My partner had been going on for ages about how classy and better this place is if compared to its Manchester counterpart. I was impressed at how right he was. The place looks very posh and up-notch, the interiors are very nicely decorated and the place has a very tasteful Oriental decor going on throughout. I loved the upstairs seating area as the one downstairs looked a bit small.
As outlined by other reviewers, the place is expensive. In their defense, the food is extremely nice, although I do agree with the portions not being worth every last penny you are spending on them. The menu is very varied and caters for both vegetarians and meat/fish eaters alike, which is always a plus. Some of the dishes also have weird/exciting presentations, such as the mixed grilled meat one, which is served with meat hanging off a hook, or some of the fish dishes, which are cooked and taken to the table in a banana leaf. I am not a massive expert in Thai food, but that surely is characteristic.
The service is attentive and prompt, we had no problems at all there. When we arrived we were ushered to the bar as our table wasn't ready yet, but when we were ready we were escorted to our table in no time. Waitresses were also very nice and helpful throughout the meal.
If you haven't tried it yet, the Irish coffee they serve is worth a shot (no pun intended). They also have a whole ceremony-like preparation for it, which involves pouring the hot coffee from one glass to the other and caramelizing the sugar on the glass rim. It is quite interesting to watch, that is if your waitress does not scorch herself with the hot coffee (bless her, she was really trying hard).
Overall really enjoyable experience, but would probably keep this place as a treat.
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