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survey result

Summary

£35
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stonkingly good SE Asian small-plates”“spiced to perfection and tasty beyond words” – are delivered from the “more-than-interesting menu” of Ben Chapman’s “brilliant value” Thai BBQ (sibling to Shoreditch’s Smoking Goat): “it’s the kind of punchy and earthy food that you’d normally only encounter in Thailand in non-touristy places”. “Thoughtful” staff help manage the “tiny” space – a “fun”, “very, very busy” and “crowded” Soho environment, “blending in a bit of hipster attitude”. It’s “hard to get a seat”, though, and “there can be some very long waiting times”. Top Tip – eating perched at the ground floor counter is a good option: it’s “fascinating watching the chefs doing their stuff”.

Summary

£35
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stonkingly good SE Asian small-plates”“spiced to perfection and tasty beyond words” – are delivered from the “more-than-interesting menu” of Ben Chapman’s “brilliant value” Thai BBQ (sibling to Shoreditch’s Smoking Goat): “it’s the kind of punchy and earthy food that you’d normally only encounter in Thailand in non-touristy places”. “Thoughtful” staff help manage the “tiny” space – a “fun”, “very, very busy” and “crowded” Soho environment, “blending in a bit of hipster attitude”. It’s “hard to get a seat”, though, and “there can be some very long waiting times”. Top Tip – eating perched at the ground floor counter is a good option: it’s “fascinating watching the chefs doing their stuff”.

Summary

£33
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Sit at the bar and watch with glee as dishes come towards you...” – Ben Chapman’s Soho sensation instantly carved a massive reputation with its “unique menu (great for spice lovers)” that “nails Thai tastes very well”, with an “original but unpretentious” selection of “excellent, hearty, modern” Thai creations (“charcoal grills, plus a speciality daily noodle dish”). Conditions are “crammed-in” and “loud”, but frickin’ funky.

Summary

£33
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A rare London venture that feels genuinely different” – Ben Chapman’s “vibey”, “little” Soho haunt is “the best casual opening of the year” and its “inspired”, “palate-searing” small plates (“taking a bite is like travelling abroad”) are “made totally unique by dint of their incredible sourcing, ballsy spicing and cooking everything over charcoal”. “No reservations + very popular = annoyingly large wait times though”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies
£5.00 £16.90 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
58 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9TL
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑8 pm

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