Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Thai on the Green

Everyone loves a Thai- the spicy flavours to perk up a cold winters evening, the sharing platters to devour while catching up with friends and in Fulham’s case, the outdoor terrace overlooking Parsons Green to while away a summers evening.
The Thai on New Kings Road has been a firm favourite of mine for quite some time, mainly for a Friday night takeaway but occasionally to soak up the romantic candlelit atmosphere and watch the sun setting on Parsons Green.  
Last Friday night I had been to the Polo in the Park (review here) with my friend Jonathan and we were ravenous and chilly while strolling back along the Kings Road so decided to find an easy spot for some dinner. The Thai is part of a group with franchises dotted around South West London generating a large fan base of locals eager for a good quality Thai with service to match.
The restaurant is cosy and festooned with candles, roses and Asian style gold chandeliers. The front garden is decorated with twinkly lights and plants with a prime position to spy on all the Kings Road comings and goings. Once Jonathan had expertly chosen and tasted the wine with ease we shared my personal favourite to start (Jonathan didn’t have much choice), Ka Nom Jeeb (dim sum). They were light and delicious in my opinion but Jonathan didn’t appear as enthused as I was so maybe they were just good.  
Still feeling a little shivery from a typically British June evening standing outside watching Polo I opted for the red curry to warm me up whilst Jonathan chose the Pad King with beef . Both dishes were served promptly, if not perhaps a little too promptly, but hit the spot perfectly. It is also worth noting that the prices are very reasonable compared to some of the other Fulham/ Chelsea Thai restaurants. It is not in the same league as my all time favourite Thai restaurant, Patara, which is much more eye watering in terms of cost, but it is a failsafe reliable good quality dinner with great service.  

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