The Thai Palace is a regular haunt for me when visiting Plymouth. Whether with a large crowd of colleagues or dining solo (as I did on my most recent visit), the service and the food are always to a high standard. As a starter, the mixed platter for one has all my favourite Thai nibbles - satay, fish cake, toast, spring roll, together with a delicious salad and a nice herby chicken piece. As a main, the chicken with basil offered an excellent balance of flavour and heat.
I think a starter, main and side dish together with three Thai beers for £30 is good value - perhaps not budget, but then again neither is the quality or presentation of the food.