FRANCE LAROME GROUP founded in Paris in 2014 is a fast-growing company focusing on operating contemporary restaurants around the globe. Its current footprint covers France, China and Thailand.
From the expression of culinary art through its combination with impressionist art via "L'Impressionnisme et L'Arôme", to the attempt "La mythologie et l'Arôme" to take connoisseurs on a journey of gustatory, olfactory and visual poetry. We mix with originality the codes of French gastronomy with innovative visions.
Our Paris branch has been rewarded by the MICHELIN Guide since Edition 2020, the first year that the restaurant was in operation. Our seven other restaurants are also ranked as the most popular restaurants in their respective cities. L’ARÔME IN THE SKY, standing at a height of 368 meters at the top of the world’s highest three-tower building and also Asia’s largest commercial complex, presents a top-class luxury and fashionable lifestyle; L’ARÔME BY THE SEA, sea view restaurant & rooftop bar in Phuket, integrates the art and delicacy of French cuisine with local twists and offers an unparalleled contemporary dining experience.
Overall, the L’ARÔME brand has quickly emerged as the most successful up-and-coming contemporary dining brands of the world.
We strive to create a dining experience unlike any other. We are dedicated to developing innovative new visions to combine with the originality of French gastronomy.
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Contemporary French Restaurant
“Fangfang” ( in Chinese:芳芳 ) is a literal translation of the French word “ARÔME”, which means the wild spread of the aroma.
L’ARÔME is a French fine dining restaurant brand, it is positioned as a friendly dining experience with delicious and visually stunning contemporary French cuisine. The decoration of restaurant is high-end but not suffocating, the design of the dishes is based on the fine dining style, with a keen focus on quality of raw materials.
At FANFAN, surprise and delicacy are at the heart of each plate for a unique taste experience. Fanfan offers a journey between French and Asian lands. With each bite, we wander between the reassuring flavors of French traditions and the explosive and surprising flavors of quality products.
And culinary discoveries aren't the only surprises FANFAN has in store. The plates are true works of art. They are as beautiful as they are amazing. An atypical food-drink pairing completes the offer - Here, we are far from the classic offer of French wines. We continue to discover fusion with a selection of wines but also - originality of the house - cocktails, sake or even Japanese whiskeys.
Paris’ mayor Anne Hidalgo, sent a personal letter to FANFAN in 2019, stating: “The reputation of your restaurant has brought a major influence on the top French cuisine in our city, Paris, which I am very excited about.” FANFAN has been features by the Guide MICHELIN since it’s 2020 edition.
We invite you on a gastronomic journey between French and Asian lands, a real fusion of creativity.
Sea view restaurant & rooftop bar
Located at Kalim Bay, L’ARÔME BY THE SEA features a superb contemporary design throughout its 2 distinct areas: the restaurant itself on the second floor with a French-inspired cuisine that highlights the finest products and a cosy, modern bar with both indoor and outdoor dining areas on the rooftop.
Both areas have breathtaking sea views and offer a unique place for a gourmet dinner under the stars, with the relaxing sound of the waves licking the shore and the cool sea breeze refreshing the atmosphere.
In July 2021, only two months after the opening, L’ARÔME BY THE SEA has been listed in TOP 25 RESTAURANTS OF PHUKET, the gourmet restaurant guide supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, highlighting the best food Phuket has to offer.
Skyview Restaurant & Lounge
L’Arôme in the sky is located at the top of the world’s highest three-tower building and also Asia’s largest commercial complex.
L'Arôme teamed up with China's top luxury fashion brand Golden Eagle G Hotel to explore the new possibilities of the sky restaurant in the future. In line with the artistic level of the landmark, it stands at a height of 368 meters to present a top-class luxury and fashionable lifestyle.
Meet our new Head Chef Rodrigo Assis, Brazilian by origin. He started his professional career working in London at the renowned ROKA before joining the team of world renown master chef Gaggan Anand, where he spent 5 years as Sous-Chef which allowed his creations to impress and delight the guests. Now at BON he is delivering Asian-inspired dishes with contemporary presentation and outstanding flavours.
People with great personalities and the right attitude to be part of our team? This is an amazing opportunity to work in a professional environment, join a fast-growing hospitality company, and also have the possibility to develop your career internationally. Join our team and become a part of our story.
L'ARÔME BY THE SEA awarded "Thailand's Favourite Restaurant"
Big thanks for featuring us as awarded restaurant in the new guide « Thailand’s Favourite restaurant » ! It’s an honor and motivation to keep pushing and delight our guests here @laromebythesea. Big thanks to everyone for the big support and to our whole team for making this possible!
COLLABORATION WITH IGNIV BANGKOK
On 25th and 26th of October, L’Arôme by the sea joined forces with the one-Michelin-starred restaurant, IGNIV Bangkok to create two memorable dinners showcasing the best of each restaurant. Themed as “From the Swiss Alps to the Andaman Sea”, we brought you a culinary journey with local products from the mountains of the north and the sea from the south of Thailand. Combined with specialities and techniques from the Swiss Alps, the menu provided a truly exciting experience!
BON PAN ASIAN TAPAS OPENING
Asian food and beverage category represents a diversity of cuisines ranging from Chinese and Japanese to Korean, Thai, Indonesian, Indian, Vietnamese and many more. The consistent aspect between these vastly different foods is a long tradition of rich flavors, exotic ingredients and innovative cooking techniques. BON PAN ASIAN TAPAS, translates these global-inspired foods offering the very best of diverse asian cultures, in a tapas way, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Patong, Phuket Island.
L'ARÔME BY THE SEA ranked second in TOP25 Restaurants
L'ARÔME by the SEA was awarded number 2 at the 2022 Phuket TOP25 Restaurants Awards, an edition of the Travelindex Group supported by TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand). TOP25 Restaurants Guides celebrate exquisite dining in each gastronomic destination highlighting culinary diversity and chefs supporting local community products. Top 25 Restaurants Phuket highlights the best Phuket has to offer in terms of food and gastronomy.
Paris meets Phuket
« Paris meets Phuket » - We will hold a collaboration event with our sister restaurant FANFAN Paris on the 25th, August 2022, at L’Arôme by the sea, where our two restaurants chefs team up to prepare a special dinner. We will be offering a new 7-course tasting menu featuring the best of local ingredients such as Phuket lobster and honey cured dry aged duck with a twist of fusion flavor. Please join us and have a taste of Paris right by Kalim beach.