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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.