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There's no smoke without fire, and this tiny Thai barbecue joint has been red hot since opening in 2014. It's expanded along the way and now takes bookings for big groups – good news for those who've endured peak-time pavement queues. However, we'd happily stand in line for the classic som tam (green papaya salad) and the killer 'fish sauce wings' (savoury, spicy and addictively succulent) – two mainstays on a "small but creative" menu that never fails to excite. Elsewhere, we've been bowled over by juicy coal-roasted scallops in a sweet, sour and salty nam-yum sauce and the tender beef short-rib rendang – BBQ smokiness marrying perfectly with the richly spiced marinade. Quirky wines, craft beers and live-wire cocktails fuel a "cosy and lively" vibe, with close-packed tables, vinyl beats and welcoming staff in this "den of dark and mysterious delights".
Because this is one of those pesky no-reservations places, lunchtime is the only possible time to go, as the under 30s who form the bulk of this restaurant’s clientele don’t seem to register the possibility of a mid-day meal. So at 12:30 I was the third person in there.A stripped-back sort of place with a big bar which one can sit around, this is a no-frills down and dirty destination. The menu is short and sweet: three starters, two wood grill dishes and a main, with two daily specials...
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Smoking Goat is a newly opened restaurant/dive bar on Soho’s Denmark Street serving up dishes inspired by Thai barbecue & street food. With just 6 items on its short menu (3 snacks and 3 mains), this is much closer to a bar that serves food than to a restaurant which has a bar.They don’t take bookings, so we strolled up on a Friday evening at 8.30pm fully prepared for a wait to get in. Initially, we were told our wait would be 1.5 hours – although this very quickly changed to 1 hour, and in the end we only ended up waiting 15 mins before 3 spots at the bar became available...
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Never judge a book by its cover. Or a restaurant by its name. Judge it by its quality, reviews and the hype; also by what I say too. Smoking Goat on Denmark Street has generated a lot of hype recently and this coupled with the fact that it was around the corner from my office means that i had to go.Sharing is caring and we all were happy to do this as it meant we were able to sample all the delights of the menu. The menu has three starters and three main courses. There were three of us on this trip which seemed ideal. We were in a sharing mood so we ordered the three starters which were the fish sauce wings,...
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The growing trend of no-booking restaurants in London makes me panic. The threat of having to wait 15 minutes – or heaven forbid, longer – in the cold for a table is not something in which anyone delights, especially when the London restaurant scene is burgeoning and there are a hundred other places to try. When my dining companion and I plotted to target Smoking Goat in Soho on Friday we had to come up with a strategy: if we didn’t get a table at x, we would try y, and if not y, then z, and if we couldn’t get z, then we’d have to fall back on our booked failing-all-else standby. Crazy, yes, but these means are...
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Given it’s rave reputation, limited seating and no reservations policy (oh and that it was a Saturday evening), I was surprised when me and my friend managed to bag a seat without even having to wait for a table to be cleared first. Ok, it was early but it was packed and we got the last table! Whoop whoop! We ordered a round of drinks straight away; old fashioned for him, gin fizz for me (recommended). Smoking goat has a minimalist menu so it was easy to choose mains. We went for the chicken wings, aubergine salad, smoked lamb ribs (which came with papaya salad and sticky rice) and the spicy hot calms. Highlights...
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