We'd wanted to try this restaurant since it first opened but had never been able to get a table.
On this occasion we booked so we had no trouble getting in, but I'm pleased we did because it was very busy!
The restaurant is small compared to others in the area, and the location isn't the best (i.e. it's not on Brighton or Maple Road with the majority of restaurants and pubs), but it is very close to the train station, bus stops, and only a short walk from Maple and Brighton Roads.
The atmosphere was good with a nice Saturday night buzz. The decor is tasteful apart from the red/green/blue lights behind the bar. Also not sure about the music speakers above the door (not a great sound).
We too had to order by numbers, which I agree is quite odd, but the food came out quickly and was very tasty. The portion sizes were good - we were able to comfortably split each dish between four people - and the dishes were hot. The only dish I wasn't particularly keen on was the coconut pancakes for dessert; they were quite rubbery and bland.
The service was a little sloppy but fine. We didn't have to chase for anything, and we ate at a nice leisurely pace.
The price was good, circa £35 per head for 3 courses and a couple of drinks each.
All in all we had a very nice experience and will definitely go back. Finally we have a Thai restaurant in Surbiton, and a good one at that!
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