SquareMeal Review of
Cafe de Thai
A short hop from touristy Portobello Road, this pint-size Thai draws in locals with its straightforward menu & keen prices. Customers are also seduced by views over the huge communal garden out
back, while lavender walls & gilt furniture lend a girly vibe. Starters stray from the Thai canon to include Japanese tempura, Indonesian satays & Chinese dumplings, but mains get things
back on track. Green or red curries are deservedly popular, but it’s worth checking out the house specials such as pla manao (delicately steamed sea bass with a zesty lime sauce). Som tam, a salad
of shredded green papaya & roasted nuts, is the perfect foil to the spiciness of the fish. Despite reports of patchy service, the fixed-price deal (£9 for two courses) guarantees bums on seats.