Food, art and Thai luxury in a multi-lifestyle concept in Dempsey
Replacing what was once House at Dempsey is Siri House, an epic venture by Thai luxury property developer Sansiri that’s simply dripping in decadence. The lifestyle concept combines multiple aspects—interior design, food, retail; even art—to create the ultimate cocoon of curated living. Siri House Singapore marks the real estate giant’s first live-and-play venture in the world.
The first room of the single-storey space is the Sales Gallery, Siri House’s showroom and the jewel of the house. A joint venture between Sansiri and Thailand’s BTS, the section offers a quick glance at the furnished interiors of the Monument Thong Lo—a 45-storey residence in Bangkok’s hip Thong Lo district. Get a preview of the apartments, bathroom included, designed lavishly by interior designer Vichada Sitakalin (Dao) with wallcoverings by Jim Thompson Fabrics; every six to eight months, the entire gallery gets a refresh.
Still, the heart of the space must be JAM at Siri House, the concept’s 48-seater dining area. Cosy up on plush cushions in the same Sansiri design, as you dine on a menu of small and large sharing plates. Managed by Ming Tan of Park Bench Deli and Jeremy Cheok of New Ubin Seafood and Garang Grill fame, the kitchen dishes out tantalising eats like fried chicken oysters, scallop carpaccio and lobster pasta. A charcoal grill stationed behind prepares juicy Prime Rib for classy carnivores.
You can choose to take a seat at the counter or in the restaurant lounge; the setup is meant to evoke the feeling of dining comfortably in a friend’s home. An adjoining bar serves up daintily crafted tipples by Sunday Punch’s Mark Tay and Yap Hwee Jen—like the Maize Runner, a mix of roasted coconut whisky with bourbon, peanut froth and a corn salt rim.
An in-house art gallery that rotates international artists and exhibitions, and a beautifully furnished retail area, round up the varied offerings at Siri House. It’s a small space, but it packs a punch.