Thursday 19 April 2012

Bangkok Cafe Hyde Park

I know we were happy for a long time but things don’t feel right anymore – I’ve moved on and I think I have found somebody else.  I’m sorry Chinese Takeaway, but I’ve fallen in love with Thai.

As a big supporter of local businesses, and particularly due to my massive weakness for any new culinary delights, when I saw that Bangkok Cafe opened near my house I couldn’t wait to try it out.  From the outside, the cafe looks quite small, but do not be disheartened – Bangkok Cafe is beyond perfect for a quick, casual lunch. 

A selection of reasonably priced starters, main courses, soups and stir fries are available from noon to 11pm, Tuesday to Sunday.  On first impression the cafe seems almost too small to cater for its needs, I visited with four of my friends and although there wouldn’t have been much more room for many other diners, I feel the cosy feel only added to the relaxed and exotic atmosphere.  The in-store menu is quite a bit smaller than the take-away menu but it will definitely not disappoint. 

I visited Thailand with friends a few years ago and really enjoyed the cuisine, in particular a Garlic and Pepper dish, which to my absolute profound joy they offer at Bangkok Cafe.  To start I chose chicken satay which was delicious and perfectly sized, and for my main course I chose the infamous garlic and pepper chicken with noodles and asides from tasting amazing the food looks absolutely beautiful.  The staff were so sweet and hospitable, even offering free spare ribs when they forgot to bring a Thai Red Curry to the table.  I honestly had one of the best lunches I have had for a long time, with plenty of coins still in my purse I can afford to go back this week!

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