I feel kind of bad writing this review, because the owners of the restaurant were on hand when we were there for Mother's Day this year and were very smiley and quite nice.
However, our experience there was very average and that definitely includes the food. For such a celebrated restaurant and prices to match, I have expectations of a really great meal. We ordered the lunch banquet and to be frank, I've eaten better on Victoria street.
The ambience was nice, and I went here late in 2008 and remember it quite fondly. The service started out ok with the waiter introducing himself to our table and getting us drinks. Pity he forgot to give us the menu and didn't return for half an hour and even then we had to get the owner to call him back! Now, I wouldn't have minded soooo much however on the phone when booking we were told that lunch service would end at 3pm, and by this time, it was 1.30pm.
Still, I was happy to this point. Then the food started coming out beginning with (I'm sorry) a truly pathetic "Thai dip" dish which was minced up chicken served with roti and some cut up carrots and cucumber. Not one dish in the banquet was particularly tasty or remarkable. This upset me purely because I wanted Mum to have a great meal on us and an experience that she never would have had otherwise. I wanted great Thai food and we just didn't get it. I asked the others and they agreed.
The owner seemed very lovely and even raffled off some silk scarves and a cooking lesson as it was Mother's Day. It was a bit weird when he came over to the table though, smiled earnestly at us, asked us if the food was alright then tottered away again. There's a difference between smiley and charming I suppose. We should have been honest with him but I didn't want to ruin Mother's Day :P We won't be back I'm afraid.
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