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“Had better Thai and service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Thai Ginger

Thai Ginger
Cnr Discovery Drive and College Street, North Lakes, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 32 Restaurants in North Lakes
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Australia
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“Had better Thai and service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Stayed at North Lakes while in Brisbane. Thai Ginger was down the road from the house we stayed in, we drove past many times and finally decided to give it a go.

We were seated quickly, the water came out, and that was it for awhile, no drinks order or even menu's. Our daughter sitting opposite me had vision of the whole restaurant, and stated, the reason we were getting very little service is because a group of approximately 12 people came in 5 minutes after us and they were getting the royal treatment, they had their drinks and menu's already in hand, we were still waiting for the menu's. Finally a waiter walked past us and my daughter asked for some menu's and that we would like to order some drinks, the look from the waiter was not the nicest we have received.

After about another 20 minutes the waiter finally took our order, and the food took another 20m minutes to arrive, this was OK. Because by now the restaurant was packed. What was annoying us, we were the second table to be seated that night.

The food.

3 entrees were odered, all being chicken satay sticks.

Great tasting and a good sized portion.

3 mains ordered.

1 x duck
1 x honey/chilli prawns
1 x pork
1 x jasmine rice

I can advise that all 3 mains were of good sized portions, but were lacking in taste.

- I had the duck, some parts were like eating wet balsa wood, I didn't finish it.
- Wife had the prawns, one would think they would be fresh, they were not, wife advised dry and not a lot of tatse.
- Daughter had pork, she advised it was OK, but has had much better.
- The jasmine rice was delicious

Charges, on par with other Thai restaurants, mid range prices.

One more note, my wife said don't try the house wine, In her opinion extremely average.

So to sum up, average food, average service and we all agreed that we wouldn't be going back for a second sitting.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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