Wednesday, 25 May 2011

@Siam, Soho



It's hard to find decent Thai restaurants in London, let alone in Soho. So entry of @Siam on Frith Street can only be a good thing.

The food is generally very good, if not earth shattering. Zingy, fresh flavours and crunch make each plate a whole lot better than in your average London Thai restaurant, and at an affordable price. Service is friendly and unobtrusive, and splashes of exotic colour are scattered around the small and serene, if a little plain, surrounds.




The prawn and pomelo was tangy, sweet and scrumptious, and also generous in size for a starter - had it come on betel leaf rather than gem lettuce, it would have been fabulous. Larb gai was spicy and juicy, while the beef salad was fresh and satisfyingly sour. Only the mild green vegie curry with dry, uninspiring tofu was disappointing.




@Siam also has well priced set menus offering a good array of plates to try. This is definitely one to seek out for a central London Thai fix on a budget.

Our meal came to £45 for 2, including wine and service.

@Siam, 48 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4SF

@Siam on Urbanspoon

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recommendation - I'm a bit bored of Busaba which seems to be becoming a little more like Wagamama every day...so nice to find n inexpensive one off all rounder like this.

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  2. I enjoyed eating here, and I can vouch for the quality of the set menus. But I agree that @siam is good rather than great. That said, their som tum and larb gai are both excellent.

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  3. Shame; it's very handy for me but it sounds a bit dumbed down.

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  4. sounds pretty good for a quick pre-theatre bite. I haven't found any 'great' Thai restaurants in London yet actually...

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  5. Yum:) looks very good and reasonably priced for all that food.

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  6. Ahh, yet another Thai restaurant in London described as "generally very good, if not earth shattering." Where, oh where, can we find earth-shatteringly-good Thai?

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  7. Yep, as the comments reflect, the lack of spot on Thai places in London is disappointing.

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