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“Banana Tree Clapham Junction - fab Asian food”

Banana Tree Clapham Junction
Ranked #3,222 of 22,376 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $15
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Clapham / Battersea 
Description: At Banana Tree Restaurants, we offer you an authentic selection of dishes and specialities from the indochina region. Fresh, award winning food from the lemongrass growing countries including Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, & Laotian as well as flavours from the peninsula of Malaysia and Singapore. Come try our fresh new flavours at one of our restaurants today!
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Banana Tree Clapham Junction - fab Asian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

You can only book tables for parties of seven or more, so we arrived fairly early - at 7.30pm - on a Saturday night recently. We were seated straight away and the restaurant filled up quickly. We had a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio Garganega Nova @ £16.95 while reading the Asian fusion menu (great mix of Thai, Vietnamese, Malay dishes).

For starters three of us shared chicken and shitake moneybags – crispy chicken and shitake mushroom stuffed parcels served with chilli sauce @ £4.90, and kau chi dumplings – handmade pork and prawn dumplings with aged vinegar + garlic sauce @ £4.60. Both were really tasty.

My friends both had chilli, ginger and basil stir fry with prawns for main course – a fresh and aromatic stir fry, with cloud ear and shitake mushrooms, peppers and spring onions in Siamese yellow bean sauce @ £8.40 and steamed Jasmine rice @ £2.50, while I had seafood kari santan melayu – tiger prawns, tilapia fish fillets and fishcakes gently cooked in a traditional Malaysian blended red curry paste @ £8.90 (lots of deep, contrasting and complementary flavours – simply gorgeous).

This was my first visit here in a long while and it was just as great as ever - amazingly tasty, fresh Asian fusion (Thai, Malay and Vietnamese dishes). I'll be coming back again soon.

  • Visited September 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Fabulous Asian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Had a girls night out here, we all loved the food and cocktails. We are already planning to go back. Staff very friendly and helpful. Place and be a bit noisy when its busy but its worth it for the food!

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“cheap, good sized portions, tasty, quick service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Very tasty curry and rice. Very friendly and helpful service. Good find. The only let down for me were the number of kids there! My God, it's a haven for mums and prams. Lol, anyway, can't justifiably mark it down for that.

  • Visited October 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Unique menu, South East Asian mix. I tried a vegan dish and couldn't even tell that it didn't have meat. A mix of flavors I haven't tried before. Definitely recommend. Only downside, quite noisy. It has an industrial look and noisy accoustics.

  • Visited October 2013
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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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“Great food but please slow down!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Came here for the first time at the weekend and was very impressed by the food and the general buzz of the place. My only criticism is that the waiting staff, who although very polite and helpful, were almost too efficient. The speed with which the order was taken, food delivered and plates cleared once we'd finished left me and my partner feeling a tad rushed. Would have loved to have stayed for another beer but felt we might be holding things up a bit.
If you're looking for a (very) quick bite and great food at a good price then this is for you!

  • Visited October 2013
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