Le Grand, the fine dining restaurant at the Raffles Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia, offered a selection of a la carte dishes based on ancestral Cambodian recipes from the Royal family as well as classical French selections. A single white candle softly lit our table, enhancing the gentle lighting of the elegant dining room to match the quiet ambiance. Wine lovers would appreciate the well stocked mini cellar a few steps from our table.
An attractive air conditioned dining room, an elegant dinner service, a well stocked cellar, service oriented staff and a lovingly prepared tasting menu with wine pairing made my visit a worthwhile treat. I would consider Le Grand a top option to celebrate a special occasion in Siem Reap.
Executive Chef I Wayan Mawa
Handicapped Access According to a restaurant representative the dining room was “easily accessible by handicapped people.”
Head Sommelier Eat Socheata, a Cambodian woman, supervised the wine collection.
Location On the ground floor of the hotel.
Opened-Renovated Le Grand restaurant, part of the Grand Hotel, now a Raffles Group property, was initially opened in 1932 by French investors. The Grand Hotel D’Angkor was closed in 1970 during the Polpot Regime. In 1997, it re-opened as a Raffles property. In 2006, the Al Fresco Terrace was renovated and converted into an indoor two-room dining area facing the hotel pool. Later in the same year, the hotel built a wine cellar.
Owned And Managed Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
Pastry Chef Maing Meang Seap completed her education at the Swissotel Moscow and also in Singapore.
Restaurant Manager Since 2008 Jean-Philippe Beaujean has been in charge of the restaurant.
Size The 247 square meter restaurant employed nine service staff, one sommelier and six kitchen staff and was able to seat 70 guests in a fine dining configuration.
Sou Chef Mr. Ming Ting
Type Of Restaurant Khmer cuisine
Special Menus A four course set menu, the Royal Dynasty Menu, was available for $75 and with a wine pairing for an additional $45. It included an assortment of appetizers, a soup, a selection of main courses and a sample of desserts.
Number Of Visits One
Reviewers Article and photographs by Elena del Valle
Service Staff were very attentive and service oriented.
Would You Dine Eat There Again-Recommend It? Yes
- Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
- Siem Reap, Cambodia;
- 1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle
- Khum Svay Dang Kum
- Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia
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