from afar. The first building is a community information service with a blue huge dinosaur guarding the left wing. Few steps on the right is a petrol station with a 1950’s old SL300 model Mercedes Benz  followed by a bloody red fire truck.

Maine lighthouse

Walking to the main gate, you would see the weeping willow trees that add a melancholic appeal to the scene. We went down the alley to the yacht marina with the riverfront gazebo overlooking the placid lake. You can’t help to wonder, how did they create it. The creative designs and styles are superb!

This is brought by the Crystal Design Center of Bangkok’s Wine I Love You team with a 100 million baht for this lavish project. Great artists.

Farmville Barn

The lighthouse seems to be a duplicate replica of Maine harbor’s lighthouse. The canal at the bottom of the lighthouse provides a distinctive relaxed atmosphere. Though the lighthouse is open to the public, we did not climb the stairs because of the queue. Better be early next time. It opens from 4 pm to midnight.

Village park

On the way to lighthouse, there is an old railway station and a stylish green house on the left separated by the canal. Nearby is a village dry and wet market.

Definitely you would fall in love with the grand landscapes and architectures inside the  village. Those of you who are familiar with facebook’s farmville game, a farmville barn is positioned at the center with the old town square, church, and post-office.

Night at Chocolate Ville

There’s also a traveler’s inn (Rosewood), a glasshouse showcasing tropical plants , a fishing pier and a mini boathouse overlooking the farthest right side of the canal.

Boathouse

It was already 6 pm and we decided to please our stomachs. The reservation and walk-in area for customers is located beside the chocolate ville tower,  grand comfort rooms and steps ahead the conservatory garden.

What to eat

I recommend to choose their specialty pork spare ribs (THB450), good for 5 people or half rack (395THB) for 3 people. It is very tasty with smooth sauce – one of their best sellers. We also ordered pork sirloin steak  (560) and Australian tenderloin (615THB).

pork ribs, sirloin steak, italian sausage pizza, green tea and banana shake

Being pizza lovers, we did not pass the opportunity to taste their own. We had Italian sausage pizza in thin crust (215THB). Yummy and tempting!

For drinks, try their banana shake (80THB), green mik tea (75THB) or their hot original tea (50THB).

If you are into desserts, try the creme brulee and chocolate lava cake. Surely, would appeal to your sweet taste buds. They also offer Asian sea foods and Thai local cuisines.

By the way, the service was personalized! Our assigned waiter was very accommodating and he really stood beside us all through out our meal ready to assist for anything. We then give him a good tip.

How to go there

I printed a map then handed it to the driver. We also called the phone number (receptionist can talk in English) and asked her to explain to the local driver how to go to Chocolate Ville.

The village is a little bit off the main roads so some people find it hard to hail taxis. But, you can walk in at the reception desk and they will call a cab for free or  if you’re fortunate some cabs are waiting just outside the village.

Captivating view of the lighthouse

We went home very satisfied.  Already planning to go back to Chocolate Ville with other friends to chill the night and taste good foods. Definitely great place to visit in Bangkok.

About levitalks

http://levitalks.wordpress.com Happiness for the world. Someday, I dream of setting up my own charity! Kindness is something I will always be advocating for. I am an amateur photographer and a blogger (obviously!). I am taking up a postgraduate degree in Finance, Accounting and Management (FAM) at the School of Management in University of Bradford. I don’t know what is the return of this investment though! It was supposed to be an excuse to travel. I am waiting for my degree to end so that I can travel to just anywhere. I am weird. Indeed. :) You’d find my eccentricities either unnerving or quite acceptable but I just don’t care. I laugh, smile and feel happy at small things. These make my life simply wonderful!
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9 Responses to Chocolate Ville, Bangkok, Thailand

  1. Chika says:

    Hiii.. wooww the village looks great..!! Do we have to pay admission fee to go in there? thaks

  2. Audra says:

    hie. i have search on the web and it says that the restaurant opens at 4pm. Is it possible that we go in earlier and visit the village, take some nice pictures? or is the whole village opens at 4pm?

    • levitalks says:

      Hi Audra,
      Yes you can enter before 4 pm, you just cannot order/eat. Better go early to avoid the crowd for pictures.
      Hope you’d enjoy it and tell me about your experience. :)

  3. Chuan Xian says:

    hi, may I know how to get to this place & how much to pay for taxi fare?

    • levitalks says:

      Hi, print the map i posted, find a taxi, show the map and/or call the number in the map and let the customer representative talk to the taxi driver to tell him how to go to the place.

      Usually if from bangkok 200-400 thai baht only. :) Enjoy.

  4. Sam Ho says:

    I am planning self-driving to Chocolate Ville. Do you think if I can find it through the attraction .

  5. Bryan Cole says:

    Looks incredible – Thanks for this update. How long have you been in BKK ?

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