This restaurant with its originally very distinct French name, has been serving Thai dishes with a great deal of verve and skill for a couple of years. A very good choice when you are looking for an attractive place to have a meal later on.
Restaurants combining the best of both worlds usually do not know how to find the correct formula for success. St-Malo combines more traditional coastal dishes such as shrimp croquettes, slip sole and beef tenderloin with Thai cuisine in an exquisite manner. Although the dishes are listed separately on the menu, the traditional dishes are gradually being given an oriental touch. The restaurant offers various curries and the dim sum is also brought to the table properly steamed in a bamboo basket.
St-Malo offers biologic wines produced by small, traditional vineyards and does not hesitate to put far lesser known wine-producing countries on their wine list. The house wine is a sourish and fresh glass of Bourboulenc and Grenache Blanc originating from the Rhône region. Another wine you should certainly try is Lui Pato’s white and red Baga wine. The selection of beers is fairly limited, but you will find the Thai beer Singha, which goes very well with the spicy cuisine.
The interior is warm and stylish, featuring attractive shades of beige and creamy white. The hustle and bustle on the promenade is elegantly masked by a mix of both lounge music as well as soothing oriental tunes. A couple of Buddha statues create a distinct interlude.
The 22-Euro lunch menu consists of salmon, marinated with oriental spices, followed by a carefully prepared large bowl of chicken and green curry with lots of fresh vegetables and a separate bowl of jasmine rice. Each dish nicely prepared with spices. Alternatively, there is the more classical slip sole with homemade crispy French fries and a side salad. Children can tuck into Thai chicken kebabs served with four different sauces and a huge bowl of fish soup filled with shellfish, prawns and salmon.
Albert I-Promenade 62a
Type of cuisine?
Thai and Belgian cuisine
Open from 12 am – 2 pm en 6 pm – 11 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Travelling by car?
Park your car at the Ostend Casino car park (fees apply). The restaurant is located overlooking the sea at Albert I-Promenade 62a.
Travelling by public transport?
Take the tram and get off at the Marie-Joséplein stop, which is located at a short walk from the restaurant.