I was at Thai Lemongrass as a final meal with my brother his fiancee in mid December. I am leaving for Thailand soon and as such they wanted to treat me to some nice Thai food.
It did not disappoint. As soon as we came in we were warmly welcomed, and sat at our table. Slight downside was that I was almost directly opposite the door and so had a draught blowing on my back. Oh well, these things happen. We were promptly asked about drinks and given a menu. It is a very extensive menu, offering something for everything. I was very impressed with the range. We took a long time to decide, during which period I noticed several staff members hovering to take our order. Felt a little pressured but not much.
I eventually settled on Pork Neck as a starter, with my brother having and his partner having soup. We had a bit of a delay on the soup, but it was worth it. The pork was very tender and the Sweet Chilli dip was amazing! Not too overpowering and nicely balanced!
Next was the main course. For myself, Sirloin strips tossed in lime and coriander. My brother had Monkfish and his fiancee had curry, all with noodles.
WOW! What a combonation of flavours in the steak! The very first thing you get is a lovely sweet flavour coming through, followed closely by the Bang of the chilli! kept me coming back for more right till the end! From what the others were saying, theirs was just as good! I was very impressed!
Next however, things took a turn for the worse and service went a bit downhill. One of the gentlemen serving us obviously didn't speak much/very good english. Once our main plates were cleared we then sat for about 10 minutes until we had to ask for the dessert menu. It was not offered which i found a bit surprising. When the dessert came, I ordered Mango sticky Rice, my brother had Coconut ice cream and his fiancee had sorbet. My rice was sticky. Very sticky. So sticky I needed to ask for a knife to cut through it because the spoon wouldn't work. Fortunatly I liked it that sticky, however I think many others would not.
When we ordered coffee, we ordered three liquor coffees. Amaretto, Drambuie and Glayva. However the gentleman who was unsure on English had to check three times about the drinks, as to whither we wanted the liquor IN the coffee, if we wanted coffee as well or if they were straight drinks. When they eventually arrived, we had a Glayva coffee, Amaretto coffee and a Sambuca coffee! Not sure where that came from. However we couldn't be bothered trying to make ourselves understood so we just took it.
A disappointing end to an otherwise great meal! However the main reason for Tripadvisor is to basically ask one question. Would I go Back? Answer? Most certainly! I would recommend it to anyone!
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