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Sunny’s is the new jewel in the entertainment crown over on the Darkside. The establishment has three dining experiences within the family entertainment oasis: an Isaan restaurant, a fine dining restaurant to open next month and the bar menu.For our visit Chef Gerry and his team selected some dishes from the new bar menu.

Sunny’s starts serving food at midday and continues right up until 11pm and beyond.

The bar menu consists of all-day breakfasts, a full European selection, an authentic and delightful Thai choice, a kids menu, English-style Chinese dishes and a fully stocked bar with imported wines and beers.The cool air conditioned bar is first and foremost a family restaurant, with a pool table and TV screens dotted about. The decor is bright, airy and modern with modern furniture that has been designed and built especially for Sunny’s.

Perusing the menu, the choice to say the least is extensive and the homely European dishes sounded delicious: Lamb tagine Moroccan style, Cumberland sausages with mash and onion gravy, Steak & Ale pie with homemade fries or mash, Baby Back Ribs marinated in cola and chili. And then there was the mixed grill, some restaurants have a poor excuse of what they term as a mixed grill, but here at Sunny’s it is a plate of discovery featuring: sausage, chicken, pork, steak, gammon, fried egg, tomatoes, peas and fries, it should also be accompanied by a pillow for a lay down after completion !

The kids menu is all priced at 95 baht and the dishes are homemade,not frozen or processed with a choice of pizza, fish fingers, chicken nuggets, sausage fries, and omelettes. Thai portions are large and there are definitely some surprises, large grilled shrimps in dry curry sauce, Gang Leung Shrimp, fish Jungle soup, Yum Bitter Gourd with prawn, Gang Garee with pork, and the list went on and on.

Sitting there salivating at the exotic aromas permeating from the brand new, sparkling clean kitchen our first dishes appeared. First up was a homemade margherita pizza, fresh from the piping-hot pizza oven. The base was crisp and crunchy with delectable toppings, drizzled with a basil / pesto jus. All pizza doughs, breads and pies are homemade every day on site.

The kitchen team had been must have been beavering away to produce the dishes that came pouring out almost magically from the kitchen. The food was presented on pristine white plates and arranged expertly to tempt the palate, some adorned with edible fresh flowers. We were quite astonished at the presentation as this was meant to be bar food, and it was definitely all at affordable bar prices.

Next to be placed on the table was a thick lamb shank accompanied with buttered mash rosettes, and sitting on a lake of wonderful rosemary & red wine jus, all topped with streaky bacon to add extra crunch. The lamb fell off the bone, and the sweet meat together with the jus was pure heaven. A large 250g Australian grass-fed steak was carefully put down, the lava grill had perfectly crusted the outside of the meat, which was pink inside. The succulent steak was accompanied with a tower of crispy onion rings and a delightful smoked mushroom sauce served separately, with just a smear of cumin and carrot puree on the plate to give a real contrast of taste.

Next to the steak appeared a blacked chicken breast with the perfect amount of cajun spices to light up the tongue. The chicken was accompanied with sour cream rice which tempered the heat, and a wonderful fresh salad of onions and cucumber and crunchy vegetables provided a perfect distinction in texture.

Chef Gerry has worked with Michel Roux senior and junior amongst other notable culinary geniuses, and the quality of the food and the presentation fully represented this fact.

Also Sunny’s is the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy, the food we thoroughly enjoyed both for the way it was cooked and the presentation. The service was efficient, but extremely friendly, and the attentive waitresses could not have been more helpful.

So if you fancy a family day out, where your kids can play safely, without hassle and you can relax and enjoy a fine meal, Sunny’s is definitely the place to head for.

Already Sunny’s is preparing for Christmas Day lunch, and the advice is to book early to avoid disappointment, the menu is:

Chicken Liver Pate, Soup, Prawn and Smoked Salmon Mousse

Lemon Sorbet

Turkey with Stuffing, Chipolata Sausages & all the Trimmings

Orange & Honey glazed Ham

Roast Rib of Beef

Trio of Desserts

Mince Pie with Brandy Custard