For the last 2 Fridays, I’ve been meeting up with friends for dinner. Nothing like being in good company to end the working week…..
I actually ended up eating Thai Food twice!
Blue Lagoon, Kensington London
The first restaurant was Blue Lagoon in Kensington:
I shared a starter platter with my friends and I had the Chicken Pad Thai:
|After the generous starter, I slightly struggled with my Pad Thai!|
My friend’s boyfriend had booked the restaurant and we got a great deal – 50% off food. I felt that we got our money's worth.
The Owner was slightly eccentric, but really friendly. The waiters/waitresses were really nice as well; I was pleased by their service. The restaurant was busy, but intimate; I liked that it didn't have a corporate feel to it and it seemed to be really popular with the locals.
@ Siam, Soho London
Yesterday I went to @ Siam, which is located in Soho, London.
I booked this restaurant via www.toptable.com, and my booking meant that me and my friends would get 25% off the food bill. Unfortunately we didn’t get this deal because the entire party wasn’t present to order at the same time; but this wasn’t really an issue for me.
Once again I went for Pad Thai (love Pad Thai; it's my signature Thai dish); this time prawn. I also had a minced chicken and prawn dim sum type starter:
|Stingy with their portions!|
|Some of the other food my friends had which included|
fish cakes and fried pork strips
(can'r remember the Thai names for the dishes!)
The food itself was nothing to write home about; I can say with confidence that I have had better. The prices on the face of it were reasonable but upon receiving the food, I saw that the portions were quite small diminishing the value we were supposed to be getting, not regarding the initial 25% discount. The meal did not really satisfy my stomach. My biggest annoyance was that the waiters started clearing our table WHILE some of us were still eating. I found it really disrespectful, almost like they were rushing out of the restaurant. I will say that the resturaurant was initmate and the interior was nice, but doubt I will be returning to eat there again.
Even though I’ve eaten Thai food twice in as many weeks, I actually could eat it again! But I’m gonna try to switch it up – maybe Persian food next time?