Tucked away down a small alley in the centre of Oxford, it can be quite hard to find; but persevere as the Chiang Mai kitchen it worth seeking out.
I went here with a group of people (10 of us) for an evening out. The first thing that everyone commented on is the building itself; it's very old (1630 a.d.) and quite fascinating; it's a talking point in itself !
We all opted for a set-menu where the Chef gave us a range of different foods to try. The vegetarians amongst us were particularly impressed with the vegetarian dishes which they said were excellent. All the dishes were very good though - some of them with a 'real' taste of Thailand as they were really quite spicy (as they should be).
Bear in mind that this place is very popular,so if you're intending on going there on a Friday or Saturday night, you'll need to book a few weeks ahead.
Also, because it's so popular, it's also very busy and thus can get quite noisy ! So if you're looking for a place to have a quiet meal and a drink and whisper sweet nothings to each other - you may want to find somewhere else !
A minor negative point is that the toilets are located on the ground floor, with the entrances to them in one of the dining rooms - partitioned off by screens. I imagine that if you were sat in this room - at the end of the table, it might get rather annoying having people file past you all the time.
Overall though; great food, friendly staff and great location. Well worth a visit.
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