Mirror Restaurant: Fabulous Food and Affordable Luxury in BKK1
Fine Dining Without the Price Tag in the Heart of Phnom Penh
Dreaming of freshly baked bread straight from the oven and smothered with butter? How about delicate, melt-in-the-mouth scallops? Sirloin steak? Excellent wine? Delectable desserts?
Situated just off St 51 in the heart of BKK1, the recently opened Mirror serves up all of these – and much more.
The menu is diverse, ranging from Italian to Burmese with creative combinations like pan-fried seabass with red curry sauce and pandan coconut rice, without being over-stretched.
Each dish centres around high-quality ingredients that lift a familiar recipe to new heights: king prawns, squid and scallops add a luxurious touch to a fresh, light pomelo salad, while the baked aubergine salad is stirred through with minced pork for extra richness.
The passionate team clearly takes great pride in how these ingredients are sourced, too. To balance quality and freshness, for example, head chef Duk Da selects beef from Australian cows reared on the Vietnam border.
The managers have also spent time cultivating relationships with local seafood suppliers to ensure they get the very best items delivered to the restaurant each morning.
With such care and quality involved in creating the menu, you might expect a meal here to be an extravagant affair – but come during lunchtime, any day of the week, and two courses plus coffee will set you back just $11. Called the ‘Casual Set’, for an extra $3 you can add a glass of wine and, for $4, a dessert like amaretto tiramisu or the chef-recommended lemon tart. It’s an excellent price for such a luxurious lunch.
Upstairs in the well-stocked cocktail bar, a perfect espresso martini will set you back $4.50 – and thanks to a 2-4-1 deal on right now, you’ll get the second one for free.
You can choose between propping up the elegant bar, sitting outside on the terrace, or getting drinks delivered to your table downstairs. There are also a handful of private function rooms available if you’re planning a business event or a party.
From the fountain-flecked courtyard outside to the black-and-white tablecloths, elegant chandeliers and mirrored panels that give the restaurant its name, Mirror looks, feels and certainly tastes like a fine dining experience.
It’s a fantastic place to book a special event or a dinner date with someone you’re keen to impress.
At the same time, the warm, welcoming staff and budget-friendly lunch menu make a meal here an affordable luxury, right in the heart of town.
Mirror Restaurant is open from 7am-11pm daily on St 352, BKK1