Seven Dials outpost of this casual Thai chain serving an exclusive Northern Thai menu, bringing diners an authentic flavour of Thailand’s lesser-known dishes, particularly from the mountainous province of Petchabun, the hometown of Rosa’s head chef and co-owner, Saiphin Moore.
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This “hectic” and “cheerful” Thai café chain has grown apace over the years. Compared with the early days (when “the original E1 branch set the standards for the roll-out”) its spicy fare is probably “nothing to write home about”, but most reports still say it’s “tasty and fresh” and “really well priced”.
“Does what it says on the tin!” – these “reliable” cafés are a trusty source of “tasty, unpretentious Thai food”, with the “heart-of-Soho” branch by far the best known.
“Zingy”, “simple” dishes “with a decent kick” at “reasonable prices” win praise for this high quality chain of straightforward, “busy” Thai cafés; the original near Brick Lane is still the highest rated, and there’s a new Islington branch that’s “airier than most”.
Sun-Thu noon–10.30 pm, Fri–Sat noon–11 pm