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“Simple & Irresistible . . . indeed”

Simple & Irresistible Thai Restaurant
Ranked #96 of 727 Restaurants in North Sydney
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, UK
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Simple & Irresistible . . . indeed”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

We live locally to the restaurant, so have been regular patrons over the last 18 months and have always been impressed. Although seemingly unnecessary at the time, the restaurant has recently undergone a renovation and the menu has also seen a make-over. The results are impressive and we now have a classy Thai-influenced restaurant just a short stroll away.

I would say that this restaurant is now best for groups where you order a variety of dishes to share. The pork belly and honey duck are fantastic. In fact I would agree with a previous reviewer that the only disappointment was in the Pad Thai, which is odd as the Pad Thai they used to prepare was superior to the current version.

They seem to offer breakfast now as well (eggs benedict etc), though I have only visited in the evening.

Helpful staff with attentive service.

The new bi-fold doors really open up the dining area. Love the new, chunky wooden tables. The kids even love the new sort-drink glasses!

The restaurant offers BYO for a charge of $3.50 (if I remember correctly) per person. If you arrive unprepared, there is a (drive-through) bottle shop at the North Sydney Hotel, one block North up Miller Street.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Bellingen, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“New menu is excellent. Superb Service.”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Usually when we dine at this restaurant we do so as a couple. Had an opportunity to meet up with friends. We had seven meals with servings of saffron rice between six so it was a good way to taste various dishes.
All of the meals were outstanding apart from the Pad Thai.
The service was excellent as it usually is. The restaurant has moved into a more upmarket theme of food and decor.
It is BYO and we have noticed that people do come in expecting to purchase wine / beer with their meal and leave when they cannot. Bit of a shame as the food is really good.
Certainly will be returning particularly for the smoked duck entree and the crispy pork main.

  • Visited January 2014
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Newcastle, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The name says it all”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Simply really nice food, great service. Generous serves. Nice decor, the corner street position, with leafy street surrounds and bifold doors give an open and pleasant casual surround. The beef Massaman curry is beautiful tasty aromatic and tender. The chicken cashew had just a hint of chilli but again beautiful and balanced. ( Those wanting a more heated experience might wish to ask for some extra chilli as the dishes are gentle on the chilli score) As others have mentioned - remember BYO. Service was attentive and not intrusive, topping up our ice water and checking our satisfaction. Mains for dinner about $22 each. Overall very enjoyable and good value.

  • Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Simply delicious”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Regular visitors who loved the previous incarnation, the new version will not dissapoint. Stunning renovation expands and brightens the dining area. French theme, the menu more modern thai than traditional. Smoked duck entree just mouthwatering as was the duck main, massaman beef and the best pork belly ever. Suggest you check the dessert cabinet before you order - we couldn't fit them in but they looked amazing. $100 for 3x3 entrees, 3 mains and rice well worth it. BYO only.

Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Lovely local restaurant, definitely worth a try”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We have been long timers of this place & they have recently spent quite a bit to renovate and enhance the dining experience.
I have to say that it has all helped and has not hurt the quality of the food at all.
We were very happy with the overall quality of the food, ambience and service & I would recommend to anyone.
The only thing to be aware of is that they are ONLY A BYO RESTAURANT. They do not have a liquor licence so be warned.

Definitely worth a try for some local Thai food.

Visited January 2014
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