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Phnom Penh: The Birdcage Boutique

by Chic Critiques
The Birdcage Boutique, gay-friendly hotel in Phnom Penh

The Birdcage Boutique used to be a rather tired, gay-friendly, small, hotel, but about six months ago, new management took over the place. The Birdcage Boutique is still both gay and friendly (and gay friendly, in case you wonder). Two of the chefs are from Singapore, and The Birdcage Boutique has had some hype and good reviews for its recently-introduced Singapore ‘Pasar Malam’ menu, available at weekends and on Tuesdays. It is not expensive and has a small, but good selection of mains and Singapore snacks, such as curry puffs, though no interesting cakes or desserts as of yet. Mr. Pheap’s Murtabak (bread with minced meat filling) was good and my chicken coconut curry was ok, except that the chicken pieces had been breaded, which I personally didn’t care for, though I would return to try other dishes. They also offer Khmer dishes, which we may return to try. The shady garden courtyard setting is relaxing and there is a pool. It’s very central, just off the Monument roundabout, and would be good for a casual lunch or supper, or drinks with snacks, as they have a well-stocked bar.

They need to upgrade the seating and general fittings, as those they have inherited are rather shabby now, but the young manager is very enthusiastic so hopefully, when they have more tourist trade, they will turn their attention to these kind of issues.

Price level: Most mains are $5.50-$8, snacks & small plates are $2.50

Who should go? The Birdcage Boutique is a very friendly and welcoming place. Good for casual lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks.

Watch Chic Critiques’ video from Birdcage Boutique below:


The Birdcage Hotel and Restaurant, #21, St 262, 12207 Phnom Penh, Tel. +855 (0)16 238 999

Birdcage Boutique Phnom Penh map

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