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Review of Strand Cafe

Strand Cafe
Ranked #2,090 of 23,993 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Thai
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This place was previously a workmen's cafe but was taken over earlier this year. It now does a range of food during the day but, from 5pm, offers exclusively Thai cuisine. And very good it is. Pleasant room. No licence - BYO wine with corkage @ £3 per bottle.
Reviewed February 17, 2014

The food and service are excellent and the welcome is wonderful. Although small in size and unpretentious in appearance once inside you are on a winner with a warm, friendly atmosphere and excellent service. I had my birthday dinner there in 2013 and have no hesitation in doing so again this year.

Being at Kew Bridge it is accessible from the District Line to Gunnersbury and on the overground on the Waterloo-to-Hounslow link. Buses from Hammersmith, Richmond and Kingston pass nearby. There is usually free-parking in the evening.

But you must book your table as the place is crowded.

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Thank GORDON1943
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

We sometimes visit this cafe for breakfast and it is lovely . The people are lovely, the food is freshly cooked and the ambience superb . It is so nice to find a cafe like this and I believe the Thai food they serve in the evening is superb , although I have yet to try . You can enjoy breakfast before or after a walk by the river .

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This has got to be the best all-round experience of a Thai restaurant in several miles around. The food is scrumptious, the service is fast and friendly, Hossein is an A-class chef and front of house and the setting is lovely. Breakfast is also yummy and they have both English and Thai menu for brunch. The little terrace outside is a sun trap and catches the very last ray of sun in the evening. I have been going to this restaurant regularly since it first opened and it is a consistently good experience.

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Thank LaGataSevillana
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Hossein now runs this excellent cafe. Traditionally British for breakfast, Thai for dinner and a mixture of the two at lunch. Exceptionally good value.

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1  Thank savageLondon_England
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

I have to say that one of the bonuses of living in Kew is that Im located right next to the wonderful Strand Cafe. I am a Huge fan of Thai food and have eaten in some of the best Thai restaurants all over the world, but I have to say this is the best of the lot, genuinely. I will never eat in another Thai restaurant in London again. The ingredients are fresh and delicious and the Red chicken curry is my favorite. If you're a fan of chili like myself, ask them to make it extra hot and they will add fresh chili for you .....The staff are super friendly, the location is relaxing .... give it a try and you'll understand why I pop in for a bite nearly every day.

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1  Thank MarkF430
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