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|Address:||46 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7EQ|
|Tel:||020 3544 7978|
|Price: £45.00||Wine: £19.00||Champagne: £39.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 6-11pm (Thurs-Sat -11.30pm) Sun 12N-10.30pm|
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Beautiful restaurant, wonderful atmosphere, distinctly average food. The head chef here is British and it shows – particularly when it comes to the preparation of ingreidents. Most of the sauces are pretty good (if erring on the mild side) but the meat is always too thick-cut so the textures are all wrong and the flavours don't reach that perfect balance that Thai food's all about. Nothing tastes authentic: I'd say it's Thai-flavoured European food rather than Thai food. I know I'm in trouble when I don't even get excited about the som tam but there are a few good dishes among the disappointments and most of them are starters: tender seafood satay and a lovely seared tuna salad. Service is pushy and they're always trying to over-sell drinks, which combined with the small portion sizes (the steeply priced rice bowls are tiny) leaves you feeling you've been ripped off. I wish I could swap the kitchens and dining rooms of Mango Tree and nearby Nahm around. Over there, you get fabulous food but almost zero atmosphere, here it's the exact opposite.