Thai

Location: 

Smoking Goat
7 Denmark Street WC2H 8LZ
London
United Kingdom

Tags: 

Smoking goat is the new restaurant everyone is talking about. It is a Thai Barbecue restaurant (they say it is in Soho, but it is really closer to Tottenham Court Road and Covent Garden). It opened mid-October and already was full when I went there and is getting more and more attention. The restaurant is owned by Ben Chapman, and the head chef is Seb Homes who comes from the very good Thai restaurant, the Begging Bowl in Peckham.

 

Maija rated: 

3.50

Badges: 

Location: 

Rama V
Vilbeler Straße 32 60313 Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt
Germany

Tags: 

My boyfriend was running the Frankfurt marathon and the day before he was loading on carbs (but good carbs), and so wanted to go to a Thai restaurant to get some rice. Our hotel in Frankfurt recommended Rama V and said that for many years this place has been voted the best Thai restaurant in Frankfurt. The restaurant is named after King Rama V.

Rama V is located 5-10min away from the main shopping street of Frankfurt and does not look of much from the outside, but the inside of the restaurant is nicely decorated with Thai elements and a large golden Buda. When we arrived at 12.30 we were the only people there, but the restaurant got more busy and by the time we left half the restaurant was full, which just means Germans have their Saturday lunch later than English.

Maija rated: 

3.00

Location: 

JaneTira
28 Brewer Street W1F 0SR
London
United Kingdom

Tags: 

JaneTira is a Thai street food restaurant in Soho. They say it is a street food restaurant, but a lot of the dishes you get there you can get in other Thai restaurants as well, and I did not have an overwhelming feeling this was street food. The restaurant is very small and located on one of the busiest streets in Soho. I came here for dinner on a Friday evening at around 8pm (such a bad idea!) and had to wait around 30minutes in the queue. I really don’t like waiting in the queue and I usually am very good at going to restaurants at a good time so I don’t have to queue, but not this time. As I said the restaurant is small, people are squeezed in, but in a sort of nice way, and the waitresses are generally very efficient and serve your food to you quickly.

Maija rated: 

3.50

Location: 

Rosa’s Thai Café
48 Dean Street W1D 5BF
London
United Kingdom

Tags: 

Rosa’s Thai Café is a Thai restaurant with 4 branches across London. I went there on a Sunday afternoon to their Soho branch for a late lunch/ early dinner and the reason why I chose this place and not another Thai/ Vietnamese restaurant in Soho was because this was the only place open. The restaurant in Soho is very small and so you sit quite close next to each other, but what I did like is that it was quite full and so it felt quite lively.

Maija rated: 

2.50

Location: 

Naamyaa Cafe
407 St John Street, EC1V 4AB
London
United Kingdom

Tags: 

Naamyaa calls itself an all day dining modern Bangkok café and is located in Islington. I read about it in a magazine back in November when it first opened but what really made me want to go there is when one of my friends told me that one of the chefs (David Thomson) involved in Naamyaa used to work for Nahm, the Michelin star Thai restaurant, that recently closed down in London (he and his colleague Yau (creator of Wagamama) which are both behind Naamyaa also opened Busaba Eathai in 1999). Unfortunately when I finally made to Naamyaa David had left and was no longer running the kitchen and some critics say the food has deteriorated ever since.

Maija rated: 

3.00

Location: 

Patara
15 Greek Street W1D 4DP
London
United Kingdom

Tags: 

Patara is a Thai restaurant that has 4 branches in London (Soho, Oxford Circus, Kensington and South Ken) and also branches in Singapore, Geneva and Bangkok and they provide “upscale dining”, which means they want to be known as a better restaurant than a Thai chain (they say they serve “fine Thai cuisine”, and Hardens does agree as the last guide ranked it as the 3rd best Thai restaurant in London. Patara means a “gracious lady” in Thai and apparently derives its inspiration from Khun Patara Sila-On who has been running Patara for the last 30 years. I went to the Soho branch and it was very nice, although not as nice as the ones in Kensington and South Ken that I have visited. I first went to Patara about 5 years ago to the South Ken branch and I found it beautiful. I thought it was nicely decorated, smart inside and it did feel like you were in an upscale restaurant.

Maija rated: 

3.50

Location: 

Thai Square
148 Strand WC2R 1JA
London
United Kingdom

Tags: 

Thai Square is a chain serving Thai food with 11 restaurants in London and 6 restaurants outside of London. The first restaurant in the Strand (the one I went to) was opened in 1996. Before this visit last time I went to Thai Square was about 7 years ago when I was still a student (the Strand Thai square was close to my university), and I did like it then, but unfortunately the place did let me down this time when I went there and even though the place is not that cheap, it feels like a cheap eatery these days. As a starter I had the Tom Yum Goong soup which is a spicy Thai soup made with prawns, lemongrass and lime leaves. It was typical and it was nice, but I though the really small portion of the soup they gave me for the >£5 was bad, and they could have at least filled the bowl they served the soup in.

Maija rated: 

1.00
Subscribe to RSS - Thai